Author: Dave Mistich

Seeing Through the Rhetoric of the Alt-Right: Spotting White Supremacist Propaganda in WV

A year ago this week, white supremacist groups descended on Pikeville, Kentucky, aiming to rally “white working families,” where they were met by anti-fascist groups from across Appalachia and elsewhere in the country. After a deadly incident in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, many of these white supremacist groups have fractured […]

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Teacher Walk-Out Will Continue Monday, Union Leaders Say

West Virginia teachers will continue their strike into next week, the latest response to what’s quickly becoming a deepening rift with the governor and Legislature over pay and health benefits. Thousands of teachers and school service workers in all 55 counties will remain off the job Monday, union leaders announced […]

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‘Appalachian Shaming’ on Day 100: The White Supremacist Rally and Counter Protest that No One Wanted here

On President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, a Saturday afternoon standoff in Pikeville, Kentucky between a coalition of white supremacist groups and anti-fascist counter protesters fell short of violence that had local officials on high alert in the days and hours leading up to the event.  Hundreds from each […]

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