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Beck Backs Birch: Conspiracy Theory ‘Makes Sense’

By Casey Sanchez on July 31, 2007 - 2:34 pm, Posted in Intelligence Report, Media Extremism

Growing up, CNN host Glenn Beck thought the extreme-right John Birch Society was “a bunch of nuts.” But on his July 25 Headline News show, Beck told his JBS guest, “You are starting to make more and more sense to me.”

The visitor to the “Glenn Beck” show was Sam Antonio, the 31-year-old Southern California coordinator of the John Birch Society. Antonio said JBS believes a 2005 agreement with Canada and Mexico “has allowed the Mexican government to get a hold on our enforcement of laws here in America.”

200606nasco_home_page_09.jpgAntonio was referring to the SPP, the Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement. The pact, aimed at easing regulatory barriers between the United States, Canada and Mexico, has been seized upon by nativists and far-right groups as a secret conspiracy to eliminate borders and replace the dollar bill with the “Amero,” accepted everywhere from Toronto to Mexico City. No one has done more to promote this bogus conspiracy theory than JBS, which in the bad old days saw communists hiding under every bed — including President Eisenhower, hardly a commie candidate in most minds. ( continue to full post… )

Maryland Minutemen Clash With Demonstrators

By Hatewatch Staff on July 31, 2007 - 9:25 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A protest outside a day-laborer center in Montgomery County yesterday morning drew dozens of demonstrators who clashed over whether county officials should use taxpayer funds to provide services to illegal aliens.

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Save Our State Joins Minutemen Protest

By Hatewatch Staff on July 31, 2007 - 9:23 am, Posted in Uncategorized

With shouts of “God Bless America” and “USA! USA!” about 40 anti-illegal immigration activists lined Laguna Canyon Road Saturday evening to protest against Laguna Beach and Caltrans.

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Minutemen Group Launches Marin County Chapter

By Hatewatch Staff on July 31, 2007 - 9:20 am, Posted in Uncategorized

As a line of protesters chanted “Minutemen, go away,” the anti-illegal-immigration group held its first organizational meeting in Marin on Saturday.

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Minuteman Leader Claims 13,522 Apprehensions

By Hatewatch Staff on July 31, 2007 - 9:17 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The head of the Minutemen movement Wednesday said the U.S. group caught more than 30 illegal aliens this weekend.

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Anti-Semitic Prof’s Teaching Curtailed

By Heidi Beirich on July 30, 2007 - 10:23 am, Posted in Anti-Semitic

Kevin MacDonaldKevin MacDonald, the California State University, Long Beach, psychology professor who wrote an anti-Semitic trilogy explaining why he thinks Jews are bad for white societies, has been removed from instructing certain classes. Gerry Riposa, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, told Hatewatch that MacDonald would no longer be teaching lower-level courses, including a required course for psych majors specializing in child development. MacDonald, at right, received an award and $10,000 for his work on the Jews from The Occidental Quarterly, a white supremacist journal. He was accompanied at the 2004 ceremony by Virginia Abernethy, a self-described “white separatist” and official of the racist Council of Conservative Citizens. ( continue to full post… )

O’Reilly Redux: Lesbian Gangs and the Daily Kos

By David Holthouse on July 27, 2007 - 12:44 pm, Posted in Media Extremism

Since Fox News host Bill O’Reilly refuses to stop comparing the liberal Daily Kos blog to the KKK, Nazis, and former Klan boss David Duke, we feel obligated to clarify for the record that the Daily Kos is NOT one of the 566 U.S.-based hate websites monitored by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.

Not that we expect O’Reilly to correct course anytime soon. It’s been more than a month and the host of “The O’Reilly Factor” has yet to fully retract the absurd “pink pistol-packing” lesbian gangs segment that aired in late June that we helped make infamous with our point-by-point takedown. ( continue to full post… )

Taking on the Klan

By Mark Potok on July 25, 2007 - 2:35 pm, Posted in Hate Groups, Klan, Lawsuits

This morning, the Southern Poverty Law Center followed up an earlier lawsuit against two Klansmen by filing a complaint against their organization, the Imperial Klans of America (IKA), and three additional individuals (full story here). Both legal actions are based on the savage July 2006 beating by several IKA members of a 16-year-old boy at the Meade County Fairgrounds in Brandenburg, Ky. The attackers, one of whom weighed 300 pounds, called their 150-pound victim a “spic” and left him with broken bones and other serious injuries. ( continue to full post… )

Homeless Advocate Morphs Into Leading Black Minuteman

By Hatewatch Staff on July 24, 2007 - 9:53 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Illegal immigration reform is a salient issue in America today. Particularly among the Republicans who consider this issue “a border crisis.” […]

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Illinois Minuteman Project Announces Seminar

By Hatewatch Staff on July 24, 2007 - 9:51 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Dan Prigge, 54, says he personally has felt the effects of illegal immigration, which is one reason why he feels so passionately about doing something to fight it. […]

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