Holy Warriors

IC Magazine and High Country News coverage of anti-Indian organizations like CERA and its allies in the Tea Party exposes white supremacy ideology and infrastructure within the anti-Indian movement in the United States.

The driving force of the anti-Indian movement in the United States is Christian Identity doctrine, the core belief of Christian Patriots, otherwise known as the militias. Two Christian Patriots committed mass murder in Oklahoma City; seven more were convicted on explosives charges in Seattle. The Militia of Montana and Aryan Nations in Idaho are the best-known examples of holy warriors challenging the authority of state and federal courts to try them for treason and other crimes. CERA is their bedfellow.

My case study Anti-Indian Movement on the Salish Sea–published by CWIS in January, examines them as well as other players like the Tea Party that abet Corporate Crimes.

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Coming Soon

Due to technological changes, the links to 1995-2005 special reports by Paul de Armond are temporarily unavailable. We are making arrangements to house Paul’s papers, files and reports with a think tank that has an online library and documentation center.

History and Industry

I sent this message today to the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle:
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In the 1990s, the Seattle-based Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment organized human rights groups in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to oppose the violent racism of the property rights militias. In 1997, seven militia members were convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle, for making bombs to murder environmental and treaty rights activists.
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Part of this story was covered by Jane Kramer at The New Yorker, but the back story of how this tragedy happened reveals that it was funded by the real estate development industry. That back story is told in Wise Use in Northern Puget Sound by Paul de Armond, which is available at Bellingham Public Library, and soon as a Google doc.
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From 2013-2017, Wise Use terrorism in Whatcom County–directed at the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians–was organized by Tea Party-led PACS, funded by the Cherry Point coal export consortium, which included BNSF Railway. This story is currently available online as a six-part special report Anti-Indian Movement on the Salish Sea by the Center for World Indigenous Studies in Olympia.

Sins of Commission

The mainstream media cover-up of corporate crime, which includes funding racist terrorism, is a scandal that only citizen journalists cover. Even public radio and television ignore this crime against humanity, that might taint their perceived purity as beneficiaries of corporate underwriting.

In the six-part series The Politics of Resentment, the Anti-Indian Movement in the US is revealed to be a corporate-sponsored betrayal of American values.

Rising Fascist Stars

As reported in this March 2017 expose by Sandy Robson, the Whatcom Tea Party changed its name to Common Threads Northwest. That marketing move mirrors the November 2017 deceptive campaign mailer sent out by Whatcom Republican candidates claiming to be non-partisan.

In the March story, Robson reveals two new players in Whatcom politics–the husband and wife team of James and Laura McKinney–who assumed key positions in the Anti-Indian, Tea Party network: James as Executive Director of Common Threads Northwest, and Laura as Director of Operations and Communications for the Whatcom Business Alliance–an advocacy organization in support of fossil fuel export at Cherry Point.

James McKinney is known for comparing environmentalists to communists. Laura was elected to the Blaine School Board in November 2017.

This is how the Tea Party became a powerhouse. They run candidates for school board, which makes their name familiar, then run them for state and county offices.
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It’s an apprenticeship program, that trains Christian Right candidates to avoid exposure.
Allied with real estate developers–that spend a lot of advertising money in local media–they essentially get a free ride for their racism.