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Hatewatch Headlines 6/19/2017

Fake news helping to fuel rise of hate crimes; Alt-right activists cashing in on rallies; Clarke rescinds acceptance of post DHS never offered; and more.

Newsweek: After Dylann Roof’s rampage, hate crime rates are soaring because of fake news.

Mother Jones: Activists cash in on the rise of the alt-right, as ‘free speech’ rallies and crowdfunding fuel new cottage industry.

Talking Points Memo: Disappointed by Trump, the alt-right seeks a NATO for nativists.

Right Wing Watch: ‘March for Marriage’ draws small crowd, but promises ultimate victory over Obergfell ruling.

Washington Post: Extremist Sheriff David Clarke says he’s rescinding his acceptance of DHS post he was never offered.

Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN): Robert Doggart sentenced to 20 years for planning attack against Muslim community.

ADL: Extreme anti-immigrant groups oppose Massachusetts bill to protect immigrant rights.

Think Progress: Texas governor signs bill allowing providers to deny LGBT youth child-welfare services.

Raw Story: Anti-choice activist and his lawyers could go to prison over smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Political Research Associates: Identity Evropa and the college fraternity of white supremacy.

BuzzFeed: Border Patrol arrests immigrants seeking medical care at encampment during desert heat wave.

AlterNet: A billionaire-backed ‘movement’ is dangerously close to calling for a constitutional convention.

Arkansas Online: University of Arkansas professor resigns post after controversy over cancelling anti-Muslim speaker.

The Stranger (Seattle): Anti-LGBT Bible verse carved outside gay organizer’s South Seattle home.

Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN): White-supremacist ‘Vanguard America’ flyers taped to Rutherford County buildings.

Columbus Dispatch (OH): Columbus school district worker fired after Facebook posts wishing harm to LGBT parade.

Seattle P-I: Prosecutors charge man who made racial threats at gas station with hate crime.

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