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GREECE/EUROPE | Euronazis flock to Athens for Golden Dawn march

Friday, 31 January 2014, 20:58 | Source: apabiz/Hnh |

From the Anti-Fascist Press Archive in Berlin Tomorrow, the nazi Golden Dawn (GD) will stage its “Imia-March” in central Athens. Initiated 17 years ago, this annual event refers to a military operation on the uninhabited Imia (Turkish: Kardak) islands in which three Greek navy officers died in 1996 ...
SLOVAKIA | Neo-nazi attacks shock Slovakia

Friday, 31 January 2014, 10:45 | Source: Slovak Spectator |

SHOCKING video images of youths with shaved heads brutally beating a man in front of a bar in Nitra have shocked much of Slovakia. Perhaps at least as surprising as the extreme violence is the fact that the alleged perpetrators remain at large even as the incident is said to ...
FRANCE | "Day of Anger" becomes day of hate in Paris

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 10:34 | Source: onepeoplesproject.com |

"Protesters" making quenelle gesture A hate-filled protest took place on the streets of Paris on Sunday, with thousands of marchers chanting, “Jew, France is not for you,” the French JSS News reported. JSS News said police counted 17,000 protesters (the protest groups claimed they numbered 120,000). 150 were arrested and 19 policemen ...
SPAIN | Spanish far-right leader Blas Pińar dies at age of 95

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 12:50 | Source: elpais.com |

Blas Piñar López, a leader of Spain’s far right who once put himself forward to replace General Francisco Franco as caudillo, or warrior-leader of Spain, has died age 95. On public appearances Piñar was flanked by a small group of supporters, wearing the red beret of the Spanish Falange. But Piñar ...
GERMANY | Germany is struggling to ban neo-nazis

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 12:47 | Source: Global Post |

Reeling from revelations that a neo-Nazi cell allegedly robbed banks and murdered immigrants with impunity for more than a decade, the authorities have been at pains to show they’re acting against extremism. Leading the effort is a drive to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, which is alleged to ...
ITALY | Threats against Jews: Israel angry, Rome far-right suspected

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 13:09 | Source:ansamed.info |

The Israeli foreign ministry has condemned as an 'intolerable and brutal incident' the fact that three pigs' heads were sent to Rome's Jewish community in the past two days. The intimidation came on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, when Pope Francis described that genocide as 'a ...
| TV channel under fire for online poll on Leningrad siege

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 11:56 |

A group of Duma MPs have called for a prosecutors’ probe and legislative limitation after a news channel positioned as ‘opposition’ asked its audience if Leningrad should have been surrendered to the Nazis during World War II. The parliamentarians want the Prosecutor General’s Office to give an assessment of the moral ...
UKRAINE | 'Prepared to Die': The right wing's role in Ukrainian protests

Monday, 27 January 2014, 21:48 | Source: spiegel.de |

Getty Images Dressed in jeans and a down jacket, the parliamentarian who wants to overthrow Ukraine's president by any means necessary is standing in Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, where a struggle for power has played out over the last two months. "What can our cobblestones, Molotov cocktails ...
HUNGARY | Row over Nazi history consumes Hungary

Monday, 27 January 2014, 12:56 | Source: BBC |

Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona at a party rally Hungary has been gripped by an intense public debate on the role of the country during World War Two. A government proposal for a monument commemorating the German occupation of March 1944, has prompted critics to accuse it of trying to rewrite ...
AUSTRIA | Vienna 'far-right' ball condemned in mass protests

Saturday, 25 January 2014, 14:12 | Source: BBC |

About 6,000 people took part in the protests in central Vienna, police said Thousands of people have taken part in marches in Vienna against an annual ball that was expected to be attended by foreign far-right leaders. The protesters are opposed to Austria's opposition Freedom Party (FPOe) holding its so-called Academics Ball ...
FRANCE | After a series of political setbacks, it seems Marine Le Pen is not so mighty

Friday, 24 January 2014, 01:09 | Source: Independent |

After three years of almost unbroken success, the National Front leader Marine Le Pen has begun to stumble in her drive to steam-clean and re-brand the French far right. Poor polling results and a series of embarrassing defections and outbreaks of grass-roots racism within her party have left Ms ...
UKRAINE | Far-Right Ukraine opposition group vows 'Guerrilla' War'

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 13:08 | Source: RFE/RL |

As Ukraine's pro-European protests descend into violence, with demonstrators sustaining their first fatalities, attention has focused on the far-right youth group many have blamed for radicalizing the protest movement. Activists from Pravyy Sektor (Right Sector), a loose alliance of nationalist organizations, have been at the forefront of the bloody clashes that ...
BULGARIA | Ataka stripped of immunity

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 13:04 | Source: Bulgarian agencies |

Bulgaria's combative nationalists are at the centre of a fresh row after a crew from TV Alfa, which is owned by the nationalist Ataka party, was accused of behaving aggressively at the French Cultural Center in the Black Sea port of Varna. After the TV crew asked to talk to French ...
NETHERLANDS | Wilders won't say if Le Pen senior can join Eurosceptic alliance

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:57 | Source: Dutch News |

Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration PVV, told news agency De Persdienst he would ‘not have done business’ with France’s Front National if its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen had still been in charge. Le Pen has convictions for anti-semitism and has described the World War II gas chambers as a detail. ...
FRANCE | Poll finds xenophobia on the rise in France

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:54 | Source: France24 |

Over the past year, the English and American journalists have written widely on what they call the French “malaise”. An Ipsos survey carried out earlier this month and published on Tuesday suggests that the description may be accurate, finding, in particular, that the French are increasingly pessimistic about their political ...
SLOVAKIA | Slovakia: Villages burned by Nazis elect right-wing extremist today

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:50 | Source: Romea |

In the Slovak villages of Kľak a Ostrý Grúň, the anti-partisan Edelweiss commando murdered 148 civilians in January 1945. The victims ranged in age from a three-month-old baby girl to a 78-year-old man. In the Central Slovakian villages of Kľak and Ostrý Grúň, whose inhabitants were massacred during the Second ...
FRANCE | French National Front focuses on Islam in third phase of far-right strategy

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:48 | Source: Irish Times |

Polls show FN could win the biggest percentage of vote in European parliamentary elections The jihadists who leave France to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria symbolise an Islamist “fifth column” within France, perhaps the most potent of fears associated with immigration. Some of the jihadists, such as Jean-Daniel ...
POLAND | Poland poll reveals stubborn antisemitism amid Jewish revival hopes

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 08:23 | Source: The Forward |

A majority of respondents in a recent Polish national survey believe that there’s a Jewish conspiracy to control international banking and the media. And 90% of these Poles say they’ve never met a Jew. The national study, conducted by the Center for Research on Prejudice at Warsaw University, found that ...
BRAZIL | The Brazilian ranch where Nazis kept slaves

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 05:56 | Source: BBC |

On a farm deep in the countryside 100 miles (160km) west from Sao Paulo, a football team has lined up for a commemorative photograph. What makes the image extraordinary is the symbol on the team's flag - a swastika. The picture probably dates from some time in the 1930s, after the ...
UK/FRANCE | Zoopla ending West Brom sponsorship over Anelka's quenelle gesture

Monday, 20 January 2014, 17:06 | Source: skysports.com |

Nicolas Anelka: West Brom striker performs his 'quenelle' gesture Property website Zoopla says it will end its sponsorship deal with West Brom at the end of the current season due to Nicolas Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture. The gesture - which Anelka performed after scoring against West Ham last month - has anti-Semitic ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn photos shock Greece

Sunday, 19 January 2014, 14:34 | Source: Guardian |

The cache of photographs has been handed by police to a Greek public prosecutor investigating Golden Dawn's alleged illegal activities Greek authorities are studying what is being described as a cache of "highly incriminating" photographic material in which members of the far-right Golden Dawn party are allegedly depicted participating in ...
CUBA | Martsinkevich arrested in Cuba

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 15:25 | Source: ria.ru |

Maxim Martsinkevich in court, February 25, 2013 A Russian far right activist known for his violent campaign targeting alleged pedophiles has been arrested on Cuba on an international arrest warrant, Russian police said Saturday. Russia was informed by Cuban police of the arrest of Maxim Martsinkevich through Interpol, the Russian Interior ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn sues senior prosecutors heading probe into far-right party

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 15:20 | Source:theprovince.com |

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is suing three senior judicial officials leading an investigation into the party's alleged criminal activity, following the imprisonment of its leader and five other lawmakers charged with membership of a criminal organization. Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris said Friday that the action was taken against ...
CUBA | Head of Russian neo-nazi, anti-Gay group flees to Cuba

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 15:19 | Source: edgeonthenet.com |

Maxim Martsinkevich, the leader of the anti-gay/neo-Nazi group "Occupy Paedophilia," first fled to Ukraine but has now settled in Cuba, according to a Wednesday interview with Russian news site Life News. Martsinkevich recently took to VKontakte, a Russian social media site, to write that he fled to Cuba around Dec. ...
SWITZERLAND | New poll shows majority reject immigrant quotas

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 11:21 | Source:thelocal.ch |

Swiss People Party's poster against "mass immigration". Over half of Swiss voters oppose a controversial plan by right-wing populists to reimpose immigration quotas for European Union citizens, a poll showed on Friday ahead of a referendum. A total of 55 percent of those surveyed said they were against the measure on ...
ITALY | Italian MP Buonanno ‘blacks up’ to deliver racist rant in parliament

Friday, 17 January 2014, 10:25 | Source: The Independent |

An Italian MP has “blacked up” to deliver a staggering anti-immigration rant in the country’s parliament, smearing his face from a makeup pad and asking whether “we need to be a bit darker” to get benefits from the state. Gianluca Buonanno, a politician with the right wing Northern League party, took ...
AUSTRIA | Neo-nazi Kuessel loses appeal

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 21:34 | Source:Austrian Independent.com |

This was the final chance for Kuessel, former leader of the now-banned neo-Nazi group VAPO, to have his sentenced revoked by Austria’s highest Supreme court, Oberster Gerichtshof. Kuessel was convicted last year after he created a neo-Nazi blog and website. The neo-Nazi has been a far-right figurehead since the 1970s and ...
GREECE | More incriminating Golden Dawn photos emerge

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 21:29 | Source:enetenglish.gr |

Man who confessed to hip-hop singer's killing appears in photos Photographs show Golden Dawn members and supporters - including suspects in the murder of Pavlos Fyssas - posing with weapons, engaging in training and giving Nazi salutes. Golden Dawn members in 'training' More photographs showing members of neonazi Golden Dawn – including ...
ESTONIA | Russian official condemns Estonia's honoured burial for Nazi SS Veteran

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 21:22 | Source: Moscow Times |

Harald Nugiseks (centre) is one of four Estonian soldiers to have been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Russia has sharply criticized Estonian authorities for granting a burial with full military honors to a decorated Nazi SS veteran who distinguished himself in combat against Soviet troops during World War ...
MALTA | Far-right leader Lowell cannot contest European elections

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11:37 | Source: maltatoday.com |

Norman Lowell [Tommaso Ausilli] Far-rightist Norman Lowell cannot contest the European Parliament elections in May because the law prohibits anyone serving a sentence of imprisonment or anyone serving a suspended sentence from participating in the election. In July 2013, an appeals court confirmed a Magistrates' Court judgement which had condemned ...
POLAND | Anti-Islamic group patrols clubs to 'protect' Polish women

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 14:11 | Source:thenews.pl |

The far-right Polish Defence League (PLO) has launched "patriotic patrols" in Poland's bars and nightclubs in a bid, it says, to protect Polish women from being chatted up by Muslims. The Polish Defence League, which describes itself as “showing the true face of Islam and acting against the Islamisation of Europe,” ...
EUROPE | Turning right

Monday, 13 January 2014, 16:48 | Source: The Economist |

Parties of the nationalist right are changing the terms of European political debate. That does not guarantee them lasting electoral success IN A café on a tree-lined boulevard in Montelimar, a southern French town best-known for its sticky nougat, Julien Rochedy is working on his speech. Young, fashionably bearded and sporting ...
GREECE | Two more Greek far right MPs behind bars

Monday, 13 January 2014, 11:27 | AFP |

Two Golden Dawn lawmakers were placed in pre-trial detention late on Saturday in Athens in an ongoing crackdown against the Greek far right group, court officials said. Giorgos Germenis and Panayiotis Iliopoulos have previously been charged with joining and directing a criminal organisation, officials added. Another politician, Stathis Boukouras, who ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian association wants nationalists out of Opera building

Monday, 13 January 2014, 09:32 | Source: Novinte.com |

The building of the National Opera in Sofia also houses the headquarters of Bulgaria's extreme-right nationalist Ataka party and the office is State property. The Bulgarian Associations "Mothers against Violence" is asking Culture Minister, Petar Stoyanovich, to immediately "throw out the headquarters of the ultranationalist Ataka party" from the building ...
BULGARIA | 100 attend Ataka protest outside US Embassy in Sofia

Friday, 10 January 2014, 18:05 | source: Novinite.com |

Bulgarian nationalists staged a protest rally outside the American Embassy in Sofia. Photo by BGNES Protesters from the ultranationalist Bulgarian party Ataka insist upon the demolition of the monument of the American pilots who died in Sofia on January 10, 1944. The choice of date and location is dictated ...
EUROPE | Marine Le Pen says Front National and Ukip 'closer than they would like to admit'

Friday, 10 January 2014, 11:52 | Source:Daily Telegraph |

French far-Right party leader Marine Le Pen says Ukip and Front National could join forces to bring down EU Left: Marine Le Pen, Front National. Right: Nigel Farage, UKIP Photo: GETTY IMAGES Speaking from her Paris headquarters, Miss Le Pen, whose party is expected to score well in forthcoming European elections, said ...
FRANCE | France's far right leader vows electoral shake-up

Friday, 10 January 2014, 02:30 | Source: Voice of America |

Marine Le Pen (C), France's far-right National Front political party leader, and National Front party deputy Gilbert Collard (L) attend the presentation of New Year wishes to the media in Nanterre, Jan. 7, 2014. Buoyed by record popularity ratings and a disgruntled public, the leader of France's far-right National Front is ...
FRANCE | Right-wing youth leader calls for gay propaganda ban in France

Friday, 10 January 2014, 01:59 | Source: GayStarNews.com |

A 25-year-old rising star of the National Front party has defended Russia's anti-gay laws saying any negative reports are 'complete nonsense' A right-wing youth leader is calling for a gay propaganda ban in France. Julien Rochedy, 25, of the National Front demanded a similar law to Russia be introduced. ‘What I ...
BULGARIA | Bulgaria far-right leader risks losing immunity

Friday, 10 January 2014, 01:57 | Source: focus–fen.net |

Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sotir Tsatsarov, has filed at the Bulgarian National Assembly a request for the withdrawal of the MP’s immunity of Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right Ataka and chairperson of the parliamentary group of the party, and for allowing the launching of a criminal ...
GREECE | BNP bankrupt Nick Griffin to address Golden Dawn meeting

Friday, 10 January 2014, 01:51 | Source:enetenglish.gr |

British National Party leader in Athens to support neonazi comrades Declared bankrupt earlier this month, Nick Griffin, who heads the British National Party (BNP), will speak in Athens in support of an appeal by neonazi Golden Dawn to the European Court of Human Rights over what it claims is a government’s ...
SWEDEN | Flowers cover swastikas after mosque attack

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 13:16 | Source: thelocal.se |

Several swastikas scrawled on the facade of the Stockholm mosque were covered by flowers on Monday, leading the Islamic Association's chairman to hope "the quiet majority" is finally speaking up. Last Thursday morning, members of the Stockholm Muslim congregation arrived at the mosque on Södermalm to find the doors were covered ...
GERMANY | New Year’s desecration at Berlin Holocaust memorial spurs security talks

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 13:01 | Source: JTA |

In the wake of New Year’s revelers desecrating Germany’s Holocaust memorial in Berlin, memorial officials and police plan to meet on ramping up security measures. Reacting to a video of young party-goers shooting fireworks and urinating among the 2711 steles of the memorial last week, spokeswoman Jenifer Stolz told JTA that ...
NETHERLANDS | Vitesse leaves defender Mori behind as UAE bans Israeli player

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 12:59 | Source: The Dutch News |

Premier division football club Vitesse is currently training for the second half off the season in the United Arab Emirates without defender Dan Mori, who was banned from entering the country because he has an Israeli passport. Spokeswoman for the Arnhem club Esther Bal told Radio 1 the club ...
SWITZERLAND | Employer groups warn against immigrant quotas (Switzerland)

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 12:54 | Source: thelocal.ch |

Switzerland's business, farm and hospital lobbies Monday urged voters to reject a law drafted by right-wing populists that would reimpose immigration quotas for European Union citizens. Passing the "Stop Mass Immigration" proposal in a referendum on February 9th would be a big mistake, hitting a swathe of sectors that rely ...
SLOVAKIA | 2013 saw extremism rising in Slovakia

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 12:49 | Source: he Slovak Spectator |

Interview with political analyst Grigorij Mesežnikov Politicians should observe a consensus to not let extremists enter into the mainstream, and to not use the problems of Roma living in excluded settlements as a tool to gain votes. But there are strong negative feelings towards Roma among the Slovak population and ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian nationalist MPs storm TV channel and intimidate guest

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 11:34 | Source: Novinite |

Ataka MPs corner the programme's guests and threaten them. Photo by Nova TV MPs from the nationalist Ataka party invaded the private TV station Nova during an evening discussion bloc on Wednesday and threatened guests of the show. Five MPs from Ataka, not including their leader Volen Siderov, stormed the building ...
POLAND | Poland’s fledgling far-right party RN to run in EU parliament election

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 11:29 | Source:The Raw Story |

Poland’s nascent nationalist movement RN said Tuesday it would put forward candidates for the first time ever at the 2014 European Parliament elections. The bloc is made up of dozens of small nationalist, ultra-Catholic and euroskeptic groups that joined forces last year with an eye on the vote in May. ...
FRANCE | Paris mayor calls for ban on antisemitic comedian

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 11:25 | Source: Le Figaro |

The mayor of Paris added his voice to calls for a ban on controversial comedian Dieudonné, the inventor of a qausi-Nazi salute seen as antisemitic. In an interview on Europe 1 radio, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said it was time to bring an end to the performer’s outbursts, AFP reported on ...
EUROPE | Anti-Roma bias, job fears aid far-right in central Europe

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 11:19 | Source: euronews.com |

CIERNY BALOG, Slovakia (Reuters) – The people of this peaceful village at the foot of the Slovak mountains vented their anger by electing as their regional governor a man who calls his Roma compatriots “parasites” and admires a wartime figure who collaborated with the Nazis. Marian Kotleba’s landslide victory in November ...
GERMANY | German man charged over WW2 Oradour massacre in France

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 00:16 | Source: BBC |

The ruins of the village have been preserved just as they were after the massacre An 88-year-old German man has been charged with involvement in one of the most infamous World War Two massacres. The charges relate to Oradour-sur-Glane in central France, where 642 people were murdered by SS troops in ...
ROMANIA | Romanians are easy scapegoats for populist politicians, not just in Britain, but in Germany, too

Monday, 6 January 2014, 12:43 | Source: Hnh |

From Dana Ionescu, in Bucharest Elmar Brok, the current chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, elected on Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ticket, would like Romanian immigrants to be fingerprinted. He claims that people who come to Germany in order to ask for emergency welfare must be sent back ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazis get press cards to intimidate media

Saturday, 4 January 2014, 12:40 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Neo-Nazis in Germany are increasingly using press cards to get access to media pools where they take pictures of journalists and other people and intimidate those who are fighting right-wing extremism. Police usually ensure that neo-Nazis and counter-protesters keep their distance during demonstrations. Right-wing extremists, however, increasingly manage to ...
UKRAINE | MP: Euromaidan exposed to neo-Nazi trends

Friday, 3 January 2014, 16:10 | Source: Kyiv Post |

MP of Regions Party Vadym Kolesnichenko believes that xenophobic moods are expanding at Euromaidan and neo-Nazi ideas are being introduced, especially in the context of the torch march marking the 103rd birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). "Events happened on January 1 in the ...
EUROPE | Far right prospects in 2014 Euro-poll - View 2

Friday, 3 January 2014, 15:34 | Source: New Statesman |

How Europe's far-right will - and won't - flourish in 2014 While the more established parties, such as the Front National and the Sweden Democrats, look set to enjoy the next year, others are likely to remain firmly on the fringe. BY Matthew Goodwin Thirty years ago in February, a relatively unknown French ...
EUROPE | Far right prospects in 2014 Euro-poll - View 1

Friday, 3 January 2014, 15:19 | Source: Wall Street Journal |

European leaders are bracing for an electoral surge next spring by parties hostile to the European Union—a potential setback to more established parties that could hamper EU efforts to pursue far-reaching policies. Voters in the bloc's 28 countries go to the polls May 22-25 to choose members for the 751-member European ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik welcomes plans to commemorate German occupation

Friday, 3 January 2014, 15:08 | Source: politics.hu |

The E-PM electoral alliance and the federation of Hungarian Jewish communities Mazsihisz have objected to government plans to erect a monument in central Budapest to commemorate Hungary’s occupation by Germany 70 years ago, while the radical nationalist Jobbik party has welcomed the initiative.The official Hungarian Gazette published on Tuesday a ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine police opens case against rioters at nationalist rally

Friday, 3 January 2014, 15:02 | Source: Moscow Times |

Ukraine investigators have opened a criminal investigation into a reported incident of disturbance during a nationalist procession in the Kiev earlier this week. Police say a participant in Wednesday's march threw a smoke grenade into the premises of the five-star Premier Palace Hotel located near the site of a statue of ...
UKRAINE | Torchlit far-right march in Ukraine

Thursday, 2 January 2014, 15:06 | Source: webanews.com |

The march took place in central Kiev, close to the site of recent anti-EU protestsThe marchers shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Death to the enemies!” as they marched through Kiev. Svoboda has been a key participant in recent protests against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to cancel a deal with the EU. Pro-EU ...