Extremism

Nationalist Front (formerly known as the Aryan Nationalist Alliance)

Logos for Nationalist Front and Aryan Nationalist Alliance

Logos for Nationalist Front and the Aryan Nationalist Alliance.

Overview:

Nationalist Front, which was an umbrella organization led by the National Socialist Movement (NSM), was formed to unite various facets of the white supremacist movement. Its ultimate goal was to create a white ethno-state in America. Nationalist Front fell apart in late 2017-early 2018.

Origins:

Nationalist Front was originally called the Aryan Nationalist Alliance. The Aryan Nationalist Alliance was formed in April 2016 during the NSM’s National Meeting in Georgia. It included Klan groups, racist skinheads, and neo-Nazis and held small, mostly localized events that rarely drew more than 25 individuals. In November 2016, the ANA changed its name to Nationalist Front. At the same time, the now-defunct Traditionalist Worker Party became part of the alliance. The League of the South and Vanguard America joined the alliance after the Nationalist Front rally in Pikeville, Kentucky, in April 2017.

Ideology:

Nationalist Front promoted a virulent form of anti-Semitism, blaming many of the country’s problems on Jews. The organization believed that the dissolution of the U.S. government was the only way to build their ethno-state, which would be devoid of Jews and other minorities.

The group’s mission statement proclaimed, “We too in America can end the Federal tyranny and have a positive future for our people by establishing on the North American an ethnostate for our people. Each racial group in America can and should establish for themselves a nationalist community where they can be independent and govern themselves according to their culture and ethnic self interest [SIC].”

Activity:

Between April 2016 and October 2017, the Nationalist Front (aka Aryan Nationalist Alliance) participated in several public rallies:

Shelbyville, Tennessee, October 28, 2017: Roughly 200 individuals associated with the Nationalist Front  participated in a White Lives Matter rally.

Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017: Several groups associated with the Nationalist Front participated in the Unite the Right rally including the National Socialist Movement, Traditionalist Workers Party and Vanguard America.

Pikeville, Kentucky, April 28, 2017: Several dozen NSM members, along with other groups associated with the Nationalist Front, participated in the NSM’s annual spring rally.

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Nationalist Front in Pikeville, Kentucky

Chicago, Illinois, January 18, 2017: Approximately 15 individuals associated with the NSM and the Nationalist Front demonstrated in Daley Plaza.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 5, 2016: Several dozen NSM members, accompanied by other groups associated with the Nationalist Front, participated in the NSM’s annual fall rally.

Rome, Georgia, April 23, 2016: Several dozen NSM members, accompanied by other groups associated with the Aryan Nationalist Alliance, participated in the NSM’s annual rally.

 

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