Militia Groups

Tulsa Murders Targeting Black Community Point to Racial Vendetta

Two men were arrested and charged early Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three dead and two injured in Tulsa. All the victims are African-American and widespread media speculation is that the attacks were racially motivated. Racist violence is … Continued

Politics

Dept. of Homeland Security Not Concerned by Rightwing Extremism

With the tragic shooting and bombing in Norway, we once again have the impetus to take a critical look at all movements that pose threats to our safety and democracy.

Politics

Cross-post: How Glenn Beck and Fox News spread the militia message

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America wrote a compelling piece on the significance of April 19 to far-right militia groups, and the connection between their potential for violence and the rhetoric spewed by Glenn Beck on FOX News. Reading … Continued

International

Fighting Fascism is a Global Effort

Since early last year the United States has seen rapid growth in many sectors of the radical right. There has been unprecedented expansion of anti-government militia groups, increased anti-immigrant rhetoric in the tea party movement, and deeply troubling proof of … Continued

The Reality of White Nationalism

As an anti-racist activist, researching white supremacists, white nationalists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and anti-immigrant groups hasn’t always been easy, particularly when I’m trying to figure out the similarities and differences (and yes, there are MANY important differences) between each of these … Continued

Lessons of the Tulsa Race Riots

On May 31, 1921 the reputation of Oklahoma was irreparably harmed when racial tensions turned violent in the thriving town of Tulsa. With over 300 African Americans murdered (some estimates reach into the thousands), and thousands of homes and businesses … Continued