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Hatewatch Headlines 2/27/2018

Militia-style III% percent members schedule weekend rally in Virginia; KKK icon doesn’t want to talk about the Unite the Right rally; the altrRight is targeting vulnerable people, and more.

Fairfax Times: The president and CEO of Lexus Services says the company plans a peaceful counter-protest when militia-style III% members picket the company’s corporate office in Verona, Virginia, on Saturday.

Bloomberg:  Can Twitter Inc. lawfully block racists’ accounts, or is Twitter a “public square?”

Patch: Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican, aligns himself with conspiracy theorists suggesting several Parkland, Florida, student survivors are gun-control actors.

Think Progress: Long-time KKK leader David Duke is asking a judge to quash a subpoena seeking his interactions with the organizers of last August’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Outline: Alt-Right leaders are successfully targeting vulnerable communities, including depressed white men.

Daily Beast:  A Republican state lawmaker changes the rules so, effectively, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and other minority faiths can’t deliver the “chaplain of the day” prayer.

Politico: Russia’s growing HIV crisis is seemingly no match for the Orthodox Church, which preaches faith and family values are the cure-all.

Michigan Live: The Patriot-style organization, Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, will hold a two-day “private conference” at a secret location beginning Sunday in Detroit, featuring Alt-Right personalities Richard Spencer, Kyle Bristow, Matthew Heimbach, and Cameron Padgett.

Washington Post: Students at a rural Pennsylvania elementary school will be relocated on Wednesday as the anti-LGBT World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church holds a “wedding-like” ceremony involving AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

Slate:  Peter Brimlow, the founder of the white nationalist site VDare, says his head is “with racial nationalism” during an interview at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference.


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