Posts Tagged ‘white supremacists’

Free of speech or hate speech?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A new wave of posters and stickers promoting a recently-launched white nationalist group have been spotted at Auckland university this week. A spokesperson for the university has described the group’s views as abhorrent but said they are protected by freedom of speech. Read more Related Posts:Muslim group: Submission process for hate speech laws is…How confusion Read more

Polish far-right ‘white Europe’ rally

Monday, November 13th, 2017

About 60,000 fascists and white supremacists marched in Warsaw on Saturday, which was Poland’s Independence Day. Although many protesters were young men, families and older people also took part in the rally. They included “neo-pagans” and Catholic groups. Others included extremists from Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia and far-right leaders like Tommy Robinson from Britain and Roberto Read more

Billy Joel defies white supremacists, wears Star of David

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

American musician Billy Joel has defied white supremacists by wearing the Star of David at a concert at Madison Square Garden, New York. The yellow cloth stars stitched to the front and back of his jacket are identical to the ones Jews were forced to wear during the Nazi regime. It was only in June Read more

Ex-KKK member-turned-priest confesses, apologises, takes leave

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A priest in the US has published a statement confessing his Ku Klux Klan past. He joined the KKK as an “impressionable young man” he says. In his Arlington Catholic Herald editorial William Aitcheson says images from last week’s deadly white supremacist and white nationalist rally in Charlottesville “brought back memories of a bleak period Read more

The power of 10,000 – anti-racists win against white supremacists

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Over 10,000 demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans forced a small group of white supremacists to cut short a “free speech rally” at a park in Boston on Saturday. Reports from say the 25-strong group was jeered at when it was “escorted out” the park by police officers. Read more Related Posts:Action Zealandia, NZ’s largest neo-Nazi group, Read more

The clergy who stared down white supremacists in Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Asked what it was like to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, evangelical author and founder Lisa Sharon Harper was blunt. “It really felt like every step you take could be your last,” she said, later adding: “With each step, I just kept holding on to the call to love.” Read more