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  • American Militias after the Civil War: From Black Codes to the Black Panthers and Beyond

    12/07/2020 10:37:46 AM PST · by ammodotcom · 5 replies ^ | 12/7/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The Civil War (1861-1865) was nothing less than a revolutionary reorganization of American government, society, and economics. It claimed almost as many lives as every other U.S. conflict combined and, by war's bloody logic, forged the nation which the Founding Fathers could not by settling once and for all lingering national questions about state sovereignty and slavery. The postwar period, however, was one of arguably greater turmoil than the war itself. This is because many men in the South did not, in fact, lay down their arms at the end of the War. What’s more, freedmen, former slaves that were...
  • Facing Jihadists, Burkina Faso Gambles On Village Militias

    11/18/2020 9:12:12 PM PST · by xomething · 4 replies
    Worldcrunch ^ | 11/18/2020 | Sophie Duoce
    The West African country is training and arming everyday citizens to protect remote communities from terrorist groups. But some fear the strategy will lead to even more violence. KONGOUSSI — Ousséni is proud, and as he looks out at the rust-colored hills in the province of Bam, in north-central Burkina Faso, his face lights up. The 56-year-old farmer doesn't want to use his real name for this article. But having "finally returned" to his village after months of shock and shame, he says also feels at peace in a way he'd no longer thought possible. And that's because Ousséni feels...
  • Militias challenge gun laws in Virginia: "It's about shooting tyrants in the face"

    11/12/2020 12:47:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 12, 2020 | Grace Baek
    On a cold winter morning last February, a woman named Samantha assembled her AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in the parking area next to Timbrook Public Library in Campbell County, Virginia. Her husband, Chad, had his AR-15 in hand and commented, "I would trust going into a gun fight right next to my wife. I've seen her shoot." Samantha was one of a handful of women attending the call for volunteers to join a group calling itself the Campbell County Militia. Along with Chad and Samantha (who asked to have their last name withheld), over 200 people were at the event, most...
  • Militia Websites Undergoing DOS Attacks (Vanity- but true)

    11/08/2020 1:19:17 PM PST · by Salvavida · 20 replies
    Me | 8 Nov 2020 | Salvavida
    Two of the major militia websites are undergoing Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. Guess the left doesn't like the idea of armed patriots massing. and are targeted. The old school legacy pages like do not appear to be affected because it doesn't have as much traffic. What they didn't count on is the redundant comms that are not found on webpages. Nonetheless, it will hamper new joins as there has been a massive uptick in people joining. Also, my county group had an ANTIFA member try to infiltrate us. That was a real shitty move on his...
  • Presser v. Illinois (1886): State-Approved Militia

    10/16/2020 6:08:28 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | 10/16/2020 | Brian Miller
    What is the point of the Second Amendment if, according to the SCOTUS, citizens have no inherent, personal or private right to bear arms outside of service in a state-approved militia? Aren’t militia only needed when the state doesn’t approve them? From The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment: Understanding the Court's Landmark Decisions on The next major Supreme Court case about the Second Amendment came a decade after United States v. Cruikshank, and supported its conclusion that states had the power to restrict the right to keep and bear arms. It started in Illinois, where Herman Presser gathered...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 10/11/2020

    10/11/2020 6:26:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A reporter for Australia's ABC met two of the men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Journalist David Lipson suggests that the brothers Michael and William Null were more pretenders than the "real deal"..... A private security guard for a Denver TV station arrested after he shot and killed a conservative protester who sprayed him with mace following a verbal altercation..... Sweeping arrests in Portland late Sautrday night during a protest near a police precinct.... Also in Portland this weekend Patriot Prayer supporters removing a statue erected by anti-police violence protesters...... A federal appeals court...
  • Gov. Whitmer, Media Caught in Another Lie – Anarchist Arrested For Plot to Kidnap and Kill Whitmer Hates President Trump, ‘Trump is a Tyrant’ (VIDEO)

    10/08/2020 6:09:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 10/8/2020 | Christina Laila
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) owes President Trump an apology. The FBI announced on Thursday during a press conference that it thwarted a plot by a so-called “right-wing militia” to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state government. Early Thursday morning, federal agencies raided a house in Hartland, Michigan and arrested six men: Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta. Whitmer immediately blamed the plot on President Trump telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” “Hate groups heard the president’s words as a rallying cry, as a...
  • Militia group plan to kidnap Whitmer was part of attempt to start civil war: officials

    10/08/2020 8:27:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 08 2020 | Justine Coleman
    The militia group whose members planned to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was attempting to instigate a civil war through attacks on the state Capitol building and targeting police officers, officials said Thursday. Members of the group, identified by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel as the Wolverine Watchmen, are accused of crimes such as conducting surveillance outside of Whitmer’s vacation home, using code language and encrypted messages and putting a bomb under a bridge to distract police. In total, 13 members were charged with felony crimes, including the six who were charged for the governor kidnapping plot, the Detroit...
  • A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans: An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day.

    09/30/2020 9:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/30/2020 | Story by Mike Giglio
    Stewart Rhodes was living his vision of the future. On television, American cities were burning, while on the internet, rumors warned that antifa bands were coming to terrorize the suburbs. Rhodes was driving around South Texas, getting ready for them. He answered his phone. “Let’s not f**k around,” he said. “We’ve descended into civil war.” It was a Friday evening in June. Rhodes, 55, is a stocky man with a gray buzz cut, a wardrobe of tactical-casual attire, and a black eye patch. With him in his pickup were a pistol and a dusty black hat with the gold logo...
  • Asymmetrical Warfare and 4GW: How Militia Groups are America's Domestic Viet Cong

    09/17/2020 4:07:36 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 64 replies ^ | 9/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    When one discusses the real reason for the Second Amendment – the right of citizens to defend themselves against a potentially tyrannical government – inevitably someone points out the stark difference in firepower between a guerilla uprising in the United States and the United States government itself. This is not a trivial observation. The U.S. government spends more on the military than the governments of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, United Kingdom, and Japan combined. Plus, the potential of a tyrannical government is arguably upon us – with the federal government spying on its own citizens, militarizing local police...
  • Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump's Views

    09/12/2020 4:15:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 69 replies
    NYT ^ | 12Sept20 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Emboldened by President Donald Trump’s campaign platform of law and order, militia groups have bolstered their strength before Election Day by attracting military veterans who bring weapons and tactical skills viewed as important to the organizations. The role of veterans in the newly proliferating militia groups — which sometimes are steeped in racism and other times steeped simply in anti-government zealotry — has increased over the last decade, said a dozen experts on law enforcement, domestic terrorism and extremist groups.
  • LIVE: Louisville, opposing militias gathering near Kentucky Derby

    09/05/2020 9:26:55 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/5/2020 | After Action Report
    Click on link It appears white v black will be meeting at Churchill Downs.
  • Militia members face gun charges, alleged to have come to Kenosha 'to pick people off'

    09/04/2020 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/2020 | Louis Casiano
    A pair of Missouri residents connected to a militia group traveled to Kenosha, Wis., amid demonstrations over the police shooting of Jacob Blake "to loot and possibly 'pick people off,'" according to a federal criminal complaint. Michael Karmo, 40, and Cody Smith, 33, both of Hartville, Mo., were arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Kenosha County on federal charges of illegal possession of firearms. Both men are barred from possessing firearms because of past criminal convictions. Karmo has prior convictions for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer resulting in injury or death and burglary, among other crimes. Smith has a...
  • Tense Modesto straight pride rally has militia, Proud Boys face counter-protesters

    08/29/2020 8:22:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 29th, 2020 | By Marijke Rowland
    For the second year, a planned “straight pride” rally in Modesto morphed into something different as militia members, Proud Boys and counter-protesters faced off Saturday afternoon. While at times contentious, the rally and protest on McHenry Avenue in front of a closed Planned Parenthood were non-violent and there were no arrests, according to Modesto Police. About 150 members of far-right groups including the Proud Boys and different militia chapters joined Bay Area chiropractor and anti-abortion activist Don Grundmann, who initiated the straight pride events. Last August, his highly publicized event struggled to find a venue, and ultimately was held in...
  • BLM/Antifa Demand Denver Police Protect Them From Militia Shadowing Their March

    08/29/2020 6:29:15 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/29/2020 | FB Poster Describing Contents of a LiveStream
    <p>About 10pm last night a "march" of approx 100 people went through downtown Denver. They claimed this was a solidarity march with the March On Washington. I'll refer to these people as the FTP marchers. After awhile a group of about 50 Militia people show up. Here are my thoughts...</p>
  • Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse charged in fatal shooting of two Kenosha protesters

    08/26/2020 12:22:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 157 replies
    Nypost ^ | 8/27/20 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse charged in fatal shooting of two Kenosha protesters A 17-year-old Illinois man has been charged in the shooting death of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday, according to a report. Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Molly Beck posted on Twitter Wednesday. He was part of the group of armed men at the scene. We have been identifying them as a local militia group. Rittenhouse hails from Antioch, Illinois — about 12 miles away across state lines.
  • Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

    08/17/2020 8:41:24 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 37 replies ^ | 8/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The Siege at Ruby Ridge is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is one that kicked off the Constitutional Militia Movement and left America with a deep distrust of its leadership – in particular then-President George H.W. Bush and eventual President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno. The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The...
  • MI Gov Whitmer attacks militias

    08/13/2020 3:20:04 AM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 14 replies
    WZZM13 ^ | 5/2/2020 | WZZM13
    Michigan Gov Whitmer (Democrat) says militias are not appropriate and paints them as racist. "Yesterday's scene at the Capitol was disturbing, to be quite honest," Whitmer said at a news conference Friday in Lansing. "Swastikas and Confederate flags, nooses and automatic rifles do not reflect who we are as Michiganders."
  • The birth of a militia: how an armed group polices Black Lives Matter protests

    07/30/2020 4:17:14 PM PDT · by euram · 64 replies
    The Guardian US Edition ^ | July 27 2020 | unknown
    In Utah, members of a militia claim their presence deters protesters from becoming violent and destroying the state Nicolle Okoren in Provo Published on Mon 27 Jul 2020 05.00 EDT 1,754 The Utah Citizens’ Alarm is only a month old, and yet it already boasts 15,000-plus members. The citizen militia’s recruits wear military fatigues and carry assault rifles. Their short-term goal, they say, is to act as a physical presence of intimidation to deter protesters from becoming violent and destroying the state of Utah. Their long-term goal: to arm and prepare the state of Utah against underground movements they believe...
  • Militias, Marxism, and Mayhem: What’s really going on in Louisville?

    07/24/2020 8:44:35 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Beauty From Ashes ^ | July 24, 2020 | Heather Walton
    Louisville, Kentucky, USA skyline on the river. As a Louisvillian, I’d like to share my perspective on the fact that the NFAC is coming tomorrow. I’ve been doing a ton of research on what’s going on in the world ever since March 14, when everything got locked down. There is much going on behind the scenes. As a Christian, I believe we are in the last days. I realize you may not agree, and that’s your right, of course. Regardless, it is clear to me that there is a behind-the-scenes agenda in play. Last night I saw a picture of...