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USA | Marcus Faella, American Front leader, sentenced to 6 months in jail

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 19:48 | Source: Orlando Sentinel | | Click here for original article

Marcus Faella, head of the neo-Nazi American Front, was sentenced to six months in jail on Tuesday for teaching firearms and hand-to-hand combat skills to followers preparing for an anticipated race war. Circuit Judge Jon Morgan handed down the sentence after describing the white supremacists as the gang that couldn't shoot ...
RUSSIA | Maxim Martsinkevich, Russian neo-nazi known for torturing gays, has labour camp sentence reduced

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 19:45 | Source: Huffington Post | | Click here for original article

Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich, who has reportedly made videos torturing gay men, has had his five-year labor camp sentence reduced to less than three. Martsinkevich, who is the founder of the Russia "Occupy Pedophilia" vigilante movement and is known locally as Tesak (or “Machete”), had his sentence adjusted on appeal because ...
GREECE/AUSTRALIA | Golden Dawn offenses date back to 1996, lawyers say

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 19:36 | Source: ekathimerini.com | | Click here for original article

A document submitted to an Athens court on Tuesday lists dozens of lawsuits and convictions involving members and supporters of neofascist Golden Dawn going back to 1996, indicating that the party’s alleged criminal activity started much earlier than 2008, as suggested by prosecutor Isidoros Doyiakos, who has been handling an ...
SPAIN/ARGENTINA | Spain won't arrest former fascist ministers

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 19:27 | Source: thelocal.es | | Click here for original article

The Spaniards included the two former ministers Rodolfo Martin Villa, 79, who was an official during the dictatorship and after, and José Utrera Molina, 86, who was housing minister under Franco, Spain's dictator from 1939-1975. As minister for union relations in transitional Spain, Villa is accused of ordering a police ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi to face child sex abuse charges

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 19:24 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

File photo of TIno Brandt being arrested in 1995. Photo: DPA Far-right extremist and former informant for the security services Tino Brandt will face charges of serious sexual abuse of children. State prosecutors in Gera, Thuringia, said that Brandt, 39, would answer 157 charges for acts that took place between 2011 ...
POLAND | Nationalist groups clash with police in Warsaw on Independence Day

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 03:12 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

Police in Warsaw used water cannon and fired rubber bullets into the air on Tuesday to push back several hundred masked men who broke away from a far-right march and threw stones and flares at lines of riot police. Nationalist groups who believe traditional Polish values are under threat march through ...
AUSTRALIA | Antisemitic abuse in Australia increased by a third over the past year

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 00:17 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Antisemitic abuse has increased by more than a third in the past year, according to a register of incidents kept by Australian Jewish groups. A Bondi gang attack on five Jewish people, two of them aged over 60, and a Jewish family being pelted with dirt from a car after ...
SPAIN/GREECE | Greek fascist party snubs Spanish "offshoot"

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 12:51 | Source: thelocal.es | | Click here for original article

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has denied any links with a Spanish party of the same name (Amanecer Dorado) which was officially registered in Spain in October. "We have read about it in the press, but don't know anything else," said a spokesperson for Golden Dawn of a Spanish party using ...
POLAND/UK | Nigel Farage’s new friend in Europe: :"When women say no, they don’t always mean it"

Monday, 10 November 2014, 20:46 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Dapper in bow tie and blazer, Nigel Farage’s new European ally likes to welcome a woman to his grey-walled, grey-carpeted Brussels office by stooping to kiss her hand. There is a danger, though, that he will follow up this display of old-fashioned courtesy by sharing some old-fashioned views about her ...
BUGARIA | Good Nationalists, Bad Nationalists and Pro-European Governments

Monday, 10 November 2014, 12:14 | Source: novinite.com | | Click here for original article

Hardly anything could be said in defense of the new government's ideological profile, which is quite blurry; at the same time much can be disputed about its future "pro-European" stance. Will Bulgaria lose momentum in its efforts to enhance democratic values? Maybe. Or maybe not. But there are certainly more ...
GERMANY | Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Monday, 10 November 2014, 12:09 | Source: Huffington Post | | Click here for original article

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this November 9th requires more than toasting the Cold War's end, or celebrating a catalyst for European union anchored in a united Germany. Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, ...
GREECE/AUSTRALIA | Golden Dawn: far right Greek party members pa "'stealth visit" to Australia

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:59 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Two members of the extreme far-right Greek political party Golden Dawn will arrive in Australia this week to raise money and meet local supporters. A member of the European parliament, Geor­gios Epi­tideios, and a party organiser, Michalis Gian­nagkonas, will land in Australia “in the coming days” for a series of ...
RUSSIA | Russia's Punk Underground on Trial

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:54 | Source: Global Voices | | Click here for original article

With his tattooed arms and buzzed head, “Socrates” (born Aleksei Sutuga) hardly resembles a Greek philosopher. But like his namesake, Socrates’ politics have run him afoul of authorities. For the past few years, Socrates has risen as a vocal leader in the anti-fascist punk (antifa) community in Russia, a response ...
ITALY | Italian far-Right politician attacked in Bologna

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:45 | Source: Daily Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Politicians from Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party came under attack in Bologna on Saturday from left-wing activists. A car carrying party leader Matteo Salvini, 41, was attacked and its windows were smashed as Mr Salvini was attempting to visit a Roma encampment. A journalist was also beaten and taken to hospital with ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right politician calls asylum seekers "cave men"

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:27 | Source: Reuters |

A member of parliament from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) called asylum seekers cave men on Facebook, triggering calls from other parties for his resignation. Christian Hoebart's comments highlighted a febrile debate on immigration in the country, where recent polls have shown FPO neck and neck with traditional centrist parties, attracting ...
ITALY | Far-right leader woos recession-weary Italians

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:24 | Source: the local.it | | Click here for original article

"We want to have the majority in Italy. We are preparing for the future," the media-friendly former journalist said in a recent interview. Giovanni Orsina, a professor of political science at the Luiss University in Rome, said Salvini is on track to emerge as a major player in the country's political ...
GREECE | Greece: Convictions following racist attack against Roma "first step to justice"

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 17:15 | Source:ai | | Click here for original article

Paraskevi Kokoni and her nephew were punched, kicked and beaten with logs by a group of men. 
A court in the town of Messolonghi today handed eight-month jail sentences – suspended for three years – to the three men over the attack on Paraskevi Kokoni and her nephew Kostas Theodoropoulos in ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine's rebels and the Eurosceptic Potemkin observers

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 15:39 | Source: Economist | | Click here for original article

REBEL commander Alexander Zakharchenko smiled only slightly on hearing that he had won this weekend's elections in Donetsk, Ukraine (pictured). The results were never in doubt: Mr Zakharchenko's nominal opponents openly supported him, and his face was the only one on campaign billboards. Nonetheless, eastern Ukraine's separatist republics went through the ...
FRANCE | France's National Front reaches highest membership number since party was founded

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 15:30 | Source: Huffington Post | | Click here for original article

The crisis among political parties is everywhere, or nearly. According to our information, Marine Le Pen's National Front (FN) now counts 83,000 fully paid-up members who are eligible to vote at the party's convention on November 29 and 30. That is twice the number claimed by the far-right party at ...
GERMANY | The unholy alliance of neo-nazis and football hooligans

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 14:24 | Source: Spiegel.com | | Click here for original article

DPA It was a view shared by almost everyone in the four closed forums belonging to the group called Hooligans gegen Salafisten (Hooligans against Salafists). With more than 3,000 members, the network is a loose association of neo-Nazis, nationalists and football rowdies -- and their posts made it clear that ...
HUNGARY | Hungary’s Authoritarian Descent

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 14:17 | Source: NYT | | Click here for original article

Budapest shimmers on a balmy fall afternoon. Danube cruise ships disgorge hundreds of tourists. Thanks partly to the European Union’s generous subsidy, this jewel of a city has never looked better. But minutes from the Danube, if you cross Freedom Square, you find evidence of the dangerous new direction in which ...
FRANCE | Why controversial French comic Dieudonné is forming a new political party - Mediapart

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 14:13 | Source:WJC | | Click here for original article

The following article was first published by the French news website Mediapart.fr By Karl Laske and Marine Turchi. The anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala is to set up a new political party to rival the far-right Front National headed by Marine Le Pen. The comic, whose one-man show was widely banned ...
HUNGARY/USA | Pro-Jobbik band in California – sponsored by the Orbán government

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 13:59 | Source: hungarianfreepress.com | | Click here for original article

The monument of the Hungarian Freedom Fighter stands at the edge of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. It was inaugurated and blessed by Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary in 1974; today this corner of the park is named after him. Each October, Hungarian Americans gather here to commemorate the 1956 Revolution, dignitaries ...
SPAIN/GREECE | Branch of Nazi party Golden Dawn legalised in Spain

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 13:55 | Source: theolivepress.es | | Click here for original article

THE Spanish branch of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn has been registered as a political party in Spain. The Spanish Ministry of the Interior registered the Valencia based Amanecer Dorado on the register of political parties. Party president Antonio Vicedo Valdes is a former member of extreme right-wing party Alianza Nacional. Valdes has ...
FRANCE | Special Report: In France, the discreet charm of a far-right mayor

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 13:51 | Source:Reuters | | Click here for original article

Last month, David Rachline, the mayor of the French Riviera town of Frejus, quietly loaned a free room to the town’s Jewish community to celebrate Yom Kippur. In most other towns in France the gesture would have been unremarkable. But Rachline belongs to the far right National Front, a party whose ...
RUSSIA | 75,000 march to celebrate Russian "Unity" as police arrest neo-nazis and anti-Putin protesters

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 13:28 | Source: thenewsontime.com | | Click here for original article

More than 75,000 people marched through Moscow as mass demonstrations across Russia marked the country’s controversial annual celebration of ‘Unity Day’ on Tuesday. The national holiday, instituted in 2004 by President Vladimir Putin, was marked by mass marches celebrating ‘Russian-hood’. Since its inception, celebrations of Unity Day have often featured displays ...
SPAIN | Madrid: fascists crash Catalan talkfest

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 23:55 | Source: thelocal.es | | Click here for original article

A plainclothes policeman warned the group to leave, although after they did so, they reentered the conference room at Madrid's venerable Ateneo cultural centre, shouting slogans. When police back up arrived, the activists protested they weren't doing "anything wrong". Scuffles with police and attendees at the events ensued. No arrests were ...
SWEDEN | Sweden Democrats oust former biker gang boss

Monday, 3 November 2014, 15:01 | Source: thelocal.se | | Click here for original article

A senior Sweden Democrat in Svenljunga municipality in western Sweden has resigned after it emerged that he had a long criminal past and served as a boss in the notorious criminal gang Bandidos. The Local reported last week that 42-year-old Micael Persson, recently elected to the municipal council in Svenljunga as ...
GERMANY | Nazi "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign stolen from gate at Dachau concentration camp

Monday, 3 November 2014, 14:16 | Source: Daily Telegraph | | Click here for original article

The infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign mounted on a wrought-iron gate at the former Dachau concentration camp has been stolen, German police said on Sunday. Security officials noticed early on Sunday that a section of the gate bearing the sign – which means "Work sets you free" – was missing. A police ...
GREECE | Greece witnesses remarkable decline in racist attacks

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 11:33 | Source:shanghaidaily.com | | Click here for original article

The number of racist attacks recorded across Greece has declined in recent months following judicial crackdown against the far-right Golden Dawn (Cryssi Avgi) party, according to a report released by an anti-racist watchdog on Friday. A total of 24 attacks made by neo-fascists against migrants, Greek members of anti-fascist organizations and ...
RUSSIA | Russian neo-Nazis kill tens, wound dozens in 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 11:14 | Source: Fergana international information agency. | | Click here for original article

A total of 19 persons fell victim to racism violence, while 93 more were wounded in 2014 alone, the Sova Human Rights Center reports. According to the rights watchdogs, race-based violence was recorded in 24 regions throughout Russia, and at least 13 convictions were handed down for racism charges ...