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Xenophobic, Anti-Immigrant Posturing Prompts Convoy, Impeachment

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:28
Anti-immigrant messaging from state and federal politicians has emboldened antigovernment groups and hard-right actors in Eagle Pass, Texas, and at other sites on the southern border.

Neo-Nazis Rally in Nashville for the ‘Great White South’

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:30
Content warning: This article contains graphic language, including racist slurs, antisemitic language and suggestions of sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Extremism Headlines: Neo-Nazi rally, True the Vote election denial, Biggs at Proud Boys event

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 09:49
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 Feb. 23. 

Extremism Headlines: Trump Immigration plan, Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 13:55
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 Feb. 16. 

Journal Articles Cited in Hate Groups’ Case Against FDA Retracted

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 08:32
The academic publisher Sage issued a notice of retractions on Feb. 5 for two articles the anti-LGBTQ+ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) cites in its lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenging the agency’s approval of the abortion medication mifepristone.

Despite Denials, Harsh Anti-LGBTQ+ law in Uganda Appears to Be Based on U.S. Rhetoric and Pseudoscience

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 14:00
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a new Anti-Homosexuality Act into law in May 2023. While LGBTQ+ advocates are now fighting the law in court, Stephen Langa of Uganda’s Family Life Network is planning a “One Million Man March” for this month, using the opportunity to gather signatures in support of the law.

IRF Summit Panel Features Hate Groups, Links “Religious Freedom” Advocacy and Anti-LGBTQ+ Politics

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 12:21
The International Religious Freedom Summit (IRF Summit) held annually in Washington, D.C., is a gathering of advocates and policymakers concerned with freedom of religion or belief (FORB). According to the IRF Summit website, part of the conference mission is to “highlight the personal testimonies of survivors of religious persecution and restrictions on religious freedom.”

Extremism Headlines: Border convoy, Speaker Johnson, Antisemitic arson

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 13:20
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 Feb. 9. 

‘You’re an IDIOT:’ M4L chair and school board candidate promotes political extremism and hate online

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 13:06
The chair of a North Carolina Moms for Liberty (M4L) chapter promotes antigovernment extremism on her social media.

Mike Johnson Appears at Hate Group Summit With Pastor Who Suggests Demons Responsible for LGBTQ+ Pride

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 16:31
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson appeared Wednesday with pastor Jonathan Cahn – whose sermon highlighted three ancient deities which Cahn equated to demonic spirits that have now “come to America” – at the anti-LGBTQ+ hate group Family Research Council’s National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance.

Religious Freedom Summit Has Ties to Anti-immigrant, Anti-LGBTQ+ groups and International Far Right

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 12:09
The 2024 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., starts today and will draw mainstream speakers and sponsors. But some sponsors have ties to anti -LGBTQ+ and anti-immigrant extremist organizations and the global far-right network.

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