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March 21, 2013 1

Imagine If They Had Lived

Imag­ine a world where the hate crimes against Mar­tin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank and Matthew Shep­ard did not hap­pen. Now, dur­ing ADL’s Cen­ten­nial Year, fight big­otry and extrem­ism by shar­ing this video and pledg­ing to cre­ate a world with­out hate.

In honor of our Cen­ten­nial in 2013, ADL has launched the “Imag­ine a World With­out Hate™” video and action cam­paign, and we invite you to join in.

Take just 80 sec­onds of your time to watch this pow­er­ful video, which imag­ines a world with­out racism, homo­pho­bia or anti-Semitism — a world in which the hate vio­lence that took the lives of Mar­tin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shep­ard and oth­ers did not hap­pen. Imag­ine what these indi­vid­u­als could have con­tin­ued to con­tribute to soci­ety if big­otry, hate and extrem­ism had not cut their lives trag­i­cally short.

After 100 years of fight­ing big­otry and fos­ter­ing respect, we are cel­e­brat­ing our suc­cesses, while at the same time rec­og­niz­ing that we still have a long way to go to achieve the real­ity of a world with­out hate. Explore the Imag­ine Web Page at www.adl.org/imagine to take action as an indi­vid­ual, com­mu­nity, school or cor­po­ra­tion. Tell us what you will do to cre­ate a world with­out hate.

ADL is most grate­ful to the fam­i­lies of those fea­tured in the video, whose com­mit­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion made this cam­paign pos­si­ble, and to the Estate of John Lennon for grant­ing us the rights to use his beau­ti­ful and iconic song.

www.adl.org/imagine

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January 18, 2013 0

White Supremacist American Third Position Party Promoting Gun Appreciation Day

The Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion (A3P), a white suprema­cist polit­i­cal party, is pro­mot­ing Gun Appre­ci­a­tion Day on its web­site. The Jan­u­ary 19 event, spon­sored by a num­ber of pro-gun and Tea Party groups, urges Amer­i­cans to go to their local gun store, gun range or gun show to demon­strate their sup­port of gun own­er­ship and their right to bear arms.

A3P was a co-sponsor of the event but the orga­niz­ers appar­ently removed A3P’s name from the list of spon­sors after Media Mat­ters and other news out­lets revealed the group’s extrem­ist views. In its mis­sion state­ment, A3P states that the group’s goal is “to restore and pre­serve the legit­i­macy of White iden­tity, White her­itage, and expres­sions of White interests.”

The lead­er­ship of A3P includes a num­ber of well-known white suprema­cists and anti-Semites. Chair­man William John­son pro­moted a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment to Con­gres­sional mem­bers and state leg­is­la­tures in the 1980s that would have lim­ited U.S. cit­i­zen­ship only to whites of Euro­pean descent and repa­tri­ated var­i­ous groups, includ­ing Jews, to places deemed their coun­try of origin.

Other lead­ers of the A3P include Kevin Mac­Don­ald, an anti-Semitic pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy at Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity at Long Beach; James Edwards, who runs a white suprema­cist radio show, The Polit­i­cal Cesspool; Don Was­sall, a long-time white suprema­cist whose news­pa­per The Nation­al­ist Times pub­lishes anti-Semitic and racist arti­cles; Vir­ginia Aber­nethy, a white suprema­cist and anti-immigration activist, and Jamie Kelso, a racist and for­mer asso­ciate of ex-Klan leader David Duke.

One of the A3P’s main goals is to appeal to main­stream audi­ences, and it attempts to do so using issues that are of con­cern to the gen­eral pub­lic.  A3P’s attempt to par­tic­i­pate in Gun Appre­ci­a­tion Day is part of this effort. Pre­vi­ously, the party has sought to exploit issues such as immi­gra­tion and gov­ern­ment spend­ing at Tea Party events in dif­fer­ent parts of the country.

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January 17, 2013 1

Access ADL Blog: Our First Year

The Anti-Defamation League’s Access ADL blog was launched last Jan­u­ary to pro­vide inside access to the agency’s work and exper­tise on a vari­ety of top­ics, and to serve as a resource.

In our first year, we pub­lished nearly 250 blog posts, pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion and analy­sis on a range of issues, includ­ing online extrem­ism, anti-Semitism, extrem­ism and ter­ror­ism, the anti-immigration move­ment, anti-Israel activ­ity and much more.

In that time, Access ADL has become a trusted resource for news and infor­ma­tion. We thank the more than 100,000 unique vis­i­tors for their sup­port and inter­est in our work.

Below is the list of most viewed blog posts in Access ADL’s first year:

August 6, 2012 - ADL Con­nects Sus­pected Shooter at Wis­con­sin Sikh Tem­ple to White Suprema­cist Skin­head Group

Fol­low­ing the shoot­ing at a Wis­con­sin Sikh tem­ple, Access ADL pub­lished sev­eral exclu­sive images of the shooter, Wade Michael Page, and con­nected him to the white power music scene as well as to the to the Ham­mer­skins, a vio­lent racist skin­head group.

Wade Michael Page

Sep­tem­ber 14, 2012 - Anti-Muslim Chris­t­ian Activists Respon­si­ble For Inflam­ma­tory “Inno­cence of Mus­lims” Film

In response to the release of the anti-Islam film, Inno­cence of Mus­lims, which sparked con­sid­er­able out­rage and vio­lence across the Mid­dle East and Islamic world, Access ADL iden­ti­fied the key indi­vid­u­als involved in the film and their con­nec­tions to a net­work of anti-Muslim organizations.

Decem­ber 18, 2012 - Con­spir­acy The­o­rists Blame Jews For Sandy Hook Massacre

In the after­math of the Sandy Hook school shoot­ing in Con­necti­cut, Access ADL uncov­ered sev­eral con­spir­acy the­o­ries blam­ing Jews and Israel for the shoot­ing, and exposed the neo-Nazi ties of Mike Har­ris, who blamed Israel for the Sandy Hook shoot­ing dur­ing an inter­view on Iran’s Press TV.

Novem­ber 16, 2012 - Demon­stra­tors at Anti-Israel Ral­lies: “Gaza is the Real Holo­caust,” “Long live the Intifada!”

In response to Israel’s Oper­a­tion Pil­lar of Defense, Access ADL pub­lished daily updates on the anti-Israel ral­lies orga­nized in the U.S., expos­ing the extreme nar­ra­tives that marked the ral­lies, includ­ing the sup­port for ter­ror anti-Semitism.

May 21, 2012 - New Ara­bic Trans­la­tion of Tal­mud Pro­motes Anti-Semitic Narratives

Access ADL revealed the pres­ence of age-old anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies in a newly released Ara­bic trans­la­tion of the Tal­mud – the first of its kind.

July 27, 2102 - Hezbol­lah on Your iPhone: There’s An App for ThatHezbollah's iTunes App

Access ADL broke the news about how Apple’s iTunes ser­vice was pro­vid­ing access to con­tent from Hezbollah’s satel­lite tele­vi­sion sta­tion, al-Manar, which sub­se­quently described ADL as being part of Israel’s war against Hezbollah.

August 17, 2012 - Pos­si­ble Extrem­ist Con­nec­tion to Louisiana Police Shootings

Access ADL pro­vided evi­dence sug­gest­ing that some of the peo­ple involved in the shoot­ing deaths of two Louisiana sheriff’s deputies in LaPlace were anti-government extremists.

Sep­tem­ber 5, 2012 - For­mer Youth for West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion Leader Pro­motes White Stu­dent Union at Towson

When a white suprema­cist tried to form a “White Stu­dent Union” at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity in Mary­land, Access ADL revealed the effort and exposed his affil­i­a­tions with far-right groups.

July 3, 2012 - Far­rakhan Leads Audi­ence in Anti-Semitic Tirade

Access ADL released a video of Nation of Islam leader Louis Far­rakhan lead­ing his audi­ence in Chicago in an anti-Semitic call and response.

March 26, 2012 - New Black Pan­ther Party Enflames Trayvon Mar­tin Incident

After an African-American teenager was shot and killed in Florida, Access ADL exposed efforts by the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) to insert­ them­selves in one of the most high pro­file, racially charged issues of the year. The post also pro­vided back­ground on the NBPP, the largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in America.

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