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Hatewatch Headlines 7/3/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on July 3, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Yahoo News: How CofCC’s Earl Holt tapped into a Jewish family fortune to finance his white-supremacist organization.

Politico: A majority of Americans believe the Confederate flag is a symbol of regional pride, not racism.

Alabama News: NASCAR seeks to ban Confederate flags on cars racing in their events.

Raw Story: Militia goons mock combat veterans for displaying ‘faggoty ass yard signs’ seeking fireworks courtesy.

Right Wing Watch: Michael Savage warns that gays want to throw pastors in jail first, then into the Coliseum.

Associated Press: Montana man inspired by Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling applies for a polygamous second license.

The Daily Beast: Cleveland police officer comes under fire from Islamic groups for series of anti-Muslim tweets.

Reuters: Idaho refugee center is targeted by right-wing campaign to shutter operation over fears about ISIS extremists.

Washington Post: Why do people persist in believing long-debunked myths about the Confederacy?


Hatewatch Headlines 7-2-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on July 2, 2015 - 9:39 am

Al Jazeera America: Department of Homeland Security colluding with anti-immigrant groups.

Think Progress: Why ‘unconnected’ church burnings may still be acts of racist terror.

WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL): Parks board votes to remove Confederate monument from Birmingham park.

Raw Story: Alabama court staffer references Nazis, kangaroos and more in plea to governor to resist ‘homosexual sodomy.’

Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, TN): Man charged with attempting to commit act of terrorism after dispute reveals he owned homemade bombs.

Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD): Ethics board warns Michael Peroutka not to use his title as county councilman to promote extremist institute.

Media Matters: Associated Press omits controversy over racial remarks in reporting on meeting between Cliven Bundy and Rand Paul.

Right Wing Watch: Houston radio host Sam Malone says LGBT activists are just like terrorists.

Hatewatch Headlines 7-1-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on July 1, 2015 - 9:14 am

The Hill: Rep. Peter King, chair of Homeland Security Committee, says white-supremacist threat is overstated.

New York Times: No evidence yet of hate crimes in string of fires at black Southern churches.

Associated Press: Brawl breaks out in front of South Carolina statehouse between Confederate flag protesters, supporters.

New Civil Rights Movement: Anti-LGBT hate crimes reportedly rising in wake of Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling.

Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): Law enforcement finding ‘lone wolf’ type of attacks are increasingly tough to prevent.

Salon: Confessions of a recovering racist, who somehow was taught hate as a gift of love.

Raw Story: Pastors call for stonings, warn of God’s wrathful judgment in wake of marriage-equality ruling.

Mother Jones: The rise of violent right-wing extremism, explained.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/30/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 30, 2015 - 10:18 am

The Daily Beast: How 4chan’s trolling culture helped give birth to the racist and neo-fascist sites where Dylann Roof lurked.

The Guardian (U.K.): A look at how white supremacists have infiltrated the U.S. military, and why that spells serious trouble.

Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.): Ku Klux Klan plans to hold rally in defense of Confederate flag at South Carolina statehouse.

Salon: They’re still fighting the Civil War – and they’re still lying about the Confederate flag.

Talking Points Memo: FBI investigating string of arsons of black churches in the South in the wake of the Charleston shootings.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Supreme Court appears to try circumventing high court’s gay-marriage ruling by ordering judges cease issuing licenses.

Associated Press: Sen. Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy during Nevada campaign stop.

Raw Story: Bystanders laugh as parade of vehicles bearing Confederate flags in Georgia town ends in traffic wreck.

Media Matters: CNN demonstrates how not to interview an anti-LGBT hate group about marriage equality.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/29/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 29, 2015 - 7:39 am

Think Progress: After Charleston, black churches across the South are targeted by arsonists.

Right Wing Watch: The religious right reacts with predictable hysteria to the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Guardian (U.K.): PayPal appears to suspend donations to Council of Conservative Citizens in wake of ‘Dylann Roof manifesto.’

Raw Story: Missouri store owner who claimed Confederate flag is not about hate turns out to have longstanding ties to the KKK.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Interior chief Sally Jewell promises that Cliven Bundy will be held accountable for standoff.

Talking Points Memo: How the South lost the Civil War but won the narrative.

Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court tosses out tougher sentencing for Minnesota white supremacist in weapons-possession case.

NPR: Former FBI agent discusses how the FBI tracks white supremacists and domestic extremists.

New York Post: Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims surge dramatically in New York City.

Freakout Nation: NASCAR’s most popular driver says it’s time to get rid of the Confederate flags.

Salon: Dylann Roof is the new face of the distinctly modern threat of white nationalism.

Hatewatch Headlines, 6-25-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 25, 2015 - 9:03 am

SPLC on Medium: Are racists using the Internet to indoctrinate killers or are they instructing them?

New York Times: Homegrown terrorists tied to deadlier toll than Jihadists in the U.S. since 9/11.

Salon: Scholar of Christian Identity warns that lone-wolf killings like Dylann Roof’s rampage are part of a larger scheme.

Slate: How hate groups have used the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black men to grow their ranks.

NPR: Narrative change makes white supremacy groups more dangerous, SPLC’s Richard Cohen says.

Right Wing Watch: The religious right’s deep connections to the Council of Conservative Citizens.

Media Matters: NRA radio regular says it would have been OK for Charleston victims’ families to retaliate against perpetrator’s family.

Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS): Ku Klux Klan group postpones planned summer rally in Jones County because of election season.

Raw Story: Fired racist Alabama cop tries to cash in with support from neo-Confederates at the League of the South.



Hatewatch Headlines, 6-24-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 24, 2015 - 8:50 am

Newsweek: Anti-government activists are illegally mining for gold in a protected Idaho river to protest EPA ‘tyrants.’

Politico: Vladimir Putin’s Russian cabal plotted with right-wing American extremists to get Texas to secede.

New York Times: Council of Conservative Citizens promotes white supremacy along with Republican ties.

Talking Points Memo: FBI director says he wouldn’t classify Charleston shootings ‘terrorism,’ but DOJ attorneys appear to differ.

Esquire: What was deeply wrong with the gun-violence segment on Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press’, and why heads should roll.

Crooks and Liars: Texas man bolts six-foot Confederate flag on wall across from courthouse, refuses to take it down.

Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): It’s time to hold Cliven Bundy and his lawbreaking backers accountable.

Organic Student Ministry: Heritage, hate, and the juvenilization of free speech.

Hatewatch Headlines, 6-23-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 23, 2015 - 9:12 am

USA Today: Walmart announces it will no longer sell items with Confederate flags on them.

Talking Points Memo: Experts say that attacks like the Charleston massacre worry cops more than Islamic extremism.

The Daily Beast: Onetime radio personality the ‘Southern Avenger’ now says he was wrong about the Confederate flag.

Salon: One insane Fox News segment illustrates how far conservatives will go to downplay the existence of racism.

Media Matters: CNN analyst destroys League of South leader’s assertion that removing Confederate flag is ‘cultural genocide.’ Alabama KKK leader denounces Charleston shooting: ‘Violence is not the answer.’ Utah baseball team cancels ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’ after fans complain.

O.C. Weekly (CA): KKK fliers found in downtown Fullerton, but with ‘California’ misspelled.

Hatewatch Headlines, 6-22-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 22, 2015 - 8:13 am

New York Times: Republicans tread carefully in criticism of Confederate flag in wake of Charleston massacre.

Salon: Why it’s important that we discuss Dylann Roof’s rampage as an act of domestic terrorism.

Think Progress: Our media and official focus on Islamists as a source of terrorism leaves the radical right overlooked.

Right Wing Watch: Alex Jones warns that the Charleston massacre is a government plot to start a race war and round up conservatives.

Huffington Post: White supremacists worried that Charleston shootings make them look bad.

Deep South Daily: Many Mississippi politicians connected to hate group that radicalized Dylann Roof.

Media Matters: Fox News’ Steve Doocy finds it extraordinary that the Charleston shootings are considered a hate crime.

Diversity Inc: What to do when your white neighbor begins displaying hate symbols.

WAVY-TV (Chesapeake, VA): Chesapeake church sign linking equal rights to Satan causes controversy.

KRDO-TV (Pueblo, CO): Anti-Islam barbecue puts Colorado sheriff’s office on alert.

Raw Story: Black Arizona churches reject Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigrant-profiling posses.

Hatewatch Headlines, 6-19-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on June 19, 2015 - 9:03 am

Post-Courier: Charleston, South Carolina, shooting suspect to face 9 murder charges; Roof wanted to start race war, reports say

Media Matters: NRA Board member blames murdered reverend for death of his congregants in Charleston church mass shooting

ThinkProgress: Focus on Islamic extremism leaves radical right overlooked

Talking Points Memo: Inside the mind of Donald Trump, our conspiracy-theorist-in-chief.

Joe.My.God.: Southern Baptists issue call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage

Nanaimo (B.C.) Daily News: ‘Go away’ graffiti directed at Asian immigrants shows up at bus stops, investigated as hate crime.

Right Wing Watch: Michigan lawmaker wants school officials to be held criminally liable for teaching students about homosexuality.

Tulsa World: Murder trial begins in Tulsa  for alleged Universal Aryan Brotherhood members.

Think Progress: Girl Scouts speak out against animal abuse at Baltimore meeting, are showered with racial abuse.

Salon: White woman involved in McKinney swimming-pool incident denies using racial slurs.

Raw Story: Neo-Nazis from National Socialist Movement try to convince Florida residents they’re political moderates.