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SOME OF THE ACTIVE GROUPS OPERATING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE PAST DECADE THAT HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS "TERRORIST"

From LCDR Steven Mack Presley, MSC, USN, Rise of Domestic Terrorism and Its Relation to United States Armed Forces (April 19, 1996)

African National Prison Organization (ANPO).

An arm of the African Peoples Socialist Party.

Animal Rights

Principally against use of animals for any purpose beyond their natural existence.

Armed Resistance Group (ARG). aka Revolutionary Fighting Group, Red Guerrilla Faction.

This group has been characterized in 1988 as "tired and aging revolutionaries."

Greenpeace.

Principally environmental-use extremists.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

Reorganized and relocated several arms of its group in 1989.

Macheteros.

Puerto Rican nationalists.

Ohio Seven.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Very public-relations oriented.

Radical Feminist Organizing Committee (RFOC).

Driven-out of the feminist movement in 1989, operating independently.

RAMBOC (Restore a More Benevolent Order Coalition).

Targets and actively pursues the US assets and people of foreign groups with terrorist links, such as the PLO, SWAPO, ANC, etc..

Rolling Thunder aka American Foundation for Accountability;

primary focus is to draw attention to the POW/MIA issue from Vietnam War.

Satanic Cult

Associated with attempted bombing of churches and kidnapping, and animal sacrifices, tombstone vandalism, and miscellaneous actions.

Skinheads (SKA).

Groups consists of both racist and anti-racist factions.

SS Action Group

Principally anti-Semitic.

(From: Frank G. McGuire, Security Intelligence Sourcebook: Who's Who in Terrorism, (Silver Spring, MD, Interests, Ltd., 1990).