Nationalist Movement

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The Nationalist Movement uses a variation of the Hungarian Arrow Cross, called the Crosstar, as its logo.

The Nationalist Movement is a Mississippi-based, white nationalist organization with headquarters in Wisconsin that advocates what it calls a "pro-majority" position. It has been called white supremacist by the Associated Press and Anti-Defamation League, among others.[1][2] Its leader was formerly Richard Barrett and is now Thomas Reiter. Its Secretary was Barry Hackney. Its activities include its Warrior-Training Camp, Unixandria Library, Crosstar website, Free-Tip news-service, Crosstar Forum, Crosstar Blogs, The Nationalist Dictionary, Airlink television-studios and Nationalist Legal-Defense Fund. Former activities included a Prisoner Pen-Pal Club and the All The Way newspaper. The symbol of the movement is the Crosstar.

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In 1987 the movement applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit status. This status was denied due to the organization's use of resources for non-charitable purposes. The movement filed a lawsuit challenging the decision on constitutional grounds, but was defeated.[3] The movement was active in protests against Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989. Its Neighborhood, Home, Family and Country parade and rally in South Boston drew crowds and police. It held a demonstration in Simi Valley, California in 1992, in defense of the police officers accused of beating Rodney King. In 1993, it held a Majority-Rights Freedom Rally at the Colorado State Capitol, in opposition to gay rights.

In 1992, it won in the United States Supreme Court, in Forsyth County, Georgia v. The Nationalist Movement, establishing new First Amendment jurisprudence, which lifted bans on its use of public property and mandated police protection for its parades and rallies. It was sued in 1993 by the Texas Human Rights Commission, alleging that it violated the federal housing bill, but it won the case and had prohibitions against free speech stricken from federal housing regulations. It has won over two dozen First Amendment–related cases.[citation needed] It is financed by donations of members and occasional court-awarded damages from opponents. It sees itself as policing the ranks of nationalists, often supporting the prosecution of competing white supremacists, such as Matthew Hale and David Duke.

Crosstar[edit]

Crosstar, the website of the Nationalist Movement, is maintained at the Marinette County Headquarters. Leaders include Travis Golie and Colby Palmer.

It was launched on June, 13, 1996. Richard Barrett served as administrator from its founding until his death in 2010 at which time Thomas Reiter was unanimously voted in as First Officer and Administrator of Crosstar. On November 11, 2011, the site relaunched in a modern, social network format. Members can network, express themselves with personal blogs, maintain "official" opinions, challenge each other to live debates, watch videos with or update the Nationalist Dictionary.

It uses a variation of the Crosstar as its insignia.

All The Way[edit]

All The Way was the official organ of the Nationalist Movement, published monthly at Learned, Mississippi. Correspondents included Travis Golie, Barry Hackney and Gerald McManus.

It was founded in June 1987. Richard Barrett served as editor from its founding until his death in 2010. In 1996, the publication migrated to the Internet, appearing in both print and online versions.

The newspaper maintained editorial policies in favor of what it termed "majority-rule democracy." It reported current events from a white supremacist standpoint, including appeals from Marines and others to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. All The Way showcased white supremacists, notably Edgar Ray Killen and billed itself as "the longest-running continually published nationalist newspaper."

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