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U.S. white supremacist convicted of lynching black man to be executed

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:28 PM

John William King, one of 3 men convicted of the June 1998 killing of James Byrd, is to die by lethal injection at the Huntsville penitentiary.

Be brave, Barcelona!

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The task of the hour is to transform grief into courage; intolerance into an openness of the heart; hatred into a capacity to love; and indifference into a brave brand of global citizenship

Muslim residents of Barcelona pay tribute at the Canaletas fountain during a demonstration on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, to protest against terrorism and in tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100. Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 14 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content are standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race

RIGHT WING. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from a public park

REMOVED. Workers load statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on a flatbed truck in the early hours of August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. ProPublica / Alec MacGillis/AFP

Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:11 PM

In a clear sign of embarrassment Republican lawmakers did not line up to defend Donald Trump as they have repeatedly done since he took office in January Those who did speak criticized him

TRUMP ON CHARLOTTESVILLE. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Aug 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

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US family disowns white supremacist son after rally

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:18 PM

In an open letter on Monday August 14 to The Forum the man s father Pearce Tefft says his son would no longer be welcome until he renounces his beliefs

VIOLENCE. A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people at a Virginia rally, where violence erupted between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters, witnesses said, causing an unclear number of injuries. Photo by Paul J Richards/AFP

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Aug 15, 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Aug 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

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Charlottesville: Race drags town into a fight it does not seek

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:41 AM

A pretty university town imbued with American history Charlottesville Virginia has been thrust into the news by right wing extremists whose views are deeply at odds with the city s sense of its own values

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED But Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer blames US President Donald Trump for creating an atmosphere of coarseness cynicism [and] bullying in America

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. A picturesque Virginia city braced Saturday for a flood of white nationalist demonstrators as well as counter-protesters, declaring a local emergency as law enforcement attempted to quell early violent clashes.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

U.S. white supremacist David Duke praises France's Le Pen

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Her father is a great man a true patriot He raised a strong and intelligent woman who understands how to play 21st century politics David Duke says on Wednesday February 22 through Twitter

MARINE LE PEN. French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen poses prior to an interview on French TV channel TF1, on February 22, 2017, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris. Photo by Patrick Kovarik / AFP

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The flag has been a focal point of controversy in South Carolina since it was raised in the early 1960s atop the State House dome in defiance of the civil rights movement then sweeping the United States

TAKE IT DOWN.  Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Protesters target Confederate flag after Charleston killings

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Symbols of hate have no place in our government The Confederate flag is not a symbol of Southern pride but rather a symbol of rebellion and racism reads an online petition

PROTEST. Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

White supremacist in Mandela murder plot jailed for 35 years

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The perpetrators of a rightwing extremist plot to kill Nelson Mandela are sentenced to 35 years in jail