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White Power Topics

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  • A look at Buchanan’s history of anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, chauvinism, and the mainstream media’s coverage of Buchanan.

    Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Pat Buchanan, Presidential Candidate, Presidential Primary, Bigot, racism, homophobia, white supremacist, Aryan, hate speech, Buchanan history, media bias, media pundits, gay lesbian, fascist, fascism

    Feb 20, 1996 | Story
  • In 1968, as the whole world was watching the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, anti-war Yippies captured media attention by nominating a pig for President. This piece of guerilla theater made a serious statement about the corruption of politicians, the power of the police, and the irrelevance of national elections. In 1996, a couple of activists are taking a similar tactic by promoting a far more controversial candidate for the White...
    Sep 09, 1996 | Story
  • A special report produced by Pacifica’s Southern Regional correspondent,
    Alan Lipke: narration by Amy Goodman; commentary by author and activist
    Stetson Kennedy whose books The Klan Unmasked, The Jim Crow Guide, Southern Exposure, and now After Appomattox –the books challenge the many myths regarding the Klan’s beginnings and purpose.
    Feb 17, 1997 | Story
  • This past Labor Day, three white men in blackface reenacted the brutal murder of a Texas Black man. In a parody of the killing on a float called Black to the Future, a police officer jumped out of the pick-up truck and hung from the tailgate. Byrd was decapitated and his body was dragged from the back of a pick-up truck by three white men with ties to a white supremacist organization. The parade was held in Broad Channel, a white working class...
    Sep 24, 1998 | Story
  • The Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is a white organization that regularly publishes anti-black, anti-Latino, anti-immigration, and anti-gay literature in its newsletters and on its web page and whose membership has ties to Neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups. Democracy Now! has exposed the ongoing relationship between Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, House Judiciary Committee Member Bob Barr, and the CCC.
    Dec 23, 1998 | Story
  • Next we turn to a story that Democracy Now! Has been following for a few months: the link between the Conservative Citizens Council, a white supremacist organization, and Republican Congressman Bob Barr from Georgia and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott from Mississippi. Both politicians have spoken at CCC events and Lott’s involvement with the group dates back more than a decade. Although both have distanced themselves from the CCC and...
    Jan 15, 1999 | Story
  • Today is the third day of the murder trial of white supremacist John William King, accused of dragging an African-American man to death behind a pickup truck. Yesterday, a former fellow inmate of King’s testified that King had vowed in prison that he would kidnap and kill a black man when he got free in order to attract attention to a white supremacist group that he was trying to form.
    Feb 19, 1999 | Story
  • The murder trial of Bill King, a white supremacist accused of dragging an African American man to death, resumes today in Jasper, Texas. A pathologist is expected to detail how James Byrd was chained to a pickup truck and killed. His head and right arm were found separated from the rest of his body.
    Feb 22, 1999 | Story
  • It was one of the most shocking crimes in recent years—the brutal racist killing of African-American James Byrd. Today, that murder trial is headed for a jury in Jasper, Texas. Lawyers will present closing arguments in the capital murder trial of Bill King, a white supremacist who is one of three men accused of dragging Byrd to death last year.
    Feb 23, 1999 | Story
  • After a week of hearing gruesome testimony and examining grisly evidence, it took a Texas jury of 10 whites and one African-American less than three hours to find John William King, an admitted white supremacist, guilty of capital murder in the killing of an African-American man. James Byrd, 49, was dragged to death for over three miles while chained to the back of a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. Jurors are now hearing evidence in the...
    Feb 24, 1999 | Story