2018-10-17: News Headlines

Naomi LaChance (2018-10-17). Five States Where Voters Can Change the Criminal Justice System. truthdig.com On Nov. 6, five states will vote on ballot initiatives which, if passed, will enable their citizens to attain greater accountability from police, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Proposals range from restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, to abolishing slavery as a punishment for a crime, to reducing the punishments for drug possession. Many of these rules have roots in Jim Crow-era structural racism, and voters in these states will have a chance to change the way the criminal justice system works.

DGGK (2018-10-17). American Friendly Fascism: Not So Friendly Anymore. globalresearch.ca "It is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship…Voice or no …

wsws (2018-10-17). Fascistic candidate Bolsonaro widens lead in Brazilian polls. wsws.org The breakdown of the vote leaves no doubt that the elections amounted to a referendum on the 14 years of Workers Party (PT) rule.

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-10-17). Here's Why the Proud Boys Claim of 'Self Defense' When Defending Ring-Wing Violence Is a Total Joke. alternet.org After last Friday's New York brawl, how much responsibility do right-wingers like Gavin McInnes have for the violence? | When far-right groups like the Proud Boys or Patriot Prayer get into street brawls, they have a go-to rationalization: It was self-defense. The argument is that fringe right-wingers are out there peacefully protesting or attending speeches, and that the violence that often seems to erupt afterward is merely a reaction to leftist provocation. "Antifa te. . .

The People United (2018-10-17). The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US. indybay.org The entire nation is organizing against the nation's most racist, criminal, execution facilitating Secretary of State, Brian Kemp of Georgia…

Kali Holloway, Independent Media Institute (2018-10-16). This Pro-Slavery American Monument Stands Out as Particularly Disgusting — and Disproves the Hollow Claims of Confederate Statue Defenders. alternet.org Even amidst a glutted field of racist markers, the Harpers Ferry monument stands out. | The Heyward Shepherd memorial is an overtly pro-slavery monument erected in 1931 in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In recognition of John Brown Day, please check out an article of mine published in the Spirit of Jefferson, adapted below, about the many reasons the marker should come down. A. . .

aclu (2018-10-16). The Spirit of 1968 Lives on Today in Athletes like Colin Kaepernick. aclu.org Tommie Smith and John Carlos staged a stunning protest at the '68 Summer Olympics. Fifty years later, rampant racial discrimination remains. | In 1968, rage over the United States' treatment of Black America was boiling over. It culminated that year in a protest at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City that shocked the world. But perhaps the lid blowing off the kettle shouldn't have been so surprising. | In May of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. admitted that his "dream" of 1963 had "turned into a nightmare." The

INA (2018-10-16). Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts. imemc.org Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. "Israel's Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims," Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu'

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-16). Fox News' Laura Ingraham Echoes 'You Will Not Replace Us' Nazi Chant in Vile Segment Attacking Legal Immigration. alternet.org She's not even trying to hide her rampant racism anymore. | Fox News' Laura Ingraham has given up trying to be subtle — she's embracing all-out Naxi rhetoric in her continuing attacks on immigrants. In a segment of her show "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday night, the host echoed the rhetoric of the whi. . .

RT (2018-10-16). Trapped in information bubbles? Consequences of the media's polarized Trump coverage (VIDEO). rt.com Shrill media reports about Donald Trump's alleged praise of Confederate General Robert E. Lee underscore the president's deep-rooted racism, or America's fake news epidemic — depending on where you get your news from.

wsws (2018-10-16). The Trial and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz—An early Stalinist frame-up on film and the Nuremberg tribunal against the Nazis. wsws.org Sergei Loznitsa's documentary The Trial treats the so-called Industrial Party Trial in the USSR in 1930. The last surviving Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) prosecutor is the subject of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz .

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-15). Hatewatch Headlines 10/16/2018. splcenter.org Security chief leaves to head up anti-Muslim hate group; Patriot Prayer had rooftop weapons before rally; BLM blocked from Georgia polls; and more.

David A. Love (2018-10-15). The GOP's Racist Election Strategy. progressive.org As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism.

Miko Peled (2018-10-15). When National History Includes Genocide, How Should We "Celebrate"? mintpressnews.com The United States either bows its head in shame for celebrating the murderous exploits of Columbus and the settler colonizers that followed him, or continues to glorify him and the world he represents.

wsws (2018-10-15). In Rome, Salvini and Le Pen launch campaign for a neo-fascist Europe. wsws.org Exploiting reactionary austerity policies carried out by social-democratic and pseudo-left parties across Europe, the two neo-fascistic leaders posed as defenders of the peoples of Europe.

wsws (2018-10-15). A quarter-million protest in Berlin against the grand coalition and the return of fascism. wsws.org Nearly 250,000 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin against racism, the far-right Alternative for Germany's witch-hunting of immigrants, and the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government.

Shared by therealnews (2018-10-15). As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism. therealnews.com Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

wsws (2018-10-15). This week in history: October 15-21. wsws.org 25 years ago: Benazir Bhutto begins second term as Pakistan prime ministerAfter two weeks of political maneuvering following Pakistan's general election, Benazir Bhutto of the Pakistan Peoples Party won the endorsement of parliament October 20, 1993 to become the country's prime minister, displacing an interim military government which had replaced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in April. Bhutto's party actually won slightly fewer votes than Sharif's in the October 6 election, but the PPP won more seats in parliament thanks to its dominance in its political base of Sindh province.

David Neiwert (2018-10-14). Patriot Prayer again brings violence to Portland with 'flash march' downtown, rounding out a weekend of far-right violence. splcenter.org Proud Boys again join Joey Gibson's crew of violent extremists to troll city streets in search of leftist opponents — and eventually they find some to beat bloody.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-14). Hatewatch Headlines 10/15/2018. splcenter.org A look at how fascists are radicalized online; Fox misreported NYC Proud Boys incident; Feds still on the job fighting right-wing terrorism; and more.

RT (2018-10-14). Brawl outside NY Proud Boys event leads to arrests, spawns 2 opposite stories. rt.com New York Police have arrested three people for attacking a member of the right-wing Proud Boys and stealing his backpack. Liberals demand the Proud Boys be cuffed too after a video appeared to show them attacking a protester.

RT (2018-10-14). Right-wing Patriot Prayer faces off with anti-fascist protesters in Portland (VIDEOS). rt.com Right-wing Patriot Prayer group's rally for the ouster of the mayor of Portland has been marred by violence, including mass brawls, an activist getting pepper-sprayed, and protesters leaving with bloodied faces.

RT (2018-10-13). 'Lee was a great general': Trump's Civil War remarks spark Twitter row. rt.com Trump has again found himself in a familiar place — in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a "great general," unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant.

splcenter (2018-10-12). SPLC statement on Trump's homage to a Confederate general. splcenter.org Robert E. Lee was a slaveholder who led an armed rebellion against the United States to keep people enslaved.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-11). "How Fascism Works": Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe. democracynow.org In his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them," Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, "What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been." We speak with Jason Stanley in New York.

splcenter (2018-10-11). Four members of Rise Above Movement indicted in Charlottesville, one went to Europe to meet with white supremacist groups before 'Unite the Right'. splcenter.org A member of racist and antisemitic Rise Above Movement (RAM) spent time in Europe meeting with white supremacists there before returning to the United States and taking part in the violent melee at the "Unite the Right" rally.

aclu (2018-10-11). Jury Sends Wisconsin a $780,000 Bill for Denying Health Care to Two Transgender Workers. aclu.org A growing number of courts are ruling that transgender public employees should have access to transition-related health care. | Shannon Andrews just helped bring comprehensive health care coverage to transgender state employees across Wisconsin. Even more reassuring, she proved that average Americans understand that discrimination against transgender people comes with a cost. | Shannon supervises a cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. Like other state employees, she gets health care insurance through the state. But as a transgender woman, Shannon faced state rules that specifically excluded coverag…

RT (2018-10-11). WATCH: Kanye's insane White House solo that left Trump mindblown. rt.com From "alternate universes" and the concept of time to serious arguments about prison slavery, fatherhood and racism, rapper Kanye West owned the Oval Office in a televised monologue that left everyone scratching their heads.

Nick R. Martin (2018-10-10). Judge to neo-Nazi Matt Hale: You might be broke, but you still gotta pay for your failed lawsuit. splcenter.org The top federal judge in Colorado has ordered imprisoned neo-Nazi Matt Hale to cough up more than $5,000 to repay money spent by the government as it successfully fought off his 2014 lawsuit.

splcenter (2018-10-09). On the far right, neo-Nazis, racists hail Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to Supreme Court as open season on women, minority rights in America. splcenter.org To neo-Nazi-in-hiding Andrew Anglin, the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is a milestone, one that he hopes will result in an end to women's rights across the country.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-10-09). Hatewatch Headlines 10/10/2018. splcenter.org Discord a safe space for white supremacists; 'RAM' something like a racist fight club; Security for controversial speakers costs colleges millions; and more.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). Brazil's Eroding Democracy: Rise of Far-Right Demagogue Follows Ouster of Dilma & Jailing of Lula. democracynow.org In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil in a far more decisive victory than expected. The former Army officer has a long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship. He will now face Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in a runoff on October 28. Haddad won 29 percent of the vote Sunday. Many are warning that the future of democracy in Brazil hangs in the balance. We speak with Maria L…

Consortiumnews (2018-10-09). Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil. consortiumnews.com Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium News Nothing less than… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Could Brazil Return to a Dictatorship? Glenn Greenwald on Possible Election of Far-Right Demagogue. democracynow.org Voters in Brazil head to the polls on Sunday in an election that could reshape the political landscape of South America. Polls show the current front-runner is the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship, which lasted from 1964 to 1985. Bolsonaro has a long history of making racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, and has risen in the polls since September 8, when he was stabbed while campaigning. His campaign directly benefited from the jailing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in April, who had been leading in all presidential polls…

Daniel Hosterman (2018-10-01). On the Line: The New Confederate Battlegrounds. progressive.org A common refrain among neo-Confederates is "heritage, not hate" . . .

2018-10-17: Social Media Postees

American Friendly Fascism: Not So Friendly Anymore
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-17
globalresearch.ca/american-friendly-fasc…

Five States Where Voters Can Change the Criminal Justice System
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2018-10-17
On Nov. 6, five states will vote on ballot initiatives which, if passed, will enable their citizens to attain greater accountability from police, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Proposals range from restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, to abolishing slavery as a punishment for a crime, to reducing the punishments for drug possession. Many of these rules have roots in Jim Crow-era structural racism, and voters in these states will have a chance to change the way the criminal justice system works.
truthdig.com/articles/five-states-where-…

Here's Why the Proud Boys Claim of 'Self Defense' When Defending Ring-Wing Violence Is a Total Joke
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-17
After last Friday's New York brawl, how much responsibility do right-wingers like Gavin McInnes have for the violence? | When far-right groups like the Proud Boys or Patriot Prayer get into street brawls, they have a go-to rationalization: It was self-defense. The argument is that fringe right-wingers are out there peacefully protesting or attending speeches, and that the violence that often seems to erupt afterward is merely a reaction to leftist provocation. "Antifa te. . .
alternet.org/heres-why-proud-boys-claim-…

The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US
The People United | indybay.org | 2018-10-17
The entire nation is organizing against the nation's most racist, criminal, execution facilitating Secretary of State, Brian Kemp of Georgia…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/14/1881819…

Fascistic candidate Bolsonaro widens lead in Brazilian polls
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-17
The breakdown of the vote leaves no doubt that the elections amounted to a referendum on the 14 years of Workers Party (PT) rule.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/…

The Spirit of 1968 Lives on Today in Athletes like Colin Kaepernick
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-16
Tommie Smith and John Carlos staged a stunning protest at the '68 Summer Olympics. Fifty years later, rampant racial discrimination remains. | In 1968, rage over the United States' treatment of Black America was boiling over. It culminated that year in a protest at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City that shocked the world. But perhaps the lid blowing off the kettle shouldn't have been so surprising. | In May of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. admitted that his "dream" of 1963 had "turned into a nightmare." The
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-ec…

This Pro-Slavery American Monument Stands Out as Particularly Disgusting — and Disproves the Hollow Claims of Confederate Statue Defenders
Kali Holloway, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-16
Even amidst a glutted field of racist markers, the Harpers Ferry monument stands out. | The Heyward Shepherd memorial is an overtly pro-slavery monument erected in 1931 in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In recognition of John Brown Day, please check out an article of mine published in the Spirit of Jefferson, adapted below, about the many reasons the marker should come down. A. . .
alternet.org/right-wing/heyward-shepherd…

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts
INA | imemc.org | 2018-10-16
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. "Israel's Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims," Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu'…

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts

The Trial and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz–An early Stalinist frame-up on film and the Nuremberg tribunal against the Nazis
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-16
Sergei Loznitsa's documentary The Trial treats the so-called Industrial Party Trial in the USSR in 1930. The last surviving Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) prosecutor is the subject of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz .
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/…

Trapped in information bubbles? Consequences of the media's polarized Trump coverage (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
Shrill media reports about Donald Trump's alleged praise of Confederate General Robert E. Lee underscore the president's deep-rooted racism, or America's fake news epidemic — depending on where you get your news from.
rt.com/usa/441380-polarized-trump-americ…

Fox News' Laura Ingraham Echoes 'You Will Not Replace Us' Nazi Chant in Vile Segment Attacking Legal Immigration
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-16
She's not even trying to hide her rampant racism anymore. | Fox News' Laura Ingraham has given up trying to be subtle — she's embracing all-out Naxi rhetoric in her continuing attacks on immigrants. In a segment of her show "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday night, the host echoed the rhetoric of the whi. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/fox-news-…

Hatewatch Headlines 10/16/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-10-15
Security chief leaves to head up anti-Muslim hate group; Patriot Prayer had rooftop weapons before rally; BLM blocked from Georgia polls; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/16/hatew…

When National History Includes Genocide, How Should We "Celebrate"?
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-15
The United States either bows its head in shame for celebrating the murderous exploits of Columbus and the settler colonizers that followed him, or continues to glorify him and the world he represents. | The post When National History Includes Genocide, How Should We "Celebrate"? appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/columbus-churchill-eiz…

The GOP's Racist Election Strategy
David A. Love | progressive.org | 2018-10-15
As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-gops-raci…

A quarter-million protest in Berlin against the grand coalition and the return of fascism
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
Nearly 250,000 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin against racism, the far-right Alternative for Germany's witch-hunting of immigrants, and the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/…

This week in history: October 15-21
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
25 years ago: Benazir Bhutto begins second term as Pakistan prime ministerAfter two weeks of political maneuvering following Pakistan's general election, Benazir Bhutto of the Pakistan Peoples Party won the endorsement of parliament October 20, 1993 to become the country's prime minister, displacing an interim military government which had replaced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in April. Bhutto's party actually won slightly fewer votes than Sharif's in the October 6 election, but the PPP won more seats in parliament thanks to its dominance in its political base of Sindh province.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/…

In Rome, Salvini and Le Pen launch campaign for a neo-fascist Europe
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-15
Exploiting reactionary austerity policies carried out by social-democratic and pseudo-left parties across Europe, the two neo-fascistic leaders posed as defenders of the peoples of Europe.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/…

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism
Shared by therealnews | therealnews.com | 2018-10-15
Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK | The post As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/as-far-right-mar…

Patriot Prayer again brings violence to Portland with 'flash march' downtown, rounding out a weekend of far-right violence
David Neiwert | splcenter.org | 2018-10-14
Proud Boys again join Joey Gibson's crew of violent extremists to troll city streets in search of leftist opponents — and eventually they find some to beat bloody.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/15/patri…

Hatewatch Headlines 10/15/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-10-14
A look at how fascists are radicalized online; Fox misreported NYC Proud Boys incident; Feds still on the job fighting right-wing terrorism; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/15/hatew…

Right-wing Patriot Prayer faces off with anti-fascist protesters in Portland (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
Right-wing Patriot Prayer group's rally for the ouster of the mayor of Portland has been marred by violence, including mass brawls, an activist getting pepper-sprayed, and protesters leaving with bloodied faces.
rt.com/usa/441202-portland-protest-patri…

Brawl outside NY Proud Boys event leads to arrests, spawns 2 opposite stories
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-14
New York Police have arrested three people for attacking a member of the right-wing Proud Boys and stealing his backpack. Liberals demand the Proud Boys be cuffed too after a video appeared to show them attacking a protester.
rt.com/usa/441196-proud-boys-brawl-antif…

'Lee was a great general': Trump's Civil War remarks spark Twitter row
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Trump has again found himself in a familiar place — in the middle of controversy. The US president called Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a "great general," unleashing a Twitter row over what his comments really meant.
rt.com/usa/441177-trump-robert-e-lee-ral…

SPLC statement on Trump's homage to a Confederate general
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-12
Robert E. Lee was a slaveholder who led an armed rebellion against the United States to keep people enslaved.
splcenter.org/news/2018/10/12/splc-state…

"How Fascism Works": Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-11
In his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them," Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, "What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been." We speak with Jason Stanley in New York.
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/10/11/h…

Jury Sends Wisconsin a $780,000 Bill for Denying Health Care to Two Transgender Workers
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-11
A growing number of courts are ruling that transgender public employees should have access to transition-related health care. | Shannon Andrews just helped bring comprehensive health care coverage to transgender state employees across Wisconsin. Even more reassuring, she proved that average Americans understand that discrimination against transgender people comes with a cost. | Shannon supervises a cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. Like other state employees, she gets health care insurance through the state. But as a transgender woman, Shannon faced state rules that specifically excluded coverag…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/transgender-ri…

Four members of Rise Above Movement indicted in Charlottesville, one went to Europe to meet with white supremacist groups before 'Unite the Right'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-11
A member of racist and antisemitic Rise Above Movement (RAM) spent time in Europe meeting with white supremacists there before returning to the United States and taking part in the violent melee at the "Unite the Right" rally.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/11/four-…

WATCH: Kanye's insane White House solo that left Trump mindblown
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
From "alternate universes" and the concept of time to serious arguments about prison slavery, fatherhood and racism, rapper Kanye West owned the Oval Office in a televised monologue that left everyone scratching their heads.
rt.com/usa/441034-kanye-west-white-house…

Judge to neo-Nazi Matt Hale: You might be broke, but you still gotta pay for your failed lawsuit
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2018-10-10
The top federal judge in Colorado has ordered imprisoned neo-Nazi Matt Hale to cough up more than $5,000 to repay money spent by the government as it successfully fought off his 2014 lawsuit.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/10/judge…

On the far right, neo-Nazis, racists hail Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to Supreme Court as open season on women, minority rights in America
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-09
To neo-Nazi-in-hiding Andrew Anglin, the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is a milestone, one that he hopes will result in an end to women's rights across the country.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/09/far-r…

Brazil's Eroding Democracy: Rise of Far-Right Demagogue Follows Ouster of Dilma & Jailing of Lula
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-09
In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil in a far more decisive victory than expected. The former Army officer has a long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship. He will now face Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in a runoff on October 28. Haddad won 29 percent of the vote Sunday. Many are warning that the future of democracy in Brazil hangs in the balance. We speak with Maria L…
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/10/9/br…

Hatewatch Headlines 10/10/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-10-09
Discord a safe space for white supremacists; 'RAM' something like a racist fight club; Security for controversial speakers costs colleges millions; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/10/hatew…

Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-09
Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium News Nothing less than… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/09/future-of-…

Could Brazil Return to a Dictatorship? Glenn Greenwald on Possible Election of Far-Right Demagogue
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-05
Voters in Brazil head to the polls on Sunday in an election that could reshape the political landscape of South America. Polls show the current front-runner is the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who has openly praised Brazil's military dictatorship, which lasted from 1964 to 1985. Bolsonaro has a long history of making racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, and has risen in the polls since September 8, when he was stabbed while campaigning. His campaign directly benefited from the jailing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in April, who had been leading in all presidential polls…
http://www.democracynow.org/2018/10/5/co…

On the Line: The New Confederate Battlegrounds
Daniel Hosterman | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
A common refrain among neo-Confederates is "heritage, not hate" . . .
progressive.org/magazine/on-the-line_con…