Tag Archives: hate crimes

News from North America, Thursday 6th June 2013

BBC News: “US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In a second-term shuffle of his foreign policy team, the president also nominated human rights researcher Samantha Power to replace Ms Rice. Ms Rice will take over from Tom Donilon, who will step down in […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 31st May 2013

BALKANS Presseurop: Croatia responsible for crimes during Bosnian War. ‘Six former political and military leaders of the Bosnian Croats were sentenced to a total of 111 years in prison on May 29 by the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia. They were found guilty of implementing an ethnic cleansing operation from 1992 to 1994 aimed at expelling […]

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News from North America, Friday 17th May 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family’s small apartment here on Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and […]

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News from North America, Thursday 7th March 2013

SPLC: “For decades, iconoclastic Seattle artist Charles Krafft has made references to Nazis in his highly acclaimed, sometimes shocking pieces of art that most critics and art lovers brand as simple, ironic satire pushing the boundaries…Now, the 65-year-old hippie-turned-artist is at the center of a growing controversy following a published report detailing evidence — including […]

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News from North America, Friday 11th January 2013

Alaska Dispatch: “Schaeffer Cox, the boyish anti-government activist and skilled orator from Fairbanks, Alaska, has given notice he will appeal his federal conviction for murder conspiracy, weapons violations and the nearly 26-year sentence that goes with them. Cox, 28, made himself out to be the commander of a strong militia preparing for government collapse and the […]

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North America Tracker 04.01.13

Huffington Post: “A conservative religious group is warning that 2060 will be a grim time, when Christians are treated “like African Americans were prior to civil rights,” the family unit is dissolved and America has a Muslim president. Christian organization the American Family Association issued the warning to members on Tuesday in an email entitled […]

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North America Tracker 02.01.2013

New York Post: “The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, […]

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North America Tracker 21.12.12

Albany Tribune: “An Indiana man faces a likely sentence of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to hate crimes stemming from the arson of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, the Justice Department has announced. Randolph Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., pleaded guilty to three counts: (1) intentionally defacing, damaging and destroying religious real […]

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US Tracker 26.10.12

Slate: “Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock aren’t outliers. Banning abortion for rape victims is the new Republican mainstream.” Los Angeles Daily News: “After three straight years of dramatic declines, reported hate crimes rose in Los Angeles for the first time last year, although they remained well below the average for the past 20 years, according […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 05.10.12

Greece: Digital Journal: Greece’s Golden Dawn opens Canadian branch in Montreal. ‘Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) the ultra-nationalist Greek political party that has recently soared in popularity, has now expanded its overseas branches, opening a chapter in Montreal, QC. With an established support base in both Melbourne and New York, Golden Dawn has now attracted a […]

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