Thursday, August 13, 2009

Right-wing US militias on the rise

Morning Star Online, Wednesday 12 August 2009

A leading US civil rights group has released a report which warns that right-wing militias are mushrooming across the country.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) said that it had identified at least 50 new armed militias in the last few months.

The SPLC suggested that the market meltdown and the election of a centre-left administration led by an African-American president had spurred right-wing extremism and an increase in hate crime.

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