Three Percent Security Force’s Split Highlights Plague of Infighting

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:57
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

Statement signed by Diane Abbott & others launches campaign to defend EU migrants

Stand Up To Racism - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:08

Statement signed by Diane Abbott and others launches major campaign to defend EU migrants 

Stand Up To Racism has launched a statement for a major campaign to defend EU migrants rights in the wake of a racist attack by Boris Johnson’s cabinet, signed by Diane Abbott, Alf Dubs, several trade union leaders, MPs, MEPs, local politicians, faith group leaders and anti racist activists

See the Guardian letter HERE

Sign the statement online HERE

Download the statement as a petition HERE 
to use in workplaces, colleges and communities

This week we’ve witnessed a spectacular pace of events unfold, with Boris Johnson proroguing parliament, losing a vote against him over his plans for a Tory No Deal Brexit, and expelling 21 Tory MPs for defying the whip and voting with the opposition. … Read the rest

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:42
League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

New Human Rights Watch report highlights dangers in industry SPLC seeks to reform

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 07:10
A new report released by Human Rights Watch today highlights the increasingly dangerous conditions facing meatpacking workers across the United States – underscoring dangers the SPLC uncovered within an industry it has long sought to reform.

Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:11
Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.

The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:51
As America’s technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.

Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:47
A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:41
Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group’s activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member’s resignation.

Out of the Darkness: Conversion Therapist Quits ‘Ex-Gay’ Movement

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:27
According to Truth Wins Out, Matheson’s fellow ex-gay leader Rich Wyler announced his exit in a post to a private Facebook group. TWO “goes undercover to expose ‘ex-gay’ conversion leaders as hypocritical frauds that have not actually changed their sexual orientation,” its website states. 

A Church Divided: Sex Worker Scandal Exposes Fault Lines in Anti-LGBTQ Church Network

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:03
An anti-LGBTQ pastor’s admission to “sins” that included prostitutes, marijuana and gambling set off a series of events that roiled his congregation and caused a split in a satellite church in another state.

Ex-Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Known for Anti-Sharia Crusade, Running for Congress

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 06:08
Beth Van Duyne, a former Texas mayor who stoked hysteria around an Islamic tribunal and has associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, is running for U.S. Congress.

No racism on campus: UCU national tour

Stand Up To Racism - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 05:37

#NoRacismOnCampus tour

Hosted by UCU and Stand Up to Racism.

Defending the rights of migrant staff & students • Decolonising education • Challenging institutional racism • Kick the far right off campus • Opposing islamophobia and Prevent

The University College Union (UCU) and Stand Up to Racism are launching a #NoRacismOnCampus tour of university campuses in the autumn term. … Read the rest

Gov. Kay Ivey’s hurtful history and the way forward

Southern Poverty Law Center - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 12:18
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joins a growing list of elected leaders forced to admit that they once painted their faces black and performed racist skits or minstrel shows.