After a tumultuous year, U.S. hate groups made something of a comeback, particularly among racist Skinheads and Klansmen. 'Patriot' groups increased significantly as well. Neo-Confederate zealots Douglas Wilson and Steve Wilkins set off a firestorm of protests in a small Idaho college town. A S.C. shootout belies the area's proclivity toward antigovernment sentiment.
The murder of a transgender teen in Washington, D.C. offers insight into a horrifying trend across the U.S. An SCV official gets even with the Report using lewd spam. A neo-Nazi gains respect as a financial expert before being indicted. Anti-immigration activists confront Immigrant Worker Freedom Riders.
Profiles of the top forty extremists of the radical right lead this issue, including such infamous leaders as Charles Juba, Billy Roper, and Ron Wilson. The National Alliance, the top U.S. neo-Nazi group, struggles for survival. The ultra-right Constitution Party hopes to fill the extreme conservative void.
Armed with new ideas, allies and products, the radical right invades pop culture. Neo-Confederates are determined to reconstruct Abraham Lincoln. Pat Buchanan and others warn 'cultural Marxism,' a shadowy Jewish conspiracy, will subvert American culture.
In this yearly audit of hate and 'Patriot' groups in the United States, the radical right, appearing more potent than ever in early 2002, finds itself in disarray. Also in this issue: a culture of vigilante violence along the U.S.-Mexico border; David Duke, con man; and the dismal record of the SLRC.
Racist prison gangs hit the street. The death of founder William Pierce leads to rifts within the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Neo-Confederate extremists sieze control of the formerly moderate Sons of Confederate Veterans.
A "board of directors" has appointed Erich Gliebe to replace William Pierce as the new chairman of the National Alliance. American eco-radicals are growing more violent. A black supremacist cult leader in Georgia meets his match.
In the world of anti-immigration groups, John Tanton pulls the strings. A contentious Idaho custody battle puts long-time white supremacist Louis Beam back in the news. Shortwave radio dispenses rabid voices of hate.
Hate groups up 12% in 2001, as September 11 stirs up a movement. Connections between radical Islamists and neo-Nazi extremists are explored. The SCV enters its own civil war. Anti-abortion propagandist Neal Horsley is profiled.
Ten years after the U.S. began tracking hate crimes, the Report finds numerous flaws in the system, resulting in up to 80% underreporting. The aftermath of 9/11 is explored, including extremist views encouraged and spawned by the terrorist attacks and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Tiny LaVerkin, Utah is picking a fight with the U.N.