Southern Poverty Law Center

John Bolton chaired anti-Muslim think tank

Gatestone advocacy group's content is part of echo chamber that includes Russian media.<p>WASHINGTON — John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, chaired a nonprofit that has promoted misleading and false anti-Muslim news, some of which was amplified by a Russian troll …

Politics

Offensive Rosa Parks cartoon removed from school curriculum (Commentary)

Until this month, students taking Forest Grove High School's online U.S. history course started the lesson on the civil rights movement with a …

Black History

How Alabama could become 'Ground Zero' in renewed battle over Confederate symbols

Two competing narratives of the Civil War and the Southern Reconstruction will intersect once again next week.<p>This time, national attention over the …

Rights & Freedoms

Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking deemed himself a 'sovereign citizen,' part of anti-government group

The suspected gunman on the run after riddling a Tennessee Waffle House with bullets dubbed himself a "sovereign citizen," before being arrested in July 2017 outside the White House.<p>Travis Reinking, 29, used that term — which the FBI has also used to describe a group of anti-government extremists — …

News (U.S.)

Neo-Nazi Rally Draws About Two Dozen People and Upends a Small Georgia City

A neo-Nazi rally outside of Atlanta on Saturday drew only a few participants and did not last very long.<p>But the event still upended Newnan, Ga., a city of about 38,000, for an afternoon as downtown shops closed and counterprotesters gathered. Hasco Craver, the assistant city manager, said more than …

Rights & Freedoms

Allen West: Facebook, Google and Twitter are at war with conservatives online -- it's time to fight back

I live much of my life online. You probably do, too.<p>We pay our bills, reach out to friends and family and express our opinions. That last one is getting people into a lot of trouble -- especially conservatives.<p>Prominent conservatives are being shut down all across the internet. They have videos …

Opinion

Officials like Valerie Huber don't have to ride in private planes to subvert our institutions

Even before they were able to write their religious beliefs into the U.S. Code, these conservative groups agitated against the growing movement for …

Liberal View

NAACP slams Alabama governor's campaign ad about law protecting Confederate monuments

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Alabama chapter of the NAACP is clashing with Gov. Kay Ivey over a campaign ad in which she celebrates the Memorial Preservation Act, a law she signed last May that critics say protects the state's Confederate monuments.<p>The group has denounced the campaign ad, saying Ivey shouldn't be …

U.S. Politics

Tension, arrests at neo-Nazi rally in metro Atlanta

Barricades and fencing are in place around a city park in a small metro Atlanta town preparing for a rally Saturday by a Michigan-based neo-Nazi …

Rights & Freedoms

The drag party Tim Pawlenty never wanted takes over downtown Minneapolis

The keynote speaker at this, their annual dinner was former Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- also the religious group's hoped-for future Gov. Tim Pawlenty.<p>Yes, …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Wear a mask? In Georgia, you could be arrested

Confronted with an angry crowd that threw rocks and smoke bombs, police at Stone Mountain Park Saturday turned to a seldom-used Georgia law making it …

Rights & Freedoms

'Imploding': Lawsuits. Fundraising troubles. Trailer-park brawls. Has the alt-right peaked?

Eight months after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia ended in the death of a counterprotester, the loose collection of disaffected young white men known as the alt-right is in disarray.<p>The problems have been mounting: lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Proud Boy’ Lawyer Wants $100M From Man Who Cost Him His Job

The lawyer for a ‘Western chauvinist’ group is suing a man who cost him a job and is referencing a nasty lawsuit in which the man was accused of …

Rights & Freedoms

The Southern Poverty Law Center is Finally Being Held Accountable

There are two inconvenient truths about the Southern Poverty Law Center. One is obvious. The other less so.<p>The obvious inconvenient truth is that the …

Rights & Freedoms

Christopher Cantwell faces bond hearing next week under shadow of recent intoxication arrest

“Crying Nazi” Christopher Cantwell has a bond hearing on April 24 for charges related to Charlottesville, but a recent arrest in another Virginia …

Rights & Freedoms

Prosecutors Aren’t Just Enforcing the Law — They’re Making It

Prosecutors Aren’t Just Enforcing the Law — They’re Making It<p>Just a few months ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seemed sure that criminal justice …

Baton Rouge

Southern Poverty Law Center Scraps Its Hate List

Poof! It's gone.<p>I wish I could take credit for helping SPLC see the light, but, I suspect, the real reason was that Nawaz recently retained Clare …

Religion

Hire American? Without foreign workers, a Chesco garden business could wither

It should be the busiest time of the year at LeBeau Gardens, a full-service plant and home center in the heart of Chester County.<p>Instead, with too …

Immigration

A Confederate statue. A mostly black college. And simmering small-town resentment.

Will Hinton has brought a half-dozen public art projects to life in his beloved town of Louisburg, with the help of funding and physical labor from …

HBCUs

How the Rwandan genocide and first graders help explain NOPD's culture change | NOLA.com

About a hundred law enforcement leaders from Honolulu, Seattle, Baltimore, Gainesville Fla., and dozens of other American cities gathered at …

New Orleans

Lawyers: Journalist was detained by ICE because of reporting

Lawyers for a journalist who was arrested in Tennessee and then placed in an immigration detention facility said Monday that the government was trying to suppress his reporting and violated his rights of freedom of speech and the press.<p>Attorneys with the Southern Poverty Law Center have asked a …

Immigration

Did American Right-Wing Trolls Radicalize The Quebec Mosque Shooter?

If one ever needed a handy reminder of the disturbing connection between right-wing punditry and the possible radicalization of a troubled mind, look no further than the man who shot and killed six innocent men in a Canadian mosque in January.<p>Last month in Quebec, 28-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette …

Extremism

'People think if you criticize the president, you're not supportive of him': Ohio Matters Episode 14 - Aaron Baer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Evangelical Christians shouldn't be afraid to call balls and strikes when it comes to President Donald Trump and other …

Donald Trump

The Real Case of Collusion

As Mueller’s investigation winds down, evidence is building that the Obama administration colluded to help elect Hillary Clinton.<p>As the likelihood …

Donald Trump

The Waco Raid at 25: Enough With the Fabulist Lies

It’s the anniversary of the Branch Davidian compound raid, that tragic story of fatal overreach by jackbooted government thugs. The story is total …

Crime

Even for an American Private Prison, This Is Barbaric

Conservative principles at work.<p><i>We go to work in the mo'nin/Just a-dawn of day/Just at the settin' of the sun/That's when da work is done/ Ooh, I'm down on old Parchman Farm</i><p>—Bukka White, 1940.<p>The South has not been alone in finding creative new ways to monetize the incarcerated, but it does have a …

Class Action

White nationalist who lied about "training" Parkland shooter just got charged

Jordan Jereb told the whole world that he’d trained the Parkland shooter with his Tallahassee-based white nationalist militia. That was a lie, and he’s now been charged for giving a false report to law enforcement.<p>After a 19-year-old former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Social Justice

White Supremacist Arrested Days After Dodging Murder Charge

Prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to try him for a murder attempt on protesters. Days later, he was arrested in a domestic violence …

Crime

The bloody history of April 20: Mass murders, a ‘fake news’ war and environmental disaster

T.S. Eliot wrote “April is the cruelest month,” and April 20 stands out if you want to zero in on a specific date besieged with bad news.<p>Across American history and beyond, this particular spot on the calendar is blood-soaked, marked by significant catastrophe and upheaval. Some of the negative …

Columbine High School

McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right

What brings someone into the alt-right ecosystem?

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