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Recovering $25M From Neo-Nazis Could Be a Problem

Those not in jail or in hiding say they're broke

(Newser) - A jury awarded more than $25 million this week to people who sued white nationalists over 2017's deadly Unite the Right rally in Virginia—but it's not clear how much of it plaintiffs' lawyers will be able to recover. Three of the five far-right groups named as defendants...

White Nationalist Insignias Deface Arthur Ashe Mural

Richmond, whose racial atmosphere drove the tennis great away, plans to restore tribute

(Newser) - Arthur Ashe moved away from his Virginia hometown as a teenager, weary of the racial segregation that extended to the city's tennis courts. "I left all that Richmond stood for at the time—its segregation, its conservatism, its parochial thinking, its slow progress toward equality, its lack of...

'Baked Alaska' Wants GPS Monitor Removed

Attorney for 'Baked Alaska' tells judge his client isn't a flight risk

(Newser) - Anthime Gionet's apparent livestreaming of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6 may have helped authorities nab multiple other participants in the riot, and he himself was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry, and...

Twitter Kicks David Duke Off for Good

Ex-KKK leader kicked off social media platform for violating rules on 'hateful conduct'

(Newser) - David Duke has lost one of his big communications platforms: The 70-year-old white supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klan leader has been banned from Twitter for good, the AP reports. Duke was "permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct," the social media platform said...

Ominous Tweet Tied to White Nationalists, Not Antifa

Twitter suspends account that posted message hinting of more violence to come

(Newser) - As if tensions weren't high enough with the George Floyd protests taking place across America, an ominous message circulated Sunday night that seemed to hint at more violence to come—and it appeared to be linked to antifa . "Tonight's the night, Comrades," the @ANTIFA_US account said...

The 'Anti-Greta' Had an Early Inspiration— Which Makes Him News

Naomi Seibt's support for Stefan Molyneux draws media attention

(Newser) - Naomi Seibt is news again, and not for her campaign against climate science. The teenage German YouTuber, dubbed the "anti-Greta," expressed support Friday for an alt-right commentator who's drawn a searing critique from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Washington Post reports. "I'm still a...

2 Died After Trying to Stop His Slurs. Now, a Verdict

Jeremy Christian convicted of murdering 2 men who tried to stop his 2017 tirade on an Ore. train

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Ore., commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the attack...

'Crying Nazi' Accused of Sending Threatening Text

White nationalist Christopher Cantwell is being held without bond in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Christopher Cantwell made a name for himself by popping up in a Vice documentary shot at Charlottesville's violent 2017 Unite the Right rally, followed by getting blocked on Facebook, Instagram, and PayPal. Then things got worse for the white nationalist when he posted a tearful YouTube video in which...

Inspiration for Unite the Right Rally Charged With Kidnapping

Augustus Invictus also charged with domestic violence in SC

(Newser) - A white nationalist who inspired the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping. Augustus Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a mall in Florida, where Brevard County Sheriff's deputies had been surveilling him since Christmas Day, per CBS News . They'd initially...

Stephen Miller Under Fire Over Leaked Emails

Southern Poverty Law Center accuses him of pushing white nationalist narrative

(Newser) - Stephen Miller is weathering the biggest controversy of his tenure as a top adviser to President Trump, thanks to a stash of leaked emails he sent to a reporter for Breitbart News in the runup to the 2016 election. Hatewatch , affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, has begun a...

He Took Control of Neo-Nazi Group, Died Months Later

Black activist James Stern was 55

(Newser) - Earlier this year James Stern, a black California pastor and activist, "outsmarted" a neo-Nazi group, became its director and president , and ultimately planned to "destroy it." But Stern died before that happened, CNN reports. Stern's attorney and a friend say the 55-year-old died at home, where...

Scary Post Puts White Nationalist Behind Bars

James Patrick Reardon was arrested Saturday in Ohio

(Newser) - Police arrested a 20-year-old white man Saturday over an Instagram post suggesting he was about to shoot up a Jewish community center, CNN reports. James Patrick Reardon was booked in Ohio after weeks of worry over his plans. On July 11, he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting...

Tucker Carlson Faces New Advertiser Heat
Tucker Carlson's Job Looks
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Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white...

Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy a 'Hoax'

He's right, says former KKK leader

(Newser) - Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson's remarks Tuesday came with the nation rubbed raw by...

White Nationalist Who Killed Heather Heyer Sentenced

James Alex Fields gets life plus 419 years on state charges

(Newser) - A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on state charges, the AP reports. James Alex Fields Jr. , 22, was sentenced Monday to life plus...

Proud Boys Face Off Against Antifa Again
Proud Boys Rally
Runs Into Antifa

Proud Boys Rally Runs Into Antifa

This time, no one was injured

(Newser) - A Proud Boys rally attracted enough supporters and counter-protesters Saturday to make things interesting for police in Washington, DC, USA Today reports. The self-described "chauvinistic men's" group assembled a crew of about 250 but was outnumbered by liberal opponents, including roughly 50 black-clad antifa members wearing helmets. The...

Charlottesville Driver Enters Surprising Plea

James Alex Fields Jr. admits it was a hate crime

(Newser) - A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, the AP reports. Under a plea agreement, James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee,...

New Facebook Rule: No White Nationalism Allowed

Enforcement starts next week

(Newser) - Facebook is cracking down: On both Facebook and Instagram, "praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism" are banned starting next week, the company announced Wednesday . The move comes two weeks after the gunman in New Zealand's mosque shootings streamed the massacre on Facebook. As Variety explains,...

Trump: White Nationalism Isn't Rising Threat

'It's a small group of people,' says the president after New Zealand massacre

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday said he doesn't think that white nationalism is a rising global threat. "I don't really," said Trump when asked about the issue in the wake of the New Zealand massacre at two mosques, per USA Today . "I think it’s a...

Neo-Nazi Group's New Leader Is Black Activist

James Stern has vowed to dismantle NSM

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black civil rights activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to...

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