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BULGARIA | Standing with Mitko against racist violence

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 17:04 | Source: ERRC/HOPE not hate |

By Bernard Rorke ERRC in Budapest After a video surfaced on YouTube showing Mitko, a 17-year-old Romani youth from the Bulgarian village of Ovchepoltsi, being racially abused, beaten and kicked in the face for saying that he considered himself equal to his ‘nationalist’ attacker, outrage turned quickly to solidarity. Within days, ...
AUSTRIA | Far right surge in presidential election causes turmoil in Austrian politics

Monday, 25 April 2016, 16:59 | HOPE not hate |

From Martin Jordan in Vienna The first round of Austria’s presidential election has resulted in a historic triumph for the far right Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate, Norbert Hofer, and sent shock waves through the political system in Austria. Hofer won this first election round with 35% of the vote. Alexander Van der ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right makes gains in presidential elections

Monday, 25 April 2016, 15:48 | Source: JTA | Click here for original article

A politician from Austria’s far-right party won 36 percent of the votes in the first round of presidential elections, beating all rivals and clinching the movement’s best electoral showing to date. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, or FPO, led by a 16-percent margin over an independent, left-leaning candidate who he ...
GERMANY | 'Neo-Nazis are rooted in the heart of our society'

Monday, 25 April 2016, 15:43 | Source: the local.de | Click here for original article

The maker of a hard-hitting television drama about a notorious wave of racist murders across Germany has compared the neo-Nazi group behind them to a homegrown Isis who are far from defeated. History X", based on the real-life case of a far-right group that murdered nine immigrants and a policewoman, as ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right party wins first round of presidential election

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 19:04 | Source:Guardian | Click here for original article

Austria’s anti-immigration far right has triumphed in the first round of the presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a runoff vote next month. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party (FPOe) won 36.7% of the vote, followed by Alexander Van der Bellen backed ...
SERBIA | Serbia's General Election Tests EU Bid Amid Far-Right Surge

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 13:11 | Source: abc news | Click here for original article

Serbs are voting Sunday in an election that is seen as a test of the prime minister's proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan nation to the European Union amid an ultra-nationalist surge which favors close ties with Russia instead. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic called the election two years early, saying he ...
EUROPE | Over two million euros in EU subsidies granted to fascists

Friday, 22 April 2016, 17:14 | Source: Expo | Click here for original article

European fascist and nazi associations have been given nearly two and a half million euros in EU subsidies since 2014 – despite the tightening of EU regulations that same year in order to prevent such funding. EU lawmakers say they were unaware of the cash flow. Last week, an exclusive investigation ...
FRANCE | France: Rivarol, France’s longest-living hate magazine turns 65 and celebrates

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:23 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Jean-Yves Camus reports Antoine de Rivarol was a Royalist polemicist at the end of the 18th century. Because he died in 1801, he had nothing to do with the counter-revolutionary school of thought that later emerged when the King returned to the throne. It is therefore a shame that his name ...
GERMANY | Head of German anti-Islam group in court for hate speech

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:04 | Source: Bangkok Post | Click here for original article

The founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islamic Pegida movement faced court Tuesday on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media. Lutz Bachmann, founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islamic Pegida movement, has his eyes covered as he waits for the start of his trial on April 19, ...
GERMANY | German anti-terror police swoop on far-right cell

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:00 | Source; AFP | Click here for original article

An elite German anti-terror unit has carried out dawn raids to capture five right-wing extremist suspects accused of attacking refugee shelters and political opponents, federal prosecutors said. The suspects, four men and a woman, are accused of belonging to a far-right terrorist organisation called Freital Group, named after an eastern ...
SWEDEN | EU financing Nazi meeting in Stockholm

Sunday, 17 April 2016, 18:35 | Source: the local.se | Click here for original article

One of the legislative arms of the EU, the European Parliament, is funding a neo-Nazi meeting in Stockholm this summer, according to Swedish anti-racist magazine, Expo. According to Expo, the European Parliament had already granted 3.6 million kronor (€400,000) to Europa Terra Nostra, a foundation linked to the pan-European fascist association ...
EUROPE | European fascist and neo-nazi association gets vast EU-subsidy

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 17:15 | Source: Expo | Click here for original article

A European association of fascist and nazi politicians is receiving hundreds of thousands of euros in funding from the EU – in spite of a recent tightening of rules meant to prevent such aid going to anti-democratic groups. In 2014, the European Parliament tightened up its rules governing funding for European-level ...
FRANCE | Jean-Marie Le Pen sentenced again for Nazi gas chamber comment

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:07 | Source: AP | Click here for original article

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former head of France's far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repeating that the Nazi gas chambers are a "detail" of World War II history. A Paris court convicted and sentenced Le Pen to a 30,000-euro ($34,000) fine. He ...
CZECHIA | President Zeman is architect of hatred, NGOs say

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:58 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor | Click here for original article

Czech President Milos Zeman is an architect of hatred that is poisoning society and he should act responsibly, five NGOs said in an open letter they released yesterday. The letter, an analogy to the letter former president and Czechoslovak dissident Vaclav Havel wrote to Communist President Gustav Husak in 1975, ...
CZECHIA | Radicals protest against Prague's migration policy

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:55 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

About 250 supporters of the Czech extra-parliamentary radical National Democracy (ND) demonstrated in Prague Saturday against the migration policy pursued by Prague and the EU, and further 400 people attended a symbolic blockade of three border crossing for similar reasons. The blockade of the Czech-German border crossings in Kraslice and ...
BULGARIA | Bulgaria announces investigations into several ‘migrant hunters’

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:41 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Bulgaria has announced investigations into several “migrant hunters” after being accused of turning a blind eye to vigilantes targeting refugees travelling to Europe from Turkey. The interior ministry said on Tuesday that Dinko Valev, a semi-professional wrestler who boasted earlier this year of detaining migrants, had been summoned for questioning. In ...
SPAIN | Spain: Hate crime against Muslims rises tenfold

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:35 | Source: the local.es | Click here for original article

Anti-Islam hate crimes jumped more than tenfold in Spain in 2015, a key Islamic federation said on Tuesday following a series of attacks on mosques. A total of 534 anti-Islam incidents including online abuse were recorded last year, up from 48 in 2014, the president of the Spanish Federation of ...
RUSSIA | Gay journalist stabbed to death by ‘Hitler-loving homophobe

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:29 | Source: Pink News | Click here for original article

A homophobe has been arrested in Russia over the murder of a gay journalist he allegedly planned to blackmail for money. Dmitry Tsilikin, a popular arts and theatre critic who had written for Kommersant, Moscow News, Vogue and Elle, was found dead in his St Petersburg home earlier this ...
GREECE | Karatzaferis and Baltakos launch right-wing National Unity party

Saturday, 9 April 2016, 17:47 | Source:ekathimerini.com | Click here for original article

The former leader of the ultranationalist LAOS party, Giorgos Karatzaferis, and ex-cabinet secretary Panayiotis Baltakos on Friday launched their new right-wing nationalist party, National Unity (Ethniki Enotita). The new party will be chaired by Karatzaferis, with Baltakos as general secretary. It aspires to occupy the political space between New Democracy, now under ...
ITALY | Solidarietà! Italian teachers protest against ‘sudden and savage’ Roma camp eviction

Saturday, 9 April 2016, 17:46 | Source: Redazione ANSA | Click here for original article

Teachers and school principals in the Italian town of Torre del Greco have protested against a “sudden and savage” order to evict five Roma families from a camp. They called on city officials to suspend the eviction so that the Roma children could finish out the school year, and condemned ...
ITALY | Solidarietà! Italian teachers protest against ‘sudden and savage’ Roma camp eviction

Saturday, 9 April 2016, 17:44 | Source: Redazione ANSA | Click here for original article

Teachers and school principals in the Italian town of Torre del Greco have protested against a “sudden and savage” order to evict five Roma families from a camp. They called on city officials to suspend the eviction so that the Roma children could finish out the school year, and condemned ...
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | John Connors, Irish Traveller: a man you don’t meet every day

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 19:08 | Source: ERRC | Click here for original article

By Bernard Rorke Much controversy followed the recent appearance on TV of John Connors, the quiet-spoken star of the hit crime drama Love/Hate and advocate for Traveller rights on Ireland’s Late Late Show. Connors gave a moving account of the impact of racism upon his community, but what was controversial ...
GERMANY | National Post Neo-Nazi murder suspects worked for government informant while they were on the run from police ...

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 19:06 | Source: AP | Click here for original article

AP Photo/Matthias SchraderTerror suspect Beate Zschaepe, left, prepares to sit beside her lawyer, Mathias Grasel, in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Members of a neo-Nazi group suspected of carrying out a seven-year murder spree worked for an informant of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency while they were on the ...
BELGIUM | Protesters Arrested in Race-Based Brussels Clash

Saturday, 2 April 2016, 21:19 | Source: Newsweek | Click here for original article

Belgian plainclothes police apprehend a youth Saturday during protests in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, Belgium.Yves Herman/Reuters Belgian police made a series of arrests of right-wing and anti-racist protesters in Brussels on Saturday, and riot squads engaged in a tense confrontation with local youths in the district of Molenbeek. The standoff grew ...
FRANCE | France detains 11 armed neo-nazis

Friday, 1 April 2016, 18:47 | Source: WSJ | Click here for original article

France has detained 11 armed neo-Nazis around the country, the interior ministry said Friday, amid fears of an anti-Muslim backlash following the terror attacks committed by Islamist radicals in Brussels last week. The police also found 11 rifles, two handguns, knives, bulletproof vests and Nazi paraphernalia during the operations, which took ...