Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Ridgeway, Jameshttp://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/05/showdown-in-the-malheur-marshes-the-origins-of-the-armed-occupation-in-burns-oregon/
Date Written: 05/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18576
During the spring of 1995, shortly after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, James Ridgeway and I spent a couple of weeks traveling across the West for a series of stories in the Village Voice that chronicled the rise of militant new rightwing movements of militias, white supremacists, Christian Identity sects and anti-government groups, including a profile of central Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond, now at the centre of the armed seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns.