Volksfront, a virulently racist and anti-Semitic group, has become the most active neo-Nazi group on the West Coast and maintains close alliances with many other hate groups. Since its creation in 1994, the group has been growing nationally and internationally. One of Volksfront’s primary goals is to establish an autonomous whites-only living space in the Pacific Northwest and, to this end, the group claims to have purchased several acres of property in Oregon and Washington State.
Leaders: Randal Lee Krager and Richard Arden|
Founded: Created by four inmates in an Oregon prison in 1994
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
Publications: Quarterly magazine Folk Tribune; Thule Publications (defunct)
Other ventures: White power rock concerts, online discussion forums, Internet radio
Composition: Mostly young white males, the majority of whom are neo-Nazi skinheads
Ideology: White supremacy, neo-Nazism
Criminal Activities: Assaults, murder, violent intimidation
Affiliations: Hate rock bands Intimidation One, Frontline, Jew Slaughter and Criminal Culture; closely associated with Women for Aryan Unity, Hammerskin Nation, Christian Guard, Aryan Nations, Golden State Skinheads and American Front; the group has chapters in other countries including Canada, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia
Since Volksfront founder Randal Krager returned the group to the public sphere from an “underground” period lasting from roughly 1999 to 2001, it has opened up several new chapters, has held large gatherings and has forged alliances with other hate groups. The group holds hate rock concerts, publishes hate literature, and produces a white power radio show on the Internet. While Volksfront presents itself as a non-violent “pro-white fraternal association,” many of its members have been convicted of violent hate crimes.