Web Resources

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  • Canada 
    CIA World Fact Book website on Canada.  Facts and information on the history, culture and demographics of Canada.
  • United States 
    CIA World Fact Book website on the United States.  Facts and information on the history, culture and demographics of the United States.
  • Colombia 
    CIA World Fact Book website on Colombia.  Facts and information on the history, culture and demographics of Colombia.
  • Peru 
    CIA World Fact Book website on Peru.  Facts and information on the history, culture and demographics of Peru
  • Black Panthers 
    Website announcing the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
  • Sovereign Citizens Movement 
    Southern Poverty Law Center’s website on the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs, has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s.
  • Al Qaeda 
    Infoplease website’s article on Al Qaeda, which is the network of extremists organized by Osama bin Laden
  • FARC 
    Insight Crime’s website regarding  the biggest irregular army in Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) operates in various regions of the country in search of resources to fund their 50-year-old war against the government. The FARC is the oldest and most important guerrilla group in the Western Hemisphere.
  • ELN 
    Insight Crime’s website on The National Liberation Army (Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional - ELN) is one of the two main guerrilla armies with left-wing political ideologies operating in Colombia. Initially a Marxist-Leninist nationalist movement, it now appears more focused on kidnapping, extortion and attacks on economic infrastructure.
  • The Shining Path 
    News about Shining Path, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  • MRTA 
    A RAND report that examines the rise and evolution of the MRTA, the nature of the threat it poses to political stability in Peru, and the strategic and organizational characteristics that distinguish MRTA’s revolutionary program from that of its ideological competitor, the Shining Path.
  • Rise of the KKK 
    A PBS article on the history and Rise of the Ku Klux Klan, which was originally founded as a social club for former Confederate soldiers that evolved into a terrorist organization. It would be responsible for thousands of deaths, and would help to weaken the political power of Southern blacks and Republicans.
  • Canadian Terror 
    Canada, a multicultural and diverse nation with an abundance of natural resources, requires security to preserve the way of life enjoyed by those who live within its borders. In today’s complex world, threats to national security are multi-faceted and constantly evolving. This is an article on the website of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission 
    This is the result of the investigation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into the process of violence of political origin that was experienced in Peru between the years 1980 and 2000 and lists its conclusions.