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Human Rights Protesters March Against Crackdown On Day Laborers

By Hatewatch Staff on August 19, 2008 - 1:15 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A group of 50 to 60 protesters demonstrated against an ongoing Border Patrol crackdown on day laborers in Lake Elsinore, Calif. that pro-immigrant activists say is breaking up families and stoking fear in the city’s Latino community.
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Minuteman Project Criticizes Day Labor Shelter Ordinance

By Hatewatch Staff on August 19, 2008 - 1:13 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Minuteman Project leader Marvin Stewart condemned a new L.A. county ordinance requiring big box home improvement stores like Home Depot to provide shelters with bathrooms and water fountains for day laborers.
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Anti-Immigration Voices Dominate Utah Legislature’s Hearing Agenda

By Hatewatch Staff on August 19, 2008 - 1:11 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The agenda for an Aug. 27 hearing in Summit County, Utah held by the state legislature’s Immigration Interim Committee is dominated by anti-immigration activists such as Eli Cawley of the Utah Minuteman Project.
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Herndon Officials Consider Targeting Day Laborers

By Hatewatch Staff on August 19, 2008 - 1:09 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Town officials in Herndon, Va. are weighing a slew of new ordinances, including confiscating illegally parked bicycles, that are designed to make life difficult for immigrant day laborers.
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Corsi Cancels Second ‘Political Cesspool’ Appearance

By David Holthouse on August 18, 2008 - 6:19 pm, Posted in Extremist Propaganda

Right-wing propagandist Jerome Corsi backed out of his scheduled appearance on the white supremacist radio show, “The Political Cesspool,” last night only five minutes before he was supposed to go on, according to the show’s host James Edwards.

Just before 5 p.m. CST, Edwards came on the air following a commercial break to announce that Corsi had just E-mailed to cancel his scheduled hour-long interview due to “travel plans that changed.”

Edwards sounded skeptical of Corsi’s explanation, and with good reason. Last week Corsi was at the center of a media firestorm concerning the multitude of inaccuracies, distortions and outright lies in his new book The Obama Nation, as well his scheduled appearance on last night’s “Cesspool,” which was first reported by Hatewatch on Aug. 13.

That night, during his appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Corsi reiterated his past apologies for a series of bigoted and hateful blog posts he wrote in the years spanning 2001-2004.

But if Corsi was trying to salvage his reputation by not appearing on the “Cesspool” last night, he was probably too late. As Hatewatch also first reported last week, Corsi had previously appeared on the racist, anti-Semitic radio show on July 20. His interview was streamed live on the Internet by the white nationalist website Stormfront, which is run by a former Klan leader. ( continue to full post… )

Bestselling Anti-Obama Fabulist Appears On White Supremacist Radio Show

By Sonia Scherr on August 13, 2008 - 6:14 pm, Posted in Conspiracies, White Supremacist

Myth monger Jerome Corsi is at it again.

The author notorious for his book falsely vilifying 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry has penned an equally spurious attack on this year’s presumed Democratic nominee. The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, released on Aug. 1, has taken less than two weeks to clinch the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. (It’s not that Corsi is any fan of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain; Corsi has accused McCain of being supported by a group with ties to Al Qaeda and vowed that he would not support the Republican candidate.)

While the book’s popularity is beyond dispute, its content is not. The website Media Matters recently documented Corsi’s numerous untrue or misleading allegations.

That his book is rife with inaccuracies hasn’t stopped Corsi from promoting it on dozens of talk shows, where he has peddled additional falsehoods about Obama. On Fox News’ Hannity’s America, for instance, he made the ludicrous claim that Obama supports abortion “after a child’s born.”

Perhaps Corsi’s most telling appearance, however, has been on The Political Cesspool, an overtly racist, anti-Semitic radio show hosted by self-avowed white nationalist James Edwards. Corsi was interviewed on the Cesspool on July 20 and is scheduled to appear again this Sunday, August 17, joining a recent guest roster that has included Christian Identity pastor Pete Peters, Holocaust denier Mark Weber and former Klan boss David Duke.

Along with promoting Corsi’s appearances, Edwards is boasting on his website that the three-hour weekly show will join the Republic Broadcasting Network in September. This conspiracy-minded network, heard via satellite and the web, features talk about a sinister “New World Order” and wild theories about the causes of 9/11. Shows that air on the network include The Piper Report, named after host Michael Collins Piper, who has contributed to the holocaust denial magazine The Barnes Review, and Mark Dankof’s America, which has interviewed Weber, director of the Institute for Historical Review, a leading Holocaust denial group.

Midwest Coalition To Reduce Immigration Endorses Controversial Detentions

By Hatewatch Staff on August 12, 2008 - 11:02 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Anti-immigration groups are applauding a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol strategy of arresting suspected illegal immigrants at O’Hare International Airport while they’re waiting to greet relatives.
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Star Witness Against Border Patrol Agents Sentenced To 114 Months

By Hatewatch Staff on August 12, 2008 - 10:59 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A smuggler who was unlawfully shot in 2005 by Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison for drug running.
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Judge Tosses Minuteman Project Founder’s Defamation Lawsuit

By Hatewatch Staff on August 12, 2008 - 10:56 am, Posted in Uncategorized

An Orange County judge threw out a lawsuit accusing Minuteman Project board members of defaming Jim Gilchrist by questioning his financial management and fundraising practices.
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Anti-Immigration Group Blasts $1.5 Million Donation To Casa De Maryland

By Hatewatch Staff on August 12, 2008 - 10:53 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Brad Botwin, director of Help Save Maryland, harshly criticized the decision of an immigrant advocacy group to accept a $1.5 million donation from Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil company.
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