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Hutaree Militia

Militia Member Wins Case Against Government But Says 'We've Lost Everything'

Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

The day after a federal case against seven members of a Michigan militia fell apart, one woman cleared of plotting against the government said the two...

Marcus Baram

Right-Wing Extremism Still At Elevated Level, Says Author of 2009 DHS Report | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The bombing and shooting spree in Norway on Friday has raised questions about whether federal law enforcement agencies in the United State...

In Wake of Tucson, NRA Advocates Armed Militia Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

We must recognize that the NRA's insurrectionist ideology not only presents a grave threat to precious human life, but also undermines the very purpose of our Constitution.

Heaven To Earth: Obama Is Not The Antichrist!

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ronald B. Robinson

As a Christian and Jesuit-schooled Catholic, I can tell you in no uncertain terms: President Obama is not the Antichrist, although though that's what about 25 percent of Republicans believe.

The Enemy from Within: Why We Cannot Focus Solely on Islamic Terrorism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

We need to remember that no group has monopolized the threat of terrorism against this country, and be prepared not only for a foreign-based act, but also one that could be conceived by Americans.

Do the Hutaree Militia Members Pose a Terrorist Threat?

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

If the government is wrong about the intentions and capabilities of the Hutaree, it needs to re-think its prosecution. If the government is correct, however, a judge in essence risks freeing suspected terrorists.

A Kinder, Gentler Militia?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is possible to help the local sheriff find missing people, collect coats for needy kids, and adopt a local highway, without engaging in military training in the woods with assault weapons.

Are These Guys Really Militias?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Historic militia groups were fighting so they could one day put down their arms and be governed democratically. One can only wonder if they would greet today's militia wannabes with derision.

Tea Party Is No Way to Commemorate April 19

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.

Tea and Empathy: The Connection Between High Unemployment, Record Foreclosures, and Right Wing Rage

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Rage -- and talking about rage -- is all the rage these days. Hot on the heels of an outbreak of threats against members of Congress, this week broug...

The Resurgence of the Militia Movement

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The most fitting way to honor the victims of Oklahoma City, and to make sure that their sacrifices were not in vain, is to ensure that no new McVeigh is able to emerge from the shadows to wreak destruction and sorrow.

Refuting Islamophobia Under Hutaree's Un-Christian Shadow

Zahra Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zahra Khan

The mainstream Christian reaction to the Hutaree militia is reminiscent of numerous Muslim objections to negative media labels of Islam. However, the Muslim voice is constantly muffled in the public forum.

Not in Our Town: Communities Use Media to Combat Hate

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Set for national launch this week, instantly connects people confronting bigotry and intolerance, and empowers you to take action in your own community or school.

Hutaree Militia Case: Thomas Piatek, Alleged Plotter, Drove Semi At Police Car 20 Years Ago

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A northwest Indiana man charged last month with plotting with other militia members to murder police officers drove a semi into the path of a south su...

Downward Christian Soldiers

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew Harwood

The recent resurgence of right wing violence turned particularly bizarre and creepy over the weekend.

Jason Linkins

Hutaree Paranoia Exacerbated By Erroneous Email Forwards | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For years, we've been receiving those annoying politically-themed chain emails from our under-informed aunts and cousins without giving them a second ...

Hutaree Militia: The Passion Of The Christians

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Olmsted

Do horrors like the Hutaree militia represent the inevitable consequence of a religion whose central symbol -- the cross -- represents one of the most unpleasant and cruel tortures that can be inflicted?

Tea Parties: Brewing Racial Resentment

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Immigration and the diversifying of the American population are the latest incarnation of the ruling class' favorite historic bogeyman of racial resentment.

Militia Training

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Enemy Within

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

We're always eager as hell to call someone not from this country who desires to attack us and spread fear and chaos a terrorist -- as well we should. What we're not as eager to do is say that to someone from within this country.

The Hair-Tearing False Equivalency of American Political Violence.

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.

The Hutaree Militia & the Charge of Seditious Conspiracy

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

9 People from the Hutaree militia have been charged with seditious conspiracy in a Michigan federal court. No one on the radical right has ever been convicted of plotting to overthrow by force of arms the US Government. Will this be the first?

The Hutaree Michigan Militia, Lone Wolves, and Alex Jones' New World Order

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
Harmon Leon

What makes the Hutaree unique? They are a Christian-based militia group driven by biblical teachings to take up arms. Apparently their Jesus is also heavily armed.

Happy Easter From the Religious Far-Right: "Christian" Militia Suspected Police-Killing Plot

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

So where are the Christian leaders tonight? Are they doing anything to rein in their extremists? No. They can be found where they always are: bashing gays and telling everyone else how to live a moral life.

Bombers and Boomers: Everyone's Angry at the US Government

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

It seems like Americans, from Faisal Shahzad to the Hutaree Christian militia group, are addicted to solving problems by the violent marginalization of individuals and groups. And they sure do like their weapons.