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Articles and Reports

American Psyche
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Liberal Culture
Description: Discussions
File size: 157K (PDF)
Last modified: 03/13/08

Continuity
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Investigative Research
Description: Background on Learning Center proposal
File size: 112K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Netwar at New College
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Intervention
Description: Report
File size: 112K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Perpetuating Misperceptions
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Media
Description: Letter to Human Rights Commission
File size: 48K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Reign of Terror
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Wise Use Movement
Description: 1990's Puget Sound
File size: 232K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Research as an Organizing Tool
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Applied Research
Description: 2001 Survey
File size: 232K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

The Castle at the Top of the Hill
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy, Land use planning
Description: Report to the Bellingham Planning Commission on the Draft Western Washington University Master Plan. (see Planning conflict over land use at Western Washington University for related articles.)
File size: 31K
Last modified: 7/19/97

Christian Patriots at War with the State
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: White Supremacy, Militia
Description: Extensive history and analysis of the Christian-Patriot movement. The armed faction of this white supremacist movement is popularly referred to as the "militia movement."
File size: 37K
Last modified: 4/19/96

Common Sense About the Richards Militia Controversy
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia, Wise Use
Description: Q & A response to some questions that arose during the Skip Richards controversy.
File size: 14K
Last modified: 11/3/96

First Washington State Militia Indictment
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia, Terrorism
Description: Text of the first of three federal grand jury indictments in the Washington State Militia case.
File size: 10K
Last modified: 8/15/96

Fortuna Alliance
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Fraud, White Supremacy
Description: Public Good uncovered documents linking the Fortuna Alliance of Bellingham with the Christian Patriot movement. This article in the Albion Monitor Internet publication 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? July, 1996 (remote file)

Merchant of Fear
Author: Halpin, Jim; de Armond, Paul
Subject: Wise Use, Democracy
Description: Profile of Alan Gottlieb, right-wing fund raiser and political strategist.
File size: 97K
Last modified: 9/27/95

Militia Chronology -- Whatcom County and Northern Puget Sound
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia, Terrorism
Description: Chronological summary of key dates and events relating to the militias active in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.
File size: 25K
Last modified: 7/29/96

Militia of Montana Meeting at Maltby
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia
Description: Report on the first Militia of Montana meeting in Western Washington on February 11, 1995. Many of the participants at this meeting became the leadership cadre of the Washington State Militia.
File size: 23K
Last modified: 9/27/95

Planning conflict over land use at Western Washington University
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy
Description: 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.File size: 4K (index page)
Last modified: 8/17/97

Skip Richards' Years of Contact with Christian Patriot Militias
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia, Wise Use
Description: Background report on a Whatcom County "Wise Use" leader's militia-related activities.
File size: 18K
Last modified: 10/29/96

Steal This State
Author: de Armond, Paul; Jim Halpin
Subject: Wise Use
Description: Investigative reporting on "Wise Use" groups trying to create new county governments in Washington State. Originally published in Eastsideweek in August, 1994.
File size: 43K
Last modified: 9/27/95

To Soothe Their Fears
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia
Description: Transcript of a meeting between Whatcom County Sheriff Dale Brandland and militia activists shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing.
File size: 12K
Last modified: 8/3/96

Washington State Militia Bail Hearing
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia
Description: Court documents from the Washington State Militia pre-trial hearings.
File size: 19K
Last modified: 8/15/96

Wise Use enters electoral politics
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Wise Use
Description: Early report on right-wing anti-environmentalist politics in Washington State. Originally published in Works in Progress.
File size: 15K
Last modified: 9/27/95

Wise Use in Northern Puget Sound
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Wise Use
Description: Extensive report on far-right anti-environmentalist politics. Covers 1984 through 1994. Table of contents and appendices. Introduction by Jay Taber.
File size: 2K
Last modified: 1/14/97

"You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you."
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Militia
Description: Draft transcript of FBI covert recordings of Washington State Militia. Introduced into evidence at Fred Fisher's second detention hearing. Contains an extensive look into the thoughts and plans of the Washington State Militia. Includes background, overview and summary index.
File size: 6K
Last modified: 1/12/97

Analysis

Communications for Change
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Activism and Social Change
Description: Curriculum
File size: 80K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Institutional Memory as Community Safeguard
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Curating Social Knowledge
Description: Essay
File size: 120K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

Principles of Psywar
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Applied Research
Description: Introduction to Ideological Conflict
File size: 124K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

The Power of Moral Sanction
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Community Organizing
Description: Types of Leadership
File size: 136K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

The Public Health Model
Author: Jay Taber
Subject: Political Engagement
Description: Safeguarding Public Process
File size: 124K (PDF)
Last modified: 10/22/07

The Anti-democratic Movement - More than Militias
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy, Militia, Wise Use
Description: Analysis of the historical roots of "Wise Use" and Christian-Patriot political philosophy in John C. Calhoun's doctrine of nullification.
File size: 43K
Last modified: 9/27/95

A Not So Distant Mirror
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy, Militia, Wise Use
Description: An analytic report that examines the durability of Christian millenarian heresy from the 14th century to the present time.
File size: 15K
Last modified: 5/16/96

Putting the Far Right into Perspective
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy, White Supremacy, Militia, Terrorism
Description: Comparative analysis of Patriots, militias, neo-nazis, Constitutionalists and the rest of the Far Right -- from conservatives to revolutionaries.
File size: 12K
Last modified: 6/16/97

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism and terrorism
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy, Terrorism
Description: 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.
File size: 15K + images
Last modified: 7/7/97

Position Papers and Pamphlets

Church and State
Author: de Armond, Paul
Subject: Democracy
Description: Explores the moral and political responsibilities of religious institutions under the First Amendment.
File size: 6K
Last modified: 7/25/96


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