World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people.
“Now, therefore, be it resolved that Congress rejects White nationalism, White supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States; and urges the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy; and use all resources available to the President and the President’s Cabinet to address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States.”
A Nazi eagle inflames a heated debate in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A big Nazi eagle with a swastika under its talons is such a divisive symbol that it has been kept hidden inside a sealed crate in a Uruguayan navy warehouse for more than a decade.
Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raises the question of whether other public universities, cities and towns across the state will follow its lead.
The Latest: Confederate statues gone at University of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from the main area of campus (all times local):
The University of Texas says statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures have been removed from the main area of campus in Austin.
University of Texas removes Confederate statues
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."
Gov. Baker signs resolution denouncing white nationalism
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined with Democratic leaders to sign a resolution Thursday denouncing neo-Nazism and white nationalism.
Missouri’s Jewish governor slams anti-Semitism
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — With his suburban St. Louis meeting with the Israeli ambassador as a backdrop, Missouri's first Jewish governor condemned anti-Semitism after last weekend's violence during a Virginia white nationalist rally.
Mississippi officials condemn white nationalist violence
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi officials are denouncing white nationalist violence that killed one person and injured several others during the weekend in Virginia.
Alt-right is a term that was coined by the head of The National Policy Institute, a White Supremacist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, think tank that is categorized as a hate group, as a euphemism for Nazism or neo-Nazism, and indeed members engage in the Nazi salute, and recently in chanting “Heil Trump” at their gatherings.