Hate groups in America, for the most part, are severely underfinanced and often struggle to find ways to support their activities. But large numbers are using PayPal to sell their products and accept donations, generating fees for that firm, and some are also making significant commissions by advertising Amazon.com’s products.
Though Volksfront may have met its end, its leadership will probably live on in some form in the white supremacist world. Here are profiles of 12 key Volksfront members in the United States and abroad.
As the Oregon-based neo-Nazi skinhead group Volksfront approaches its 20th anniversary, revelations of its activities in the United Kingdom and other countries appear to have brought its international operations to a screeching halt. The apparent collapse of Volksfront’s global network follows the official dissolution of its 17 U.S.-based chapters last year, meaning the Volksfront era may now finally be over. Learn more about Volksfront's leadership here.
For at least six years, a well-known and respected certified public accountant — a man whose firm has audited many of Idaho’s public schools and government bodies — has led a secret life as a neo-Nazi. Timothy Stephen Folke now says his activism was part of a bizarre research project, but his family has not accepted that claim.
Detectives Kory Flowers and Rob Finch of the Greensboro, N.C., Police Intelligence Squad were both involved in tracking white supremacists when, a couple of years ago, a new threat started to show up on their radar.
Right-wing filmmaker Ronald Maxwell, who made the pro-southern Civil War epics "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals," once seriously considered bringing a wildly racist anti-immigrant novel to the big screen.