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Racism

2017

11

Oct

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Black man attacked by white supremacists in Charlottesville faces felony charge

In August, two men were charged in the beating of a black man during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., in an assault that was captured on video and widely shared. On Monday, a local magistrate in Charlottesville issued an arrest warrant for the man who was beaten, accusing him of the same […]

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Country: United States
Source: The New York Times

06

Oct

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143 arrested in latest protest over acquittal of white officer in killing of Anthony Lamar Smith

Police arrested 143 people after protesters blocked traffic on a busy highway near downtown St. Louis as part of the ongoing demonstrations against the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 killing of a black man. Protesters gathered Tuesday evening and marched to Interstate 64, where some walked onto the roadway and […]

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Country: United States
Source: LA Times

29

Sep

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Bundeswehr’s Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD)’s report: 391 racist incidents took place in the German Army in 2017

Germany’s military counterintelligence service is probing 391 cases of right-wing extremism, media quoted the Ministry of Defense as saying. Just under 300 cases have been recorded this year alone. The full extent of the German military’s problems with Nazi sympathizers among its ranks may slowly be coming to light. In a year plagued by scandal, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Dokmz

28

Sep

Frauke Petry, co-chairwoman of the AfD, right, stands with top candidates Alexander Gauland, left, and Alice Weidel, center, prior to a press conference of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the day after the nationalist party was elected first time into the German parliament. Petry declared later that she won't be part of the party's faction and left the press conference after the statement. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

European Jews Worried By Far-Right Victories In German Election

Jewish groups in Europe and the United States expressed alarm on Sunday at the far-right Alternative for Germany’s success in Germany’s parliamentary election and urged other parties not to form an alliance with the AfD. Early projections gave the AfD 13.5 percent of the vote, allowing it to enter the Bundestag for the first time, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Forward

19

Sep

Supporters of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party shout slogans durig an election campaign rally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections in Torgau, Germany, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

The Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Islam Alternative For Germany Party Set To Enter Parliament For The First Time

After decades on the political fringe, Germany’s far-right is set to enter parliament and could even be the main opposition party following the country’s election this Sunday. The anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, is currently polling at around 11 percent ahead of the vote. The party has seen a surge in recent week, despite […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Huffington Post

07

Sep

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Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett says Las Vegas police threatened to kill him because he’s black

Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett on Wednesday accused police in Las Vegas of racism and excessive force after a gunpoint confrontation following the recent Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. In a post on Twitter titled “Equality”, Bennett detailed how he was detained by police following the August 26 fight as a crowd scattered after hearing what […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

03

Sep

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US police officer caught on camera saying ‘we only kill black people’

A Georgia police officer has been accused of making racist statements to a woman during a traffic stop, telling her that the police officers “only kill black people.” Dash-cam video shows the Cobb County officer, who has been identified by local news organizations as police Lt. Greg Abbott, standing outside a vehicle during a DUI […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent , itv

31

Jul

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Londoners protest against police over youth’s killing

Dozens of people blocked a main road in east London Friday in protest against the killing of a 20-year-old black man who was killed last weekend after police tried to detain him. An officer was slightly injured when protesters hurled bottles after police attempted to clear the Kingsland Road that had been blocked with rubbish […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , Anatolian News Agency

28

Jun

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US: Alton Sterling’s family sue city in father’s death

The children of a black man killed by a white police officer last year, sued the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday for being responsible of their father’s death. The lawsuit claims Alton Sterling’s death was the result of racist behavior and excessive use of force. It seeks unspecified damages against the city, police […]

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Country: United States
Source: Anatolian News Agency

26

May

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Bulgarian deputy minister quits over Nazi salute

A Bulgarian deputy minister whose ultra-nationalist party recently joined a coalition with the center-right resigned on Wednesday after a photo emerged of him doing a Nazi salute. The image, taken in 2008, shows Pavel Tenev raising his right arm in front of a soldier in a wax museum in Paris. The scandal broke after Bulgarian […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: The Times of Israel