Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas

    Background Information and Multiple Perspectives
  • Introduction to the Branch Davidians
    [Files maintained by David Bunds that provide an introduction to the movement and additional resources.]
  • A Brief Stop at Mt. Carmel
    Return to Mt. Carmel
    [Photographs and commentary by libertarian Daniel Tobias on the consequent fate of the Branch Davidian site near Waco after the raid and siege. There have been one or two critiques that utilize photographs by Mr. Tobias, and that dispute the significance of what they depict, opposing the photographer's interpretation of the site and the people then occupying it. However, it is best to view and read the work of Tobias yourself and then arrive at your own conclusions.]
  • Findlaw Investigations - Waco
    [Legal history and commentary.]
  • Fleming Lectures in Religion 2003
    [Waco: Ten Years After, edited by Dr. David Tabb Stewart.]
  • Waco: The Inside Story
    [Online resources supporting the PBS documentary in the "Frontline" series. There is a teacher's guide, a set of Frequently Asked Questions, and a transcript available online to read on-screen or to download and print-out.]
  • Waco: The Rules of Engagement
    [Controversial and Oscar-nominated documentary on the seige of the Branch Davidian compound in 1993.]
  • Waco 1993: A Research Bibliography
    [A list of books and videos prepared by Loren L. Johns.]

    Resources Mainly Critical of the Branch Davidians
  • Danforth Final Report
    [The "Final Report to the Deputy Attorney General Concerning the 1993 Confrontation at the Mt. Carmel Complex, Waco, Texas" which was prepared under the direction of former Senator John C. Danforth. The Report is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and can be downloaded into your computer and printed if you have the software to open PDF files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free of charge to install on your computer if not already installed. The Acrobat Reader works with Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX platforms. In addition to the report, see also additional resources about the Branch Davidians linked from the same site.]
  • Waco Davidians, Branch Davidians, and David Koresh
    [Resources offered by Rick Ross, a professional anti-cult activist in Phoenix, Arizona.]

    Resources Mainly Critical of U.S. Governmental Agencies
  • The Davidian Massacre Pages
    [A site maintained by Carol Moore, author of the book The Davidian Massacre and member of the Committee for Waco Justice in Washington, D.C. The links to other sites that she lists are worth inspecting, too.]
  • The Death of Free Exercise in America
    [An essay by Steven W. Becker.]
  • The Facts About Waco and the Pursuit of Justice
    [A site developed by Bradley H. Borst, a survivor who lost his mother in the siege.]
  • Serendipity: The Waco Massacre
    [Peter Meyer's collection of web articles and links. His section on the "Waco Massacre" draws heavily from the work of Carol Moore.]
  • No More Wacos
    [Excerpts from a book by David B. Kopel and Paul H. Blackman along with similar resources.]
  • Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum
    mirrored at and
    [A radical perspective on the events at Waco, which strongly criticizes the documentary "Waco: The Rules of Engagement" for presenting only the weakest evidence in order to "innoculate the public" against a more negative view of the government action as a war against its own citizens. Compare this with Carol Moore's "Davidian Massacre" site. Warning: strong images.]
  • Waco Pictorial Essay and Waco White Papers
    [A collection of diverse resources, gathered together with investigative intent by Gary Hunt, a second amendment activist, for his Outpost of Freedom site.]
  • Who Shot First?
    [One critic's perspective.]

    Branch Davidian History and Survivors of the Waco Confrontation
  • The Writings of the Shepherd's Rod
    [Writings of Victor J. Houteff.]
  • David Thibodeau Interview
    [An interview with Reason Magazine Online. See another in Salon.]
  • The Unseen Reality
    [Text (circa 1995) of a book manuscript on which survivor Livingston Fagan was working.]

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