League of the South Resorts to Video Stunts as Membership Declines

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:02
The League of the South made a 25-second propaganda video over the weekend at the gravesite of a civil rights icon in an apparent attempt to attract members to its neo-Confederate ideology.

Civil Rights Memorial commemorates 30 years

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:33
Carolyn Wells Gee was in bed watching TV with her younger sister when she heard the shot that killed Medgar Evers.

SPLC and partners sue South Carolina DMV for suspending driver’s licenses of people who cannot afford traffic fines

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:00
During a traffic stop, Janice Carter learned for the first time that her license had been suspended for unpaid traffic tickets.

Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:34
Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Joint Letter on Essex Tragedy – Stop treating refugees and migrants like criminals

Stand Up To Racism - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:27

Letter organised by Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais, published in the The Independent, signed by Diane Abbott, Alf Dubs, Ben Okri and leading campaigners, politicans and trade unionists

The deaths of 39 people found in a container lorry in Essex is a major tragedy and a stark reminder of the human cost of a system which treats some of the most vulnerable people in the continent as if they were criminals. … Read the rest

November Is Islamophobia Awareness month

Stand Up To Racism - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:50

This year’s Islamophobia Awareness Month comes at a crucial moment, following the horrific rise in Islamophobic hate crime and far-right terrorism against the Muslim community across the world.

Stand Up To Racism groups will be working with muslim organisations and mosques across the country to put on events marking #IAM2019 and build solidarity against Islamophobia. … Read the rest

‘We Vote! Mississippi’ encourages people to vote on Nov. 5

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:49
Lindsey Vaughn walked briskly along a curvy, tree-lined street in a quiet neighborhood of modest homes.

Anti-LGBTQ Group's Compound Ordered Sold for $2.8 million

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:44
A judge has ordered the remote compound of the anti-LGBTQ group Aggressive Christianity Missionary Training Corps sold for $2.8 million.

After another death, will ICE finally atone for its actions?

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 10:01
Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, an asylum-seeker from Cuba, was found dead in his cell on Oct. 16 at Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana.

Weekend Read: If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t fight so hard to block it.

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 08:53
At the intersection of race and politics in the United States lies voter suppression – the array of laws and election practices intended to make it harder for people of color to vote.

YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 11:34
YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant’s initial ban.

After 39 Deaths – Home Office Vigil Thursday Evening

Stand Up To Racism - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:55

After 39 Deaths – Home Office Vigil Thursday Evening

Following the tragic deaths of 39 people found in a container lorry in Essex, anti-racist and migrant rights campaigners have called a vigil in solidarity with the victims of the latest horrific example of the “Hostile Environment” for refugees and migrants. … Read the rest

International conference against racism & fascism brings together 1,000, to stop Boris, the far right & racist populism

Stand Up To Racism - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:26
Weyman Bennett co convenor Stand Up To Racism, Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain, Salma Yaqoob, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, Richard Burgon MP, Unmesh Desai London Greater Assembly member, Claudia Webbe Labour NEC & Islingotn councillor, Kevin Courtney NEU general secretary and Mohammad Taj Unite stand for a picture to call for support for the 21 March 2020 UN Anti Racism Day #WorldAgainstRacism demonstrations

Saturday saw anti racists coming together from all over Britain, across Europe and the US–with leading trade unionists, key Labour figures such as shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon MP, Gary Younge, campaigners from Muslim and Jewish organisations, musicians and artists including rapper Low Key and many others–at the #StandUpToRacism international conference conference against racism, fascism, Islamophobia and antisemitism. … Read the rest

YouTube Takes Down Red Ice’s Main Channel

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 14:57
YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.

Mar-a Lago to Host Anti-Muslim Group after Booting Earlier Event

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:19
Another anti-Muslim group is scheduled to hold an event at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 08:53
Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.

League of the South Calls for Backup at Confederate Protest

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:47
The neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS) has summoned members to Pittsboro, North Carolina, on Saturday to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

#WorldAgainstRacism holding summit to plan mass global anti racist protests for 21 March 2020, UN Anti Racism Day

Stand Up To Racism - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:59
2019’s UN Anti Racism Day protests, coordinated globally by the #WorldAgainstRacism network, saw tens of thousands marching in over 60 cities worldwide. As the threat of the far right and racist populism becomes more urgent, this year’s UN Anti Racism Day demonstrations on 21 March aim to be even bigger PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release

#WorldAgainstRacism international network calls day of mass global demonstrations on Saturday 21 March 2020 for UN Anti Racism Day ahead of major international conference this Saturday against racism, fascism, Islamophobia & Antisemitism

Anti racist organisations operating nationally in twelve countries are taking part in a #WorldAgainstRacism summit in London (20 September) to organise a day of mass global demonstrations against racism and fascism on UN Anti Racism Day, 21 March 2020. … Read the rest

UN anti-racism day demo Saturday 21 March

Stand Up To Racism - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:09
Anti-racists will be on the march again on Saturday 21 March

With Trump in the White House, Johnson in Downing Street and the racist and fascist right winning mass support internationally we need to build the resistance. The London, Glasgow and Cardiff demonstrations to mark UN Anti Racism Day are part of a co-ordinated wave of international demonstrations. … Read the rest