Hi, it’s Dean. Thank you for joining us here today. Now felt like the right time to release this semi-bite size pack for those who would like to avoid, recognize and/or be aware of white supremacist groups. Version FR en bas!
This is going to be similar to the Comprehensive list of Anti-Trump Inauguration Rallies & Meetings I did back in January, except I will be highlighting important information here and there so you don’t have to browse through all of the articles.
If you find misinformation or want to add your own dusty 2 cents, comment or send a direct message. As always, be respectful. If you’re too angry to type, pet a dog, eat a cheese cube or something. We’re here to educate, not throw bottles at each other. If a random supremacist appears, let them fester in their own bubble. Chances are they won’t change their ways and are just out to instigate. Don’t waste your time. You are, however, encouraged to promote anti-fa events and organizations.
Okay, we’re good.
Two six packs and half a can later, here’s what I found:
Recognizing White Supremacists: Symbols and Mantras
The Anti-Defamation League offers a full hate symbol database. I recommend referring to Complex’s Complete Dictionary of White Supremacist Slang and Symbols for a narrowed down version of the database. They include mantras often used in comments sections to recruit users through misinformation:
“Anti-racist is code for anti-white.”
This mantra on its own is meant to condition white people to see anti-racism views as negative, but the phrase was coined by white supremacist Bob Whitaker and is frequently used as part of Stormfront’s SWARMfront project. The initiative includes Stormfront operatives (called BUGs) using various tactics like concern trolling to recruit new members across news media comment sections and social media platforms.
“Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, White countries for everyone!”
Another Whitaker-coined phrase commonly used by BUGs, this is used in comments, posts, and memes arguing (falsely) that countries predominately populated by people of color are allowed and encouraged to exclude white people and maintain a uniform ethnic identity, whereas white countries are not. This is obviously ahistorical and absurd, but it is one of their most common and effective tactics.
“White genocide,” or, “Diversity is code for white genocide.”
An original SWARMfront invention, this mantra is used as part of an argument made by white supremacists that miscegenation is a plot to eliminate the white race.
Symbols to be aware of:
If you’re skeptical about the usefulness of recognizing such symbols and are mostly here out of morbid curiosity, I would suggest checking out this article from the Atlantic sharing your same feelings.
The official site of the United States Marine Corps has a (possibly dated, but useful for reference) presentation on unauthorized and/or inappropriate tattoos. I made a PDF version for user friendly reading: US Marine Corps Unauthorized Tattoos. If you know this information to be outdated in relation to US marines, please comment. On the subject of tattoos, while most of ADL’s database is for knowledge’s sake, it is also very useful for those who would prefer to avoid “accidental fascist imagery” while inking their skin.
White Nationalism Worldwide
Refer to Wikipedia’s list of white nationalist organizations. Below are organizations from English speaking countries outside of the United States. For more on nationalist groups within the US, skip to the next section. For extreme right and nationalist groups in France, please view the FR section of this post.
- Australian Nationalist Movement
- Patriotic Youth League, a neo-Nazi youth organization in Australia whose members described themselves as ‘radical nationalists’ and ‘pro-white.’ . Their logo was the Eureka Flag.
- United Patriots Front
- Aryan Guard, was founded in late 2006 but did not gain any media attention until 2007 when members began a flier campaign targeting immigrants. Some of these flyers had been surreptitiously placed in the free Calgary arts and culture newspaper, “Fast Forward” by Aryan Guard members. The Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies suspect that the individual responsible for the fliers may be Bill Noble, a neo-Nazi well known to law enforcement for his online racist activism and who has been in the past charged under Section 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code for wilful promotion of hatred. The Aryan Guard’s website is also registered in Noble’s name.
- Canadian Heritage Alliance, is a Canadianwhite supremacist group founded in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Detective Terry Murphy of London’s Hate Crime Unit alleged that the group had links with the Heritage Front and the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge-based Tri-City Skins.
- Heritage Front, was a Canadianneo-Naziwhite supremacist organization founded in 1989 and disbanded around 2005.
- Ku Klux Klan, active in parts of Canada in the 1920s and early 1930s.
- National Socialist Party of Canada, is a neo-Nazi party founded in 2006 by Terry Tremaine. The party uses a flag featuring a red swastika on a field of blue.
- Tri-City Skins, was an Ontario-based white power group active from 1997 to 2002 in the Kitchener–Waterloo and Cambridge area. James Scott Richardson was the group’s most visible member, and in October 2001, police believed that Tri-City Skins had 25 members in southwestern Ontario.
- Western Canada for Us, was a short-lived Alberta-based white nationalist group founded by Glenn Bahr and Peter Kouba in early 2004.
- Western Guard Party, (founded in 1972 as the Western Guard) was a white supremacist group based in Toronto, Canada. It evolved out of the far-right anti-CommunistEdmund Burke Society that had been founded in 1967 by Don Andrews, Paul Fromm, Leigh Smith and Al Overfield.
- Blood & Honour, is a neo-Nazi music promotion network and political group founded in 1987 with links to Combat 18 and composed of white power skinheads and other white nationalists. The group organizes white power concerts by Rock Against Communism (RAC) bands and distributes a magazine with the same name.
- British National Party, is a far-right political party formed as a splinter group from the National Front by John Tyndall in 1982. The BNP restricted membership to people it referred to as “Indigenous Caucasian“, effectively excluding non-whites, until 2009 when its constitution was challenged in the courts on grounds of racial discrimination.
- Candour, is an irregular British Nationalist magazine published by the A. K. Chesterton Trust.
- Combat 18, is a violent neo-Nazi organisation associated with Blood and Honour.
- National Front, a small far-right party, which was more prominent in the 1970s.
Keep in mind that some of the information in this Wikipedia article may differ according to the language you view it in.
Active Hate Groups in the United States
SPLC (The Southern Poverty Law Center) has a database of 892 active hate groups in the United States dating from 2015. You can also find a live hate map designating all hate groups across the country. It counts a total of 917 hate groups for 2017.
You can also visit nationalist websites directly to find out where future hate events may be held (e.g: the American Freedom Party’s event page).
J’ai regroupé deux trois trucs à savoir sur le nationalisme et la suprématie blanche en France. Ceci n’est pas une liste exhaustive mais un début. Avec votre aide (et l’aide de quelques canettes 86), j’espère pouvoir en faire une plus complète.
Reconnaître les Movements Fascistes: Sémiotique
Voici un guide des symboles et imageries fascistes en France et à l’internationale composé par l’Union Anti-fasciste Toulousaine. Les infos clés:
Certains symboles anti-fa ont été repris part des organizations fascistes, comme ci-dessous.
En ce qui concerne la croix gammée, il existe plusieurs variétés. Voici un bon exemple de son interprétation moderne.
Attention aux chiffres! Pensez aux tatouages contenant les nombres 14, 18 et 88.
Organizations Nationalistes en France
Une simple recherche Wikipédia et on trouve une liste internationale d’organisations nationalistes blanches. Pour ce qu’il y a en France, observez ce petit copier-coller:
- Les Identitaires, un mouvement politique23,24 créé le . Il s’agit d’une composante d’un courant dit « identitaire », apparu au cours des années 2000 à la suite de la dissolution par le ministère de l’Intérieur d’Unité radicale25.
- Réseau radical, un groupe de réflexion d’extrême droite de 2002 à 2006.
- Nouvelle résistance, un mouvement politique, fondé en août 1991, qui se situait, idéologiquement parlant, dans une optique tercériste nationaliste révolutionnaire, succédant ainsi aux mouvements français Troisième Voie ou Jeune Europe.
On a également 160 mouvements d’extrême droite depuis 1945, de A à Z composé par France Politique. Du même site, l’annuaire de l’extrême droite explique les types d’organizations d’extrême droite radicale, dont le:
- Nationalisme Européen (par exemple, Blanche Europe)
- Nationalisme Intégral
- Nationalisme Révolutionnaire
- Nostalgiques (non loin du royalisme)
- Nouvelle Droite
Si il y-a quelconque information fausse ou manquante, veuillez le préciser en commentaire ou message directe. Évitez de vous battre; respirez, posez vous un peu, n’oublier pas de vous hydrater (l’eau c’est bien). Si un fasciste apparait, laissez le ruminer dans sa bulle. Rien ne se résolut entièrement sur Internet. Ici, c’est un espace d’enseignement et de mobilisation.
Bonus: If you live outside of the US or France and can throw in a couple white supremacist names to be aware of, please do! Stay safe everyone.