Why Lawsuits Are Not Enough to Stop the Far Right

Rise Up Times

If these lawsuits are paired with real grassroots community engagement, and organizing solutions are also prioritized, then the win that comes in the legal setting can help launch community groups that can continue organizing for years afterward.   

By Shane Burley Truthout | News Analysis  December 7, 2017   

Richard Spencer holds a press conference, October 19, 2017, at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)Richard Spencer holds a press conference, October 19, 2017, at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)   

The sleepy holiday town of Whitefish, Montana, had been Richard Spencer’s part-time home for years, though he rarely wanted to talk about it. Spencer, the founder of the “alt-right” movement, had been living there off and on since taking over the National Policy Institute in 2010, staying close to his parents and the private ski resort he frequented. As his profile rose, so did attention from a local affiliate of the…

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