Nation, State, and Citizenship

Aug 3, 2015, 2:34
Top From Left: Reps. Hill, Chumley, Gambrell, Gagnon, and Sen. Verdin.

Meet the SC Tea Party Legislators Opposed to Removing the Confederate Flag

07.02.2015

The Post and Courier of Charleston has been canvassing every lawmaker in South Carolina to find out where they stand on removing the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse ground. Their research found eleven state legislators expressing outright opposition to taking down the Confederate battle flag - nine members of the South Carolina House of Representatives and two members of the state Senate.

Russia’s International Conservative Forum Draws American White Nationalists

Russia’s International Conservative Forum Draws American White Nationalists

05.20.2015

In St. Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, an international mélange of Holocaust deniers, Hitler apologists, white nationalists and Russian ultra-nationalist met in March at the Holiday Inn.  They pressed the case for Russian opposition to American foreign policy and American multi-racial democracy, they supported the rebels in the eastern reaches of the Ukraine, and they opposed the European Union.  Jared Taylor from American Renaissance was the fourth speaker up. Notably, he said things from that Russian platform that he has not quite said from any American dais.  As such, this Russian event may signal some changes among American white nationalists.

Inside the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention

Inside the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention

02.05.2015

The fourth annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention warred on the Constitution, and resurrected the patently false notions that President Obama is not a natural born American. Held at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach on January 17-19, the event also displayed an abundant supply of Christian nationalism, racism, anti-immigrant bigotry and Islamophobia. It also drew more than its fair share of Republican politicians. More than a gateway to the 2016 presidential primaries, however, the convention served as a preview of Tea Party activism of the future—warts and all.

Jake MacAulay who left an anti-gay hate group to work alongside a group of Maryland white nationalist leaders is scheduled to speak at the SC Tea Party convention

Another Troubling Figure Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention

01.14.2015

In December, IREHR sounded the alarm when we found that a white nationalist was scheduled to share the stage with members of Congress at the upcoming South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention. Quietly, without comment or apology, the group scrubbed the white nationalist from their convention schedule.

Despite the removal of one white nationalist, the newly published convention agenda still contains a sizable cast of racists and bigots scheduled to share the stage with members of Congress and aspiring presidential candidates. Given who the organizers have invited to speak, this event has the potential to become even more racially explosive than last year’s tumultuous CPAC convention.

South Carolina White Nationalist Roan Garcia-Quintana

White Nationalist Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention

12.17.2014

A South Carolina white nationalist leader is scheduled to appear alongside Tea Party leaders, members of Congress, and prospective presidential candidates at a Tea Party convention in January, according to new research by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR).

Roan Garcia-Quintana, a national board member of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens, is scheduled to speak at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention on January 17-19 in Myrtle Beach. In fact, Garcia-Quintana is listed first on the convention’s “Speaker Bios” page, above many more well-known presenters.

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American Far Right Jubilant Over European Election Results

06.02.2014

The “European right-wing comes of age,” triumphantly declared one of the largest white nationalist groups in the United States, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), after an announcement of the results of the 2014 European elections.

Like the Council of Conservative Citizens, many on the American far right, from the Tea Party to hardened white nationalists, paid close attention to the European results. Looking at these votes for nationalist, anti-immigrant, racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-European Union political parties—the American hard right saw hope for the future here at home.