The history of this faction within the Punk subculture dates back as early as the late 1970s, with an organization from England known as the Punk Front. This group was a division of the racialist organziation, The British National Front.
The Nazi Skinhead subculture took over as the leaders of the White Power sic movement soon after the demise of the Punk Front in the early 1980s. However, Nazi-Punkism started sparking up world-wide. It eventually hit America by the 1980s, during the rise of the American Hardcore Punk scene.
Although the numbers of Nazi Punks have always been small within the subculture, it should be noted that it has always existed.
Countries Nazi Punks have been found in include: England, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Brazil, Canada and the United States.
Nazi punk refers to neo-Nazis who claim to be a part of the punk subculture.
Nazi punk music is similar to most other forms of punk rock, although it usually differs by having lyrics that express hatred for minority groups such as Jews, blacks, multiracial people, and homosexuals. Nazi punk bands have played several styles of punk rock, including Oi!, streetpunk and hardcore punk. Nazi skinheads who play music similar to punk rock or heavy metal are considered part of a separate genre called Rock Against Communism.
Nazi punks often wear clothing and hairstyles typically associated with the majority of the punk subculture, such as: liberty spike or mohawk hairstyles, leather jackets, boots, chains and metal studs or spikes. Nazi punks tend to incorporate Nazi imagery into their appearance, however some forgo these symbols in order to avoid stigma from anti-fascists, who make up the majority of the modern day punk scene.
Other names for Nazi Punks include: White Power Punks, WP Punks, National Socialist Punks, NS Punks, and Hate Punks. "Punk's Not Red!" is a slogan used by some Nazi Punks. It is a play on the expression "Punk's Not Dead!", which was popularized by the band The Exploited. This slogan is also used by some anti-political punks who want the punk subculture to be apolitical.
Nazi Punk - Nazi Punk MusicMusically, Nazi Punk is similar to most other forms of punk music. Lyrically, their songs reflect hatred for the present governments world-wide as well as for minority groups such as: Jews, Blacks, Mestizos and Homosexuals. Nazi Punk bands have been found in several genres of Punk, including Oi! Punk, Streetpunk, and Hardcore Punk.
White Power Skinheads have also been known to play music that is similar to Punk in style. However, they don't claim to be part of the Punk subculture and therefore are not considered Nazi Punks. Their music is part of a separate genre called Rock Against Communism.
Nazi Punk - Nazi Punk Bands
- Arma Blanca
- The Dirty White Punks
- Ethnic Cleansing
- Fight For Freedom
- Final Blow 88
- Forward Area
- The Fuck-Ups
- Midgårds Söner
- Ódio Mortal
- Phase One
- The Raw Boys
- White Pride
Hate group - Violence by hate groupsThe California Association for Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) asserts that mainstream hate-groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the White Aryan Resistance preach violence against racial, religious, sexual and other minorities in the USA. These groups have hate hotlines, Internet websites and chartrooms, and a hate propaganda distribution networks designed to transform the fears of the economically challenged, the paranoid and the ignorant into violence, and to brutalize minorities and vandalize their property. They further assert that pseudo-mainstream hate groups are perhaps the most dangerous. Most of the population automatically tunes out messages from known racist groups like the Ku Klux Klan, because they know what their agenda is, but groups with a mainstream cover, who use mainstream terminology to spread their message, can find a much wider audience and thus be more dangerous.
An article by Joseph E. Agne, sees hate violence as a result of the successes of the Civil Rights Movement and assert that the Ku Klux Klan has resurfaced and new hate groups formed. The article talks about the use of propaganda via the use of magazines, songs, the Internet, cable TV, comic books, and other media to carry their message of hate. They field political candidates and boast of leaders at the highest levels of churches, corporations, and institutions. Agne asserts that it is a mistake to underestimate the strength of the hate-violence movement, its apologists, and its silent partners. 
Hate group - Verbal violenceDr. Ehud Sprinzak an expert in terrorism and hate crimes asserts that verbal violence is "the use of extreme language against an individual or a group that either implies a direct threat that physical force will be used against them, or is seen as an indirect call for others to use it." Sprinzak argues that verbal violence is often a substitute for real violence, and that the verbalization of hate has the potential to incite people who are incapable of distinguishing between real and verbal violence to engage in actual violence1.
Historian Daniel Goldhagen discussing anti-semitic hate groups, argues that we should view "verbal violence ... as an assault in its own right, having been intended to produce profound damage–emotional, psychological, and social–to the dignity and honor of the Jews. The wounds that people suffer by ... such vituperation ... can be as bad as ... a ... beating."2
In 1996, the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Los Angeles asked Internet access providers to adopt a "code of ethics" that would prevent extremists from publishing their ideas online. Internet providers that adopt the code would refuse service to individuals or groups that "promote violence and mayhem, denigrate and threaten minorities and women, and promote homophobia." In the same year, America Online Inc. said it may face charges in Germany for permitting German citizens to access neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic material on the global computer network (Los Angeles Times, 3 February 1996.)
The European Commission (EC) formed in 1996 the Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (CRAX), a pan-European group to "encourage the mixing of people of different cultures" from both inside and outside Europe, tasked to "investigate and, using legal means, stamp out the current wave of racism on the Internet" and hoping that the EC "will take all needed measures to prevent the Internet from becoming a vehicle for the incitement of racist hatred" (Newsbytes News Network, 31 January 1996).