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Weekend Read: To fight hate, vote.

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:42
Consider the last 10 days in our country.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/2/2018

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:59
Trump’s immigration ad is flat-out racist; tech firms needs to take online hate seriously; funding for anti-extremism work is cut; and more.

League of the South members flee as Michael Hill seeks legal funds

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:07
Hours after a shooter took the lives of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue and injured others, Michael Hill, president of the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS), went on Facebook to share antisemitic vitriol.

Pennsylvania man, Robert Bowers, charged with federal hate crimes, murder in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:32
A Pennsylvania man faces federal hate-crime charges, including 11 counts of murder, after a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

SPLC statement on Trump administration approval of Medicaid work requirements in Wisconsin

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:58
The Trump administration’s approval of work requirements in Wisconsin’s Medicaid program is callous and reckless.

On Gab, domestic terrorist Robert Bowers engaged with several influential alt-right figures

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:57
In the months leading up to Robert Bowers’ murderous rampage, he was in deep on the social media platform Gab, frequently reposting content from influential alt-right accounts including Jared Wyand and Bradley Dean Griffin.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/1/2018

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:41
Americans think Trump helps white supremacists; Robert Bowers’ path to radicalization; Gab CEO denies the image he cultivated for years; and more.

UK anti-Muslim antagonist Tommy Robinson plans international speaking tour

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:49
Tommy Robinson, the English provocateur who has a lengthy track record of anti-Muslim activism, is hoping to capitalize on newfound fame by embarking on a lucrative speaking worldwide speaking tour.​

Trump plays the white nationalist card – again

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 13:32
Every day, it seems like there’s a new outrage from President Trump.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/31/2018

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 22:35
Trump is making up a border crisis; Far right thrilled with Trump's birthright citizenship plan; Facebook, Instagram ban Gavin McInnes; and more.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from James Byrd's killer, could clear way for execution of John William King in Texas

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:12
A Texas man convicted in a notorious hate crime that spurred the passage of a federal law has lost his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

SPLC: Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship is demonizing and a disgrace to our Constitution

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:27
President Trump’s vow today to end birthright citizenship with an executive order is just another one of his efforts to further divide this country and distract from the horrific events of the past week.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/30/2018

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 18:42
Gab won’t be gone for very long; Antisemitic incidents were already on the rise; MAGAbomber kept a list of potential targets; and more.

Patriot Movement AZ members say their reputations have been damaged over a tweet about the 'OK' gesture

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 18:23
Members of the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim extremist group Patriot Movement AZ (PMAZ) have often bragged about “triggering liberals.” Now they say they’ve been defamed by an Arizona lawmaker who called them out for flashing the “OK” gesture — a favored method of trolling by many on the far-right.

Three members of Rise Above Movement arrested in California, fourth sought as fugitive turns himself in

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:27
The founder of the violent white supremacist gang known as the Rise Above Movement and two others traveled to Europe to celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday and later met with a paramilitary chief there, federal prosecutors say.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/29/2018

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 21:31
Pittsburgh tragedy part of disturbing trends; Trump’s ‘Caravan’ hysteria led to this; Gab is reeling from its Bowers ties, but defiant; and more.

Analyzing a terrorist's social media manifesto: the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter's posts on Gab

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 15:13
Late Saturday night, federal prosecutors filed 29 counts of crimes of violence and firearms offenses against Robert D. Bowers, 46, for killing 11 and wounding six — including several police officers.

From rhetoric to violence and back. When will this endless cycle of hate stop?

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:30
As our nation grapples with yet another mass shooting we must look closely at why this hate-fueled violence is contaminating our society.

A gunman opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing at least eleven people and wounding others

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:11
Local media reported that Bowers yelled "All Jews must die" as he opened fire with an AR-15.

SPLC statement on tragic shooting at synagogue in Pittsburgh

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 09:39
Today, we saw another horrific act of hate at a house of worship — this time, the murder of at least eleven congregants at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue by a man who reportedly shouted “All Jews need to die” before he opened fire.