Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:21
Around the world and increasingly in the United States, there’s a growing consensus that solitary confinement of incarcerated persons is, at best, an ineffective and inhumane practice with little or no carceral benefit and, at worst, outright torture.

SPLC: Conversion therapy provider continues to secretly operate nearly four years after jury finds practices unconscionable

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:32
The SPLC this week filed a motion asking a judge to institute contempt proceedings against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), now known as JIFGA (Jewish Institute for Global Awareness), for violating an injunction entered over three years ago requiring that it permanently cease all operations and completely halt all elements of its fraudulent gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” program.

Federal judge rules against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:26
A federal judge this week ruled against the Trump administration’s approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work mandates and other cuts to health coverage.

Tomorrow: London UKIP/Tommy Robinson to be opposed by leavers and remainers against racism & fascism

Stand Up To Racism - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:22

Thursday 28 March 2019

This Friday 29 March, UKIP and Tommy Robinson have called a ‘Make Brexit happen’ demo in Whitehall. A counter demonstration of anti-racists, trade unionists, faith groups and politicians both leave and remain will take place against them from 4-5pm on Richmond Terrace, between Whitehall and Embankment. … Read the rest

Joey Deluca of WCAI Planning Rally in Edmonton on March 29. He Should Be Prepared O Be Laughed At.... Again

Sometimes I come across information in a rather round-about way. For example years ago I found myself reading an article on Wikipedia and realized that I had forgotten how I had gotten there. I just started clicking links from the original piece I had been looking up so I had to backtrack. FYI, one can get to an Asian warlord of the 13th century by originally looking up information on an actor who starred in a 1990s medical drama in 12 clicks. 
Such is the case with this:

But lets start and the beginning which was about three weeks ago.
I hadn't been looking at posts on Stormfront in some time so I decided to see what was new. Truth be told, not much. A few of the usual suspects remain posting in the Canadian section, but for all intents and purposes it is a bit of a ghost town there. Still, one post by Bill Noble caught my attention:

I had known that George Burdi had come out as a white nationalist after close to two decades of claiming to have rejected the ideology in part due to his stint in prison. I was genuinely saddened when I learned this because a big part of the reason I do this is because of the hope that people can change. I still believe this to be true, but one has to want to change and I don't think Burdi really did despite his claims he did.
In any case, it didn't take long for Kevin "No Show" Goudreau to offer his $0.02. (incidentally, he appears to have failed to show up at a March 21 rally he claimed to have organized; I know you're as surprised as I am).
Where No Show earned his nickname.
Goudreau is a narcissistic nobody who likes to present himself as the nexus of the white nationalist movement during the past 30 years based primarily on his 4 second appearance in the documentary "Hearts of Hate" and decades later an appearance in the "National Post." And of course in his response he Goudreaus all over the place:

Goudreau was called out by someone on the forum because even some boneheads know a bullshitter when they come across one:

We also had an appearance from Tom Trenerry:

Trenerry hadn't posted on SF for at least 10 years by by count, but back when he was hanging out with the Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour he was a frequent posted using numerous usernames as he was frequently being banned for threatening other forum members. He hadn't been in ARC's sights for years until his association with the reactionary Yellow Vests protests and shacking up with Dara "Nazi Mom" Graham:

Still, it was funny to read this since not long ago Trenerry and Goudreau seemed to get along:

It goes without saying that Trenerry also isn't a fan of ARC:

However his post on SF mentioning Joey Deluca and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam and this post on Twitter reminded me....

.... what IS Joey up to lately?
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SPLC statement on judge’s order blocking Trump administration’s Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:12
A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to require people who depend on Medicaid to work in exchange for health benefits in Kentucky and Arkansas.

SPLC reacts to Facebook policy on white nationalism

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:35
The internet, and social media in particular, continues to be a powerful tool used by the radical right to accelerate the spread of hate into the mainstream. 

Gab Moves to Withdraw SEC Filing Amid Growing Financial Challenges

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:21
Gab, best known for operating an online space where white supremacists organize, abruptly withdrew its request to sell stocks to finance the company.

James Alex Fields Jr., Who Killed Heather Heyer at 'Unite the Right,' Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:21
The white supremacist sympathizer who plowed a car into a crowd and killed a woman after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to 29 federal hate crimes.

A message to SPLC supporters

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:36
My name is Bryan Fair. I’m an African-American professor of constitutional law.

A note to SPLC supporters

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:36
My name is Bryan Fair. I’m an African-American professor of constitutional law.

World Congress of Families Lists Speakers for Upcoming Gathering

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:23
Below is a list of speakers for the upcoming meeting of the anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families in Verona, Italy. To read the full story about the gathering, click here.

Anti-LGBT Hate Group World Congress of Families to Convene in Verona

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:14
World Congress of Families (WCF), an anti-LGBT hate group and project of the like-minded International Organization for the Family (IOF), is holding its annual gathering in Verona, Italy, barely six months after the last one in Chisinau, Moldova.