Videos & Social Media Posts with Analysis of the Far Right
Recently, the Montana Human Rights Network has posted some videos to social media featuring analysis of the Far Right. We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss them. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss these types of videos in the future!
MHRN Facebook: “People’s Rights” Seeks to Create Uber-Like Militias
Posted August 12, 2020
Last week we shared a two-part series of articles by the Havre Daily News about a local chapter of Ammon Bundy’s “People’s Rights” group. This video clip features the Montana coordinator for People’s Rights, Nick Ramlow, talking about how the group wants to create an “Uber-like” militia response system that can be mobilized at any time.
Ramlow frames it as a defensive effort. However, it’s important to remember that the Bundys claim their armed standoffs with federal agencies in both Nevada and Oregon were defensive in nature after they created and provoked the situations. While those standoffs targeted federal land managers, Ramlow makes it clear during this militia-based podcast that the targets now will be local officials trying to stop the spread of the pandemic.
As People’s Rights shows up in more and more communities, we need to remember that inclusive democracy doesn’t happen at the end of a gun barrel. The Bundy Way isn’t the Montana Way, and we don’t want the next Bundy-inspired armed standoff happening in one of our communities.
You can read more about Ramlow at https://mhrn.org/2020/05/01/bukacek-ramlow/
MHRN Facebook: How Militias are Exploiting the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Rallies
Posted July 21, 2020
Wondering how militias are using the pandemic as a recruiting opportunity? Confused as to why they’ve showed up at Black Lives Matter protests? MHRN’s Travis McAdam breaks down these topics in this video.
MHRN Facebook: The Racist Roots of the Militia Movement
Posted July 20, 2020
With paramilitary militia groups trying to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic and showing up at public events, MHRN thinks it’s important that we remember from where the militia movement came. In this video clip. MHRN’s Travis McAdam discusses how the movement was created as a vehicle to mainstream white nationalism.