Neo-Nazis Are Using Climate Disasters to Recruit New Members

August 11, 2023

But PINE is a new front for the neo-Nazi street gang NSC-131, which formed in 2019 and has chapters across New England. While NSC-131 brazenly touts Nazi symbols and throws up Hitler salutes during public appearances, PINE is intended as a softer, more socially acceptable mask. A recent joint report by Grist and HuffPost looked at Oath Keepers and other militias’ exploitation of climate disasters over the years. Oath Keepers also traveled to Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017 following hurricanes, and returned to Florida the following year after Hurricane Michael. Along with breakfast, members of the militia passed out business cards with QR codes and directions of how to join their organization, NBC reported.