Spencer Sunshine is creating Counter-Far Right research and analysis
$410
per month
I have been creating research and analysis about the Far Right in the United States for 15 years. It's a hard, dirty, and dangerous job. And I'm asking for your support in order to continue this work.

Most immediately, I need  help to complete an in-depth investigation into neo-Nazi James Mason and his terrorist murder manual Siege. I have spent over a year working on it, including extensive archival work; I've spent all my savings doing this, although the project is not quite finished yet.

Over the course of many years, I written extensively about the U.S. Far Right. This includes the Alt Right and fascists, the Patriot movement and militias, and issues around left-right crossover movements and antisemitism. My work brought me to the armed takeover of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016, where I got to question Ammon Bundy. I was also present in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, at both the counter-demonstration against the Unite the Right rally, as well as being in the crowd during the car attack which killed Heather Heyer and injured abut 30 others.

I conduct research; write analysis, editorials, and counter-organizing how-to guides; give public talks and speak to the media; consult with groups counter-organizing against the Far Right; and help arrange security for events in case Far Right activists show up. I have published dozens of articles for places like The Progressive, The Forward, Truthout, Colorlines, TeleSUR English, Alternet, and Public Eye. I‘ve been cited in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Nation, The Forward, Teen Vogue and L’Humanite. I've appeared on podcasts, radio shows, and videos, including those by MoveOn, Splinter, and Politically Reactive. My writings have been translated into Russian, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese, in addition to my frequent articles for German-language publications. I’ve  given talks across the United States, as well as speaking tours in Germany in 2016 and Canada in 2017. In 2016, I was the lead author of the book-length report Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement. In 2018, I wrote the how-to guide 40 Ways to Fight Nazis: Forty Community-Based Actions You Can Take to Resist White Nationalist Organizing. Almost all of these works are available for free online (see www.spencersunshine.com/publications for links).

I am currently working on three projects. This first, which I am completing now, is a series of articles detailing the history of James Mason and Siege. I am also writing two books: one is a history of the U.S. Nazi movement from the 1920s to the present, and the other is a reception study of Third Position fascism in the U.S.

During this time I’ve been “channed,” flooded with death threats, stalked by antisemites, and struggled through chronic health problems. While some people have helped me, institutional support has been minimal at best, and I have gone in many thousands of dollars of credit card debt to subsidize my work.

Although I have raised a lot of cash for other activists over the years, I  have always hated asking for money for myself. I know there are so many people who need it more than me. But after applying, begging, and pleading for financial support from various projects and institutions, I am appealing directly to those of you who value my work for support. I don't think we can end White Nationalism and antisemitism in our lifetimes, but I know that together, we can do much more than we currently are to help understand, contain, and neutralize it.

Online Links
Tiers
Coffee friends
$2 or more per month

It's like you buy me a coffee every month. I love coffee!


Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
Bar Friends
$5 or more per month

It's like you buy me a drink at the bar every month!

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
Supporter
$10 or more per month

Not just are you keeping me in liquids, you're also keeping me fed & under a roof as I document and explain the various fascist and Far Right political strategies.

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism"
Comrade
$25 or more per month

If there were more comrades like you, fascism would have to run much faster to get away!

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism" 
  • hardcopy of my book-length report "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement"
Silent Partner
$100 or more per month

You are like the love child of my secret sugar momma and my unindicted co-conspirator.

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism" 
  • hardcopy of my book-length report "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement"
  • copies of each of my books as they are published
Goals
$410 of $2,000 per month
when i reach this level in monthly donations, I will focus on writing a book a year for the next several years.
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I have been creating research and analysis about the Far Right in the United States for 15 years. It's a hard, dirty, and dangerous job. And I'm asking for your support in order to continue this work.

Most immediately, I need  help to complete an in-depth investigation into neo-Nazi James Mason and his terrorist murder manual Siege. I have spent over a year working on it, including extensive archival work; I've spent all my savings doing this, although the project is not quite finished yet.

Over the course of many years, I written extensively about the U.S. Far Right. This includes the Alt Right and fascists, the Patriot movement and militias, and issues around left-right crossover movements and antisemitism. My work brought me to the armed takeover of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016, where I got to question Ammon Bundy. I was also present in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, at both the counter-demonstration against the Unite the Right rally, as well as being in the crowd during the car attack which killed Heather Heyer and injured abut 30 others.

I conduct research; write analysis, editorials, and counter-organizing how-to guides; give public talks and speak to the media; consult with groups counter-organizing against the Far Right; and help arrange security for events in case Far Right activists show up. I have published dozens of articles for places like The Progressive, The Forward, Truthout, Colorlines, TeleSUR English, Alternet, and Public Eye. I‘ve been cited in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Nation, The Forward, Teen Vogue and L’Humanite. I've appeared on podcasts, radio shows, and videos, including those by MoveOn, Splinter, and Politically Reactive. My writings have been translated into Russian, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese, in addition to my frequent articles for German-language publications. I’ve  given talks across the United States, as well as speaking tours in Germany in 2016 and Canada in 2017. In 2016, I was the lead author of the book-length report Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement. In 2018, I wrote the how-to guide 40 Ways to Fight Nazis: Forty Community-Based Actions You Can Take to Resist White Nationalist Organizing. Almost all of these works are available for free online (see www.spencersunshine.com/publications for links).

I am currently working on three projects. This first, which I am completing now, is a series of articles detailing the history of James Mason and Siege. I am also writing two books: one is a history of the U.S. Nazi movement from the 1920s to the present, and the other is a reception study of Third Position fascism in the U.S.

During this time I’ve been “channed,” flooded with death threats, stalked by antisemites, and struggled through chronic health problems. While some people have helped me, institutional support has been minimal at best, and I have gone in many thousands of dollars of credit card debt to subsidize my work.

Although I have raised a lot of cash for other activists over the years, I  have always hated asking for money for myself. I know there are so many people who need it more than me. But after applying, begging, and pleading for financial support from various projects and institutions, I am appealing directly to those of you who value my work for support. I don't think we can end White Nationalism and antisemitism in our lifetimes, but I know that together, we can do much more than we currently are to help understand, contain, and neutralize it.

Online Links

Recent posts by Spencer Sunshine

Tiers
Coffee friends
$2 or more per month

It's like you buy me a coffee every month. I love coffee!


Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
Bar Friends
$5 or more per month

It's like you buy me a drink at the bar every month!

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
Supporter
$10 or more per month

Not just are you keeping me in liquids, you're also keeping me fed & under a roof as I document and explain the various fascist and Far Right political strategies.

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism"
Comrade
$25 or more per month

If there were more comrades like you, fascism would have to run much faster to get away!

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism" 
  • hardcopy of my book-length report "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement"
Silent Partner
$100 or more per month

You are like the love child of my secret sugar momma and my unindicted co-conspirator.

Includes

  • monthly Patron-only content
  • print copies of my two pamphlets: "40 Ways to Fight Nazis" and "Drawing Lines Against Racism & Fascism" 
  • hardcopy of my book-length report "Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement"
  • copies of each of my books as they are published