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The far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys will converge on Portland in a matter of days, but Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and his followers were apparently unable to wait until this weekend to harass the city’s residents and provoke left-wing activists.
On Saturday, August 4, the far-right group Patriot Prayer is holding a “Freedom March” in Portland, Oregon, to support the candidacy of the group’s founder, Joey Gibson, who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Washington state.
Texas confrontation reflects increasing aggression by far-right groups organized for violence against protesters.
‘Religious liberty task force’ is dangerous; Ex-CIA analyst calls for killing Trump critics; Frenzied Trump fans taunt reporters at rally; and more.
DOJ’s troubling ties to ADF on task force; Power of numbers can fight hate; Alt-right taking over LARPing events; and more.
A new report suggests renaming the city of Austin, Texas, to strip away references to the Confederacy — a recommendation that’s almost certain to trigger a firestorm of controversy.
Portland rally site may allow guns; Internet giants banning extremists of all stripes; Immigrant shelters a ‘gold mine’ for predators; and more.
Fallen Star: Jason Kessler went from a high of 'Unite the Right' to a pariah among other racists and in his hometown
For Jason Eric Kessler, the fall came swiftly and proved to be severe.
Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities conducted a joint operation on Monday, July 23, 2018, to stem the illicit gambling activities by a sovereign citizen group called the “Tuscarora Nation,” located near Laurinburg, North Carolina.
A look at ADF’s deep record of extremism; Facebook vows to block race-based ad buys; Inside incels’ dark online world; and more.
A federal court today ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to produce records about Operation Border Resolve, the January 2016 immigration raids in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, during which 121 women and children were detained.
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.
An appeals court this week reversed a judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit that challenges a state law which blocks Alabama cities from raising the minimum wage.
Should prisons be in business with one of the most dangerous industries in America?
Silence from the right: Citing lack of communication, attorneys drop Elliott Kline as client in Charlottesville lawsuit
Elliott Kline has been quiet for nearly six months, with no public posts on social media or public appearances.
How one tech company helps hate thrive; Migrant parents are targeted for prosecution; DOJ to return to using ‘illegal alien’; and more.
The U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the unsolved murder case of Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in 1955 in Mississippi.
A new referendum will give Oregon residents the chance to vote on whether to repeal the state’s decades-old sanctuary law come November.
Groups throughout the United States that favor stripping away tribal sovereignty from American Indians are practicing a brand of hate that deserves higher recognition, the Montana Human Rights Network says in a new briefing paper.
Another Charlottesville? Threats of violence loom over upcoming Portland Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer rally
Since early last year, the far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys have held more than a dozen rallies throughout the Pacific Northwest under the banner of “freedom” — and with talk of bringing weapons and declarations that “this is war,” members are threatening to make next weekend’s march the most combustible yet.