Re: Hutaree militia members...
Posted: April 1, 2010
Hutaree: Real threat or good ol' boys?
Militia all talk, no action, defense lawyers argue
BY BEN SCHMITT, AMBER HUNT and DAVID ASHENFELTER
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS
RED DAWN 2010....or 1984?
« on: February 20, 2010, 04:37:46 PM »
i was just wondering about the us goverment changing the name of the iraqi war to operation "new dawn" and began to think about mr jordan maxwell and his knowledge of hollywood and how it works and how he also suggested that the sybolism's always blatant.
then this movie from 1984,no doubt..popped into my head a very good film for the time,and i remember it quite well.
well as i searched for the info again on the film i found that,they are remaking this fim, here
Armed and Dangerous (The NRA, Militias and White Supremacists are fostering a network of right wing warriors)
Rolling Stone Magazine/November 2, 1995
By Leonard Zeskind
"The second amendment ain't about duck hunting," Larry Pratt began. The crowd of 150 neo-Nazis and self-described Christian patriots laughed. Looking like a slightly rumpled accountant, Pratt, the executive director of the Washington, D.C., organization should be able to own the military assault weapon of his choice - and form a militia to back up his rights. It was October 1992, and the men - and they were all men - had traveled thousands of miles from more than 14 states, sometimes sleeping in their cars, to Estes Park, Colo., a resort town two hours from Denver, at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Some of those who attended had already been to jail for their cause, and others were prepared to go. Although many of the participants had met before, this gathering was different. This meeting marked the birth of the modern militia movement that would tie well-armed radicals to gun advocates in a right-wing national network. *Sparked by the siege of Randy Weaver's cabin in the Idaho mountains two months earlier, the three-day strategy session was organized by Pete Peters, a dark-haired man with close-set eyes and a mustache who pastors to members of a fringe religious group called Identity. Identity doctrine contends that Northern Europeans are racial descendants of the biblical Hebrews; that our government is in the hands of satanic Jews; and that black people were created before Adam and are therefore less than human. Identity believers have begun to stockpile weapons, food and supplies in preparation for Armageddon, which they think will be a race war in the United States. "The anti-Christ Jews [in the media and government]…have a religious conviction that it is wrong for us to own and possess weapons," Peters once wrote in an Identity newsletter. * Weaver, an Identity adherent and sometimes visitor to the white supremacist group Aryan nations, had been wanted for failure to appear at trial on charges of selling two sawed-off shotguns to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent. When federal marshals tried to arrest Weaver, a gunfight led to an 11-day siege that resulted in the death of federal marshal William Degan, and Weaver's son Samual and wife, Vicki, who was killed by an FBI sharpshooter's bullet. Their worst suspicions of the government confirmed, the men who answered Peter's call encamped at Estes Park's biggest meeting hall, the YMCA, to figure out what to do next. * Outside the Y, a couple of plainclothes police officers kept watch. Inside, Pratt stood at the podium and peered out from behind his glasses. He confessed to the crowd of gun lovers that he wasn't a particularly good shot or an enthusiastic hunter. "I bought my first gun in 1968, during the riots in Washington, D.C." that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he said. At the time all he could buy was a shotgun. "If they'd had that assault rifle, so-called, for sale, and I'd seen that big old magazine there at the time, that's exactly what I would have bought.
"I wasn't thinking about hunting," Pratt continued. "I've very seldom ever gone hunting."
Guns were Pratt's focus, but they weren't the meeting's only topic. The audience listened to speakers who mixed calls for "Christian resistance" with warnings of concentration camps for "patriots." The men gathered in committees that issued reports with conclusions like, "Vigilante action is scriptural." Richard Butler, the aging chief of Aryan Nations, in Idaho's north woods, told the group, "I have to confess to you, I am a bigot."
"I am a 100 percent bigot," he added for emphasis.
Others who spoke were unknown outside the meeting hall that crisp fall weekend but would soon become important leaders of a re-energized militia movement - like John Trochmann, who founded the Montana Militia. In 1992, the bearded Montana was just a disgruntled former hanger-on at the Aryan Nations. He has since testified before a Senate committee and now draws reporters to the tiny hamlet of Noxon, Mont., like a snake-oil salesman attracting rheumatics to his wagon.
Peters warned the men coming to Estes Park: "I said, 'Now, I want you to understand what can happen to you speaking in my meetings. You know I'm labeled a white supremacist…I just don't want people to come in unaware."
Louis Beam, a Texas Klansman before becoming a leader of Aryan Nations was there, and so was his attorney, Kirk Lyons. Lyons appealed to the men at Estes Park for money, based on their common Identity beliefs: "We've got to make sure of this, gentlemen. We have got to make sure that we, as Christian Israelites, are represented" in regard to the Weaver case.
Lyons wanted money for his organization, CAUSE. To the media he described it as a constitutional-rights organization like the American Civil Liberties Union. But to the initiated he spelled out his white peoples' crusade a bit differently: "CAUSE stands for Canada, Australia, United States, South Africa and Europe, wherever the kindred people are found." Lyon knew his movement needed a change of direction, and the Weaver incident was its chance. "This is the fight of the decade," Lyons told the gathering. "This is the crucible. This is the turning poing."
Chris Temple, who is now a correspondent for an Identitiy newspaper, Jubilee, and was an organizer for Bo Gritz's failed 1992 presidential campaign on the far-right Populist Party ticket, agreed that the diverse gathering had reached a crisis, and he mapped out a new strategy.
"All of us in our groups…could not have done in the next 20 years what the federal government did for our cause in 11 days in Naples, Idaho." Temple said. "What we need to do is to not let this die and go away." Temple argued that white supremacists should bury their differences with others on the far right and build a unified single-issue movement to oppose the federal government.
Hutaree militia members ordered locked up - 54 minutes ago
BY DAVID ASHENFELTER A federal magistrate judge today locked up eight members of a Lenawee County militia group pending trial on charges that they conspired ...
Posted: 1:45 p.m. April 2, 2010
8 Hutaree militia members ordered locked up
BY DAVID ASHENFELTER
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate judge today locked up eight members of a Lenawee County militia group pending trial on charges that they conspired to overthrow the U.S. government.
“It is difficult to underestimate the dangers inherent in the crimes charged in this case,” Magistrate Judge Donald Scheer said from his bench in the U.S. District courthouse in Detroit in ordering the seven men and one woman to remain in jail for what their lawyers said could be a two-year wait until trial.
The lawyers, who are likely to appeal Scheer’s decision, said the defendants pose no risk to the public and are not a flight risk to avoid trial.
But Scheer said they did pose a risk, adding he could find no combination of bond restrictions that would guarantee that they would appear for trial and not pose a risk to the community.
David Stone Sr., 45; his wife, Tina Stone, 44; and his son, Joshua Stone, all of Clayton; Stone’s other son, David Stone Jr., 19 of Adrian; Joshua Clough, 28 of Blissfield; Michael Meeks, 40 of Manchester; Kristopher Sickles, 27 of Sandusky, Ohio; and Jacob Ward, 33 of Huron, Ohio. A ninth defendant, Thomas Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Ind., was arrested there and is awaiting transfer to Michigan for trial.
A grand jury indictment says the defendants, led by David Stone Sr., belonged to the Hutaree, a Christian militia, and planned to attack local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Prosecutors said they held training exercises and exploded bombs to prepare for battle.
The indictment said they planned to kill a police officer and attack members of the officer’s funeral procession.
The defendants pleaded not guilty and their lawyers disputed the charges during a two-day detention hearing Wednesday and Thursday. The lawyers told Scheer the defendants voiced unfavorable views of the government, but never a
UNITED NATIONS: Haitian President Rene Preval has given his backing to the creation of a UN “red helmet” humanitarian rapid reaction force which could swing into action within hours of natural disasters.
In a speech before an donors conference at the UN headquarters on Wednesday to pledge help for his quake-hit nation, Preval argued there was a “need for creating a humanitarian intervention force under the auspices of the UN to coordinate response to disasters, which are bound to occur.”
Along with the January 12 quake that left over 220,000 people dead, Preval said recent major natural disasters such as the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean and 2008’s Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmar highlighted the need for rapid intervention to save the maximum numbers of lives.
Preval was backed in his call by former French minister Nicole Guedj, who founded the “Red Helmet Foundation,” to lobby for the humanitarian force.
Guedj told AFP the aim for pushing the concept involves a vote of the UN General Assembly on establishing such a force.
Having the 192 member states decide the issue would provide them “indisputable legitimacy,” said Guedj.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called the goal “a good project that deserves study and reflection,”she added.
Wednesday’s conference ended with some 50 international donors making 9.9-billion-dollars in pledges in a bid to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake. afp
May be a difficult viewing. Very important that everyone is familiar with what is really happening in our names. Please repost. Host group showings. Leave copies on public transit. Be creative. Your future thanks you. Imagine peace. In our time.
May be a difficult viewing.
Very important that everyone is familiar with what is really happening in our names.
Please repost. Host group showings. Leave copies on public transit. Be creative. Your future thanks you.
Imagine peace. In our time.