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Extremism Headlines: God's Misfits, sovereign citizen trial, far-right fighter

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 09:51
Every week, we highlight stories on extremism and the radical right from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. Here are stories that caught our attention through April 19.

Kentucky Politician Clarifies ‘White Genocide’ Comments

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 04/16/2024 - 12:17
Kentucky politician TJ Roberts said he planned to endorse a white nationalist’s political platform, according to newly obtained text from a 2017 conversation, casting doubt on his explanation for antisemitic remarks that Hatewatch reported on April 3.

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter in Montana Has Ties to the Far Right

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 04/15/2024 - 12:23
A mixed martial arts fighter in Missoula, Montana, who appears to have three neo-Nazi tattoos on his chest and possible ties to a racist hate group, is sponsored by a far-right podcasting network whose co-founders were sentenced to prison for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, a Hatewatch investigation revealed.

Extremism Headlines: Book bans, conspiracy theories, FBI building attack

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 08:17
Every week, we highlight stories on extremism and the radical right from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. Here are stories that caught our attention through April 12.

Extremism Headlines: Uganda anti-LGBTQ law, Eastman disbarred, Politician claimed 'white genocide'

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:01
Every week, we highlight stories on extremism and the radical right from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. Here are stories that caught our attention through April 5.

Judge Recommends Former ADF Attorney Be Disbarred, Law License Now Inactive

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:15
On March 27, a California judge issued a recommendation that former Trump Campaign attorney John Eastman be disbarred.

Kentucky Politician Claimed Jewish People ‘Promote White Genocide’ in 2017 Private Chat

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:01
TJ Roberts, a politician from Boone County, Kentucky, claimed Jewish people promote “white genocide” in a private chat from 2017 that Hatewatch obtained.

Texas Company Paid Extremist Group $20 million for Operation Lone Star Busing

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 04/01/2024 - 11:32
A cache of documents related to Texas’ Operation Lone Star reveals that state contractor Wynne Transportation, LLC, paid over $20 million to an antigovernment extremist group to bus migrants in “inhumane” conditions. The documents also reveal the tangled web of limited liability companies that Texas pays to bus immigrants from its border with Mexico.

Georgia Non-Profit’s President, General Counsel Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights at Legislature, Raise Ethics Questions

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 13:18
Two ultra-conservative non-profit policy groups that frequently attempt to influence Georgia officials appear to be bolstered by the help of two people not registered as lobbyists, according to public records and social media posts reviewed by Hatewatch.

Extremism Headlines: Nazi imagery on Army Patch, Arizona braces for election threats

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 03/27/2024 - 09:37
Every week, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project rounds up our recent work and headlines on extremism and the radical right that caught our attention through March 28. 

How a Mainstream Racist Group Revived the Terroristic Tome 'Siege'

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 03/26/2024 - 14:34
A foundation that sought to mainstream racist pseudoscience and pro-segregationist viewpoints established a publishing house that produced and promoted literature encouraging neo-Nazi terrorism, Hatewatch found. 

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