Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon

St. Clair, Jeffrey; Ridgeway, James

Publisher:  Counterpunch
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.

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