FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014
IREHR Condemns White Nationalist Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention
(Kansas City) The Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) today expressed concern that a South Carolina white nationalist leader is scheduled to appear alongside members of Congress and prospective presidential candidates at an upcoming Tea Party convention.
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.
On December 10, IREHR joined the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and Amnesty International in an event celebrating both the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Human Rights Day. IREHR’s Devin Burghart, a founding member of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, delivered a keynote address entitled “The More Things Change… Celebrating Twenty Years of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Looking Ahead to Future Challenges” to a crowd of approximately fifty participants, including many of the other founding members of the task force. The evening was capped off with a moving candlelight remembrance of those lost to human rights abuses.
Leonard Zeskind’s chapter, “The Tea Party Movement at the Crossroads of Nation and State,” was included in The Post-War Anglo-American Far Right: A Special Relationship of Hate just published by Palgrave MacMillan.
Just days after lashing out at President Obama’s immigration actions, a leader of a national Tea Party faction claims to be strategizing with retired military generals to overthrow the “Obama regime.”
Even before President Obama entered the East Room of the White House to give his speech outlining a series of executive actions on immigration reform, some, though not all, national Tea Party factions were whipping up a Tea Party nativist frenzy.
An interactive timeline of the movement activities of white nationalist Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., the man arrested for killing three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas on April 13. Miller's movement involvement stretches back more than four decades and leaves a trail of murder and mayhem.
Long time national socialist Frazier Glenn Miller confessed to Judy L. Thomas, a Kansas City Star reporter, that he had murdered three persons in a killing spree at the Jewish Community Center campus and at Village Shalom retirement village in the Greater Kansas City area.