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Wilco releases new song to benefit Southern Poverty Law Center – Chicago Tribune

Chicago band Wilco released a new song Monday to raise money for theSouthern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups.

Fans can download”All Lives, You Say?,” a reference to the “all lives matter” response to the Black Lives Matter movement, for $1 at Wilco’s Bandcamp page.

The donations will be made in honor of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s father, Robert, who died Aug. 4at 83 in downstate Belleville.

“My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America we know better. We can do better,”Tweedy said in a statement.

The new music comes days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and nearly a year after Wilco dropped its most recent album “Schmilco.” The band is in the middle of a fall tour that doesn’t include any local dates. Tweedy is scheduled to play the Ellnora guitar festival in Urbana on Sept. 16.

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/16/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

New York Times: Trump gives white nationalists an unequivocal boost.

Washington Post: The nation can only weep.

The Atlantic: What the next round of alt-right rallies will reveal.

Slate: The First and Second Amendments squared off in Charlottesville, and the guns won.

Vice: How the Charlottesville driver became radicalized.

Huffington Post: Fears of white genocide are a key gateway to far-right radicalization.

New York Times: Before Charlottesville, a string of killings raised the specter of right-wing violence.

WIBC-TV (Indianapolis, IN): The murder of a woman protesting Nazis may fuel push to change Indiana law.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA): Idaho Rep. Heather Scott defends white nationalism, but experts say shes wrong.

The Verge: Discord bans servers that promote Nazi ideology, shuts down a number of accounts.

The Guardian (UK): Dillon Hopper, leader of Vanguard America, is a former U.S. Marine who served overseas.

CNN: Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts from January that encouraged people to drive cars into protesters.

LobeLog: Sebastian Gorkas long history of denying the threat of white domestic terrorism.

Business Insider: People who donate to white supremacist groups can get a tax break because the IRS considers many of them ‘educational.’

Associated Press: Two ex-guards in Ku Klux Klan convicted of plot to murder black inmate.

The Hill: Federal court finds Texas congressional-district maps discriminate against minorities.

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Illinois Home To 32 Hate Groups: Southern Poverty Law Center – CBS Chicago

August 14, 2017 6:10 PM By Jeremy Ross

(CBS) What is the state of hate in Illinois?

CBS 2s Jeremy Ross reports on where the Land of Lincoln ranks and what some are doing about it

Thirty-two hate groups call Illinois home, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group estimates there are 917 nationwide.

Lonnie Nasatir, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, says anti-Semitic incidents nationwide are up 86 percent for the first three months of this year, compared to last.

Illinois and Chicago mirror that increase, Nasatir says.

Though Illinois isnt the hotbed of hatred some other states are, prejudice has picked up over the last few years.

I think its getting worse. Theres no question theres an increase in hate participation, Nasatir says.

The ADL is also keeping an eye on campus hate. The group is seeing groups recruiting in schools across the nation including here in Illinois.

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Wilco release new single, All Lives, You Say?, benefitting the Southern Poverty Law Center: Stream – Consequence of Sound (blog)

Art can be a powerful ally in times of strife. After the violent demonstration by white supremacists and neo-nazis in Charlottesville this past weekend, many concerned citizens have been protesting, donating, and looking for other ways to combat bigotry. Well, heres another one to add to your slate. Wilco has just released a new benefit single, All Lives, You Say?, and all proceeds willbenefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The song can be downloaded from Wilcos Bandcamp page with a charitable contribution. Frontman Jeff Tweedy dedicated the song to the memory of his late father, Robert L. Tweedy.My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice, he said. He used to say If you know better, you can do better. America we know better. We can do better.

Its a straightforward acoustic number, with gentle strums underscoring electric flourishes and Tweedys melancholy murmur. A response to those who counter movements like Black Lives Matter by crying All Lives Matter, the song finds Tweedy observing the bigoted hordes.I can see you are afraid, he sings. Your skin, so thin, your heart has escaped / All lives, all lives, you say?

Stream the song below and pop over to Bandcamp to buy the single.

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Charlottesville Driver Who Killed One Rallied With Alt-Right … – Southern Poverty Law Center

The suspect was arrested nearby. Although far-right internet trolls initially claimed that the driver was an anti-Trump open borders Bernie Sanders supporter based on a mistaken identity dredged up from Reddit, James Alex Fields was later identified as the driver of the car. Fields is being held without bail on charges of second degree murder, one count of hit-and-run, attended failure to stop with injury and three counts of malicious wounding. He will be arraigned before a judge on Monday.

The crash followed violent conflicts between far-right demonstrators, Antifascist (AntiFa) protesters, and police that resulted in tear gas canisters detonating in the streets amid scores of arrests and hospitalizations.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency shortly before the event.

While speculation still surrounds Fields motives, available photography appears to show Fields present at the UTR event with members of Vanguard America, a racist right-wing organization that helped Kessler organize the event.

Fields with shield second from left.

The banner image of a Facebook page that appears to belong to Fields features the Othela rune, popular among Neo-Nazis and the far right.

Vanguard America is a group that has grown out of the previous existence of American Vanguard, following a split between its members in the past several months. American Vanguard grew out of the Iron March forum community, but also endured a serious split with the site and those faithful to it.

Before calling itself American Vanguard, the group called itself Reaction America.

In the past few months, much alleged violence has arisen from the Iron March community. Devon Arthurs was arrested for the alleged murder of two of his three roommates. The third, Brandon Russell, was later arrested on charges related to explosives. Russell has admitted to authorities that he was a member of AtomWaffen Division, a group that still calls Iron March its digital home base.Upon his arrest law enforcement found two rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, binoculars, and a skull mask in the vehicle that he and another man were traveling in.

The banner image of a Facebook page that appears to belong to Fields features the Othela rune, popular among Neo-Nazis and the far right (read more on symbols and flags used by far-right groups in Charlottesville).

As crowds began to disperse from the planned rally under threat of arrest, a large crowd composed of members of Anti-Racist Action, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter, AntiFa, and other counter-protest groups proceeded down Charlottesvilles densely packed 4th street before being mowed down from behind by the Challenger.

Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal,was killed.

UPDATE: Vanguard America has released a statement claiming that Fields was not an official member.

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/11/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

Political Research Associates: A guide to whos coming to the largest white nationalist rally in a decade.

Vice: Andrew Anglin tells neo-Nazi troll army, We have to be sexy at the big rally.

Politico: Trump administration is closing civil-rights cases at an increased rate.

Think Progress: White House adviser Gorka says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much.

Politifact: No, the Obama administration did not invent the term lone wolf, and there have been many non-Islamist terrorism plots.

Salon: Pro-Trump CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord fired after tweeting a Nazi salute.

BuzzFeed: We sent Alex Jones Infowars health supplements to a lab for analysis, and heres what they found.

Right Wing Watch: After years of conspiracy theories about Obama holding onto office, half of Republicans say theyd postpone 2020 vote for Trump.

Huffington Post: Breitbart editor triggered by Vogue cover with Jennifer Lawrence as the Statue of Liberty.

CNN: Trump Ag pick Sam Clovis stoked Birther conspiracies, called Eric Holder a racist black.

Oregonian: White-nationalist group sends cash donation to anti-immigration activists.

Bradenton Herald (FL): Self-proclaimed neo-Nazis charged with stealing cars and dealing meth.

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Trump’s terrorism adviser downplays white supremacist violence – Southern Poverty Law Center

Yet, yesterday, Trumps deputy assistant and counterterrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, ridiculed the idea of lone-wolf terrorists and played down the threat of white supremacist violence.

Not surprisingly, Gorka made his comments on the Breitbart News Daily radio show. Under the leadership of President Trumps chief strategist, Steve Bannon, Breitbart became the platform for a new form of white supremacy called the alt-right.

It says something about Trump that Gorka and Bannon are members of his administration. And what it says is quite disturbing.

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/10/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

New York Times: The alt-right finds a new enemy in Silicon Valley.

Washington Blade: Anti-LGBT hate groups are on the rise, with a big thanks to the Trump White House.

Right Wing Watch: Frank Gaffney warns that H.R. McMaster is staging nothing short of a coup detat against Trump.

The Verge: This years Jewish center bomb threats may have been part of a dark web threat-for-hire business.

Think Progress: Americas immigration ignorance threatens to push the economy into crisis.

Media Matters: White nationalist VDare hosting conference in Colorado featuring Breitbart columnist.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Court upholds child-porn conviction for militia leader from Minnesota.

Salon: Louisiana congressman helping lead GOP effort to limit the federal definition of gender.

Associated Press: Texas man who was convicted of James Byrds dragging death gets court review for his sentence.

Patch (Florida): White-supremacist propaganda found along with methamphetamine, guns, in search of home.

Raw Story: Racist grocery clerk in Montana fired after being caught on video profiling Native American couple.

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/9/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

Newsweek: Alt-right, Nazis and KKK to emerge from behind keyboards to form largest racist protest in decades.

Daily Courier (Charlottesville, VA): ACLU, Rutherford challenge citys decision to move site of Unite the Right.

Business Insider: ‘The most well-organized campaign in the history of the alt-right’ is targeting H.R. McMaster.

Think Progress: White House defends silence on mosque bombing, says it might have been faked by liberals.

New Yorker: The decades-long campaign to cut legal immigration gains ground in the Trump White House.

Esquire: Jeff Sessions Justice Department backs another assault on the right to vote.

Rewire: Sheriffs and anti-immigrant hate groups are teaming up nationwide to spout nativist claptrap.

Palm Beach Post (FL): Man fatally shot while defending gay friends from threatening slurs.

CNN: On average, nine mosques have been targeted every month this year so far.

Raw Story: Trump-supporting school board president in California panics about sex education turning kids gay.

Media Matters: Far right alternative-media figures think the Google Manifesto proves them right.

Right Wing Watch: Pat Robertson says totally bogus Fox News scandals are part of a conspiracy to destroy the network.

The Guardian: The rise of the racist bots: How AI is learning all our worst impulses.

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Wilco releases new song to benefit Southern Poverty Law Center – Chicago Tribune

Chicago band Wilco released a new song Monday to raise money for theSouthern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups. Fans can download”All Lives, You Say?,” a reference to the “all lives matter” response to the Black Lives Matter movement, for $1 at Wilco’s Bandcamp page. The donations will be made in honor of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s father, Robert, who died Aug. 4at 83 in downstate Belleville. “My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America we know better. We can do better,”Tweedy said in a statement. The new music comes days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and nearly a year after Wilco dropped its most recent album “Schmilco.” The band is in the middle of a fall tour that doesn’t include any local dates. Tweedy is scheduled to play the Ellnora guitar festival in Urbana on Sept. 16. RELATED STORIES: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy pens open letter after Women’s March photo draws ire An on-edge Wilco captures the tone of turbulent times at the Chicago Theatre

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/16/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

New York Times: Trump gives white nationalists an unequivocal boost. Washington Post: The nation can only weep. The Atlantic: What the next round of alt-right rallies will reveal. Slate: The First and Second Amendments squared off in Charlottesville, and the guns won. Vice: How the Charlottesville driver became radicalized. Huffington Post: Fears of white genocide are a key gateway to far-right radicalization. New York Times: Before Charlottesville, a string of killings raised the specter of right-wing violence. WIBC-TV (Indianapolis, IN): The murder of a woman protesting Nazis may fuel push to change Indiana law. Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA): Idaho Rep. Heather Scott defends white nationalism, but experts say shes wrong. The Verge: Discord bans servers that promote Nazi ideology, shuts down a number of accounts. The Guardian (UK): Dillon Hopper, leader of Vanguard America, is a former U.S. Marine who served overseas. CNN: Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts from January that encouraged people to drive cars into protesters. LobeLog: Sebastian Gorkas long history of denying the threat of white domestic terrorism. Business Insider: People who donate to white supremacist groups can get a tax break because the IRS considers many of them ‘educational.’ Associated Press: Two ex-guards in Ku Klux Klan convicted of plot to murder black inmate. The Hill: Federal court finds Texas congressional-district maps discriminate against minorities.

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Illinois Home To 32 Hate Groups: Southern Poverty Law Center – CBS Chicago

August 14, 2017 6:10 PM By Jeremy Ross (CBS) What is the state of hate in Illinois? CBS 2s Jeremy Ross reports on where the Land of Lincoln ranks and what some are doing about it Thirty-two hate groups call Illinois home, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group estimates there are 917 nationwide. Lonnie Nasatir, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, says anti-Semitic incidents nationwide are up 86 percent for the first three months of this year, compared to last. Illinois and Chicago mirror that increase, Nasatir says. Though Illinois isnt the hotbed of hatred some other states are, prejudice has picked up over the last few years. I think its getting worse. Theres no question theres an increase in hate participation, Nasatir says. The ADL is also keeping an eye on campus hate. The group is seeing groups recruiting in schools across the nation including here in Illinois. Jeremy Ross is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2. Jeremy joined the station in July 2014. He is an award-winning journalist, who came to CBS 2 from WITI-TV in Milwaukee. Before that, he worked in Lansing, Mich. Jeremy, who is… CBS 2 WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM 670 The Score Connect Mobile Advertise With Us Contest & Promotion Rules About Us Advertise Ad Choices Business Development Contact Only CBS CBS Radio Jobs CBS Television Jobs EEO Reports CBS Television Public File CBS Radio Public File

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Wilco release new single, All Lives, You Say?, benefitting the Southern Poverty Law Center: Stream – Consequence of Sound (blog)

Art can be a powerful ally in times of strife. After the violent demonstration by white supremacists and neo-nazis in Charlottesville this past weekend, many concerned citizens have been protesting, donating, and looking for other ways to combat bigotry. Well, heres another one to add to your slate. Wilco has just released a new benefit single, All Lives, You Say?, and all proceeds willbenefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. The song can be downloaded from Wilcos Bandcamp page with a charitable contribution. Frontman Jeff Tweedy dedicated the song to the memory of his late father, Robert L. Tweedy.My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice, he said. He used to say If you know better, you can do better. America we know better. We can do better. Its a straightforward acoustic number, with gentle strums underscoring electric flourishes and Tweedys melancholy murmur. A response to those who counter movements like Black Lives Matter by crying All Lives Matter, the song finds Tweedy observing the bigoted hordes.I can see you are afraid, he sings. Your skin, so thin, your heart has escaped / All lives, all lives, you say? Stream the song below and pop over to Bandcamp to buy the single. Previous Story Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to star in Nosferatu remake from The Witchs RobertEggers Next Story Event Horizon Made Dr. Grant Scary forEveryone

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Charlottesville Driver Who Killed One Rallied With Alt-Right … – Southern Poverty Law Center

The suspect was arrested nearby. Although far-right internet trolls initially claimed that the driver was an anti-Trump open borders Bernie Sanders supporter based on a mistaken identity dredged up from Reddit, James Alex Fields was later identified as the driver of the car. Fields is being held without bail on charges of second degree murder, one count of hit-and-run, attended failure to stop with injury and three counts of malicious wounding. He will be arraigned before a judge on Monday. The crash followed violent conflicts between far-right demonstrators, Antifascist (AntiFa) protesters, and police that resulted in tear gas canisters detonating in the streets amid scores of arrests and hospitalizations. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency shortly before the event. While speculation still surrounds Fields motives, available photography appears to show Fields present at the UTR event with members of Vanguard America, a racist right-wing organization that helped Kessler organize the event. Fields with shield second from left. The banner image of a Facebook page that appears to belong to Fields features the Othela rune, popular among Neo-Nazis and the far right. Vanguard America is a group that has grown out of the previous existence of American Vanguard, following a split between its members in the past several months. American Vanguard grew out of the Iron March forum community, but also endured a serious split with the site and those faithful to it. Before calling itself American Vanguard, the group called itself Reaction America. In the past few months, much alleged violence has arisen from the Iron March community. Devon Arthurs was arrested for the alleged murder of two of his three roommates. The third, Brandon Russell, was later arrested on charges related to explosives. Russell has admitted to authorities that he was a member of AtomWaffen Division, a group that still calls Iron March its digital home base.Upon his arrest law enforcement found two rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, binoculars, and a skull mask in the vehicle that he and another man were traveling in. The banner image of a Facebook page that appears to belong to Fields features the Othela rune, popular among Neo-Nazis and the far right (read more on symbols and flags used by far-right groups in Charlottesville). As crowds began to disperse from the planned rally under threat of arrest, a large crowd composed of members of Anti-Racist Action, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter, AntiFa, and other counter-protest groups proceeded down Charlottesvilles densely packed 4th street before being mowed down from behind by the Challenger. Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal,was killed. UPDATE: Vanguard America has released a statement claiming that Fields was not an official member.

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Political Research Associates: A guide to whos coming to the largest white nationalist rally in a decade. Vice: Andrew Anglin tells neo-Nazi troll army, We have to be sexy at the big rally. Politico: Trump administration is closing civil-rights cases at an increased rate. Think Progress: White House adviser Gorka says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much. Politifact: No, the Obama administration did not invent the term lone wolf, and there have been many non-Islamist terrorism plots. Salon: Pro-Trump CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord fired after tweeting a Nazi salute. BuzzFeed: We sent Alex Jones Infowars health supplements to a lab for analysis, and heres what they found. Right Wing Watch: After years of conspiracy theories about Obama holding onto office, half of Republicans say theyd postpone 2020 vote for Trump. Huffington Post: Breitbart editor triggered by Vogue cover with Jennifer Lawrence as the Statue of Liberty. CNN: Trump Ag pick Sam Clovis stoked Birther conspiracies, called Eric Holder a racist black. Oregonian: White-nationalist group sends cash donation to anti-immigration activists. Bradenton Herald (FL): Self-proclaimed neo-Nazis charged with stealing cars and dealing meth.

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Trump’s terrorism adviser downplays white supremacist violence – Southern Poverty Law Center

Yet, yesterday, Trumps deputy assistant and counterterrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, ridiculed the idea of lone-wolf terrorists and played down the threat of white supremacist violence. Not surprisingly, Gorka made his comments on the Breitbart News Daily radio show. Under the leadership of President Trumps chief strategist, Steve Bannon, Breitbart became the platform for a new form of white supremacy called the alt-right. It says something about Trump that Gorka and Bannon are members of his administration. And what it says is quite disturbing.

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New York Times: The alt-right finds a new enemy in Silicon Valley. Washington Blade: Anti-LGBT hate groups are on the rise, with a big thanks to the Trump White House. Right Wing Watch: Frank Gaffney warns that H.R. McMaster is staging nothing short of a coup detat against Trump. The Verge: This years Jewish center bomb threats may have been part of a dark web threat-for-hire business. Think Progress: Americas immigration ignorance threatens to push the economy into crisis. Media Matters: White nationalist VDare hosting conference in Colorado featuring Breitbart columnist. Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Court upholds child-porn conviction for militia leader from Minnesota. Salon: Louisiana congressman helping lead GOP effort to limit the federal definition of gender. Associated Press: Texas man who was convicted of James Byrds dragging death gets court review for his sentence. Patch (Florida): White-supremacist propaganda found along with methamphetamine, guns, in search of home. Raw Story: Racist grocery clerk in Montana fired after being caught on video profiling Native American couple.

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Hatewatch Headlines 8/9/2017 – Southern Poverty Law Center

Newsweek: Alt-right, Nazis and KKK to emerge from behind keyboards to form largest racist protest in decades. Daily Courier (Charlottesville, VA): ACLU, Rutherford challenge citys decision to move site of Unite the Right. Business Insider: ‘The most well-organized campaign in the history of the alt-right’ is targeting H.R. McMaster. Think Progress: White House defends silence on mosque bombing, says it might have been faked by liberals. New Yorker: The decades-long campaign to cut legal immigration gains ground in the Trump White House. Esquire: Jeff Sessions Justice Department backs another assault on the right to vote. Rewire: Sheriffs and anti-immigrant hate groups are teaming up nationwide to spout nativist claptrap. Palm Beach Post (FL): Man fatally shot while defending gay friends from threatening slurs. CNN: On average, nine mosques have been targeted every month this year so far. Raw Story: Trump-supporting school board president in California panics about sex education turning kids gay. Media Matters: Far right alternative-media figures think the Google Manifesto proves them right. Right Wing Watch: Pat Robertson says totally bogus Fox News scandals are part of a conspiracy to destroy the network. The Guardian: The rise of the racist bots: How AI is learning all our worst impulses.

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