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Right Wing Watch: American anti-gay activist Scott Lively proclaims Putin’s rise, saying he will restore Tsarism, defeat ‘Marxist’ USA and ‘global homosexual agenda.
Media Matters: Ted Nugent warns that America will descend into racial war as we come to resemble Nazi Germany under Obama.
AlterNet: Tea Party candidate in Kansas GOP Senate race once posted X-ray images of dead people online for ‘humor’.
Mother Jones: Now it’s Georgia that wants to allow businesses to kick gay people out of diners.
Seattle Times: Anti-Muslim hate messages found scrawled on pages of books left at suburban mosque.
Rapid City Journal: Residents worried that white supremacists may be trying to take over another small North Dakota town.
Media Matters: Transphobic report on Fox News about teen athlete features interview with hate-group leader.
TPM Café: Which kinds of interracial couples spark outrage?
Mother Jones: Guns are for shooting ‘all black people’ and other horrifying quotes from the NFL’s investigation of the Miami Dolphins.
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Citing First Amendment rights, a county in Maryland has given a Ku Klux Klan group permission to meet in a county government building tomorrow night to promote a petition drive to impeach President Obama.
“Barack Hussein Obama is an illegal president,” Richard Preston, imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights, told the Cecil Whig. “He needs to be removed from office. We also want ‘Obamacare’ shut down. It’s against citizens’ rights.”
Raw Story reported that an impeachment petition would be passed around during the meeting.
Al Wein, Cecil County director of administration, insisted that the county had no choice but to allow the group to use the building. ( continue to full post… )
Time Guest Columnist Uses Falsehood from Racist Group to Support Thesis in Article About Oklahoma Killing
John McWhorter, a professor of linguistics at Columbia University and the author of several well-regarded books, often appears on cable television news shows as the black, clear-eyed centrist on issues of race.
But in an essay that appeared on the Time magazine website Thursday about young black men, violence and the senseless killing of a white college baseball player, Christopher Lane, in Oklahoma, McWhorter veered way to the radical racist right. ( continue to full post… )
The new issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today, contains an in-depth look at the decades-long war between white supremacists and “anti-fascists” – highlighted by the bloody battle that erupted last year at suburban Chicago restaurant.
The May 19, 2012, incident in Tinley Park, Ill., involved as many as 18 anti-racists in a fast and furious attack that resulted in five men pleading guilty to armed violence and receiving prison sentences as long as six years. The long history of violence between white supremacists and self-described “anti-fascists” also includes the 1998 murder of two anti-racist skinheads in a neo-Nazi plot. The latest incident has some anti-racists asking how things could have been different. It also underscores the challenge law enforcement faces in preventing such violence.
A 24-year-old Minnesota man with ties to an antigovernment militia group is under arrest for what now appears to be a plot to bomb a local police department.
Buford “Bucky” Rogers, of Montevideo, Minn., only has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, but other federal charges – and possibly other arrests – may be in the works, authorities tell Hatewatch.
Rogers, a self-proclaimed member of the Black Snake Militia, was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on Friday when agents found homemade bombs and firearms at the home of the suspect’s father, Jeffrey Rogers. The father was not arrested. ( continue to full post… )
Camille Marino, a radical animal liberation activist who advocates violence against scientists who use animals in their research, was arrested yesterday at Detroit’s Wayne State University after chaining herself to the school library in defiance of an order banning her from campus.
Marino heads Negotiation is Over (NIO), a Florida-based group that specializes in harassing vivisectionists, publishing on its website names, addresses and other personal information about its targets. “If you spill blood, your blood should be spilled as well,” she wrote in a 2010 message on the site. “We will print your information. And we’ll be at your homes. We’ll be at your work. We’ll be at your country clubs and golf courses. We’ll see you at your manicurist and we’ll be kneeling next to you when you take that next holy communion wafer on Sunday. If I have my way, you’ll be praying to us for mercy.”
The Wayne State ban stems from her attacks on Donal O’Leary, a cardiovascular researcher who obtained a protective order against her after she targeted him in last fall. ( continue to full post… )
Police arrested a suspect today in the racially charged beating of a white man who was left in critical condition after being attacked on his porch by what witnesses said was a group of about 20 African Americans, one of whom reportedly said, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
The suspect, Terry Rawls, 44, has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for assault, burglary, theft and firing a weapon into a building or vehicle, according to the Mobile Press-Register. Police said more arrests are possible.
Local officials appear to be attempting to tamp down speculation that the attack on Matthew Owens was some form of retaliation for the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teen who was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., in February. ( continue to full post… )
OK, time for a survey. First question: How much danger do you think liberty is in right now as a result of President Obama’s policies, actions and agenda for America’s future? ( continue to full post… )