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Aug 1, 2015, 1:24
Leonard Zeskind

Leonard Zeskind

 is president of IREHR. For almost three decades, he has been a leading authority on white nationalist political and social movements. He is the author of Blood and Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in May 2009.  more...

Website URL: http://www.irehr.org
Black Lives Matter leaders gathered in Cincinnati, only to be interrupted by white nationalists

National Socialist Ideologues Interrupt Black Lives Matter Event in Cincinnati


On May 20, at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio a group of ministers and civil rights activists held a press conference to announce their efforts to enlist major league baseball owners in the fight for criminal justice reform and to support the Black Lives Matter effort.  A grouping of white men, led by Robert Ransdell, tried to break up the press conference by yelling into bull horns and carry signs against diversity. 

Russia’s International Conservative Forum Draws American White Nationalists

Russia’s International Conservative Forum Draws American White Nationalists


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.

Jared Taylor speaks to the white nationalist crowd at the 2015 AR conference.

American Renaissance Meets in the Tennessee Woods Again


Over the April 17-18 weekend, the so-called scientific racists around the American Renaissance newsletter and website once again met at the Montgomery Bell State Park, less than 60 miles west of Nashville, Tennessee.  They discussed whether or not the change they wanted would come from involvement in “American political system,” heard from a Latvian nationalist, British National Party cadres, and from a bevy of American white nationalist and anti-immigrant speakers.  Despite a small group of anti-racists protested outside the park, from the standpoint of American Renaissance boss Jared Taylor, the event was their “best ever.”