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The American anti-LGBT movement goes to Italy

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:27
Powerful U.S.-based anti-LGBT hate groups, including the World Congress of Families (WCF), are working alongside global online petition platform CitizenGO to train, meet with and support three influential anti-LGBT groups in Italy, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Court docs: Suspects in 'Martyr's Day' beating of black man were wearing Crew 38 attire

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:12
Several people arrested in the “Martyr’s Day” beating of a black man at a Lynnwood, Washington, bar were sporting T-shirts and patches of the racist skinhead group Crew 38, according to recently released court records.

SPLC: Trump’s school safety commission recommendations would make schools less safe

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:16
The Federal Commission on School Safety—established by President Trump following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos—released a report today that recommends withdrawing the 2014 Department of Justice and Department of Education legal guidance on discriminatory discipline.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/18/2018

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 21:54
YouTube has become an online radicalization machine; Fake news travels faster on Twitter; Banner desecrates Fields victim’s church; and more.

SPLC: 17,000 people in Arkansas lose Medicaid coverage due to work requirements

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:06
A new report released today by the Arkansas Department of Human Services shows that another 4,600 residents were stripped of their Medicaid coverage this month, bringing the total number of residents who have lost Medicaid coverage because of the state’s work requirements to approximately 17,000.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/17/2018

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 18:47
Miller dogwhistles to promote the wall; Google’s algorithm just isn’t human; Authoritarians are waging a war on women; and more.

SPLC: Rising ICE deportations are evidence of Trump administration’s ‘war on immigrants’

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:03
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in a report today that it deported more than 256,000 people in fiscal year 2018, a 13 percent increase from last year.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/14/2018

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:36
Dropping the ball on right-wing extremism; PewDiePie’s ties to bigots spells trouble; Alt-right recruiting from ranks of Trump-loving evangelicals; and more.

Roundup of anti-LGBT activities 12/13/18

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:55
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.

Worship houses in Washington state hit by arson, gunfire

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:44
Five attacks — including four arson fires — at Jehovah’s Witnesses worship houses in Washington state appear to be hate crimes, a county sheriff says.

SPLC: Number of children prosecuted as adults in Florida declines

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:43
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice released new data this week that shows a 20 percent drop from the previous year in the number of juveniles who have been transferred to adult court.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/13/2018

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:21
Campus racism thrives in age of Trump; Gohmert says SPLC stirs up hate; Heyer’s mother questions ‘Bikers for Trump’ presence; and more.

Upheaval within League of South leaves group without a convention site

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:16
Conflict within the neo-Confederate white nationalist League of the South (LOS) has forced the group to find a new location for its annual convention after the owners of a Wetumpka, Alabama, building said it will no longer rent its property to the LOS.

Weekend Read: He said he'd be murdered if deported. He was.

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:58
He said he would be murdered if he were deported back to Honduras. He was.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:20
Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student’s race rant goes viral; Trump’s ‘disease’ attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and more.

SPLC statement on Florida bill that would establish a more diverse judiciary

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:28
Florida State Sen. Perry Thurston filed a bill this week that seeks to establish a more diverse judiciary in the state by reforming its judicial nomination process.

Jury recommends life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields in Unite the Right attack

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:04
A jury in Charlottesville has handed up a life prison sentence plus 419 years behind bars for a neo-Nazi sympathizer convicted of driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters after the “Unite the Right” rally.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:58
Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and more.

How the 'Unite the Right' murder trial helped debunk alt-right myths

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:06
Within hours of the arrest of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. and the death of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the racist “alt-right” began spinning conspiracy theories about the collision that killed Heyer and wounded multiple other people.

After 'Unite the Right' guilty verdict, survivors celebrate, alt-right rages as Charlottesville seeks to reclaim normalcy

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:42
After the jury returned a guilty verdict holding James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, survivors of and witnesses to the deadly collision took to the downtown Charlottesville streets.