Informant follows the engrossing and disturbing story of Brandon Darby, the handsome, impassioned radical activist turned FBI informant and Tea Party hero whose work with the FBI led to one man’s death in Austin, Texas, and the trial and imprisonment of two anarchists during the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our guest tonight, Director Jamie Meltzer, has crafted a taut tale with re-enactments that break the fourth wall, conflicting accounts of key incidents, and an unreliable, perhaps confabulist, narrator.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:58 pm|
A report from the Congressional Research Service was recently released and it looked at how law enforcement had been cracking down on animal rights and environmental activists. It highlighted how the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is used against activists.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday August 12, 2012 6:45 am|
A Homeland Security Department analyst and a 2009 report he helped produce on right-wing extremism is receiving increased attention after Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old white supremacist and military veteran, shot and killed six worshipers and wounded others, including a police officer, at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Daryl Johnson worked for the Homeland Security Department and put together a report that was leaked to a “conservative radio shock jock” in southern California named Roger Hedgecock. The report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” which the shock jock made public in 2009, set off a conservative media frenzy.
|By: TBogg Monday August 6, 2012 7:40 am|
US agencies have been ignoring evidence of right wing and supremacist links to domestic terrorism ever since a DHS report pointed out the growing risk. The latest killings at the Sikh temple is likely to bring forth the same right wing reactions. TBogg reminds us what happened back in 2009.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 6, 2012 6:59 am|
The nation witnessed another incident of right-wing domestic terrorism yesterday, when a suspected white supremacist killed 7 people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This is only the latest in the suffering of the Sikh-American community in the United States, which has endured discrimination for over 10 years since 9-11.
|By: David Dayen Saturday July 23, 2011 12:00 pm|
The only response to the two attacks in Norway yesterday is total horror. In the latest update, at least 91 people are dead from a bomb at a suite of government buildings and a gun attack at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoya Island. The suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, was a right-wing nationalist and Christian fundamentalist with a predilection for Pamela Geller and other anti-Muslim, white supremacist websites and writers.
|By: emptywheel Monday January 24, 2011 3:06 pm|
This false claim that all the terrorists indicted in the last two years are allegedly motivated by Islamic extremism is not just sloppy. It serves to excuse one of the biggest problems of Rep. Peter King’s fear-mongering: the way it tautologically focuses on Islamic extremism and ignores other terrorists that pose an important threat to this country.
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 20, 2011 7:10 am|
I actually don’t think the non-coverage of the Spokane incident is a response to the Giffords assassination attempt and the ensuing media frenzy. Rather, it’s a reversion to the status quo, less than two weeks after that assassination attempt.
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday January 19, 2011 4:42 am|
Probably some left-winger trying to make conservatives look bad.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday January 18, 2011 3:02 pm|
Yesterday, in Spokane, Washington, a ‘potentially lethal destructive device’ concealed in a backpack on the route of the Martin Luther King parade was disarmed and destroyed before anyone in or viewing the parade was hurt.