Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Just before Christmas it was revealed that Federal Government had devised a strategy of home raids to break up hundreds of migrant families and now the initial operations have begun, yet despite the fact that Donald Trump may be taking credit for the idea, he didn’t authorize the plan; Barack Obama did.  Joining me today to talk all about how America’s anti-immigrant hysteria has hit an unprecedented new low is David Dayen a contributing writer to Salon who wrote all about how this harsh and previously rare deportation tactic is putting people in real danger.  You can also follow David on twitter.

For the past five days, a militia organized by Ammon Bundy have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in an effort to protest what they see as a government overreach of public land.  But why the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge?  According to my guest, Nancy Langston, this isn’t the first time there has been conflict with ranchers in the region.  She joins us today to discuss that history and the threats that ranchers have felt in the past over Federal involvement at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  You can also follow Nancy on twitter.

One only has to turn on the news for few minutes these days to see that US has a growing problem with domestic extremism, and according to a new report released by the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, more people were killed by domestic extremists in 2015 than in the prior two years combined.  Furthermore, last year was the deadliest single year for such violence since 1995, when a federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed by men with ties to the U.S. militia movement.  Joining me today to talk all about the report and its findings is Mark Pitcavage, the Senior Research Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism and the creator of the Militia Watchdog website and the Director of Fact Finding for the ADL.  You can also follow Mark on twitter

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