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Minuteman Leader Blames Immigrants For Making Kansas A ‘Cesspool’

By Hatewatch Staff on September 18, 2007 - 6:43 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

llegal immigration is costing American dollars and lives, and Kansans need to do something about it before it gets worse, representatives from several groups opposing unlawful immigration said Thursday night.

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Airshow Rejects Minutemen

By Hatewatch Staff on September 18, 2007 - 6:41 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The Victor Valley Airshow Association told a local Minutemen chapter Wednesday morning that they cannot have a booth at the annual airshow Saturday after an immigrant rights activist threatened to stage a protest.

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Minutemen Plan Counter-protest Convention

By Hatewatch Staff on September 18, 2007 - 6:39 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city’s parks board.

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Men Charged With Hate Crime After Attack On Janitor

By Hatewatch Staff on September 18, 2007 - 6:37 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Right about now three Southern California men probably wish that they’d just gone home after drinking booze at the Angels 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox on August 8. […]

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‘Americans First’ Leader Joins Neo-Nazi Protest

By Susy Buchanan on September 14, 2007 - 2:27 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic, Hate Groups, Nativist Extremist, Neo-Nazi

“J.T.” Ready, a prominent Minuteman Civil Defense Corps volunteer and anti-immigration activist based in Phoenix, has been flitting around the edges of the neo-Nazi movement for more than a year now, quietly creating a profile on the racist social networking website New Saxon and attending a private gathering organized by the neo-Nazi organization National Vanguard.

JT Ready

But when the National Socialist Movement held an anti-immigration rally in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 1, the leader of the Americans First nativist extremist group was making his public debut as a full-blown neo-Nazi. Photographs (above) captured a grinning Ready, clad in a grey business suit, standing side-by-side with NSM members who wore brown-shirt uniforms with swastika armbands. Any doubt that Ready was an open white supremacist, as well as a hard-line nativist, evaporated at that point. ( continue to full post… )

Academic Paper Rebuts Cal State Professor’s Anti-Semitic ‘Scholarship’

By Heidi Beirich on September 12, 2007 - 2:50 pm, Posted in Academic Racism, Anti-Semitic

A new academic paper rebuts the anti-Semitic theories of Professor Kevin MacDonald, a psychology professor at Cal State Long Beach who is widely read in neo-Nazi and white supremacist circles. MacDonald, who also is a member of a white supremacist group, published a trilogy that supposedly “proves” that Jews are genetically driven to destroy Western societies. MacDonald also argues that anti-Semitism, rather than being an irrational hatred for Jews, is a logical reaction to Jewish success. So the Nazis, like many other anti-Semites, were only anti-Semitic because they were countering a genuine Jewish threat to their wellbeing.

The unpublished paper is entitled “Jews Will Be Jews: A Scientific Racialism for the 21st Century,” and is written by David Isadore Lieberman, who has published several items in ABC-Clio’s Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Lieberman presented a shorter version of the paper during a 2005 seminar held at the University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations in England and has now made it available on the web. ( continue to full post… )

Minuteman Mayoral Appointee Refuses To Resign

By Hatewatch Staff on September 11, 2007 - 6:55 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A woman whose presence on the city’s park board has two national groups threatening to pull their conventions from Kansas City unless she steps down says she doesn’t intend to resign.

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Anti-Immigration Forces Warn of Bogus “Reconquista” Plot

By Hatewatch Staff on September 11, 2007 - 6:53 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

[…] Mainstream immigration advocacy groups — as well as academics and experts on nearly all sides of the illegal immigration issue – dismiss “reconquista” notions as rhetorical, not to be taken seriously.

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Minutemen Ranks Swelling In Iowa

By Hatewatch Staff on September 11, 2007 - 6:51 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

J. Michael Haskins stood in the lobby of the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids before Lance Armstrong’s cancer forum for Republican presidential candidates nearly two weeks ago. He held two fliers — a fluorescent yellow Minuteman volunteer registration form and a white news release talking about the plight of veterans.[…]

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Police Union Endorses Save Our State Founder

By Hatewatch Staff on September 11, 2007 - 6:49 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The city’s powerful police union has endorsed a controversial anti-illegal immigration activist for city clerk, shocking city leaders and immediately reconfiguring the city’s political races.

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