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sky news nz fined for broadcasting live stream of christchurch massacre | world news

Broadcasting Standards Authority issues $4,000 penalty for airing footage that had ‘potential to cause significant distress’Sky News New Zealand has been fined by the country’s broadcasting watchdog for airing live footage of the Christchurch terror attack that killed 51 people.On 15 March a lone gunmen killed 51 people in two inner-city Christchurch mosques – the worst mass murder in New Zealand history. Continue reading...

austrian people's party promises to ban far-right identitarians | world news

Centre-right MPs say the policy must be part of any coalition agreement after September’s electionsAustria’s centre-right People’s party has said it will insist on the banning of the far-right Identitarian Movement as a condition of any coalition after parliamentary elections next month.Such a ban “must be in the next coalition agreement,” the People’s party (OeVP) parliamentary group leader August Woeginger said in a statement released to Austrian media. Continue reading...

christchurch attack suspect sent 'call to arms' letter from cell | world news

New Zealand government admits prisoner’s mail ‘should have been withheld’The alleged gunman in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 people has been exchanging letters with white supremacists from his maximum security jail cell at Auckland’s Paremoremo prison, the New Zealand government has confirmed.A letter from Brenton Tarrant was sent to a supporter in early July and experts say it can be read as a “call to arms” for white supremacists worldwide. The letter was posted to the anonymo...

'it brings everything back': christchurch despairs over white supremacist attacks | world news

Fresh atrocities in El Paso and Norway bring back the pain of New Zealand’s worst mass-shooting It’s just gone lunch time at al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and a handful of men gather to pray. They bend down on a thick blue carpet, newly installed, and sit up to face walls gleaming with fresh plaster and paint. In the corner, one young man appears to be quietly crying.“We’ve replaced everything, everything,” says worshipper Murray Stirling, 52, gesturing around the main prayer room, now ...

new zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after christchurch attack | world news

Police praise response after thousands of now-banned guns taken out of circulation in less than a monthMore than 10,000 firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as part of its gun buyback scheme following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March.Following the killing of 51 people in two inner-city Christchurch mosques by an Australian white supremacist, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s government rushed through legislation to ban military-style semi-automatic w...

norway mosque attack suspect 'inspired by christchurch and el paso shootings' | world news

Online posts by Philip Manshaus praising other white extremist attacks emergeThe suspected gunman in an attack on a mosque in Norway on Saturday was inspired by recent white extremist attacks in New Zealand and the US, online posts suggest.Police in Norway have so far only said the attack in Baerum, a town 20km from Oslo, the capital, will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism. Continue reading...

8chan, trump, voter suppression: how white supremacy went mainstream in the us | us news

The same anxiety that drives white supremacists has motivated Republicans to disenfranchise populations that don’t vote for themBefore he opened fire on an El Paso, Texas shopping center, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more, the accused gunman, Patrick Crusius, allegedly posted a manifesto online explicitly stating his motivation: he was trying to stop a “Hispanic invasion of Texas”. In April, another shooter attacked a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one woman and wounding three ...

after el paso and dayton, the left needs to reach out to men, not condemn them | iman amrani | opinion

A lot of young men seem to be lost and disenfranchised, but only the likes of Jordan Peterson are engaging with themA horrific act of violence takes several innocent lives, a frantic live-stream details the events, terrifying mobile footage spreads rapidly online. Then come the tweets of condemnation from world leaders, followed by an onslaught of outrage split down partisan lines.The way that shootings, or suicide bombings, or knife attacks are politicised depending on the backgrounds of the pe...

christchurch shootings: 'real issues' not being heard by inquiry, critics say | world news

Survivors not consulted and reporters shut out of royal commission hearings into March attack that killed 51 peopleConcern is growing that New Zealand’s royal inquiry into the Christchurch massacre is lacking teeth and transparency with survivors, the media and security experts raising red flags.On 15 March a lone gunmen killed 51 people in a white supremacist-inspired attack at two inner-city Christchurch mosques. Prosecutors say the massacre was livestreamed by the Australian-born shooter, Bre...

el paso shooting comes amid global rise in white nationalist violence | us news

More than 175 people have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks linked to white nationalism around the world since 2011Reports that the suspected gunman at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, saw his mass shooting as “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” has prompted bipartisan calls for the US to treat the threat of domestic “white terrorists” as seriously as the threat of attacks by supporters of al-Qaida or Isis.But experts who study racist violence say the attack must be understo...

what induces men to imitate the christchurch massacre? | jeff sparrow | opinion

After Christchurch and El Paso we need an open discussion – without euphemisms and evasions – about what fascism is and how it works“In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto.”That’s how the man accused of shooting at least 20 people in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, began the document he posted on 8chan. Continue reading...

Plan to open gun megastore in Christchurch prompts concern | World news

Gun City, which sold weapons to man accused of mosque attack, plans new outletThe New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a megastore in the South Island city, according to media reports. Radio New Zealand said some residents living near the proposed site were upset at the prospect of the store, sprawling over 300 sq metres (3,229sq ft), opening in A...

New Zealand begins first round of gun buybacks after Christchurch attack | World news

Government has set aside more than NZ$200m to remove military-style firearms from circulationDozens of Christchurch gun owners have handed over their weapons in exchange for cash in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.Police said they paid more than $NZ200,000 in total to 68 gun owners in the first few hours of the event held on Saturday. Continue reading...

Christchurch mayor on mass shooter: 'I've no idea what his name is' | World news

City’s refusal to give notoriety to mosque attacker chimes with advice of criminologistsThe mayor of Christchurch has refused to commit to memory the name of the man who carried out mosque shootings in the city, in a decision that she says is echoed by her community and is a crucial part of recovering from the atrocity.But Lianne Dalziel said the way the city’s Muslims had chosen to forgive him was also essential, and had made New Zealand’s third largest city stronger and safer. Continue reading...

Christchurch mosque killer’s theories seeping into mainstream, report warns | World news

Call to tackle extreme white nationalist ideas propagating hatred and violence gaining traction on social mediaThe extreme rightwing ideology that inspired the Christchurch mosque killer has been promoted so effectively by the far right that it has entered mainstream political discourse, new analysis reveals.Researchers have found that organised far-right networks are pushing a conspiracy known as the “great replacement” theory to the extent that references to it online have doubled in four year...

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