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ITALY | Referendum reverse prompts Renzi resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 16:42 | Source: HOPE note hate |

Luca Orfeo reports from Rome In sections of the international media, yesterday’s results of the Italian referendum have already been simplified (and downgraded) to a populist vote in line with Brexit and Trump’s election in the USA. Before going into explanations and analysis, however, it is useful to line up the facts: • ...
AUSTRIA | Hofer humbled, FPÖ flops in Austria

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 21:00 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Martin Jordan in Vienna and Graeme Atkinson report Alexander Van der Bellen, a retired economics professor and former leader of the Green Party, won the Austrian presidential election against the far right FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer today. The first calculations of the vote count, including a projection of the postal votes that ...
AUSTRIA | Austria rejects far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in presidential election

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 19:07 | Source: The Guardian | Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/far-right-party-concedes-defeat-in-austrian-presidential-election

Austria has decisively rejected the possibility of the European Union getting its first far-right head of state, instead electing a strongly pro-European former leader of the Green party as its next president. Alexander Van der Bellen, who ran as an independent, increased his lead over the Freedom party candidate, Norbert Hofer, ...
AUSTRIA | Far right has second chance in Austrian presidential election

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:25 | Source: Reuters | Click here for original article

Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two. The knife-edge presidential run-off is all the more dramatic for being a re-run ...
ITALY | Europe holds its breath as Italy heads to the polls for critical referendum

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:17 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

He burst on to Italy’s political scene two years ago promising to reshape his country’s moribund politics, but it was an exhausted, careworn Matteo Renzi who urged Italians to say "yes" to his constitutional reforms when they vote in a referendum on Sunday. "We have 48 decisive hours in which ...
FRANCE | François Fillon wins French primary to be candidate for the right

Monday, 28 November 2016, 09:27 | Source: guardian |

François Fillon, the socially conservative former prime minister who plans to shrink the French state, has won the primary race to become the French right’s presidential candidate next spring. Fillon, 62, gained support in the final days of the primary race after writing a book on the dangers of “Islamic totalitarianism” ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right hopeful Hofer may back EU vote

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:04 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

push for a referendum on EU membership, if the EU became more centralised after Brexit. He told the BBC that while the 28-country bloc was important for Austria, he wanted a "better European Union". Austria's presidential vote re-run is on 4 December and the polls indicate the result is too close to ...
POLAND | The March of Hate

Monday, 14 November 2016, 15:45 | Source: Never Again Association/HOPE not hate |

By Rafal Pankowski for the NEVER AGAIN Association The annual nationalist march on the Polish Independence Day, 11 November, has arguably become the biggest far right gathering in Europe or, in fact, the world. According to estimates, it attracted around 50,000 – 100,000 participants in 2016. A glance at the demonstrators shows ...
GWERMANY | Neo-Nazis post list of Jewish sites on day of Kristallnacht

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 14:14 | Source: the local.de | Click here for original article

Berlin's New Synagogue, which was targeted during Kristallnacht in 1938. Photo: DPA. A Berlin neo-Nazi group posted a map of addresses on Facebook of around 70 Jewish establishments on the 78th anniversary of the 1938 so-called Kristallnacht pogrom. The Facebook post had the caption “Jews among us!” and showed a map with ...
USA | Donald Trump’s candidacy is the first time American politics has left me truly afraid

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 15:44 | Source: Vox.com | Click here for original article

Donald Trump has a path to become the next president of the United States on Tuesday. Donald Trump is not a man who should be president. This is not an ideological judgment. This is not something I would say about Mitt Romney or Marco Rubio. This is not a disagreement over ...