Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA by George Michael

By George Michael

This publication examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt. and non-governmental enterprises. It offers an in depth portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with a number of of the movement's best figures from teams reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. the writer additionally explains how the actions of those racist teams were curbed because of the campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and impression executive coverage.

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However, the CDR does maintain contacts in the FBI and various police agencies in the state of Georgia and other places. Usually, though, when the CDR gets involved in this type of activity it will contact the ADL in an area that has contacts with other government agencies in a region. In general, the CDR’s relationship with law enforcement is less direct than that of the ADL and the SPLC. Law enforcement agencies occasionally prevail upon the CDR for information and the latter will from time to time conduct training seminars on right-wing extremism for the former.

The SWC has also pressured authorities overseas to prosecute promoters of such materials in countries where such material is illegal under the rubric of hate speech. Its efforts in these areas have not gone unnoticed by right-wing extremists. For example, Buford O’Neal Furrow, the gunman who terrorized a Jewish day care center and later fatally shot an Asian American postal carrier, had in fact originally planned on attacking the Center but was dissuaded after reconnoitering the facility in Los Angeles and observing the tight security there.

We are transparently who we are. 102 PRA has been able to secure adequate funding from progressive groups and donors (as of 2000, the organization’s assets were $737,022 and annual income was $708,556), and in doing so has established itself well in the constellation of watchdog organizations. 103 This is in large measure because it has developed a reputable research facility with a media outreach program. It has a small but capable staff of regular and affiliate researchers, besides Hardisty and Berlet, including Holly Sklar, Sara Diamond and Russ Bellant.

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