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

By George Michael

This ebook examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt. and non-governmental businesses. It presents 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 corresponding to 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 a result of campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and effect executive coverage.

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One thing that sets Berlet apart from other figures in the watchdog community is his willingness to both debate and dialogue with his right-wing opponents. This is in contrast to the tacit “we don’t debate extremists” policy, which prevails throughout most of the watchdog community The PRA tends to avoid overtly influencing public policy like the better established watchdog groups, although it does occasionally get involved in some progressive activist work. It provides resource materials, organizing advice, and speakers to community-based groups that challenge the political right.

So we turned into more of an educational organization. We send materials out to community-based organizations. We’re not able to do the kind of activist work that we used to. But we still consider ourselves a grassroots organization in the sense that we’re small and we still have a lot of local community contacts. We’re not as disengaged from the community as a lot of the other [watchdog] organizations. 84 The progressive orientation of the CDR stems from the fact that several of its staffers have sojourned in Marxist-Leninist style organizations.

The Council of Conservative Citizens has 15,000. That’s exponentially larger than the vast majority of groups we cover. And that’s the reason I say they’re more dangerous. Certainly the Klan groups and the Aryan Nations are dangerous in a sense that some people are going to get hurt by members or associates of these groups. That’s perfectly clear. It happens consistently. But no one is going to be elected. A representative of the Aryan Nations is not going to be elected senator or even president.

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