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Your Call: Growing right-wing extremism

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"sovereign citizen" demonstration

 On the January 14th edition of  Your Call we’ll examine growing right-wing extremism. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census identified 276 militia groups last year, a 37% increase from 2014. Recently a group of armed militiamen took over a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon. GOP candidate Donald Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric has earned him endorsements from white nationalists. Are we in a period of growing right-wing extremism? What influence does the extreme right have on U.S. politics? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

Guests:

Mark A. Potok, senior fellow of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading organization monitoring the extreme right in the U.S

Spencer Sunshine, an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a social justice think-tank 

Web Resources:

Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti Government Militia Groups Grew by More than One Third in Last Year

Harper’s: The Great Republican Land Heist, Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West

Political Research Associates: ‘Trumping’ Democracy: Right-Wing Populism, Fascism, and the Case for Action

Mother Jones: The Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism, Explained

Political Research Associates: When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right

Bill Moyers: Don’t Let Donald Trump Full You: Right-Wing Populism is the New Normal