The Militia Watchdog website has a great amount of material of potential
interest to journalists exploring the extreme right. Journalists should
examine the entire site. However, a number of items could conceivably be
of particular interest; they are listed below.
Watchdog Mailing List.
This is a private mailing list for people who have a
professional interest in understanding the extreme right. Subscribers
include law enforcement officers, academics, public officials, civil rights
organizations, and many journalists, especially those for whom the far right is
a "beat." It is a great way to ask questions, get info, make
contacts, and learn the latest news.
Calendar of Conspiracy. The Calendar of
Conspiracy is a quarterly chronology of extremist-related criminal activity,
arranged by date and state. It is very valuable in terms of providing
another way to measure levels of activity, trends, and the ability of law
enforcement to combat criminal extremists.
Volume 1, Numbers 1 & 2 combined (January -- June 1997)
Volume 1, No. 3 (July -- September 1997)
Volume 1, No. 4 (October -- December 1997)
Volume 2, No. 1 (January -- March 1998)
Volume 2, No. 2 (April -- June 1998)
Volume 2, No. 3 (July -- September 1998)
Volume 2, No. 4 (October -- December 1998)
Volume 3, No. 1 (January -- March 1999)
Volume 3, No. 2 (April -- June 1999)
Volume 3, No. 3 (July -- September 1999)
Volume 3, No. 4 (October -- December 1999)
Volume 4, No. 1 (January -- March 2000)
Volume 4, No. 2 (April -- June 2000)
Calendar No. 1 (January -- December 1994)
Calendar No. 2. (January 1 -- April 18 1995)
Special Reports. The Watchdog website includes a variety of
Special Reports; several might be of particular interest to journalists either
as overviews, case studies, or analyses.
- Special Report #1: The
Mountaineer Militia's Long, Slippery Slope.
- Special Report #4: Common Law
and Uncommon Courts: An Overview of the Common Law Court Movement.
Report #6: Paper Terrorism's Forgotten Victims: The Use of Bogus Liens
against Private Individuals and Businesses.
Report #7: Trusts and the Untrustworthy: "Pure Trusts" and
"Patriots for Profit".
Report #8: The Shadows of Waco: The Tactics and Dynamics of
Report #9: Strange Territory: Ideology and Competency in the
Militia Watchdog Links Page.
This is an extensive collection of extremist-related Web links, topically
arranged and annotated.
Miscellaneous Reports, Bulletins, and Articles. Some of these
may be of particular interest to journalists.
and Reality: A Transcript and Analysis of Mark Koernke's "Time is Running
- Flashpoint America:
Surviving a Traffic Stop Confrontation with an Anti-Government Extremist.
Militia Watchdog 1998 Right Wing Extremist of the Year
Council of Conservative Citizens: Chronology of a Scandal
Wine, New Bottles: Paper Terrorism, Paper Scams, and Paper
"Patriot" Profiles. This series of reports from
1995-1997 involved case studies of various anti-government extremists, most of
whom involved themselves in legal troubles. Some of them by now are quite
dated, but nevertheless provide insight into the personalities and ideologies
inherent in anti-government movements.
- Joe Holland, Calvin Greenup,
and the Anti-Tax Militia.
Purgatory: Bo Gritz and Almost Heaven.
- Every Man A King: The Rise and
Fall of the Montana Freemen.
- A Fledgling Militia: The Blue
Ridge Hunt Club Versus the BATF.
Private War of Bradley Glover
Afraid of Bugs: Assessing our
Attitudes Towards Chemical and Biological Terrorism. The
only "editorial" on the website, it is also a lengthy analysis of chem/bio