Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK

The plans could wreak havoc with the education of thousands of children, experts told VICE World News. Radical anti-vaxxers in the UK are pulling their kids out of mainstream education and mobilising to set up their own schools instead, founded on militant sovereign citizen ideology they mistakenly believe exempts them from British law. Those behind the initiativeContinue reading “Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK”

‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report

On Thursday, WBZ News reported that anti-vaccine protesters forced a meeting of the New Hampshire Executive Council at Saint Anselm College to be canceled. “The council was set to discuss federal funding and vaccination efforts around the state, but anti-vaccine protesters argued that New Hampshire was giving up their sovereignty by doing so,” said the report. “SomeContinue reading “‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report”

Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn

Opposition to public health measures vaults Freemen-on-the-land ideology into public eye The anti-vaccine movement in Canada is becoming increasingly radicalized thanks to a bizarre legal theory spreading through its ranks, according to multiple experts. Last week, protesters entered a school in Salmon Arm, B.C., to “serve” school officials with what lawyers say are bogus legal documents. The documents areContinue reading “Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn”

Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital

Benjamin Glynn called the charges against him in Singapore “disgusting.” The trial of a British expat in Singapore who provoked national outrage for repeatedly refusing to wear protective face masks in the tightly-controlled city state opened on Thursday with a tense hearing in which he called the charges “preposterous” and “disgusting.” Benjamin Glynn made headlinesContinue reading “Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital”

11 arrested as standoff involving group of armed men on I-95 in Massachusetts comes to end

Shelter in place lifted in surrounding communities A shelter-in-place order for two Massachusetts communities has been lifted after a standoff between law enforcement and a group of armed individuals on Interstate 95 came to an end with 11 men in custody, according to authorities. The standoff, which lasted for nearly 9 hours Saturday morning, causedContinue reading “11 arrested as standoff involving group of armed men on I-95 in Massachusetts comes to end”

Tens of thousands march against far-right in France

Tens of thousands of people across France on Saturday marched against “attacks on freedoms” and what organisers said was a growing influence of far-right ideas ahead of next year’s presidential elections. Members of more than 100 left-leaning organisations participated in the “Liberty March” in cities and towns across the country. The protests were the firstContinue reading “Tens of thousands march against far-right in France”

St. Paul ‘sovereign citizen’ records himself stealing vaccines from workers

A 32-year-old St. Paul man has posted multiple Facebook videos of himself stealing Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines by pretending he wants to get vaccinated and walking out with the vials. Thomas E. Humphrey said on the videos he’s a member of the sovereign citizen movement, which is an anti-government extremist group thatContinue reading “St. Paul ‘sovereign citizen’ records himself stealing vaccines from workers”

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