New PDF release: Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA

By George Michael

ISBN-10: 0203348168

ISBN-13: 9780203348161

ISBN-10: 0203563212

ISBN-13: 9780203563212

ISBN-10: 041531500X

ISBN-13: 9780415315005

This e-book examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt and non-governmental corporations. It presents a close portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with numerous of the movement's top figures from teams similar 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 as a result of the campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and impression executive coverage.

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He recalls its formation. In 1986, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations had a human rights rally in Couer d’Alene Park at the same time that the Aryan Nations had their White supremacist rally in Hayden Lake. And in that rally we invited participation from throughout the five Northwest states because Richard Butler [leader of the Aryan Nations] had announced plans to take over those five states as a white Aryan homeland. 105 And so our human rights celebration was very successful. As a number of us were debriefing afterwards, we concluded that it Confronting right-wing extremism and terrorism in the USA 28 would be helpful in the Northwest to have some kind of on-going sort of coalition, because in many cases, the White supremacists would move into rural areas that were low on resources.

86 A staple of the CDR’s early work consisted of counter-demonstrating against right-wing groups. Over the years, the CDR as an organization has become less involved in such activities, although individual members still occasionally participate in them. The CDR endeavors to create broad-based coalitions of community and progressive activists in its efforts to counter the right wing. This often includes liberal Catholic, Protestant and Jewish religious organizations. Consistent with its progressive orientation, Confronting right-wing extremism and terrorism in the USA 24 the CDR often cites economic factors such as unemployment and inequality in its analyses of right-wing extremism.

It examined issues involving online right-wing extremists, and even contained direct links to some of their websites. Goldman believed that this would foster increased public scrutiny on this issue and in doing so, mobilize ordinary people to join the fight against the far right. As Goldman saw it, this exposure, rather than persuading a “silent majority” of angry Whites to join the extremist ranks, had the effect of turning them against the far right. His detractors however, thought this gave extremist groups valuable publicity.

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