Air Date: 10–16-2020
Today we take a look at the history and origins of the American militia movement right up to the recent plot to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, the likelihood of more violence and the high probability that they will show up at polling places on Election Day.
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Just months after President Trump tweeted for his supporters to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" the FBI has foiled an alleged plot to kidnap and take hostage Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer.
A group of men plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan met in Dublin.
Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, and Daryl Johnson, owner of DT Analytics and former senior analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, discuss the implications for the upcoming election.
America's favorite political game show that uses the Blindspot feature of Ground News to test contestants' political blindspots and media literacy.
Mary McCord, a law professor at Georgetown University & legal director at the school's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and an expert on unlawful militias that manage to be part of the political landscape while somehow escaping media.
This theory has become mainstream.
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Armed vigilantes and militia groups are showing up to Black Lives Matter protests across the country.
Robert Evans explains what we need to do to avoid a second Civil War
Belew explains white supremacy is a cultural, social and political problem not just the pathology of a small number of people, what "white power" means, and how white supremacist and other right-wing foot soldiers preparing for various forms of "race war"
Donald Trump told his followers to "liberate Michigan". They answered by attempting to kidnap Governor Whitmer.
Ch. 12: In response to Craig's progressive myth and identity politics - Alex
Ch. 13: VOTE on what you know about, VoicedMails™ - Stacy from San Francisco Bay Area
Ch. 14: Final comments on the interesting wrinkle of two Trump-haters being involved in the kidnapping plot
6 Steps to Save the Vote via RepresentUs
Protect the Results via Indivisible, Stand Up America & more
Count On Us via Sunrise Movement
10 Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup (Waging Nonviolence)
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The Election That Could Break America (The Atlantic)
Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État? (The Nation)
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
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- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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