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Resurgent Militias

The militia movement is on the rise. In the West, it's driven by the Minutemen and their belief in the Aztlan or "reconquista" conspiracy theory. This theory holds that the Mexican government is driving illegal immigration into the U.S. as part of a covert effort to "reconquer" the American Southwest. This attack on the legitimacy of the federal government has become mainstream with more than 30 legislatures seeking resolutions affirming states' rights. We talk with Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009