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GERMANY: Son Of Tennis Legend Boris Becker Files Charges After Racist Tweet From Neo-Nazi Lawmaker

The Associated Press reports: The son of former tennis star Boris Becker has pressed charges against a German nationalist lawmaker who insulted him with a racist slur, his lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told The Associated Press that charges were filed on behalf of Noah Becker following “unbearable and racist remarks” from the Twitter account of nationalist lawmaker Jens ...

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GERMANY: Neo-Nazi Party Tests New Hate Speech Laws, Immediately Zapped By Facebook And Twitter

CNN reports: Germany’s tough new social media law appears to be working: A far-right member of parliament had her Twitter account suspended shortly after posting an anti-Muslim message. Under a law that took full effect in Germany on Monday, Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies can be fined as much as €50 million ($60 million) if they fail to ...

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Twitter Launches Crackdown On Far-Right Accounts

The BBC reports: Twitter has widened what constitutes hateful and harmful behaviour on its platform, and says it will begin enforcing stricter rules concerning it. Information contained in a person’s profile, regardless of what they actually tweet, will now be considered. Those who express an affiliation with groups that use or celebrate violence to achieve their aims will be permanently ...

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VIRGINIA: First Degree Murder Charge For Nazi Rally Killer After Prosecutors Show Court Video Evidence

NBC News reports: The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him. Prosecutors announced at the start of a preliminary hearing for James Alex Fields that they were seeking to upgrade ...

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VIRGINIA: Nazis Denied Permit For Anniversary Rally

Charlottesville’s Daily Progress reports: The city of Charlottesville has denied a special-event permit application for a Unite the Right anniversary rally and four others demonstrations next summer. In an email sent shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said the city is denying the five different applications for events in and around Emancipation Park, where the white nationalist ...

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Obama Warns Of Parallels To Rise Of Hitler

Chicago Business reports: American democracy is fragile, and unless care is taken it could follow the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Mixed in with many softer comments, that was the somewhat jaw-dropping bottom line of Barack Obama last night as, in a Q&A session before the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicagoan who used to be president dropped ...

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Neo-Nazis Seek Anniversary Rally In Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports: The man who organized the large white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that turned fatal last August has filed for a permit to hold a similar event in the city next summer. According to an image of the application that was published on his website, Jason Kessler applied Monday to hold another rally to protest against ...

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New York Times Regrets “Normalizing” Nazi Profile

From the national editor of the New York Times: Whatever our goal, a lot of readers found the story offensive, with many seizing on the idea we were normalizing neo-Nazi views and behavior. “How to normalize Nazis 101!” one reader wrote on Twitter. “I’m both shocked and disgusted by this article,” wrote another. “Attempting to ‘normalize’ white supremacist groups – ...

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Nazi Richard Spencer Banned From 26 Nations

The Associated Press reports: Poland’s state-run news agency PAP says Polish authorities banned Richard Spencer from entering 26 countries in Europe’s visa-free Schengen area for five years. The news agency cited unnamed sources close to Poland’s Foreign Ministry. A source close to the Polish Foreign Ministry confirmed to the Associated Press that the ban has taken effect. He spoke on ...

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POLAND: 60,000 Nazis March, Hail Trump [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw Saturday, as Poles celebrated their country’s Independence Day. But the march has become the largest Independence Day event in recent years, overshadowing official state observances and other patriotic events. Some participants expressed sympathy for xenophobic or white supremacist ideas, with one ...

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Papa John’s Begs Nazis Not To Buy Their Pizza After Nazi Site Names Them The Official Pizza Of Alt-Right

Papa John’s is getting unwelcome rave reviews after blaming declining sales on NFL protests after they yanked NFL advertising because of the protests. Newsweek reports: Papa Johns has told racists not to eat its food, after a neo-Nazi website claimed the pizza chain was the official pie of the alt-right. The Daily Stormer posted a picture of a swastika pizza ...

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Twitter Roasts Sebastian Gorka For Parking His Car On The Sidewalk: I Can’t Believe He Left It Reich There

The Daily Beast reports: Former White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka’s Ford Mustang was spotted parked on an Arlington, Virginia sidewalk on Tuesday. The car, made immediately recognizable by its vanity plates, which spell “ART WAR,” was pictured by a passer-by, who posted the photos on Twitter and noted that Arlington laws prohibit the parking of vehicles on pedestrian sidewalks. ...

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White Supremacists Rally In Tennessee [VIDEO]

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports: Confederates. Anarchists. Police. Batons. Automatic rifles. Snipers. Helicopters. Drones. Clowns. Those were the scenes Saturday as 200 to 400 white nationalists and 400 to 600 counter-protesters filled downtown Shelbyville during the White Lives Matter rally. The streets in between the sidewalks at North Cannon Boulevard and Lane Parkway belonged to hundreds of police officers from across ...

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TOMORROW: Nazis To Rally In Tennessee

The Anti-Defamation League reports: The white supremacist Nationalist Front will hold a series of “White Lives Matter” protests at various points in Tennessee on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The events will begin at 10am EST and culminate in a private social event that evening. With an expected attendance of around 200 people, this could be the largest gathering of white ...

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Reddit Purges Nazi And Far-Right Message Boards

The Verge reports: Reddit has shut down several Nazi and white supremacist subreddits after a policy change banning material that “encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.” The news was posted earlier today in Reddit’s moderator news forum, and commenters noted that at least 10 subreddits have been banned ...

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FLORIDA: Three Nazis Arrested For Attempted Murder In Shooting After Richard Spencer’s Speech [VIDEO]

Gainesville’s CBS affiliate reports: Three men were arrested for shooting, and threatening a group of protesters with Hitler chants, following white supremacist Richard Spencer’s speech. The Gainesville Police Department was alerted to a silver Jeep arguing with a group of protesters near a bus stop at 5:30 p.m. Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, began threatening ...

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FLORIDA: Hundreds Protest But Campus Speech By Nazi Richard Spencer Goes Off With Little Incident

The BBC reports: Hundreds of protesters have marched on the University of Florida to decry a speech by a white nationalist. Richard Spencer’s event in Gainesville has prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, and hundreds of police have also flooded the campus. Mr Spencer struggled to speak over a crowd of protesters, who jeered and chanted “go ...

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BRITAIN: Homocon Busted For Hate Crimes Renounces Past Because Fellow Nazis Mocked His Gayness [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Kevin Wilshaw first became interested in Nazism as an 11-year-old. His father was “very right wing,” and he wanted to emulate him, he told Channel 4. Since then, the British man’s life has revolved around white supremacy. Now, after a lifetime devoted to the far-right cause, Wilshaw has renounced his hate-filled past, and revealed that he ...

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Speech By Nazi Leader Richard Spencer

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, where Nazi leader Richard Spencer is due to give a speech this Thursday on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The Tampa Bay Times reports: “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive order. Scott placed Wes ...

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The Tiki Torch Nazis Return To Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car. A few dozen white nationalists, led by so-called “alt-right” activist Richard Spencer and carrying torches gathered at Emancipation Park near a covered statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the ...

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