SOURCE: Foreign Policy
America Is About to Enter its Years of Lead
Donald Trump's Proud Boy supporters and other far-right groups may not be able to seize power, but they don't need to. Political science research on episodes of political violence shows that creating and maintaining tension around the possibility of violence can intimidate the left, encourage law enforcement crackdown, and manipulate public opinion.
Trump’s Brownshirt and Incitement to violence: A view from History
by Waitman Beorn
Donald Trump's public approval of right-wing militia activity in an election year resembles the way that Adolf Hitler pursued power through electoral channels while applying selective political violence to left-wing opponents.
SOURCE: Associated Press
US Cables: Colombia’s Ex-President Suspected Of Militia Ties
The National Security Archive has publicized documents from the George W. Bush administration which show the US government was well aware of ties between Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and right-wing paramilitary groups that the US had identified as terrorist groups.
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