White Power Music Company Targets Schools with Hate CDs; ADL Alerts Educators to Threat

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White Power Music Company Targets Schools with Hate CDs; ADL Alerts 
Educators to Threat
9/27/2004 10:07:00 AM

To: National Desk, Education Reporter

Contact: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747, or Todd Gutnick, 212-885-7755, both 
of the Anti-Defamation League

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In an effort to attract young people 
to the music and ideology of neo-Nazi bands, a hate music company with 
links to dangerous neo-Nazi and skinhead groups plans to distribute 100,000 
"sampler CDs" at schools across the United States in the coming weeks.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which tracks the activities of extremists 
and reports its findings to law enforcement and the public, has been 
alerting school districts across the country to the planned CD distribution 
effort, dubbed "Operation Schoolyard USA" by its organizers.

Spearheaded by Panzerfaust Records, a neo-Nazi music label based in 
Newport, Minnesota, the distribution campaign will target schools with 
sampler CDs of songs by various white power bands whose music is filled 
with racist and anti-Semitic themes. The record company plans to draw on a 
network of "volunteers" from various white supremacist groups to help 
distribute the CDs at schools across the country. The target audience, 
according to Panzerfaust, is middle and high school children ages 13 to 19.

"Once again, the hate groups are finding ways to repackage their 
old-fashioned hatred and anti-Semitism into new, more deceptively 
attractive forms that can appeal to a younger audience," said Abraham H. 
Foxman, ADL National Director. "Instead of handing out leaflets on street 
corners, they are creating video games and CDs and Web sites whose aim is 
to attract children by at first concealing their real agenda and message."

Since first learning of the campaign several weeks ago, ADL has been 
working to notify school officials of the Panzerfaust campaign. In 
addition, ADL has published on its Web site at www.adl.org visuals and 
information on hate music and an "Educator Alert" to help school officials, 
parents and caregivers better identify the symbols and warning signs 
commonly associated with hate music.

"Panzerfaust has intentionally designed its CDs to lure unsuspecting teens 
with a free giveaway that has the appearance of being just another free 
compilation of cutting edge music," said Mr. Foxman. "In reality it is a 
thinly veiled attempt to attract kids to hateful, racist music and white 
power bands."

In a bulletin to national school officials, ADL explained the campaign's 
goals: "Panzerfaust hopes to use the hard-driving music to recruit youth to 
its racist and anti-Semitic ideology, and plans to make the CD readily 
available on its Web site for just 15 cents, so that white supremacist 
groups can easily purchase large quantities to hand out to kids. In hopes 
of disguising the content of the CD, Panzerfaust points out that it has 
been designed "to be ...inconspicuous and not overtly racial... so that it 
will be able to fly below the radar screen of teachers and other people...."

Panzerfaust Records

Panzerfaust, which has grown considerably in the last few years, offers for 
sale CDs from hundreds of hate music bands from the U.S. and abroad. The 
company is largely run by former members of the virulently anti-Semitic and 
neo-Nazi National Alliance and now competes with the Alliance's own hate 
music company, Resistance Records, once the most successful such business 
in the country.

The Panzerfaust CD distribution was modeled after a project begun by 
neo-Nazis in Germany, also dubbed "Project Schoolyard," which was thwarted 
earlier this year after German authorities learned of the plan and 
confiscated the CDs. While protected by the First Amendment in the U.S., 
the dissemination of racist and anti-Semitic materials is illegal in Germany.

Panzerfaust has announced the tracks it plans to include on the CD, which 
includes music from some of the most popular and virulently racist and 
anti-Semitic white power bands. Tracks on the CD (Source: Panzerfaust Web 

1. Bound for Glory: "Tornado"

2. H8Machine: "Wrecking Ball"

3. Max Resist: "Ballad of Johnny Rebel"

4. Bound for Glory: "Hate Train Rolling"

5. Brutal Attack: "Under the Hammer"

6. Final War: "Tales of Honor"

7. Bound for Glory: "Teutonic Uprise"

8. Before God: "The Last Line of Defense"

9. Youngland: "Waitin' for the Ride"

10. Midtown Boot Boys: "White Kids"

11. Max Resist: "Ghost"

12. Fortress: "Commie Scum"

13. Rebel Hell: "Thirst for Conquest"

14. Bully Boys: "Jig Run"

15. Youngland: "American Justice"

16. Final War: "The Nationalist"

17. Day of the Sword: "White Supremacy"

18. Aggressive Force: "Might is Right"

19. Fortress: "Parasite"

20. Skrewdriver: "The Snow Fell"

EDITORS NOTE: Further background on Panzerfaust, extremist groups and white 
power music is available online at 
To speak with an expert, contact ADL Media Relations at 212-885-7747 or 

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading 
organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that 
counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



/© 2004 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/


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