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CDR GROWS, ADAPTS TO CHALLENGE
White Supremacy Increases Despite Decline in KKK Ranks
Two years ago, after a year of evaluation, members of the National
Anti-Klan Network moved to change the organization's name. The intervening
months have borne out 1985 predictions that the public face of organized
racism and anti-semitism would warrant a different response than human rights
activists had employed in a previous era.
This October, the Network will mark its second anniversary as the Center
for Democratic Renewal. Many indicators show that the danger from organized
racists and anti-semitic organizations grew during this two-year period. At
the same time, however, the Ku Klux Klan's membership decreased, as it had
been doing since 1982.
This apparent paradox is the result of a decline in the significance of
Ku Klux Klan factions and a growth in the influence of neo-nazi groups.
Most of the new groups have taken off the old white sheets and nazi-type
uniforms, attempting to don a new covering of respectability.
Among the new groups are the White Aryan Resistance and the Aryan Youth
Movement, Klan imitations such as the National Association for the Advancement
of White People, the Posse Comitatus and similar organizations, "Identity"
churches and amalgamations such as the Populist Party. These groups represent
the major source of growth for the white supremacist movement on the national
For example, Tom Metzger, a California state Klan leader, shed his robes
and ran for Congress in 1980. Today he runs the nation's most active white
supremacist computer bulletin board and promotes a community access cable
television program, "Race and Reason." He has also courted young people with
rock and roll and racist comics. (See article on Far-Right Youth Recruitment).
David Duke, another Klan leader from the 1970's, is now preparing his bid
as a so-called "white rights" activist for the Democratic Party's 1988
presidential nomination. Duke's organization has grown in the past year and
has established a number of new chapters.
The most successful sector of the racist movement has been "Christian"
Identity. The Identity movement poses as a genuine religion and new groups
have been popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain. Reliable estimates
number Identity believers between 20,000 and 30,000 -- much larger than the
5,000 to 6,500 Klansmen still operating.
The most zealous wing of the Identity movement has been associated with
Posse Comitatus-type organizations. Posse groups spent much of the eighties
developing a following in the distressed farm communities in the Midwest. (See
article, "Neo-Nazi Pushes Phony Bank Notes"). However, Posse-type activity
continues in the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest as well. There are even
Posse groups as far east as Tennessee and Georgia.
Despite an overall decline in Klan membership, even today some Klan
factions are growing. The North Carolina-based Christian Knights has staged
recruitment rallies in Virginia, West Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia
since it was founded in 1985. The Invisible Empire and Southern White Knights
have also become more active in Georgia following Brotherhood marches in
Forsyth County last January.
In the late 1970's and early 1980's an upsurge in Klan activity brought
thousands of white-sheeted members into the streets for rallies and into the
fields for crossburnings. Several widely publicized violent incidents and
street confrontations caused Klan ranks to swell. In November 1979, a caravan
of Klansmen and neo-nazis attacked an anti-Klan demonstration in North
Carolina and five demonstrators were murdered. Two trials yielded no
convictions -- and racist activity in the state grew geometrically. The
Invisible Empire Knights of the KKK attacked a civil rights demonstration in
Alabama the same year. Outside the South, Klan members were recruited in
California high schools and other racial hot spots.
A number of factors led to the decline in the Klan's ranks after 1982,
including the following: factional differences in leadership, an increase in
successful criminal prosecution and a growing anti-Klan movement -- including
several successful civil suits against the Klan.
As a result, some Klansmen joined with their neo-nazi comrades in an
underground "army." After several spectacular crime sprees, concerted federal
prosecution has crippled these terrorists.
As a result of these changes, new methods of countering hate groups have
become necessary. The Center for Democratic Renewal has forged a number of new
programs to meet this need since its name change two years ago.
The Center still monitors the activity of Klan groups and has a program
specifically designed to counter the growth of racist violence in north
Georgia. (see article, "Violent Incidents Continue in Georgia"). The program
there is based on similar projects in LaGrange, Cedartown and other
communities in the early 1980's. These experiences, as well as those of others
who have confronted this problem, are collected in a unique handbook, When
Hate Groups Come To Town, published in 1986.
In the past two years, the Center has also pioneered efforts to counter
the growth of Posse-type groups among farmers. In November 1985 the Center
organized model training for farm leaders and activists, rural clergy and law
enforcement. Since then a number of farmer advocacy organizations have become
involvved in the training and CDR-affiliated Prairiefire Rural Action has
helped lead the two-day sessions. Hundreds of people from 17 states and Canada
have taken the training.
The Identity movement has also been a focus of the Center's program work.
A CDR booklet on the subject, published last year by the National Council of
Churches, has led religious leaders and others from coast to coast to begin to
tackle this difficult problem.
Bigoted violence remains an on-going concern of the Center for Democratic
Renewal and its affiliated organizations. However, the movement of white
supremacists away from highly visible white robes and street confrontations to
long-term organizing efforts has heightened the importance of the Center's
recent leadership training and education efforts.
The last two years have provided rich experience from which all who
oppose hate group activities can learn.
ARYAN NATIONS CONGRESS MEETS IN JULY
Robert Miles and Richard Butler -- out on bail from their March 1987
sedition arrests -- joined 175 comrades an the annual Aryan Nations "Congress"
on July 11 and 12 in Idaho. Butler, who has been the ceremonial leader of the
Aryan Nations since its formation, recently underwent heart surgery and played
a subdued role at this year's meeting.
Georgia racist J.B. Stoner attended the event for the first time since
his release from prison for bombing a Black church during the '60's. Other
speakers included White Aryan Resistance (WAR) leader Tom Metzger, California
Klansman Bill Albers, neo-nazi Rick Cooper, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
chaplain Thom Robb and Canadian Terry Long.
Of special note was the speech by Jim Wickstrom, the Wisconsin Posse
Comitatus founder who has been living in Pennsylvania since his release from
jail. Wickstrom is a good organizer and his presence signaled that he was back
Since the Congress, Illinois Knights leader K.A. Badynski has moved into
the northwest. Badynski appears to have been nudged out of his leadership
position by Ed Novak. Rumors are that Badynski will make a bid for Butler's
spot as the head of the Aryan Nations.
At last year's meeting, big plans were discussed for the establishment of
an Aryan republic in the Pacific Northwest. This year most conversation
centered on coping with the recent round of sedition arrests. The white
supremacists have been plagued by a wave of defectors, whose testimony has
aided federal prosecutors' ongoing investigations of far-right plans for
NEO-NAZI PUSHES PHONY BANK NOTES
Victimizes Desperate Farmers --
A large scale national fraud has underscored the continuing vulnerability
of economically distressed farmers. Under the guise of a non-existent Nevada
corporation, Common Title Bond and Trust, Roger Elvick and others have issued
"Sight Drafts" with face values totaling millions of dollars. Despite Elvick's
claim to the contrary, the drafts are worthless.
Elvick is a charter member of the Committee of the States, which declared
itself the "dejure" government of the United States on July 4, 1984. The
Committee promised the "death penalty" for anyone interfering with it. Other
Committee members include Richard Butler -- the Aryan Nations leader recently
indicted for sedition -- and Bill Gale, a Posse Comitatus organizer, arrested
last Fall for conspiracy to kill IRS agents.
The "Sight Drafts" scheme by Common Title Bond and Trust works like this:
Debtors sign over their property titles to Common Title in exchange for Sight
Drafts. Common Title gives each debtor a Sight Draft (which looks like a
standard bank draft) for an amount in excess of the outstanding debt. The
debtor then is urged to present the Sight Draft to the bank holding the
original mortgage. The bank, in turn, is supposed to present the Sight Draft
to Common Title. Common Title would then send the bank a Bill of Exchange,
with instructions to the bank to present the Bill of Exchange to the Federal
Reserve system. The Federal Reserve is supposed to pay the bank in gold or
This procedure has gotten a farmer indicted in Shelby County, Iowa,
according to Dan Levitas of Prairiefire Rural Action, a farmers' advocacy
organization. The unfortunate farmer's bank originally accepted a Common Title
draft in payment for a $99,000 mortgage. Others have also accepted the drafts
as good payment, including a Minnesota real estate agent, a bank in Dallas and
a Nebraska bank.
James Patterson, a long-time Posse Comitatus activist in Kansas, was
arrested in July for issuing $757,000 in worthless sight drafts. Patterson's
entire operation consisted of a stack of Common Title papers and a check
writing machine to make it look official. Patterson had organized a number of
farmers' meetings in Kansas to promote the fraud scheme, including meetings in
Concordia and Great Bend.
Although he claims to be non-violent, Patterson is also a Committee of
the States member. In May he made a short appearance at a "Christian" Identity
meeting in Wichita. Patterson told the Wichita Eagle-Beacon that, "You cannot
take my citizenship belonging to the white race like the founding fathers and
make me a citizen under the Fourteenth Amendment like all the other races."
The same refrain is heard constantly in the so-called Christian patriot
movement. (The Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to the recently-freed
slaves after the Civil War.)
In addition to the Elvick-Patterson faction of Common Title Bond and
Trust, another faction is based in North Dakota. In September 1986, Merlyn
Yagow went to jail there after he attempted to pay off his farm debts to the
Federal Land Bank and Productive Credit Association with two of Elvick's sight
drafts. Minneapolis lawyer Wendy Nora defended Yagow. Nora, who has been
involved in several similar suits, claims that money issued by the Federal
Reserve is not constitutional because it is not backed by gold and silver.
Apparently a dispute broke out between Elvick and the North Dakota group,
which included Ron Brakke, William S. Williams and Byron Dale. Elvick issued
the group a "cease and desist" order to prevent them from using the Common
According to the Wichita Eagle-Beacon, federal investigators estimate
that over $300 million of worthless sight drafts are circulating in seven
states and Canada. Kansas Attorney General Bob Stephan has gone to court to
prevent Common Title from operating in Kansas.
The Common Title sight drafts are a more elaborate form of a scheme
called "Fractional Reserve Checks" cooked up by Conrad LeBeau of the Patriots
LeBeau, Elvick and other Poss-type organizers believe that the
Constitution has been usurped by failure to obey what they call "Christian
Common Law." Elvick claims that "Schools, the bar associations, media, and the
like, have perpetuated the big lie that the Constitution replaced the Articles
of Confederation..." Elvick and the Committee of the States believe that these
forces are "in usurpation of GOD'S KINGDOM...in service of the ANTI-CHRIST."
Common Title Bond and Trust, in Elvick's mind, must then be a part of
God's Kingdom. It is a peculiar notion for a fraud scheme that bilks
hard-working farmers fo their last dollars.
FAR-RIGHT YOUTH RECRUITMENT SERIOUS LONG-TERM THREAT
A July 25 attack on a 54-year-old Black school teacher by a group of
racist skinheads in San Jose and the mysterious "defection" of the young hate
group leader Greg Withrow are the latest incidents in a year of unprecedented
bigoted violence by white youths. On high school and college campuses, at rock
concerts and rallies, a new generation of white supremacists is in formation.
At the same time, a parallel tendency of extreme conservatives has taken root
in dozens of colleges. The growing attraction of young people to the extreme
conservative and white supremacist tendencies means that a serious
anti-democratic challenge will exist into the 21st century. The danger is not
diminished by the distinctions between the two tendencies, which together have
changed the shape of the political landscape in the last ten years.
Although the so-called "Reagan Revolution" appears to be sputtering to a
stop, the right-wing of the eighties may leave a damaging legacy.
Recent events have been an ugly portent of the future:
. * A Black student was harassed into resigning from the Citadel military
academy in South Carolina last November after a group of white students burned
a paper cross in his dormitory room.
. * Buildings at Smith College, an Ivy League school in the northeast, were
defaced with racist slogans.
. * At the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, a cross was burned in front of
a house into which a Black sorority was thinking of moving.
. * A series of assaults and harassments of Chicano students at a Chula Vista,
Calif., community college occurred after other Chicano students won seats to
the student government for the first time.
Events happened South and North, West and East, on-campus and off, at
blue-collar community colleges and elite universities. Blacks, Latinos, other
people of color, Jews, gays and lesbians and liberals were all targets. The
violence and vandalism are the warning signals of a much larger cancer.
Extreme Conservatives Recruit Students
Recent organizing by conservative extremists among students is not simply
an effort to bring new constituents to the ranks of voting Republicans.
Instead, right-wing leaders have aimed at cultivating a new generation of
leadership, generating a group of intellectuals who will provide the
conservative movement with a fresh supply of new ideas and challenging the
"liberal" consensus on the nation's campuses. They have been surprisingly
Since 1979, the Institute for Educational Affairs has helped fund over 60
conservative campus periodicals. The Institute was established by former
Treasury Secretary William Simon. Beer magnate Joseph Coors has also helped
underwrite campus conservatives. In many cases, outside funding and contacts
have been essential to the publications' existence. The publications have in
turn become the eye of storms of controversy, often as the result of cleverly
worded and thinly disguised racism. Perhaps the most notorious example was an
article attacking affirmative action in the Dartmouth Review, entitled "Dis
Sho Ain't No Jive, Bro." Many times the gutter language of Klan and neo-nazi
publications is tame compared to the venom produced at elite universities.
Other goals of conservative leaders have also been met. Elections to
student governments at major state univesities often revolve around issues
generated out of the pages of conservative monthlies. In addition, a large
number of campus conservatives have remained active in extreme right-wing
circles after graduation, sometimes staffing foundations, think-tanks and
political action committees in Washington.
Anti-communism remains the central ingredient in the conservative recipe
and the Sandinista government in Nicaragua is a favorite target. However,
there are other ideological targets which draw racist and bigoted responses:
the anti-apartheid movement among fellow students, affirmative action and gay
and lesbian student organizations.
Occasionally, the war of words spills into physical altercations.
Shantytowns constructed to protest South African apartheid were torn down at
Yale and Dartmouth. Gay students at the University of Chicago were harassed by
students calling themselves the "Great White Brotherhood of the Iron Fist."
Other incidents have occurred in the new atmosphere of intellectual bigotry
promoted by extreme conservatives.
The new movement of extreme conservatives on U.S. campuses is innovative
and rebellious, even if not anti-authoritarian. Unlike the stodgy Young
Americans for Freedom (YAF) of the sixties, it is growing, not shrinking.
Nevertheless, it remains an elite movement, with little connection to
More Than Parents Passing on Legacy of Hatred
Klan and neo-nazi groups, on the other hand, have reached out to
alienated and disaffected young whites who feel that they have no future. In
many cases, these are blue-collar youth who have little respect for their
teachers, their schools or law enforcement. Unlike the young extreme
conservatives, who are likely to be members of right-wing fundamentalist
churches or the campus Maranatha chapter, young neo-nazis usually don't attend
church. In many cases they are part of a youth subculture known as skinheads.
Skinheads are punk rockers known for their closely shaven hair. Other
punkers sport spiked hair styles and wild clothing. Skinheads and punks seek
to express their general sense of alienation through their music and dress.
Some punks have also become active in the peace and anti-apartheid movements.
A stratum of the skinheads have translated their personal code of violence
into racist activity and membership in neo-nazi organizations.
Although small, there has been a punk "scene" in every major metropolitan
area since British punk rockers first introduced the music in 1976. From the
very beginning, many British skinheads were attracted to the racist violence
of British neo-nazi groups like the National Front. British neo-nazis have had
years of experience organizing street tough skinheads and a new breed of
racist "political soldiers" have attacked Pakistanis, Indians, West Indian
blacks and Jews.
White supremacists in the U.S. have paid close attention to the
developments in Great Britain and have copied some of the organizing methods.
In fact, a U.S. tour by a British National Front band, Skrewdriver, is being
promoted by two Chicago groups -- Chicago Area Skinheads (CASH) and Romantic
The Aryan Youth Movement
An organization called the Aryan Youth Movement has captured the
alienation of white youths, including skinheads, and combined it with the
direct organizing of neo-nazis and Klan groups. The Aryan Youth Movement has
been creative in its approach -- reflecting some of the innovations of its
"parent" organization, White Aryan Resistance.
The youth group began in 1979 as the White Student Union, organized by
Greg Withrow in Sacramento, Ca. Withrow became increasingly radicalized over
the years. The White Student Union grew from three chapters to 20 and changed
its name to the Aryan Youth Movement. At the 1986 Aryan Nations meeting in
Idaho, Withrow was one of the most fiery speakers -- promising violence and
genocide in the future.
The name change reflected a new strategy. Instead of trying to become
respectable campus organizations, the Youth Movement proclaimed, "Our goal is
complete racial separatism, no more trying to work within the system and
student government." The organization also urged its members to gang up,
"...creating a gang-like mentality among young students and non-students
alike..." The groups also claimed it would "...use knives, chains, clubs,
nun-chuks and even guns..."
Besides the regular assortment of propaganda that any racist organization
distributes, the Aryan Youth Movement has also distributed a set of racist
comics aimed at young people. "White Power" rock and roll is also promoted,
but the organization claims that it is not just for skinheads -- "We have no
limit, we will be glad to have the Punk Rockers, Heavy Metalists, Skinheads,
New Wavers, Anarchists, and anyone else..."
Whatever their musical preference, the young neo-nazis have an
uninhibited penchant for raw violence. In July, Greg Withrow resigned from the
organization, claiming that he had fallen in love with a woman who taught him
not to hate. The organization's members retaliated for their leader's
resignation and he was attacked twice. On July 4 he claims he was beaten in
his own apartment with baseball bats. On August 9 his hands were nailed to a
board crucifixion-style. Withrow's fear for his life has prevented him from
identifying his assailants on either occasion. But the events are a grim
reminder of the meaning of the Aryan Youth Movement talk about cultivating
After Withrow's resignation, White Aryan Resistance (WAR) leader Tom
Metzger's son, John, was installed as president. Despite the close ties with
WAR, the youth group has managed to bill itself as a united front for a
variety of other groups. The Chicago chapters, for example, are made up of
members of CASH and others closely allied with the Illinois Knights of the Ku
The Aryan Youth Movement, unlike the Klan youth groups of the late
seventies and early eighties, is not merely an appendage of the adult
organizations. At that time, Klan youth groups were usually organized and led
by adult members of the Klan. Although some of the Aryan Youth Movement
chapters are led by adults today, most are organized by young people and more
likely to attract their peers.
However, on a number of important occasions young people have
independently displayed a dismaying sense of solidarity with adult Klan
On June 28, 1986, a crowd of over 1,000 young people turned out to hear a
Klan rally in Marquette Park in Chicago. After being incited by the Klan,
approximately 500 of the youths turned and attacked a small anti-Klan
demonstration across the street. A number of people were hurt in the assualt.
Youth Movement literature is explicit about the organization's ultimate
"Our goal is to create a network of white youth gangs and wolf packs
across the nation...the Aryan Youth Movement...salutes the wolf pack...for
hunting down and causing the death of Negro Michael Griffith, and for
physically beating with baseball bats Negros Cedric Sandiford and Timothy
Grimes in the New York area..."
The same literature contains a reminder of the stakes involved in
ignoring the present danger: "WHOEVER HAS THE YOUTH HAS THE FUTURE."
Attacks on Anti-Klan Activists --
VIOLENT INCIDENTS CONTINUE IN GEORGIA
The streets were empty Aug. 1 as white supremacists marched in Forsyth
County, Georgia. Extreme heat and an apparent exhaustion with the climate of
racial antagonism that has given the north Georgia county an international
reputation kept spectators away. Opponents of Ku Klux Klan activity in Forsyth
County area, however, continue to face harassment, while in other parts of
north Georgia, a rash of violent incidents was reported in July and August.
After six weeks of organizing, including participation in the local
Fourth of July parade, just over 100 members of the Southern White Knights and
the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan marched in Cumming, the seat
of Forsyth County. Most of the participants were robed. The high temperatures
and the lack of spectators apparently prompted the group, led by Invisible
Empire national leader James Farrands, to cut short the public action.
Farrands traveled to Cumming from his home state of Connecticut. The
participants regrouped later in the day to hold a nighttime rally and
Plans for the Aug. 1 activity caused concern in religious and human
rights circles. The Georgia Christian Council, for example, called on
Forsyth's clergy to help their congregations "pray for peace within
individuals who find a need to blame others for difficulties they are
The lack of visible support for the Aug. 1 action has not halted local
Klan and Klan-inspired harassment, however. Dean Carter, an initiator of the
first January brotherhood march, called in late July for the FBI to
investigate the possible violation of civil rights stemming from ongoing
harassment of him and his family. Carter notified the FBI that "since January
15, a number of incidents indicate a violent campaign to intimidate me and my
These acts have included telephone threats and nuisance calls, a July 4
shooting into his home (see Monitor No. 7) and other problems.
The action has not halted the Carter family's efforts to continue to seek
harmony in Hall and Forsyth County. Carter is kicking off a CDR-sponsored
"Hands Off Our Children" drive to challenge racist organizing among young
people in the area. The drive will include a petition campaign and
neighborhood meetings to educate community residents about the anti-democratic
thrust of local hate groups.
Other parts of north Georgia are experiencing ongoing turmoil inspired by
organized racism. North Georgia is the southernmost tip of the Appalachian
mountains, known as the Piedmont area. Since January, 18 of the region's 40
counties have reported Klan activity and/or racist violence.
Among incidents believed to be related to hate group organizing which
occurred during the summer were:
. * An attempted arson at the Forsyth County home of a man convicted for
participation in the racist attack on the second Brotherhood march in January.
The family member has since repudiated the Ku Klux Klan and apologized for his
. * Residents of Riverdale in Clayton County, a suburb of Atlanta, are coming
forward to relate rock throwings, vandalism, attempted firebombings and other
attacks with the earmarks of hate group attachment.
The complaints were sparked by the experiences of Elmo and Susan Seay and
their daughter, an interracial family that came forward to tell their own
story. The Seays recieved telephone death threats and had an attempted arson
at their home, among other incidents. Many families are for the first time
speaking publicly about the intimidation they have undergone. The victims are
white and Black, Jewish and Gentile, and members of an interracial Buddhist
congregation. Many report property damage. With the assistance of the CDR, the
families have organized an informal victim's group.
. * Residents of Gwinnett County, just north of Atlanta, report an increase in
racial incidents. Gwinnett has one of the fastest growing populations in the
U.S. and has long been the site of conflict.
The rash of incidents has prompted dismay among many area residents but,
to date, no unified response.
NEWS AND BRIEFS
Mississippi Crossburning Said Election Related
A cross was burned August 8 at the home of Marshall County, Mississippi,
sheriff Bobby Joe Adkins. Adkins, the second Black sheriff in the county since
Reconstruction, recently asked for a recount in a closely contested election.
Adkins' immediate predecessor, the first Black sheriff in the county, was
killed during a drug investigation. Adkins believes the burning cross was
related to the election recount and was racially motivated.
In another incident, a cross was burned the night of Aug. 14 outside a
regional NAACP youth conclave in Long Beach, Miss.
Duck Club Reorganizes
You may remember the Seattle Duck Club member who murdered the Goldmark
family on Christmas Eve, 1985. The Seattle Duck Club was part of a network of
conspiracy-minded, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-income tax cranks who dabbled in
racism and anti-semitism. Cocoa, Fla., businessman Bob White, who published
the Duck Book Digest and led the Duck Clubs, has a new enterprise: The Sound
Money Investor. White's new publication is devoted exclusively to various
predictions of economic collapse and personal financial investments. One of
White's preferences has been banking in the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica -- a
practice now made famous by Ollie North and his "enterprise."
Ollie North Is Hero To Aryans
GANPAC Brief, the anti-semitic newsletter published by Hans Schmidt and
the German-American Political Action Committee, reasoned that Oliver North was
a new national hero because, "...there can be little doubt...when they have a
choice...between an obnoxious minority-type lawyer (read Jew), an inscrutable
Asian-descent senator or a young boyish-looking and bemedaled Marine colonel
of majority-European background."
Former Klansman Becomes Fireman, Volunteers Quit
A former Christian Knights Klan Titan, Scott Lowe, became the first paid
fireman of Grovetown, Ga. As a result, the town's planning commission
chairman, Donald Thorton, and 20 volunteer firefighters resigned their posts.
Lowe was forced from his Klan post after he apologized to the community
following his arrest in an Augusta cross-burning. He was hired by the
"Christian" Identity Activity
. * Nashville radio station WSM-AM began a regular two-hour broadcast of
Identity sermons last May. The programs, which regularly occur at 7 p.m. on
Sunday, are from the Lord's Covenant Church. The Arizona-based church was made
infamous by now-deceased Sheldon Emry. Its current pastor is Ron Poch.
. * The Lord's Covenant Church yearly gathering was Aug. 8-13, in Prescott,
Ariz. Over two hundred people usually gather for a week of speeches and
. * A July 25 weekend Identity meeting in Tampa, Fla., was organized by the
New Christian Crusade Church. Luminaries included Jarah Crawford of the Aryan
Nations, propagandist Eustace Mullins, the above-mentioned Ron Poch and
Coloradan Pete Peters. New Christian Crusade has been the exclusive property
of former Nazi Party member James Warner but Craig DeMott has taken an
increasing role recently. DeMott has been running a school for "Biblical law"
and training new Identity ministers from his Lakemore, Ohio, home.
THE MONITOR is produced by the Research Department of the Center for
Democratic Renewal and published by the Democratic Renewal Education Fund,
Inc. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Lynora Williams,
Executive Director; Leonard Zeskind, Research Director.
This is issue #8 of THE MONITOR, a publication of the Center for Democratic
Renewal, P.O. Box 10500, Atlanta, GA. 404-221-0025
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