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GERMANY | Hitler anniversary: Angela Merkel warns far-Right could rise again

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 12:21 | Source: Daily Telegraph |

Germany marked the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's rise to power yesterday with a warning from Angela Merkel that social divisions could allow far-Right tyranny to rise again. Chancellor Merkel at the Topography of Terror exhibit in Berlin Photo: AP Nationwide events to highlight Nazi atrocities and the obiliteration of whole ...
FRANCE | 68 years on, German prosecutors return to Oradour

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 23:09 | Source: Daily Mail |

68 years on, German prosecutors return to Oradour in new hunt for six perpetrators of French village massacre who may still be alive 452 women and children killed in Oradour-sur-Glane massacre Hitler's SS Panzer Division committed the atrocity on June 10, 1944 It was to avenge death of German officer at hands of ...
NETHERLANDS | Racist chanting mars Dutch cup match

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 19:53 | Source: Bangkok Post |

A Dutch cup match between Den Bosch and AZ Alkmaar was suspended for several minutes after repeated incidents of racist chanting at the ground, local media reported on Wednesday. AZ Alkmaar players surround AZ forward Jozy Altidore (2nd R) on January 29, 2013 after a Dutch cup match against Den Bosch ...
HUNGARY | Blurring Boundaries: Hungarian Leader Adopts Policies of Far-Right

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 19:45 | Source: SpiegelOnline |

Supporters of the Hungarian far-right extremist Jobbik party take part in a demonstration in October at an apartment complex housing many Roma families in Miskolc, Hungary. Internationally, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán likes to present himself as a champion of democracy. At home, though, he is implementing one policy after ...
AUSTRIA | Roma Holocaust survivor and artist Ceija Stojka dies

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 13:13 | Source: BBC |

Through her writing and artwork, Stojka raised international awareness of the plight of Roma people under the Nazis. Hundreds of thousands of Roma were rounded up and killed during World War II. Then just a young girl, Stojka was interned in multiple concentration camps and only five members of her extended family ...
GERMANY | German colleagues of Hope not hate to launch interactive map of nazi activity

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 19:16 | Sources: Spiegel.de/Hnh |

A German nonprofit organization is set to launch an interactive map that will show where neo-Nazi activities are concentrated across the country. Designed as a research tool, it also has relevance for the broader public, who may use it in a manner similar to crime map websites. Rechtes Land's virtual map ...
ITALY | Italian president urges hard-line against neo-Nazi "monstrosities"

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 19:09 | Source: europeonline-magazine.eu/ |

Outbursts of neo-Nazism or antisemitism must be punished harshly, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Tuesday, two days after former premier Silvio Berlusconi outraged the country‘s Jewish community by praising former dictator Benito Mussolini. Napolitano said there was "an ever wider" awareness among the Italian population that the persecution of Jews was ...
SWEDEN | Swedish voters flock to fringe parties claims report

Monday, 28 January 2013, 18:49 | Source: thelocal.se |

The Left Party and the Swweden Democrats are the only parties in Sweden's parliament that are attracting new members, while the more centrist parties all face dwindling membership numbers, a new report shows. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats recorded the steepest upswing, increasing its membership compared to 2011 by 48 percent. As ...
HUNGARY | Cameron's EU vote plans wins nazi praise

Monday, 28 January 2013, 18:29 | Source: Budapest Times |

British Prime Minister David Cameron may unwittingly have become a poster boy for Europe’s extreme right after promising a referendum on EU membership if his Conservative Party is re-elected. Hungary’s crypto-fascist Jobbik party reacted the following day with “joy” at Cameron’s pledge to British voters. “Cameron’s declaration proves that he is ...
ITALY | Berlusconi Defends Mussolini For Backing Hitler

Sunday, 27 January 2013, 22:59 | Source: AP |

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the Fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held Holocaust remembrances. Berlusconi also defended Mussolini for allying himself with Hitler, saying he likely reasoned that it would be better to be on ...
GREECE | Greek neo-nazi party issues diatribe against AJC

Friday, 25 January 2013, 22:01 | Source: Jewish Daily Forward |

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.” Harris, the executive director of the AJC, is leading a Jewish delegation to the ...
FRANCE | Twitter ordered to identify French racists

Friday, 25 January 2013, 20:07 | Source: TG Daily |

Last October, the hashtag #UnBonJuif - a good Jew - started trending in the country, along with #SiMonFilsEstGay (if my son is gay), and #SiMaFilleRamèneUnNoir (if my daughter brings home a black guy). Twitter removed the majority of the offending content from the site, but refused to hand over ...
BRAZIL | Brazilian neo-nazi gets 3 years in jail

Friday, 25 January 2013, 16:23 | Source: JTA |

A Brazilian judge has sentenced a man to 35 months in jail for giving Jewish students a Nazi salute and exposing his swastika tattoo. Luciano Silva Barreto of Rio de Janeiro’s criminal court sentenced Luiz Vinicius Consenzo, 25, after convicting him of a racist crime, according to a Jan. 22 report ...
ITALY | Italian police nab right-wing extremists

Friday, 25 January 2013, 15:28 | Source: JTA |

Italian police arrested right-wing extremists in several cities on charges of inciting anti-Semitic and anti-foreign hatred and violence. About 10 people, all between the ages of 21 and 33, were arrested on Jan. 24 in dawn raids in Naples, Salerno and Latina, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. They were charged ...
GERMANY | Expert: Neo-Nazi terror gang had more members

Friday, 25 January 2013, 13:19 | Source: thelocal.de |

There is "clear evidence" that there were more than three members of the German neo-Nazi terror gang known as the National Socialist Underground, a leading expert on far-right extremism said on Friday. Hajo Funke, a political scientist at Berlin's Free University, has been advising the parliamentary committees currently investigating the police's ...
GERMANY | Accounting irregularities: Far-Right NPD party seeks to avoid paying fine

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 19:51 | Source: Spiegel Online |

Germany's far-right NPD party has been trying to dodge paying a 1.27 million euro fine it was slapped with in December for accounting irregularities. The party is painting itself as a victim of parliamentary discrimination and is challenging the penalty. Germany's National Democratic Party (NPD) has been in the red for ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian police say arrest neo-Nazi gang members

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 16:25 | Sourece: Yahoo News |

Austrian police have arrested 10 suspected members of a neo-Nazi crime gang accused of arson attacks, weapons and drugs dealing, illegal prostitution, assault and other crimes. Police said on Thursday the gang maintained a reign of terror for years over red light districts in Upper Austria, costing businesses at least 3.5 ...
HUNGARY/ITALY | Jewish groups in Rome to shut off Colosseum lights in anti-Jobbik protest

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 12:39 | Source: Poli8tics.hu |

Jewish communities in Rome will protest against Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party by turning off the lights of the Colosseum on January 27, International Holocaust Rememberance Day. On Sunday evening when the lighting on the Colosseum usually comes on, things will stay dark to protest against Jobbik’s “anti-Semitic acts and statements,” ...
AUSTRIA | Breaking news: Austrian Police Bust 'Nazi' Network

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 10:51 | Source: Sky News |

Breaking newsv Austrian Police Bust 'Nazi' Network The group is suspected of illegal arms trading, burglaries, illegal prostitution, and other crimes, which police estimate have caused damage of at least 3.5m euros (£2.9m). Police say they found weapons, explosives, flags with Nazi symbols and neo-Nazi literature in a search of the group's headquarters ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn Gets EU Human Rights Seat

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 22:54 | Source: Greekreporter.com |

The wife of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader has been allowed to join the Council of Europe, a human rights organization, despite her denunciation of immigrants as “subhuman” and as the party is being blamed for rising incidents of assaults on immigrants. Over strong opposition, Eleni Zaroulia, was given the go-ahead ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right leader wants vote on exiting euro-report

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 22:51 | Source: Reuters |

The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has called for a referendum on whether the country should give up the euro currency and said leaving the European Union was a possibility, according to an interview in Oesterreich newspaper. Saying he was inspired by British Prime Minister David Cameron's ...
HUNGARY | Justice and Life Party revival may dent Jobbik’s chances in 2014

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 21:59 | Source: Politics.hu/Budapest Times |

It is not likely that the radical right-wing Hungarian Justice and Life Party (MIÉP) will get up off the ground, but its reappearance could deepen the fault lines within Jobbik, director Péter Krekó of the Political Capital institute told Népszabadság on Tuesday. The biggest danger for Jobbik is the appearance of ...
COLOMBIA | 16 year old student leader and Patriotic March activist attacked by fascists

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 00:30 | Source: Justice for Colombia News | Click here for original article

On Sunday January 13th, 16 year old Nicolas Gutiérrez, Patriotic March activist and student leader, was viciously attacked by 30 members of a neo-Nazi paramilitary group “Comando Radical Nacionalista” (Radical Nationalist Command), in Bogota. Nico had been playing football with friends in Simon Bolivar Park, when the group of skinheads, wearing ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik delegate slams failed attempt to exclude him from Council of Europe

Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 18:52 | Source: Politics.hu |

Radical nationalist Jobbik party lawmaker Tamas Gaudi-Nagy on Tuesday said an initiative to withdraw his accreditation to the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly — which has been rejected — had been a political attack against him and against Hungary as a whole. All European citizens who “do not conceive the present ...
GREECE | EJC head: Immigrant’s death in Athens result of neo-nazi Golden Dawn Party

Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 13:47 | Source: JTA |

The head of the European Jewish Congress condemned the “racist” killing of an immigrant in Athens last week, saying it was a result of Greece’s tolerance of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party. “We are witness to an increasing violence against foreigners and minorities in Greece which is the natural result of ...
FINLAND | Interior ministry report warns of neo-Nazi and religious radicalisation

Monday, 21 January 2013, 14:20 | Source:yle.fi |

Researchers reviewed extreme right, extreme left and extreme Islamist movements. They found that the risk of violence related to extreme Islam is minimal. However they concluded that an extreme Islamist terror attack would pose a more significant threat to national security. The report does mention by name the extreme right-wing national ...
VATICAN CITY | Vatican official slams breakaway group for anti-Semitic positions

Monday, 21 January 2013, 12:44 | Source: JTA |

A leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, in an interview Tuesday with the Italian religious news agency SIR slammed the followers of the renegade Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X for rejecting the ...
UKRAINE | Ukranian far-right party says ‘This is a safe place for Zhids’

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 18:52 | Source: Jewish Chronicle |

Ask Yuri Syrotyuk, a senior member of Ukrainian far-right party Svoboda, about widespread allegations of antisemitism in his own party and among the country’s political classes, and he constructs an unfortunate defence. “It is absolutely not true… Many representatives of your people [Jews] are in the Ukrainian parliament and among ...
HUNGARY | MP who touted “Jewish list” to warn about Zionist threat in lecture tour

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 18:50 | Source: Politics.hu |

Marton Gyongyosi, deputy parliamentary leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, will tour nationwide to give lectures “about attacks on Jobbik and himself and the party’s foreign policy, with focus on its strong and true criticism of Israel,” Jobbik said on Friday. Addressing Parliament last November, Gyongyosi called for a list ...
GREECE | Racist attack: Hundreds demonstrate in Athens over murder of Pakistani worker

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 18:48 | Source: ExpressTribune |

Immigrants raise their arms in front of a banner depicting a late Pakistani immigrant during an anti-racism rally in Athens January 19, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS Hundreds of people poured onto Athenian streets on Saturday, but this was not a rally against the government’s austerity measures and rising unemployment. Rather, migrant workers ...
BULGARIA | Bulgaria’s culture minister to sue Ataka leader for slander

Saturday, 19 January 2013, 18:32 | Source: focus-fen.net/Hnh |

Bulgaria’s Minister of Culture, Vezhdi Rashidov, has said he will bring legal proceedings against Ataka party leader Volen Director for slander. Rashidov announced the news to journalists at parliament. “People may say whatever they wish, but is a limit to everything. When one goes beyond these boundaries, when one oversteps one’s ...
GREECE | Anti-racism protesters rally in Athens after Pakistani stabbed

Saturday, 19 January 2013, 18:18 | Source:Yahoo News |

The 27-year-old Pakistani was stabbed to death by two men on a motorcycle as he rode his bicycle to work in an Athens suburb in the early hours of Wednesday, in an attack police say may have been racially motivated. "Perhaps his murder will bring hope that these attacks will stop. ...
RUSSIA | Russians Rally in Memory of Murdered Lawyer, Journalist

Saturday, 19 January 2013, 18:10 | Source: RIA Novosti |

Hundreds March in Memory of Slain Lawyer, Journalist Hundreds of people gathered in central Moscow on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the 2009 murders of a human rights lawyer and a journalist by a far-right gunman. “Down with fascism!” chanted a crowd of what police said was around 500. ...
GERMANY | Jail term for anti-fascist protestor sparks outcry

Saturday, 19 January 2013, 13:12 | Source: thelocal.de |

Hundreds of demonstrators have protested in Dresden following the sentence of an anti-Nazi demonstrator to nearly two years in jail without the possibility of parole for aggravated assault and rioting, the Sächische Zeitiung reported on Saturday. Tim H., a 36-year-old Berliner and father of a two-year-old with no previous criminal record, ...
SWEDEN | The iron pipe of Swedish neo-fascism

Friday, 18 January 2013, 12:31 | Source: vice.com |


Top: Erik Almqvist, the Sweden Democrats’ former spokesperson of economic policy, calls an unknown man “Paki lover.” Kent Ekeroth, former spokesperson of justice, films the event on his cell phone.Bottom:Almqvist, with former Sweden Democratic candidate for parliament Christian Westling to his right, tells Swedish-Kurdish comedian Soran Ismail to “not fuck ...
GERMANY | Time runs out for NSU inquiry

Friday, 18 January 2013, 12:06 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Only a few months remain for a parliamentary inquiry into failures by German security agencies over a series of murders carried out by the NSU right-wing terrorists. But important evidence is still missing. The parliamentary inquiry looking into the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror group is about to complete its first ...
ITALY | Italian Nazi fanatics go on trial for throwing Hitler birthday party

Friday, 18 January 2013, 11:59 | Source: Daily Mail |

A group of 22 alleged Nazi fanatics have gone on trial in Italy for throwing a party to celebrate Hitler’s birthday. The festivities included singing songs celebrating the death of Anne Frank and the Jews, investigators say. The group are accused of propaganda and inciting ethnic and racial hatred. The alleged party in ...
CYPRUS | Tense stand-off as anti-fascists face ELAM

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 16:14 | Source: cyprus-mail.com |

THOSE AMBLING through the streets of old Nicosia last night might have mistaken their location for a battle zone as nationalist party ELAM and anti-fascists squared up outside the old Phaneromeni Church, armed with helmets, clubs and shields. On one side, in front of the Phaneromeni school and in the churchyard, ...
SERBIA | Serbian Far-Right Group Risks Court Ban

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 16:10 | Source: balkaninsight.com |

The Constitutional Court may look again at banning SNP Nasi after its members torched a provincial flag and put up posters calling NGOs and media foreign agents. Vladimir Cvijan, head of parliament’s committee on constitutional affairs and a member of the presidency of the ruling Progressive Party, said the Constitutional ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian Far-Right Leader Accused of Assaulting Journalist

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 16:08 | Source: Novinite.com |

A Bulgarian journalist has claimed that Volen Siderov, the notorious leader of far-right party Ataka (Attack), kicked him in the party's parliamentary office. Journalist Lachezar Lisitsov has told reporters that Siderov attacked him after he questioned him about his alleged trip to Paris in the company of one his party's female ...
SWEDEN | Zoo staff called Polish employee 'monkey'

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 18:33 | Source: thelocal.se |

A Polish man has sued his former employers at the Öland djurpark zoo over discrimination and harassment. The 26-year-old man, Marcin Wilk, claims that Polish and Bulgarian employees at the zoo in eastern Sweden were treated badly while he worked there in 2011. The foreign workers had lower wages and ...
GREECE | Three MPs ask for removal of Golden Dawn deputy from Council of Europe

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 17:45 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

Three MPs – two from socialist PASOK and one from Democratic Left -- filed a petition in Parliament on Tuesday demanding steps for the removal of Eleni Zaroulia, a deputy with far-right Golden Dawn, from the Greek delegation of the Council of Europe. In a letter addressed to Parliamentary Speaker Evangelos ...
USA | Boy responsible for murder of neo-nazi father knew about hate": Judge

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 10:58 | Source: NBC |

A 12-year-old Riverside boy was found responsible for the second-degree murder of his father, a regional director of a neo-Nazi organization, a judge ruled Monday. Along with the murder count, Riverside Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard found true sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. A "true" or "not true" verdict is ...
HUNGARY | Top Jobbik man demands restrictions on Gypsy births

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 10:54 | Source: Politics.hu |

“Only Jobbik can solve the problem of Gypsy crime after it has taken power,” the far-right party’s vice-president János Volner told a crowd of hundreds at a torchlight demonstration in Szigethalom on Saturday evening. The march was a response to a stabbing in the town on New Year’s Eve, in which ...
GERMANY | Nazis hack CD computers and swap Hitler Youth anthems for Christmas carols

Monday, 14 January 2013, 18:24 | Source: Daily Mail |

Neo-Nazis hacked into a computer in Germany, putting carols on to CDs for Christmas, and replaced them with hate-filled Hitler Youth anthems. Families woke up across Germany on Christmas Day to play what they thought were religious melodies - and instead got tunes including The Rotten Bones Are Trembling, the official ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's Racism Problem: Orbán Friend Calls for 'Final Solution to Gypsy Question'

Sunday, 13 January 2013, 12:54 | Source: Spiegel |

Zsolt Bayer, a prominent conservative commentator, has sparked outrage in Hungary and abroad for comparing Roma to animals and saying they "shouldn't be allowed to exist." Criticism of the remarks is growing, but Prime Minister Orbán will likely keep silent. Zsolt Bayer always pipes up whenever the Hungarian media mentions ...
GERMANY | Thousands prevent neo-Nazi march through center of Magdeburg

Sunday, 13 January 2013, 12:45 | Source: Romea |

Thousands of citizens in the German town of Magdeburg prevented a neo-Nazi march through the center of town today. Approximately 800 neo-Nazis carrying black flags had to settle for marching through the Salbke district on the town's southern border. The neo-Nazis changed their route at the last moment once they realized ...
GERMANY | The Right-Wing Organic Farmers of Germany

Saturday, 12 January 2013, 12:28 | Source: The New Yorker |

As the afternoon sun slanted into the farmhouse at the edge of the forest in this idyllic rural corner of northeast Germany, Helmut Ernst poured two glasses of cloudy apple juice and started talking. The forty-five-year-old organic corn farmer and sometime activist is against genetically-engineered crops, industrial soy farms in ...
ITALY | Is Italy headed right as crisis deepens?

Friday, 11 January 2013, 23:54 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

With an election now looming in February, even the so called "technocrat" government of Mario Monti has failed to keep the peace in the Italian parliament, and was forced to call early elections by Italy's longest-serving prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who withdrew his support for Monti just before Christmas. Political instability ...
THE NETHERLANDS | Watchdog: 25% of Dutch online hate speech complaints concern anti-Semitism

Friday, 11 January 2013, 18:39 | Source: JTA |

More than 25 percent of complaints to an online hate speech watchdog in the Netherlands last year concerned anti-Semitism. This figure appeared in a report last month by Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet , which monitors racism and racial incitement on the Internet in the Netherlands. MDI said 26 percent of the 943 ...
RUSSIA | Racism, homophobia and Zenit St Petersburg: An in-depth look

Friday, 11 January 2013, 18:29 | Source: The Football Examiner |

When supporters of Zenit St Petersburg last month released a manifesto demanding that the squad be made up of all-white players that included no homosexuals it created a negative image of the club and Russian football as a whole. In a highly controversial manifesto that was quickly dismissed by senior ...
SLOVAKIA | Romani man decapitated while still alive

Friday, 11 January 2013, 18:26 | Source: Romea |

Slovakia has been shaken by the brutal murder of 37-year-old Daniel Horváth, a Romani man who was decapitated while still alive, according to a court autopsy. Last Friday police charged three men aged 17, 18 and 39 with Horvath's murder. "The suspects face between 20 and 25 years in prison, ...
HUNGARY | Anti-Roma article by Hungarian politician/journalist sparks outrage

Friday, 11 January 2013, 18:24 | Source: AP |

A founding member of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party has been sharply criticized for writing a newspaper column that contained offensive remarks about the nation’s Roma minority. Writing about a New Year’s Eve bar fight in which several people were seriously injured and some of the attackers were reportedly Roma, the journalist ...
SOUTH AFRICA | Right wing bail hearing continues

Friday, 11 January 2013, 11:30 | Source: The New Age |

EXTREMISTS: The case continues against the accused who planned to attack the UFS with mortars and assassinate the president. Picture: Maryna Van Wyk The bail applications of the four right wing extremists, who planned to attack the ANC National Conference in Mangaung last year, will continue tomorrow in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s ...
ITALY | Lazio charged with racist fan behavior

Friday, 11 January 2013, 11:26 | Source: CNN |

Italian club Lazio has been charged over the "alleged racist behavior" of its fans during November's Europa League clash with Tottenham. Supporters of the Rome side mocked the English team's links with the Jewish community by chanting "Juden Tottenham, Juden Tottenham" ("Tottenham Jews" in German) in the 0-0 draw in the ...
USA | Attorneys spar over fate of California boy who killed neo-nazi dad

Friday, 11 January 2013, 11:18 | Source: Reuters |

A lawyer for a California boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father urged a judge on Wednesday to convict his client of a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, citing what he termed an abusive upbringing. But a prosecutor told the court that Joseph Hall, who both sides agree shot his father ...
HUNGARY | Complaint dismissed against politician who wanted to make a list of Jews

Friday, 11 January 2013, 11:15 | Source: The Algemeiner |

The Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) has learned that a complaint filed against a Hungarian politician who urged the government to compile list of Jews who pose a “national security risk” has been dismissed by Hungary’s Prosecutorial Office for Criminal Investigation. During Israel’s November confrontation with Hamas, Marton Gyöngyösi, a politician ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian court jails nazis

Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:57 | Source: Fox News |

An Austrian court has convicted a leading neo-Nazi and two accomplices of glorifying Nazism through a website and sentenced them to prison terms of up to nine years. Gottfried Kuessel was given a nine-year prison sentence Friday for being the founder of the "Alpen-Donau" website. He already spent time in prison ...
GREECE | Neo-nazi attack ‘won’t affect’ ties with Greece

Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:53 | Source: hurriyetdailynews.com |

The Turkish consul general to Komotini, İlhan Şener, said the recent attack on him by members of the neo-Nazi Greek party Golden Dawn will not break the friendship between the Turkish and Greek nations. A group of nearly 30 protestors from Golden Dawn chanted slogans and ...
SPAIN/UK | David Lomon - Last surviving British IB member

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 00:53 | Source: Guardian |

David Lomon, who has died aged 94, was the last known survivor in Britain of the International Brigades that fought in the 1930s in the Spanish civil war, on the side of the government forces, against General Francisco Franco and his German and Italian backers. Born David Solomon in Manchester, he ...
SPAIN/USA | Harry Randall: Photographer who served in the Spanish Civil War

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 00:43 | Source: The Independent |

Harry Randall: Photographer who served in the Spanish Civil War A headless corpse of an enemy soldier slumped forward in a captured trench; a shallow frontline grave of piled-up stones with two unevenly shaped planks of wood as a makeshift cross; a serious-looking bespectacled young soldier pounding away on a ...
ITALY | Souvenirs Bearing Fascist Dictator Mussolini Popular in Italy

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 00:25 | Source: Spiegel |

Every year, thousands of people in Italy hang a fresh calendar of images depicting Benito Mussolini on their wall, just one of many indications that the cult of "Il Duce" is alive and well in the country. Many still consider the fascist dictator to have been an honorable man, and ...
IRISH REPUBLIC | Dublin MMA promoter pulls neo-nazi fighter from bill after protest but fighter says he has changed

Monday, 7 January 2013, 22:04 | Source; News Ireland |

Dublin Mixed Martial Arts promoter Celtic Gladiator have been forced to remove Finnish fighter Niko Puhakka from their February 9th show at the Citywest Hotel after an online campaign revealed links to neo-Nazi groups. Anti Fascist Action Ireland led the campaign to have Puhakka taken off the bill after a series ...
FRANCE | Swastika, anti-Semitic slogans spray-painted on Toulouse building

Monday, 7 January 2013, 20:10 | Source: Times of Israel |

French police have found anti-Semitic slogans spray-painted on a building in Toulouse, a city that in March 2012 was the site of a deadly terror attack against Jewish school-children. The local chapter of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society was graffitied with a swastika alongside the words “SS” and “get the fuck out,” ...
THE NETHERLANDS | Watchdog: 25% of Dutch online hate speech complaints concern anti-Semitism

Monday, 7 January 2013, 12:04 | Source: Haaretz |

More than 25 percent of complaints to an online hate speech watchdog in the Netherlands last year concerned anti-Semitism. This figure appeared in a report last month by Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet, which monitors racism and racial incitement on the Internet in the Netherlands. MDI said 26 percent of the 943 complaints it ...