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SWEDEN | Sweden's far-right tells mainstream to negotiate or risk new election

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:36 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

The leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats, who hold the balance of power in parliament, said on Friday that mainstream parties should negotiate with them before the government's centerpiece budget vote or risk a new election. All parties have refused to talk to the Sweden Democrats despite them taking ...
SWEDEN | Neo-Nazis cleared of knife attack on Nigerian

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:19 | Source: European News | | Click here for original article

A Stockholm court has cleared three neo-Nazis of stabbing a Nigerian man in an unprovoked attack. But two of the men will face jail after they were convicted of racial agitation at a riot. Södertörn district court said it could not prove that the three members of the Swedish Resistance Movement ...
FRANCE | Banned Comedian and Incendiary Essayist Form Controversial New Political Party in France

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 00:43 | Source:Vice News | | Click here for original article

Former comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, whose shows were banned in France earlier this year, and incendiary essayist Alain Soral, who is currently under investigation for publishing anti-Semitic texts, have joined forces to launch a new French political party, according to information published on Tuesday on Mediapart, an online French investigative ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik calls for "freedom fight"

Friday, 24 October 2014, 14:50 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

The radical nationalist Jobbik party commemorated Hungary’s failed anti-Soviet revolt on Thursday, at Budapest’s Corvin Place, one of the centres of the 1956 events. Deputy leader of Jobbik Janos Volner called for a “freedom fight in a spiritual sense” and pointed to negative demographic trends, and the danger of Hungary’s soil ...
VENEZUELA | Venezuela Rejects "Interventionist" Remarks by Spanish President

Friday, 24 October 2014, 14:47 | Source: telesurtv.net | | Click here for original article

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry has issued the “strongest condemnation” of remarks made by Spain's President Mariano Rajoy, in statement released late Thursday. Rajoy’s remarks came after a meeting with Lilian Tintori, wife of the extreme right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Lopez was arrested after his role in a wave of violence ...
USA | White nationalism’s exploding civil war

Friday, 24 October 2014, 00:36 | Source: Salon,com/SPLD | | Click here for original article

This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center. Over the past couple of weeks, the so-called “academic” racists of the white nationalist movement have set academics aside and instead devolved into an online battle in the style of the Hatfields and McCoys. In the wake of several recent ...
GREECE | Youth vote for Golden Dawn for racist/supremacist reasons, study finds

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 15:45 | Source:EnetEnglish.gr | | Click here for original article

Young people who voted for Golden Dawn in 2012 did so out of ideological conviction and not for reasons stemming from the economic crisis, a new study from a leading Athens university shows. Conducted by researchers at the Panteion University, the study also found that the level of identification among ...
SLOVAKIA | Neo-Nazi fined EUR 400 for kicking victim in the head

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 15:35 | Source: romea.cz | | Click here for original article

The Slovak news server ta3.com reports that the first sentence has been handed down in the scandal of the aggressive neo-Nazis who assaulted customers of the Mariatchi Bar in the Slovak town of Nitra last year. Professional soldier Tomáš Spišiak has been fined EUR 400, which he must pay the ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech authorities alarmingly unwilling to prosecute online hate crimes

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 15:31 | Source: romea.cz | | Click here for original article

Ill-will, incompetence or indifference. In which category does the inactivity of the Czech Police with respect to racist threats and verbal attacks belong? The failures of the criminal justice authorities result in making it possible for incitement to racism and threats to be made with impunity in the virtual realm, especially ...
ITALY | Salvini says willing to work with anyone, even Forza Nuova

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 15:24 | gazzettadelsud.it | | Click here for original article

The Northern League is willing to work with anyone, even Forza Nuova, League leader Matteo Salvini said Wednesday. The League, which was joined by Forza Nuova members at a recent demonstration against Italy's Mare Nostrum migrant rescue program, will cooperate with anyone who has similar goals and a non-violent approach, ...
POLAND/EUROPE | UKIP rescued by Polish extremist

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 23:17 | Source: HOPE not hate | | Click here for original article

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament has narrowly escaped political extinction thanks to far right Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz joining the populist camp. Iwaszkiewicz, who represents Congress of the New Right (KNP) in Strasbourg, threw in his lot with UKIP after Latvian MEP, ...
RUSSIA | Russia rejects concern over racism at 2018 World Cup

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:23 | Source: Daily Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Alexey Sorokin, the chief executive of Russia’s 2018 World Cup committee, says the country will stage a “remarkable” tournament after dismissing concerns over the scourge of racism within Russian football. With Manchester City due to play their Champions League Group E fixture against CSKA Moscow behind closed doors at the Khimki ...
POLAND | Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:47 | Source: gameplanet.co.au | | Click here for original article

Updated 17/10/2014 7:30pm: The Polish studio behind Hatred has links to far-right extremist groups, according to a reprt by FNVG. The public Facebook page of Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński displays an endorsement of the Polska Liga Obrony(Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland. A photo of the development team ...
FRANCE | Marine Le Pen fails to win back driving licence

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:43 | Source: connexionfrance.com | | Click here for original article

Marine Le Pen may have to take a driving course to regain her licence after failing to persuade a judge that she should never have lost it. The Front National leader was stripped of her licence in 2012 over a series of driving offences, however this was only revealed at ...
SWEDEN | Swedish far-right leader takes sick leave

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:41 | Source: TheNewsDaily.com | | Click here for original article

The leader of a far-right party that made strong gains in Sweden's parliamentary election last month is going on sick leave for an undetermined period, citing burnout symptoms. Jimmie Akesson, whose anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party won 13 percent of the vote, said Friday he was drained by the physical and ...
FRANCE | Anti-Semitic Quenelle Comedian Dieudonné Charged With Money Laundering €400,000

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:37 | Source: IBT | | Click here for original article

Controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been charged with tax evasion, money laundering and misuse of company assets, according to local reports. Detectives believe that Dieudonné, whose show has been banned in several French cities for its anti-Semitic content, has sent more than €400,000 (£330,000) to Cameroon since 2009. The comic, ...
GREECE | Pig's Head, Hate Slogans at Athens Muslim Center

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:29 | Source: abcnewsgo.com | | Click here for original article

Greek police say unknown attackers have placed a severed pig's head and painted anti-Muslim slogans outside an Islamic studies center in Athens. Nobody has been arrested over the pre-dawn attack Friday, at a building that also functions as a Muslim prayer center. The attackers sprayed an obscene slogan against Islam on the ...
GERMANY | German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:21 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, posted photos on Facebook of a handful of their members in Turkey and Syria, some posing with weapons. One post on October 5th showed a picture of two men wearing the German gang’s jackets while climbing a hill ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik extends influence in municipalities

Monday, 20 October 2014, 16:18 | Source:Budapest Times | | Click here for original article

Jobbik managed to hold on to the majority of its mayoral seats at the on Sunday. Except in one county, it is the second-largest party in county general assemblies. Fourteen of its mayoral candidates won and in six municipalities independent candidates, enjoying the far-right party’s support, came in first. Researcher ...
GERMANY | United against Salafism, right-wing scene surges in Germany

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 23:03 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

It began on Facebook, where anti-Islam soccer fans have been venting their anger in online forums for months now. But lately, in German cities, like Essen, Nuremberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Dortmund, hostile and extremely violent hooligans, usually at odds with each other, have united against a new enemy: Salafists - ...
HUNGARY | Banned Jobbik paramilitary group to regroup yet again

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 20:22 | Source: The Budapest Beacon | | Click here for original article

Attila László, president of the recently banned “Association for a Better Future”, has announced the launch this Saturday of a new organization to be called the “Hungarian Self-Defense Movement” (Magyar Önvédelmi Mozgalom). “We await every fellow soldier and every patriot who wants to continue on the day of calling the ...
DENMARK | Danish Nazis killed 1,400 Jews in WWII: new book

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 17:20 | Source: thelocal.dk | | Click here for original article

Members of Free Corps Denmark actively took part in the killing of Jews, a new book reveals. Photo: Weill/WikiCommons A newly-released book alleges that Danish Nazis actively participated in the murder of 1,400 Jews at a prison camp in Belarus during World War II. Now two Danes may face an ...
BULGARIA | Levski Sofia fined after masked fans mock UEFA's Anti-Racism Campaign

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 17:19 | Source: bleacherreport.com | | Click here for original article

The Bulgarian club will have to pay 19,000 levs (some £7,750), according to Reuters, and the small fine immediately caused a lot of outrage among local anti-racism groups. The club's supporters have a long history of racist behaviour, as explained by Reuters: The BFU fined the club 37,500 levs after their supporters ...
ITALY | Italian nurse 'molested foreign tourist'

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 17:18 | Source: thelocal.it | | Click here for original article

A male nurse has been placed under house arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a foreign tourist at a hospital in Rome. The incident allegedly happened in July, when the girl, 23, was admitted to the emergency unit of Fatebenefratelli hospital on Isola Tiberina for alcohol intoxication, TGCom24 reported. The girl told police ...
GREECE | Greek prosecutor seeks trial for 70 Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn members _ including 18 lawmakers

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 17:17 | Source: AP | | Click here for original article

A prosecutor handling the criminal investigation of Greece's Nazi-inspired, far-right Golden Dawn party wants to have 70 party members — including the party leader and 17 other lawmakers — stand trial on charges ranging from running a criminal organization to weapons offences. In his 700-page argument, prosecutor Isidoros Doyiakos also recommended ...
SERBIA | Serbia v Albania abandoned following mass brawl after drone flies over stadium carrying Albanian flag

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 17:22 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Photo: EPA The brother of Albania’s Prime Minister was arrested in Belgrade on Tuesday night, accused of starting the trouble that caused the abandonment of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania, Serbian state television RTS reported. RTS cited the Serbian Interior Ministry to say that Olsi Rama controlled a drone ...
GREECE | Family of murdered Golden Dawn member demand party stop using his image

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 17:21 | Source: damomac.wordpress.com | | Click here for original article

The family of one of two Golden Dawn members who were shot dead in a gun attack last year is seeking a court injunction to ban the neonazi party from using his name image for political purposes. Manos Kapelonis, 22, and Yiorgos Fountoulis, 26, were standing outside a Golden Dawn branch ...
FRANCE | Marine Le Pen plan to change Front National party name angers father Jean-Marie

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 17:26 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Marine Le Pen is considering changing the Front National's name, in a move designed to move the far-Right party away from its xenophobic roots which is likely to prompt a new clash with her father Jean-Marie. According to her party's number two, Florian Philippot, Miss Le Pen may include the matter ...
UKRAINE | Nationalist Svoboda Party supporters clash with police In Kiev

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 17:25 | Source: IBT | | Click here for original article

Radical protesters (R, top) clash with Interior Ministry and law enforcement members on the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks, marked by activists and supporters of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Freedom) Party and far-right activists and nationalists to honour the role of the movement in the history of Ukraine, during a rally ...
POLAND | Preserved Polish Jewish cemetery hit by vandals

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 17:24 | Source: JTA | | Click here for original article

Several tombstones were damaged as a result of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Poland. The attack on the headstones at the cemetery of Klodzko in western Poland took place late last month, according to a statement posted last week on the website of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish ...
GERMANY | Alleged 'neo-Nazi' judge causes uproar in Bavaria

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 17:23 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

The judge, known only as Maik B. was appointed, on two year probation, at Lichtenfels District Court in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria on November 1, 2013, where he worked for almost a year. It is now believed, however, that during his studies in Brandenburg, he was a singer in ...
URUGUAY | This Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 15:56 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

This Nazi eagle dried its wings in 2006 for the first time in more than 50 years. Courtesy of Alfredo Etchegaray War trophies don’t come much more imposing than the solid bronze statue that once adorned the prow of the Graf Spee, a notorious Nazi battleship that sank numerous Allied merchant ...
HUNGARY | Orban: "Third win" in the bag amid low turnout

Monday, 13 October 2014, 16:04 | Source: Politics.hu | | Click here for original article

With our success in the local elections, we have our third win,” while in Budapest “we have more than a two-thirds,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the Fidesz leader, said after preliminary results were released on Sunday evening. Turnout, at around 42 percent with 80 percent of votes counted, was lower than ...
ITALY | Rome mayor denounces 'vulgar' tribute to Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke

Monday, 13 October 2014, 16:01 | Source: forward.com | | Click here for original article

The mayor of Rome condemned a public commemoration in the city for the late Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke. Ignazio Marino called Saturday’s event downtown a “vulgar provocation” that “wounds the entire civic community and represents a real slap in the face to the city of Rome, which played a fundamental ...
SWEDEN | Xenophobia drops in Europe claims Swedish study

Monday, 13 October 2014, 15:53 | Source: thelocal.se | | Click here for original article

A new Swedish study has found that xenophobia is decreasing around Europe, despite a rise in support for anti-immigrant political parties. The nationalist Sweden Democrats more than doubled their support in September's election, winning 12.9 percent of the country's vote. Despite this, and the fact that similar parties around Europe have ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian far-right tells town's Roma minority - conform or leave town

Monday, 13 October 2014, 15:51 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

The far-right Jobbik party took control of an industrial town in northeastern Hungary after an election campaign in which it promised to issue an ultimatum to the Roma minority - follow our rules or leave town. The town of Ozd, with 35,000 people, is the biggest prize won by Jobbik in ...
JAPAN | Japan's ruling party under fire over links to far-right extremists

Monday, 13 October 2014, 15:48 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

An anti-Abe government rally in Tokyo. A recent cabinet reshuffle has raised fears that Japan is veering sharply to the right. Photograph: AFP/Getty Japan’s ruling party is under pressure to distance itself from the far right, after senior politicians were linked to groups that promote Nazi ideology and hate crimes towards ...
NETHERLANDS | Wilders suspected of making criminal remarks about Moroccans

Friday, 10 October 2014, 15:46 | Source: Public Prosecution Service. | | Click here for original article

The Public Prosecution Service considers Geert Wilders to be a suspect and has invited him for questioning. Wilders will be examined concerning remarks about Moroccans he made on 12 and 19 March 2014 in The Hague, which caused the police to receive over 6400 reports. He is suspected of having ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik hopes to win Miskolc

Friday, 10 October 2014, 15:45 | Source: Politics.hu | | Click here for original article

Radical nationalist Jobbik leader Gabor Vona said the party had real chances to clinch the mayoral seat in Miskolc, at the final stop on the campaign trail on Thursday evening. Speaking to journalists, he said the party’s campaign had been well-timed and successful throughout the country. Miskolc, famous for its heavy industry ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Neo-Nazis hack websites of human rights NGOs

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 15:42 | Source: romea.cz | | Click here for original article

Left to right: Czech Helsinki Committee members František Kostlán, Táňa Fischerová and Lucie Rybová. (Photo: ROMEA TV) The website of the Czech Helsinki Committee (ČHV) has been targeted for attack by "nationalist" hackers from the White Media group. The hackers publicly announced on their own website that they attacked the human ...
AUSTRALIA | The pro-white gangs spreading race hate across Australia

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 15:41 | Source: heraldsun.com.au | | Click here for original article

But experts say those operating here now are cashing in on recent anti-Islamic sentiment, with more activity on their forums and stronger recruiting efforts. Here’s a look at what’s behind some of Australia’s white nationalist organisations: AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE LEAGUE Status: Active Beliefs: Anti-Muslim Details: The militant group is one of Australia’s biggest opponents to Australian ...
GREECE | Thessaloniki lawyer arrested for defrauding fund

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 15:39 | Source: ekathimerini.com | | Click here for original article

A 40-year-old lawyer has been arrested in Thessaloniki on suspicion of defrauding the Loans and Deposits Fund. The lawyer is alleged to have doctored court decisions and forged power of attorney documents to collect money his clients had deposited at the fund as part of the trial process. Authorities said the suspect ...
HUNGARY | Far right holds secret congress in Hungary

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 15:38 | Source:BBC | | Click here for original article

The atmosphere was tense as Jared Taylor of American Renaissance addressed an audience of 70 people The atmosphere beneath the arches of Budapest South railway station was reminiscent of a 1980s, communist-era protest meeting rather than a far-right European get-together banned by the Hungarian government as a "racist conference". Older men with ...
USA | Feds investigating Aryan Brotherhood

Monday, 6 October 2014, 15:37 | Source:clarionledger.com | | Click here for original article

Federal authorities are investigating the Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang whose violence is spilling onto the streets of Mississippi. Behind bars, the gang has carried out drug trafficking, gambling, extortion, killings and other crimes. On the streets, members have been responsible for killings, arsons, armed robberies, meth manufacturing and other crimes. Assistant ...
HUNGARY | Civil demonstration against racist Budapest conference

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 15:35 | Source: Politics.hu | | Click here for original article

About 100 people gathered in downtown Budapest on Friday evening to demonstrate against a planned conference which the authorities called “racist” and “white supremacist”. Addressing the event on Szabadsag Square, organiser Imre Mecs said that “we, as individuals are one-by-one different, but we value this difference as an asset.” “We are here ...
HUNGARY | Support for Jobbik, Socialists falls amid lower expected turnout

Friday, 3 October 2014, 17:43 | Source: Politics.hu | | Click here for original article

The proportion of voters with a clear party preference has fallen, putting a dent mainly in support for the radical nationalist Jobbik party and the Socialists, a poll by Nezopont said on Friday. Fidesz garnered 34 percent support of the entire electorate as against Jobbik’s 11 (down from 15 percent) and ...
GERMANY | An affront to the constitution

Friday, 3 October 2014, 17:42 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution may have some success fighting religious fanatics, but it's been an utter failure in coping with the right-wing NSU, writes DW's Marcel Fürstenau. What else will come out? How deep do the troublesome roots run? These questions still need to be posed almost ...
GERMANY | New allegations against German intelligence over NSU murders

Friday, 3 October 2014, 17:40 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

When allegations came to light in 2011 that a right-wing terrorist group had committed murders unchecked in Germany for years, domestic intelligence was under the gun. Now there are more questions being asked. Over five years before the NSU members were caught, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution ...
GERMANY | Led and misled: Neo-Nazi informant Tino Brandt in NSU trial

Friday, 3 October 2014, 17:39 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

In the ongoing proceedings against the National Socialist Underground, federal agents have described how they recruited spies from the far-right scene. It is clear they were walking on thin ice. At times, the trial - now on its 144th day - against the National Socialist Underground (NSU) cell at Munich's OLG ...
IRAN/UK | C of E vicar Stephen Sizer speaking at antisemitic conference in Iran

Friday, 3 October 2014, 17:37 | Source: CST | | Click here for original article

BY DAVE RICH The Rev Stephen Sizer is a Church of England vicar with a long record of anti-Israel activity. In 2012 the Board of Deputies made a formal complaint to the Church of England about allegations that Sizer had used his website to link to antisemitic material from other websites. ...
RUSSIA | Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk suffers racial abuse in Russian league game

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 17:36 | Source: standardmedia.co.ke | | Click here for original article

The Russian Premier League was rocked by a second instance of racial abuse in less than a week when it was confirmed that Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk was the target of monkey chants from visiting Spartak Moscow fans on Saturday. The 28-year-old Brazil international told a Russian newspaper that he ...
ITALY | Extreme right threatens hoteliers over migrants

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 17:33 | Source: thelocal.it | | Click here for original article

The extreme-right Forza Nuova party on Thursday threatened to release a blacklist of hoteliers hosting migrants, which the group described as a threat to “health and security”. Forza Nuova (New Force) said the list would name managers of hotels that are hosting migrants in the Emilia-Romagna region, La Repubblica reported. With immigration ...
AUSTRALIA | Entrepreneur started house fire to incite racial hatred, court told

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 17:32 | Source: Herald Sun | | Click here for original article

Fabrizio Ferrari, formerly Fabio De Luca, is accused of starting the $1.1 million Doncaster fire to incite hatred against the home’s owners. He is alleged to have left a threatening note at the scene emblazoned with Islamic symbols that threatened further violence. “ALERT ... your time has passed,” it said. “Allah God will ...
USA | Man behind Portland Christmas bomb plot sentenced to 30 years

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 17:31 | Source: LA Times | | Click here for original article

A Somali American who plotted to set off a powerful truck bomb during an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of government supervision. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 23, formerly of Corvallis, Ore., “never hesitated or wavered ...
FRANCE | Marine Le Pen's Bengal cat 'savaged by father's Doberman dog'

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 17:30 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Marine Le Pen has moved out of the chateau estate she shared with her father Jean-Marie, the firebrand founder of the far-Right Front National in France, after one of his Doberman dogs reportedly killed one of her Bengal cats. Miss Le Pen, who has toned down her party's anti-immigrant rhetoric since ...
GERMANY | 'SS' German guards with links to neo-Nazi groups abused asylum seekers

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 17:29 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

Two members of a private security firm hold down a handcuffed 20-year-old Algerian refugee at a refugee center in Burbach Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES German security guards who called themselves the “SS” and had tattoos linking them to neo-Nazi groups abused asylum-seekers at a refugee centre, according to reports. Germany reacted with shock ...
HUNGARY | Banned conference not racist, says Jobbik official

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 17:15 | Source: politics.hu | | Click here for original article

The deputy leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party has denied he had any information about a racist conference planned in Budapest this week, but said he did not agree with the Hungarian government banning organizations. “Freedom of speech does exist at the moment, and should allow a lot of things, ...
FRANCE | Seeking New Heights in France, National Front Party Thinks Locally

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 00:16 | Souce: NYT | | Click here for original article

Elected mayor of one section of Marseille earlier this year as the candidate of the far-right National Front, Stéphane Ravier wasted no time before making headlines, announcing that public employees under his control would no longer speak anything but French, a slap at this sprawling port city’s large Muslim immigrant ...