1. The first of these goons to show up on behalf of the Florida-based mining company — Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC — that wants to rip these woods apart were employed by an outfit from Arizona called Bulletproof Securities. Then they quickly vamoosed when it emerged that they were not licensed to operate in the state of Wisconsin.

    In short order, a new set of goons appeared as security for GTAC’s President, Bill Williams, in his recent appearances in Wisconsin. And these men were wearing the logos of a Patriot/militia organization called the Watchmen of America — though true to the “leaderless resistance” model of action these “Patriots” espouse, the Watchmen’s organizational leaders are denying any involvement, while in effect conceding that members may be operating in Wisconsin without their approval.

     
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    thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

I’m currently slogging my way through Dave Neiwert’s And Hell Followed With Her. I say slogging not because it’s poorly written, but because it’s such a devastating read. (Excerpt here.) I’ve struggled lately with the fact that so much of my focus on this topic has been on Shawna Forde and her murderous, idiot ideological compatriots and not on Brisenia or Raul Flores, or the thousands of people victimized and murdered by the minutemen and various other Patriot/militia types. It’s shocking to me that it’s already been four years since their deaths. I don’t know what else to add here. RIP.

    thepeoplesrecord:

    TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.

    We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.

    Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.

    Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.

    No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans

    Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

    I’m currently slogging my way through Dave Neiwert’s And Hell Followed With Her. I say slogging not because it’s poorly written, but because it’s such a devastating read. (Excerpt here.) I’ve struggled lately with the fact that so much of my focus on this topic has been on Shawna Forde and her murderous, idiot ideological compatriots and not on Brisenia or Raul Flores, or the thousands of people victimized and murdered by the minutemen and various other Patriot/militia types. It’s shocking to me that it’s already been four years since their deaths. I don’t know what else to add here. RIP.

     
  3. The most influential Twitter followers among the sample are “highly committed white nationalists unlikely to be swayed by intervention.” Influential users are also “actively seeking dialogue with conservatives” through hashtags #tcot (or top conservatives on Twitter), #teaparty and #gop, as well as frequently linking to mainstream conservative websites. But only 4 percent of users identified as mainstream conservatives, which suggests the hashtags “are driven more by white nationalists feeling an affinity for conservatism than by conservatives feeling an affinity for white nationalism.”

    Who says hashtags don’t attract an audience!

     
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    dansolomon:

Snapped this photo yesterday during a trip to my neighborhood Half Price Books! That right there is a second edition, apparently!
Now, look — I like Half Price Books. I met my wife in a Half Price Books, for fuck’s sake. And I know that times are tough for brick-and-mortar bookstores selling things to read that do not exist on a Kindle. But I also know what the process is like for buying and selling books at that place. And I was — and still am, apparently! — a bit flummoxed that some dutiful bookseller, when reviewing an incoming haul, saw an old copy of The Turner Diaries, yanked it out of the stack, and thought to herself, “Oh, man, some white supremacist who wants to start a race war is going to be psyched to find this! Better put it on prominent display!”
I’m not calling for censorship, but I also think that if your business model is such that you will prominently display a copy of The Turner Diaries in your store in the off chance that maybe a white supremacist who wants to start a race war is going to walk by and be all, “Oooh, is that a second edition?” then you should probably assess if your values reflect those of the community in which you sell books.
So, yeah — Half Price Books, check yourself before you wreck yourself, or before you help a white supremacist start a race war, or before you alienate customers who prefer to shop at stores where copies of The Turner Diaries are not on prominent display.
(On the other hand, if you have a copy of The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion authentically bound in the flayed flesh of gentile babies, I know a store in Austin that is apparently paying top dollar for shit like that.)
UPDATE (3-18-13): Saw that this picture — minus the commentary, of course — is getting reblogged by some white supremacists on Tumblr today! If you are a white supremacist who found this page via that link, feel free to reassess all of your beliefs immediately and emerge a worthwhile human being who is not a total piece of shit. 

The white power assholes ALWAYS reblog without commentary or attribution. ALWAYS. (And they love leaving drive-by insults in my Ask box.)

    dansolomon:

    Snapped this photo yesterday during a trip to my neighborhood Half Price Books! That right there is a second edition, apparently!

    Now, look — I like Half Price Books. I met my wife in a Half Price Books, for fuck’s sake. And I know that times are tough for brick-and-mortar bookstores selling things to read that do not exist on a Kindle. But I also know what the process is like for buying and selling books at that place. And I was — and still am, apparently! — a bit flummoxed that some dutiful bookseller, when reviewing an incoming haul, saw an old copy of The Turner Diaries, yanked it out of the stack, and thought to herself, “Oh, man, some white supremacist who wants to start a race war is going to be psyched to find this! Better put it on prominent display!”

    I’m not calling for censorship, but I also think that if your business model is such that you will prominently display a copy of The Turner Diaries in your store in the off chance that maybe a white supremacist who wants to start a race war is going to walk by and be all, “Oooh, is that a second edition?” then you should probably assess if your values reflect those of the community in which you sell books.

    So, yeah — Half Price Books, check yourself before you wreck yourself, or before you help a white supremacist start a race war, or before you alienate customers who prefer to shop at stores where copies of The Turner Diaries are not on prominent display.

    (On the other hand, if you have a copy of The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion authentically bound in the flayed flesh of gentile babies, I know a store in Austin that is apparently paying top dollar for shit like that.)

    UPDATE (3-18-13): Saw that this picture — minus the commentary, of course — is getting reblogged by some white supremacists on Tumblr today! If you are a white supremacist who found this page via that link, feel free to reassess all of your beliefs immediately and emerge a worthwhile human being who is not a total piece of shit. 

    The white power assholes ALWAYS reblog without commentary or attribution. ALWAYS. (And they love leaving drive-by insults in my Ask box.)

     
  5. The McGowans’ lawyer said his clients never should have been prosecuted in the first place and that they deny being racists.“It’s a bunch of rednecks out there shooting firearms, is what it is,” said Sam Edwards, of Melbourne. “It’s not a terrorist organization… If (real terrorists) knew that two down-home, country, American-as-apple-pie folks were being prosecuted for this, they’d be giving each other high fives.”

    Are you fucking kidding me?

     
  6. doctordisaster:

    Yay! Georgia’s in the news again!

    Congratulations!

    (Source: particleb0red)

     
  7. JoeyJoeJoe seethes, “If this perp is some white neo-nazi idiot, like it sounds like, I’m going to be so f***ing po’d. Typical redneck idiot ruining everything we work for, and try to separate ourselves from … I’m sick of these god damn idiots ruining the reputation of our race.”
    — This is grimly hilarious: Watching White Supremacists React to the Sikh Temple Shooting. Between these morans and the completely bonkers InfoWars/Prison Planet crowd yelling themselves hoarse about “false flags,” it’s even more obvious than before that the only reason why the idiots in the white power/militia/sovereign citizen/Minutemen movements have "accomplished" anything at all in this country is that the government actively refuses to acknowledge they’re remotely a threat.
     
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    cordjefferson:

The suspected Sikh temple shooter was in a white-power band whose album cover is a dead skinhead with cops in the distance (as opposed to the black guy getting his eyeball smashed out). The album was called Self Destruct.

Yup. And yet the authorities are supposedly hedging on the “domestic terrorism” characterization.

    cordjefferson:

    The suspected Sikh temple shooter was in a white-power band whose album cover is a dead skinhead with cops in the distance (as opposed to the black guy getting his eyeball smashed out). The album was called Self Destruct.

    Yup. And yet the authorities are supposedly hedging on the “domestic terrorism” characterization.

     
  9. The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear.

    Sources identified the dead suspect as Wade Michael Page, who was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina. Local authorities have scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference, where more details may emerge about Page and what the FBI is treating as an act of domestic terrorism in the temple, in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Six people were killed and four wounded, including a police officer, before the man being identified as Page was shot dead by a police officer.

     
  10. Most people are so ignorant they don’t know the difference between religions,” said Ravi Chawla, 65, a businesswoman who moved to the region from Pakistan in the 1970s. “Just because they see the turban they think you’re Taliban.