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HUNGARY | Think tanks release Jobbik Facebook fans survey

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 22:45 | Source: MTI |

The Facebook fans of Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party are predominantly young males, they have higher degree in education than generally believed and a majority of them are eurosceptic, a recent online survey conducted by British think tank Demos and Hungary’s Political Capital Institute and released to MTI shows. The ...
TURKEY | Turkey remembers the Holocaust

Monday, 30 January 2012, 13:40 |

Turkey marked this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, officially declaring it an occasion to remember the significance of combating racism, xenophobia and anti-semitism, and airing a French epic documentary about the Holocaust. “Today, on the occasion of the United Nations international day of commemoration in memory of the victims ...
GREECE | Nazis bring violence to Athens

Monday, 30 January 2012, 13:03 |

Two people were injured and 42 held by police on Saturday night in violence that followed a march by the nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) group. The demonstration was held to mark the anniversary of the 1996 Imia crisis, during which three Greek officers were killed when a Greek military ...
HUNGARY | Poor, abused and second-class: the Roma living in fear in Hungarian village

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 00:09 | Source: The Guardian | | Click here for original article

The first snow of 2012 had fallen on the day Natasha Váradi invited us into the house she shares with her 10 children, mother and father-in-law in the Hungarian village of Gyöngyöspata. The two rooms were dark and dank: for four months the family had been living without electricity, gas ...
UKRAINE | Police batter and tear gas Roma

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 23:04 |

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to investigate a violent police raid on a Roma settlement in Uzgorod. The Budapest ERRC sent a letter to the police chief and prosecutor regarding the raid that took place on 11 January 2012. A Ukrainian Ministry of ...
RUSSIA | Nazi revival worries

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 23:03 |

With economic turmoil growing and extreme-right political parties becoming more active, Russian officials are expressing concern about groups in some European countries attempting to revive and glorify Nazi ideology. “Russia attaches great importance to preserving the memory of millions of victims of WWII, including the Holocaust,” Russian Foreign Minister ...
GERMANY | Anti-Semitism still haunts Germany

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 23:03 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

What on Earth does the Jewish community in Germany make of the flurry of headlines this week that described substantial anti-Semitism, and how have they reacted to plans to publish extracts from Mein Kampf? Here, they live in the land that produced the Holocaust, and a rigorous academic study indicates ...
RUSSIA | Nazis attack anti-fascists

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 14:40 |

Dozens of nazis attacked anti-fascist activists returning from a memorial event for murdered anti-fascists, Stanislav Markelov and Natalya Baburova, shooting them with pellet guns in St.Petersburg’s Mayakovskaya Metro station on 19 January, witnesses and activists have said. Despite denials by police and Metro officials, a witness said she saw scores ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Far-right’s lawyer challenges expert’s independence

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 12:32 |

Petr Koci, a defence lawyer for supporters of the fascist Workers’ Party of Social Justice (DSSS), has challenged the independence of Ivo Svoboda, an expert in extremism, over his allegedly excessive pay and disrespect for the ultra-right scene. Like another expert, Michal Mazel, Svoboda receives excessive sums for assisting ...
GERMANY | Agency set up to combat nazi propaganda

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 12:31 | Source: dpa |

A new German agency charged with advising local authorities on how to counteract nazis and their activities has been announced in Berlin , two months after exposure of a nazi gang – the National Socialist Underground – that committed at least 10 murders. Family Affairs Minister Kristina Schroeder said ...
BULGARIA | Sports daily’s racist front page

Saturday, 21 January 2012, 19:10 |

The Bulgarian sports daily 7 Dni Sport (7 Days Sport) has caused public anger with a racist front-page headline. The 18 January print edition’s lead article was titled “CSKA's New Players - Italian, Swede and Two Bl*****s”. News of the front-page prompted immediate protests from human rights organisations. The Association ...
POLAND | Hitler HQ to be tourist money-spinner

Saturday, 21 January 2012, 19:09 |

Hitler’s wartime HQ, the so-called “Wolf's Lair”, near the north-east Polish town of Ketrzyn, is state property, but a tender has been announced from a new tenant in a macabre bid to turn the site into a money-spinner. “We are mainly concerned about making the place more attractive,” said Zenon ...
ITALY | Five arrested for anti-Jewish plot

Friday, 20 January 2012, 11:59 | Source: JTA |

Police in Rome have arrested five fascists on charges of plotting violence against the local Jewish community. The accused also plotted to attack Riccardo Pacifici, Rome’s Jewish community president, as well as Gianni Alemanno, the city's mayor; Gianfranco Fini, the president of the Chamber of Deputies and the president of ...
BANGLADESH | Hizb ut Tahrir: Coup plot against Bangladeshi Prime Minister foiled

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 19:27 | bdnews24.com | | Click here for original article

Reports are coming in from Bangladesh that the army has foiled a plot by some hardline officers to topple the Sheikh Hasina government and that the process to bring the culprits to justice has begun. The statement by an army spokesman came at a press briefing Thursday afternoon in the ...
DENMARK | Racists apologise for swastika

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 10:09 |

Danish People’s Party (DF) local branch chair Anne Nielsen has publicly apologised for using a Nazi swastika symbol in a newspaper ad for her party in Zealand. The advertisement was placed in the paper to publicise a meeting involving DF MEP, Morten Messerschmidt. (Ironically, Messerschmidt, himself, was on the wrong ...
NORWAY | ‘Anti-Islamic’ band nominated for top music prize

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 09:36 | Source: The Guardian | | Click here for original article

A notoriously "anti-Islamic" band has been nominated for Norway's top metal prize. Taake are one of six nominees for a prestigious Spellemann award, despite a song that declares “To hell with Muhammad and the Muhammadans!” “Norway will soon awaken!" read the lyrics to Orkan (Hurricane), on Taake’s album “Noregs Vaapen”. ...
ESTONIA | Moves to honour SS

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 09:34 |

Moves are underway in Estonia to honour those who served in Estonian units of Hitler’s Waffen SS during WWII. Similar plans have been rebuffed in the past but new legislation is being drawn up for introduction into the Estonian Parliament in March. The Estonian International Commission for the Investigation of ...
GERMANY | Top official sacked over nazi probe flop

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 09:33 |

It has emerged that top internal security official Artur Hertwig of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has been fired as a result of failures into the agency’s investigation into the murderous activities of nazi National Socialist Underground terror gang that murdered at least ten people. ...
ROMANIA | Ultra-right prepares for elections

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 09:29 | Source: thejc.com |

Two parties claiming to be the political heirs of the interwar fascist Iron Guard movement have announced plans to run for parliament in elections later this year. Tudor Ionescu, boss of the far-right organisation, The New Right, submitted 30,000 signatures to support registration of his Nationalist Party (PN), stating that ...
RUSSIA | The pineapple tin terrorists

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 09:22 | Source: gazeta.ru |

A group of nine young nationalists, who tried to burn down a Moscow building of Russia’s FSB security service with Molotov cocktails are now on trial in the city, labeled as members of a far-right “Autonomous Combat Terrorist Organization” (ACTO) According to prosecutors, the group committed several arson attacks on ...
RUSSIA | An Appeal from the January 19 Committee - 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012, 09:20 | January 19 Committee | | Click here for original article

Anti-fascists in Russia have asked HOPE not hate to distribute this appeal for international support for their demonstration in memory of their murdered colleagues – Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova – who were assassinated by fascists three years ago. We urge all our supporters to send messages of solidarity to ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Extremism expert resigns after Nazi threats

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:46 |

Right-wing extremism expert Michal Mazel has decided to quit after being threatened by nazis, including a charge of bias leveled against him by a lawyer for ultra-right activist Lucie Šlégrová – currently on trial at the District Court in Most – who claimed that because Mazel is allegedly Jewish he ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Roma woman murdered - Nazis suspected

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 16:45 |

Three youths who have confessed to murdering a Romani woman in the Prague were not first-time offenders but had previously assaulted a homeless couple. Homeless people in the area confirmed the frequent attacks by the youths, describing them as sympathisers of right-wing extremist movements who had given the Nazi salute ...
GERMANY | German Turks think state supported nazis

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 00:00 |

A survey by Turkey's Haceteppe University's Migration and Politics Research Centre has found that a majority of Turkish immigrants living in Germany believe the state apparatus supported the National Socialist Underground (NSU) murder gang. The survey, conducted among 1,058 respondents, came two months after the discovery of the NSU and ...
DENMARK | Government loosens immigration rules, right wing squeals

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 00:00 |

Denmark's new social-liberal coalition government has made its first moves to relax the country's harsh curbs on immigration to squeals of protest from the right. In particular, the government, has proposed abolishing the points-based immigration system and the Danish language exam that the previous center-right government introduced even for immigrants ...
POLAND | "Anonymous" releases polish "Nazi" list

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 00:00 |

Politicians of the right-wing opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party have found their names included on a list of \"Polish neo-nazis\" posted on the internet by the \"Anonymous\" hacking collective. The latest, rather indiscriminate, data includes e-mails, passwords and credit card details hacked by the group in recent weeks. \"Anonymous\" ...
GERMANY | Nazis behind 2003 murder attempt?

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 16:46 |

The National Socialist Underground (NSU) group accused of 10 murders between 2000 and 2007 may also have attempted to kill a Turkish-born restaurateur in Duisburg in December 2003, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung has reported. The Office of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the case. In the murder attempt, the perpetrators ...
BULGARIA | Nationalist Leader Wants Roma "Mafia Bosses" executed

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 00:00 |

Volen Siderov, the loony leader of Bulgaria's crisis-ridden right-wing extremist Ataka (Attack) party, has declared his support for reinstatement of capital punishment for serious crimes in Bulgaria. His outburst was prompted by a recent case in which three alleged Roma gangsters were charged with contracting the murder of Oleg Yanev, ...
ITALY | Teacher threatens synagogue massacre

Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 00:00 |

Media outlets report that a Turin high school teacher who posted a picture of Mussolini and Hitler on Facebook, wrote: \"If you dare remove picture, I will go to a synagogue and shoot some parasite Jews\". Renato Pallavidini, 55, who was convicted of Holocaust denial four years ago, has been ...
ITALY | BNP's pals threaten tax authorities

Saturday, 7 January 2012, 00:00 |

Activists of convicted Italian terrorist Roberto Fiore's fascist Forza Nuova party (FN) have hung \"suicide puppets\" outside tax collection offices in the wake of series of foiled attacks on the tax authorities. Marco Forconi, the FN's boss in the Abruzzo region of central Italy, claimed responsibility for the puppets in ...
GERMANY | Nazis target Left Party officials

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:55 |

Nazis are systematically targeting politicians from Germany's socialist Left Party by smashing the windows of offices or private homes, daubing graffiti on walls, cutting car brake cables and making anonymous death threats. Gregor Gysi, the parliamentary group leader of the party has said feels surrounded by nazis when he visits ...
UKRAINE | Synagogue firebombed for second time

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:54 |

Just a month after celebrating the dedication of a new Torah scroll, the small, but historic Jewish community of Kremenchug, Ukraine, has been forced to deal with antisemitism after a petrol bomb ignited a fire and damaged the synagogue’s exterior. The attack, which took place in the middle of the ...
SWITZERLAND | 137 "pardoned" over rescue of Jews

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:51 |

More than 100 people, held to be criminals for helping Jews escape Nazi persecution during the Second World War, have now had their names cleared by a Swiss commission. Incredibly, some had been jailed or fined, and many lost jobs under Swiss neutrality laws. The commission was set up in ...
SPAIN | Nazi faces court over Hitler book

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:49 |

Veteran Spanish nazi Pedro Varela Geiss, the Barcelona bookseller already convicted for spreading genocidal ideas, is now facing trial for violating intellectual property laws by publishing and distributing the Nazi bible, Hitler's Mein Kampf. Varela, a former chief of the extremist CEDADE organisation published his own edition of Hitler's work ...
GERMANY | Hackers declare war on nazis

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:48 |

"Anonymous" hackers in Germany have declared war" on neo-Nazis for the New Year, disabling a number of their websites and publishing lists of extreme-right supporters. A "Nazi-Leaks" portal has appeared on the internet listing hundreds of names of people signed up to various shops selling far-right tat, as well as ...
ITALY | Fascists to run Northern Italian high school council

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:47 |

Fascists have taken over a high school council in the formerly left-wing Emilia Romagna region, demonstrating that right-wing extremism is undermining mainstream legitimacy among Italian youth. More than 600 students at Galilei high school, in the town of San Secondo Parmense in Parma, elected members of the far-right group Blocco ...
AUSTRIA | Top Austrian fascist dies

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 16:47 |

Far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache has announced the death, at 93, last Sunday of veteran fascist Otto Scrinzi. Strache praised the veteran extremist for "living and representing the values of our movement". Despite always denying being a fascist, Scrinzi served in Nazis’ brown-shirted SA paramilitary formation. After the ...
NORWAY | Killer Breivik "not insane," say prison psychiatrists

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 00:00 |

The claim that Norwegian terrorist killer Anders Behring Breivik is legally insane has been questioned after prison psychiatrists said he is not psychotic and not in need of medication. Prosecutor Svein Holden has said in a letter to the court, however, that despite the new information he will not seek ...
ITALY | Rome to investigate nazi group

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 00:00 |

Rome prosecutors have launched a probe into the nazi group Stormfront after it compiled a blacklist of religious figures, politicians and journalists. The organization is described as a branch of the international body founded by the US nazi Don Black, a former head of a Ku Klux Klan group, who ...
FRANCE | Muslim war graves attacked

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 00:00 |

Thirty war graves of Muslim soldiers who fought in World War I have been attacked and defaced in the southern city of Carcassonne. Racist insults and swastikas were painted on the graves, which are identified by the Islamic symbols of the star and crescent. Slogans including \"France for the French\" ...