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'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010

Right wing done wrong

As someone who is Republican by party and conservative by inclination, I must take issue with your editorial “Right Wing Terror” on several fronts.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 19, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 19, 2009
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White-supremacist code printed nationwide

While von Brunn survived to face federal criminal charges and may yet die slowly in federal prison, he did manage to get newspapers around the globe to print a white-supremacist code praising Adolf Hitler right next to his name.
Co-Opting the Media
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 19, 2009
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Right-wing terror

Conservatives scoffed in April when the Department of Homeland Security warned that the United States could face another wave of homegrown attacks.
The murder of Dr. George Tiller
By EDITORIAL  |  June 05, 2009

Beyond a joke

Your recent “Chick Schtick” article contained a very interesting and revealing line.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 31, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 29, 2008

No hate, no discrimination

I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeff Inglis for his blog post “Discrimination League of Maine.”
Letter to the Portland editor: April 18, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  April 16, 2008


A child of Hitler

This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)


By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008
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Kid stuff

The three-week getaway at Swift Nature Camp is definitely idyllic.
An idyllic Summercamp!, a brutal This Is England
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 07, 2007

Strange constitution

It would be easy to make fun of the Maine Constitution Party. So, I will.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 06, 2007
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Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007
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Deadly art

It’s tempting to see two new biographies of Leni Riefenstahl and assume they’ll push the envelope, and expose the dirt about her personal life.
Sorting out the life and career of Leni Riefenstahl
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  April 10, 2007


Decontrolling the price of punk

This article originally appeared in the October 13, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By DOUG SIMMONS  |  November 14, 2006
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Democracy and distaste

David Irving is a British historian who has spent his professional career first denying that the Holocaust took place, then saying that it had been grossly exaggerated. He is a deeply unsympathetic character.
The Phoenix Editorial: What we can learn from the case of a Nazi apologist
By EDITORIAL  |  February 22, 2006
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By any other name

From being physically harassed in my middle-class catholic high school in the mid 1960s to being assaulted in boston’s outdoor cruising areas, i’ve seen a lot of anti-gay violence up close.
Gauging the distance between a horrific attack and a hate crime
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  February 10, 2006

Hate groups

Jacob Robida, the teenager who assaulted patrons of a New Bedford gay bar and ultimately killed himself after a chase with police in Arkansas, does not appear to have been active in local neo-Nazi social circles.
Jacob Robida: Good or bad PR for hate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 09, 2006