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More Threats from White Nationalist Lawyer and Fundraising Update

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White Nationalist Lawyer sues Mockingbird, Threatens Talib Kweli

I'm honored to be in such august company as Talib Kweli.  I have never met him but he has done a great deal to raise the level of political discourse in this country, indeed in the world.  He has used words as art to bring justice to the forefront of our national conversation.  I have in the past covered his former writing partner Mos Def's activism against the force feeding of hunger strikers in America's gulag.

 

White Nationalist Lawyer Threatens the Mockingbird with Lawsuit. Read Our Response

Nothing confirms journalistic integrity and investigative effectiveness like push back and spin. There is no better push back the threat of a frivolous lawsuit. A frivolous lawsuit has no purpose other than to intimidate, and to drain resources when it is used in an attempt to silence the press. Facing such a prospect head on, regardless of the cost in hourglass sand and treasure, is the proper thing for a news source to do. It is what is expected of us if we are to defend the public trust that is placed in us to find and report the truth.

 

Local Neo-Nazi grows wealthy from donations, begins financing major putsch

Central Ohio's would be fuhrer, Andrew Anglin, is often quick to plead persecution and beg for money from his followers. Attempts to cut him off from his father's so-called Christian Counseling center as a mail drop and check cashing front by the local antifascist group Anti-Racist Action have forced him to switch mail addresses.

 

Neo-Nazi Group Targets Residents in South Campus Area

While some of their members flashed white power hand signs in Houston, members of the neo-nazi group “Ohio Proud Boys” were busy on campus. The Neil Avenue corridor between 10th street and 5th was covered in recruiting fliers. At the same time, several residents found hand drawn swastikas stuffed into their mail slots at their homes, including inside apartment buildings in an obvious attempt at intimidation.

 

Neo-Nazis and Three Percent Militia unite to terrorize small Ohio town

In the hour before dawn on August 28 a college student found the first flier while on their morning jog. It was wheat pasted to a stop sign. Every stop sign on their route had one or more flyers from two different neo-nazi groups. A few blocks away, a professor went for their morning coffee and noticed a pickup truck with prominent stickers for a so-called 3% militia group called the “West Ohio Minuteman” idling in a parking lot downtown.

 

From Berkeley to Boston Police attack anti-racist demonstrations in the wake of Charlottesville

Emboldened by their ability to openly attack students and clergy in Charlottesville while the police look on after having been ordered to stand down, white supremacist organizations seem undaunted by even the negative press that their murder by sports car finale got them. A series of threats against anti-racist demonstrations on August 19th for those nazis who could not make it to make it to the “Free Speech” Rally on Boston Commons.

 

While Pretending to care about Charlottesville Sessions Investigates 1.3 Million Antifascist Trump Opponents

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the man who investigated civil rights workers for registering voters, finally joined the cabinet level damage control effort for his boss 48 hours after Trump muttered something stupid about violence “on many sides” twice in his semi-coherent belated press conference in the wake of the Charlottesville attack. Decoding what Sessions meant by his words and placing it in context of other cabinet level officials paints a very grim picture. Sessions intends to use violence by the right to repress political opposition to the President and his party.

 

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