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Georgia on My Mind: Martyrs, Q Anon, and Networked Candidates


Georgia, like many other US states, is awash with militia groups. This can be measured by the presence of those who represent larger coalitions nationwide like the Georgia Security Force III%, the regional or nationwide calls-to-action around armed right-wing activism such as the 15 August Stone Mountain event, as well as a continuing comradery between right-wing politicians and our sizeable militia field here. In this piece, we explore relationships between a candidate for higher office and local right-wing movements and militia groups.

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Weekly: 1 Mar 2021


Happy March, here’s another weekly update. This week, the following is covered:

  • Further J6 updates, such as Greene’s connections to Capitol stormers
  • More legal updates, including The Base attempting to set up a white ethnostate in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Other updates, like the revealing of a campaign photo of a sheriff posing with a Q fanatic

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Weekly: 22 Feb 2021


Another Monday, another weekly update. Shorter than last few weeks. Covered here includes the following:

  • More J6 updates, focusing on OH, GA, and the group make-up of the stormers
  • Legal updates for Rittenhouse and New England Minutemen
  • “Recall Newsom” drama aimed at San Diego mayor

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Weekly: 15 Feb 2021


Another weekly update covering the past week or so in the news. This week, the update features stories about the following:

  • Roger Stone’s OK security detail as a common feature at far-right gatherings
  • More FBI/US military/local police connections to militia movements
  • Boogaloo adherents arrested, Rittenhouse not re-arrested

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Weekly: 8 Feb 2021


This week, another update with the following included:

  • More J6 updates, including a terror designation by Canada
  • Rittenhouse not at home, bond terms to be further revisited
  • New GA militant coalition announced
  • Sugar Pine mine case moves forward
  • Michigan pursuing further gun restrictions
  • GOP candidate posts threatening message, photo of noose

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Weekly: 1 Feb 2021


This week, more developments covered in the update, including:

  • Updates on Capitol Police response to J6, regarding both preparation and individual response
  • III% caught with pipe bombs, texting friend planning to use them against “Twitter or the democrats”
  • Wolverine Watchmen member plans to cooperate with Feds
  • Kansas III% members lose appeal in bomb plot
  • GOP member links to militias continue to be unearthed
  • DHS bulletin indicative of new trajectory?

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Weekly: 25 Jan 2021


This week, several key developments get covered in the weekly update:

  • J6 conspiracy charges for Oath Keepers
  • Boogaloo call-to-action sees low engagement
  • An Inauguration marked by militia stand-down orders
  • Further links between Michigan militia and local GOP emerge

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Weekly: 11 Jan 2021


The last week has been a big one, to say the least! Here’s a weekly update covering some of the following, in very broad strokes:

  • The storming of the US Capitol Building
  • Militias and other militant far-right groups show at multiple state capitol buildings
  • Social media platform revolt

You’ve likely already read a lot of this, given how high up in the news it’s been this past week, so this one is going to be mainly for record-keeping.


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Weekly Update: 4 January 2021


After a brief hiatus to celebrate the holidays away from keeping up with all of this so directly, the weekly update returns with some quick review of the past little bit of time.

Since around 20 December, a lot has happened:

  • Updates on the Rittenhouse trial
  • Charges against a former III% leader
  • III% group indicates they potentially plan to storm capitol building
  • CA police officer under scrutiny over right-wing bumper stickers
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Weekly Update: 21 December 2020


Happy Winter Solstice and (almost) Merry Christmas! This will be the final weekly update for 2020, so Happy New Year, too. Keeping this one a bit minimal, especially as the updates remain a little light this week. Just an update on the Michigan kidnapping case and a couple of readings from around the web.