The Vast, Hidden Community Of Racial Hatred In America

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN After Dylann Roof opened fire on worshippers gathered inside the historically black Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, South Carolina last month, allegedly killing nine congregants and claiming that they “rape our women” and “are taking over our country,” a disturbing image circulated online. A Facebook picture of Roof sitting on top … Continue reading

White Supremacist Website, Stormfront, Is ‘The Murder Capital Of The Internet,’ Report Finds

A disturbing trend is emerging in which prolific posters on hate forums are becoming “disproportionately responsible” for racist murders and mass killings, a report has said. Stormfront.org is linked to close to 100 killings in the last five years, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found after a two-year investigation,. The White Nationalist web forum … Continue reading

Italian police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Internet group Stormfront

ROME (JTA) – Italian police launched a widespread operation against the  neo-Nazi Internet hate organization Stormfront. On Thursday, police searched the homes of 35 people aged 17-51 in more than  20 towns and cities up and down the Italian peninsula on suspicion of spreading  ideas on the Internet “based on racial and ethnic hatred and … Continue reading

Activist Son of Key Racist Leader Renounces White Nationalism

Derek Black, the son of the former Alabama Klan leader who runs the largest racist Web forum in the world, has renounced white nationalism, saying that he had been through “a gradual awakening process” and apologizing for his past activism. In an E-mail (pdf) to me this week, Black wrote that he had come to … Continue reading

Four race-crime convictions for neo-Nazi website

Four men were convicted of inciting race hatred Monday from the Italian website of the neo-Nazi group Stormfront. The four, aged 23 to 42 and from various towns across Italy, were sentenced to terms ranging from 30 months to three years for “promoting and directing a group whose purpose was the instigation to ethnic, religious … Continue reading

We must respond to the far right’s web threat. Extremists have used the internet to build membership, advance their credibility and to mobilise for direct action

  BNP leader Nick Griffin. His party has developed one of the most popular political websites in the UK. The far right has long provided us with a window through which we can view the changing nature of racism, and racist politics. While this traditionally played itself out in the humdrum of election campaigns, it … Continue reading

Don Black: The Man Behind Stormfront.org

A former Klan state leader and long-time white supremacist, Don Black is best known for creating Stormfront.org, the first major Internet hate site. While the site remains popular in racist circles today, Black came under criticism in 2008 from other white supremacists for toning down its offensive content and for the claimed renunciation of racism … Continue reading

Emma West racist tram rant accused attracts sympathy from BNP

FAR-RIGHT groups have hijacked the case of a woman accused of hurling racist abuse at tram passengers. Members of the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) turned out in court this week to support Emma West. A video of the mother-of-two apparently abusing black, Asian and Polish passengers while holding her … Continue reading