The Journal-Sentinel further reports that Mark Pitcavage, investigative research director of ADL, claims that they've linked Cook to Volksfront through photographs and Internet postings, although they acknowledge that Volksfront doesn't accept females for membership.
After two media enquiries, Volksfront decided to set the record straight. In a blog post entitled "Volksfront Response to Media Inquiries Regarding Wade Page", they deny that Page was ever a member, characterized the shooting as an act of demented criminal cowardice, decries the lack of quality control in the white nationalist movement, and offers their symapthies to the families of the shooting victims. Here's the full statement:
Wade Page was not, and has never been a member of, or associate of our organization. Volksfront has no dealings with Wade's band or the organization he belongs too, neither of which are welcome at Volksfront events. Wade has never attended a Volksfront event nor has his band ever played a Volksfront organized function.
Volksfront feels this act was an act of demented criminal cowardice. The 'White Nationalist' movement is fractured and has many organizations, many of whom are hostile to each other, it is inaccurate to label or consider all organizations the same or unified. It is not a unified 'movement' and has a myriad of standards, structures and belief systems.
Unfortunately not all organizations do their due diligence in controlling their rhetoric or enforcing a code of conduct and that allows rejects, outcasts and deviants to infiltrate certain segments of the loosely defined 'White Nationalist" movement. Volksfront was the first, and may be the only, folkish organization to publicly reject violence as a political tool and as morally objectionable.
Volksfront is saddened by this event and our sympathies go out to the families of the victims and officers involved.
In our opinion Wade Page was a coward and disgrace to his people.
Despite the denial, ABC News still reported that Page was an associate of Volksfront, although they included Volksfront's denial in the story.
In a previous post entitled "Wisconsin Shooting - Possibly Linked to Domestic Terrorism", Volksfront explicitly stated their objection to the use of violence as a political tool and classified it as immoral. To those who would use violence as a political tool, they wrote "You are not a soldier when you attack women, children and the defenseless. You are a murdering criminal. You are not a revolutionary and will not be remembered as one". You can read their baseline political positions HERE.
Volksfront was officially founded October 20th, 1994, in Portland, Oregon. Since its founding, they've grown into an international brotherhood with members, prospects and supporters throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Volksfront is a secular fraternal organization for working persons of European descent; their activities and interests include events, concerts, media distribution & creation, joint land ownership projects, business creation and the social and financial betterment of their members. As an example of their activism, they're holding what is called "Althing 2012" in St. Louis from Sept. 1-3, which will feature live music, BBQ, camping, athletic competition, and seminars. The term "Althing" comes from the Icelandic word for "parliament"; the Icelandic Althing is the oldest parliamentary institution in the world still extant.