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Race Traitor By Elisa Hategan

New Biography From Former Neo-Nazi Leader Tells Whole Story Of How CSIS Built The Heritage Front's Militant Youth Wing

by Daniel Johnson

A new book called 'Race Traitor' was published on March 15, 2014, written by former white supremecist Elisa Hategan. Hategan has spent most of her life in hiding, after she was a part of the militant youth wing of the Heritage Front in the early 90s, and testified against other members. 

While CSIS informant Grant Bristow, who created and organized the skinheads, was well paid and given protection at tax-payers expense after it was all over, Hategan was paid nothing and has been provided with no protection whatsoever. 

Part biography and adventure story, part expose of how our legal system plays against itself at public expense, this book should be mandatory reading for anti-racists who believe the system is really on their side: 

The book is available at Amazon.

From the book description: 

Set in 1990s Toronto, RACE TRAITOR is the visceral true story of a teenage girl who becomes entangled in Canada’s most powerful white supremacist group, the Heritage Front – a domestic terrorist group later revealed to have been created and funded with the assistance of Canada’s spy agency, Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS). 

To sixteen-year old runaway Elisse, the new friends she encounters in the secretive Heritage Front are the family she’s never had. They feed her when she’s hungry, watch her back, and Wolfgang Droege, one of the group’s charismatic leaders, introduces her to a trusted friend, notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, who provides her with shelter and work. 

In less than a year, Elisse evolves into an extremist groomed for a leadership role in the far-right movement. Her loyalty earns her the attention and tutelage of Grant Bristow, co-founder of the Heritage Front, who is training a secret faction of skinheads and neo-Nazis in information-gathering and terror tactics targeting political opponents. Rapidly drawn into their web of hatred, Elisse witnesses an escalating campaign of terror from which there seems no way out. 

Forced to confront her sexual orientation and secret heritage, Elisse realizes that she must fight back. But when she attempts to shut down the vicious organization that had brainwashed her and terrorized innocent Canadians, she learns that a darker force is behind the façade of the Heritage Front: Canada’s own spy agency, backed by the government that was supposed to protect her. 

At only eighteen, Elisse’s testimony will lead to the criminal convictions of prominent white supremacists including Wolfgang Droege. Within months, Grant Bristow would be exposed as an undercover CSIS agent. Although Operation Governor never led to the arrest of a single Canadian racist, Bristow will be placed into the Witness Protection Program and given a package worth hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, while the teenage girl who had named him as a criminal will be denied police protection and forced to go on the run for her life.

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