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Twitter Hides Official White House Tweet Calling for Killings of Protesters, Too

The White House taunted Twitter on Friday by reposting Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the outright extrajudicial slaughter of Americans protesting police brutality in Minneapolis, which the social media site on Friday hid behind a label for “glorifying violence.” Twitter has now responded by doing exactly the same…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Minneapolis, White House, Social Media, Protests, Donald Trump, First Amendment, White Supremacy, Twitter Hides Official White House


CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Resigns After Past Involvement With KKK Comes to Light

The CEO of surveillance firm Banjo, one of the many firms pitching law enforcement agencies across the country on artificial intelligence and big data-backed predictive policing, is leaving the company after an April report outed him as a former neo-Nazi skinhead who was involved in a 1990 Ku Klux Klan drive-by…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Technology, Privacy, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Racism, Kkk, Mass Surveillance, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Banjo, Algorithmic Bias, Damien Patton


Banjo’s CEO resigns after report details KKK ties in his past

After investigative reporting revealed his undisclosed involvement in shooting at a synagogue with KKK members at age 17, the CEO of Banjo will leave the company he founded. In a short blog post, the company announced a “change in leadership” and the resignation of its founder and CEO Damien Patton. The Utah-based company will transition “to a new, reconstituted leadership team effectively immediately.” “I am confident Banjo’s greatest days are still ahead, and will do everything in my power ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Utah, Tech, Kkk, Palantir, Cto, White Supremacy, Patton, Banjo, Damien Patton, TechCrunch Utah, Justin R Lindsey


Banjo suspends state surveillance contracts after report details founder’s white supremacist past

Following an explosive report about the dark past of its founder and CEO Damien Patton, Utah-based company Banjo is facing a backlash in its own backyard. After revelations of Patton’s former ties to a branch of the KKK came to light, Utah’s Attorney General and the University of Utah froze their relationships with the company. Now, the company will suspend all of its contracts in the state. Following the actions by the state AG’s office, Banjo announced that it would suspend all of its state...
Tags: TC, Utah, Navy, Government, Tech, Venture Capital, Kkk, Nashville, TechCrunch, White Supremacy, University of Utah, Reyes, Patton, AG, Utah AG, Banjo


Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Sure Has a Lot of Ties to the Far Right

Clearview AI, the dystopian face recognition company that claims to have amassed a database of billions of photos, signed contracts with hundreds of law enforcement agencies, and shopped its app around to the rich and powerful, has extensive links to the far right, according to a Huffington Post investigation. In…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Chuck Johnson, Huffington Post, Face Recognition, Far Right, White Supremacy, ClearView, Neo Nazis, Hmmm, Wesearchr, Clearview AI, Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview, Hoan Ton That




"For too long architectural elites and bureaucrats have derided the idea of beauty, blatantly ignored public opinions on style, and have quietly spent taxpayer money constructing ugly, expensive, and inefficient buildings."

"This executive order gives voice to the 99 percent — the ordinary American people who do not like what our government has been building," wrote Marion Smith, chairman of the National Civic Art Society, in a text quoted in "Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Design/The proposed order, called 'Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again'" (NYT).Also quoted there is architecture professor Roger K. Lewis: "At the most fundamental level it’s a complete constraint on freedom of ...
Tags: Law, White House, Architecture, Hitler, White, Nea, White Supremacy, National Civic Art Society, Ann Althouse, Marion Smith, President Trump, Edgar Hoover, Roger K Lewis


To Kill a Muslim, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of To Kill A Muslim:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some important details. The Slap At first everything had gone beautifully. Seeing the raghead dropped like a buck in hunting season, that had been awesome! Chad cheered and laughed, shouting, “Pick it up, pick it up!” What his coach used to shout at him when ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Guantanamo, Fiction, Religion, America, Culture, Islam, Chad, Jesus, Alan, Islamophobia, Jay, Muslims, White Supremacy


Death in a Valley Town, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some important details. I also changed the title, which was formerly”To Kill a Muslim”. The Slap At first everything had gone beautifully. Seeing the raghead dropped like a buck in hunting season, that had been awesome! Chad cheered and laughed, shoutin...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Guantanamo, Fiction, Religion, America, Culture, Islam, Chad, Jesus, Alan, Islamophobia, Jay, Muslims, White Supremacy


Something Awful Shuts Down Infamous FYAD Board Due to Infestation of 'Nazi Shit Everywhere'

Something Awful’s notorious Fuck You and Die (FYAD) board, one of the early indicators of just how horrifying a place the internet was going to become, has now gone to that big web archive in the sky.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nazis, Social Media, Internet Culture, White Supremacy, Neo Nazis, Forums, Something Awful, FYAD


Students fly Confederate flag to oppose “queer flag”, school says it’s just a “different viewpoint”

A group of students at West Plains High School in Missouri didn’t like the rainbow pride flags some of their classmates were handing out at school last week… so they raised a Confederate flag in the cafeteria. Just another day in Trump’s America. Sophomore Rose Schilmoeller tells local news station KY3 that she and her friends distributed around 60 small rainbow flags last Monday. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “People would put them like sticking...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, America, Racism, Missouri, Homophobia, Hatred, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, White Supremacy, BuzzFeed News, Confederate, West Plains High School, Trump 's America Sophomore Rose Schilmoeller, Abigail Lipford


Former Breitbart Editor Katie McHugh On Stephen Miller And White Supremacy

Former Breitbart editor Katie McHugh tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that White House senior adviser Stephen Miller assisted in her radicalization as a white supremacist.
Tags: News, White House, Npr, Breitbart, White Supremacy, Stephen Miller, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Katie McHugh


Airbnb Bans Over 60 White Supremacists After Iron March Forum Database Leak

Short-term apartment rental site Airbnb has banned over 60 users of Iron March, the defunct white supremacist web forum that recently had its entire SQL database leaked to the internet, the company told Gizmodo.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Airbnb, Extremism, White Supremacy, Gizmodo Read, Neo Nazis, Iron March


White Supremacist Arrested For Allegedly Plotting To Bomb Colorado Synagogue

Federal prosecutors announced on Monday that a 27-year-old man named Richard Holzer had been charged with a hate crime over the weekend for allegedly plotting to bomb a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. According to the criminal complaint in Justice Department’s press release, Holzer is a self-avowed white supremacist who allegedly told undercover FBI agents of his plans to destroy Pueblo’s Temple Emanuel Synagogue in order to “make [Jewish people] know they’re not wanted here.” “I want somethin...
Tags: News, Fbi, Anti-semitism, Justice Department, Hate Crimes, White Supremacy, Pueblo, Holzer, Pueblo Colorado, Cristina Cabrera, Richard Holzer, Temple Emanuel Synagogue


Watchmen's Latest Twist Shouldn't Be a Surprise to Anyone

The story taking place in Watchmen’s present is informed by that world’s past—one similar to ours where groups of white supremacists have terrorized black people across the world for centuries. At times, the show assumes you know this fact to be true but in others, like the opening moments of this week’s episode, …Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Police, Dc Comics, Racism, Terrorism, Police Brutality, Warner Bros, Oklahoma, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Watchmen


Navy Yard worker outed by Unicorn Riot is indicted for lying to the FBI about his white nationalist group memberships

When Salem, NJ's Fred C. Arena applied for a job at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, he underwent an FBI background check in which he falsely claimed that he was not a member of the Vanguard America, a white nationalist group that was part of the lethal far-right "Unite the Right" 2017 gathering in Charlottesville; whose members posed with the murderer James Alex Fields Jr for a photo hours before he killed Heather Heyer. The activist group Unicorn Riot (previously) published leaked chat logs lin...
Tags: Post, News, Leaks, Philadelphia, White Nationalists, White Supremacy, Doxing, Three Percenters, Unicorn Riot, Fred C Arena, Fritz Coon Heydrich, John S Mosby, McCormick H Foley, Sloppy Nazis


Navy Yard worker outed by Unicorn Riot is indicted for lyingto the FBI about his white nationalist group memberships

When Salem, NJ's Fred C. Arena applied for a job at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, he underwent an FBI background check in which he falsely claimed that he was not a member of the Vanguard America, a white nationalist group that was part of the lethal far-right "Unite the Right" 2017 gathering in Charlottesville; whose members posed with the murderer James Alex Fields Jr for a photo hours before he killed Heather Heyer. The activist group Unicorn Riot (previously) published leaked chat logs lin...
Tags: Post, News, Leaks, Philadelphia, White Nationalists, White Supremacy, Doxing, Three Percenters, Unicorn Riot, Fred C Arena, Fritz Coon Heydrich, John S Mosby, McCormick H Foley, Sloppy Nazis


Gab and Twitter Served With Search Warrants Over Neo-Nazi Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Federal authorities served search warrants to social network and white supremacist haven Gab as well as Twitter in an investigation into a neo-Nazi arrested for child pornography in Boulder, Colorado.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Police, Social Media, Law Enforcement, Child Pornography, White Supremacy, Neo Nazis, Gab


How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The cacophony of radical right-wing violence that reverberated within the communities of Charlottesville, El Paso and Pittsburgh recently resulted in a long overdue decision by the Department of Homeland Security to treat white supremacy as a domestic terrorism threat. While DHS’ rhetorical shift is useful, it is now time for the government and private sector to counter the finances that help fuel white supremacists’ vi...
Tags: News, Obama, Mexico, Bank Of America, Dhs, United States, Ireland, Nazi, Oakland, Cloudflare, Department Of Homeland Security, Cafe, Justice Department, South Carolina, Christchurch, Irs


HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa


Millionaire Fox News Host Says Twitter Has Made Some People Rich While Dividing America

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says that Twitter has harmed America by spreading hatred and division in the U.S., something that he insists wasn’t common 10 years ago. Carlson also says that Twitter is making people rich while dividing America. Seriously.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, America, Fox News, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy, Carlson, Devin Nunes, President Trump, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Twitter Nazism


The worrying ideology that helps Trump’s new friendship with Brazil

As the conflict develops in Venezuela between the US-backed Juan Guaidó and the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro, one staunch supporter of the United States position is Brazil. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has also expressed support for Trump’s wall project, and for moving embassies to Jerusalem. This new friendship between the United States and Brazil is one of the few foreign-policy achievements of the Trump administration, which has generally seemed better at losing old friends tha...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Washington, France, White House, Russia, US, Jerusalem, Austria, Racism, United States, Italy, Brazil, Catholic Church


‘Put them all in a gas chamber,’ said Border militia member, 'go back to Hitler days' — Report

“Why are we just apprehending them (…) not lining them up and shooting them? We have to go back to Hitler days and put them all in a gas chamber.” • Remember that US-Mexico border white supremacist terrorist group that published videos of members detaining hundreds migrants at gunpoint, with the Border Patrol's apparent tacit consent? Today, we learn that one member of that racist New Mexico border militia told police that another fellow member once said, “Why are we...not lining them up and ...
Tags: Post, News, Immigration, US, Fbi, Racism, Border, Militia, New Mexico, Hitler, Border Patrol, Militias, Asylum Seekers, White Supremacy, Gonzalez, UCP


Facebook bans a fresh batch of mostly far-right figures

Facebook just announced a new round of controversial accounts that will be kicked off the platform for violating its rules. In this instance, Facebook cited its policy against “dangerous individuals and organizations” to bring the ban hammer down on Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, Louis Farrakhan. The company also doubled down on its position toward Alex Jones and his popular conspiracy website Infowars. “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Paul ryan, Watson, Jones, Alex Jones, Far Right, White Supremacy, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Watson, Farrakhan, Infowars, Yiannopoulos


King: I Have ‘Better Insight’ Into How Jesus Felt When Crucified After Committee Boot

Fresh off the Easter weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was feeling a little spiritually vindicated on Tuesday during a scarcely attended town hall in Cherokee, Iowa. After referring to his comments to the New York Times — in which he questioned when white supremacy became offensive — as “misquoted” and the “equivalent of a political lynch mob,” King suggested that he and Jesus Christ have a little something in common. A constituent who identified herself as a pastor told King that she felt Chri...
Tags: News, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Christ, King, Jesus Christ, White Supremacy, Cherokee Iowa, Steve King, Steve King R IA, Nicole Lafond, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Crucified, Jesus Felt


'Confederate' militia detains migrants at gunpoint — with Border Patrol's tacit OK, they claim

“A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents, raising tension over the tactics of armed vigilantes along the border between the United States and Mexico,” writes Simon Romero at the New York Times. They post videos to Youtube of themselves abusing migrants. Here is one such video. We knew the armed volunteer mobs would do this. We knew Trump's in...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, United States, New York Times, Border, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Trump, Asylum Seekers, White Supremacy, American Civil Liberties Union, Hector Balderas, Sunland Park


Nonfiction: In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War

The scholar’s latest book, coinciding with his new PBS series, “Reconstruction,” is a harrowing look at the resurgence of white nationalism in the late 19th century and the New Negro movement to combat it.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Gates, Blacks, Henry Louis Gates Jr, White Supremacy, Books and Literature, Reconstruction Era, Cartoons and Cartoonists, Henry Louis Jr, Stony the Road: Reconstruction, and the Rise of Jim Crow (Book


Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin’s PAC Gave Steve King $2K After Racist Remark

A few weeks after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told The New York Times he didn’t understand why white supremacy was “offensive,” former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), infamous for his comments that rape victims can’t actually get pregnant, donated $2,000 to King’s campaign. The leadership PAC run by Akin, Takin Back America PAC, filed the donation on Feb. 2 — according to records — just 23 days after the Times published King’s racist remark, which earned him a bipartisan boot from his committee assignments...
Tags: News, New York Times, Iowa, Times, King, Trump, White Supremacy, Missouri Senate, McCaskill, Sen Claire McCaskill, Steve King, Todd Akin, Rep Steve King R IA, Akin, Josh Hawley, Nicole Lafond


Lawmakers Demand Social Network Execs Reveal What They Spend Fighting Terrorism

The head of the House subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism is on a quest to find out precisely how much money YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter are spending each to combat extremism across their myriad platforms. Since representatives of the companies seemed unequipped to answer that question…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, House, White Supremacy, Online Extremism, YouTube Microsoft Facebook


Lawmakers Demand Social Network Execs Reveal What They Spend to Fight Terrorism

The head of the House subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism is on a quest to find out precisely how much money YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter are spending each to combat extremism across their myriad platforms. Since representatives of the companies seemed unequipped to answer that question…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, House, White Supremacy, Online Extremism, YouTube Microsoft Facebook