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militias



  • Feds Say They Thwarted Militia Plot To Kidnap Whitmer

    The FBI announced that it thwarted a conspiracy to kidnap Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who has drawn attacks from the far right over her advocacy for lockdown policies to stop the spread of COVID-19. 



  • The Militia Menace

    by Tom Mockaitis

    The time has come to stop mincing words about militias and other far-right extremist groups. They are at best-armed vigilantes and at worst domestic terrorists acting on behalf of a racist ideology 



  • White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police

    American Studies scholar Nick Estes argues that the acceptance of vigilante groups by the police reflects a long history of cooperation between official law enforcement and informal groups to defend white supremacy. 



  • The Militias Against Masks

    After its emergence in the 1990s, the Michigan militia movement was dormant until the Obama years. The state's COVID lockdowns have brought a mix of libertarians, racists and anti-government radicals into a prominent public role again. 


  • Both Sides Have Been Getting the Gun Debate Wrong

    by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    We have a gun culture not because of the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment, but because killing, looting, burning, raping, and terrorizing Indians were an American tradition and militias helped carry out these horrors.