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  • Writer's pictureRhiannon Foster

Life after white supremacy: the former neo-fascist now working to fight hate

The Far Right | April 4, 2017

Tony McAleer has a word for people who have left violent extremist movements. He calls them “formers”.

McAleer is a former himself. In the 1980s, he was deeply involved in the neo-Nazi group White Aryan Resistance and was involved in anti-immigrant activism, Holocaust denial and street violence. In the 1990s, he attracted increasing notoriety through a series of publicity stunts and by running a white supremacist phone line.

And for the past 20 years, he has undergone the long, sometimes painful process of leaving it all behind.

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