Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years.The neo-Nazi group ...

Neo-Nazi website founder must return to US to face lawsuit

U.S. 04/08/19, 11:12

A neo-Nazi website operator is not excused from returning to the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family, a federal judge has ruled.The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin claims it's too dangerous for him ...

Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing

U.S. 03/22/19, 20:51

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups.Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen sent an email to staff saying that he would be stepping down ...

Civil rights organization announces dismissal of founder

U.S. 03/14/19, 15:01

The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once won a lawsuit that bankrupted a leading Ku Klux Klan group.A statement by Richard Cohen, the president of the law center, said Dees' employment had been ...

Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis

Health 02/08/19, 16:24

An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order to improve conditions for mentally ill inmates.Attorneys representing inmates in an ongoing lawsuit over mental health care argued state officials have done "precious little" to address ...

Proud Boys founder sues SPLC over hate group label

U.S. 02/04/19, 18:33

The founder of a far-right men's group filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling the organization as a hate group, in the latest attempt to use litigation to fight the extremist label. Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys — an organization that describes its ...

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

U.S. 09/21/18, 20:31

Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist.In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign event, a man standing ...

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