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Hate & Extremism
August 12, 2009

Almost a decade after virtually disappearing from public view, the antigovernment militia movement is surging across the country, fueled by fears of a black man in the White House, the changing demographics of the country, and conspiracy theories increasingly spread by mainstream figures, according to a new SPLC report.

Immigrant Justice
August 03, 2009

A federal judge has warned an Arkansas forestry company that he will rule against it if company representatives continue to intimidate workers interested in joining an SPLC class action lawsuit accusing the company of cheating foreign guestworkers out of pay.

July 22, 2009

Mary Bauer, who has directed the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project since its inception in 2004, has been named as the SPLC's new legal director, effective Aug. 1.

Immigrant Justice
July 20, 2009

Migrant workers who alleged they were forced to work for months without pay and endure squalid living conditions as they repaired apartments in the New Orleans area will finally be paid for their work under a settlement the Southern Poverty Law Center has reached with their employers.

Teaching Tolerance
July 19, 2009

In partnership with HBO and director-producer Paul Saltzman, the Southern Poverty Law Center has created a six-lesson teacher's guide for use with HBO's documentary "Prom Night in Mississippi," which chronicles the social boundaries crossed by students when their high school hosted its first integrated prom.


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