Category Archives: racism

Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration | World news | The Guardian

Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, said: “The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, rightwing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament.” The former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: “Fraser Anning’s comments today are contemptible. He is a disgrace to the Senate and, what is worse, by spreading hatred and turning Australians against each other, he is doing exactly what the terrorists want.”

Source: Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration | World news | The Guardian

Christchurch Shooting Live Updates: 49 Are Dead After 2 Mosques Are Hit – The New York Times

A white-nationalist manifesto Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and the online forum 8chan. The 8chan post included a link to what appeared to be the gunman’s Facebook page, where he said he would also broadcast live video of the attack. The Twitter posts showed weapons covered in the names of past military generals and men who have recently carried out mass shootings. In his manifesto, he identified himself as a 28-year-old man born in Australia and listed his white nationalist heroes. Writing that he had purposely used guns to stir discord in the United States over the Second Amendment’s provision on the right to bear arms, he also declared himself a fascist. “For once, the person that will be called a fascist, is an actual fascist,” he wrote.

Drones and diplomacy: US Ramstein air base stirs controversy in Germany | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.03.2019

The US military’s Ramstein air base is a frequent source of criticism for the German government, especially when it comes to the operation of weaponized drones. Now the issue has gone to court.

Source: Drones and diplomacy: US Ramstein air base stirs controversy in Germany | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.03.2019

These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian

Racism is not about politeness – it’s about power. What is truly worrying about these blunders is that they have let the mask slip to reveal a political class that, at best, does not understand the racial dynamics of the country in which it operates and, at worst, is deeply hostile to them. Insofar as they faithfully reflect the actions and sensibilities of the bodies they serve, they are not gaffes. They are gaffes only in the sense that the speakers didn’t actually mean to say them.

Source: These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian

Index of racism and incitement in Israeli social media 2018 – IFEX

The most hate and racism in 2018 was directed at Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and their political parties in Israel during the discussions and passing of the Nation-State Law, which gives rights to only Jewish citizens.

Source: Index of racism and incitement in Israeli social media 2018 – IFEX

Photographer Mustafa al-Kharouf detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities – IFEX

“Even as his lawyer, I am not allowed access to the information on which the Interior Ministry has based its refusal to grant him family reunification, because that is the way the legal system works with regard to security cases,” Lustigman told CPJ. “However, our impression from the questioning at his hearing is that the Israelis are basing their decision on his work as a photographer.”

Source: Photographer Mustafa al-Kharouf detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities – IFEX

Thursday Open Thread | This is what a Domestic Terrorist in the making looks like | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Once again, Janet Napolitano is owed AN APOLOGY. She was absolutely correct about the danger to this country by right-wing racist groups. They are, and have always been, DOMESTIC TERRORISTS, and should be treated as such. •Last year every terrorist that killed an American was a Far Right Nazi terrorist •Last month 54 white supremacists & Nazis were arrested in Arkansas •Last 24hrs dozens of high school kids in 2 states praised Nazism & genocide Congress & WH: ZERO resolutions to stop any of it

Source: Thursday Open Thread | This is what a Domestic Terrorist in the making looks like | 3CHICSPOLITICO

The Obsession With Caster Semenya’s Body Was Racist From The Very Beginning

They hide behind claims of science and fairness, but underneath those arguments is a slideshow from 2012 that makes clear this is not about testosterone but about gender stereotypes. But women’s sports aren’t so easily destroyed; just like the women who participate in them, they’ve already endured decades of figurative and literal assault. “Women’s sports will not disappear because women with different hormone levels are allowed to compete against each other,” Doyle said.

Source: The Obsession With Caster Semenya’s Body Was Racist From The Very Beginning

Democratic oversight is ‘bullshit’: Trump goes off-script at CPAC | US news | The Guardian

He then went on to make remarks that some interpreted as an inflammatory attack on foreign-born members of Congress. “Right now we have people in Congress that hate our country and you know that,” he said. “And we can name every one of ’em if they want. They hate our country. Sad. It’s very sad. When I see some of the things being made, the statements being made, it’s very, very sad. “And find out, how did they do in their country? Just ask ’em, how did they do? Did they do well, were they succeeding? Just ask that question. Somebody would say, ‘Oh, that’s terrible that he brings that up.’ But that’s OK, I don’t mind, I’ll bring it up. How did they do in their country? Not so good, not so good.”

Source: Democratic oversight is ‘bullshit’: Trump goes off-script at CPAC | US news | The Guardian