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  • Only Confederate monument in Massachusetts to be removed

    10/04/2017 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2017
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ lone Confederate memorial will be removed after Columbus Day weekend. The Boston Globe reports that the memorial will be removed from Georges Island and temporarily placed in storage at the Massachusetts Archives. Thirteen Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren during the Civil War are commemorated on the headstone.
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • Anti-fascist protesters want Balbo monument in Chicago removed

    08/24/2017 7:20:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 24, 2017 | Toney Briscoe
    Anti-fascist protesters want Balbo monument in Chicago removed Tony Briscoe August 24, 2017 Anti-fascist protesters in Chicago are now demanding a monument gifted by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini be taken down. About 50 protesters, some of whom traveled from Rockford and Indiana, gathered around the Balbo monument in Burnham Park, where they railed against city officials for allowing a greenish breccia column to stand as a tribute to a fascist regime. The monument is an ancient Roman pillar seated atop a large stone base that reads, in part: "Fascist Italy with the sponsorship of Benito Mussolini presents to Chicago" this...
  • Vandals in Baltimore Attack Columbus Statue and Release Video

    08/21/2017 2:11:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Last night, activists in Baltimore took a sledgehammer to the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the US. Then they uploaded this vide
  • Christopher Columbus monument vandalized in Baltimore

    08/21/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2017 | Pamela Wood
    A monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus was vandalized overnight. Baltimore Police said they were looking into the incident. A video posted to YouTube shows a man striking the base of the monument near Herring Run Park repeatedly with a sledgehammer. Another person holds a sign that reads: “Racism, tear it down.” Another sign is taped to the monument reading: “The future is racial and economic justice.”
  • Indianapolis Man Arrested For Vandalizing Confederate Monument In Garfield Park

    08/21/2017 3:55:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 08/19/17
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- IMPD has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing the Confederate monument in Garfield Park. According to authorities,  Anthony Ventura was arrested at around noon in the 2400 block of Shelby Street following the alleged incident. After a video started making the rounds on social media, folks in the area, like Rex Staples, came out to see the damage. "It's stupid, it don’t really make any sense, you know?" said Staples, " because they’re really not doing anything.” Following an Indianapolis Star article earlier this week, some city leaders have called for a discussion on whether the...
  • Madison Mayor Paul Soglin orders removal of Confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery

    08/19/2017 7:33:44 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 76 replies
    One Confederate monument is gone and another is slated to be taken down at Forest Hill Cemetery after Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered their removal. Soglin said in a statement Thursday that he directed city staff to remove a plaque and a larger stone monument at the Confederate Rest section of the public cemetery, saying, “There should be no place in our country for bigotry, hatred or violence against those who seek to unite our communities and our country.”
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations: Tear Down Every Confederate Memorial

    08/15/2017 7:52:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 108 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Eric Owens
    Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately. “A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” Awad said in a statement to The Daily Caller. “Removal of these...
  • Abraham Lincoln Monument Torched In Chicago

    08/17/2017 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Douglas Ernst
    Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any...
  • Mayor Orders Removal of Wisconsin Confederate Memorial

    08/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 127 replies
    Caledonia Patch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Wisconsin is quietly home to America's northernmost Confederate cemetery. On Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered it taken down. MADISON, WI — As public officials across the country grapple with calls to take down Civil War statues erected in honor of the Confederacy's military history, the Mayor of Madison, Wis. has ordered the removal of the state's lone memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers. About 140 Confederate soldiers died at Camp Randall during the Civil War as prisoners of war, and their graves were honored in the "Confederate Rest Cemetery" within the Forest Hill Cemetery. Soglin stated he ordered staff to...
  • Madison, Wiscosnin, To Remove Monument

    08/17/2017 9:34:20 AM PDT · by myerson · 83 replies
    9/17/17. Madison, Wisconsin. Leftist mayor Madison Paul Soglin announced today that he will have the informational monument at the city’s Confederate Rest cemetery removed, the northern-most Confederate cemetery in the country. The cemetery holds the remains of southern soldiers who died while imprisoned at civil war Camp Randall, the current site of the Wisconsin Badger football stadium. The cemetery is respectfully tended and maintained, and services are held with graves decorated on Memorial Day. The plaque to be removed explains the origin of the cemetery and who lies buried there.
  • St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06/19/2017 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 59 replies
    STL Today (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | June 19, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has issued an injunction that will temporarily prevent the city of St. Louis from removing a Confederate monument from Forest Park. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker on Monday issued the injunction and set a July 6 hearing for arguments over whether the city or the Missouri Civil War Museum owns the monument. The museum filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, contending the United Daughters of the Confederacy signed over the ownership rights to the monument last week. The city contends it controls the monument and wants to remove it soon. Dierker's...
  • Department Of Interior Visits Bundy Ranch To Investigate Gold Butte Monument Designation

    06/04/2017 8:13:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    The Pete Santilli Show ^ | June 3, 2017 | Pete Santilli
    Carol Bundy, wife of rancher & political prisoner Cliven Bundy, was happy to get a visit from the Department of The Interior this week. Carol says she’s still not quite trusting the turn around in the Department, but she is encouraged. The visit to Bundy Ranch was by order of Nevada Senator Dean Heller, who sent agents from The Department out to do an investigation into whether or not there was any real justification to designate land where the Bundy Family owns rights to the water as part of the Gold Butte Monument. Mrs. Bundy said they spent 5 or...
  • Monumental Folly: The proposed memorial to President Eisenhower becomes even less appealing

    05/31/2017 12:32:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Catesby Leigh
    If you’re looking for a textbook example of the Washington swamp Donald Trump vowed to drain, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial, designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry and soon to be erected in the capital’s monumental core, has plenty to offer: the dubious memorial competition Gehry won, the incompetent sponsoring commission’s reliance on federal largesse rather than private donations, and pervasive official cluelessness about Gehry’s ill-conceived, very expensive, and very unpopular design. His over-scaled $150 million theme park is a self-indulgent travesty of a tribute to the D-Day commander and 34th president. To be situated across Independence Avenue from...
  • Alabama Makes It Illegal to Remove Confederate Monuments

    05/27/2017 3:22:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/27/2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    The new law attempts to preserve history by making it illegal to remove monuments that have been in place for more than 40 years. The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law Wednesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R), protects historical Confederate monuments which have come under fire in recent weeks by Democratic politicians. The new legislation prohibits: The relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument located on public property which has been in place for 40 or more years.
  • Obama’s Waning Days Of Power Grow The Government By 1.5 Million Acres

    01/15/2017 7:02:18 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ken Ivory
    Thomas Jefferson acquired 530 million acres for $15 million and, under the Constitution, relinquished the vast majority of it to newly created states and their people- and changed the world. Outgoing President Barack Obama has now locked up 553 million acres as national monuments, in disregard of the Constitution and the equal protection of law, leaving western states and their people with burning forests, polluted air, devastated water supplies, blocked off access, underfunded schools and dead communities- and also changed the world.
  • 7 arrested during monument protests at Jackson Square

    09/24/2016 4:58:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/16 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The juxtaposition of drumbeats and chants of "No justice, no peace" filled the air on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) as hundreds marched toward Jackson Square in an act of protest against the four New Orleans monuments honoring Civil War era figures. For more photos from the protest, click here. Take 'Em Down NOLA arrived at Jackson Square at 2:17 p.m., where a horse-mounted New Orleans Police patrol blocked access to the Andrew Jackson monument. At one point, protesters could be heard chanting, "We can't get no satisfaction until you take down Andrew Jackson," and some threw liquid-filled balloons at the...
  • Obama Will Set Aside 5,000 Square Miles Off New England--Ban Commercial Fishing

    09/15/2016 9:44:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Susan Jones
    The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world's oceans, beginning today, and it's expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas -- one off the coast of New England -- as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags. Ahead of the conference, press reports said President Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on...
  • Muslims say one of the phrases on a new 9/11 monument is offensive, want it removed

    09/08/2016 6:40:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 9/07/16 | Scott Morefield
    President Obama and Hillary Clinton aren’t the only ones having trouble identifying the religion of certain Middle Eastern descended terrorists. At least one Muslim group wants the words “Islamic terrorists” entirely scrubbed from a new Owego, NY 9-11 memorial created to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack. The Islamic Organization of Southern Tier, a New York state based Muslim activist group, told KTRK-TV that the words unfairly paint all Muslims with the same brush. Believing the “inflammatory” language could lead to anti-Muslim violence, the group would like the word “Islamic” scrubbed entirely, or even replaced with the words “Al...
  • Obama Designates a Homosexual Bar as a National Monument before Condescending to Americans

    07/01/2016 4:11:41 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | July 1, 2016 | Onan Coca
    It would probably be easier for me to list the times that President Obama did not condescend to the American people, but I’ll leave that task for later. In the latest installment of Obama looking down his nose at average Americans, the President decided to designate the Stonewall Inn (a homosexual bar) in New York City as a National Monument before explaining to traditional marriage supporters why they were bigoted curmudgeons.