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Minutemen Demand Apology From School District Officials

By Hatewatch Staff on February 19, 2008 - 12:02 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Members of the immigration-watchdog group the Minutemen descended on the Capistrano Unified School District headquarters Monday to protest an incident that happened on district property in December.

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Nativist Groups Protest Guatemalan Consulate Forum

By Hatewatch Staff on February 19, 2008 - 12:00 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

More than 150 Latino residents in Salt Lake City and about half that many in St. George gathered Saturday to receive help and advice with identification cards, passport problems and other needs.

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Minutemen Protest Outside Winery Visited By Mexican President

By Hatewatch Staff on February 19, 2008 - 11:52 am, Posted in Uncategorized

President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, speaking to an audience of immigrants at a Sonoma winery, said Wednesday that he is troubled by the migration from his country to the United States.

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Court Upholds Fine Against Bible College Owner

By Hatewatch Staff on February 19, 2008 - 11:48 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The Arizona Appeals Court recently affirmed a decision by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to fine a man who rented housing to the Minutemen Civil Defense Project without a permit in 2005.

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Acquitted of Murder, Neo-Nazi Killer Taunts Victim’s Family

By David Holthouse on February 15, 2008 - 10:23 am, Posted in Extremist Crime, Hate Groups, Neo-Nazi, Racist Skinheads, White Supremacist

Even by the twisted standards of the neo-Nazi underworld, Hardy Lloyd is one sick individual. The 30-year-old skinhead, who describes himself as the “doctor of all hate,” was kicked out of the ultra-violent World Church of the Creator in 2003 after he was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital. “I do not believe killing is wrong,” Lloyd wrote in 2004. “Our new religion must be the worship of death and murder.”

Hardy LloydLater that year, Lloyd (right) was arrested for murder after he killed his girlfriend. The victim, 41-year-old Lori Hann, was a divorced legal secretary who met Lloyd through an Internet dating service. Lloyd admitted shooting Hann in the face during an argument over another woman, but claimed that she’d threatened him with a handgun minutes earlier and that he fired in self-defense.

Prosecutors argued that Hann was gunned down in the street while running for help (she’d pulled over her car and gotten out in front of a stranger’s house with Lloyd in the passenger seat), and pointed out that Hann was unarmed when Lloyd shot her (Hann’s handgun was found in her vehicle). Nevertheless, a jury in November 2006 acquitted Lloyd of first-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, finding him guilty only of carrying a firearm without a license.

Narrowly escaping a murder conviction has done nothing to dampen Lloyd’s enthusiasm for celebrating violence, including mass murder, on his “Universal Fascism” website, on which he encourages fascists of all colors to unite and kill Jews. But in recent weeks he’s sunken to a new sadistic low by taunting Hann’s loved ones and bragging about ending her life by posting lyrics to his own sadistic versions of hit pop songs and gangsta rap singles.

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Hate Radio’s ‘Political Cesspool’ To Shut Down

By Heidi Beirich on February 14, 2008 - 1:36 pm, Posted in Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino, Anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Semitic, Media Extremism, Neo-Confederate

Citing his father’s illness and “strain on [his] marriage,” James Edwards (below, right), a prominent white nationalist and host of the hate radio program, “The Political Cesspool,” sent out an E-mail to supporters Wednesday with the James Edwardssubject heading “All Good Things Come To An End.” In it, Edwards announced that he would broadcast his final show on Friday after three years on the air and 865 broadcasts. In a seeming about face, Edwards’ shutdown notice came only 10 weeks after he syndicated the program through Dixie Broadcasting. Dixie Broadcasting is an Internet radio outfit run by Ray McBerry, the chairman of the Georgia chapter of the League of the South, which is a neo-Confederate, white supremacist group. The show was broadcast on the Internet and by WLRM-AM for two hours every weeknight from a studio near Memphis, Tenn., where Edwards grew up and still lives.

Since co-founding “The Political Cesspool” in 2005, Edwards has become a golden boy in white nationalist circles and his show has served as the primary radio nexus of hate in America. Its sponsors included the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) and the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a leading Holocaust denial organization. And its guest roster for 2007 reads like a “Who’s Who” of the radical racist right, including such people as the leader of the CCC, Gordon Lee Baum; Holocaust denier and IHR chief Mark Weber; neo-Nazi activist April Gaede; and anti-Semitic professor Kevin MacDonald. The show’s most frequent celebrity racist guest is former Klan leader and neo-Nazi ideologue David Duke, who has logged three appearances.

Though he won’t be on the radio anymore, Edwards does not intend to give up his role as a self-described “European American activist,” promising his listeners he would continue to serve actively on the CCC’s board. He also thanked many of the extremists who had been on his show as well as several hate groups that sponsored it. “It’s been a thrill of a lifetime,” Edwards gushed, reminding his racist supporters that he hasn’t given up their cause. “Well, similar to the Great White, I’d die if I were not contributing to the survival of our race.”

Catholic University Cancels Anti-Semites’ Lectures

By Heidi Beirich on February 12, 2008 - 2:17 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic, Radical Traditionalist Catholic

A lecture series featuring presentations by two virulently anti-Semitic “radical traditionalist Catholics” was cancelled by The Catholic University of America on Monday after Hatewatch contacted the university to ask about the events. Radical traditionalist Catholics (read a major investigation of this theology here) deny certain Vatican teachings, particularly the Second Vatican Council’s reforms of the 1960s, and most hold anti-Semitic views that are rejected by the Roman Catholic Church. Many radical traditionalists have been excommunicated by the church.

E. Michael JonesE. Michael Jones (right) was scheduled to speak Wednesday at the university’s Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies as part of a lecture series “exploring how to create new communities based on the tradition and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.” The lectures are sponsored by an off-campus, private group called Building Catholic Communities, which describes itself as “an informal confederation of scholars, architects, religious and lay leaders who are hungry to rediscover the rich history and tradition of community life based on Catholic principals [sic].” ( continue to full post… )

Nativist Groups Advance Driver’s License Bill

By Hatewatch Staff on February 11, 2008 - 12:11 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed an amended, stiffer version of a bill to require proof of legal U.S. residence to get an Oregon driver’s license. The bill now goes to the Joint Ways & Means Committee. […]

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San Diego Minutemen Sue California Department of Transportation

By Hatewatch Staff on February 11, 2008 - 12:09 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The San Diego Minutemen sued Caltrans in federal court Monday, alleging discrimination in the transportation department’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program.

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Search For Missing Border Crossers Unites Nativists And ‘Border Angels’

By Hatewatch Staff on February 11, 2008 - 12:07 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

No one knows what became of the man, woman and young girl who supposedly disappeared last week as they tried to cross the border illegally east of Tecate. Authorities were notified that someone had seen their bodies in an abandoned house in the desert.

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