(2018-08-16). "Unite the Right 2" Showed Growth of Anti-Fascism and Police Response. truthout.org August has seen a rash of confrontations as far-right ensembles — from open white nationalists to radical right anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT groups — hit the streets and are met by massive community contingents. The story has evolved from one of opposing street contingents to a mass anti-fascist upswell in cities around the US — a point that has been eclipsed by allegations of massive police overreach on protests meant to halt the rise of the far right. | Last weekend saw far-right activists convene in Washington, DC, on the one-year anniversary of the first "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. An estimated 40 "alt-right" supporters turned out for "Unite the Right 2," and counter-protesters showed up in larger numbers. "Their rally happened, but it was clearly [outnumbered] 300 to 1," said Scott Brown, an organizer with Shut It Down DC, the coalition…
(2018-08-16). It's Difficult for Trans People to Update IDs, But It Can Be Dangerous Not To (Video). truthdig.com A confusing web of state policies determine if and how a trans person can update their IDs. And not doing so can increase the risk of discrimination and violence.
(2018-08-16). "Don't Be Stupid, Be a Smarty": Why Anti-Authoritarian Doctors Are So Rare. counterpunch.org In the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2012, Alessandra Colaianni reports "More than 7% of all German physicians became members of the Nazi SS during World War II, compared with less than 1% of the general population. . . . By 1945, half of all German physicians had joined the Nazi party, 6% before Adolf Hitler gained power." Colaianni points out, "Physicians joined the Nazi party and the killing operations not at gunpoint, not by force, but of their own volition." More
(2018-08-16). Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman: The illogic of racialism. wsws.org Lee's new film takes as its point of departure the infiltration in the late 1970s of the racist Ku Klux Klan by a black police officer, Ron Stallworth, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
(2018-08-16). Watch dad blast white supremacist Charlottesville organizer during live stream with neo-Nazi. rt.com The organizer of last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one person dead, has been humiliated in public as a video emerged of him being scolded by his father over his extremist views.
(2018-08-15). Texas Waitress Quits 'Dream Job' at Hooters After Racist White Family Bullied And Mocked Her. alternet.org "The fact that they made a comment on my race, my skin tone, that really hurt me so bad," Elina Blackstock said. | A Texas woman quit her "dream job" as a Hooters waitress after racial abuse was written on a receipt by a customer, reports the Times Record News. Elina Blackstock, 22, is from Tokyo and was working at the wi. . .
(2018-08-15). 'BlacKkKlansman': Showcasing white women's role in white supremacy. peoplesworld.org Warning: Minor movie spoilers ahead | "We knew that this film was going to have to connect, we did not want it to be a period piece…[given] this crazy guy in the White House." | Those were the words of director Spike Lee on his most recent movie, BlacKkKlansman. It's a film inspired by the true story of a Black police officer who takes the lead on an assignment to infiltrate the United States domestic terrorist organization that is the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s. Movie goers shouldn't be fooled by the time setting of the film, because the themes in the movie, as Lee points out, are relevant to today now more than ever. It is a film that touches on issues such as racism, police corruption, and the power of rebranding hate campaigns to mask bigotry as mainstream…
(2018-08-15). 'Wake Up And Smell the Racism': CNN's Ana Navarro Schools Trump Defender With Exhaustive History Lesson on Trump's Bigotry. alternet.org "I don't know where you have been for the last 40 years. " | CNN political commentator Ana Navarro on Wednesday shot down Donald Trump defender Scott Jennings who claimed the president's attack on Omarosa Manigault-Newman was not racist because he "basically insults anyone who moves. "The pair were discussing Sarah Huckabee Sanders' performance Tuesday during which she claimed Trump was not racist when tweeting that Manigault-Newman, his former aide, is a "dog. ""E. . .
(2018-08-15). "Unite the Right 2" Was a Dud, but Threat of White Nationalism Is Alive and Well. truthout.org It was undeniably satisfying to watch last weekend's "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, DC, fail to gather enough warm fascist bodies to populate a high school football team. Likewise, it was heartwarming to see the thousands of anti-racist counterprotesters who came out to shout that whole shabby scene down. | It was tempting, in the aftermath, to see this latest fascist eruption as some kind of short-lived celestial event, the bright flash of a dying star before it collapses on itself. The truth, unfortunately, is more complicated. The 21st-century white nationalist movement may have failed in its weekend attempt at cohesion and remains fractured, but it is still potent enough to be deadly dangerous. | The fraying of the far right was visible well before "Unite the Right 2" fizzled out on live television. Back in March of this year, Daily…
(2018-08-15). A Coffeehouse Hallucination: The Anti-American Dream Dream. counterpunch.org Dedicated to Cafe Domenico's 16th Anniversary. I thought it idiotic that people fighting for their lives should have separate parties; my attitude was, 'Why can't we drop all this political nonsense and get on with the war? This of course was the correct "anti-Fascist" attitude which had been carefully disseminated by the English newspapers, largely More
(2018-08-15). Headlines for August 15, 2018. democracynow.org Pennsylvania Priests Abused 1,000 Children and Covered Up the Abuse, Christine Hallquist Becomes First Transgender Major-Party Gubernatorial Nominee, In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar Is Poised to Be First Somali American Elected to Congress, Keith Ellison Wins Democratic Primary for Minnesota Attorney General, Jahana Hayes Poised to Be Connecticut's First Black Woman in Congress, Kansas: Jeff Colyer Concedes to Kris Kobach in Republican Primary for Governor, In Sexist & Racist Attack, Trump Calls Omarosa "Crazed" and a "Dog", Italy: 39 Killed in Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Yemen: 13 Reportedly Killed by Airstrikes in Hodei…
(2018-08-15). Greg Conte, a key Richard Spencer ally, walks away from multiple alt-right operations. splcenter.org Racist "alt-right" former golden boy Richard Spencer is continuing to unravel.
(2018-08-15). In Latest Attack on Fair Housing Act, Carson Moves to Gut Anti-Segregation Rule. truthout.org With much of the corporate media's attention focused on Tuesday on President Donald Trump's latest reported racist remarks, the president's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made its latest move away from its core mission of ensuring all Americans of all races have access to fair housing. | https://t.co/ujMnqyWyAW | — Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) August 14, 2018 | HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced late Monday that he was moving to roll back the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH), a 2015 regulation the Obama administration passed to ensure that local governments that receive federal funding combat racial segregation in housing. The rule was introduced with the intent of making sure communities were observing the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which banned housing discrimination based on race. | Under AFFH, well-off communities that accept federal grants have been pushed to introduce…
(2018-08-15). Hatewatch Headlines 8/15/2018. splcenter.org Jones tells followers to ready 'battle rifles'; Neo-Nazis still raising funds via tech firms; White supremacist movement is in disarray; and more.
(2018-08-15). UK: Police take no action over far-right attack on Bookmarks bookstore. wsws.org Despite London being the CCTV capital of the world and the fascist perpetrators gleefully posting videos of their activities on social media, there have been no reports to date of the police detaining, arresting or charging anyone.
(2018-08-14). Police Unions' Opposition to Prison Reform Is About More Than Jobs — It's About Racism. theintercept.com A prison guard union doesn't want incarcerated people to have tablets — and it's about preserving a system of mass incarceration.
(2018-08-14). Right-Wing Reunion in Charlottesville, Portland and DC, Outnumbered by Anti-Racist. therealnews.com A year after Heather Heyer's brutal murder, white nationalist rally in Portland and DC, but they are outnumbered by anti-racist opponents. We speak to Eugene Puryear.
(2018-08-14). Germany: Resisting the Nazis on the shop floor. peoplesworld.org GOERLITZ, Germany—In this town, located right on Saxony's Czech border, the dangers of Germany's current political polarization are laid bare for all to see. Workers in the Goerlitz district have suffered disproportionally from the neoliberal onslaught following the reunification of East and West Germany, with wages at the…
(2018-08-14). The Dangers of Shunning 'Bad' Protesters. thenation.com The narratives that painted Black Lives Matter activists as "violent" have turned into legislation that targets black people, leftists, and other marginalized groups.
(2018-08-14). Hatewatch Headlines 8/14/2018. splcenter.org The futile quest to quantify the alt-right; Tucker claims white supremacy's not a crisis; John Legend takes on unjust Louisiana court rules; and more.
(2018-08-14). Raging and Healing in Charlottesville. progressive.org The twelve months since the violent white supremacist Unite the Right rally have forced a painful reckoning on the liberal college town.
(2018-08-14). What the neo-Nazi debacle in Washington showed. wsws.org After a huge media buildup, less than two dozen white supremacists showed up for Sunday's "rally" outside the White House.
(2018-08-14). Roger Stone posts 'Space Force' image with swastikas to Instagram… to support Trump. rt.com In an apparent effort to show support for President Donald Trump's 'Space Force' project, former adviser Roger Stone posted a photoshopped image of himself and other US officials posing in spacesuits adorned with Nazi symbols. |
(2018-08-14). 'All punches are not equal' — CNN's Cuomo stops short of defending Antifa violence. rt.com After Sunday's poorly attended 'Unite the Right 2' white nationalist rally, CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that violence perpetrated by Antifa, while wrong in the eyes of the law, was morally superior to the violence of "hate."
(2018-08-13). The Distemper of White Spite. counterpunch.org While the snarling rabid minions of the mobilized alt-right seek to cloak themselves in the mantle of "free speech," their provocative marches are, instead, the most extreme recrudescence of a white nationalist distemper. Emboldened by the white supremacist Trump Administration and the constant racist tweeting of its ersatz Fàºhrer, other "aggrieved" whites look to the More
(2018-08-13). The Racist Right Retreats Behind Police Lines. thenation.com The Racist Right Retreats Behind Police Lines appeared first on The Nation.
(2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill With Over $21 Billion For Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uighurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela To Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto…
(2018-08-13). A White Supremacist Rally With Hardly Any White Supremacists. progressive.org The 'Unite the Right 2' rally was a flop thanks to overwhelming, well-organized opposition.
(2018-08-13). 'Fascist pieces of sh*t!' Antifa attack police during white supremacist rally in DC (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Radical counter-protesters assaulted and abused police, who were trying to stop them clashing with a white supremacist rally in Washington, DC. Furious Antifa members called officers "fascists" and "members of the KKK." |
(2018-08-12). Heather Heyer's mom, Susan Bro, stands strong on the anniversary of her daughter's death. splcenter.org Susan Bro has not been silent since a car driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer plowed down her daughter one year ago.
(2018-08-12). White supremacists and their opponents stage protests in Washington (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Crowds of anti-nationalist protesters have gathered to protest the Unite the Right rally one year after the Charlottesville clashes. The police presence has been increased to avoid clashes in the center of the US capital.
(2018-08-11). Here we go again! US lawmaker says he was told Moscow played role in Charlottesville riots. rt.com A lot has happened on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots. Donald Trump has said he condemns racism, his critics have criticized him and, true to form, someone in Washington found a way to blame the Russians.
(2018-08-11). 'She's a lowlife!' Trump explodes over former aide Omarosa's claims of his 'racist' rants. rt.com President Trump has called his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a "lowlife," after the former contestant on the Apprentice reality tv show, in her upcoming memoir, accused the US leader of being racist. |
(2018-08-11). On anniversary of Charlottesville clashes, Trump condemns racism, says he 'fights for' minorities. rt.com The US President has spoken out against racism and violence ahead of a fresh Unite the Right rally on Sunday, and has trumpeted his own achievements that he says have benefitted African-Americans and Hispanics.
(2018-08-10). This Is Not a Time for Civility. thenation.com White-nationalist rallies are calls for genocide, and must be treated as such.
(2018-08-10). Headlines for August 10, 2018. democracynow.org Puerto Rican Government Admits At Least 1,427 People Died After Hurricane Maria, Judge Threatens to Hold Sessions in Contempt of Court over Asylum Seekers' Deportation, Trump Admin Has Still Not Reunited 559 Separated Children with Their Parents, Trump Travel Ban Preventing Iranian Woman from Seeking Life-Saving Treatment in U.S., Melania Trump's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Through Process Trump Wants to Eliminate, Fox's Laura Ingraham Faces Backlash After Going on Racist Tirade, Pence Calls for Military Space Force to Maintain "American Supremacy" in Outer Space, New Details Emerge About U.S.-Backed Bombing of…
(2018-08-09). SPLC responds to attorney general's defense of anti-LGBT hate group, attack on SPLC. splcenter.org During his campaign, President Trump promised to be "a real friend" to the LGBT community. Yet, yesterday, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, lauded the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a group that vilifies the LGBT community and promotes discrimination against it in the name of religion.
(2018-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2018. democracynow.org Saudi-Led Airstrike in Yemen Hits Bus Carrying Children, Killing Dozens, U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills a Dozen Afghan Soldiers "By Mistake", Israeli Airstrikes Kill Three in Gaza, Including Mother and Her Toddler, In Colombia, Nikki Haley Escalates Anti-Venezuela Rhetoric, U.S. to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, Senate Committee Asks Julian Assange to Testify About Russian Meddling in Election, Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies, Longtime DRC Leader Joseph Kabila Will Not Run for Re-election, Argentine Senate Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion, NY C…
(2018-08-07). Mother of Heather Heyer, Killed 1 Year Ago: Everyone Needs to Pick Up the Baton & Stand Against Hate. democracynow.org It has been nearly a year since anti-racist activist Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacist James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Charger into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. As white supremacists plan to mark the first anniversary of Charlottesville by holding another "Unite the Right" rally in Washington, D.C., we speak with Heyer's mother Susan Bro about Heather Heyer's legacy and what activists can do to combat racism.
(2018-08-07). New Charlottesville Doc Exposes Neo-Nazi Leaders & Their Ties to U.S. Military & Weapons Contractors. democracynow.org When hundreds of white supremacists arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a deadly "Unite the Right" protest last August, local authorities were unprepared for the violence that terrorized the city, largely standing back during bloody encounters between white supremacists and counterprotesters. One year later, we speak with investigative reporter A.C. Thompson on his work to track down and identify white supremacists from Charlottesville and other extremist rallies across the country. His investigation, "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville," premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on PBS.
(2018-08-07). Documenting Hate: New Doc Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy that Exploded in Charlottesville. democracynow.org This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. It became the biggest and deadliest white supremacist rally in the United States in decades. We look back at the deadly rally in Charlottesville with a new documentary by Frontline PBS and ProPublica titled "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville." We speak with A.C. Thompson, the reporter who produced the investigation, which premieres tonight on PBS.
(2018-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2018. democracynow.org Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt by Drone, Trump Tweet Reveals He Lied Last Year About Son's 2016 Meeting with Russian Lawyer, Mendocino Complex Fire Now Fourth Largest in California History, Indonesia: 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Kills 91, Death Toll Expected to Rise, Zimbabwe: Crackdown Against Opposition Activists Continues After Elections, South Sudan President & Rebel Leader Reach Peace Deal, Israeli Military Kills 2 Palestinian Protesters at Latest Gaza Demonstrations, In Racist Attacks, Trump Insults LeBron James, Don Lemon & Maxine Waters, Randy Moss Honors Victims…
(2018-08-05). Why LeBron James Must Not Shut Up. progressive.org Over the last six years, LeBron has carved out a legacy for himself as someone unafraid to use his platform to speak out about racism and police violence.
(2018-08-03). Infiltrate Hate: Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" progressive.org The movie is Lee's best and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well.
(2018-07-10). Ukraine Attacks Journalists Who Reported Israeli Weapons Flow to Its Neo-Nazi Militia. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine's embassy in Israel attacked Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal by name, along with The Real News and Electronic Intifada, spreading…