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Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white,soc.culture.yugoslavia
Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Yugoslavia
Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey
         of Neo-Nazi Skinheads"
Followup-To: alt.skinheads

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-yugoslavia
Last-Modified: 1995/09/20

                      Yugoslavia

There is a small but energetic Serbian Skinhead scene in The
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a country now comprising
Serbia and Montenegro). The Skins' focus is on Serbian
nationalism, but they also embrace the racism and
anti-Semitism of their comrades around the world.

A Yugoslavia-based branch of a United States gang called
United White Skinheads is run by Branko Kunovki of Belgrade.
Kunovski, in a letter he wrote, took credit for vandalizing a
Belgrade synagogue with Nazi stickers from Gary Lauck's
Nebraska-based NSDAP-AO and boasted that he booby-trapped
them with hidden razors. Kunovski also runs _Predskaanje_
(Prediction), a skinzine, and distributes Serbian Skinhead
music internationally. The British skinzine _Last Chance_
reports a "massive" "oi" music scene in Serbia that includes
several nationalist Skinhead bands. Ritam Nereda (Rhythm of
Disorder) is the most well-known; they sing some songs in
English and have received favorable reviews in American and
British skinzines. In a 1993 issue of _Dixie Rose_, a
now-defunct skinzine from Texas, Boban, the band's singer,
described his outlook on recent Yugoslav history:

  We think about ourselves as victims of the so called
  "New World Movement." If the United (Z.O.G.)* Nations
  hadn't fucked us up everything would be over. We would
  have our territory back, have saved our people, stopped
  the Muslims from conquering Europe again, and the war
  would've ended a long time ago.

Other popular bands are Directori (Directors) and Generacija
Bez Buducnosti (Generation Without a Future). The
Detroit-based zine _Resistance_ reports that videos of these
bands as well as Ritam Nereda have been shown on television.
(Anti-Defamation League, 84-85)

* Z.O.G., or Zionist Occupied Government, is a term used
mainly by American extremists to indicate Jewish domination of
the government.

                          Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide
Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League,
1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
10017.

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