Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Mord nach Drehbuch,” Jungle World, August 17, 2017 [in German]

I Almost Died in Charlottesville,” Colorlines, August 15, 2017

A Guide to Who’s Coming to the Largest White Nationalist Rally in a Decade,” Political Research Associates, August 10, 2017

The Largest Fascist Rally in Recent Memory Is Expected This Week — Can the Left Unite Against It?,” Truthout, August 8, 2017
[Re-published on Alternet, August 9, 2017]

Islamophobia Is the Glue That Unites Diverse Factions of the Far Right,” Truthout, July 14, 2017

Peas in an Oregon Pod: Right-Wing Paramilitaries & the GOP,” Political Research Associates, July 7, 2017

The Growing Alliance Between Neo-Nazis, Right Wing Paramilitaries and Trumpist Republicans,” Colorlines, June 9, 2017
[translated into German as “Gewalttätige Allianz zwischen Neonazis, rechten Paramilitärs und Trumpanhängern,” AntifaInfoblatt #115, Summer 2017]

Expect More Murders: Why the Radical Right Kills,” Truthout, June 2, 2017
[Re-published on Alternet, June 5, 2017; and as “Expect More Murders in the US,” TeleSUR English, June 5, 2017]

The Left Must Root Out Anti-Semitism In Its Ranks,” Forward, June 1, 2017
[Translated into Portuguese as “A esquerda deve destruir o antissemitismo em suas fileiras,” El Coyote, June 2, 2017]

Die extreme Rechte der USA nach Trumps Wahlsieg,” Antifaschistisches Info Blatt #114, Spring 2017 [in German]

Das weiße Erwachen,” Jungle World, March 16, 2017 [in German]

Oregon Congressman Pushes Bill Exempting Ranchers From Terrorism Law’s Reach,” Truthout, March 6, 2017

The Feminist Transformation in Radical Kurdistan” (Review of Meredith Tax, A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State), Toward Freedom, February 7, 2017

Trump’s Proposed Change Would Give Green Light to White Supremacist Violence,” Truthout, February 3, 2017

Looking for the Left Wing in Rural, Predominantly White Areas,” Colorlines, January 26, 2017

The Changing Face of Anti-Fascism,” Truthout, January 18, 2017

Dark Days Ahead,” Jungle World, November 9, 2016

Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’?: The U.S. Patriot Movement Today,” Public Eye, Fall 2016. Posted separately online, October 31, 2016 [PDF version]

BOOK-LENGTH REPORT: Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement [Spencer Sunshine, with Jessica Campbell & Rural Organizing Project, Political Research Associates, Daniel HoSang, Steven Besa, and Chip Berlet] (Somerville, MA: Political Research Associates & Rural Organizing Project, October 2016)

Standalone sections:
Right Woos Left: When Patriot Movement Groups Try to Recruit Progressive Activists
Coordination: How the Patriot Movement Re-imagines Governmental Ties
Taking on Patriot Movement Talking Points

Unter falscher Flagge,” Jungle World, September 22, 2016 [in German]

Far Right Conspiracy Theorist Christopher Bollyn to Speak at the Brooklyn Commons,” spencersunshine.com, September 5, 2016

How to be a Left Wing Apologist for Antisemitism,” vitam fracta, August 15, 2016.

Trumps Popularität ergibt sich aus der Wut,” Jungle World, August 4, 2016 [Interview; in German]

It’s Time to Ring the Alarm About White Nationalism,” Colorlines, July 19, 2016

“U.S. Patriot Movement,” Der Rechte Rand #161, July/August 2016
[in German; “Trump’s “Second Amendment People”?” is a revised version in English]

Is Your Local Candidate in Bed with the Patriot Movement?,” spencersunshine.com, April 22, 2016

Gunning for Office: Oregon’s Patriot Movement and the May 2016 Primary, Political Research Associates, April 19, 2016

Will the History Books Record How Neo-Nazis Made Eyes at the Bundy Militia?,” Truthout, January 27, 2016

Dispatch from Oregon: Armed White Occupiers Are Enjoying Warm Food, Wi-Fi—and No Violence From Feds,” Colorlines, January 21, 2016

What the Oregon Standoff Is Really About,” Yes! Magazine, January 15, 2016

Interview with Spencer Sunshine on the Oregon Militia Occupation,” It’s Going Down, January 11, 2016

Where the Oregon Militias Came From,” The Progressive, January 7, 2016

Profiles on the Right: Three Percenters,” Political Research Associates, January 5, 2016

I Studied Oregon’s Militia Movement. Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know,” U.S. Uncut, January 3, 2016

Small Town Nazis,” Toward Freedom, September 17, 2015

Patriot Movement Paramilitaries in Oregon,” Rural Organizing Project, July 15, 2015

Punk’s Past Alternate Future,” Souciant, March 9, 2015

Drawing Lines Against Racism and Fascism,” Political Research Associates, March 5, 2015.

Interview with Nervous Gender,” Radical Archives, February 19, 2015.

5 Right-Wing Media Narratives Attacking the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement,” Political Research Associates, December 18, 2014

Attack on NYC Art Gallery Highlights Fascist Organizing in U.S. Immigrant Communities,” Political Research Associates, October 8, 2014

Nazi Skinhead Economics,” Souciant, August 7, 2014

Campus Profile—Alison Weir: If Americans Knew,” Political Research Associates, 2014

Section from Constructing Campus Conflict: Antisemitism and Islamophobia on U.S. College Campuses 2007-2011, Chip Berlet, senior ed.; Debra Cash, managing ed.; Maria Planansky, associate ed. (Somerville, MA: Political Research Associates, 2014), 103–4

Frazier Glenn Miller & the Ongoing Trend of Former-Military Neo-Nazi Murders: Military Veterans and the White Separatist Underground’s Cult of Violence,” Political Research Associates, April 17, 2014

Are the Mekons a Meal?,” Souciant, April 11, 2014

The Right Hand of Occupy Wall Street: From Libertarians to Nazis, the Fact and Fiction of Right-Wing Involvement,” Public Eye, Winter 2014, pages 9-14, 18; online: February 23, 2014

German translation (abridged version): “Die rechte Hand von Occupy Wall Street,” Jungle World, December 11, 2014

20 on the Right in Occupy,” Political Research Associates, February 13, 2014

Confronting the Right Across Generations: Spencer Sunshine Interviews Walter Reeves,” Political Research Associates, December 9, 2013

Fair Trade Music,” Souciant, July 10, 2013

Reprinted in Alan Moore and Alan Smart, eds., Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces (Other Forms / Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, 2015), 322–27

Occupied With Conspiracies? The Occupy Movement, Populist Anti-Elitism, and the Conspiracy Theorists,” Shift, December 11, 2011

Three translations appeared:
Polish: “Obcy na Wall Street,” Bez Dogma #90
Russian:ОККУПАЦИЯ» С КОНСПИРОЛОГАМИ?
Serbian: “Okupirani zaverama? Pokret “Occupy”, populistički antielitizam, i teoretičari zavere,” Kontrapunkt, November 30, 2011

Rebranding Fascism: National-Anarchists,” Public Eye, vol. 23, no. 4, Winter 2008, 1, 12–19

Russian translation: “Новое имя фашизма: национал-анархисты
Also published in Russian as part of a triple-author book: Вирно, Кайндль, Саншайн. ТРИ ТЕКСТА О НОВОМ ФАШИЗМЕ [Virno, Kayndl, Sunshine: Three Texts on the New Fascism] (Free Marxist Publishing House, 2011)].