On white supremacist forum Stormfront, bonehead Chris Smith has announced the reformation of Volksfront, the neo-Nazi skinhead gang originally formed in the US in 1994, and established in Australia about a decade later.* The development is curious as Volksfront in the US announced its dissolution just over a year ago, in circumstances which remain somewhat obscure, but may be connected to the mass murder by neo-Nazi skinhead Wade Michael Page in August, and increased attention from the US government. Rose City Antifa:
believe that the announced dissolution of Volksfront should be treated with some caution: Volksfront has auto-dissolved once before, in 1998, when members of Volksfront in Portland including Krager were under increased police scrutiny and decided to take apart Volksfront as an above-ground organization. Volksfront then publicly resurfaced in 2001 after three years underground. Randal Krager also made a December 2004 announcement that he had given up leadership of the organization, but was soon enough back as the head of Volksfront. The latest Volksfront announcement may therefore mainly be made out of political convenience. It is possible that key Volksfront activists will continue to work as an underground network, as there is precedent for this in the organization’s history.
Note that prior to this point, VF has operated only in NSW, and a gentleman’s agreement has existed between it and the boneheads belonging to the Southern Cross Hammerskins, restricting VF’s activities to that state. Presumably, the two gangs have arrived at a new understanding. (Smith runs the Anti-Antifa Australia blog and distributes neo-Nazi propaganda via the Heathen Noise website.) Otherwise, VF has worked in close cooperation with Welf Herfurth’s ‘national anarchist’/New Right groupuscule in Sydney, and these ties would appear to remain fairly strong.