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September 5, 2018

In Poland a Group of Right Wing Nationalists Destroy LGBTQ Display Street for Pride


 


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A group of men believed to be right-wing nationalists descended on an LGBTQ street fair in Poland, ripping up rainbow colored umbrellas and frightening those in attendance. 
The event was organized by Lambda Szczecin, a local LGBTQ organization, on Sunday, less than two weeks before Szczecin is set to hold its first ever Pride. A video posted to the Facebook page for a documentary called Artykuł Osiemnasty (Article 18), about the lack of marriage equality in Poland, shows three men, who are described in the caption as “National Patriots,” destroying property and getting into a verbal altercation with a man who confronted them for their actions. 
The video asks anyone who recognizes the homophobic bigots to come forward with information. Lambda Warsaw shared a picture from the event after the hooligans began their destructive and chaotic action, calling on everyone to attend the Pride event on September 15.
“We will be there with our huge rainbow flag,” the post reads. 
“We will also help to ensure the safety of LGBT people in Szczecin,” it goes on. “At the end of September, we will conduct training for violence victims from West Pomeranian and surrounding areas. It will increase the number of places where LGBT people can safely report violence.”
In addition to not being able to marry, same-sex couples in the country also cannot adopt, and there are no protections against discrimination in housing. Violence against the LGBTQ community has reached such a level in Poland that Amnesty International has urged the country to take hate crimes there seriously.

September 25, 2017

Marriott is Happy to Host The Largest Supremacy Groups Gathering in America







AirBnB, Google, WordPress, Apple, and even Uber are among the companies who have refused the business of white supremacists or other hate-speech groups—it seems that taking a moral stand through business is catching on. Though that isn’t the case for every company: On Oct. 2-3, Marriott is scheduled to host ACTCON, the gathering of ACT for America, at its Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
ACT for America is the US’ largest anti-Muslim organization, and claims some 750,000 members around the country. Its CEO, Brigitte Gabriel, publicly expresses her Islamophobia. She’s also a Donald Trump supporter with direct access to his administration.
“The portent behind the terrorist attacks is the purest form of what the Prophet Mohammed created,” Gabriel wrote in her 2008 book,They Must Be Stopped. “It’s not radical Islam. It’s what Islam is at its core.” Gabriel has also insisted that a “practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.” After learning about the convention’s location, civil-rights organization Muslim Advocates on Sept. 11 emailed a letter (pdf) to Marriott’s president and other members of the company, demanding that the hotel distance itself from ACT by refusing to host the conference. Last month, PayPal dropped the anti-Muslim group from the list of organizations it serves.
There is precedent: In 2011, Marriott refused to host a conference for American Renaissance, an organization that promotes white supremacy. In its letter, Muslim Advocates appealed to the hotel chain’s list of diversity partners, and to its public stands against the Muslim ban and in support of LGBT rights.
Though Marriott acknowledged receiving the letter, Scott Simpson of Muslim Advocates told Quartz that the company did not communicate any intention of canceling the conference, which is why the organization decided to make the letter public this week. In a statement, a Marriott spokesperson said it is “a hospitality company that provides public accommodations and function space,” adding that accepting a group’s business does not constitute endorsing them.
Simpson disagrees. He says hosting the ACT conference shows that the hotel chain isn’t abiding by its purported respect for diversity, let alone acknowledging that Muslim guests may feel threatened by the gathering.
Marriott International is the largest hotel chain in the world. The company is worth more than $33 billion, and was recently granted $62 million (or about $17,500 per employee) in state and local subsidies for its new headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. The grant was given to stop Marriott from relocating, which would have been a big loss for Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, who had made industry retention a core of his campaign. Back in 1999, Marriott received $43 million in taxpayer-funded subsidies, plus a deal for road improvement, to keep its headquarters in Bethesda.

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August 23, 2017

So Many Ultra White Nationalist are Anti Gay~ Why?




Hundreds of white nationalists lined the streets of Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday to protest the removal of a Confederate monument. Some waved Confederate and Nazi flags, others brandished shields. They shouted racist and anti-Semitic slurs with chants of “They will not replace us.” 
At one point, they chanted in unison: “F--k you, fa---ts!” 
What these white, mostly male, presumably heterosexual protesters have in common is a belief in a “white Ethnostate,”according to Southern Poverty Law Center Research Analyst Keegan Hankes. He referred to the so-called “alt-right” or far-right movement as a “grab bag of right-wing ideologies.” 

Violent Clashes Erupt at "Unite The Right" Rally In Charlottesville

Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and KKK and members hurl water bottles back and forth against counter demonstrators on the outskirts of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

“They believe that white people are being systematically replaced and that inheritance to their homeland is being taken away from them,” Hankes told NBC News. 
Since the 2016 election, which advocates say emboldened many right-wing extremists, there has been a reported rise in anti-LGBTQ violence that is disproportionately affecting people of color. 
While not all white nationalists are homophobic, Hankes said the majority of right-wing extremists are “virulently anti-LGBT” and share an anxiety and fixation on white birth rates, which is just barely keeping pace with racial minorities. He said some extremists may blame the disparity on the legalization of same-sex marriage. 
“There’s this belief that basically white people are being replaced faster than they can reproduce,” Hankes said. 
White nationalists are planning more protests across the United States, and Hankes said they are galvanized over a recent video of anti-fascists toppling a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. 
“I haven’t seen them this angry in a long time,” he said. 
“At Least They Can’t Breed”
Former white supremacist Angela King, 42, was a propagandist for various neo-Nazi groups in the early 1990s. She admitted to creating propaganda aimed at promoting higher birth rates among white women. 


A mug shot of Angela King from when she was in prison in 1999. Courtesy of Angela King

“I did women-centric propaganda-type things,” King said. “I would write articles for some of the racist magazines or papers about things like white women shouldn’t get abortions, but women who aren’t white should.” 
The neo-Nazis and skin head King ran with believed gays were sick. She said they didn’t hesitate to ridicule LGBTQ people and abuse them in the streets. 
“It was always a joke, that ‘at least they can’t breed,’” recalled King, who has come out as a lesbian since leaving the movement. 
In her early 20s, King spent three years in prison for robbing a Jewish-owned store. While serving time, she realized she was attracted to women. 
“I knew at a young age that I was attracted to the other little girls and not the little boys,” she said. But her religious upbringing coupled with the homophobia she learned at home gave her a deep sense of shame. 
“I was like, ‘Oh, sh-t, something is wrong with me, I’m disgusting, I’m all these horrible things,'” she said. “So it wasn’t until prison that I actually had a relationship and started down the path of acceptance for myself.” 
"This Has Just Grown Into This Huge Beast"
The years King spent in prison forced her to reflect on her hateful views, which she said she learned from her parents at an early age. Several black prisoners confronted her over her neo-Nazi tattoos. They insisted she tells them what she would do if she saw them on the street. Would she call them the N-word? Would she hurt them? 
“In prison, one cannot just jump up and run away from tough conversations like that, so they held me accountable,” she said. “And another thing they did was they viewed me as a human being, and I really didn’t feel like I deserved that at all.” 


Angela King (second from left) and her Life After Hate colleagues in April 2017. Courtesy of Angela King

A co-founder of the nonprofit Life After Hate, King now works to counter and reform people with extremist views. In recent years, she has nervously watched the far right grow into a more unified front. 
“Technology has certainly sped up the rate at which these groups are able to communicate and share information and plan,” she observed. 
King said she used a copy machine to make white supremacist propaganda in the 1990s. 
“We always had a lot of flyers that were very stereotypical, and there were flyers that mocked just about everything and anything you can imagine: from a gay person to a Jewish person to a person of color too, you name it, someone with a disability,” King recalled. 
Today, the same propaganda is created quickly in the form of digital memes and other media that can be shared widely across the internet, she said. 
“They are in a completely different format today, but it’s the exact same dehumanization of marginalized people,” she explained. 
King said the merger between the so-called "alt-right," whose followers she said tend to eschew Nazi iconography for a cleaner, media-friendly image, and what she called the “violent far right” she once belonged to, is unprecedented. 
“They cleaned up the language,” she said. “They made it a little more palatable, and now this has just grown into this huge beast that’s doing this giant snowball downhill.” 
We Can't "Pretend Like It's Not Happening"
The backlash against marginalized communities doesn’t surprise the University of Southern California Professor Chris Freeman, whose work primarily focuses on 20th century gay and lesbian studies. With the election of President Barak Obama, American’s first black president, and the legalization of same-sex marriage, the rise of far-right groups is consistent with historical trends, he said. 
“Germany was very progressive on issues around sexuality at the turn of the 20th century,” Freeman said. In the years after the First World War, during the Weimar Republic, Berlin was a queer Bohemia, he explained. The city was home to the Institute for Sexual Science, a famed sexology Institute headed by Jewish physician Magnus Hirschfeld. 

III.Reich, burning of the books 10.05.1933:Students of the natiional-socialist students association NSDStB collecting 'un-german and decadent' books in order to transport them to the pyre at the berlin Opernplatz: Picture shows the confiscation of th

Books being confiscated at Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin, Germany, in 1933. ullstein bild via Getty Images

“His Institute was burned, probably because there were some pretty credible rumors that some of the clients were people who were higher up in the Nazi party,” Freeman said. 
While anti-Semitism was at the heart of Nazi ideology, some of the frenzies that led to its uprising can be attributed to far-right hostility toward the sexual liberation of the 1920s, Freeman explained. As the country grew increasingly progressive, he said, more and more Nazis were elected. 
“There was a push that was pretty likely to be successful in Germany in the 1920s and early '30s to repeal anti-gay laws,” Freeman added, "and then that all went belly-up when the Nazis took over.” 
After Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, the Nazis began the widespread persecution of gay men. It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000perished in concentration camps. 

Male Concentration Camp Prisoners

Gay prisoners at the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, wearing pink triangles on their uniforms, are marched outdoors by Nazi guards on December 19, 1938. Corbis via Getty Images

“So in terms of thinking about the politics of the far right, it’s reactionary politics, and it’s based on fear and hatred,” Freeman added. 
The professor sees parallels between the rise of Nazism in Germany and the far right in the United states. 
“People who believe in this idealized past that does not exist are panicked because [of] the visibility of queer people in the movement for our acceptance and the potential meltdown of the gender binary,” Freeman explained. 
What’s different, he said, is that the world now has a history of what Nazism is and what it led to, which it didn’t have 75 years ago. 
“We don’t have the ability to pretend like it’s not happening,” Freeman said. 
White People Must "Have Conversations With Our Fellow White People”
For King, who was forced to confront her own prejudice and still lives in its shadow, bigotry is a hard problem to solve. She said most extremists are not willing to listen, and even non-extremists have trouble understanding what marginalized groups go through. 
“There was a while where I was in the mentality where I was like, ‘Well, I’m part of the gay community, I’m marginalized, I know how it feels,” she said. Then, in 2016, a gunman massacred 49 people at Pulse nightclub, an Orlando gay venue, and she felt afraid for the first time. 
“I couldn’t attend [the vigil] because I was so afraid that someone like I used to be was going do something,” she explained. 
King said it was “a heavy experience to have.” 
“I think it’s the kind of experience that every American needs to have in some way to get an idea of what their fellow human beings go through,” she said. 
It’s important to engage people with extremist views and challenge their beliefs, King said. But she noted that people of color can’t be expected to have conversations with extremists marching through their towns with torches and swastika flags. 
“I think it really is up to white people to have conversations with our fellow white people,” King added.
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August 19, 2017

The Alt. Right is Driven Right Out of Boston by Counter Protestors(on Video)











August 17, 2017

Why Did a Tough 36 yr Old Neo Nazi Christopher Cantwell Cried like a Baby?






Meet Christopher Cantwell. He’s a 36-year-old alt-right, neo-Nazi, white supremacist homophobe who participated in last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Read a detailed account of his horrible, horrible views here.
A few days after the rally, Cantwell learned there was a warrant out for his arrest after he was caught on video saying he had a pistol and was “ready for violence.” 
He just posted a cellphone video on YouTube literally sobbing about being in trouble with the law. 
“I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest,” he sniffles. “With everything that’s happening, I don’t think it’s very wise for me to go anywhere. There’s a state of emergency. The National Guard is here!” 
(It should be noted, the reason the National Guard is there is because of guys like him.) 
“I want to be peaceful. I want to be law-abiding. That was the whole entire point of this,” Cantwell continues. “I’m watching CNN talk about this as a violent, white nationalist protest. We have done everything in our power to keep this peaceful!” 
Watch the pathetic video. Then scroll down for more.

In other Cantwell news: We unearthed a video of him and another homophobe from about nine months ago discussing their refusal to accept trans people. In it, they actually mention our sister site, LGBTQ Nation, by name. 
“F*ck f*ggots,” the caller says. “I can’t stand them.” 
The caller also openly speaks about wanting to violently beat gay couples. While Cantwell does indicate that he has tried to “get over the gay thing,” he does nothing to defuse the rhetoric or refrain from using trans slurs. 
In fact, he says: “We’ve read things before from a blog titled ‘LGBTQ Nation‘ and I’m, like, OK, fine, if this is so fantastic then go start a nation out of it and see how that pans out for you. I don’t think that your population’s exactly going to thrive when everybody stops breeding.”

 


August 16, 2017

Dillon Hopper (Sgt.USM) Self Appointed Commander of UltraRight Group of James Fields,Killer (alleged)




The leader of the neo-Nazi group that James Fields marched with in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday before allegedly killing a protester with his car served in the US marine corps until earlier this year.

Dillon Hopper, the self-styled “commander” of Vanguard America, is a recently retired marine staff sergeant and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Members of his white supremacist group marched in Virginia last weekend.

Hopper, 29, has been using his former name, Dillon Irizarry, when appearing in public for Vanguard America. But he officially changed his name to Dillon Ulysses Hopper in November 2006, according to court records in his native New Mexico.

Hopper’s active duty with the marines ended in January this year, according to a Department of Defense record. He has lived in California and Ohio since returning to the US. Hopper’s full service record could not immediately be obtained. His Facebook avatar is currently a cartoon image of Donald Trump building a wall.

Hopper and Vanguard America did not respond to messages seeking comment. Hopper’s identity was first reported by Splinter.

Fields, a 20-year-old military bootcamp dropout from Maumee, Ohio, has been charged with crimes including murder after allegedly driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people in Charlottesville who were demonstrating against the far-right. The crash killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured about 20 others.

Fields had been photographed standing among members of Vanguard America earlier in the day. He was pictured holding a shield bearing the group’s logo and was wearing the same distinctive outfit – white polo shirt and khakis – as many Vanguard members. The group has said, however, that Fields is not a member.

Vanguard America is only about a year old. It is one of a handful of new white supremacist organizations that are attempting to radicalize young white men across the country. Its manifesto is racist and its website URL references the Nazi slogan “blood and soil”. The group bars people who are not of white European heritage.

Hopper was promoted to staff sergeant by the marines in October last year, according to a local news report, and had been due to “train, teach and mentor” potential marine officers. The article said Hopper had joined the military shortly after graduating from high school in Roswell, New Mexico, in 2005.

In a speech to fellow Nazis in Pikeville, Kentucky, earlier this year, Hopper said that since taking over the leadership of American Vanguard he had tried to strengthen the group with lessons learned from his time in the military.

“I’ve kind of tooken [sic] that experience and scrubbed the Vanguard pretty good with it,” Hopper said, “and I’m getting a pretty good product.”




Dillon Hopper speaking in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Dillon Hopper speaking in Pikeville, Kentucky. The forgotten mistreated white men.  They were never poor enough for food stamps and they have a grudge now? Or They were on their iPhone when the teacher was giving history lessons? They never learn about the statues. Who put them there? Why? and why slavery is always been a shame chapter for this country. 
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In an interview with the Guardian in May, a Vanguard America organizer from Texas, who would identify himself only as a “vice commander” named Thomas, said that a “large percentage” of Vanguard’s members are college-aged, and that most are in their early twenties. Members must be aged between 18 and 45.
Like Identity Evropa, a similar white nationalist group, Vanguard America seeks to recruit clean-cut, more professional white men, rebranding racist organizing in a preppier image. Visible neck and hand tattoos, for instance, are discouraged, and one organizer said that obese men would be disqualified from joining.
“We also uphold standards of dress and grooming and physical fitness because our ideology is one of strength and purity and self-improvement,” he said.
Thomas would not provide any details about the group’s process for vetting members, other than to say that it included an interview. A questionnaire once used by the group for screening, which was obtained by the Guardian, asked for details of applicants’ professions, beliefs and criminal histories. It asked how often they consumed tobacco or alcohol and “how long you’ve been ‘red pilled’,” a phrase used on the far-right to mean aware of supposed difficult truths. 
Vanguard America has attracted attention by putting up racist posters on college campuses in areas such as Maryland, Washington DC and Texas.
In May, a 23-year-old black college student was stabbed to death by a white man on the University of Maryland’s campus. Richard Collins III, was about to graduate, and had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US army.
The alleged killer had been part of a Facebook group named “Alt-Reich”, authorities said. The Vanguard America spokesman objected to links between made between Collins’s stabbing and the white nationalist posters that had appeared on campus.
“There are murders of all ideologies,” he said, going on to say: “We don’t promote this kind of action.” 

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A Red President for A White States of America-Also} FBI Looking For Trump's Opponents' Names

  




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Trump defends his comments on hate groups: 'They have been condemned'
Two days ago, President Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville where white nationalists and counterprotesters fought. (Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump often behaves as if he’s first and foremost the president of the states and the people who voted for him.
That’s at odds with the American tradition, and it’s problematic as a governing philosophy — especially in a moment of crisis. Trump’s initially tone-deaf response to Charlottesville underscores why.
Animated by grievance and congenitally disinclined to extend olive branches, Trump lashes out at his “enemies” — his 2020 reelection campaign even used that word in a commercial released on Sunday — while remaining reticent to explicitly call out his fans — no matter how odious, extreme or violent.
Channeling his inner-Richard Nixon, who kept an enemies list of his own, candidate Trump often claimed to speak for “a silent majority.” After failing to win the popular vote, President Trump has instead governed on behalf of an increasingly vocal but diminishing minority.
The president has held campaign-style rallies in places like West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Indeed, almost all his political travel has been to places he carried last November. He keeps stacks of 2016 electoral maps to hand out to people visiting the Oval Office so he can point out the sea of red. He speaks often about his “base,” preferring to preach to the choir rather than evangelize for his policies. “The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before,” Trump wrote on Twitter last week. 
-- Apparently the president sees “the Trump base” as distinct from the GOP base: “Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday — by one point the lowest of his administration so far,” Frank Newport wrote yesterday. “Republicans' latest weekly approval rating of 79% was the lowest from his own partisans so far, dropping from the previous week's 82%. Democrats gave Trump a 7% job approval rating last week, while the reading for independents was at 29%. This is the first time independents' weekly approval rating for Trump has dropped below 30%.” In the latest Gallup polling, 46 percent of whites approve of Trump’s job performance. That’s the same share Barack Obama had at this point in 2009. But while only 15 percent of nonwhites support Trump, 73 percent backed Obama.
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Trump: Racism ‘has no place in America’
Two days after a woman was killed in Charlottesville amid clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters, President Trump on Aug. 14 condemned racist groups such as the KKK, saying racism “has no place in America.” (Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
-- Trump appeared reluctant to make his brief remarks yesterday, in which he explicitly condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. He tacked them on to a hastily arranged speech after praising his own stewardship of the economy, two days after he did not specifically condemn the “Unite the Right” rally and only after an outpouring of criticism from Republican leaders for that omission. Reading from a teleprompter, Trump said that the displays of hatred and bigotry in Charlottesville have “no place in America.” (Read a transcript of the president’s comments here.)
-- The president was still more tepid than members of his own Cabinet. “Though Trump has regularly employed the phrase ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ to describe other attacks in the United States and the Middle East, he chose not to echo Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s conclusion that the violence in Charlottesville met the Justice Department’s definition of ‘domestic terrorism,’” David Nakamura and Sari Horwitz note. -- Conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin describes Trump’s performance as “classic narcissistic behavior”: “The sole determination of whether Trump likes someone (Saudi royalty, thuggish leaders, etc.) is whether they praise him. It’s always and only about him. He has been far more antagonistic toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his own attorney general … than he has been toward white nationalists because the former were disloyal in his mind, the only unforgivable sin in the Trump White House. …
“The white nationalists in Charlottesville did not hide their intentions. They were there to revel in the Trump presidency, which explicitly told them it was time to ‘take their country back,’” Rubin notes. “Former KKK grand wizard David Duke left no confusion as to his followers’ admiration for the president: ‘This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back, and that’s what we’ve got to do.’”
-- Meanwhile, alt-right leader Richard Spencer dismissed Trump’s statement as “nonsense,” telling reporters at a news conference yesterday that "[only] a dumb person would take those lines seriously.” Spencer also said he did not consider the president’s words to be a condemnation of the white nationalist movement. “I don't think he condemned it, no,” said Spencer, whose group advocates for a form of American apartheid, per Business Insider. “Did he say 'white nationalist?' 'Racist' means an irrational hatred of people. … I don't think he meant any of us.” Asked whether he considers Trump an ally, Spencer replied that while he didn't think of Trump as “alt-right,” he considers the president to be “the first true authentic nationalist in my lifetime.”
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These were excerpts from Washington Post's Red States of America, describing Charlotte's volence and a President who did not see it or chose not or saw only  his opponents Vs. his supporters, Who should I condemn?  A President who tries not to offend the ultra right not bcause he feels like he is loyal to them (he is anything but loyal) but feels he will need those people who voted for him before, to vote for him again in 2020. He would like to be the candidate of  only people that will back him no matter what. The questions are; Would it be enough? Would Russia help again? Would the Democrats put another candidate that can be easily mortally wounded again? Would his supporters be enough to make Trump look attractive against the real candidate like it happend on the last elections. H eknows the people that defend civil rights in this country are not going to vote for him and he fels he is not going to reward them no matter how morally rigt they are. Trump said (a praphrasing) referring to the so called condemnation of mainly the Ultra 'I said this because I was told to'. He'll latter say he was joking. This aint no game...
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FBI Looking for Names of  Trump's opponents
 (CNN)A web hosting provider is fighting back against a search warrant that it claims would require them to turn over information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Donald Trump, according to court filings first published on the company's blog Monday.
DreamHost, the web provider in question, said in the post that it has "been working with the Department of Justice to comply with legal process" for months, but federal prosecutors in DC are seeking "all records" related to the website disruptj20.org, which organized protests against the Trump administration in January.
Prosecutors obtained a search warrant for the records in July and are now asking a federal judge to force the company to turn over the information.
The warrant includes "all files" in DreamHost's possession, as well as information on "subscribers" to distruptj20.org and information on those who "participated, planned, organized, or incited" the January protests.
    DreamHost contends in court filings that DOJ's requests are unconstitutionally overbroad and would effectively require them to provide the HTTP logs for over 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the website.
    "That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution's First Amendment," DreamHost said in the blog post. "That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone's mind. This is, in our opinion, a strong example of investigatory overreach and a clear abuse of government authority."
    It is not clear whether DOJ will stand by the breadth of its request, but it argued in an earlier court filing that "DreamHost's opinion of the breadth of the warrant does not provide it with a basis for refusing to comply with the Court's search warrant and begin an immediate production."
    The US Attorney's office in DC told CNN on Tuesday that beyond its earlier court filings, it had no further comment.
    A court hearing on the matter is scheduled for Friday.

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