Duck Club

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The Duck Club was a right-wing organization within the United States, founded in 1980 by a Florida businessman Robert White when he was diagnosed with cancer.[1] In summer 1980 White published a magazine, and a cartoon featuring a duck in a B1 bomber defending the Panama Canal became the namesake of the clubs White founded.[2] In 1983, White's cancer was responding to treatment and began to restructure the Duck Club organization to stem financial losses.[3]

Among White's subscribers, David Lewis Rice was a member of the Duck Club, and in 1985 murdered four members of the Goldmark family in Seattle, believing them to be Jewish Communists.[4]

A 1988 report by the Center for World Indigenous Studies lists the Duck Club as one of several Anti-Indian organizations operating in support of the Northwest Territorial Imperative, an irredentist movement to establish a White homeland in the Pacific Northwest.[5]

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  1. ^ "The Duck Club, founded by Robert White, diagnosed with cancer in 1980, was all but defunct by 1984, two years before the murders"
  2. ^ Kathy Marks, Adolfo Caso. Faces of right wing extremism. Branden Books, 1996. ISBN 0-8283-2016-0, ISBN 978-0-8283-2016-0. Pg 94-95
  3. ^ Steven E Atkins Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History 2011 - 1598843508 "In 1983, White announced that he was no longer dying and tried to restructure the Duck Club organization on a sounder financial basis.93 In the process of restructuring the Duck Clubs and during the resurgence of the right wing during the ."
  4. ^ http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=3577
  5. ^ Competing Sovereignties: in North America and the Right-Wing and Anti-Indian Movement. 1998