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Oath Keepers president Stewart Rhodes has thrown his weight behind a conspiracy theorist who’s been nicknamed “Screwy Louie” by other members of the militia movement and who's made allegations that are too wild even for the king of conspiracy theories, Alex Jones.
On May 31, the Huffington Post published a story exposing Twitter user @AmyMek, an ardent Trump supporter and prolific anti-Muslim troll. Behind the account is a woman named Amy Mekelburg, who lives in New York City.
Anti-LGBT, anti-Islam, anti-immigrant rhetoric featured alongside racist dog-whistles and Trump cabinet officials at WCS 2018
The ostensible headliners of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on June 8 and 9 were embattled Trump cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions (still under fire from the president for not recusing himself from the Russia investigation) and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt (under fire from everyone but the president for having government aides and his Secret Service detail run embarrassing personal errands for him).
Sessions ‘trivializing domestic violence’; ‘They could hear their children screaming’; Citizenship agency targets immigrants as suspects; and more.
SPLC statement on Sessions' order to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence
Today’s cruel and heartless decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – ordering immigration authorities to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence in their home countries – strikes at the heart of longstanding protections guaranteed to asylum seekers, and will condemn tens of thousands of men, women and children to death.
The unvarnished violence of one the nation’s largest white supremacy gangs was illustrated once again during the recent torture-murder trial of a ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
In Romania, Alliance Defending Freedom works with allies tied to far-right Christian nationalism and white supremacy
On Tuesday, June 5, the day after the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) celebrated a narrow victory in the U.S. Supreme Court representing a baker who refused service to a gay couple, ADF’s international arm took to Twitter to denounce a landmark decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-LGBT organizations. Organizations listed as anti-LGBT hate groups are designated with an asterisk.
The titular head of a fictitious government has issued an “international arrest warrant” for a self-proclaimed judge who’s an influential guru in the anti-government extremist sovereign citizen movement.
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.
Pastor defends white nationalist parishioner James Edwards amid racial divisions within the Southern Baptist Convention
James Edwards, host of “The Political Cesspool,” a white nationalist AM radio broadcast, is the latest source of controversy over racism the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is facing.
Protest over jailed anti-Muslim 'Identitarian' activist begins with speeches, but becomes a melee in the heart of the British capital.
Racial profiling in immigration goes unchecked; Father separated from family kills self; Tucson ‘pedophilia’ claims unfounded, but catch fire; and more.
Supreme Court's narrow ruling in lawsuit brought by anti-LGBT hate group could have long-term repercussions
Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was decided on narrow grounds, but it could have implications for the legal rights of LGBT people, opening the door to bad-faith interpretations.
Far-right provocateurs Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone met with Russian ultranationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin
On Wednesday, June 6, far-right Canadian YouTube personality Lauren Southern tweeted an image showing that she and far-right American YouTuber Brittany Pettibone had met with the influential ultranationalist Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin.
We’ve seen the monuments to Jefferson Davis. We’ve seen the ones to Robert E. Lee. But why is there a monument to a Confederate captain executed for war crimes?
The following is a list of activities and events linked to American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups and personalities in Europe. Organizations listed as hate groups are designated with an asterisk.
White supremacists thriving on podcasts; Incel movement’s pop-culture roots; America’s right-work laws have racist roots; and more.
“I’d really rather stop talking about this, but the video at this link has nearly 10 million views now, so … buckle up,” Princeton history professor Kevin M. Kruse tweeted on May 15.
The following statement was delivered by Michelle Lapointe, acting deputy legal director for the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project, during a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2018.