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How S.Africa farm murder sparked violence, then soul-searching

Senekal - A white farmer's murder in a rural town in early October touched off a series of racially charged events that has drawn comparisons with South Africa's apartheid past, but the truth is far more complex.

Greek neo-Nazi leader, inner group given 13-year prison terms

Athens - The leader of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his inner circle were handed 13-year prison sentences on Wednesday as a trial seen as one of the most important in the country's modern political history neared its conclusion.

Greek prosecutor seeks 13-year sentences for neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek prosecutor on Tuesday called for 13-year prison sentences for the leading members of infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, nearly a week after their conviction in a landmark trial.

Facebook to ban Holocaust denial content

New York - Facebook announced Monday that it will ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, describing the move as its latest effort to free the platform of hate.

S.African leader tries to calm racial tension over farm attacks

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa called for calm on Monday, hoping to tamp down rising racial tension in his country following months of protests by white farmers over a spike in deadly attacks.

Court rejects leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected calls for leniency for the leaders of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, paving the way for sentences of up to 15 years after a five-year trial.

No leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders in sentencing

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected a request for leniency for the leader of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his top aides, who were convicted last week at the end of a landmark five-year trial.

German leaders voice shame as tribute defaced a year after anti-Semitic attack

Berlin - German leaders voiced their shame over resurgent anti-Semitism on Friday, one year after a deadly attack targeting Jews in the city of Halle, as a tribute to the victims was defaced with swastikas.

Greek court to sentence neo-Nazi party top brass

Athens - A Greek court on Thursday will deliver eagerly-awaited sentences after leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were found guilty of running a criminal outfit in a landmark case, a court source said.

Anti-Semitic ex-mayor becomes magnet for Vienna statue protests

Vienna - A statue of an anti-Semitic former mayor of Vienna who inspired Hitler has become the focus of competing left- and right-wing protests, with anti-racist activists mounting a "shame vigil" around the monument.

Prison finale for Greek dictator's disciple and Hitler admirer

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, the founder of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who was handed a 13-year prison sentence on Wednesday, is a dictator's disciple, Hitler admirer, and one of the longest-running party leaders in the country.

Greek neo-Nazi party ruled a criminal group in landmark trial

Athens - A Greek court found the leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn guilty of running a criminal organisation on Wednesday at the end of a historic trial that was hailed by the prime minister as a victory for democracy.

Big crowd gathers for Greek neo-Nazi trial verdict

Athens - More than 8,000 people gathered Wednesday outside a Greek courthouse for the verdicts in the trial of leaders of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, police told AFP.

The rise and fall of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party

Athens - Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on Wednesday faces a verdict in a landmark five-year murder trial involving its top leaders and other members.

Merkel outraged over 'attempted murder' of Jewish student

Berlin - German investigators said Monday they were probing an attack on a Jewish student outside a synagogue in Hamburg as attempted murder with anti-Semitic intent, a case condemned by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a "disgrace".

Montreal rally calls for 'justice' after indigenous woman's death

Montr - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday in Montreal to denounce what they said was systemic racism, after an indigenous woman filmed herself being insulted by nurses before dying in the hospital.Shouting "Justice for Joyce!

Legacy of slavery endures in US Deep South county

Fayette - All that remains of what was once a Civil War-era cotton plantation is a crumbling building overgrown by weeds.But the legacy of slavery in Jefferson County in the Deep South US state of Mississippi remains clearly visible.

Release US grand jury transcripts in Breonna Taylor case: lawyer

Louisville - The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded that US authorities release grand jury transcripts showing why no police will face direct criminal charges over her death, which has once again galvanized protesters angry about racism and police brutalit...

Louisville heads for another night under curfew amid Breonna Taylor protests

Louisville - Louisville began another night under curfew Thursday after the Kentucky city was rocked by protests over the news that no one would face charges for the police killing of Breonna Taylor -- a decision her family lawyer blamed on the "devil of racism.

Louisville heads for another night under curfew amid Breonna Taylor protests

Louisville - Louisville was headed for another night under curfew Thursday after the Kentucky city was rocked by protests over the news that no one would face charges for the police killing of Breonna Taylor -- a decision her family lawyer blamed on the "devil of r...

Two US police shot as protests erupt over Breonna Taylor case

Louisville - Two police officers were shot as angry protests rippled across the United States after authorities announced no one would be charged with the killing of Breonna Taylor.

US policeman charged over Breonna Taylor shooting

Louisville - A Louisville police officer was charged Wednesday with three counts of "wanton endangerment" in connection with the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman whose name has become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

France's former president Sarkozy in racism row

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has attracted fierce criticism after appearing to associate the word "monkey" with a racist term for a black person.

Police accused in George Floyd's death appear together in court for first time

Minneapolis - A US policeman charged with murdering George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death in May sparked nationwide protests, appeared in court for the first time Friday, along with three other officers implicated in the killing.

Tear gas, fire bombs as police declare Portland protest a 'riot'

Portland - Police arrested dozens of people and used tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators in Portland late Saturday as the western US city marked 100 days since Black Lives Matter protests erupted against racism and police brutality.

Blake says 'hurts to breathe' in video from hospital bed

Washington - Jacob Blake, the young black man shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer in Wisconsin, said "it hurts to breathe" and that he was in constant pain in a video message from his hospital bed.

Grand jury to probe death of black man hooded by NY police

New York - New York's attorney general announced Saturday she would form a grand jury to probe the death of a black man whom police had hooded and forced face-down on a road.

Trump cracks down on anti-racism training as 'propaganda'

Washington - US President Donald Trump has ordered government agencies to end anti-racism training sessions for federal employees on the grounds they amount to "divisive, un-American propaganda.

Biden to visit Kenosha in campaign trail reboot

Wilmington - Joe Biden heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin Thursday to help "heal" the city shaken by racially charged unrest and show President Donald Trump that he is re-entering the campaign arena after months of coronavirus-related caution.

Trump presses law and order message as protest turns deadly

Portland - President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden traded pre-election barbs Sunday as violent clashes continued to roil the US city of Portland following the fatal shooting of a protestor.
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham  Alabama  USA  on 3 May 1963  being attacked by poli...
Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. See Birmingham campaign.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a  cross lighting  outside Tupelo  Miss.
File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
Screengrab via ABC "Nightline"
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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Robert Borden  who attended the school from 1966 to 1984  hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Nova Scotia Government
2010 Carnival of Culture  Berlin
2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House  even as the...
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry s American Music Awards performance of her ...
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
Screenshot via YouTube
This Nov. 7  2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of th...
This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
Screenshot via video
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Ai...
Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa. Contrary to negative predictions from some quarters, a combination of pre-war experience and the personal drive of those accepted for training, far from failing, had resulted in some of the best pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nevertheless, the Tuskegee Airmen continued to have to fight racism.
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?

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