The Sagebrush Rebellion in Utah, 1980. Photo: TheRealDeJureTour via Wikimedia. Creative Commons License.


On this week’s EcoNews Report, guest Carl Segerstron from High Country News joins Gang Green to discuss how Western far-right anti-government extremism contributed to the siege on the U.S. Capitol. From the Sagebrush Rebellion to Cliven Bundy to the Capitol, you can trace the roots of right-wing terrorism, and see how politicians (looking at you, Ronald Reagan) fed the movement by playing into their paranoia.


“The Washington, D.C., siege has Western roots and consequences,” High Country News, Jan. 8, 2021.


“The EcoNews Report,” Jan. 16, 2021.