Federal magistrate judge recommends $14 million in damages to Jewish woman targeted in neo-Nazi harassment campaign

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:02
Federal Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued a ruling today recommending that Andrew Anglin, publisher of a major neo-Nazi website, should pay more than $14 million in damages to Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish, Montana, woman who received a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages from Anglin and his followers.

Virginia Judge Hands Down Life Sentence, Plus 419 Years, in Case of James Alex Fields Jr., Calls Attack An Act of 'Terror'

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:06
Judge Richard Moore imposed a sentence of 419 years plus life on James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of murder after the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

Anti racists outraged by death threat stunt by Alt Right group Generation Identity

Stand Up To Racism - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 14:11
Saturday 13 July

Anti racists horrified by disturbing death threat stunt by Alt Right group Generation Identity today at Tower of London Alt Right group Generation Identity (GI) have today enacted a mock execution of Stand Up To Racism activists, using the anti racist campaign’s own ‘Migrants and refugees welcome’ placards in a deeply disturbing public stunt outside the Tower of London.  … Read the rest

SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.

Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:42
Julian Austin Calfy, a suspect in the beating of a gay man, served five years of a 16-year sentence for terroristic threatening and criminal possession of explosive material, Hatewatch has learned.

Weekend Read: Jim Crow’s fingerprints are on Florida’s new voting law

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:14
Voting is not a privilege but a right that is essential for a healthy, well-functioning democracy.

Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 14:18
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.

MODEL MOTION: support Stand Up To Racism International Conference against racism & fascism: 19 Oct

Stand Up To Racism - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:36

This branch/committee/ organisation notes

  • The alarming rise of racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism and far right forces across Europe, America and elsewhere.
  • The rise of right wing populism with racist Nigel Farage’s new project, the growth of a far right movement both in Britain and internationally centred on targeting Muslims, and the continuing dangerous racist rhetoric and scapegoating pushed by the Tories amidst their crisis.
 … Read the rest

PRESS RELEASE: fascist Robinson goes DOWN – anti racists vow to continue opposition to his politics of hate

Stand Up To Racism - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:46
Stand Up To Racism spoke out at the Old Bailey as fascist Robinson was sentenced to another jail term this morning (Thursday 11 July 2016)

Fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’ (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) was this morning, Thursday 11 July, sentenced to another prison term after being found guilty of contempt of court last week. … Read the rest

SPLC statement on White House social media summit

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:31
The Trump administration’s social media summit today is a gathering of groups and individuals who have no business at the White House.

SPLC urges HUD to drop plan that would cut housing assistance for ‘mixed-status’ immigrant families

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:08
The SPLC urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today to withdraw a proposal that would eliminate housing assistance for low-income families that include both documented and undocumented immigrants. 

Detained Journalist Manuel Duran’s Case Ordered Reopened

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:54
The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran’s case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists celebrate Tommy Robinson guilty verdict & call for continued action against far-right

Stand Up To Racism - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:13

Friday 5 July 2019

As Ex English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was found guilty of contempt of court Today at the Old Bailey, leading anti-racist activists have called for continued action to turn back the rise of the violent far-right, in which Robinson has played a key role. … Read the rest

SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:23
Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:07
As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation’s earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.

SPLC sues Florida officials to keep citizens from losing right to vote again

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:31
After completing her prison sentence and probation time, Rosemary McCoy had her voting rights restored and cast a ballot in the Jacksonville, Florida, runoff city council election earlier this year.

SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:42
Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.

Turning the clock back: endorsing racist discourse is at the heart of Tory leadership campaign

Stand Up To Racism - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 23:44

By Weyman Bennett, co convenor Stand Up To Racism

Last week kicked off with a storm with revelations about Boris Johnson and the potential of domestic violence with the police called to his partner’s home. Rather despicably, Johnson came up with a quick and calculated solution to take the heat off. … Read the rest

SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at ‘Unite the Right,’ will not heal victims or their families

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:37
James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.