Nationalist Social Club – NSC 131

Nationalist Social Club logo, white on black background. Nazi lightning bolt "S" is mirror imaged to make the "N" and "S" which are enclosed by "C” and "131" is written in the center.
Black and white poster or flyer with text and logo. Logo is for the Nationalist Social Club, a black circle reading "Anticommunist, anticapitalist" and "131" with stylized "SS". Also has crossed out sickle and hammer and crossed out bag of money. Headline reads "White Men" and follows with "Black Lives Matter and Antifa communist terrorists are coming to your community soon to wreak havoc against white people. Organize your own local crew to protect your family and property! Contact for assistance."
Relevance to the New England Landscape:

Nationalist Social Club-131 is a neo-Nazi group started in Massachusetts in November 2019. 131 is alphanumeric code for “Anti communist action.” Chris Hood is a known white supremacist and fascist from Malden, currently living in Pepperell. He has been involved in far right organizing since he was 16.

He was a member of many extreme far right groups, such as the Proud Boys, Patriot Front, and the neo-Nazi group The Base. NSC brands itself as a neo-Nazi street gang formed to combat Jewish people, leftists, LGBTQ+ people, and anyone they deem “anti-white.” NSC functions much like Patriot Front.

Their goal is to create a white ethnostate in New England. They see northern New England as an ideal hub for racist organizing because it is the whitest part of the US. Like other white supremacists, they see COVID-19 denialism and anti-BLM movements as recruiting opportunities. They have also claimed chapters in Texas, Appalachia, Germany, Virginia, and Indiana.

Several NSC members have been arrested for illegal weapons charges and child pornography. Other members have served jail sentences for hate crimes.

NSC believes high visibility and overt racism/bigotry helps them attract new members. NSC started with Patriot Front-style photo ops, banner drops, flyering, graffiti, and vandalism. In 2022, NSC increased their focus on unannounced counter-protests and stand outs. They have targeted:

  • Immigrant communities in Kingston, MA, and Lewiston, ME
  • Leftist bookstores in MA and RI
  • Drag queen and LGBTQ events in NH, MA, and elsewhere

They proudly identify with the original Nazis and other historical racists including the KKK. They understand themselves as a “White Defense Force.” Their public Telegram channel features:

  • Racist, misogynistic, and homophobic/transphobic content
  • Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, such as “Jews control the government and media”
  • Racist conspiracy theories, such as “Black and Hispanic gangs overrun New England”
  • Anti-communist rhetoric
Photo of men in black hoodies with their faces covered standing on an overpass running across Storrow Drive in Boston with a banner that reads: "WHITE PATIENCE HAS LIMITS". It is day-time and cars are passing underneath.
Boston 2022
Image of 6 men standing at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston at night. They're all wearing face coverings that have the number 131 on them. The piece of the monument they are standing next to reads: "SHOAH"
NSC at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston 2021
A collage of four photos, the top photo shows a group of men standing outside of Worcester City Hall holding the NSC 131 flag, and a banner that reads: "DIVERSITY IS GANG VIOLENCE". The photos beneath (3) show them walking towards the city hall.
Banner says: Diversity = Gang Violence

NSC embraces Nazi imagery (sometimes “ironically” as in their name, a play on “national socialist movement”) and openly espouses white supremacist ideas and policy goals. NSC’s creation also marks the steady shift to more blatant racism by individuals who were previously involved in Boston Free Speech and/or Super Happy Fun America/Resist Marxism.

A photo of a graffiti corner. The graffiti includes (from top-down, left-to right): Top row: a swastika, a "kill ur local red" and a cross with "NSC" in the top left corner, "PVD" in the top right, "131" in the bottom left and "614" in the bottom right. A circle runs around the middle of the cross. Bottom row: "RIP ANTIFA" "131" "WEIMER"
NSC graffiti 2021
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