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Rock Against Communism


Rock Against Communism

Dutch RAC band Brigade M in 2009

Rock Against Communism (RAC) started out as series of political rock concerts in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, and is also a name for the subsequent music genre.[1][2] Rock Against Communism lyrics typically feature anti-communist themes but can and usually do include white nationalist, white supremacist, and neo-fascist politics[3] as well.


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • External links 4


The Rock Against Communism movement originated in the British National Party. By the late 1980s, the RAC name had given way to the White Noise Club (another NF-based group), and later Blood and Honour, which was set up by Donaldson and his friend Nicky Crane when they fell out with the NF leadership.[4] As hardcore punk music became more popular in the 1990s and 2000s, many white power bands took on a more hardcore-influenced sound.

See also


  1. ^ B&H / C18 - A Tribute to Ian Stuart
  2. ^ RAC: A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c "The soundtrack of neo-fascism: youth and music in the National Front," Patterns of Prejudice, 2013
  5. ^ WNP - Memoirs of a Street Soldier Part 8
  6. ^ Fraser, Douglas (2001-08-26). "The Bigotry that won't disappear; He claims that his BNP views are". The Sunday Herald. 

External links

  • Hate on Display: RAC - from Anti-Defamation League
  • Ian Stuart Donaldson and a legacy of hate - from BBC 4
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