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Opinion: In Portland, I Witnessed the Violence of White Pride in Trump's America

Portland, once known as America's far-right skinhead capital, was the scene of a hate crime 30 years ago that galvanized action against white supremacist gangs. This Saturday, with a tailwind from the Trump White House, far-right political violence returned to its streets.

Beate Zschäpe verdict

It has been announced that after five years and 400 days of hearings in the trial of neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe and four co-accused, a verdict will be delivered on July 11, 2018 in Munich. For those who are not familiar with this case, "The NSU-Complex" (documentary) and the three-part television series "NSU German History X" ("Mitten in
Deutschland"), both on Netflix, are highly recommended (…/people-not-monsters-controv…/a-19151685).

Newly-elected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Newly-elected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Los Angeles, 2017):

"Today’s anti-migrant campaign is not only an economic issue, but fundamentally a political one. A specific group is taking advantage of the rise of nationalistic sentiments that permeate here and throughout the world.

The discontent in the U.S. is due of course to unemployment and low wages, just as people were upset about inflation in Germany before Hitler. But to blame these misfortunes on particular social or cultural groups, domestic or foreign, has an obvious political implication.