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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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US Tracker 28.11.12

NWCN.com: “An infamous protégé of Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler is expanding his Neo-Nazi empire in Bonner County…. 33-year-old Shaun Winkler purchased 17 acres of land in the Hoodoo Mountains with plans to build a new Aryan Nations compound for himself and his followers.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report Tuesday […]

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For the Radical Right, Obama Victory Brings Fury and Fear

When the word came in last night that Barack Obama and the Democrats had won national elections in something close to a landslide, millions of Americans went to bed satisfied that even if their candidate didn’t win, democracy had survived. The lopsided results made it clear that this election had in no way been stolen. […]

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Whatever happened to the American militia movement?

Where have they gone? Are they still around? And, if they are, why does nobody seem to be talking about them any more? I refer to American militias, the highly decentralized and localized collection of gun rights advocates, with their deeply suspicious, and often conspiratorial, view of the federal government who burst onto the American […]

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US Tracker 15.10.12

Simon Wiesenthal Center: “The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned genocidal rants at a rally involving 5,000 activists, convened Friday at Cairo’s most prominent Mosque, by the Muslim Brotherhood. ‘It is shocking to hear the Muslim Brotherhood ‘activists’ vowing to ‘one day kill all Jews’ and ‘Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Judgment Day is coming!’ But the roar […]

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US Tracker 04.10.12

San Francisco Chronicle: US Senate Candidate Todd Akin “equated abortion providers to terrorists and suggested that it was ‘common practice’ for them to be ‘giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant.’ On Wednesday, Akin’s critics sought to link the remarks to his ‘legitimate rape’ comment, which he made while explaining his opposition to abortion.” […]

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US Tracker 24.09.12

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: A growing number of militia organizations across the US  do not want to be judged by the Oklahoma City bombing or other crimes, and thus the groups have a “new look”. Members of the Florida Charter Oaks Militia, one among many similar organizations, see themselves as part of a constitutional militia, based on the Second […]

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US Tracker 20.09.12

New York Times: “A man with a history of shouting anti-Semitic rants while dressed as [popular Sesame Street character] Elmo at popular tourist destinations was arrested in his red costume in Times Square on Tuesday.” Elmo, née Adam Sandler, was removed from Central Park over the summer and submitted for a psychiatric evaluation. Burnt Orange […]

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US Tracker 12.09.12

Huffington Post: Five more were charged in new indictments for connections to an anti-government militia led by Fort Stewart troops who stockpiled weapons and talked of ultimately overthrowing the U.S. government. The new indictments Monday bring to 10 the total number of people charged in connection with the militia group. Salon: Nathan Lean examines Fox […]

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US tracker – 10.09.12

NPR: Tennessee anti-Muslim activists have found success in attacking the state’s small Muslim population and campaigning against what they see as an attempt to spread and impose Shariah law. The governor was also forced to defend a Muslim hire. Washington Post: 2016: Obama’s America, a right-wing attack ad/documentary by conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza, has earned […]

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