Nationwide Rallies After Hate Kills in Charlottesville | Weekend Edition

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While Trump Equivocates on Charlottesville, Nationwide Rallies to Denounce White Supremacy
‘We mourn for the lives that were lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities.’

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Proud Mother Says Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer ‘Was About Stopping Hatred’
“I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion,” says mother of Heather Heyer. “No mother wants to lose a child, but I’m proud of her.”

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville
State police and National Guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters.

Horror in Charlottesville: One Dead After Driver Plows into Anti-Racist Demo
In a terrifying scene in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, the driver of a car appeared to intentionally slam into progressive demonstrators marching against a Klu Klux Klan-backed neo-Nazi rally taking place in the city.

White Supremacists, Armed With Tiki Torches and Hate, Denounced at UVA
‘We cannot let their worldview normalize. We must be clear, united, and vocal in our opposition.’
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There Are Only Two Sides to Charlottesville. Trump Is on the Wrong One.
by Christine Emba
As the leader of our nation, our president should know that some conflicts don’t deserve forbearance or false equivalence.

A Presidency Built on Racial Divisions
by Peniel Joseph
As the first modern president to consider racial segregationists a part of his base, Trump remains reluctant to forcefully speak out against racial hatred, thereby sending another signal that ensures that this latest explosion of racial violence will get much worse, before it gets better.

Dear White Supremacists: There Will Be No Race War
by Steven Singer
“This one goes out to all the white boys who think being ‘white’ and being a ‘boy’ means the world owes them something.”

Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot
by Zenobia Jeffries
Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?

For Media, Driving Into a Crowd of Protesters Is a ‘Clash’
by Adam Johnson
“There are times when things can be ambiguous,but after a person the police say ‘premeditatedly’ rammed into a crowd of anti-racist protesters with a car, it’s fairly clear the anti-racist protesters aren’t to blame for the death.”

The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
by Glenn Greenwald
A caution about who exactly is to blame when what looks like political violence occurs.
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People’s Action:
Until Trump Condemns Racism and Hate, He is Condoning It
Indivisible Guide:
Statement on Charlottesville
National Nurses United:
Nurses Condemn Charlottesville Violence, ‘No Place for White Supremacy, Racism, Bigotry in a Democratic Society’
Democracy for America:
Charlottesville Solidarity Rallies

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