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Your Call: Growing right-wing extremism

"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. 


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