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Eight hate groups are in San Diego’s backyard, civil rights organization says – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Across San Diego County is a large handful of groups that either deny the Holocaust happened, claim that anyone who isnt a Christian man is unqualified to serve in public office or seek to make the United States an Islamic theocracy.

Eight such organizations in the region are labeled hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks extremist groups.

These groups are far different from the white-supremacist groups like Ku Klux Klan or Aryan Brotherhood in that nearly all of them are faith-based and their membership has strong ties to a particular creed.

Such organizations have come come under greater scrutiny since the August 12 Unite the Right rally of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.in Charlottesville, Va. The event turned deadly when one of the attendees drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, injuring dozens and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

In some cases, location of San Diego County for these groups appears to be little more than happenstance; or they may be a local outpost for a larger group. Some consider their home in San Diego County crucial to their mission.

Law centers list includes an assortment of organizations that they say attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. The center’s determination was based on information collected from the organizations own websites and publications, news reports, field sources, and police reports.

The leader of one of the eight groups said that the law centers designation misses the mark. The groups leader said being on the list is an accomplishment that shows they are influential, but he says they are ultimately about love, not hate. He also said the center doesnt accurately described their mission.

It almost looks like they are trying to purposely juke the stats. It seems unfair, said Ahlazar Lawya, the founder and chief priest for Sicarii 1715. Sicarii is a small organization whose members believe they are the descendants of ancient Israelites. They say they are trying to empower African Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos, but the Southern Poverty Law Center says they are a black separatists.

The law center list doesnt show how large or influential a particular group may be. The Sicarii has about 20 members almost exclusively in San Diego, while the Nation of Islam whose local chapter is listed has thousands members across the country, but it is unclear how many live locally.

Multiple attempts were made to contact all eight of the organizations, but emails and phone calls all went unanswered except for Lawya at Sicarii 1715. Most are obscure and small tax records show that some just have one paid employee and have little presence online or in public.

Theres not one specific reason why a group makes a particular place its home, said Daniel Levitas, an Georgia attorney who wrote The Terrorist Next Door, a book about domestic right-wing hate groups.

Demographic factors (particularly a growing minority population), economic circumstances, a pivotal incident, a towns receptiveness, or the location of a charismatic leader are all factors for where such organizations form, he said.

There are almost as many different explanations for why these groups surface from one area or another as there are communities, he said.

And groups have evolved from organizations that meet to exchange their ideas and plan, Tammy Gillies, the Director for the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego.

These days, a lot of these groups are not so much groups anymore, as they are people in their homes getting information, she said.

The law center does not show any neo-Nazi or KKK in the region, but those type of organizations previously had a local presence. Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard in the Klan, staged rallies in the county in the late 1970s and early 80s.

Then a Fallbrook resident, Metzger stunned the local and national political world in 1980 when he won the Democratic nomination for a San Diego-area congressional seat. He has since moved to Indiana.

Three of the hate groups listed by the law center have a presence in San Diego but are local chapters of national organizations: As-Sabiqun, the Nation of Islam, and the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge. Four others operate out of the San Diego but have a national mission, if a small presence: Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, Ruth Institute, and the Realist Report, and Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust.

Just one, Sicarii 1715, is almost entirely based in San Diego County. It does have a few members in the Inland Empire and Seattle.

The Nation of Islam is the best known of the eight. Founded in Detroit in 1930, its members practice a form of Islam largely rejected by the mainstream faith. It ended up on law centers list because it promotes a belief that blacks are superior to whites, is anti-Semitic, and anti-gay. It has a mosque in Southeast San Diego. The local mosque did not return calls for comment, and an email was returned as undeliverable.

In a 2013 appearance on a radio show, Louis Farrakhan, the head of Nation of Islam at a national level, disputed law centers assessment. He said that black people are currently oppressed, and the organization does not teach that they are superior. Across races, however, people come from common ancestors in Africa, and that makes black people genetically superior, he said.

Now, having said that, does that mean we are superior? In the genetic sense, absolutely, he said. If you keep bothering us, black folk shoot not AK-47s, they shoot something that if we mix with you, you are gone, we stay. So genetically, you are inferior.

The Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge is a Messianic Jewish organization whose members, largely African Americans, believe that they are descendants of ancient Israelites. The law center and media reports show that their biggest presence is in Washington, D.C., but they have some ties to San Diego. Street preachers from the group sometimes shout-down white people as they pass by, the law center said.

There are two local anti-Semitic groups on the centers list list, and both seem to operate mostly online.

One is The Realist Report in Poway, a website that claims theres a Jewish conspiracy that controls the government, media, entertainment industry, and plotted the 9/11 terrorist attack, and that the Holocaust never happened. Its publisher, John Friend, is a former clerk in Escondidos city managers office.

The other, the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, disputes that people were murdered in mass in gas chambers.

We understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was anti-Semitic and persecuted Jews and others. Nevertheless, to be clear, we no longer believe the German State pursued a plan to kill all Jews or used homicidal gassing chambers for mass murder during the years of World War II, it says on its website.

The Third Reichs use of gas chambers to execute millions of people, mostly Jews, is well documented by survivor eyewitness accounts, perpetrators, documents, and scientific studies and other evidence.

Hate groups, the law center said, often cloak themselves in the sober language of serious scholarship, call themselves historical revisionists instead of deniers, and accuse their critics of trying to squelch open-minded inquiries into historical truth.

As-Sabiqun is a national organization with a small presence in San Diego. It advocates for the creation of an Islamic State and implement Sharia Law. Its leaders have praised Osama Bin Laden, supported Hezbollah, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Others just use the San Diego area as a headquarters for their national interests.

The law center says the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission in Vista is primarily focused on attacking LGBT rights, including same sex-marriage and allowing gay people to serve in the military, but it has also claimed that only Christian men should serve in public office, and has maligned Muslims.

Its president since 2007 is the Rev. Gary Cass, a former member of the Grossmont Union High School District Board, and a former officer in the Republican Party of San Diego Party.

According to Cass, only one type of person is qualified to serve in public office: Christian men.

The first qualification is they must be a Christian, he said in a YouTube video.

The biblical biological requirement for office is you must be male, he continued. Civil leadership should be conceived of as an extension of the family and Gods created order.

He has also espoused anti-Muslim views, and describes himself as Islamophobic.

Its unclear if the group is still active its website went offline early this year and its social media accounts have been deleted.

The law center says that Ruth Institute in San Marcos is another Christian group that largely fights against same-sex marriage. It has a speakers bureau that includes people who contend theres a link between homosexuality to pedophilia, call the armed forces a refuge for welfare recipients and gay people, and that claim that people do not have the right to have sex outside of marriage.

Its website says its an organization dedicated to creating a lasting and Christ-like mass social movement to end the agony and injustice of family breakdown.

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What Germany Can Teach America About Addressing White Supremacism – New York Magazine

On Saturday, in Berlins outlying borough of Spandau, around 500 neo-Nazis marched to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitlers deputy Rudolf Hess, who hanged himself (or, as his fans claim, was murdered) in his prison cell, in 1987, at the age of 93. Hess is revered among neo-Nazis for never recanting or apologizing for his ideology, and Saturdays marchers rallied around a banner emblazoned with the words he famously spoke before being sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg Trials: I regret nothing.

The neo-Nazi demonstrators in Berlin were well matched by counterprotesters, though not outnumbered by such dramatic margins as at Saturdays free speech rally in Boston. Most Berliners apparently did not see a few hundred fascist punks as worthy of giving up their Saturday afternoon to make a fuss over. Residents along the marchers route blasted loud music from their balconies to drown them out, according to CNN, including Michael Jacksons Black or White. The counterprotest was well attended by anti-fascist activists who held up banners making fun of the neo-Nazis and prevented them from reaching their destination: the former site of Spandau Prison, which the German government demolished after Hesss death to prevent it from becoming a shrine to Nazism.

Residents of Spandau had tried in vain to get the march banned, but the government ultimately decided it could not do so without violating Germanys free-assembly laws, as long as the marchers adhered to the countrys very strict criteria governing their banners, flags, clothing, and chants. As Andreas Geisel, Berlins state interior secretary, put it: We have very carefully reviewed this and determined that the liberal and democratic fundamental order unfortunately also holds for assholes. Rather than stop them from marching, the Spandauers simply made it clear that they were not welcome or appreciated there. (The small town of Wunsiedel, home of Hesss original gravesite, took a different tack in 2014, tricking neo-Nazis into raising money for anti-Nazi programs.)

Nonetheless, the speech freedoms of the demonstrators were limited in certain specific ways: They could not wear military clothing, carry weapons, play drums or military music, chant slogans, show their tattoos, or display images of Hess. It is illegal to display the Nazi flag or swastika in Germany at all, so they, like other fascist demonstrators, carried the red-white-and-black pre-Nazi imperial flag instead and were limited to one flag per 50 people. Nor were they allowed to perform the Nazi salute, which is also verboten: A drunk American was beaten up by a stranger outside a Dresden caf last week for making the gesture, while two Chinese tourists were arrested and fined for doing so outside the Reichstag in Berlin earlier this month.

It is hard to imagine the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville last week being nearly as effective as they were, had they been held to similar standards or even just prevented from carrying guns. Of course, rules such as Germanys would never fly in the U.S., where they would be considered violations of the First and Second Amendments though many of us would question whether the Second Amendment really protects, say, the right of anti-Semites to menace a synagogue while armed with rifles. Nonetheless, as the U.S. finally turns to confront its own neo-Nazi and neo-Confederate problem children, Germany provides a few lessons we might heed in how to exorcise a toxic ideology from our society without compromising our historical memory.

After the end of World War II, Germany underwent a dramatic period of de-Nazification: Leaders of the movement who did not manage to flee the country were tried and jailed or executed and buried in unmarked graves; statues and monuments were destroyed, swastikas blasted off the faades of public buildings, Nazi literature destroyed and fascist newspapers shut down. This was a start, but not enough, and Nazi ideas and sympathies endured in the Germany population for years to come. The Nazi Party had touched every corner of German society, so most teachers and public servants who remained after the war were former members themselves; removing them all would have ground the country to a halt.

It took a good 20 years for Germany to begin reckoning with this most horrific chapter in its national history. Traveling in Bavaria as a young woman in the late 60s, my mother recalled meeting German students who had to ask her what had happened in their country between 1933 and 1945, because they had not learned this in school. In the 60s and 70s, that all changed, as young people who had grown up after the war began asking questions about what their parents had gotten up to in those years.

Today, the history of the Nazi era and the Holocaust are covered extensively in German schools: This course of study is mandatory, most German high-school students take at least one school trip to a concentration camp, and the question of whether to cast the Nazis as villains in the curriculum is not a matter of public debate (Holocaust denial and revisionism are themselves illegal). As this Quora thread illustrates, German students learn that not only were the Nazis bad, they were bad for Germany, and their defeat in the war is not taught as Germany lost.

Contrast this to the U.S., where there is no universally accepted national standard for social studies and where education officials in each state can establish curricula to include pretty much whatever version of American history they like: Recall the scandal that emerged in 2015 when it came to light that as part of the Texas Board of Educations efforts to put a conservative stamp on history, the state had ordered up history and geography textbooks that described the Atlantic slave trade as bringing workers to the plantations and downplayed the inhuman horrors of slavery. Texas being the second-largest textbook market in the country after California, curricular standards set there tend to have an impact on what students in other states learn as well.

While our own process of de-Confederatization is coming a century and a half too late, it is encouraging to see American cities removing monuments to men who tore their country apart and wasted hundreds of thousands of lives to preserve their privilege of owning other human beings as property. It is an important symbolic gesture, but as Germany learned in the decades after the Second World War, it is hardly sufficient. What really made the difference in building a post-Nazi, anti-Nazi culture, was when Germany decided to make an honest reckoning with that history an integral component of what students learned in school.

Likewise, the U.S. will only make enduring progress at eradicating the doctrine of white supremacy when kids in Georgia learn in their history classes that Robert E. Lee selfishly sent their forebears to their bloody deaths and helped set the southern states back a century in their social and economic development and for that matter, when kids in New York learn that slavery and segregation were not peculiarities of the South, but rather dark threads in our national fabric that continue to resonate in all of our lives today.

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Trump Official Once Praised a Defender of Holocaust Deniers – Mother Jones

Now shes in charge of family planning policy.

David CornAug. 21, 2017 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump watches the lighting of memorial candles during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on April 25. Tom Williams/ZUMA

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, a leading anti-abortion activist, to be a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick was controversial because Manning, formerly a legislative analyst at the conservative Family Research Council anda lobbyistfor the National Right to Life Committee, would be in charge of family planning policy, even though she has questioned theefficacy of contraception in preventing pregnancy and has said government should not play a role in family planning. But there was one item in her rsum that did not receive attention: She had once praised a defender of Holocaust deniers.

Manning edited a book published in 2003 that was a collection of essays by die-hard anti-abortion advocates calledBack to the Drawing Board:The Future of the Pro-Life Movement. That sameyear, she moderated a panel discussion in Washington, DC, to promote the book that featured its contributors and was co-sponsored by the Republican National Coalition for Life. Half an hour into the program, Manningwho then went by the name Teresa Wagnerintroduced Joe Sobran, who had written a key chapter in the book:

Hes a writer and columnist, a former senior editor atNational Review, a known authority on topics as diverse as the United States Constitution and Shakespeare. He authored the chapter in the book called The Republican Lesser Evil.’ He was tasked with critiquing the Republican Party record [on abortion]. He has been called the finest columnist of his generation as well as a national treasure. I wholeheartedly agree with both statements.

Sobran proceeded toslam the GOP, insisting that hardly any Republicans were truly committed to the anti-abortion cause. Referring to the Republican Party, he remarked, the lesser evil keeps getting more evil. He hailed Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), another contributor to Mannings book who was present at the event, for being one of the few Republicans who fully embraced the fight against abortion as a top priority.

In her flattering introduction of Sobran, Manning neglected to mention that a few months earlier, in June 2002, he was a speaker at the 14th annual convention of the Institute for Historical Review. This is how the Southern Poverty Law Center has described the group: Founded in 1978 byWillis Carto, a longtime anti-Semite, the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) is a pseudo-academic organization that claims to seek truth and accuracy in history, but whose real purpose is to promote Holocaust denial and defend Nazism.

IHR began holding annual conferences in 1979.Holocaust deniers, includingDavid Duke, the neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader, would attended the gathering. A prominent speaker at the conferences and other IHR get-togethers was David Irving, perhaps the leading Holocaustdenierof his time. As the SPLC once put it, For years, IHRs yearly conferences were key events that offered networking opportunities for neo-Nazis and anti-Semites from around the world.

In a 2001 column, Sobran had denied that IHR was anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi and praised its magazine,The Journal of Historical Review, for publishing long and fascinating articles. He blasted Jewish groups for reviling the IHR and trying to interfere with its activities. He presented as legitimate the revisionist view that fewer than a million Jews perished of various causeschiefly diseaseduring World War II. Sobran noted that many Holocaust witnesseshave been discredited. He questioned whether the word Holocaust accurately applied to what happened to Jews during the Nazi years, referring to the event as the Jewish misfortune.

Sobrans affinity for the IHR was not surprising. In 1993, he was fired as a columnist for the conservativeNational Review by editor William F. Buckley, who had once mentored Sobran and now disparaged his contextually anti-Semitic writing.

At the 2002 IHR convention in Irvine, California, Sobran hailed the courage of the Institute for Historical Review and its leaders. He called critics of IHR raving, hate-filled fanatics. In his remarkspublished subsequently in IHRs journal under the headline For Fear of the JewsSobran defended the members of the IHR as reasonable people free of any bigotry. In my thirty years in journalism, he asserted, nothing has amazed me more than the prevalent fear in the profession of offending Jews, especially Zionist Jews. He lambasted Israel and its treatment of Arabs, and he claimed, The only discernible duty of Jews, it seems, is to look out for Israel. He insisted that he was not a Holocaust denier himself, but he inveighed against those who criticized the deniers and contended that the main point of the Holocaust narrative was to justify the existence of Israel. In short, he noted, the Holocaust has become a device for exempting Jews from normal human obligations.

Sobrans speech to the IHR cost him a job. Prior to the convention, conservative Pat Buchanan had offered Sobran a column inThe American Conservative, a magazine Buchanan had co-founded. But shortly before Sobran was to start the column, Scott McConnell, the editor of the magazine, discovered Sobran had accepted an invitation to speak before the IHR crowd. He called Sobran and begged him not to do so, telling Sobran that he could not employ him if he delivered the speech. McConnell feared this would ruin his magazines reputation. Sobran was angry and upset and refused to withdraw. McConnell killed his column.

Sobran died in 2010 at the age of 64 due to kidney failure related to diabetes. AWashington Post obituary noted:

Over the years, Mr. Sobrans views veered ever more wildly to the right, beyond the ken of National Review and anything resembling the mainstream. He praised an unabashedly racist publications called Instauration, which, in Mr. Sobrans own words, was openly and almost unremittingly hostile to blacks, Jews, and Mexican and Oriental immigrants.

With little substantiation, he wrote of centuries of Jewish persecution of Christians and denounced Israel as an untrustworthy tiny, faraway socialist ethnocracy. He wrote that the New York Times really ought to change its name to Holocaust Update.

In the preface toBack to the Drawing Board, Manning, who did not respond to a request for comment, called contributors to the book statesmen, scholars, doctors, lawyers, judges, activists, and mothers. And at the conference, she remarked that they included people that I have respected and admired my entire professional life. Presumably, her accolades applied to Sobran, whose controversial association with Holocaust deniers and whose contextually anti-Semitic writings were publicly known within conservative circles at the time.

The woman who once hailed Sobran as a national treasure today is making policy for Trump.

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Media must cut through witness spin on police brutality reports – KDRTV

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Journalists reporting casualty figures from police brutality face similar problems whether in America or Kenya.

Such reporting is often done after the fact and the journalists have to rely on information from the police, eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims to determine what happened.

That often results in confusion and uncertainties.

ELECTION

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This is what has happened in the current controversy with regard to the violence that broke out in Kisumu and Kibera and Mathare in Nairobi after Nasa rejected the presidential election results.

We do not know the exact number of people who were killed, because of the conflicting reports by the media and the police, as well as victims or their relatives.

The media have been unable to cut through the confusion, denials, exaggerations and spin of the various actors and interested parties.

DEATHS

In reports published on Saturday, Nasa claimed that more than 100 people had been killed by police in the protests.

But one media report said 12 people, including a 10-year-old girl shot dead in Mathare Area 2, have been killed in Nairobi and Kisumu.

Yet another media report said 14 people had been killed, including 10 shot dead in Mathare, two in Migori and two in Kisumu between Friday and Saturday.

The same report said earlier two children suffocated to death after tear gas was fired at protesters in Mathare Area 10, and two men were shot dead.

CIVIL STRIFE

But acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi denied the police had killed any protester.

We know from history that battle or civil strife casualties are difficult to ascertain either because of the confusion or unverifiable narratives given by authorities and law enforcement, or because the eyewitnesses might not have been available or able to give an objective account.

That is why we dont know for sure how many people were killed in the Rwanda genocide in 1994, though most accounts have settled on a figure of 800,000.

In Kenya, we do not know exactly how many people died during the Mau Mau uprising.

PROPAGANDA

Its fashionable to exaggerate, deny or downplay casualty figures for propaganda purposes, political or even financial gain.

Thats why, for example, holocaust revisionism denying the genocide of Jews and other groups after the Second Word War has persisted.

Thats why Rwanda has a similar phenomenon of genocide denial.

The tendency to exaggerate is common when there is something to be gained.

For example, it was often said that Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa until 2009, when the French Institute for Research in Africa and Keyobs, a Belgian firm, using geographical information systems (GIS) methodology and a ground survey established that there were 200,000 residents, instead of the 700,000 to one million figures that were often quoted.

FACTS

The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census confirmed the findings.

Hopefully, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, which has promised to investigate what happened during the protests, will shed light on the casualty figures and whether there was police brutality.

Ipoa chairman Macharia Njeru has said he will rely on evidence and facts.

COMMUNICATION

In the meantime, there are useful lessons in the confusion.

One is that the police need to streamline their public communication and to realise that transparency is the best policy.

It is, of course, true that police tend to defend their own and officers may even lie.

But thats why Ipoa was set up to provide civilian oversight over the work of the police and prevent impunity.

MEDIA

Another lesson is that the media need to do more than just listen to narratives from interested players.

Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked.

If its not possible to do so immediately, the media stories should carry qualifiers such as unverified reports, unconfirmed reports, according information available so far, and so on.

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Residents of Obunga slum in Kisumu read the Daily Nation on August 16, 2017. Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Journalists reporting casualty figures from police brutality face similar problems whether in America or Kenya.

Such reporting is often done after the fact and the journalists have to rely on information from the police, eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims to determine what happened.

That often results in confusion and uncertainties.

This is what has happened in the current controversy with regard to the violence that broke out in Kisumu and Kibera and Mathare in Nairobi after Nasa rejected the presidential election results.

We do not know the exact number of people who were killed, because of the conflicting reports by the media and the police, as well as victims or their relatives.

The media have been unable to cut through the confusion, denials, exaggerations and spin of the various actors and interested parties.

In reports published on Saturday, Nasa claimed that more than 100 people had been killed by police in the protests.

But one media report said 12 people, including a 10-year-old girl shot dead in Mathare Area 2, have been killed in Nairobi and Kisumu.

Yet another media report said 14 people had been killed, including 10 shot dead in Mathare, two in Migori and two in Kisumu between Friday and Saturday.

The same report said earlier two children suffocated to death after tear gas was fired at protesters in Mathare Area 10, and two men were shot dead.

But acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi denied the police had killed any protester.

We know from history that battle or civil strife casualties are difficult to ascertain either because of the confusion or unverifiable narratives given by authorities and law enforcement, or because the eyewitnesses might not have been available or able to give an objective account.

That is why we dont know for sure how many people were killed in the Rwanda genocide in 1994, though most accounts have settled on a figure of 800,000.

In Kenya, we do not know exactly how many people died during the Mau Mau uprising.

Its fashionable to exaggerate, deny or downplay casualty figures for propaganda purposes, political or even financial gain.

Thats why, for example, holocaust revisionism – denying the genocide of Jews and other groups after the Second Word War – has persisted.

Thats why Rwanda has a similar phenomenon of genocide denial.

The tendency to exaggerate is common when there is something to be gained.

For example, it was often said that Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa until 2009, when the French Institute for Research in Africa and Keyobs, a Belgian firm, using geographical information systems (GIS) methodology and a ground survey established that there were 200,000 residents, instead of the 700,000 to one million figures that were often quoted.

The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census confirmed the findings.

Hopefully, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, which has promised to investigate what happened during the protests, will shed light on the casualty figures and whether there was police brutality.

Ipoa chairman Macharia Njeru has said he will rely on evidence and facts.

In the meantime, there are useful lessons in the confusion.

One is that the police need to streamline their public communication and to realise that transparency is the best policy.

It is, of course, true that police tend to defend their own and officers may even lie.

But thats why Ipoa was set up to provide civilian oversight over the work of the police and prevent impunity.

Another lesson is that the media need to do more than just listen to narratives from interested players.

Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked.

If its not possible to do so immediately, the media stories should carry qualifiers such as unverified reports, unconfirmed reports, according information available so far, and so on.

She says her goal now is to support the team that will be making IEBC’s case at the Supreme

The President said Kenyans should steer away from tension instigated by politics.

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How the alt-right got kicked offline after Charlottesville from Uber to Google – The Denver Post

The alt-right grew up on the Internet. Now, after Charlottesville, Viriginia, some of the far-right movements most infamous personalities are getting kicked off.

Off Uber, Google and PayPal in one case, kicked off the web entirely as tech companies rush to condemn last weekends violent white nationalist marches and penalize those who condoned them.

I havent seen them take this much action on all these platforms, ever, said Keegan Hankes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has long accused tech companies of tolerating hate speech.

I think the shocking images people saw have created enough attention that these companies are taking action, he said. It looks bad if they dont.

Heres our tally of which right-wing personalities have been blocked by which tech giants, and why.

The Daily Stormer, an infamous white supremacist website, has endured server-related humiliations from its online landlords in the past few days.

The sites Web host, GoDaddy, evicted it last weekend, after the site published an article disparaging a woman who was killed while protesting the Unite the Right rally.

GoDaddy, which had long withstood calls to ban the Stormer, accused the site of violating its terms of service. The Stormer quickly moved its servers to Google, which promptly evicted it, too.

By Monday, the Verge reported, the site had retreated to the dark Web forced to publish its white supremacist screeds through anonymous platforms that most people never see. Its also online in Russia, apparently.

Another white supremacist group, Vanguard America, was yanked offline by WordPress after its members rallied in Charlottesville.

Uber executives personally thanked and honored a driver who kicked three far-right celebrities out of her vehicle before the rally, accusing them of racist comments, someone with the company told The Washington Post.

The three men Baked Alaska, James Allsup and Millennial Matt caught an Uber ride in Washington a day before the rally.

Millennial Matt whose Twitter feed is full of Holocaust revisionist material said they were kicked to the curb after they called the Museum of African American History and Culture ugly.

But the driver accused them of worse. In curbside video, the men argue with her about whether they made racist comments in the car.

The company permanently banned Allsup, invited the driver to give a speech to thousands of other employees this week, and defended her in statement to The Post.

The events surrounding the white supremacist rally in the City of Charlottesville are deeply disturbing and tragic, the company wrote. We stand against this hate, violence, and discrimination. Ubers community guidelines require riders and drivers to treat each other with respect. When a rider or driver doesnt follow these guidelines, we take swift and decisive action, as we did in this instance.

That statement aligns Uber with its sedentary counterpart, Airbnb, which cracked down on people suspected of using its service to rent rooms for white supremacist parties during the rally, according to Gizmodo.

Discord, which is supposed to be a voice chat program for online gamers, had by 2017 become the alt-rights favorite chat app, as the New York Times put it.

A Times reporter monitored a far-right Discord server as it organized for the Charlottesville rally and saw swastikas and praise for Hitler in the chat rooms.

Discord executives knew about such hate groups before the rally, the Times reported, but cracked down only after the marches devolved into violence.

Now the Daily Stormers Discord server no longer works, among unspecified others.

The most prominent site to be muted may be AltRight.com, which told the gaming site Kotaku that people in our movement will simply find other alternatives to express their views.

One of the largest crowdfunding sites, GoFundMe, told Reuters that it shut down several campaigns to raise money for the man accused of driving a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the rally, killing one and injuring many.

Those campaigns did not raise any money and they were immediately removed, a spokesman told the outlet.

Kickstarter, meanwhile, said it hadnt seen any fundraisers for the suspect but had similar policies banning hate speech and the promotion of violence.

The online payment giant PayPal was accused by the SPLC of allowing hate groups to raise funds for the rally and announced late Tuesday that it would bar users from taking donations.

The events in Charlottesville are yet another disturbing example of the many forms that racism and hatred manifest, the company wrote. Prejudice, however, does not always march in the street.

The social media behemoths Twitter and Facebook have been less active in the backlash against the alt-right.

Twitter didnt respond to questions from The Post about its stance on Charlottesville. Earlier this year, the site cracked down on users accused of hateful conduct, including an avowed white nationalist.

Although Facebook hasnt released a statement on Charlottesville, a company representative told The Post that it took down an event page for the rally over the weekend, after threats of violence and links to hate groups became clear.

Since then, the representative said, Facebook has blocked people from sharing a Daily Stormer article attacking the dead protester, unless the person who shares it explicitly condemns it in the same post.

Limited as that move was, it seemed remarkable to some.

The Verge is unaware of any previous moderation effort in which individual employees have assessed every shared caption for a given URL, the tech outlet wrote.

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Rawlings Proposes a Task Force on Dallas’ Confederate Statues – D Magazine

Addressing mounting calls to tear down the citys Confederate statues, Mayor Mike Rawlings on Tuesday proposed the creation of a task force that will study the issue in order to come up with a resolution that will see Dallas united.

While saying that he personally viewed the statues at Lee Park in Oak Lawn and at a memorial near the convention center as dangerous totems and monuments of propaganda, Rawlings declined to support their immediate removal at a press conference.

Its easy to jump on the bandwagon and say, Tear them down, because its, frankly, politically correct, and in many ways it makes us all feel good. I feel that way, he said. But I hesitate, and the reason is because I realize that the city of Dallas is better, is stronger, when we are united, and not divided.

Rawlings said he relied on the city charter and policies on public art to support his decision for a slower, deliberative process. The task force, whose members would be appointed by city council members, would work for 90 days before presenting its findings to the board of the Office of Cultural Affairs, which would then make a presentation to the City Council. Dallas residents and the citys Quality of Life Committee would be allowed to weigh in before any final decision was made about the fate of the statues, Rawlings said. The mayor has asked two organizations to advise the task force: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, a national grant-funded effort to support just that, and the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education & Tolerance.

Rawlings said there was, as of yet, no City Council agenda item for his proposal, but that he was moving on it rapidly.

The mayors call for a task force, in some ways, resembles that of a memo originally supported by council members Philip Kingston, Scott Griggs, Casey Thomas, Mark Clayton, and Adam Medrano. Thomas withdrew his name from the resolution shortly after the mayors press conference, according to Griggs, which would prevent a vote on the memo at a Sept. 13 City Council meeting. (Update:West Dallas council member Omar Narvaez has since added his signature to the memo, apparently providing the five votes needed to place an item on the agenda.)

That resolutioncalls for the city to make opposition to Confederate monuments and public places named for prominent Confederates an official policy. It would also create a task force of diverse community leaders and scholars to determine whatto do with monuments and symbols after removal from public spaces, and to propose new commemorative markers.The resolution, which Kingston would have liked to have seen on the agenda for an upcoming council meeting, similarly allows for educational public meetings on the issue.

Kingston, speaking on the phone after Tuesdays press conference, said he was confused by elements of the mayors proposal, but he applauded Rawlings description of the monuments as racist propaganda. I really hope were on the same page, Kingston said.

Heated conversations over Dallas Confederate monuments have been a mainstay of the citys public discourse for years, and Kingston has long been a supporter of removing the statues. But last weekends events in Charlottesville, Va., where violence ensued at a white supremacist rally in support of that citys Confederate statues, seems to have accelerated the discussion.

I feel more of a sense of urgency, Kingston said. Its time to have this debate and get it behind us, so that we can move on to the racial healing that I think the mayor quite rightly calls for.

Rawlings himself addressed the racist violence in Charlottesville, saying that the involvement of a Dallas native, the white supremacist and St. Marks alumni Richard Spencer, in the hate rally, made it extremely difficult for me as mayor of Dallas. He said the Dallas Police Department would ensure public safety and the peaceful exercise of free speech at a Saturday protest urging the removal of the monuments.

We will not have street brawls in our city, he said.

Rawlings comments were especially pointed in light of Dallas ugly history with racism, which he talked about in his opening statement.

We know about this bigotry and hate all too well in Dallas, a place that for so long was a bastion of the Ku Klux Klan and was dubbed the City of Hate. A place that 13 months ago a madman came here to kill certain cops just because they were white, Rawlings said. As we try to grow as a city, we can never ignore the fact that race and our racial injustices of the past continue to haunt us, and the institutional racism we see economically every day keeps us from the goal that we have as a city. One symbol of those injustices are public art and statues in some parts of our city.

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Fitting reminder of need for humane outlook in troubled times – Independent.ie

Dr Hoffman, author of ‘Lost in Translation’, spoke of her youthful identity crisis as a 13-year-old Polish migr to Canada, who could not communicate with her English-speaking peers. She spoke of learning English, yet retaining the cultural identification of a Polish formation, as a bifold identity developed. She spoke of developing an internationalist worldview, appreciative of multiple cultural and social forces. She also, however, spoke of her fear of how the ‘humanistic’ ideals of freedom, both personal and political, that engineered the downfall of communism and drew her native Poland and eastern-block states towards a nascent liberal democratic system post-1989, was in mortal peril with the rise of hard-right, ultra-nationalist factions.

She spoke of how political revisionist projects in the region are moulding collective memory to create a national identity of victimhood under firstly National Socialism, immediately followed by communist totalitarian rule. This revisionist worldview subjugated the suffering of minorities – including the three million murdered Polish Jews of the Shoah – as ultra-nationalist rhetoric retrenched freedoms of the post-communist era.

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Lincoln Memorial vandalized with spray paint – The Hill (blog)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington wasvandalized with red spray paint.

The graffiti found on a pillar at the monument appeared to say”f— law,” the National Park Servicetold local stationNBC 4 News.

A preservation crew is already working to remove the graffiti, which was discoveredearly Tuesday morning, the NPS said.

The crew is applying a “mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper” to remove thered paint without damaging the underlying stone, according to the report.

The park service is still investigating the matter.

The vandalism comes amid a public debate over Civil War statues and memorials honoring the Confederacy.

White supremacist groups converged on Charlottesville, Va., to protest the removal of a state of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Saturday, which led to violence.

One person was killed and at least 19 were wounded after a man who took part in the white supremacist rallies drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Protestors toppleda Confederate statuein Durham, N.C., on Monday night. And in Boston, police arrested a suspect accused of vandalizing the citys Holocaust memorial.

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Eight hate groups are in San Diego’s backyard, civil rights organization says – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Across San Diego County is a large handful of groups that either deny the Holocaust happened, claim that anyone who isnt a Christian man is unqualified to serve in public office or seek to make the United States an Islamic theocracy. Eight such organizations in the region are labeled hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks extremist groups. These groups are far different from the white-supremacist groups like Ku Klux Klan or Aryan Brotherhood in that nearly all of them are faith-based and their membership has strong ties to a particular creed. Such organizations have come come under greater scrutiny since the August 12 Unite the Right rally of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.in Charlottesville, Va. The event turned deadly when one of the attendees drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, injuring dozens and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. In some cases, location of San Diego County for these groups appears to be little more than happenstance; or they may be a local outpost for a larger group. Some consider their home in San Diego County crucial to their mission. Law centers list includes an assortment of organizations that they say attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. The center’s determination was based on information collected from the organizations own websites and publications, news reports, field sources, and police reports. The leader of one of the eight groups said that the law centers designation misses the mark. The groups leader said being on the list is an accomplishment that shows they are influential, but he says they are ultimately about love, not hate. He also said the center doesnt accurately described their mission. It almost looks like they are trying to purposely juke the stats. It seems unfair, said Ahlazar Lawya, the founder and chief priest for Sicarii 1715. Sicarii is a small organization whose members believe they are the descendants of ancient Israelites. They say they are trying to empower African Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos, but the Southern Poverty Law Center says they are a black separatists. The law center list doesnt show how large or influential a particular group may be. The Sicarii has about 20 members almost exclusively in San Diego, while the Nation of Islam whose local chapter is listed has thousands members across the country, but it is unclear how many live locally. Multiple attempts were made to contact all eight of the organizations, but emails and phone calls all went unanswered except for Lawya at Sicarii 1715. Most are obscure and small tax records show that some just have one paid employee and have little presence online or in public. Theres not one specific reason why a group makes a particular place its home, said Daniel Levitas, an Georgia attorney who wrote The Terrorist Next Door, a book about domestic right-wing hate groups. Demographic factors (particularly a growing minority population), economic circumstances, a pivotal incident, a towns receptiveness, or the location of a charismatic leader are all factors for where such organizations form, he said. There are almost as many different explanations for why these groups surface from one area or another as there are communities, he said. And groups have evolved from organizations that meet to exchange their ideas and plan, Tammy Gillies, the Director for the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego. These days, a lot of these groups are not so much groups anymore, as they are people in their homes getting information, she said. The law center does not show any neo-Nazi or KKK in the region, but those type of organizations previously had a local presence. Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard in the Klan, staged rallies in the county in the late 1970s and early 80s. Then a Fallbrook resident, Metzger stunned the local and national political world in 1980 when he won the Democratic nomination for a San Diego-area congressional seat. He has since moved to Indiana. Three of the hate groups listed by the law center have a presence in San Diego but are local chapters of national organizations: As-Sabiqun, the Nation of Islam, and the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge. Four others operate out of the San Diego but have a national mission, if a small presence: Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, Ruth Institute, and the Realist Report, and Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust. Just one, Sicarii 1715, is almost entirely based in San Diego County. It does have a few members in the Inland Empire and Seattle. The Nation of Islam is the best known of the eight. Founded in Detroit in 1930, its members practice a form of Islam largely rejected by the mainstream faith. It ended up on law centers list because it promotes a belief that blacks are superior to whites, is anti-Semitic, and anti-gay. It has a mosque in Southeast San Diego. The local mosque did not return calls for comment, and an email was returned as undeliverable. In a 2013 appearance on a radio show, Louis Farrakhan, the head of Nation of Islam at a national level, disputed law centers assessment. He said that black people are currently oppressed, and the organization does not teach that they are superior. Across races, however, people come from common ancestors in Africa, and that makes black people genetically superior, he said. Now, having said that, does that mean we are superior? In the genetic sense, absolutely, he said. If you keep bothering us, black folk shoot not AK-47s, they shoot something that if we mix with you, you are gone, we stay. So genetically, you are inferior. The Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge is a Messianic Jewish organization whose members, largely African Americans, believe that they are descendants of ancient Israelites. The law center and media reports show that their biggest presence is in Washington, D.C., but they have some ties to San Diego. Street preachers from the group sometimes shout-down white people as they pass by, the law center said. There are two local anti-Semitic groups on the centers list list, and both seem to operate mostly online. One is The Realist Report in Poway, a website that claims theres a Jewish conspiracy that controls the government, media, entertainment industry, and plotted the 9/11 terrorist attack, and that the Holocaust never happened. Its publisher, John Friend, is a former clerk in Escondidos city managers office. The other, the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, disputes that people were murdered in mass in gas chambers. We understand perfectly well that the Hitlerian regime was anti-Semitic and persecuted Jews and others. Nevertheless, to be clear, we no longer believe the German State pursued a plan to kill all Jews or used homicidal gassing chambers for mass murder during the years of World War II, it says on its website. The Third Reichs use of gas chambers to execute millions of people, mostly Jews, is well documented by survivor eyewitness accounts, perpetrators, documents, and scientific studies and other evidence. Hate groups, the law center said, often cloak themselves in the sober language of serious scholarship, call themselves historical revisionists instead of deniers, and accuse their critics of trying to squelch open-minded inquiries into historical truth. As-Sabiqun is a national organization with a small presence in San Diego. It advocates for the creation of an Islamic State and implement Sharia Law. Its leaders have praised Osama Bin Laden, supported Hezbollah, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood. Others just use the San Diego area as a headquarters for their national interests. The law center says the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission in Vista is primarily focused on attacking LGBT rights, including same sex-marriage and allowing gay people to serve in the military, but it has also claimed that only Christian men should serve in public office, and has maligned Muslims. Its president since 2007 is the Rev. Gary Cass, a former member of the Grossmont Union High School District Board, and a former officer in the Republican Party of San Diego Party. According to Cass, only one type of person is qualified to serve in public office: Christian men. The first qualification is they must be a Christian, he said in a YouTube video. The biblical biological requirement for office is you must be male, he continued. Civil leadership should be conceived of as an extension of the family and Gods created order. He has also espoused anti-Muslim views, and describes himself as Islamophobic. Its unclear if the group is still active its website went offline early this year and its social media accounts have been deleted. The law center says that Ruth Institute in San Marcos is another Christian group that largely fights against same-sex marriage. It has a speakers bureau that includes people who contend theres a link between homosexuality to pedophilia, call the armed forces a refuge for welfare recipients and gay people, and that claim that people do not have the right to have sex outside of marriage. Its website says its an organization dedicated to creating a lasting and Christ-like mass social movement to end the agony and injustice of family breakdown. Twitter: @jptstewart joshua.stewart@sduniontribune.com (619) 293-1841

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What Germany Can Teach America About Addressing White Supremacism – New York Magazine

On Saturday, in Berlins outlying borough of Spandau, around 500 neo-Nazis marched to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitlers deputy Rudolf Hess, who hanged himself (or, as his fans claim, was murdered) in his prison cell, in 1987, at the age of 93. Hess is revered among neo-Nazis for never recanting or apologizing for his ideology, and Saturdays marchers rallied around a banner emblazoned with the words he famously spoke before being sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg Trials: I regret nothing. The neo-Nazi demonstrators in Berlin were well matched by counterprotesters, though not outnumbered by such dramatic margins as at Saturdays free speech rally in Boston. Most Berliners apparently did not see a few hundred fascist punks as worthy of giving up their Saturday afternoon to make a fuss over. Residents along the marchers route blasted loud music from their balconies to drown them out, according to CNN, including Michael Jacksons Black or White. The counterprotest was well attended by anti-fascist activists who held up banners making fun of the neo-Nazis and prevented them from reaching their destination: the former site of Spandau Prison, which the German government demolished after Hesss death to prevent it from becoming a shrine to Nazism. Residents of Spandau had tried in vain to get the march banned, but the government ultimately decided it could not do so without violating Germanys free-assembly laws, as long as the marchers adhered to the countrys very strict criteria governing their banners, flags, clothing, and chants. As Andreas Geisel, Berlins state interior secretary, put it: We have very carefully reviewed this and determined that the liberal and democratic fundamental order unfortunately also holds for assholes. Rather than stop them from marching, the Spandauers simply made it clear that they were not welcome or appreciated there. (The small town of Wunsiedel, home of Hesss original gravesite, took a different tack in 2014, tricking neo-Nazis into raising money for anti-Nazi programs.) Nonetheless, the speech freedoms of the demonstrators were limited in certain specific ways: They could not wear military clothing, carry weapons, play drums or military music, chant slogans, show their tattoos, or display images of Hess. It is illegal to display the Nazi flag or swastika in Germany at all, so they, like other fascist demonstrators, carried the red-white-and-black pre-Nazi imperial flag instead and were limited to one flag per 50 people. Nor were they allowed to perform the Nazi salute, which is also verboten: A drunk American was beaten up by a stranger outside a Dresden caf last week for making the gesture, while two Chinese tourists were arrested and fined for doing so outside the Reichstag in Berlin earlier this month. It is hard to imagine the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville last week being nearly as effective as they were, had they been held to similar standards or even just prevented from carrying guns. Of course, rules such as Germanys would never fly in the U.S., where they would be considered violations of the First and Second Amendments though many of us would question whether the Second Amendment really protects, say, the right of anti-Semites to menace a synagogue while armed with rifles. Nonetheless, as the U.S. finally turns to confront its own neo-Nazi and neo-Confederate problem children, Germany provides a few lessons we might heed in how to exorcise a toxic ideology from our society without compromising our historical memory. After the end of World War II, Germany underwent a dramatic period of de-Nazification: Leaders of the movement who did not manage to flee the country were tried and jailed or executed and buried in unmarked graves; statues and monuments were destroyed, swastikas blasted off the faades of public buildings, Nazi literature destroyed and fascist newspapers shut down. This was a start, but not enough, and Nazi ideas and sympathies endured in the Germany population for years to come. The Nazi Party had touched every corner of German society, so most teachers and public servants who remained after the war were former members themselves; removing them all would have ground the country to a halt. It took a good 20 years for Germany to begin reckoning with this most horrific chapter in its national history. Traveling in Bavaria as a young woman in the late 60s, my mother recalled meeting German students who had to ask her what had happened in their country between 1933 and 1945, because they had not learned this in school. In the 60s and 70s, that all changed, as young people who had grown up after the war began asking questions about what their parents had gotten up to in those years. Today, the history of the Nazi era and the Holocaust are covered extensively in German schools: This course of study is mandatory, most German high-school students take at least one school trip to a concentration camp, and the question of whether to cast the Nazis as villains in the curriculum is not a matter of public debate (Holocaust denial and revisionism are themselves illegal). As this Quora thread illustrates, German students learn that not only were the Nazis bad, they were bad for Germany, and their defeat in the war is not taught as Germany lost. Contrast this to the U.S., where there is no universally accepted national standard for social studies and where education officials in each state can establish curricula to include pretty much whatever version of American history they like: Recall the scandal that emerged in 2015 when it came to light that as part of the Texas Board of Educations efforts to put a conservative stamp on history, the state had ordered up history and geography textbooks that described the Atlantic slave trade as bringing workers to the plantations and downplayed the inhuman horrors of slavery. Texas being the second-largest textbook market in the country after California, curricular standards set there tend to have an impact on what students in other states learn as well. While our own process of de-Confederatization is coming a century and a half too late, it is encouraging to see American cities removing monuments to men who tore their country apart and wasted hundreds of thousands of lives to preserve their privilege of owning other human beings as property. It is an important symbolic gesture, but as Germany learned in the decades after the Second World War, it is hardly sufficient. What really made the difference in building a post-Nazi, anti-Nazi culture, was when Germany decided to make an honest reckoning with that history an integral component of what students learned in school. Likewise, the U.S. will only make enduring progress at eradicating the doctrine of white supremacy when kids in Georgia learn in their history classes that Robert E. Lee selfishly sent their forebears to their bloody deaths and helped set the southern states back a century in their social and economic development and for that matter, when kids in New York learn that slavery and segregation were not peculiarities of the South, but rather dark threads in our national fabric that continue to resonate in all of our lives today. He offered few details, saying, Americas enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. Luther Strange may need all the money and all the Trump love he can get to catch up with Roy Moore, whos winning over supporters of other candidates. Sarah Jessica Parkers voice-over is a surprisingly good match for Trumps stoic facial expressions. Still, House conservatives are threatening to let America default on its debt, unless Democrats agree to massive spending cuts. Instagram is inundated, and even Donald Trump dons a pair of special glasses. Trump seems to be the only one who dared to risk staring at the sun without eclipse glasses. A vernacular translation of the the New York Times report on Rinat Akhmetshin. New stories on the site recall Bannons threats to go nuclear on the First Daughter. As Trumps approval rating in the Rust Belt dips, labor leaders work to help Democrats exploit an opening with working-class Trump voters. More are being taken down every day. While the DNC is struggling to keep up with the RNC in fundraising, other sources of campaign financing are more balanced, and its very early yet. He was the last remaining at-large suspect in a terrorist cell. Pulling down monuments is a start, but the real change happens in schools. Last-minute tips for the astronomical event of the century. A new book will profile Trumps mother, grandmother, and three wives. More than 1,000 agents have already hit their yearly allowances for salary and overtime. Its a pretty long list. The incident comes two months after seven sailors died in a similar collision. Following a report that WFAN isnt interested in having him replace Mike Francesa, Christie countered that he took himself out of the running.

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Trump Official Once Praised a Defender of Holocaust Deniers – Mother Jones

Now shes in charge of family planning policy. David CornAug. 21, 2017 6:00 AM President Donald Trump watches the lighting of memorial candles during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on April 25. Tom Williams/ZUMA Earlier this year, President Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, a leading anti-abortion activist, to be a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick was controversial because Manning, formerly a legislative analyst at the conservative Family Research Council anda lobbyistfor the National Right to Life Committee, would be in charge of family planning policy, even though she has questioned theefficacy of contraception in preventing pregnancy and has said government should not play a role in family planning. But there was one item in her rsum that did not receive attention: She had once praised a defender of Holocaust deniers. Manning edited a book published in 2003 that was a collection of essays by die-hard anti-abortion advocates calledBack to the Drawing Board:The Future of the Pro-Life Movement. That sameyear, she moderated a panel discussion in Washington, DC, to promote the book that featured its contributors and was co-sponsored by the Republican National Coalition for Life. Half an hour into the program, Manningwho then went by the name Teresa Wagnerintroduced Joe Sobran, who had written a key chapter in the book: Hes a writer and columnist, a former senior editor atNational Review, a known authority on topics as diverse as the United States Constitution and Shakespeare. He authored the chapter in the book called The Republican Lesser Evil.’ He was tasked with critiquing the Republican Party record [on abortion]. He has been called the finest columnist of his generation as well as a national treasure. I wholeheartedly agree with both statements. Sobran proceeded toslam the GOP, insisting that hardly any Republicans were truly committed to the anti-abortion cause. Referring to the Republican Party, he remarked, the lesser evil keeps getting more evil. He hailed Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), another contributor to Mannings book who was present at the event, for being one of the few Republicans who fully embraced the fight against abortion as a top priority. In her flattering introduction of Sobran, Manning neglected to mention that a few months earlier, in June 2002, he was a speaker at the 14th annual convention of the Institute for Historical Review. This is how the Southern Poverty Law Center has described the group: Founded in 1978 byWillis Carto, a longtime anti-Semite, the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) is a pseudo-academic organization that claims to seek truth and accuracy in history, but whose real purpose is to promote Holocaust denial and defend Nazism. IHR began holding annual conferences in 1979.Holocaust deniers, includingDavid Duke, the neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader, would attended the gathering. A prominent speaker at the conferences and other IHR get-togethers was David Irving, perhaps the leading Holocaustdenierof his time. As the SPLC once put it, For years, IHRs yearly conferences were key events that offered networking opportunities for neo-Nazis and anti-Semites from around the world. In a 2001 column, Sobran had denied that IHR was anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi and praised its magazine,The Journal of Historical Review, for publishing long and fascinating articles. He blasted Jewish groups for reviling the IHR and trying to interfere with its activities. He presented as legitimate the revisionist view that fewer than a million Jews perished of various causeschiefly diseaseduring World War II. Sobran noted that many Holocaust witnesseshave been discredited. He questioned whether the word Holocaust accurately applied to what happened to Jews during the Nazi years, referring to the event as the Jewish misfortune. Sobrans affinity for the IHR was not surprising. In 1993, he was fired as a columnist for the conservativeNational Review by editor William F. Buckley, who had once mentored Sobran and now disparaged his contextually anti-Semitic writing. At the 2002 IHR convention in Irvine, California, Sobran hailed the courage of the Institute for Historical Review and its leaders. He called critics of IHR raving, hate-filled fanatics. In his remarkspublished subsequently in IHRs journal under the headline For Fear of the JewsSobran defended the members of the IHR as reasonable people free of any bigotry. In my thirty years in journalism, he asserted, nothing has amazed me more than the prevalent fear in the profession of offending Jews, especially Zionist Jews. He lambasted Israel and its treatment of Arabs, and he claimed, The only discernible duty of Jews, it seems, is to look out for Israel. He insisted that he was not a Holocaust denier himself, but he inveighed against those who criticized the deniers and contended that the main point of the Holocaust narrative was to justify the existence of Israel. In short, he noted, the Holocaust has become a device for exempting Jews from normal human obligations. Sobrans speech to the IHR cost him a job. Prior to the convention, conservative Pat Buchanan had offered Sobran a column inThe American Conservative, a magazine Buchanan had co-founded. But shortly before Sobran was to start the column, Scott McConnell, the editor of the magazine, discovered Sobran had accepted an invitation to speak before the IHR crowd. He called Sobran and begged him not to do so, telling Sobran that he could not employ him if he delivered the speech. McConnell feared this would ruin his magazines reputation. Sobran was angry and upset and refused to withdraw. McConnell killed his column. Sobran died in 2010 at the age of 64 due to kidney failure related to diabetes. AWashington Post obituary noted: Over the years, Mr. Sobrans views veered ever more wildly to the right, beyond the ken of National Review and anything resembling the mainstream. He praised an unabashedly racist publications called Instauration, which, in Mr. Sobrans own words, was openly and almost unremittingly hostile to blacks, Jews, and Mexican and Oriental immigrants. With little substantiation, he wrote of centuries of Jewish persecution of Christians and denounced Israel as an untrustworthy tiny, faraway socialist ethnocracy. He wrote that the New York Times really ought to change its name to Holocaust Update. In the preface toBack to the Drawing Board, Manning, who did not respond to a request for comment, called contributors to the book statesmen, scholars, doctors, lawyers, judges, activists, and mothers. And at the conference, she remarked that they included people that I have respected and admired my entire professional life. Presumably, her accolades applied to Sobran, whose controversial association with Holocaust deniers and whose contextually anti-Semitic writings were publicly known within conservative circles at the time. The woman who once hailed Sobran as a national treasure today is making policy for Trump. Mother Jones is a nonprofit, and stories like this are made possible by readers like you. Donate or subscribe to help fund independent journalism.

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Media must cut through witness spin on police brutality reports – KDRTV

– Advertisement – Journalists reporting casualty figures from police brutality face similar problems whether in America or Kenya. Such reporting is often done after the fact and the journalists have to rely on information from the police, eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims to determine what happened. That often results in confusion and uncertainties. ELECTION – Advertisement – This is what has happened in the current controversy with regard to the violence that broke out in Kisumu and Kibera and Mathare in Nairobi after Nasa rejected the presidential election results. We do not know the exact number of people who were killed, because of the conflicting reports by the media and the police, as well as victims or their relatives. The media have been unable to cut through the confusion, denials, exaggerations and spin of the various actors and interested parties. DEATHS In reports published on Saturday, Nasa claimed that more than 100 people had been killed by police in the protests. But one media report said 12 people, including a 10-year-old girl shot dead in Mathare Area 2, have been killed in Nairobi and Kisumu. Yet another media report said 14 people had been killed, including 10 shot dead in Mathare, two in Migori and two in Kisumu between Friday and Saturday. The same report said earlier two children suffocated to death after tear gas was fired at protesters in Mathare Area 10, and two men were shot dead. CIVIL STRIFE But acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi denied the police had killed any protester. We know from history that battle or civil strife casualties are difficult to ascertain either because of the confusion or unverifiable narratives given by authorities and law enforcement, or because the eyewitnesses might not have been available or able to give an objective account. That is why we dont know for sure how many people were killed in the Rwanda genocide in 1994, though most accounts have settled on a figure of 800,000. In Kenya, we do not know exactly how many people died during the Mau Mau uprising. PROPAGANDA Its fashionable to exaggerate, deny or downplay casualty figures for propaganda purposes, political or even financial gain. Thats why, for example, holocaust revisionism denying the genocide of Jews and other groups after the Second Word War has persisted. Thats why Rwanda has a similar phenomenon of genocide denial. The tendency to exaggerate is common when there is something to be gained. For example, it was often said that Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa until 2009, when the French Institute for Research in Africa and Keyobs, a Belgian firm, using geographical information systems (GIS) methodology and a ground survey established that there were 200,000 residents, instead of the 700,000 to one million figures that were often quoted. FACTS The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census confirmed the findings. Hopefully, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, which has promised to investigate what happened during the protests, will shed light on the casualty figures and whether there was police brutality. Ipoa chairman Macharia Njeru has said he will rely on evidence and facts. COMMUNICATION In the meantime, there are useful lessons in the confusion. One is that the police need to streamline their public communication and to realise that transparency is the best policy. It is, of course, true that police tend to defend their own and officers may even lie. But thats why Ipoa was set up to provide civilian oversight over the work of the police and prevent impunity. MEDIA Another lesson is that the media need to do more than just listen to narratives from interested players. Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked. If its not possible to do so immediately, the media stories should carry qualifiers such as unverified reports, unconfirmed reports, according information available so far, and so on. Send your complaints to [emailprotected] Text or call 0721 989 264. email print – Advertisement –

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Media must cut through witness spin on police brutality reports – Daily Nation

Thursday August 17 2017 Residents of Obunga slum in Kisumu read the Daily Nation on August 16, 2017. Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP Journalists reporting casualty figures from police brutality face similar problems whether in America or Kenya. Such reporting is often done after the fact and the journalists have to rely on information from the police, eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims to determine what happened. That often results in confusion and uncertainties. This is what has happened in the current controversy with regard to the violence that broke out in Kisumu and Kibera and Mathare in Nairobi after Nasa rejected the presidential election results. We do not know the exact number of people who were killed, because of the conflicting reports by the media and the police, as well as victims or their relatives. The media have been unable to cut through the confusion, denials, exaggerations and spin of the various actors and interested parties. In reports published on Saturday, Nasa claimed that more than 100 people had been killed by police in the protests. But one media report said 12 people, including a 10-year-old girl shot dead in Mathare Area 2, have been killed in Nairobi and Kisumu. Yet another media report said 14 people had been killed, including 10 shot dead in Mathare, two in Migori and two in Kisumu between Friday and Saturday. The same report said earlier two children suffocated to death after tear gas was fired at protesters in Mathare Area 10, and two men were shot dead. But acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi denied the police had killed any protester. We know from history that battle or civil strife casualties are difficult to ascertain either because of the confusion or unverifiable narratives given by authorities and law enforcement, or because the eyewitnesses might not have been available or able to give an objective account. That is why we dont know for sure how many people were killed in the Rwanda genocide in 1994, though most accounts have settled on a figure of 800,000. In Kenya, we do not know exactly how many people died during the Mau Mau uprising. Its fashionable to exaggerate, deny or downplay casualty figures for propaganda purposes, political or even financial gain. Thats why, for example, holocaust revisionism – denying the genocide of Jews and other groups after the Second Word War – has persisted. Thats why Rwanda has a similar phenomenon of genocide denial. The tendency to exaggerate is common when there is something to be gained. For example, it was often said that Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa until 2009, when the French Institute for Research in Africa and Keyobs, a Belgian firm, using geographical information systems (GIS) methodology and a ground survey established that there were 200,000 residents, instead of the 700,000 to one million figures that were often quoted. The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census confirmed the findings. Hopefully, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, which has promised to investigate what happened during the protests, will shed light on the casualty figures and whether there was police brutality. Ipoa chairman Macharia Njeru has said he will rely on evidence and facts. In the meantime, there are useful lessons in the confusion. One is that the police need to streamline their public communication and to realise that transparency is the best policy. It is, of course, true that police tend to defend their own and officers may even lie. But thats why Ipoa was set up to provide civilian oversight over the work of the police and prevent impunity. Another lesson is that the media need to do more than just listen to narratives from interested players. Every report needs to be rigorously cross-checked. If its not possible to do so immediately, the media stories should carry qualifiers such as unverified reports, unconfirmed reports, according information available so far, and so on. She says her goal now is to support the team that will be making IEBC’s case at the Supreme The President said Kenyans should steer away from tension instigated by politics.

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How the alt-right got kicked offline after Charlottesville from Uber to Google – The Denver Post

The alt-right grew up on the Internet. Now, after Charlottesville, Viriginia, some of the far-right movements most infamous personalities are getting kicked off. Off Uber, Google and PayPal in one case, kicked off the web entirely as tech companies rush to condemn last weekends violent white nationalist marches and penalize those who condoned them. I havent seen them take this much action on all these platforms, ever, said Keegan Hankes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has long accused tech companies of tolerating hate speech. I think the shocking images people saw have created enough attention that these companies are taking action, he said. It looks bad if they dont. Heres our tally of which right-wing personalities have been blocked by which tech giants, and why. The Daily Stormer, an infamous white supremacist website, has endured server-related humiliations from its online landlords in the past few days. The sites Web host, GoDaddy, evicted it last weekend, after the site published an article disparaging a woman who was killed while protesting the Unite the Right rally. GoDaddy, which had long withstood calls to ban the Stormer, accused the site of violating its terms of service. The Stormer quickly moved its servers to Google, which promptly evicted it, too. By Monday, the Verge reported, the site had retreated to the dark Web forced to publish its white supremacist screeds through anonymous platforms that most people never see. Its also online in Russia, apparently. Another white supremacist group, Vanguard America, was yanked offline by WordPress after its members rallied in Charlottesville. Uber executives personally thanked and honored a driver who kicked three far-right celebrities out of her vehicle before the rally, accusing them of racist comments, someone with the company told The Washington Post. The three men Baked Alaska, James Allsup and Millennial Matt caught an Uber ride in Washington a day before the rally. Millennial Matt whose Twitter feed is full of Holocaust revisionist material said they were kicked to the curb after they called the Museum of African American History and Culture ugly. But the driver accused them of worse. In curbside video, the men argue with her about whether they made racist comments in the car. The company permanently banned Allsup, invited the driver to give a speech to thousands of other employees this week, and defended her in statement to The Post. The events surrounding the white supremacist rally in the City of Charlottesville are deeply disturbing and tragic, the company wrote. We stand against this hate, violence, and discrimination. Ubers community guidelines require riders and drivers to treat each other with respect. When a rider or driver doesnt follow these guidelines, we take swift and decisive action, as we did in this instance. That statement aligns Uber with its sedentary counterpart, Airbnb, which cracked down on people suspected of using its service to rent rooms for white supremacist parties during the rally, according to Gizmodo. Discord, which is supposed to be a voice chat program for online gamers, had by 2017 become the alt-rights favorite chat app, as the New York Times put it. A Times reporter monitored a far-right Discord server as it organized for the Charlottesville rally and saw swastikas and praise for Hitler in the chat rooms. Discord executives knew about such hate groups before the rally, the Times reported, but cracked down only after the marches devolved into violence. Now the Daily Stormers Discord server no longer works, among unspecified others. The most prominent site to be muted may be AltRight.com, which told the gaming site Kotaku that people in our movement will simply find other alternatives to express their views. One of the largest crowdfunding sites, GoFundMe, told Reuters that it shut down several campaigns to raise money for the man accused of driving a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the rally, killing one and injuring many. Those campaigns did not raise any money and they were immediately removed, a spokesman told the outlet. Kickstarter, meanwhile, said it hadnt seen any fundraisers for the suspect but had similar policies banning hate speech and the promotion of violence. The online payment giant PayPal was accused by the SPLC of allowing hate groups to raise funds for the rally and announced late Tuesday that it would bar users from taking donations. The events in Charlottesville are yet another disturbing example of the many forms that racism and hatred manifest, the company wrote. Prejudice, however, does not always march in the street. The social media behemoths Twitter and Facebook have been less active in the backlash against the alt-right. Twitter didnt respond to questions from The Post about its stance on Charlottesville. Earlier this year, the site cracked down on users accused of hateful conduct, including an avowed white nationalist. Although Facebook hasnt released a statement on Charlottesville, a company representative told The Post that it took down an event page for the rally over the weekend, after threats of violence and links to hate groups became clear. Since then, the representative said, Facebook has blocked people from sharing a Daily Stormer article attacking the dead protester, unless the person who shares it explicitly condemns it in the same post. Limited as that move was, it seemed remarkable to some. The Verge is unaware of any previous moderation effort in which individual employees have assessed every shared caption for a given URL, the tech outlet wrote.

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Rawlings Proposes a Task Force on Dallas’ Confederate Statues – D Magazine

Addressing mounting calls to tear down the citys Confederate statues, Mayor Mike Rawlings on Tuesday proposed the creation of a task force that will study the issue in order to come up with a resolution that will see Dallas united. While saying that he personally viewed the statues at Lee Park in Oak Lawn and at a memorial near the convention center as dangerous totems and monuments of propaganda, Rawlings declined to support their immediate removal at a press conference. Its easy to jump on the bandwagon and say, Tear them down, because its, frankly, politically correct, and in many ways it makes us all feel good. I feel that way, he said. But I hesitate, and the reason is because I realize that the city of Dallas is better, is stronger, when we are united, and not divided. Rawlings said he relied on the city charter and policies on public art to support his decision for a slower, deliberative process. The task force, whose members would be appointed by city council members, would work for 90 days before presenting its findings to the board of the Office of Cultural Affairs, which would then make a presentation to the City Council. Dallas residents and the citys Quality of Life Committee would be allowed to weigh in before any final decision was made about the fate of the statues, Rawlings said. The mayor has asked two organizations to advise the task force: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, a national grant-funded effort to support just that, and the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education & Tolerance. Rawlings said there was, as of yet, no City Council agenda item for his proposal, but that he was moving on it rapidly. The mayors call for a task force, in some ways, resembles that of a memo originally supported by council members Philip Kingston, Scott Griggs, Casey Thomas, Mark Clayton, and Adam Medrano. Thomas withdrew his name from the resolution shortly after the mayors press conference, according to Griggs, which would prevent a vote on the memo at a Sept. 13 City Council meeting. (Update:West Dallas council member Omar Narvaez has since added his signature to the memo, apparently providing the five votes needed to place an item on the agenda.) That resolutioncalls for the city to make opposition to Confederate monuments and public places named for prominent Confederates an official policy. It would also create a task force of diverse community leaders and scholars to determine whatto do with monuments and symbols after removal from public spaces, and to propose new commemorative markers.The resolution, which Kingston would have liked to have seen on the agenda for an upcoming council meeting, similarly allows for educational public meetings on the issue. Kingston, speaking on the phone after Tuesdays press conference, said he was confused by elements of the mayors proposal, but he applauded Rawlings description of the monuments as racist propaganda. I really hope were on the same page, Kingston said. Heated conversations over Dallas Confederate monuments have been a mainstay of the citys public discourse for years, and Kingston has long been a supporter of removing the statues. But last weekends events in Charlottesville, Va., where violence ensued at a white supremacist rally in support of that citys Confederate statues, seems to have accelerated the discussion. I feel more of a sense of urgency, Kingston said. Its time to have this debate and get it behind us, so that we can move on to the racial healing that I think the mayor quite rightly calls for. Rawlings himself addressed the racist violence in Charlottesville, saying that the involvement of a Dallas native, the white supremacist and St. Marks alumni Richard Spencer, in the hate rally, made it extremely difficult for me as mayor of Dallas. He said the Dallas Police Department would ensure public safety and the peaceful exercise of free speech at a Saturday protest urging the removal of the monuments. We will not have street brawls in our city, he said. Rawlings comments were especially pointed in light of Dallas ugly history with racism, which he talked about in his opening statement. We know about this bigotry and hate all too well in Dallas, a place that for so long was a bastion of the Ku Klux Klan and was dubbed the City of Hate. A place that 13 months ago a madman came here to kill certain cops just because they were white, Rawlings said. As we try to grow as a city, we can never ignore the fact that race and our racial injustices of the past continue to haunt us, and the institutional racism we see economically every day keeps us from the goal that we have as a city. One symbol of those injustices are public art and statues in some parts of our city. The mayors press conference was streamed live on his Facebook page. You can watch it in full below:

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Fitting reminder of need for humane outlook in troubled times – Independent.ie

Dr Hoffman, author of ‘Lost in Translation’, spoke of her youthful identity crisis as a 13-year-old Polish migr to Canada, who could not communicate with her English-speaking peers. She spoke of learning English, yet retaining the cultural identification of a Polish formation, as a bifold identity developed. She spoke of developing an internationalist worldview, appreciative of multiple cultural and social forces. She also, however, spoke of her fear of how the ‘humanistic’ ideals of freedom, both personal and political, that engineered the downfall of communism and drew her native Poland and eastern-block states towards a nascent liberal democratic system post-1989, was in mortal peril with the rise of hard-right, ultra-nationalist factions. She spoke of how political revisionist projects in the region are moulding collective memory to create a national identity of victimhood under firstly National Socialism, immediately followed by communist totalitarian rule. This revisionist worldview subjugated the suffering of minorities – including the three million murdered Polish Jews of the Shoah – as ultra-nationalist rhetoric retrenched freedoms of the post-communist era.

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Lincoln Memorial vandalized with spray paint – The Hill (blog)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington wasvandalized with red spray paint. The graffiti found on a pillar at the monument appeared to say”f— law,” the National Park Servicetold local stationNBC 4 News. A preservation crew is already working to remove the graffiti, which was discoveredearly Tuesday morning, the NPS said. The crew is applying a “mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper” to remove thered paint without damaging the underlying stone, according to the report. The park service is still investigating the matter. The vandalism comes amid a public debate over Civil War statues and memorials honoring the Confederacy. White supremacist groups converged on Charlottesville, Va., to protest the removal of a state of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Saturday, which led to violence. One person was killed and at least 19 were wounded after a man who took part in the white supremacist rallies drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Protestors toppleda Confederate statuein Durham, N.C., on Monday night. And in Boston, police arrested a suspect accused of vandalizing the citys Holocaust memorial.

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