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Profile: Casey Whalen

People’s Rights Figure

Part of the IREHR/MHRN special report, Ammon’s Army.


Casey Whalen

People’s Rights Figure

 Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


In early June, People’s Rights of Washington listed Casey Whalen as an official assistant for Area 8 in eastern Washington.[1] As of mid-August, Whalen was the sole individual listed as a “Team Member” on the “About” section of the People’s Rights public Facebook page. Whalen’s name was later removed.[2]

Casey Whalen plays an outsized role in promoting People’s Rights through his North Idaho Exposed YouTube outlet which boasts more than 14,000 subscribers – through which he serves as a regular videographer of the group’s events.[3] Whalen has also promoted People’s Rights, his videos, and other far-right causes at the website[4]

Casey Whalen promotes the Agenda 21 conspiracy as espoused by movement figures such as Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center.[5] Whalen’s InlandNWReport articles frequently promote People’s Rights alongside the call to “Join our local group fighting AGENDA 21 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.”[6]

Whalen also promoted a John Birch Society video of Trevor Louden titled ‘COVID-19: Tool of Red China and the Socio-Globalist Left’ and produced a video interview of Louden on the conspiratorial topic of Cultural Marxism – or the idea that movements ranging from environmental and feminist to anti-racist are part of a communist plot.[7] Elsewhere, Loudon has spun an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory in which “far left and Islamist agendas” lay behind a range of liberal public policies.

In June, North Idaho Exposed hosted a “Liberate America” conference in Kootenai County Fairgrounds. An InlandNWReport article promoting both People’s Rights and the event announced the speakers as including Ammon Bundy, Christian nationalist, and anti-Muslim militia advocate Matt Shea, Agenda 21 conspiracy theorist Tom DeWeese, Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, anti-Muslim bigot Jack Robertson (aka John Jacob Schmidt) of Radio Free Redoubt, and Greg Pruett of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance.[8]

Whalen thanked the North Idaho Light Foot Recruitment and North Idaho Militia for providing security at the event.[9]

Whalen has used his InlandNWReport writing to promote the conspiracy-mongering John Birch Society and its New American magazine, and the Liberty State effort to secede Eastern Washington.[10] Whalen has also used Facebook to promote videos of Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, an interview with Eric Parker of the Idaho 3%, and statements from Larry Pratt’s Gun Owners of America, the John Birch Society, and the effort to “Free Schaeffer Cox.”[11] And Whalen has used his site and Facebook to defend and promote Matt Shea.[12]

Befitting such ideas and alliances, Whalen is an ardent opponent of COVID-19 related restrictions. He has absurdly compared contact tracing to communism, promoted a “mask burning” event outside the Panhandle Health District, and engaged in numerous other related activities. [13] Whalen also promoted a September “COVID-19 84 PLANEMIC UNMASKED” sponsored by the John Birch Society and featuring Matt Shea.[14]

Whalen was arrested in late August just before an “Open Carry if You Care” event he had organized in Coeur d’Alene. The arrest was unrelated to the event, coming in connection to a misdemeanor warrant for falsifying, mutilating, or concealing public records.[15] According to Greg Pruett of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, the charges stemmed from Whalen’s previous removal of signs posted by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department at a Hayden, Idaho beach warning that those arriving in Idaho from out of state were required to self-quarantine for 14 days.[16]

Among other things, Whalen has advocated that the federal government should “PUT THE MILITARY ON THE BORDER TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY” and “Charge all governors and mayors who created a sanctuary city/state” with criminal violations.[17] And, Whalen has written in a bigoted and conspiratorial fashion that “The LGBTQ movement is a serious mental illness problem that needs to be confronted…How many of you remember growing up with trans kids??? Short answer, you didn’t. This is part of the cultural Marxists move to destroy our country & the family unit…This is all a move ot (sic) usher in the New World Order & remove sovereignty from our country.”[18]



[1] People’s Rights of Washington. Facebook. June 2, 2020.

[2] People’s Rights. Facebook. About. Accessed August 14, 2020.

[3] North Idaho Exposed. Accessed September 9, 2020.

[4] Accessed September 9, 2020.

[5] Whalen, Casey. “A MUST SEE!!! Eye Opening 32 Min. Interview on Agenda 21 /Agenda 2030/Envision w/Tom DeWeese.” InlandNWReport. September 19, 2019. Whalen’s article promoting his interview with Tom DeWeese describe’s DeWeese’s theory that “Agenda 21/Agenda 2030/Envision is a constantly morphing…UN generated program for transitioning American privately owned properties and their citizen owners ultimately into subjugated members of a global government’s member state who must follow overwhelming new regulations and laws.” For his efforts on Agenda 21, the editor of the InlandNWReport declared that Whalen “is doing a fine job as an investigative reporter on his impressive YouTube site ‘North Idaho Exposed’ revealing how the City of Coeur d’Alene has been busy inserting the soverignty destroying tentacles of the UN into its planning and development program to take control of your future.” See: InlandNWReport editor. “SPECIAL REPORT: The United Nations is permanently ‘In CDA’ – What To Look For Where You Live.” InlandNWReport. June 8, 2019.

[6] Whalen, Casey. “NO MASK protest: Tyranny lives at the Sandpoint Library – 1st Amendment Audit.” InlandNWReport. September 8, 2020.

[7] North Idaho Exposed. “Cultural Marxism with Trevor Loudon.” June 17, 2020.; Whalen, Casey. “Trevor Loudon Interviewed on Cultural Marxism.” InlandNWReport.

[8] Whalen, Casey. “Liberate America Event in North Idaho JOIN US.” InlandNWReport.

[9] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. June 14, 2020.

[10] Whalen, Casey. “‘Freedom is the Cure’ Billboard Causes Controversy – Spokane, WA.” InlandNWReport. July 29, 2020.; Whalen, Casey. “Hazardous Liberty Rally/Protest Olympia, WA. May 9, 2020.”

[11] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. July 5, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. June 15, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. June 31, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. December 28, 2019; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. October 12, 2019; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. October 9, 2019.

[12] Whalen, Casey. “WA Rep Matt Shea Exposes ‘The REAL Threats We Face’ – Spokane, WA.”; Ammon Bundy refutes the bias report attacking WA Representative Matt Shea.

[13] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. August 18, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. August 19, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook. August 11, 2020; Whalen, Casey. Facebook.

[14] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. August 18, 2020.

[15] “Organizer of open carry rally arrested for misdemeanor warrant.” August 29, 2020.

[16] Pruett, Greg. North Idaho “Open Carry if you Care” Event Organizer Arrested Prior to Event Starting. Idaho Dispatch. August 30, 2020.

[17] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. November 8, 2020.

[18] Whalen, Casey. Facebook. October 13, 2020.

Ammon's Army

Inside the Far-Right People's Rights Network

A Special Report of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and the Montana Human Rights Network

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