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Rival Skinhead Clans Declare Truce

By David Holthouse on September 11, 2007 - 2:52 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic, Hate Groups, Racist Skinheads

Hammerskin Nation and the Vinlander Social Club have negotiated a truce ending a bloody three-year feud between America’s two largest coalitions of racist skinhead gangs, according to a remarkable declaration published last week by Vinlanders co-founder and Hoosier State Skinheads leader Brien James on the Vinlander Social Club website.

vinlander map“I salute the people on both sides who had the courage to initiate this peace, and the people who had the maturity to look past our egos and our grudges,” James stated. “We will die fighting together for self-determination and self-respect in a world that has turned its back on natural law and common sense.”

James and another infamous thug, Eric “The Butcher” Fairburn formed the Vinlander Social Club in 2004 as a direct challenge to the authority of Hammerskin Nation (HSN), a nationwide skinhead syndicate that has asserted dominion over U.S. skins since 1988. HSN’s power has waned in recent years as growing numbers of local skinhead “crews” have declared allegiance to the Vinlanders, a skinhead “warrior clan” devoted to drinking, fighting and a racist variant of the Viking pagan religion Odinism. A detailed history of the feud and its impact on the criminal sub-culture of racist skinheads is available here. ( continue to full post… )

National Alliance Member Charged with Defacing Synagogue

By Casey Sanchez on September 6, 2007 - 11:16 am, Posted in Anti-Semitic

The National Alliance, for years the leading American neo-Nazi organization until it was crippled by the 2002 death of its founder, can apparently still inspire its few remaining members to criminality. The group’s rap sheet—which already features multiple crimes by its members, including murder—may be about to grow longer.

RocissanoDuring a Labor Day weekend crime spree, Alliance member John Rocissano, 20, allegedly spray-painted swastikas, SS Lightning bolts and a National Alliance rune on the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore in Plandome, N.Y. Rocissano and his teenage accomplice, Matthew Felicetti, 17, were arrested on September 1 and stand charged of multiple counts of aggravated harassment and criminal mischief. The pair also defaced a school bus, an elementary school and a house. The suspects have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and posted bail.

Rocissano was already known to North Shore police for handing out the National Alliance tract “Who Rules America?” which claims Jews control the national media. On his MySpace page, he lists his affiliation with the National Alliance and includes their logo in his photo gallery. ( continue to full post… )

KKK Group Denied Permit For Anti-Immigration Rally

By Hatewatch Staff on September 4, 2007 - 7:11 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Mayor Dan Williams has put the Ku Klux Klan on notice that the city of Athens does not need the group’s help with its illegal immigrant problems.

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Anti-Immigrant Groups’ Rolls And Coffers Swelling

By Hatewatch Staff on September 4, 2007 - 7:08 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Retired utility worker Charles Warren worries his quality of life is slipping and says that illegal immigrants are to blame.

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Neo-Nazis Rally Outside Mexican Consulate

By Hatewatch Staff on September 4, 2007 - 7:04 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

[…] A smothering police presence rendered a potentially volatile neo-Nazi protest in midtown uneventful.

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Armed Minutemen Intimidate Day Laborers

By Hatewatch Staff on September 4, 2007 - 6:58 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Scores of men barely out of their teens and others nearing retirement age cluster by trucks slowly cruising two blocks of a bustling immigrant neighborhood.

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The Washington Times Again Cites Dubious Anti-Immigrant Sources

By Heidi Beirich on September 4, 2007 - 4:27 pm, Posted in Anti-Immigrant, Media Extremism

The Washington Times is at it again, pushing anti-immigrant views while citing questionable sources. On today’s front page, Stephan Dinan reports about a new ad campaign by the Coalition for the Future American Worker (CFAW) that calls for fewer immigrant workers. Dinan’s article — which cites no union sources — implies that immigration is bad for the American worker.

CFAW’s campaign includes an inflammatory TV ad featuring a white couple sitting at a kitchen table with a baby crying in the background. The husband tells his wife he failed to get a job, because “they hired all foreign workers.” CFAW was harshly criticized in 2004 for running racially inflammatory ads in an attempt to influence a Texas congressional campaign.

Though CFAW portrays itself as a group that represents “the interests of American workers,” not one union participates in its “coalition.” Dinan did not report that, nor did he report that CFAW is, in fact, a front group for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the largest anti-immigration organization and the recipient of more than $1 million in grants from the racist Pioneer Foundation. One of the members of CFAW’s coalition is the American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF), which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. AICF believes that immigrants have “sown the seeds of ethnic strife in America.” ( continue to full post… )