Tag Archives: white nationalism

BRITAIN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Declares Trump To Be The “Global Poster Boy For White Nationalism”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan writes for The Guardian: Vulnerable, often minority, communities are being demonised and scapegoated for all society’s ills. And, in appalling new parallels with the horrors of the past, migrants, refugees, people of colour, LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities are bearing the brunt. This comes as a new wave of extremist far-right movements and political parties are winning …

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Bernie Vows War Against White Nationalism If Elected

Newsweek reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of people Saturday that if elected president in 2020, he will “go to war” with white nationalism and racism. Sanders said he would use every tool at his disposal, including executive orders. Speaking to a crowd of mostly African Americans at the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sanders described his …

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Dem Bill Would Make Domestic Terror A Federal Crime

The Huffington Post reports: House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Friday introduced a bill that would criminalize domestic terrorism attacks. The bill would create a federal domestic terrorism crime and could be applied to attacks like mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Charleston, South Carolina, Schiff said in a statement. “Even though Americans today are …

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GEORGIA: Republican US House Candidate Withdraws After Identifying Himself As Proud “White Nationalist”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Chances are you haven’t heard of Donnie Bolena. He’s the owner of a small business, an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Sandy Springs, and a weightlifting fan. Until this weekend, Bolena was also a candidate for the Sixth District congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta. On Saturday, two days after identifying himself …

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Pope Francis: Nationalist Rhetoric Sounds Like Hitler

From the National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis called for a united Europe in an interview published by Italian daily La Stampa, saying recent political rhetoric has echoed that of Nazi Germany. “I am concerned because we hear speeches that resemble those of Hitler in 1934,” he said. ” ‘Us first. We . . . We. . . . ‘ These …

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Trump Heads For Ten-Day Golf Resort Vacation Amid Accusations Of Inciting White Nationalist Terrorism

Reuters reports: Now is the summer (vacation) of the president’s discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he’s confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally …

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Carlson Takes Abrupt “Vacation” Amid Controversy

Fox has a history of these alleged vacations: — Laura Ingraham announced she was going on vacation in March 2018 after mocking Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg… — Sean Hannity went on vacation in May 2017 after losing advertisers for promoting the Seth Rich conspiracy theory… — Jesse Watters headed out on vacation in April 2017 after …

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Fox’s Tucker Carlson: Calling Out White Supremacy Is A “Leftist Diversion” That Will Lead America To Civil War

“Ever notice that it is the highest-paid people on television who are the most determined to convince you that white supremacy is America’s biggest problem? Why is that? Simple. Every minute you’re angry about race is a minute you’re not thinking about class, which of course is the real divide in this country. “Working class people of all colors have …

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REPORT: White House Rejected Homeland Security Attempts To Prioritize White Supremacist Terror Threats

CNN reports: White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump …

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White Nationalist Organizer Unmasked At State Dept

Just in from the Southern Poverty Law Center: A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined. The official, Matthew Q. Gebert, works as a foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources, a State Department spokesperson …

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WH To Host Roundtable On Violent Online Extremism

The Washington Post reports: The White House will host top tech companies to discuss the rise of violent online extremism on Friday, marking the Trump administration’s first major engagement on the issue days after a mass shooting in Texas left 22 people dead. The gathering will include “include senior administration officials along with representatives of a range of companies,” said …

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Experts See Parallels Between ISIS And White Terrorism

The New York Times reports: Many scholars of terrorism see worrying similarities between the rise of the Islamic State and that of white nationalist terrorism, seen most recently in the carnage in El Paso, Tex. “The parallels are stunning,” said Will McCants, a prominent expert in the field. And they are growing more notable with each new attack. Experts say …

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Trump Bashes Obama Via Fox & Friends Quotes

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is addressing recent comments made by President Barack Obama via his favorite television show as a proxy: Fox & Friends. White House televisions were clearly tuned into Fox News on Tuesday morning, as Trump retweeted comments made by Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt that defended the sitting president amidst political rancor that …

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Democrats Call For Special Session On Gun Violence

Roll Call reports: Democrats in the Senate have steadily called for a special session to address gun violence after a spate of deaths by assailants armed with assault weapons. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an end to the Senate’s August recess after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio claimed more than two …

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Trump Has Run Over 2000 “Invasion” Ads On Facebook

Media Matters reports: Between January and February, President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,200 ads referring to immigration as an “invasion.” Since May 2018, at least nine other Republican politicians, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), have run Facebook ads pushing the same white supremacist talking point. Facebook’s advertising policies and community standards prohibit attacks which target a group of …

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Trump Blames Shootings On Video Games And Internet, Makes No Mention of Guns, Gets Name Of City Wrong

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday spoke in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, calling them a “crime against all of humanity.” The president blamed white supremacy, the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres. He did not blame guns or himself. Trump called the attacks …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Remarks On Shootings

ABC News reports: Ahead of his planned remarks Monday in the wake of this past weekend’s shootings, President Donald Trump has proposed “strong background checks,” perhaps, he said, tied to immigration reform. In tweets Monday morning, the president said, “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain.” Trump has threatened to veto two …

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Nebraska GOP State Rep Posts Blistering Tweetstorm Calling Out Own Party For “Enabling White Supremacy”

The Washington Post reports: A Republican state lawmaker in Nebraska is calling out President Trump and his party for “enabling white supremacy” in the United States. In a series of tweets written Sunday night in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 29 people dead, state Sen. John McCollister said it pained him to …

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Trump Blames Mass Shootings On “Fake News”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said “fake news” has contributed to growing “anger and rage” in the country in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, marking the second time he has criticized media coverage in the aftermath of a tragedy. The president’s suggestion that press coverage is to blame came after shootings in El Paso, …

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NRA Expresses Sympathy For Terrorism Victims But “Won’t Participate In Politicizing Of These Tragedies”

Posted last night to the NRA’s website: Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims of these tragedies, as well as the entire communities of El Paso and Dayton. On behalf of our millions of members, we salute the courage of the first responders and others offering their services during this time. The NRA is committed to the safe …

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