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A note to SPLC supporters

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:36
My name is Bryan Fair. I’m an African-American professor of constitutional law.

World Congress of Families Lists Speakers for Upcoming Gathering

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:23
Below is a list of speakers for the upcoming meeting of the anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families in Verona, Italy. To read the full story about the gathering, click here.

Anti-LGBT Hate Group World Congress of Families to Convene in Verona

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:14
World Congress of Families (WCF), an anti-LGBT hate group and project of the like-minded International Organization for the Family (IOF), is holding its annual gathering in Verona, Italy, barely six months after the last one in Chisinau, Moldova.

Weekend Read: When it comes to health care, the stakes – and obstacles – are high for LGBT Southerners

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:50
When Dr. Thomas Dobbs practiced in Hattiesburg, in southeast Mississippi, some patients drove almost four hours to see him.  

The Infowars Crowd Finds Common Cause With New Zealand Terrorist

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:18
In the conspiracy swamps of Infowars, the white nationalist who allegedly shot and killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last week was wrong for killing people, but his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim manifesto showed he was operating on the right set of ideas.

Colton Fears Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:16
A Houston man has been sentenced to five years in prison in Florida for his role in an armed confrontation with protesters following a speaking engagement by Richard Spencer on Oct. 19, 2017.

Anti-Muslim Figure Brigitte Gabriel To Embark on Nationwide Tour in Support of New Book

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:53
Brigitte Gabriel is going on tour. The notorious anti-Muslim hate group leader will set out on a multi-city book tour spanning the next five months. She is expected to kick things off in Florida in late March.

'White Helmet' Attacker in Deandre Harris Beating Identified as Alek Rhyne Hyer of Gainesville, Florida

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:06
The identity of a man wearing a white helmet seen in video of the beating of Deandre Harris after the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been a mystery for nearly 18 months.

FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:35
President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand.

Weekend Read: A horrifying pattern of white supremacist attacks

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 07:51
He approached the mosque on foot, his weapon visible in a country where guns are rare. 

After New Zealand Shooting, Far-right, Racists Claim Victimhood, Hail Killer as Hero

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:49
Andrew Anglin found humor in the livestreamed video of a man in New Zealand storming into the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, then shooting and killing 49 people.

SPLC statement on thousands more Arkansas and Kentucky residents who may lose Medicaid coverage due to work requirements

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:00
A new report released today by the Arkansas Department of Human Services shows that over 6,400 more state residents will lose Medicaid coverage next month if they don’t comply with an onerous work requirement.

New Zealand Terrorist Manifesto Influenced by Far-Right Online Ecosystem, Hatewatch Finds

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:04
Brenton Tarrant, the man accused of murdering 49 worshippers and injuring dozens of others in two New Zealand mosques Friday, posted a manifesto steeped in white supremacist propaganda and references to “white genocide,” a belief that white people are being systematically replaced across the world by non-whites.

New Zealand attack shows white supremacy is global terrorist movement

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:06
The atrocity in New Zealand shows us, once again, that we’re dealing with an international terrorist movement linked by a dangerous white supremacist ideology that’s metastasizing in the echo chambers of internet chat rooms and on social media networks.

SPLC statement on our co-founder

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:33
You may see in the news today that our founder, Morris Dees, is no longer working at the SPLC.

Sovereign Citizen Calls for Action on Bogus 'Indictment'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:22
It was to have been a historic roundup of enemies of the extreme right, ending with Hillary Clinton, former FBI director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Senator Harry Reid and a slew of other politicians, jurists and law enforcement officers in the custody of those who would have them tried by “common law grand juries” for their perceived crimes.

Hiwaymen and Shieldwall Network Flop in Little Rock

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:47
A member of the neo-Confederate Hiwaymen took to the steps of the Arkansas state capitol at a rally Saturday to denounce abortion as a Nazi tactic used to promote eugenics.

White Nationalist Group Identity Evropa Rebrands Following Private Chat Leaks, Launches 'American Identity Movement'

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:53
Just over a year after assuming control of the college-focused white nationalist organization Identity Evropa (IE), leader Patrick Casey said on Twitter that the organization “has been retired.” The announcement comes just days after the nonprofit media organization Unicorn Riot released the group’s Discord server chat logs.

Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:19
Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.

SPLC statement on President Trump’s plan to slash Medicaid spending

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 14:51
President Trump today proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that calls for increased spending on defense and for barriers along the Mexico border, but for greatly reduced spending on Medicaid.

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