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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a meme used by neo-Nazis

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar posted — and later deleted — a meme rooted in violent and racist online culture that was praised by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. ... Read more»1

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Celebration of Tucson's desert rock dumps Holocaust denier who spreads Nazi memes

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.... Read more»

'Maus' books donated to TUSD to help teach about Holocaust

Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham donated 10 copies of the graphic novel "Maus," about surviving the Holocaust, to TUSD in response to a Tennessee school banning the book. Cunningham, who knew survivors, said he hopes local students find the book inspiring. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Burning down the Maus

Can the school board in Tennessee at least appreciate the irony of banning books about people who banned books? Hello? Is anyone home?... Read more»1

Arizona saw a rise in antisemitic and hate incidents in 2021

Antisemitic and hate incidents in Arizona this year saw a 26% increase from 2020 and a 41% increase from 2019, according to a year-end report by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.... Read more»

Capitol Police prepare for return of Jan. 6 insurrectionists to Washington D.C.

The groups involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried a variety of political and ideological flags and signs, and as many of the same groups who participated are expected to return to the nation’s capital, scholars explain what those symbols mean.... Read more»

Az Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers appears on antisemitic news show. Again.

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers appeared again on an online TV network that has made multiple antisemitic remarks, following an appearance she made on the same show with a conspiracy theorist host in June.... Read more»

Az GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers defends promotion of racist ‘great replacement’ ideology

After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.”... Read more»1

Az lawmaker Wendy Rogers stokes racist 'replacement' theory

A Republican state legislator in Arizona posted a tweet over the weekend echoing the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory, the same idea that has motivated multiple mass murders in recent years.... Read more»1

Man arrested in antisemitic vandalism of Tucson synagogue

Nathan Beaver, 30, was charged with aggravated criminal damage for allegedly vandalizing a Tucson synagogue earlier this month, when a large Nazi swastika was painted on an outside door, along with an ethnic slur for Jews. ... Read more»

Religious, ethnic groups announce coalition to fight hate in Southern Az

A group of 52 religious and ethnic groups from Tucson and Southern Arizona announced the formation of a coalition against hate in response to recent hate crimes in Tucson. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tucson clergy: All must speak against antisemitic hate crimes

As Tucson-area clergy committed to love, justice, and solidarity, we unite to condemn the recent antisemitic hate crime perpetrated against Jewish members of our community at Chabad on River. We further denounce additional incidents of antisemitic threats and vandalism that have sought to sow hate and fear here in Pima County in recent weeks, and call on our Christian colleagues and all people of faith and conscience to speak and act against this violent hate. ... Read more»

Tucson synagogue vandalized with swastika, antisemitic slur

A rabbi heading to teach a Torah class found Nazi graffiti painted on a side door of the Chabad on River synagogue. "We've had break-ins before, but we've never had any kind of antisemitism here," said Ram Bigelman.... Read more»

Mi Familia Vota sues Trump admin, alleging election sabatoge

From his encouragement of the Proud Boys to his slowing down the mail, the president’s threats to Election Day peace of mind are many and varied, a new lawsuit claims. ... Read more»

Hernandez bill to define anti-Semitism passes state House; ACLU opposes measure

A bill from a Tucson Democratic legislator that would incorporate a definition of anti-Semitism into Arizona law has sparked opposition from critics who say it would criminalize speech protected by the First Amendment.... Read more»

‘Never forget': Survivors want Holocaust education for younger generations

Seventy-five years after the atrocities of Auschwitz, memories of the Holocaust are fading for younger generations who learn little about genocides in school, according to education advocates who believe they have the answer: Make it Arizona law to teach about the horrors of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.”... Read more»

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