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News from North America, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Huffington Post: “The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President Barack Obama’s reelection and talk of gun control following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Mother Jones: “The president does have the authority to use […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 20th February 2013

Huffington Post: “Adam Lanza, 20, who killed himself as police closed in on him at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, saw himself in direct competition with Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting attack in Norway on July 22, 2011, CBS said. Breivik surrendered to […]

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News from North America, Friday 18th January 2013

ABC News: “Five Americans who were at an Algerian natural gas facility when it was raided by al Qaeda linked terrorists are now safe and believed to have left the country, according to U.S. officials. At least three Americans, however, were being held hostage by the militants when the Algerian military mounted an rescue operation […]

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News from North America, Friday 11th January 2013

Alaska Dispatch: “Schaeffer Cox, the boyish anti-government activist and skilled orator from Fairbanks, Alaska, has given notice he will appeal his federal conviction for murder conspiracy, weapons violations and the nearly 26-year sentence that goes with them. Cox, 28, made himself out to be the commander of a strong militia preparing for government collapse and the […]

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North America Tracker 02.01.2013

New York Post: “The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, […]

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North America Tracker 21.12.12

Albany Tribune: “An Indiana man faces a likely sentence of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to hate crimes stemming from the arson of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, the Justice Department has announced. Randolph Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., pleaded guilty to three counts: (1) intentionally defacing, damaging and destroying religious real […]

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South Asia Tracker 20.12.12

Pakistan: Dawn: Police in Karachi have conducted operations against those responsible for the recent attacks against polio immunization workers. “Police say they have killed two militant suspects and arrested a dozen others in connection to the attacks but did not say whether they were Taliban. Militants accuse health workers of acting as spies for the US and […]

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North America Tracker 18.12.12

Salon: Reports that Nancy Lanza, mother and first victim of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, was a “prepper” survivalist have brought increased attention to the movement. Comment: New York Times: Adam Lankford asks “what drives mass killers?” Arguing that “for years, the conventional wisdom has been that suicide terrorists are rational political actors, while suicidal rampage shooters are mentally […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 18.12.12

The Guardian: Convicted terrorist who tried to blow up Israeli plane fails to win parole. ‘A convicted terrorist who has served 26 years in prison for trying to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost his latest high court attempt to be freed on parole. Lawyers for Nezar Hindawi, 57, argued that he no longer […]

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North America Tracker 17.12.12

Huffington Post: “Speaking before an auditorium of grieving parents, community members and others there to mourn the killing of 20 first graders and six educators from Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to use the power of the office he occupies to end the epidemic of gun violence shaking the nation. ‘We’re not doing […]

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