After rebranding as the ‘American Identity Movement’, the alt-right and neo-Nazi group formerly known as Identity Evropa has tried to forge a new path for “mainstreaming” racism in conservative politics. While previous chat leaks published by Unicorn Riot exposed Identity Evropa’s membership along with their strategies and tactics, the group has since rebranded and attempted to distance itself from its previous incarnation. However, newly leaked chats, obtained by Unicorn Riot from a source inside the American Identity Movement, reveals the group is carrying on Identity Evropa’s attempts to popularize white nationalism wrapped in a respectable “patriotic” package. [Editorial note: Identity Evropa and the American Identity Movement are proven to be the same group, so at times the groups’ names are used interchangeably. The American Identity Movement is also abbreviated as ‘AmIM’ to avoid confusion with the American Indian Movement (AIM).] Since being kicked off the chat programs Discord and Slack, Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement has switched to using a chat software called MatterMost to host national-level chats among its membership. However, MatterMost doesn’t support voice functionality for large groups, so IE/AmIM still uses temporary Discord servers created and deleted on a weekly basis to hold meetings. MatterMost chats, screenshots of which have been obtained for this report, are used in the process of recruiting and vetting “pledge” members for entry into full membership in the group. IE/AmIM does not allow people of non-white or Jewish descent to join and now requires in-person vetting before full membership is granted.
via unicornriot: Leaked American Identity Movement Chats Show Poorly Hidden Racism