January 9, 2018
Anti-Indian Movement republished featuring six-part special report by Jay Taber.
October 8, 2017
Images from the Situationist Art Collective (2014-2016) preserved at SI2.
August 31, 2017
Opposing Tribal Property Rights published at IC Magazine.
August 14, 2017
Citizen investigative journalists Sandy Robson and Dena Jensen receive 2017 Environmental Heroes award from RE Sources.
July 27, 2017
Avaaz network profile exposed by WKOG.
November 15, 2016
WKOG podcast Deconstructing the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, episode two.
November 7, 2016
Public Good Archives goes online, replacing the Public Good Project website.
November 2, 2016
WKOG podcast Deconstructing the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, episode one.
October 27, 2016
Examining Christian Identity
Melissa Farley reports on institutional and cultural challenges to abolishing sex slavery and human trafficking.
August 18, 2016
Rudolph C. Ryser discusses Native Vulnerabilities and Native Leadership.
July 6, 2016
INSiGHT Journal–the art of media, communication and consciousness
June 18, 2016
Public Good communications director Jay Taber begins writing at Medium.
June 7, 2016
Bruce Wilson reports on Donald Trump’s close, working relationship with the white nationalist American Freedom Party.
May 21, 2016
Cherry Point to March Point: Deriving an Estimate of the Situation by Jay Taber published at Salish Sea Maritime.
May 18, 2016
Breaking Free: A New Age Ghost Dance by Jay Taber published at Northwest Citizen.
Unjust Transition by Jay Taber published at Salish Sea Maritime.
Corresponding op-ed published on pg. 5 at Cascadia Weekly.
May 15, 2016
Breaking Free by Jay Taber published at Salish Sea Maritime.
May 13, 2016
Lummi Nation Wins Opening Battle by Jay Taber published at Salish Sea Maritime.
May 6, 2016
May 4, 2016
Axis of Evil by Jay Taber published at WKOG.
April 29, 2016
The Collaborators: Things Are Never What They Seem by Jay Taber published at Wrong Kind of Green.
April 28, 2016
R2P: The Theatre of Catastrophe by Jay Taber published at WKOG.
April 27, 2016
False Hope: The Core Strategy of 350 by Jay Taber published at WKOG.
April 25, 2016
Hijacking the Environmental Movement: Just Say No to 350 by Jay Taber published at Wrong Kind of Green.
April 22, 2016
Global Research News Hour host Michael Welch interviews Cory Morningstar about The Non-Profit Industrial Complex, and the Co-opting of the NGO Environmental Movement.
April 19, 2016
White Power on the Salish Sea: The Fossil Fuel Export War, a condensed version of Netwar at Cherry Point, published at Salish Sea Maritime.
Jay Taber and Sandy Robson fact-check SSA Marine’s psywar against Lummi Nation in comments on Gateway Pacific Terminal story at Indian Country Today.
April 15, 2016
Promoting Interracial Discord, a synopsis of the special report Netwar at Cherry Point, published at Public Good Project.
April 13, 2016
Prepared to Lead, a history of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, published at Salish Sea Maritime.
April 3, 2016
Resistance Radio host Derrick Jensen interviews Cory Morningstar for the Progressive Radio Network about the non-profit industrial complex.
April 1, 2016
Netwar at Cherry Point, a Special Report about White Power on the Salish Sea by Jay Taber, published at Wrong Kind of Green.
March 23, 2016
Fourth World under the Nuclear Cloud, installment one of four–by Rudolph C. Ryser, Yvonne Sherwood and Janna Lafferty published at IC Magazine.
March 17, 2016
Investigative journalist Sandra Robson calls for House Committee on Ethics investigation into Congressman Ryan Zinke for intentionally misrepresenting facts to the Inspector General for the benefit of financial interests in the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, including contributors to his election campaign.
March 15, 2016
The UK article Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex (see section titled Intervention Digital Marketing) quotes from and links to Jay Taber’s op-ed The Purpose of Avaaz: Crimes Against Humanity published December 21, 2015 at Wrong kind of Green.
March 12, 2016
Sandy Robson is named the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalist of the year.
March 6, 2016
Anti-Indian Movement reader published at Public Good Project.
March 3, 2016
In Forwarding racism, Dena Jensen reports on Northwest Jobs Alliance and Straight Talk hate talk.
February 16, 2016
Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism award-winners announced.
February 7, 2016
Pathways to Spectacle: Consumerism as “Activism” published at WKOG.
February 4, 2016
The Holy Spirit by Jay Taber published at Wrong Kind of Green.
January 31, 2016
Construction of a Situation published at WKOG.
January 22, 2016
Heart of Darkness published at Wrong Kind of Green.
January 15, 2016
The Reign of the Internet by Jay Taber published at CounterPunch.
December 31, 2015
2015 Public Good Correspondent Awards announced.
December 28, 2015
Imperial Social Media: Avaaz and the Arms Merchants published at WKOG.
December 28, 2015
Northwest Jobs Alliance: Organized Racism by Organized Labor published at IC.
December 23, 2015
The Nihilists published at Wrong Kind of Green.
December 22, 2015
New World Order–Same Old Crimes published at CounterPunch.
December 7, 2015
Breakthrough Boondoggle published at Wrong Kind of Green.
December 5, 2015
Missionaries of the New Economy published at Wrong Kind of Green.
December 3, 2015
Showtime in Paris by the Situationist Art Collective.
December 2, 2015
New! From Cop21 by the Situationist Art Collective.
November 29, 2015
Paris Climate 2015 by the Situationist Art Collective.
November 24, 2015
Creating Failed States–Next Up: Burundi published at WKOG.
November 24, 2015
The Whistleblower edition from Tax Justice Network.
November 12, 2015
KXL Rejection: Hype, Not Hope by Jay Taber published at CounterPunch.
November 4, 2015
Public Good Indiegogo fundraising campaign ends.
October 9, 2015
Sandy Robson exposes Wise Use/Anti-Indian netwar by SSA Marine in Coal’s Dark Alliance Defames Lummi Nation.
September 22, 2015
Dependence Limits Strategy by Jay Taber included in Fourth World Journal, Summer 2015.
September 22, 2015
Wise Use Terrorism: Craig Cole’s Anti-Indian Campaign published at IC Magazine.
September 14, 2015
Dena Jensen examines the counterfeit psychological warfare waged by SSA Marine against Lummi Nation, and by extension, against the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.
September 10, 2015
Charles Tanner Jr examines the Christian Patriot revolutionary war against Montana Indian tribes.
August 20, 2015
That Day is No More by Sandy Robson published at IC Magazine.
July 27, 2015
Crowing Jesus: Four Square Gospel vs A Sacred Trust published at IC Magazine.
May 15, 2015
Crude Awakening Bomb Train Timeline poster free download available online.
May 14, 2015
As reported by Ashley Ahearn, tribal leaders from Washington, Montana and British Columbia gathered May 14 in Seattle to draw attention to the battle between the region’s tribes, and the coal and oil exporters whose plans threaten treaty fishing areas.
April 20, 2015
Tea Party/CERA opposition to treaty-reserved water rights, and to a compact between Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is the subject of a new report by the Montana Human Rights Network.
April 10, 2015
IC Magazine publishes Railroading Racism: Warren Buffett vs Northwest Indians.
April 9, 2015
Dissident Voice examines the Seven Steps of Highly Effective Manipulators–Avaaz, Purpose, and the New York Times.
March 26, 2015
Public Good press release rebukes racism funded by coal export consortium behind Gateway Pacific Terminal.
March 17, 2015
An abridged version of A Sovereign Nation Stands Tall, by Sandy Robson, appears at IC Magazine.
March 12, 2015
The Wrong Kind of Green Daily makes its debut headlining The 2 Degree Death Dance – The 1 Degree Cover-up.
March 2, 2015
February 24, 2015
Social Capitalists: Wall Street’s Progressive Partners by Jay Taber published at IC Magazine.
February 21, 2015
In A Sovereign Nation Stands Tall, Sandy Robson examines organized anti-Indian racism in media and GPT attacks on Lummi Nation.
February 11, 2015
SFsthetik covers Avaaz: the World’s Most Powerful NGO at A Culture of Imbeciles.
January 24, 2015
Commentary by Sandy Robson at Coal Stop examines SSA Marine’s Attack on Cherry Point.
January 23, 2015
Public Good Correspondent Awards for 2014 announced.
January 22, 2015
Jay Taber’s commentary Communication: the Invisible Environment picked up by SFsthetik.
January 17, 2015
MLK remembrance day panel discussion on citizen journalism, taking place at Whatcom Community College, discusses bogus libel threat by Gateway Pacific Terminal mouthpiece Craig Cole against Whatcom Watch community newspaper.
January 16, 2015
SFsthetik posts Jay Taber’s op-ed on the Illogic of the Climateers.
January 13, 2015
SFsthetik journal of art and culture features series by Cory Morningstar on the state of the super infrastructure of the global “Non-Profit Industrial Complex”.
December 29, 2014
IC Magazine and the Center for World Indigenous Studies form journalistic alliance.
December 3, 2014
Two new posters at Public Good highlight the organized racism of fossil fuel export on the Salish Sea.
October 2, 2014
Nature Bats Last radio interviews Cory Morningstar.
October 1, 2014
Jay Taber and Rudolph C. Ryser featured in People Land Truth 2014 at IC Magazine.
September 24, 2014
September 19, 2014
350: Agent Saboteur by Cory Morningstar published at CounterPunch.
Shining a Light, an interview with Jay Taber by Cory Morningstar, published at Shift magazine.
September 12, 2014
Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse by Cory Morningstar published at CounterPunch.
September 5, 2014
A Thinking Person’s Nightmare by Cory Morningstar and
Imperial Civil Society by Jay Taber published at CounterPunch.
September 4, 2014
A Culture of Imbeciles, a clearinghouse on NGO pied pipers, goes online.
August 23, 2014
John Schertow interviews Rudolph C. Ryser for IC Magazine.
August 18, 2014
In Treaty Rights and Totem Poles, Amber Cortes reports on the unified front of tribes and allies against Big Coal and Big Oil that Lummi schelangen (way of life) represents.
July 30, 2014
Netwar in the Big Apple by Jay Taber published at Counterpunch.
July 22, 2014
John Ahni Schertow, IC Magazine editor & publisher, is interviewed by Tracy Barnett at Truthout.
July 18, 2014
Bruce Wilson launches CARE, Center Against Religious Extremism.
June 27, 2014
The Bellingham Herald, after a five month cover-up, finally breaks the story of Cole Gate.
June 27, 2014
Sandra Robson, writing at NWCitizen, notes the sins of omission committed by Cascadia Weekly editor Tim Johnson that muddied the waters on the Whatcom Watch Craig Cole affair.
June 9, 2014
Erin Stalnaker, labor scholar and member of the 2008 RNC welcoming committee, joins Public Good as a correspondent.
June 4, 2014
IC Magazine announces new board of directors.
May 22, 2014
The Harvey Milk stamp was issued today by the U.S. Postal Service.
April 22, 2014
Shooting the Messenger looks at violence against environmentalists and journalists.
April 4, 2014
A Mandate from God published in IC Magazine.
April 3, 2014
In her article at Whatcom Watch, Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson exposes Christian Patriots in the Washington State Legislature.
March 28, 2014
Indian Country Today Media Network profiles CERA, including quotes from Dave Lundgren, Jay Taber, Chuck Tanner and Dean Chavers.
March 11, 2014
Cascadia Weekly notes the corruption endemic in Whatcom County government vis-a-vis Gateway Pacific Terminal.
March 10, 2014
Tea Party leader Kris Halterman defends CERA and Cole v Whatcom Watch.
March 5, 2014
Cascadia Weekly editor Tim Johnson continues his distortion of the Cole v Whatcom Watch scandal, minimalizing Cole’s threats and trivializing the issue of Freedom of the Press.
March 2, 2014
Responding to SSA spokesman Cole’s threat of lawsuit, Whatcom Watch editor Richard Jehn resigns in fear.
February 25, 2014
NW Citizen posts Relevant Documents to Libel Threat by SSA Marine public relations consultant Craig Cole.
February 23, 2014
IC Magazine article Coalgate: The Gateway Pacific Terminal Scandal reveals the insidious relationship between Wall Street, the Tea Party and white supremacy in the Pacific Northwest.
February 22, 2014
IC Magazine issues press release on Gateway Pacific Terminal consultant Craig Cole’s attempt to silence investigative journalists at two publications exposing misbehavior by himself and his employer, SSA Marine.
February 21, 2014
Cascadia Weekly editor Tim Johnson launches campaign in support of Craig Cole on Facebook, causing some to question if he, too, was threatened or bribed by Cole. At the very least, Johnson ought to reveal the amount of advertising money Cascadia Weekly has received from Gateway Pacific Terminal.
February 19, 2014
NW Citizen exposes scheme by SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals consultant Craig Cole to intimidate journalist Sandra Robson and editor Richard Jehn at Whatcom Watch.
February 14, 2014
In The Politics of Land and Bigotry, IC Magazine contextualizes the threatening behavior by the Wall Street/Tea Party convergence over Gateway Pacific Terminal, exposed in the January 5 article at Whatcom Watch and in the February 8 editorial at IC Magazine about SSA Marine consultant Craig Cole.
February 8, 2014
IC Magazine exposes SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals consultant Craig Cole libel threat against journalists Sandra Robson and Jay Taber.
February 5, 2014
Citing the January 5 Whatcom Watch expose of SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminal’s apparently anti-Indian strategy, PIT political consultant Craig Cole threatened the publication with libel, despite a well-documented anti-Indian agenda by the consortium behind the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. In his letter, Cole libels Whatcom Watch contributor and Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson, as well as attacks IC Magazine columnist and Public Good director Jay Taber.
January 8, 2014
Public Good has a new website!
Many thanks to our web designer Mark Gould at Photosynthesis Studio in San Francisco, and a high five to long-time friend of Public Good Project, Eric Ward in New York City, whose generous support helped keep Public Good looking good.
January 5, 2014
In What Would Corporations Do? Native American Rights and the Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Watch contributor and Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson asks if the hiring of anti-Indian racists by SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals to run its public relations campaign against the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians constitutes a strategy to win approval for its proposal by mobilizing anti-tribal resentment.
January 3, 2014
John Ahniwanika Schertow, editor and publisher of Intercontinental Cry Magazine and Public Good correspondent, joined Global Research News Hour host Michael Welch to talk about media neglect of indigenous peoples generally, and the hope for their resilient, self-reliant movement for indigenous nation liberation specifically. Listen in.
December 3, 2013
In an article on the WTO, Popular Resistance News published a July 2009 David Solnit Interview with Paul de Armond, author of Black Flag Over Seattle.
October 11, 2013
Wall Street v. Coast Salish: Cherry Point Conflict Enters Electoral Arena published at IC Magazine.
Sandy Robson’s article How Property Rights Can Become Property Wrongs published by Whatcom Watch.
IC Magazine published Church and State by Jay Taber, a three-part series on religious hysteria in America and the spiritual warfare of Puritanical conservatism against socialism and the Indigenous Peoples Movement.
September 5, 2013
People Land Truth 2013 — a special publication of Intercontinental Cry Magazine — includes analysis, articles and editorials by Jay Taber.
July 16, 2013
Communications in Conflict — a collaboration of Public Good Project and Intercontinental Cry Magazine, under the creative direction of Wrong Kind of Green — published as an e-book.
July 5, 2013
April 29, 2013
Jay Taber’s report Tea Party Terrorists published at Intercontinental Cry Magazine.
April 26, 2013
Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights special report Take these Tribes Down cites two 1996 reports by Paul de Armond.
April 24, 2013
The Cascadia Weekly eulogy A Giant Passes Through by Tim Johnson pays tribute to the passing of former Public Good Project research director, Paul de Armond.
April 17, 2013
The Cascadia Weekly editorial A History of Violence takes note of the Tea Party/Far-Right Christian alliance to terminate tribal sovereignty in the United States, exposed by Jay Taber’s April 10 Anti-Indian Conference article at Intercontinental Cry Magazine.
Taber’s Letter to the Editor at Cascadia Weekly, Givers and Takers (Earth Day issue, pg. 4) catalyzes discussion among local churches about White Power in the Pacific Northwest, by examining connections between anti-Indian organized racism and fossil fuel industrial development.
April 12, 2013
In Understanding Their Roles, Public Good Project and Intercontinental Cry Magazine examine indigenous NGOs misfeasance and indigenous lobbyists fraud and cover-up in the UN World Indigenous Peoples Conference process.
April 10, 2013
In their exclusive news article Anti-Indian Conference, Intercontinental Cry Magazine and Public Good Project collaborate on exposing the Tea Party, Christian Patriot, white supremacist, property rights national offensive to terminate American Indian treaty rights, launched at a regional conference in Bellingham, Washington on April 6.
April 8, 2013
In The Pursuit of Justice, Intercontinental Cry Magazine and Public Good Project profile indigenous provocateur/saboteur Glenn T. Morris, and document his attack on tribal leaders at the North American Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
March 23, 2013
In Report from Sycuan, Intercontinental Cry Magazine and Public Good Project are first in world media to report on the anti-democratic manipulations by the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus and its attempt to exclude tribal government participation in producing agenda items for the Global Indigenous Peoples Conference in Norway.
Jay Taber’s essays included in People Land Truth, a special publication of Intercontinental Cry Magazine.
Jay Taber’s article Extinguishing Sovereignty published in First Nations Strategic Bulletin.
February 5, 2012
Public Good’s Jay Taber began writing a column for Intercontinental Cry, an independent journal reporting on Indigenous peoples’ struggles around the world.
January 14, 2012
In his commentary cited throughout Canadian media on the psychological warfare waged by the Government of Canada and Canadian oil companies against Canada’s First Nations, Mohawk editor and publisher John Schertow interviewed Public Good’s Jay Taber about the mechanics and perils of demonizing indigenous and other environmental activists.
January 29, 2008
Waco on Valencia — select articles, letters, stories, and reports about the demise of New College of California — published by Jay Taber. Compiled testimony about the sordid history of the San Francisco-based “spiritual community” revealed decades of governance through fear
by a pathological cabal.
August 10, 2007
Public Good’s Jay Taber began contributing a weekly column to Fourth World Eye, an online daily journal published by the Center for World
August 4, 2007
Intervention at New College of California
Research assistance provided to faculty and students attempting to democratize the small private college in San Francisco has rapidly developed into a model of investigative research applied in a netwar
environment. Responding to the July 17 request for help in contextualizing the imminent conflict between faculty and trustees, Bay Area operatives mentored activist scholars in the use of research as an organizing tool. Operating on the principle of learning by doing, operatives Alison Burek, Holly Harwood, and Jay Taber and activist Mark Gould demonstrated how
opening lines of communication via electronic mail, telephone, and word-of-mouth could be used to accelerate information-sharing in order to generate spontaneous research and education, as well as to spawn highly creative network organizing and community action.
Following a no-confidence vote in the college president by faculty and a demand for trustee resignations on July 18, college alumnus Harwood
ramped up her interactive website Stop Silence with documents and articles, while faculty member Burek launched a letter-writing campaign. On July 20, an independent alumni/ae association was formed, and online discussions started taking place on local media weblogs. On July 25,
former New College students initiated flyering at open houses for prospective students, and a Stop Silence working group was established.
By July 29, a critical mass of information from informants had accumulated for analysis to assess the most promising lines of further inquiry for assignment to a growing number of research volunteers. On July 31, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an A-1, above-the-fold headline story on the New College crisis. That evening, faculty, students, and alumni/ae publicly demanded an investigation into criminal wrongdoing by administrators and trustees. On August 2, New College president Martin Hamilton resigned.
Former investigative reporter, editor, media activist and communications advisor Mark Gould joins Public Good.
Skookum Index, an ongoing collection of seminal articles, papers, and reports on democracy, the indigenous movement, and the state of the world, brought online by Jay Taber.
Jay Taber becomes an associate scholar and forum moderator at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, the world’s premier indigenous think tank.
Fourth World Journal publishes Jay Taber’s paper Institutional Memory as Community Safeguard.
Jay Taber — Public Good’s chief operative in the Bay Area — launched the Continuity Initiative, a proposed investigative research learning center to be located in San Francisco. On the advice of the participants in the 2005 national human rights conference, the center would pass on the skills and knowledge of experienced investigative researchers by employing these
people as faculty and mentors to others who are just learning the craft, as well as provide a location to regularly connect and confer as to what the bad guys in the US are up to.
Forum for Global Exchange publishes Jay Taber’s essay The Power of Moral Sanction.
December 10, 2005
On the Border
Public Good co-sponsors national human rights conference on border militias.
Public Eye Magazine article cites Jay Taber’s 2001 report Research as Organizing Tool.
Public Good research director Paul de Armond presents report Racist Origins of Border Militias.
War of Ideas, Jay Taber’s research, interviews, and academic works on domestic political conflict in the US published.
Jay Taber begins Skookum, an online journal of the American psyche in transition.
World in Conflict , Paul de Armond’s reporting and analysis of key elements of the Global War on Terrorism
Blind Spots, Jay Taber’s expose of organized political violence in 1990s Puget Sound, published.
New College of California School of Humanities announces a new major in Activism and Social Change, a program developed in large part by Public Good’s Jay Taber.
November 16, 2002
Public Good co-sponsors Confronting War Without End national conference in conjunction with the Peace Resource Center at Western Washington University. Paul de Armond presents report In Athena’s Camp.
Public Good’s Paul de Armond produces four key reports for national media:
RAND Corporation publishes the book Networks and Netwars, including a chapter by Public Good’s Paul de Armond.
Public Good provides national media with background, stress and care
San Francisco Rent Control Conflict
Public Good operatives Paul de Armond and Jay Taber provide ParkMerced Tenants Association with research and organizing advice. Public Good white paper positions citywide tenants to win electoral battle
April 9, 1999
Right Wing Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Motives, Strategies and Movements
A guardedly pessimistic look at the adoption of weapons of mass destruction by domestic right-wing terrorists in the last two decades.
Presented by Paul de Armond at The “New Terrorism”: Does it Exist? How Real Are the Risks of Mass Casualty Attacks? in Washington, DC on April 29-30, 1999. The conference is sponsored by the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute in conjunction with the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The session description:
Panel 2: The Classic Politically-Motivated Non-State Groups
These groups are understood to have refrained from mass casualty attacks
because they would be counterproductive to the goal of extracting political
concessions from a targeted entity. But the constellation of politically
motivated groups is changing considerably. What are the salient changes from the perspective of the mass casualty question? Are the inhibitions of old likely to operate in the future?
Dennis Pluchinksy, U.S. Department of State
Paul deArmond, Public Good Project
Ehud Sprinzak, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
September 30, 1997
This collection of reports, testimony and public documents has been updated:
- Minutes of the June 5, 1997 Planning Commission public hearing
- Minutes of the July 10, 1997 Planning Commission public hearing
- Revisiting the Castle Upon the Hill — a review of Public Good’s
April 1997 report to the Bellingham Planning Commission on the WWU neighborhood plan update and the Commission’s response.
September 9, 1997
We’ve expanded the report to include much more feedback for you, our
visitors. The Top Ten list has been expanded to cover all our reports. We’ve added a nifty backlinks section. It’s like a links page turned inside
out — it provides links to sites that have links to Public Good. And we’ve
taken a look at how people have used search engines to travel to Public Good.
August 17, 1997
In late 1996, Public Good opened a preliminary investigation into land use
and planning at Western Washington University. WWU is proposing to expand into Bellingham’s densest low-income neighborhoods without any stated reason, public process or consideration of alternatives. We determined that the three way conflict between the University, the City of Bellingham and the neighbors met Public Good’s mission for conflict intervention.
This page contains links to eight documents which are part of the formal
record at Bellingham Planning Commission hearings from February to July of 1997. The hearings are expected to continue into early September, when the Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council.
July 7, 1997
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism and terrorism Public Good occasional paper #6.
The present occasion calls for some clarification of the actors and concepts involved in millenarian and right-wing terrorism. Anti-terrorism is the reduction of terrorist violence by non-violent means. Counter-terrorism is fighting terrorism as a limited form of low-intensity conflict. The two strategies are not opposed to each other, but one is the subset of the other.
June 16, 1997
Putting the Far Right into Perspective is Public Good’s newest analytic report. This web document is a redraft of a research memorandum prepared for a Japanese newspaper. We examine the relationships between the various groups on the Far Right which participate in the so-called “Patriot” movement. The report includes a schematic diagram that covers the “Patriot” right from electoral activities to terrorist warfare.
January 21, 1997
Top Ten at Public Good
The top ten most popular files at Public Good’s web site. We ran the file
access stats on the first two weeks of 1997 and posted the most active files.
#1 is Daniel Junas’
Angry White Guys with Guns the CovertAction Quarterly article published two weeks before the Oklahoma City bombing.
#10 (with a bullet!) is
“You’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you” –the FBI transcript of an undercover recording of Washington State Militia members plotting escape, murder and mayhem.
January 15, 1997
Wise Use in Northern Puget Sound has been revised as a more “web-friendly” document. This lengthy report is a comprehensive history and analysis of Wise Use from its inception to the end of 1994.
January 12, 1997
The draft transcript of one of over 150 FBI tape recordings made during the investigation of the Washington State Militia. This is a first-hand look at what was going on. Transcript, summary, and background documents are available.
The complete text of the federal indictment of the Whatcom County and Seattle Christian Patriots on charges of conspiracy, explosives and firearms charges.
A partial transcript of the August 1, 1996 bail hearing in U.S. District
Court shows some of the information regarding the alleged risk of flight and potential danger to the community, as presented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Dorhmann. Includes some background information and notes by Public Good research director, Paul de Armond.
The rise of the militias in Whatcom County has been a long process. This
Public Good Report examines the Citizens for Liberty meeting at which John Pitner and others asked Whatcom County Sheriff Dale Brandland for
his position on their activities.
On Saturday, July 27, eight men associated with the militia movement were arrested while attending a class on bomb-making in Bellingham. This chronology gives an overview of the past two years.
Public Good uncovered documents linking the Fortuna Alliance of Bellingham with the Christian Patriot movement. An article in the
Albion Monitor is the result of a six-month investigation. Although the
Federal Trade Commission shut Fortuna down in May, debate still rages: was The Fortuna Alliance a revolutionary New Age business — or a multi-million dollar Internet con game?
May 30, 1996
The largest law enforcement action against fraud on the Internet came down on May 29, 1996. Public Good uncovered legal papers linking Fortuna to the so-called Freemen or Constitutionalist movement. View these documents in our archive.
We explore the connection between the Wise Use Movement and the Militias in the Pacific Northwest. Clear historical parallels exist between these modern day apocalyptic conspiracy theorists and militant heretics of the Middle Ages in Europe.
The underlying beliefs of the Christian Patriots, Freemen and Militias.
Janet Bielhl’s report on the cross-over between extreme libertarians and the white supremacist militia movement. Sometimes refered to as a “right woos left” phenomenon or a “red-brown” alliance, the convergence
between libertarianism and militias is shown in a new light in this report from Green Perspectives, A Social Ecology Publication, Number 37, April
March 8, 1996
PGP research director Paul de Armond and administrative director Jay Taber participate in The Politics of Land & Bigotry conference at Day Break Star Center.
September 25, 1995
NEW in Public Good Reports:
by Ralph Maughan and Douglas Nilson, Idaho State University Dept. of
This paper examines the Wise Use movement as to whether it represents a new political phenomenon or simply a recurrence of reactionary Western land revolts such as the Sagebrush Rebellion of the late 1970s and early 80s. We conclude that the Wise Use Movement is a desperate effort to defend the hegemony of the cultural and economic values of the agricultural and extractive industries of the rural West. It differs from past such movements in its level of desperation and in a first effort to win allies in other parts of the region and nation.
September 10, 1995
3 new articles in Public Good Reports:
from The Blue Mountain Working Group — November, 1994
This statement is meant to spark discussion of how best to defend democracy and pluralism in light of the continued victories of secular, religious, and corporate right-wing forces that employ scapegoating and
…We see the current general right-wing backlash as one of the
most significant political developments of the decade, combining well-funded national institutions with highly-motivated grass-roots activists. To effectively counter this movement, we believe it is essential to understand the specific and complicated components of the political right wing across its many forms, and the often conflicting and competing aspects of right-wing theory and practice.
A statement and press release from the Blue Mountain Group Steering
Committee — November 17, 1994
A group of twenty-one organizers and researchers active in
challenging right-wing campaigns across the country have issued a “Call to Defend Democracy and Pluralism.” The call was released just days after the political and religious right celebrated their victories in electoral contests across the country, which will be one topic of discussion at a strategy meeting attended by many of the signers starting today at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in upstate New York.
While highly critical of the polarizing tactics of right-wing
leaders, the activists urge their supporters to “refrain from using the same polarizing techniques of scapegoating, demonization, and demagoguery that have been so successful for the anti-democratic right.” The activists pledged to “respect diversity while defending democracy,” and conceded
that “many of the individual grassroots activists being mobilized by the leadership of the anti-democratic right are sincere and honest people with real fears concerning jobs, family, schools, and personal safety. They are not our enemies, they are our neighbors and potentially our allies.”
By Tom Burghardt, Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.
(c) 1995 BACORR
“Utilizing the Leaderless Resistance concept, all individuals and groups operate independently of each other, and never report to a central headquarters or single leader for direction or instruction…participants in a program of Leaderless Resistance through Phantom Cell or individual action must know exactly what they are doing, AND EXACTLY
HOW TO DO IT.”
— Louis Beam, Leaderless Resistance;
SAN FRANCISCO (April 23) The political context for the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, can be deciphered through a careful reading of key Christian Patriot texts. The bombing is almost a textbook case of what Aryan Nations/KKK leader, Louis Beam has termed “leaderless
August 29, 1995
Public Good’s web pages go online.
Paul de Armond’s Wise Use in Northern Puget Sound published by Whatcom Environmental Council.
October 17, 1994
Washington Environmental Council president Sherilyn Wells’ letter Extremism is on the Rise in Whatcom County, Washington published at High Country News.
Paul de Armond and Jay Taber meet to discuss forming an investigative think tank called Public Good Project.