Racism

Nazi enthusiast disbarred after years of Twitter racism

By Daniel Sugarman, October 30, 2016

One of the UK’s most notorious tweeters of far-right material has been disbarred as a barrister, after an independent disciplinary tribunal found he had made “seriously offensive” comments.

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Police investigate antisemitic leaflets

By Josh Jackman, October 5, 2016

Police have opened an investigation into antisemitic leaflets stuck to lampposts in Liverpool city centre, calling the incident “a hate crime”.

The stickers, supporting the far-right National Action group, were reported by a Jewish resident in Liverpool.

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Bianca Jagger apologises following antisemitic tweet row

By Daniel Sugarman, July 12, 2016

Bianca Jagger, human rights activist and ex-wife of Mick Jagger, has tweeted a link to a neo-Nazi site which includes antisemitic, homophobic and racist remarks about British MPs.

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Racism in the UK has increased in recent years, survey finds

By JC Reporter, December 8, 2015

Fifty years since the Race Relations Act was passed, a survey has found that people believe racism has risen.

According to a BBC poll, 43 per cent of respondents think racism has increased in recent years and almost one in four has witnessed discrimination.

However, only 14 per cent believed it was a problem where they lived.

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Kick It Out head, Lord Ouseley, attacks FA’s decision not to act over Malky Mackay texts

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2015

The head of football anti-racism group Kick It Out has condemned the Football Association’s decision not to charge manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.

Lord Ouseley said the matter should not be dismissed simply because the texts were regarded as private.

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Meet Tennessee's neo-Nazi white supremacists

July 20, 2015

Channel 4's Cordelia Lynch meets members of the American National Socialist Movement; self-proclaimed racists, who have a swastika as their logo and joined forces with the KKK to protest the removal of the confederate flag from state grounds after the recent Charleston killings.

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'Euro Jewry needs shift in mindset on security'

By Shirli Sitbon, May 7, 2015

Jewish groups in Europe are realising that they cannot rely solely on the intelligence services, the police or even their own - often threadbare - security organisations for protection.

This was one of the key messages to emerge at the American Jewish Committee's conference on antisemitism, titled "A Defining Moment for Europe", which took place in Brussels on Tuesday.

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Israel hit by race riots

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 7, 2015

Two angry protests against police violence have brought the challenges facing Israel's Ethiopians to the fore.

Sixty-eight people were injured and 43 arrests were made at the second demonstration, which took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. Thousands of Israeli-Ethiopians and members of other communities took part.

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Jews around world suffered ‘explosion of hatred’ in 2014

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2015

There was a substantial increase in attacks on Jews worldwide last year, Israeli researchers have found.

“An explosion of hatred” had been felt by Jewish communities, with the rise attributed partly to the response to last summer’s Gaza conflict.

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Far-right leader resigns over Hitler photo

By Josh Jackman, January 21, 2015

The leader of a German far-right movement has resigned after a photo of him posing as Adolf Hitler on Facebook went viral.

Lutz Bachmann co-founded Pegida, which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, in October and has since organised weekly marches that have attracted up to 25,000 people.

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