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Subject: [09/18] The Heritage Front: Tools of the Trade
Summary: The League for Human Rights (B'nai Brith Canada) 1994
         report on the extremist organization The Heritage
         Front

Archive/File:
pub/orgs/canadian/league-for-human-rights/heritage-front/tools-of-the-trade
Last-Modified: 1995/11/29

                     Tools of the Trade

                         Newsletter

Since January, 1992, the Heritage Front has been publishing 
_Up Front_, a monthly update on  Heritage Front activities and 
forum for Heritage Front supporters. _Up Front_ covers the basic  
Heritage Front topics: immigration, employment equity, race-mixing, 
anti-racists, White Pride, and the public mindset. The magazines 
also contain advertisements for Heritage Front videos, t-shirts, 
baseball caps, and cards, and reviews of "anti-White propaganda". 
The articles are less subtle than other Heritage Front material, as 
_Up Front_ is distributed by subscription (rates are given for Canada, 
the U.S.A., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), and thus  
reaches a select audience. Titles include: "Re-inventing the Round 
Earth Society," "America's Racial Chaos," "Planned Barrenhood," and 
"Wake Up Call." David Duke and Ernst Zundel are among the list of 
contributors.  

In only two years, however, _Up Front_ has evolved into one of the 
most virulently racist propaganda voices in Canada. Featuring 
articles by David Duke, David Lane, and other American and Canadian 
hatemongers, the paper focuses on the persecution of the White race  
at the hands of immigrants and people of colour. Editorials on 
various social topics are written, with a predictably intolerant 
viewpoint.  

_Up Front_, most significantly, is used by the Front to actively 
recruit new members. Back issues are given to potential recruits 
to orient them to the movement. Proceeds from the sale of the  
publication allegedly goes to fund other Heritage Front projects.  

One article in the March 1999 issue of _Up Front_ proclaims, "If 
they [minorities and 'White racial traitors'] do not quickly allow 
us the same rights of preservation that have been granted to  
minorities, matters could become awfully ugly." _Up Front_, the 
self-proclaimed voice of the Heritage Front, is an example of that 
ugliness, and provides a clear view of the Front's intentions.  

                            Flyers

Distribution of flyers is one of the most common ways that the 
Heritage Front gets their message out. Posters stapled to telephone 
poles, as well as leaflets handed out by supporters, are quite  
effective for promoting Front events and hate ideology.  

Card-sized flyers are often placed in library books dealing with 
World War II, European history, Nazism and war. In addition, there 
have been several cases of flyers being slipped into high  
school lockers throughout Ontario. The materials tend to stress 
"White Pride" rather than ethnic genocide or race war. The flyers 
usually have the telephone number of the Front. Many students  
first learn of the existence of the HF from posters and other 
propaganda.  

The Heritage Front has engaged in widespread propaganda 
distribution campaigns. This material has been discovered on 
windshields in Ottawa, Quebec, Halifax, Kitchener/Waterloo,  
throughout Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario, and is often 
disseminated at shopping mall or subway parking lots. Flyers have 
also been distributed to homes in the Bathurst/Wilson and  
Dufferin/Wilson areas by skinheads; others were found posted on 
telephone poles in Broadview/Danforth area. Leaflets were found in 
the Don Mills-Finch area, as well as at a high school in a nearby 
area. Some neighbourhoods, including Riverdale, Mount Pleasant and  
Eglinton have been flooded with flyers advertising the Front's 
'anti-immigration hotline for the White Majority.'  

The flyers focus on and denigrate visible minorities. One standard 
leaflet features six photographs of Black and Asian men and is 
titled, "Preserve the Diversity of the Races - Stop all immigration 
which will destroy the uniqueness of the founding people of Canada." 
The primary goal of these flyers is to interest the public enough to 
phone the Heritage Hotline, the main mouthpiece of the Heritage Front 
and an important recruitment device.  

~
The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, 15 Hove
Street, Downsview, Ontario M3H 4Y8. 416-633-6224.

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