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john stossel says southern poverty law center is a ‘hate group’ and ‘left-wing,


john stossel, an american consumer television personality known for his career on both abc news and fox business channel, has now exposed that the southern poverty law center (splc), which continually grossly misrepresents and labels pro-family and conservative organizations as so-called “hate groups,” “has become a hate group itself and is now a left-wing, money-grabbing, slander machine.”liberty counsel has prepared several documents rebutting the splc’s false, defamatory, and dangerous labeling here.“we commend john stossel for exposing the southern poverty law center’s bogus and misleading ‘hate group’ label,” said mat staver, founder and chairman of liberty counsel. “liberty counsel and other peaceful, law-abiding, christian, pro-family, or conservative organizations that are on its h






virginia shooter james hodgkinson’s love of southern poverty law center under fi


the d.c. shooter was a facebook fan of the southern poverty law center (splc), a reckless organization that falsely labels people and organizations as “haters” or “hate groups.” the splc has now admitted james hodgkinson “liked” the splc on facebook. the splc continues to ignore warnings about its dangerous and false labeling, even though two separate mass murder attempts have been perpetrated by followers of the splc. yesterday was the most recent attempted mass murder by someone who followed the splc. the first mass murder attempt was in 2012, when floyd corkins confessed he was motivated by the splc “hate map.”the splc’s caustic and false rhetoric is dangerous because it creates a “hate map” listing so-called “hate groups.” mark potock, with the splc admitted in an interview: “our crite






splc adds campus reform’s hannah scherlacher to lgbt hate list just for appearin


the southern poverty law center (splc), which grossly misrepresents and recklessly labels christian, pro-family and conservative nonviolent groups as “hate groups,” has added hannah scherlacher, the program coordinator and a contributor for the leadership institute’s campusreform.org, to its so-called “hate list.”photo jennifer moo via flickrscherlacher, who reports on left-wing abuse and bias on america’s colleges campuses, said, “it’s an understatement to say that i was dumbfounded as to how i ended up on the southern poverty law center’s lgbtq hate-list – i have never said or done anything to indicate hate for the lgbtq community. when i called to inquire, splc informed me that i am guilty because i did a radio interview with family research council radio (frc). the segment was about so






southern poverty law center includes hashtags for jesus, christmas, merry christ


 the southern poverty law center (splc) has a so-called “hate tracker” webpage, which purports to track social media communications of groups that splc hates. the “hate tracker” page includes the following social media hashtags: #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, #jesus, and #whitegenocide and #ineedwhitesupremacybecause this week.the splc claims it monitors social media communications of so-called hate groups and now claims that the #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, and #jesus hashtags are due to a so-called algorithm, but the splc cannot run from the clear intent of its “hate tracker” page.the splc website plainly states that it is a “hate tracker” and, when narrowed to specific days, on december 24th, #merrychristmas held the no. 2 ranking. on december 25th,






southern poverty law center attacked over their ‘hate map’ after removing amana


share thistagsallegations of racismchristianityfood nazihate crimehate speechhomosexual propagandaiowalgbtliberal biasliberty counselmat stavermedia biasnazinazi restaurantnazi themepropagandaracismsouthern poverty law centerwar on christianitythe southern poverty law center (splc) admitted its fault and removed a town from its “hate map” this week. that map irresponsibly mixes religious organizations with violent hate groups, and this time it included the town of amana because an unknown source alleged some people who might have been associated with the daily stormer met one time in a restaurant for coffee.photo jennifer moo via flickrthis is one of many inaccuracies and gross over-characterizations that can be found on splc’s map. amana, an innocent town, was then blacklisted by the splc






when will the media stop trusting a hate group to label hate groups?


on thursday, newsweek ran a story by harriet sinclair, captioned “donald trump to speak at hate group’s annual event, a first for a president.” while headlines occasionally skew the thrust of an article, not so here.sinclair’s article began by explaining that “trump will be the first sitting president to address the family research council’s values voter summit, which the southern poverty law center (splc) described as a ‘rogues’ gallery of the radical right.’…the anti-lgbtq family research council, labeled as a hate group by splc, has hosted its annual summit since its inception in 2006.”sinclair’s tactic is a well-worn one for both the liberal media and the political left: scapegoating the slander by pointing to splc’s “hate group” tag. just last month, sen. al franken executed a similar






anti-lgbtq christian groups freaking out after nonprofit database tags them with


a non-profit resource that posts publicly available tax documents for charities has infuriated anti-gay christian and conservative nonprofits by  using a widely available database at the southern poverty law center and tagging  each of them as a “hate group.”according to the friendly atheist,  charity database  guidestar — which bills itself as “the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations” — now includes information provided by the splc.among the putative christian non-profits with a political bent who made the “hate group”  list are the alliance defending freedom, liberty counsel, family research council, and the american family association — all of whom promote anti-lgbtq policies, in the case of the liberty counsel, they offer legal representation, recently defe






mat staver, liberty counsel calls lgbt attacks on c-fam, heritage foundation ‘de


share thistagsban gay marriagecenter for family and human rightscondemn homosexualitydecriminalize homosexualitydistrict of columbiafamily research councilfloyd corkinsgay marriagegay marriage lawsuitgay rightsgayshate grouphate speechhomosexualityhomosexualshuman rightslgbtliberals vs conservativesliberty counsellisa correntimat staversouthern poverty law centerunited nationsus newswashingtonwashington dcafter lisa correnti of the center for family and human rights and grace melton of the heritage foundation were appointed to the united states delegation for the united nation’s commission on the status of women, radical “lgbtq” groups sent a letter to secretary of state rex tillerson demanding they be removed because they do not support the extreme “lgbtq” agenda. incredibly, the human ri






adf rebukes al franken for ‘hate group’ label after anti-catholic attacks by dia


share thistagsabcal frankenallegations of racismalliance defending freedomamy barrettcaliforniacatholiccatholic churchcatholicschristianitydianne feinsteindick durbinfirst amendmentfree speechfreedom of religionfreedom of speechhate grouphate speechillinoisku klux klanmichael farrisminnesotanbcnotre dameracismsouthern poverty law centerus congresswar on christianityduring wednesday’s judicial confirmation hearing for 7th circuit court of appeals nominee amy barrett, the notre dame law professor came under fire from several democratic senators. while anti-catholic comments and questions from california senator dianne feinstein and illinois senator dick durbin have received plenty of attention this week, al franken’s (d., minn.) similarly antagonistic remarks have flown under the radar.frank






witnesses: man used slurs, said 'get out of my country' before shooting 2 indian


witness a hate crime? here's how to intervene.matt lindnerwithin the first 10 days after donald trump's election as president, 867 reports of hate incidents in the united states were collected by the southern poverty law center, including 368 such incidents nov. 9 and 10 combined. meanwhile, recently released fbi data show there were 5,850 hate crime...within the first 10 days after donald trump's election as president, 867 reports of hate incidents in the united states were collected by the southern poverty law center, including 368 such incidents nov. 9 and 10 combined. meanwhile, recently released fbi data show there were 5,850 hate crime... (matt lindner)






neo-nazi website raises $150,000 to fight southern poverty law center lawsuit


a neo-nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the southern poverty law center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a jewish woman in montana.the donations to andrew anglin and the website he founded, the daily stormer, came in over the course of less than two months on a crowdfunding site that caters to far-right causes, overcoming the difficulties that white nationalists often face in raising money online.the mainstream crowdfunding websites gofundme and kickstarter have policies forbidding fundraisers that promote hate speech.the donations to support anglin were made possible by a california-based site called wesearchr, which has attracted donors hoping to fund rallies for the far-right and post “bounties” for damaging informa






neo-nazi website raises $150,000 to fight southern poverty law center lawsuit


a neo-nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the southern poverty law center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a jewish woman in montana.the donations to andrew anglin and the website he founded, the daily stormer, came in over the course of less than two months on a crowdfunding site that caters to far-right causes, overcoming the difficulties that white nationalists often face in raising money online.the mainstream crowdfunding websites gofundme and kickstarter have policies forbidding fundraisers that promote hate speech.the donations to support anglin were made possible by a california-based site called wesearchr, which has attracted donors hoping to fund rallies for the far-right and post “bounties” for damaging informa






resurgent hate groups have long history in washington state, northwest


“we have long history of being a breeding ground for extremist groups and individuals,” says a spokesman for the southern poverty law center, which has identified 21 hate groups in washington state.the southern poverty law center (splc) has identified 21 hate groups operating in washington, most claiming as members white supremacists and white nationalists — people who have flocked to this corner of the country for more than a century, the group says.the groups, identified in the splc’s “hate map,” range fromour place fellowship, a tiny christian identity church in colville, stevens county, to the american vanguard, a small but virulent group of neo-nazis out of bremerton, said david neiwert, the splc’s northwest representative.the splc, which tracks hate groups in the united states, has i






overstepped the bounds of zealous advocacy and was unprofessional | the global d


share thistagsalabamacivil rightsdepartment of defensediversity in techhate grouphate speechliberty counselmat staverpentagonsouthern poverty law centeru.s. department of defenseu.s. department of defense (dod)us newswashington dcthe pentagon has now officially disassociated from the southern poverty law center (splc), an organization which continually grossly misrepresents and labels pro-family organizations as so-called “hate groups,” after previously using the group’s materials as a resource for the department of defense (dod)’s training on extremism.the dod’s defense equal opportunity management institute (deomi) previously used the splc as a resource on “hate groups.” however, the daily caller recently obtained internal dod emails through a freedom of information act (foia) request.in






guidestar sued for labeling liberty counsel a ‘hate group’ | the global dispatch


liberty counsel filed a federal lawsuit against guidestar over the false and defamatory “hate group” label it placed on guidestar’s liberty counsel page. the lawsuit charges guidestar with violating the federal lanham act, along with state law violations of interference with business expectancy and defamation. the suit seeks a permeant injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. the case of liberty counsel, inc. v. guidestar usa, inc. was filed in the federal district court for the eastern district of virginia in the newport news division.“guidestar and its political ally, the southern poverty law center (splc), are intent on destroying pro-family organizations. the ‘hate group’ label is false and dangerous,” said mat staver, founder and chairman of liberty counsel. “guidestar’s ce






guidestar sues for labeling liberty counsel a ‘hate group’ | the global dispatch


liberty counsel filed a federal lawsuit against guidestar over the false and defamatory “hate group” label it placed on guidestar’s liberty counsel page. the lawsuit charges guidestar with violating the federal lanham act, along with state law violations of interference with business expectancy and defamation. the suit seeks a permeant injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. the case of liberty counsel, inc. v. guidestar usa, inc. was filed in the federal district court for the eastern district of virginia in the newport news division.“guidestar and its political ally, the southern poverty law center (splc), are intent on destroying pro-family organizations. the ‘hate group’ label is false and dangerous,” said mat staver, founder and chairman of liberty counsel. “guidestar’s ce






charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits


newport news, va. — a florida-based legal advocacy organization is suing over a "hate group" label that it and other nonprofits received on a website that maintains a database of information about u.s. charities.liberty counsel inc. filed a federal lawsuit wednesday against guidestar usa inc. in newport news, virginia.guidestar flagged 46 nonprofits, including liberty counsel, for being labeled as hate groups by the southern poverty law center. liberty counsel's suit claims that label is slanderous and has damaged its reputation.guidestar announced last friday that it would remove the labels after threats directed at its staff.liberty counsel bills itself as a legal defense organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom and preserving family values from a "christian and biblical per






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42498 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42514 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42513 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42505 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42502 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42469 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42480 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42490 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42521 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42522 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42535 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42526 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42530 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42526 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42523 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42522 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






center for family and human rights protest by lgbt group, outright, as a hate gr


share thistagsban gay marriagecenter for family and human rightscondemn homosexualitygay marriagegay marriage lawsuitgay rightsgayshate grouphate speechhomosexualhomosexual propagandahomosexualityhomosexualshuman rightshuman rights violationhuman rights violationsjessica sternlesbian banlesbianslgbtnew yorknew york citynikki haleyperson of interestsouth carolinasouthern poverty law centertrump's appointmentsunited nationsus newsworld outreachthe hate group center for family and human rights (c-fam) has used its place on the official us delegation to the annual united nations women’s rights meeting, commission on the status of women, to fundraise for itself in what appears to be a violation of federal ethics rules. outright action international calls for c-fam’s immediate removal from the u






richard cohen, president of the southern poverty law center, on trump and what c


not long after it launched in 1971, the southern poverty law center made a name for itself as a standard-bearer in the fight for civil rights.since then, the montgomery, ala.-based nonprofit has filed dozens of lawsuits over the years targeting groups that include law enforcement and government officials. it’s helped dismantle a host of ku klux klan and other white supremacist groups around the country by winning millions on behalf of its clients in court cases against them, sending a few into bankruptcy.and since the election of president trump, the law center has taken on new relevance. it has repeatedly criticized the president for “the trump effect,” a term its leaders use to describe an uptick in harassment and violence against racial and religious minorities after trump’s election vi






12 ways the southern poverty law center is a scam to profit from hate-mongering


what makes the hate list of the southern poverty law center different from the “burn book” a high school queen bee keeps in the 2004 movie “mean girls”? answer: not much. the burn book was a compilation of insults, gossip, and rumors intended to repel the diva’s “enemies,” label everybody, and keep herself on top of the heap.the splc uses its list of designated hate groups in much the same way: to manipulate the lives of others, smear reputations, control personal relationships, and reap the spoils. the dynamic is the same, whether played on the adolescent scene or in the political arena. both lists serve mostly as power-mongering tools.in civilized societies, we supposedly grow out of that sort of tribalism. but look around and you’ll see such behaviors proliferating in every sphere: poli






charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits


newport news, va. (ap) — a florida-based legal advocacy organization is suing over a “hate group” label that it and other nonprofits received on a website that maintains a database of information about u.s. charities.liberty counsel inc. filed a federal lawsuit wednesday against guidestar usa inc. in newport news, virginia.guidestar flagged 46 nonprofits, including liberty counsel, for being labeled as hate groups by the southern poverty law center. liberty counsel’s suit claims that label is slanderous and has damaged its reputation.guidestar announced last friday that it would remove the labels after threats directed at its staff.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.liberty counsel bills itself as a legal defense organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom






watchdog: number of anti-muslim hate groups on the rise


washington — the number of anti-muslim hate groups in the united states has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical islamic attacks and the incendiary rhetoric of last year's presidential campaign, the southern poverty law center says.the number of anti-muslim groups increased from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016, the splc said in a report released wednesday. the number of hate groups overall tracked by the watchdog group also increased to 917 last year from 892 the previous year, the report said."2016 was an unprecedented year for hate," said mark potok, a senior fellow at the southern poverty law center.the report blamed the increase in part on "incendiary rhetoric" from the campaign of now-president donald trump, which included threats to ban muslim immigrants and "mandate a registr






violence erupts at anti-muslim ‘sharia’ protest in seattle


protesters and counter-demonstrators collided during an anti-muslim march in seattle on saturday, according to abc news.the seattle incident was one of many so-called “anti-sharia” marches staged across the country as right-wing protesters marched to protest against muslims in the u.s. and to show their intolerance of islamic culture, which they believe is inextricably entwined with terrorism.thehill.com said the marches were sponsored by far-right white nationalist organization act for america, a group the southern poverty law center (splc) has labeled as an extremist hate group.act for america’s members have convinced themselves that the u.s. is in imminent danger of being transformed into an islamic republic, governed by the laws of the koran.counter-protesters turned out en masse, beat






watch out for the left, too


when a fervent bernie sanders supporter shot at gop congressmen on a baseball field earlier this month, injuring four, including house majority whip steve scalise, brian levin’s darkest suspicions came true.levin heads the center for the study of hate and extremism at cal state san bernardino. and while he’s noted the rise of right-leaning hate groups in recent years, he’s also seen a slow-but-sure rise of the radical left. he’s even tracked symptoms of future left-wing violence in online recruiting and flyers at college campuses in southern california.the horrific shooting, was confirmation of what he’d been expecting.brian levin, who heads the center for the study of hate and extremism at calstate san bernardino, has observed the slow but sure rise of the radical left. he’s seen the symp






charity database stops linking anti-lgbtq christian non-profits to splc ‘hate li


a non-profit resource that posts publicly available tax documents for charities has dropped using a widely available database at the southern poverty law center that designated anti-gay christian and conservative nonprofits as  “hate groups” after staffers received threats.last week charity database guidestar — which bills itself as “the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations” — began linking the anti-gay organizations to the list which infuriated conservatives.as guidestar noted at the time, “the southern poverty law center (splc) is a respected hate group watchdog. there is disagreement on some of splc’s specific choices, but on balance guidestar believes the analysis is strong enough to share. we leave it to you to come to your own conclusions.”since then the o






racial disparity is major component of poverty, shriver center president says


poverty is a complex problem. one of the biggest challenges faced by the nation’s poor is that they don’t have the resources to advocate for themselves when something goes wrong. the sargent shriver national center on poverty law aims to give the poor a voice in the laws and policies that affect their lives — from protecting families from lead poisoning to fighting frozen medicaid payments, the center’s president john bouman said.the center was originally founded in 1967 by shriver, who also helped establish the peace corps, as a means to provide federally funded legal aid for the poor. in 1996, when the federal government’s funding stopped, bouman, 68, and a group of lawyers restructured, and started the center’s advocacy program. the shriver center recently celebrated its 50th anniversar






documenting hate: tell us your story


there is no reliable national data on the nature or prevalence of hate crimes and bias incidents. we need your help to create a database of such incidents across the country, so we all know what's going on.by filling out the form below, you are sharing your story with documenting hate, a coalition of organizations, including the star tribune and led by propublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. we will not share your name and contact information with anybody outside our coalition without your permission. we are not law enforcement and will not report this information to the police. the southern poverty law center recommends you do so directly if you are a victim of a crime.we know that you've gone through something traumatic. thank you for coming forward and telling us what happened.






activists disrupt poverty lesson, show politician real thing


philadelphia — activists disrupted a poverty lesson at philadelphia city hall, persuading the councilman who organized the event to instead go on a tour of one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.the surprise turn of events, in a city where more than 1 out of 4 residents lives in poverty, occurred as city council members and staff had gathered tuesday in a gilded conference room to take on the roles of impoverished people applying for social services."we don't need simulation here," black lives matter activist asa khalif said after grabbing the microphone, his voice then rising. "we can take you to those places where people are actually in poverty and actually would need help and assistance."councilman curtis jones jr. obliged. "we could go now," he said.and so he and two activists left, t






trump administration cuts funding to group fighting neo-nazis


life after hate — a nonprofit group dedicated to de-radicalizing white nationalist and neo-nazi extremists and combating the rise of right-wing extremism — is losing its funding under the trump administration.politico’s playbook plus reported that the department of homeland security (dhs)’s $10 million grant program “countering violent extremism” was stalled but is set to resume on friday.life after hate was supposed to receive a $400,000 grant in the last days of the obama administration. that money was delayed as the program was reviewed and assessed.“but,” politico said, “the trump administration dropped them from the new grant list that’s getting announced today.”the group has had a “twenty-fold increase in calls for help” since election day from people trying to “disengage” from neo-n






killed by hate: victims of america's far-right violence | usa


over the last 16 years, the number of far-right attacks in the united states has grown to an average of 300 per year, according to a study by the combating terrorism center at west point.yet, since the election of right-wing us president donald trump in november, researchers and activists say far-right groups have been emboldened to carry out more hate crimes.the alabama-based southern poverty law center (splc), an organisation that monitors hate groups, recorded an average of 87 hate incidents a day during the ten-day period after trump’s elections. this is five times the daily average of hate crimes recorded by the fbi in 2015.many of those hate incidents targeted people of colour, muslims, jews, members of the lgbtq community and others. the upsurge in racist violence has been punctuate






it only takes 6 steps to buy an automated teller machine the global dispatch


share thistagsbusinessbusiness newscost controldollardollar crashfamily businessgrow your businesshidden moneyinvestmentmoney hiddenoregonowning an automated teller machine is a pretty easy way of bringing extra revenue into the business. in the event that you buy an atm cash machine, as the owner of the atm, you get to keep all the service fees and profits. so, if you have a business that is always busy with clients coming and going, there are higher chances that bringing an atm machine in would bring you huge profits at the end of the year.image/prawnybelow are 6 steps to buying an atm cash machine. however, as easy as it may seem, remember that you will be responsible for putting money in the atm and repairing the atm when it breaks down. so, before deciding to buy one, ensure that your






scalise shooting prompts warning from terror experts


when a fervent bernie sanders supporter shot at gop congressmen on a baseball field earlier this month, injuring four, including house majority whip steve scalise, brian levin’s darkest suspicions came true.levin heads the center for the study of hate and extremism at cal state san bernardino. and while he’s noted the rise of right-leaning hate groups in recent years, he’s also seen a slow-but-sure rise of the radical left. he’s even tracked symptoms of future left-wing violence in online recruiting and flyers at college campuses in southern california.the horrific shooting, was confirmation of what he’d been expecting.brian levin, who heads the center for the study of hate and extremism at calstate san bernardino, has observed the slow but sure rise of the radical left. he’s seen the symp






killed by hate: victims of america's far-right violence | far right


over the past 16 years, the number of far-right attacks in the united states has grown to an average of 300 per year, according to a study by the combating terrorism center at west point.since the election of right-wing us president donald trump in november, researchers and activists say far-right groups have been emboldened to carry out more hate crimes.the alabama-based southern poverty law center (splc), an organisation that monitors hate groups, recorded an average of 87 hate incidents a day during the ten-day period after trump’s elections. this is five times the daily average of hate crimes recorded by the fbi in 2015.many of those hate incidents targeted people of colour, muslims, jews, members of the lgbtq community and others. the upsurge in racist violence has been punctuated by






neo-nazi website daily stormer raises $150,000 to fight southern poverty law cen


los angeles — a neo-nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the southern poverty law center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a jewish woman in montana. the donations to andrew anglin and the website he founded, the daily stormer, came in over the course of…