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Hate groups reach record high

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:13
The number of hate groups operating across America rose to a record high – 1,020 – in 2018 as President Trump continued to fan the flames of white resentment over immigration and the country’s changing demographics.

New hate map helps users explore landscape of hate

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:47
The Southern Poverty Law Center has introduced an updated, interactive hate map equipped with new features to help people better understand the hate groups operating in their state and across the country.

SPLC statement on Supreme Court’s denial of Trump administration’s request to immediately enforce asylum ban

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:38
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied the Trump administration’s request to immediately enforce a new policy of denying asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry.

Black Civil Rights Advocate Takes Control of Neo-Nazi Hate Group the National Socialist Movement

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:44
The antisemitic and neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) is now under the control of a black civil rights advocate from California who once dissolved a notorious Ku Klux Klan chapter in Mississippi.

Weekend Read: No one cares if you miscarry. No one cares if you ever go home.

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:13
Tylenol for the pain. Diapers for the blood. Towels for underwear.

Here's New Mexico Militia Leader Johnny Horton Jr.'s Bizarre Arrest Record

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:55
Self-proclaimed New Mexico militia leader Johnny Horton Jr. sure can spin a heck of a tale.

Trump’s emergency declaration a threat to rule of law

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:41
President Trump has just declared a national emergency so that he can divert federal funds to pay for his border wall in order to satisfy the Ann Coulters of the world and his nativist base.

SPLC sues Trump administration for policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:12
The SPLC sued the Trump administration today over a new policy that forces asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait there while their cases are being considered.

'No Way' Gab Has 800,000 Users, Web Host Says

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:51
Gab, the floundering social media network that serves as an organizing hub for white supremacists, is inflating its number of users in federal securities filings relied on by investors and regulators, a software engineer for Gab’s web hosting company Sibyl System Ltd. tells Hatewatch.

Visions of Chaos: Weighing the Violent Legacy of Iron March

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:40
Brandon Russell, the 22-year-old founder of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, posted a PDF of an obscure textbook about paramilitary tactics to Iron March on the morning of May 17, 2017, and then his account on that website went dark.

SPLC responds to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s prison construction plan

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:19
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that her administration will seek bids for building three regional prisons for men, at an estimated cost of nearly $1 billion – part of a larger effort to address the state’s dangerous and overcrowded prison system

Judge: Alabama’s prison system violates Eighth Amendment, “deliberately indifferent” to mental health of people in solitary confinement

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:10
In another stunning rebuke of Alabama’s prison system, a federal judge ruled today that the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) violated the Eighth Amendment and that it was “deliberately indifferent” in its failure to adequately monitor the mental health of incarcerated people in solitary confinement.

SPLC statement on removal of provisions that protect consumers from predatory lenders

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 15:26
We are deeply disappointed in a decision this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to rescind rules that would have protected consumers from predatory lenders.

SPLC, victims’ families demand comprehensive ADOC reform as suicide toll increases

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:35
Following another suicide of a person under the care of the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) this week, victims’ families, their attorney, and representatives from the SPLC met on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol today, urging state officials to address the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform.

League of the South Member Tyler Davis Takes Plea for Beating Man After 'Unite the Right'

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:43
A member of the neo-Confederate group League of the South has taken a plea for his role in the beating of DeAndre Harris in the hours after the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Weekend Read: It’s not going well for Gab.

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:57
It’s not going well for Gab.

Generals and Crooks

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:03
How Caravan Paranoia Tore the Border Militia Movement Apart

Steve Bannon's (Lonely) European Vacation

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:53
2018 was another bad year for Steve Bannon. 

The Year in Hate: Rage Against Change

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:49
White supremacy flourishes amid fears of immigration and nation's shifting demographics.

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