10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists – By Denise-Marie Ordway
July 22, 2019
In his testimony before a U.S. House committee last month, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Michael C. McGarrity, referred to racially-motivated, violent extremist groups as “domestic terrorists.” He explained that violent white supremacists “have been responsible for the most lethal incidents among domestic terrorists in recent years, and the FBI assesses the threat of violence and lethality posed by racially motivated violent extremists will continue.”
His testimony came weeks after a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other adults at a synagogue near San Diego. As he fled, the gunman called 911 and told a dispatcher that “the Jewish people are destroying the white race,” the Associated Press reported. White supremacists, who believe in the genetic superiority of white people of European descent, often target social minorities based on their race, religion or sexual orientation.
Between 1990 and 2018, more than 217 people died in ideologically-motivated attacks by far-right extremists in the U.S., according to the United States Extremist Crime Database, maintained by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. More than three-fourths of these deaths were caused by white supremacists.
Polish Right-Wing Paper’s Anti-Gay Stickers — Beastrabban\’s Weblog >>
Last Saturday’s edition of the I also carried a story reporting that a Polish paper was planning to print stickers attacking gay rights. The article, ‘Paper prints anti-LGBT stickers’, by Samuel Osborne, on page 31, ran A Polish newspaper plans to hand out “LGBT-free zone” stickers in its next issue. Gazeta Polska tweeted a preview […]
Peter Bloom, Pasi Ahonen // Yet in all the anger and recriminations, false equivalencies and further insults, a crucial aspect appears to have been dangerously close to being overlooked. It was the second half of what Trump tweeted—“the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”—that is perhaps the most important and revealing. It is here where he reveals an even sicker social racialized world view. It is that non-white nations and people are not civilized—criminals who have ruined their own countries and even more worrying are threatening to infect “modern” white societies.
Revealed is a deeper and more destructive form of racism. It is an entire racialized philosophy based on a white supremacist notion that only whites can be modern and be trusted with power. Non-whites are to be mostly tolerated and when absolutely necessary allied with. However, ultimately they are a threat to progress and prosperity. We may appear to be in the province of the Far Right here, but this underlying logic continues to guide, both explicitly and implicitly US policy at home and abroad.
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But Sayoc’s lawyers argue he was just a man struggling with “cognitive limitations and mental illness” who was manipulated by conservative media and the president’s Twitter feed.
Isolated and abusing steroids, Sayoc lived a lonely life, his attorneys claimed in a Monday filing.
“By 2018, he was living alone in a decrepit and cramped van that had been his home for more than a decade,” the lawyers wrote. “A typical day saw Mr. Sayoc waking up in his van, showering at the gym, and cooking crockpot meals while inside the DJ booth of a strip club before heading off to his second job delivering pizza. As he grew older and more isolated, excessive steroid use increased his feelings of anxiety and paranoia.
“In this darkness, Mr. Sayoc found light in Donald J. Trump.”
Nicholas Zuckerman, 25, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a federal judge in Boston, MassLive reported. Zuckerman, who lives in Phoenix, was indicted in 2018 after making threats on Harvard University’s Instagram page in May 2017 before the graduation ceremonies.
In 1938 a drug called Pervitin was created in Nazi Germany. This stimulant was a methamphetamine based pill, was available in every pharmacy and didn’t require a prescription. This drug was distributed to German soldiers during the course of WW2 and Hitler was no exception to these drug highs receiving drug cocktails from his personal physical Theodor Morell. This film explores the use of drugs in WW2 and looks at the potential effects that drugs could have had on Hitler, soldiers and the war itself.
By Nicole Lafond
July 23, 2019 1:09 pm
FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday that the majority of the arrests his team has made this year related to domestic terrorism have been motivated by white supremacist ideology.
“In terms of the number of arrests, we have through the third quarter of this fiscal year, we had about 100 arrests on the international terrorism side, which includes the homegrown violent terrorism,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “But we’ve also had just about the same number, again, don’t quote me to the exact digit, but on the domestic terrorism side and I will say, that a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated, are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence, it includes other things as well.”
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) called the numbers “significant” in light of the ongoing dialogue about race in the U.S. following President Trump’s racist attacks on four congresswomen of color over the last several days.
The Global Rise of Right-Wing Extremism | American University, Washington, D.C. – Is the threat of white nationalism growing beyond America’s borders?
White nationalism has always been a threat beyond the US’ borders. Europe has had a long-standing problem with right-wing extremism—not only under the Nazis but also in a wave of neo-Nazism in the 1980s and 1990s. Right-wing extremism is rising globally in three domains: through populist nationalist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Islam street protests among ordinary citizens (like the PEGIDA marches—Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamification of the Occident); through the electoral success of far right political parties; and through rising neo-Nazi and white supremacist youth violence and terror.