Latest Nationalism News

Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

Sep. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can't argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shootings, bolstering his position as he prepares...

Official's comment triggers fear Polish govt wants out of EU

Sep. 09, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish opposition politicians accused the governing party Thursday of putting Poland's membership in the European Union in danger after a top party official said “drastic solutions” could be needed amid a conflict with Brussels. Government...

EU to seek daily fines against Poland over justice concerns

Sep. 07, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Tuesday to force Poland to comply with the rulings of Europe’s top court with plans to seek daily fines against the nationalist government in Warsaw in a long-running dispute over Poland's judicial system. In a rare move, the...

Firebrand Myanmar monk Wirathu released from prison

Sep. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar notorious for anti-Muslim remarks was freed from prison on Monday after charges that he tried to stir up disaffection against the country's previous civilian government were dropped. The monk, Wirathu, became...

Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime

Sep. 01, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Valerie Rupert raised her right arm, slightly shaking and unsure as she aimed at the paper target representing a burglar, a robber or even a rapist. The 67-year-old Detroit grandmother squeezed the trigger, the echo of her shot blending into the...

White nationalist pleads not guilty to 2nd hate crime charge

Aug. 30, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist pleaded not guilty on Monday to a second charge of disorderly conduct as a hate crime. Max Misch of Bennington is accused in court documents of getting into an argument with a woman in June after her Black son...

Jewish prayers held discreetly at contested Jerusalem shrine

Aug. 25, 2021 02:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As police protected them, three Jewish men stepped forward, placed their hands out at chest level and began reciting prayers in low tones in the shadow of Jerusalem’s golden Dome of the Rock. Jewish prayers at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site,...

Life sentence for white Louisianan who killed Black man

Aug. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man has received a life sentence for the apparently random killing of a Black man in a park. He also is accused of killing another Black man at a bus stop and firing into the home of a Black family as part of a string of attacks that police said may...

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

Aug. 23, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants. ...

Two LGBT marches held in Poland under heavy police security

Aug. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Parades for LGBT rights took place under heavy police presence Saturday at the foot of Catholic Poland’s most revered monastery in Czestochowa, in the south, and in Gdansk, on the Baltic coast. The massive police presence, which included...