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September 18, 2014 16

Neo-Nazi Candidate To Air Anti-Semitic Radio Ads

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Robert Rans­dell

In late Sep­tem­ber, neo-Nazi Robert Rans­dell, a write-in can­di­date* for the U.S. Sen­ate in Ken­tucky, plans to pur­chase air time on a main­stream radio sta­tion in Cincin­nati for seven hour-long radio programs/political ads. The pro­grams, fea­tur­ing Ransdell’s anti-Semitic and racist views, are the cen­ter­piece of his cam­paign whose slo­gan is “With Jews We Lose.”

Rans­dell declared his can­di­dacy in May 2014 on two white suprema­cist Inter­net forums, Storm­front and Van­guard News Net­work. There, he also laid out his cam­paign strat­egy, which focused on the plans for the radio pro­grams. He wrote, “I will be tak­ing advan­tage of the rea­son­able access law which requires that reg­is­tered can­di­dates for fed­eral office are to be per­mit­ted time on the radio.” Other white suprema­cists have tried this tac­tic before but the most recent attempt by white suprema­cist Fra­zier Glenn Miller was thwarted in 2010 when the FCC said he was not a viable can­di­date and sta­tions did not have to air his ads.

In his cam­paign announce­ment, Rans­dell asserted that “these pro­grams will from start to fin­ish be open and frank dis­cus­sion about Jew­ish power and con­trol over our coun­try, the truth about the neg­a­tive effects of diver­sity and mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, as well as the need for White peo­ple to start oppos­ing their ene­mies in a fash­ion where we can lib­er­ate our­selves from alien con­trol and not just com­plain about and observe con­di­tions get­ting worse.”

Rans­dell has been an activist in the white suprema­cist world since he became a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA) in 2006. He led the now-defunct Cincin­nati unit of the NA, once the largest neo-Nazi group in the coun­try. Under the lead­er­ship of Erich Gliebe, who took over the NA in 2002, the group lost most of its sup­port­ers and ceased func­tion­ing as a mem­ber­ship organization.

In Octo­ber 2012, Rans­dell broke from the NA and went on to become a key player in the National Alliance Reform & Restora­tion Group (NARRG) a group opposed to Gliebe. NAARG cur­rently has a law­suit pend­ing against Gliebe due to his alleged mis­man­age­ment of the group and its assets.

While with the NA, Rans­dell orches­trated a num­ber of racist and anti-Semitic inci­dents. In April 2012, he posted fly­ers at the Uni­ver­sity of Cincin­nati offer­ing a $1000 reward to any per­son who could get Elie Wiesel to show the tat­too that he received at Auschwitz and prove that he was a Holo­caust sur­vivor.  Rans­dell has shown up at other events to pro­mote Holo­caust denial.

In 2011, Rans­dell dis­trib­uted racist fly­ers in Maineville, Ohio, in response to a black youth killing his white girl­friend. The fliers read “White par­ents, don’t let your daugh­ters date blacks, it might be a mat­ter of life and death.”  A few years ear­lier, he posted anti-Martin Luther King, Jr. fly­ers when a street was renamed after the civil rights leader in Cov­ing­ton, Kentucky.

*As a 501c3 tax-exempt orga­ni­za­tion, ADL does not inter­vene in cam­paigns on behalf of or in oppo­si­tion to any can­di­date for office.

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February 13, 2014 1

Two Groups Attempt to Resurrect Neo-Nazi National Alliance

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Kevin Strom

For­mer mem­bers of the National Alliance (NA) are try­ing to res­ur­rect the orga­ni­za­tion by claim­ing they are its right­ful heirs.  The demise of the NA, once the largest neo-Nazi group in the U.S., has spurred two dif­fer­ent fac­tions to revive the mem­ory and “brand” of Alliance founder William Pierce.  Both groups hope they can con­vince other white suprema­cists to join them in form­ing a revamped ver­sion of the NA.

One-time NA mem­ber Jim Ring emerged as the leader of one fac­tion, the National Alliance Reform & Restora­tion Group (NARRG), which he founded in Feb­ru­ary 2014.  Ring left the NA in Octo­ber 2012, after run­ning its Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia unit for 22 years. He announced this month that NARRG is pur­su­ing a civil law­suit against NA board mem­bers and Erich Gliebe, who has headed the NA since Pierce’s death.  A state­ment on the NARRG web­site claims that the group is suing Gliebe and the oth­ers for finan­cial dam­age done to the orga­ni­za­tion as well as “a myr­iad of instances of malfea­sance, mis­fea­sance, ille­gal­i­ties and irreg­u­lar­i­ties.”  Ring wants the NARRG to focus on cre­at­ing Pierce’s vision of a “white liv­ing space,” an area in the U.S that would be purged of all nonwhites.

Also try­ing to revive the NA is Kevin Strom, a for­mer leader of the group. Gliebe kicked Strom out of the NA in 2005.  Strom then formed the National Van­guard, which lasted until author­i­ties con­victed him on child pornog­ra­phy charges in 2007. Strom and Will Williams, who once headed the NA’s North Car­olina unit, claim to be build­ing a new NA head­quar­ters in the Appalachian Moun­tains. Strom has also re-launched Amer­i­can Dis­si­dent Voices (ADV), a short­wave radio show he and Pierce used to broad­cast under the aus­pices of the NA, start­ing in the early 1990s. Strom’s most recent Inter­net radio ADV broad­cast on Feb­ru­ary 8 was largely an updated ren­di­tion of Pierce’s anti-Semitic work, “Who Rules Amer­ica?” which alleges that Jews con­trol the media, gov­ern­ment and finan­cial indus­try in the U.S.

Both NARRG and Strom seem to be hop­ing for a nos­tal­gic revival of an orga­ni­za­tion they belonged to in its prime. These groups no doubt would like to erase the last decade that led to the NA’s down­fall. Since the death of Pierce in 2002, the orga­nized neo-Nazi move­ment in the United States has been on the decline and shows no signs of rejuvenation.

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November 22, 2013 0

Neo-Nazi Erich Gliebe Wants Supporters To Join Cultural Clubs

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Erich Gliebe, the head of the nearly defunct National Alliance, not only did away with the neo-Nazi group’s mem­ber­ship, he now advises sup­port­ers to join tra­di­tional Euro­pean cul­tural clubs, have fun, and not focus on National Socialism. 

In the Alliance’s lat­est bul­letin, Gliebe argues once again that the old meth­ods of attract­ing peo­ple to the white suprema­cist move­ment are not work­ing. He asserts that the Cleve­land unit of the National Alliance was the group’s only suc­cess­ful chap­ter because it attracted peo­ple not by talk­ing about the white race fac­ing extinc­tion but by host­ing cul­tural events.

Gliebe insists that the only way to pre­serve the white race in today’s cli­mate is to encour­age peo­ple to do things they enjoy and to pro­mote “eth­nic pride.” Thus, he lists Ger­man and Scan­di­na­vian dance groups across the U.S. for peo­ple to con­sider joining.

After Gliebe’s unsuc­cess­ful lead­er­ship of the Alliance, he appears to be turn­ing away from group’s core ide­ol­ogy as espoused by its founder William Pierce in his novel, The Turner Diaries. In the book, Pierce advo­cated a world takeover by an all-white army that sys­tem­at­i­cally exter­mi­nated blacks, Jews and “race trai­tors.” Many white suprema­cists still con­sider the book required read­ing for peo­ple in the move­ment. Pierce also believed in recruit­ing peo­ple to the Alliance by dis­trib­ut­ing their pro­pa­ganda in sub­ur­ban neigh­bor­hoods and at events like gun shows.

Gliebe argues that some peo­ple would like to see the National Alliance carry on poli­cies that don’t work, like pro­mot­ing swastikas and Hitler and talk­ing about Jews. He clearly believes that the Alliance’s for­mer recruit­ment strate­gies no longer have the abil­ity to attract fol­low­ers so he advises sup­port­ers to not dis­trib­ute white suprema­cist lit­er­a­ture at Euro­pean cul­tural events but to “be pos­i­tive and have fun” and bring along the family.

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