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                         NEW MEXICO
                              
     Militias in New Mexico operate in counties around
Albuquerque and Santa Fe and in the
northwestern area of the state. On October 22, 1994, six
militia organizations from these regions met in
Raton in an unsuccessful attempt to form a combined New
Mexico militia. More recently, Governor Gary
Johnson was criticized for meeting with militia
representatives on April 28, 1995, although he claimed that
he met with them in order to ensure that they remain non-
violent.

A Farmington militia is known to promote neo-Nazi and white
supremacist sentiments.

The Free American

     At the start of 1995, the state's leading pro-militia
voice, The Free American, added anti-Semitism to its
advocacy of armed preparedness. In its edition marked
"January 1994" (the date was clearly erroneous since the
issue reported recent events), the Tijeras-based monthly
newspaper, published by Clayton R. Douglas, included a
coupon stating: "Know Someone Who Doesn't Believe in
Conspiracies? Send them a copy of the Protocols of the
Elders of Zion. The blueprint used for the New World Order.
Only $15.00."

     Douglas, though he is not part of a militia, echoed
many militia leaders around the country when he speculated
after the April 19 Oklahoma City bombing that "factions
within our government" may have engineered the deadly
explosion.


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ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia
Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.


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