An Oregon Standoff and The Rise of Anti-Government Militias

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In rural Oregon, a group of armed protesters has been holed up at a wildlife refuge for four days now. They call themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. They say they’re fighting federal government tyranny, and they’re part of a dramatic trend. The number of anti-government militia groups in this country has increased 37 percent in the past year, according to a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Credits

Guest:
Phil Brick - Whitman College

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher