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FBI claims to have lost most of its files on Stormfront • MuckRock – The Bureau took two and half years to release 104 pre-processed pages regarding the white nationalist forum
Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

Back in 2016, Emma Best filed a FOIA request for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s files on the infamous white supremacist website Stormfront. After two and half years of processing, the FBI finally responded, releasing just 104 pre-processed pages. What’s more, according to the cover letter accompanying the release, there were additional records, but the Bureau simply couldn’t find them.
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#1274 From White Supremacy to the White Power Movement Air Date: 5–21-2019 Direct Download Today we take a look at the recent trend of White Nationalist and White Power-related violence, the history of where it’s coming from and why the US government does next to nothing to combat it.

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The vote in Goerlitz, a town with cobbled streets that has become a favourite location for Hollywood film directors, is seen as a pointer for German state elections on Sept. 1 in both Saxony and in the neighbouring state of Brandenburg.

The victory of Christian Democrat (CDU) Octavian Ursu in Goerlitz gives some respite to Merkel, whose national coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) was shaken by heavy losses in European Parliament elections in May.
https://www.france24.com/en/20190617-germany-election-mayor-ursu-goerlitz-merkel-cdu-afd-spd

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Rachel Maddow reports on the history of the Yahweh Ben Yahweh cult and why Donald Trump doesn’t want to ask too many questions about the guys behind him at Florida rallies holding the “Blacks for Trump” signs.
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Jason Wilson // The investigation has also reportedly widened to include Sellner’s US-based fiancee, Brittany Pettibone, and her own alleged connections with Australian far-right figure Blair Cottrell. Austrian newspaper Die Presse reported on 18 June that two apartments in Vienna were searched by the prosecutor’s office in Graz, which has been investigating Sellner’s connections to the Australian, Brenton Tarrant, who is currently on trial for the murder of 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.
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Nearly 75 years after the collapse of Hitler’s Third Reich, the assassination of German politician Walter Lübcke (Christian Democratic Union, CDU) on June 2 by a right-wing terrorist has exposed the long-concealed filthy truth that Germany once again has a very real Nazi problem.

For several weeks, Lübcke’s murder was downplayed by the media and virtually ignored by the political elite. But smouldering public outrage and, even more, the fear of politicians that they may be targeted by right-wing terrorists, have led to high-level admissions that neo-Nazi activity is now a major political danger in Germany.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/25/pers-j25.html
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Will Sommer // The Proud Boys—self-described “Western chauvinists” who adhere to a dizzying array of rules, including restrictions on how much they can masturbate —will be joined by a number of right-wing internet personalities at the “Rally for Free Speech” at D.C.’s Freedom Plaza. 

The event’s website lists a number of right-wing internet provocateurs, including conservative smear-pusher Jacob Wohl, anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer, British far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos, and former Pizzagate promoter Jack Posobiec. The bill also names a host of lesser-known social media figures, including YouTube prankster-turned-congressional candidate Joey Salads and “Copper Cab,” the YouTuber who became famous in 2010 for the viral “gingers have souls” video. 

The rally, which will be held just blocks from the White House, is ostensibly about social media companies banning right-wing figures like Loomer and Wohl. According to Proud Boy leader and event organizer Luke Rohfling, though, the event is also aimed at left-wing antifascist activists after Quillette writer Andy Ngo was attacked last weekend in Portland. 

An earlier free speech protest from the same group in San Francisco drew only a modest crowd in May, but the crowd numbers in D.C. could be swelled by Trump supporters traveling to Washington for Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebrations.  

“A lot of people will be in town for the Trumpstravaganza,” Rohfling said, referencing Trump’s “Salute to America” event on July 4th that will feature a speech from the president at the Lincoln Memorial, military plane flyovers and tanks.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/proud-boys-and-allies-to-rally-in-dc-to-capitalize-on-trumpstravaganza

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Philip Oltermann // Germany wakes up slowly to significance of Walter Lübcke killing | World news | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/02/germany-slow-to-hear-alarm-bells-in-killing-of-walter-lubcke // “What we are witnessing is a massive loss of respect for people in public office – not just politicians, but also civil servants, police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers,” said Hollstein, who said he had received four further death threats since Lübcke’s murder. Hollstein refused police protection and declined to have his contact details removed from the town hall website, arguing that politicians in less densely populated areas had to remain in close contact with the public. “There is no point in a local politician who is no longer accessible to the citizens he or she represents,” he said. But that leaves such politicians particularly vulnerable. “I think the very first thing we should expect from politicians after the Lübcke murder is stronger instinct to self-regulate their own speeches,” he said.
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As Senator Kamala Harris rises in the early presidential polls, she is facing increasing scrutiny over her record as a prosecutor in California. In 2004, Harris became district attorney of San Francisco. She held the post until 2011, when she became the attorney general of California. We speak with Lara Bazelon, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. In January, she wrote a piece in The New York Times titled “Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor.’” In it, Bazelon writes, “Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent. Most troubling, Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors.”
https://www.democracynow.org/2019/7/2/kamala_harris_not_a_progressive_prosecutor

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