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Assessing the Threat from Accelerationists and Militia Extremists, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, July 16, 2020   [open pdf - 307KB]

This is the July 16, 2020 hearing on "Assessing the Threat from Accelerationists and Militia Extremists," held before the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Max Rose: "This hearing will look at a range of violent, anti-Government actors, movements, and organizations, highlighting recent threats from militia extremists and accelerationists, including the Boogaloo movement, who seek to accelerate society toward violent collapse. [...] Some of these extremist movements stem from ideologies that are decades old. Others are relatively new. These threats range from decentralized and leaderless accelerationist networks to more structured militia groups. Anti-Government extremism is one of the common threads, but we often see overlap with anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti-Muslim ideologies, bringing these extremists into common cause with others who are extremist in nature. Together, we have a collective opportunity to discuss the current threat landscape from these movements so we can develop an understanding of how they have flourished in our communities and in on-line spaces." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: J.J. MacNab, John K. Donohue, and Heidi L. Beirich.

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Serial No. 116-78
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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