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Neo-Nazi groups are increasingly spreading their hate from buildings and overpasses

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White supremacists are drawing attention to themselves and their organizations with a low-budget method — hanging banners from overpasses.

Racist hate organizations have spread their message for years with banners displaying their group names and slogans, but those demonstrations have become increasingly common in recent months, reported the New York Times.

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The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism found 72 such episodes between May 20, 2017, and last Monday, while none were documented in the previous five-month period beginning in December 2016.

Those banners primarily displayed racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim messages such as “America first: End immigration” to “‘Diversity’ is a code word for white genocide.”

More than two-thirds of the banners were set up by “alt-right” groups such as Identity Evropa, which was responsible for 28 banners in 13 states.

The banners cost very little to produce, and often garner local news coverage to amplify their message.

Identity Evropa, whose members helped organize the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, has been identified as a white nationalist group by the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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The neo-Nazi group Patriot Front was responsible for nearly 30 percent of the banners listed in the ADL report.

Two other neo-Nazi groups, Vanguard America and Atomwaffen, also displayed racist banners.

The banners were reported in 21 states, and Oregon had the most — thanks in large part to neo-Nazi resident Jimmy Marr.

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A Marine sergeant was kicked out of the corps for unfurling a banner with Identity Evropa messages in North Carolina.


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There’s no respite from Trump’s vindictiveness and foolishness

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As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign.

He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over blind loyalty to Trump himself. Indeed, asked about it the next day, Trump underscored his action by saying, Atkinson “was no Trump supporter, that I can tell you.”

It was an act that we once would have labeled corruption, by Democrats and Republicans – that is using the office for personal purposes – if Congress and too many Americans had not since become inured by so many like instances.

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This is how Taiwan and South Korea bucked the global lockdown trend

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As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis.

At first glance Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. The island of 23 million lies just 180 kilometres (110 miles) off mainland China.

Yet nearly 100 days in, Taiwan has just 376 confirmed cases and five fatalities while restaurants, bars, schools, universities and offices remain open.

The government of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose deputy is an epidemiologist, made tough decisions while the crisis was nascent to stave off the kind of pain now convulsing much of the rest of the world.

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Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health

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On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.

"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."

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