Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Sued for Role in Jan. 6 Attack; Another Reported Antisemitic Incident at Historic Women’s College; Fox News Deletes Soros ‘Puppet Master’ Cartoon

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December 16, 2021


D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that his office, with ADL and others serving as co-counsel, is suing the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. A swastika and a racial slur targeting Jews were found in a bathroom at Mount Holyoke College last week, the third antisemitic incident reported at the Massachusetts women’s school this fall. After ADL called out Fox News, the cable giant deleted its social-media posts portraying Jewish philanthropist George Soros as a “puppet master” -- a common antisemitic trope.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

  1. Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Sued for Role in January 6 Attack

    “Racine’s civil suit was put together with the backing of two nonprofit groups that focused on the Jan. 6 assault: the States United Democracy Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Those groups and two private law firms served as pro bono outside counsel to the attorney general as he developed the case.” The Washington Post: LEARN MORE

    + READ: ADL Joins as Co-Counsel in D.C. Lawsuit to Hold Jan. 6 Insurrectionists Accountable for Their Actions

    + WATCH: ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt at D.C. Press Conference Announcing January 6th Lawsuit

  2. Third Antisemitic Incident This Fall Reported at Historic Women’s College

    “The most recent antisemitic act discovered earlier this week was described by the Anti-Defamation League in New England as a swastika and a racial slur targeting Jews. The graffiti, written in black marker on tile in a bathroom, was reported on Tuesday by a parent of a student, the civil rights organization’s deputy regional director, Peggy Shukur, said Thursday.” Associated Press: FULL STORY

    + ADL New England tweet: Deeply disappointing to see another #antisemitic incident at @mtholyoke. We hope the campus community is able to come together and condemn these acts of #hate.

    + ADL H.E.A.T. Map

  3. Fox News Deletes Soros ‘Puppet Master’ Cartoon After ADL Calls Out Antisemitism

    “Posted to both the network’s Instagram and Facebook pages this week, the cartoon by conservative illustrator A.F. Branco features the liberal billionaire Soros—who has long been a right-wing catch-all bogeyman—controlling local prosecutors and attorneys general.” Daily Beast: READ MORE

    + ADL Resource: The Antisemitism Lurking Behind George Soros Conspiracy Theories








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