Latest Nazism News

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

Nov. 13, 2019 5:31 PM EST

A Connecticut police officer who belonged to a far-right group accused a civil rights activist who had complained to his department of trying to “silence conservative voices,” according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. In his letter, addressed to East Hampton’s police chief,...

Judge tosses lawsuit over article tying lawyer to neo-Nazis

Nov. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a Baltimore attorney’s lawsuit accusing the Southern Poverty Law Center of defaming him in an article and a “hate map” that tied him to a neo-Nazi group. The First Amendment protects the law center’s publications...

Ukrainian capital names streets after Nazi collaborators

Nov. 13, 2019 7:32 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Jewish Committee's director has harshly criticized a decision by the Ukrainian capital's legislature to name streets after Nazi collaborators. Eduard Dolinsky said the Kyiv city council ruled Tuesday to name a city street after Ivan Pavlenko, whom he described as a Nazi...

Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...

Mayor of Mussolini's birthplace sparks row over student trip

Nov. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PREDAPPIO, Italy (AP) — The mayor of the town that gave birth to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has ignited a national row by refusing to participate in a program that pays for students to visit Nazi concentration camps. On Friday, Predappio's mayor, Roberto Canali, said he was not going to spend any of...

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

Nov. 8, 2019 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Trump tells reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls "right in the middle of political season," so...

Celebrities, others ask Texas to halt inmate's execution

Nov. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Supporters of a Texas death row inmate who is facing lethal injection in less than two weeks for a murder he says he didn't commit are mounting a final push in the courts and on social media to stop his execution, which is being called into question by lawmakers, pastors, celebrities and the...

Russia re-enacts legendary World War II parade in Moscow

Nov. 7, 2019 7:31 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops clad in World War II-era uniforms marched Thursday across Moscow's Red Square in a reconstruction of a legendary wartime parade. The Nov. 7, 1941, parade saw Red Army soldiers move directly to the front line in the Battle of Moscow, becoming a symbol of Soviet valor and...

Trump Jr claims JFK wouldn't fit in modern Democratic Party

Nov. 5, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. claimed Tuesday that the modern-day Democratic Party has moved so far left it would have rejected President John F. Kennedy as an "alt-right, neo-Nazi terrorist." The president's son launched the broadside against Democrats during an interview on Fox News to promote his...

Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it

Nov. 4, 2019 6:07 PM EST

A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...