Tag Archives: hate speech

News from North America, Thursday 30th May 2013

The Guardian: “Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police said on Wednesday. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city’s mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Report: sexual minorities in EU face hate speech, violence and discrimination. ‘Equal rights for gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people are still patchy across Europe, with advances in some areas offset by discrimination, hate-speech, bullying and violence elsewhere. The 2013 review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people by the […]

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News from North America, Friday 12th April 2013

Reuters: “A second white supremacist identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief has been arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said on Thursday. Thomas James Guolee, 31, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on a felony warrant unrelated to the slaying of Tom Clements, according to the […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 26th March 2013

EUROPE PressEurop: A training ground for European jihadists. ‘When armed rebellion began in Syria two years ago, there were fears that European Muslims interested in jihad would go there to train to fight a holy war. If the headline in Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, “Youthful gang members are going to war in the name of Islam,” is […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 22nd March 2013

EUROPE Analysis – Policy Network: Democratic stress, the populist signal and extremist threat. ‘The rise of populism seen across Europe and the US is exposing old and hidden fault-lines in democratic systems. Mainstream parties seem powerless to respond to basic popular anxieties. Many appear blind to the reality that elite political projects have run their […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 21st March 2013

EUROPE CNN: New al Qaeda document sheds light on Europe, U.S. attack plans. ‘A previously secret document found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan sets out a detailed al Qaeda strategy for attacking targets in Europe and the United States. The document — a letter written to bin Laden in March 2010 by a […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 26th February 2013

The Atlantic: “Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked if Team Obama has been sufficiently forthcoming about the lethal drone program that has targeted and killed thousands.’When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, “You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 14th February 2013

EUROPE: Comment – Open Democracy: Divided we fall: intolerance in Europe puts rights at risk. ‘An Afghan migrant is stabbed in the heart on the streets of Athens. Black-shirted paramilitaries linked to Hungary’s third-largest political party march through a Roma neighbourhood shouting, “You will die here.” A neo-Nazi gang commits a string of murders of Turkish […]

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US Tracker 19.10.12

Research: The Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies has launched a new online database and journal, Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base. Washington Post: “A Minneapolis man accused of helping send young men through a terrorist pipeline from Minnesota to Somalia was convicted Thursday on all five terrorism-related charges he faced, including one that could land him in prison […]

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US Tracker 18.10.12

NBC New York: “A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a […]

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