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Tess Owen


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Past articles by Tess:

The Boogaloo Bois Are Plotting a Bloody Comeback: ‘We Will Go to War’

Dozens of arrests fueled speculation that the Hawaiian shirt-wearing, gun-loving anti-government group was done for. But it seems they’d merely gone underground and appear to be angrier than ever. → Read More

George Floyd Protesters Who Were Brutally ‘Kettled’ by NYPD Getting $21K Each

A 99-page Human Rights Watch report said the NYPD's actions amounted to "serious violations of international human rights law.” → Read More

The Christian Right Is Having a Meltdown Over the ‘Satanic’ Grammys

The Christian Right is in a tailspin after the Grammy Awards because Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ fiery performance and Pfizer’s sponsorship. → Read More

Neo-Nazi Couple Arrested for Alleged Plot to Attack Power Grid and ‘Destroy Whole City’

Brandon Russell, leader of neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, and his prison-girlfriend allegedly plotted to attack five Baltimore-area energy stations. → Read More

Kanye Paid These Far-Right Trolls Thousands to Work on His Presidential Campaign

Far-right trolls Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopolous have made tens of thousands of dollars working for Kanye’s apparent presidential campaign. → Read More

Kanye Is Now a White Nationalist Meme to Recruit College Kids

White nationalist Nick Fuentes and his army of "groypers" have turned Kanye into a meme—even though the disgraced rapper has gone back to celeb life. → Read More

Instagram Has a White Nationalist ‘Groyper’ Problem

“Groypers,” followers of white nationalist livestreamer Nicholas Fuentes, are all over Instagram, some with thousands of followers. → Read More

The Proud Boys’ Group Chat Is Haunting Their Jan. 6 Trial

Top-ranking Proud Boys used an exclusive Telegram chat to allegedly plan and brag about the riot on Jan. 6. → Read More

Far-Right Internet Troll Baked Alaska Who Livestreamed Jan. 6 Is Going to Jail

Baked Alaska, or Anthime Gionet, was seen trespassing into two senators’ offices on Jan. 6, 2021, and filmed himself using one of their phones. → Read More

American Politicians Are Facing More Gun Threats

Gun threats against lawmakers rose between January 2021 and October 2022, according to data from Giffords Law Center shared exclusively with VICE News. → Read More

The Proud Boys Are on Trial for Jan. 6. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Five Proud Boys are facing up to 20 years in prison on seditious conspiracy charges for their roles in planning the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More

Proud Boys Leader Told Jan. 6 Investigators Oath Keepers Dropped His Name for Clout

Recently revealed testimony from the January 6 riot investigation showed leadership from the two extremist groups attempting to downplay their connections. → Read More

Proud Boys Abruptly Shifted Focus to Anti-LGBTQ Action in 2022

VICE News tracked Proud Boy activity over the year, showing the far-right street fighting gang's change in tactics as the GOP pushed a new culture war. → Read More

The Far Right Is Dumping Marjorie Taylor Greene

Ever since Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene disavowed white nationalist livestreamer Nick Fuentes, the far-right has viciously turned on her. → Read More

The Far-Right Attacked Drag Events in 4 States This Weekend

Protests against drag events have been an almost weekly occurrence this year. This weekend was no different. → Read More

From Charlottesville to Mar-a-Lago: Nick Fuentes’ White Nationalist Journey

Despite his rhetoric growing increasingly vile over the years, the white nationalist has only moved closer to conservative political power. → Read More

4 Idaho Students Were Killed and Police Say They Have No Idea What Happened

The victims were all stabbed to death inside their apartment after a night of partying. The victims' families say the lack of information from police is fueling rumors about what happened. → Read More

University of Virginia Mass Shooting Suspect Is Now in Custody

University of Virginia student and former football player Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr., 22, has been apprehended and is in police custody. → Read More

Votes Are Still Being Counted in Arizona and the GOP Is Already Crying Foul Play

MAGA world is getting awfully worked up about a stolen election despite many, many votes yet to be counted. → Read More

Meet the ‘Black Robe Regiment’ of Extremist Pastors Spreading Christian Nationalism

“There is a very serious spiritual battle we have and we don't have any problem with saying we are fighting things we can't see.” → Read More