In today’s Big Story podcast, they call themselves The Base. They are white supremacists who don’t think the alt-right goes far enough. And they recently began looking for new members in Winnipeg. This isn’t a group planning protests and marches. They are actively planning to start a violent race war.
So when posters went up in Winnipeg looking for new would-be terrorists, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Ryan Thorpe went undercover. Over the course of a month, he went through the vetting process, convinced the group he was legit, and met with their man in Winnipeg in person. That man was a member of the Canadian Army Reserves. He was allegedly taken into custody this week, after Thorpe’s investigation was published.
This is what it’s like to infiltrate a terrorist organization in your own backyard.
GUEST: Ryan Thorpe, Winnipeg Free Press (Read Ryan’s feature report, Homegrown Hate, right here.)
You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.