2015 - Summer - In the Crosshairs
When Cliven Bundy took to a stage this April near where armed militiamen a year before backed down agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it seemed that his “Battle of Bunkerville” had truly been won. A year had passed and Bundy was still free, his cattle were still grazing on government lands, and his radical defenders remained unscathed.
The anniversary of Stormfront, the internet's leading hate site, is a moment to weigh its successes, failures and future prospects
This listing carries a selection of hate incidents from the first four months of 2015. Any additional listings can be found on the Intelligence Project’s website.
Muslims have had a hard time in America since 9/11. But in the last few months, it seems clear that things are getting worse
‘Patriots’ in Texas worry that Walmart and FEMA are conspiring to impose martial law. The governor isn’t taking any chances
Twenty years later, the lesson of America's worst-ever domestic terrorist attack is to remember the homegrown threat.
Tracy is a proud black transgender woman, determined since childhood that, no matter the price, she would never pretend to be anything other than “my authentic self — the woman God made.” The price has been high. All things considered, though, she’s been lucky. “None of my crew, the girls I came up with, is still around,” she laments. “My grandmother is 90 and I have more dead friends than she does. A lot of my girlfriends didn’t even make it to 30.”
When two apparent Muslim radicals attacked a Muhammad cartoon contest in a Dallas suburb this May, a national spotlight was focused on the group that hosted the provocative event — the American Freedom Defense Initiative, whose leader is Pamela Geller, the country’s most flamboyant and visible Muslim-basher.
Ever since the killing of Ferguson, Mo., black teen Michael Brown last August, reports of questionable civilian deaths at the hands of police have been in the news.
Thousands descended on Selma, Ala., in early March to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights.
Governors in several states this spring backed away from controversial “Religious Freedom Protection Acts” that would have opened the door to discrimination against LGBT people in public accommodations.
Racists marked the end of an era with the March 5 death of Gordon Lee Baum, founder of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white nationalist hate group that at the height of its power had 15,000 dues-paying members, among them some of Washington’s most powerful politicians.
Same-sex marriage, immigration, globalization and Islam were out, while a picture of a bare-chested Vladimir Putin astride a bear was in, at the paradoxically named International Russian Conservative Forum, a gathering of extreme-right ultranationalist groups from Europe and the U.S. in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Judges overseeing cases involving so-called “sovereign citizens” put up with a lot of guff.
To people who grew up hearing about the triumph of reason and tolerance over ignorance and hate in the American South, the murder of James Craig Anderson sounds like something out of a history book.
He’s the “velvet voice” playing in your head deep into the night. Smooth and articulate, without anger or accent, talk show host Jeff Rense, 69, serves a six-hour smorgasbord of Jewish conspiracies, government-sponsored space alien abduction reports and an odd mix of New Age insights to tens of thousands of Internet insomniacs every weekday night.
One sad day, if the religious right gets its way, California residents will be able to make $4,000 or more by becoming bigoted bathroom bullies, targeting transgender Americans.
Transgender men and women are more and more visible in American society, with trans people now occasionally appearing as popular television characters and activists working to defend their human rights and to combat endemic anti-trans violence. But even as this long-reviled minority is increasingly in the news, many Americans are confused by exactly what being “transgender” means.
A transgender woman calls 911. She’s terrified. Her boyfriend has just beaten her up and he’s still menacing her in their apartment.