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GREECE | Helping Greek migrants would show European solidarity

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 21:04 | Source: Guardian |

Offering food and shelter to Greek migrants and community centres to the local population would be a powerful response to the fascist sentiment of Golden Dawn by George Soros Originally, the European Union was what psychologists call a "fantastic object," a desirable goal that inspires people's imaginations. I saw it as the ...
UKRAINE | World Without Nazism says Svoboda is neo-nazi party

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 18:00 | Source: Kyiv Post |

Leader of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda (Freedom) Oleh Tyahnybok gestures during a campaign rally in western Ukrainian city Lviv on October 25, 2012.© AFP International Human Rights Movement World Without Nazism has expressed its anxiety at the growth of ultranationalist moods in Ukrainian society, and also the prospects for Ukrainian democracy. "As ...
GREECE | Pogrom Punk: The Greek neo-Nazi rock bands boosting Golden Dawn’s rise

Monday, 29 October 2012, 19:26 | Source: Washington Post |

The Guardian’s Marla Margaronis begins her deep and deeply disturbing article on the rise of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn with an interesting detail. The movement’s favorite band is a group called Pogrom. Just so we’re clear, pogrom is a Russian word that originated in the 19th century to describe state-sanctioned ...
GERMANY | Germany Pays EUR 832 000 in Compensations to Neo-Nazi Victims

Monday, 29 October 2012, 19:20 | Source:novinite.com |

Demonstrators hoist posters with the photos of some of those killed by members of a neo-nazi cell, at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany, 23 February 2012. Photo by EPA/BGNES The German government has paid EUR 832 000 in compensations to the relatives of victims of terrorist neo-Nazi group NSU. According to ...
GREECE | Love or nothing: The real Greek parallel with Weimar

Monday, 29 October 2012, 12:34 | Source: BBC |

Of all the operas written during Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-33), probably the most haunting is the last. By Paul Mason Economics editor, Newsnight Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake, written with playwright Georg Kaiser, tells the story of two losers - a good-hearted provincial cop and ...
GREECE | Holocaust Memorial Defaced on Greek Island

Monday, 29 October 2012, 12:29 | Source: JTA |

A Holocaust memorial in Rhodes was defaced by unknown vandals. The Holocaust Memorial to the Jews of Rhodes was spray painted with swastikas on all six sides of the memorial. The initials AME also were spray painted on the monument, and may refer to an unknown organization, according to the ...
GREECE | Metropolitan Augustine Blasts Racism in Greece

Monday, 29 October 2012, 09:56 | Source: Greekreporter.com |

Orthodox Metropolitan Augustine of Germany’s Ecumenical Patriarchate has condemned what he called “xenophobia and racism, wherever they’re coming from,” noting an increase in racist and anti-immigrant attacks in Greece. Speaking to the Greek version of Deutsche Welle, he stressed that, “When such events occur, the Church cannot remain silent,” although ...
UKRAINE | Nationalist party springs surprise in Ukraine polls

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 23:21 | Source: AFP |

Ukrainian ultra-nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom) and its charismatic leader Oleg Tyagnybok were on course for their best result yet in national elections Sunday which could send shockwaves through the political landscape. The party was set to win over 12 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections, the Democratic Initiative Foundation said ...
ITALY | Neo-Fascists In Italy Gather For 90th Anniversary Of March On Rome

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 14:23 | Source: Huffington Post |

They come from all over the country. Their heads shaved, yearning for the 1920s, comrades in black shirts with their bodies marked by the symbols of hate (swastikas, Fascist bands and Celtic symbols). The meeting is scheduled to take place in the main piazza in Predappio (Benito Mussolini’s birthplace, in ...
FRANCE | Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: the new face of the French right

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 14:13 | Source: Observer |

One of the first times that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen took her seat in the Assemblée Nationale, the lower house of the French parliament, she was stopped by a male politician. "He looked at me and said: 'And whose secretary are you?'" says Maréchal-Le Pen. In June, Maréchal-Le Pen became the youngest ...
HUNGARY | International fascists stage group huddle

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 13:25 | Sources: Hnh/Budapest Times |

The increasingly obscure, politically bereft and almost bankrupt Alliance of European National Movements (AENM) met in the north-west Hungarian village of Hédervár at the weekend. The AENM was set up by one of the most successful fascist outfits in Europe – Hungary’s Jobbik – in 2009 and includes the British National ...
GREECE | Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right

Friday, 26 October 2012, 17:06 | Source: Guardian |

By Maria Magaronis You can hear it from blocks away: the deafening beat of Pogrom, Golden Dawn's favourite band, blasting out of huge speakers by a makeshift stage."Rock for the Fatherland" , this is our music, we don't want parasites and foreigners on our land…" It's a warm October evening and children ...
GREECE | Protocols of the Elders of Zion read aloud in Greek Parliament

Friday, 26 October 2012, 15:07 | Source: JTA |

lawmaker for Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has reportedly read out in parliament a passage from the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Ilias Kasidiaris, a spokesperson for Golden Dawn, read out Protocol 19 from the book: "In order to destroy the prestige of heroism we shall ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn Leader Says They’re Not Nazis

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 17:44 | Source: greekreporter.com |

The head of the far-right extremist party Golden Dawn, which showcases Hitler’s Mein Kampf and who has used the Heil salute, has denied it has a Nazi orientation and claimed it is being ostracized by the media and in Parliament, where it has 18 seats. Nikolaos Michaloliakos told SKAI TV that ...
DENMARK | Nazi sympathisers try to rewrite history, by stealing it

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 17:04 | Source:cph.post |

A big chunk of Danish history has literally been rediscovered, after police recovered several boxes of Second World War documents during a sweep of Copenhagen flats yesterday. Rigsarkivet, the state archives, had reported the documents missing earlier this year after officials there realised they had been robbed on several occasions. The documents, ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn threatens mass resignations, Parliament eyes disciplinary measures

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 14:50 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos said last Friday that MPs from his far-right party might resign in protest when new austerity measures are brought to Parliament. His threat came as the House was apparently preparing to clamp down on the unruly behavior of some of Golden Dawn’s lawmakers during debates. Speaking ...
HUNGARY | Insight: Hungary's far-right party gains as it targets Roma

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 13:05 | Source: Reuters.com |

Decades of animosity between Hungarians and ethnic Roma in this small town in western Hungary had attracted little attention until the far-right Jobbik party saw an opportunity to score a few political points. A protest rally organized by the party, a little after a brawl between a Roma family and some ...
HUNGARY | Hungary Condemns Burning Israel Flag and Anti-Semitic Violence

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 03:18 | Source:BosNewsLife.com |

Hungary's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, October 24, condemned the "desecration of an Israeli flag" and attacks against fellow Jewish citizens by supporters of a far-right party amid mounting concern about anti-Semitic incidents in the country. On Tuesday, October 23, an Israeli flag was burned in front of Budapest's main synagogue, reportedly ...
FRANCE | Call for far-right group to be banned

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 03:13 | Source: Irishtimes.com |

The French Muslim Council urged the government yesterday to ban a far-right group that occupied a mosque on Saturday and issued a “declaration of war” against what it called the Islamisation of France. Council president Mohammed Moussaoui said the organisation also wanted better protection for mosques and Muslim cemeteries against racist ...
HUNGARY | Hungary Far Right Burns Israeli Flag Outside Shul

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 23:40 | Source: Forward.com |

An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue. The incident occurred Tuesday in downtown central Budapest, in front of the Dohany Street Synagogue. The Israeli flag reportedly was desecrated by members of Jobbik, an ultrarightist Hungarian political party. The Jobbik members were taking part in the day’s commemorative ...
UKRAINE | Far-right party wants exclusive nationality

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 23:38 | Source: euronews.com |

A far-right movement is likely to enter Ukraine’s parliament in the upcoming elections, polls indicate – for the first time. Yet the “Svoboda” party has historic origins. Its programme is focused on protecting the rights of Ukrainians as a national group, with tough anti-immigrant provisions. The party’s leader Oleh Tyahnybok explained why. He ...
GREECE | Greek parliament lifts neo-Nazi lawmakers' immunity

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:20 | Source: AFP |

The Greek parliament has lifted the immunity of three neo-Nazi lawmakers so they can be prosecuted for a number of offences, parliament officials said Wednesday. The vote late Tuesday allows investigators to probe Golden Dawn party spokesman Ilias Kassidiaris for complicity in a 2007 armed robbery. Panayiotis Iliopoulos and George Germenis, who ...
GERMANY | Germany finally commemorates Roma victims of Holocaust

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 19:37 | Source:Reuters |

Punches still fly in the Berlin boxing ring where Johann "Rukeli" Trollmann once trained before the Nazis stripped him of his German light-heavyweight title and excluded him from boxing because of his "gypsy blood". Recognition for Trollmann, battered to death aged 36 in Neuengamme concentration camp in 1944, has been ...
HUNGARY | Roma citizens of Miskolc pre-empt Jobbik’s latest hate rally

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 14:02 | Source: Budapest Times |

Hundreds of Roma held a peaceful march in the eastern city of Miskolc on Wednesday afternoon in protest against the extreme-right party Jobbik, which planned to hold a rally against “Gypsy crime” that evening. Although supporters of Jobbik regularly assemble to rant against their favourite scapegoat for all of Hungary’s ills, ...
FRANCE | Tensions flare over proposed sale of church to Muslim group

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 13:51 | Source: Independent |

When the Rev. Alain Krauth preached to his dwindling flock at Mass last Sunday, the subject was real estate. But it was also Christian charity, tolerance and, indirectly, the gnawing malaise in France over an increasingly visible Muslim minority. The issue was Saint-Eloi's, a graceless 1950s-vintage church on the edge ...
RUSSIA | Headscarf debate highlights Russian Muslims' grievances

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 13:48 | Reuters |

A ban on girls wearing the Islamic headscarf to a school in southern Russia has angered Muslims and forced President Vladimir Putin, who has robustly defended the Orthodox Church, to affirm that Russia is a secular state. Muslims in the town of Kara Tyube in the Stavropol region say ...
USA | Astoria elected officials and liberals mobilize against neo-Nazi group

Monday, 22 October 2012, 22:14 | Source: New York Daily News |

Posters such as this one have been put up in Astoria to oppose the neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn. Queens elected officials and liberal groups are mobilizing against a neo-Nazi group based in Greece that is rumored to be trying to gain a toe-hold in Astoria. A Stop Golden Dawn coalition was formed ...
SWITZERLAND | Political racism rears ugly head

Monday, 22 October 2012, 22:12 | Source: swissinfo.ch |

Islamophobic tweets and attacks against foreigners on Facebook, blogs, posters and TV - recent incidents involving politicians and party members have given food for thought as Switzerland prepares to appear before the Human Rights Council. Over the past few months a number of alleged discrimination cases against foreigners and Muslims involving ...
FRANCE | French far-right group storms site of new mosque

Saturday, 20 October 2012, 21:17 | Source: France24 |

Around sixty members of an extreme right-wing group stormed the site of a future mosque in France on Saturday, to protest against what they see as Islam's increasing influence in the country. According to French media, protesters from a group called Generation Identity occupied the building site in a suburb of ...
CANADA | Reputed neo-nazi charged with Calgary murder drafting Charter challenge

Saturday, 20 October 2012, 04:34 | Source: Calgary Sun |

Suspect Robert David Reitmeier, right, is taken into custody. At left, Tyler William Sturrup is the other man charged. (JIM WELLS/Calgary Sun) One of two purported white supremacists charged with murdering a Calgary man will make an unspecified Charter challenge – contesting an aspect f the constitution – in advance ...
GREECE | Greek Neo-Nazi group doubles in popularity

Saturday, 20 October 2012, 04:29 | Source: AGI |

The Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has doubled its consensus, becoming the third most popular political party in the country with 15% of the vote. This according to a recent survey, which also shows that one in three Greek citizens (34.6%) does not intend to vote and only 5% plan to ...
FRANCE | Twitter ‘to remove anti-Semitic posts’ after legal threat in France

Saturday, 20 October 2012, 04:25 | Source: AFP |

Twitter, a day after saying it blocked a neo-Nazi account in Germany in a global first, made another major concession Friday by agreeing to remove anti-Semitic posts in France, a lawyer said.The company did not immediately confirm the move, but the lawyer for a French Jewish student union said that ...
AUSTRALIA | Holocaust denier Toben bankrupt and grounded

Friday, 19 October 2012, 11:27 | Source: Australian Jewish News |

IF Adelaide man Fredrick Toben has any more plans to travel to Iran, where he’s previously taken part in Holocaust denial campaigns, they are likely to be thwarted, after he was declared bankrupt by a Sydney court. The Holocaust denier did not appeal last month’s bankruptcy declaration by the Federal Magistrates ...
GREECE | Greek MP: Immigrants are "subhuman"

Friday, 19 October 2012, 09:26 | Source: Greekreporter.com |

Proceedings in the Greek parliament were disrupted Thursday after a far-right deputy andmember of a Council of Europe anti-discrimination committee described immigrants as subhumans. The incident was reported by the Greek news agency Ana , which was quoted by AFP. When Eleni Zaroulia of the Golden Dawn party refused to withdraw the ...
HUNGARY | Roma, Jobbik hold competing marches in Eastern Hungary

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 12:15 | Source: politics.hu |

Some 300 people gathered in a suburb of northern Hungary’s Miskolc for a protest march to the city centre organised by the local Roma government on Wednesday. Head of the Roma government Gabor Varadi told MTI that the protest dubbed as a “march for the homeland and democracy” was intended as ...
USA | Ku Klux Klan welcomed Golden Dawn in New York

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 12:13 | Source: grreporter.info |

"Greece’s ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn has inaugurated a new office in New York City to reach out to the Greek Diaspora. A branch of the political party is already operational in Melbourne, Australia," reads a text that The Knights - one of the six organizations that bear the name of ...
SWEDEN | Record high support for Sweden Democrats

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 12:09 | Source: Sveriges Radio |

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat Party is riding high in the polls for a third consecutive month, with an October poll by Sifo on behalf of the Svenska Dagbladet and Göteborgs-Posten newspapers suggesting that the Sweden Democrats are currently the fourth biggest party in Swedish politics, with a record high 7.7 ...
GERMANY | Twitter blocks German neo-Nazi account in world first

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 12:07 | Source: Bangkok Post |

"We announced the ability to withhold content back in Jan (January)," Twitter's chief lawyer Alex Macgillivray said in a message posted on the website. "We're using it now for the first time re: a group deemed illegal in Germany." In a separate tweet, Macgillivray posted a link to a message from the ...
GREECE | Alarm at Greek police 'collusion' with far-right Golden Dawn

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 09:24 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

By Paul Mason Greece's far-right party, Golden Dawn, won 18 parliamentary seats in the June election with a campaign openly hostile to illegal immigrants and there are now allegations that some Greek police are supporting the party. "There is already civil war," says Ilias Panagiotaros. If so, the shop he owns is ...
GREECE | A Fascist party in full cry. Black-shirts smashing migrants' homes. Swastikas on the streets. No, not Germany in the Thirties: Greece 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 09:13 | Source: Daily Mail |

Dressed in black shirts with faces hidden by helmets, ten men on motorbikes came to find him on a Saturday, after darkness fell. Finding the door bolted at his home in a pot-holed Athens side street, they smashed the windows, broke in and trashed the place. Then, their dirty work done, ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Court acquits eight members of far-right group

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 09:05 | Source: ČTK | |

A Czech court yesterday acquitted eight people charged with promoting neo-Nazism by supporting the National Resistance (NO) movement and organising neo-Nazi meetings over the lack of evidence. The verdict has not taken effect as the state attorney appealed it immediately. The court panel chairwoman, Dana Sindelarova, sharply criticised the work of the ...
SERBIA | Shameful! Mass brawl and racist abuse ruins Young Lions' triumph in Serbia

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 21:39 | Source: Daily Mail |

England Under 21s' triumph over Serbia in Krusevac ended in a mass brawl involving players and coaching staff from both sides, while Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse. The Football Association have reported 'a number of incidents of racism' to UEFA. Defender Rose was sent off after the final whistle ...
CANADA | Canada rejects Roma activist despite claims of neo-Nazi attacks in Hungary

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 12:53 | Source: Ottawa Citizen |

A Roma political activist and his family, long targets of reported neo-Nazi attacks in Hungary, have been denied refugee status in Canada after an Immigration and Refugee Board member ruled they have no legitimate fear of persecution in their homeland. Gyula Kanto, a Roma civil-rights leader, appealed the ruling, but in ...
GREECE | Neo-nazi party rises as economy sinks

Monday, 15 October 2012, 19:11 | Source: Canadian Jewish News |

Tens of thousands of Greek protesters welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to their country Oct. 9 with Nazi uniforms, Hitler salutes and swastika flags, lamenting her new austerity measures amid their floundering economy. While protesters’ gestures were symbolic, the real threat Nazi ideology poses to Greece comes from within. Chrysi Avgi (Golden ...
GERMANY | Far-right singer goes on trial for song praising killing of immigrants in Germany

Monday, 15 October 2012, 15:28 | Source: Montreal Gazette |

The lead singer of a far-right band is on trial for incitement for a song praising the killing of immigrants by neo-Nazis. Daniel G., 42, went on trial Monday in Meppen administrative court in Lower Saxony. He faces a possible five years in prison if convicted for singing the "Doner Killer ...
HUNGARY | Roma groups to stage anti-Jobbik counter-demonstration in Eastern Hungary

Monday, 15 October 2012, 12:08 | Source: politics.hu |

Roma groups are preparing to stage the biggest demonstration of recent times in Miskolc on October 17, Aladár Horváth, head of the Civil Rights Movement for the Republic, announced at a press conference on Friday. The rally is meant as a counter-demonstration against a Jobbik gathering planned for the city’s Avas ...
BELGIUM | Big separatist gains in local Belgian elections - far-right rocked by defeat

Monday, 15 October 2012, 11:05 | Source: AP |

The leader of a separatist party won the race to become mayor of Antwerp, Europe's second biggest port city, and vowed Sunday to use the power base to seek wider autonomy for Belgium's wealthy Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. Bart De Wever's NV-A party made sweeping gains throughout northern Flanders and immediately ...
BELGIUM | Flemish nationalists set for big election breakthrough

Sunday, 14 October 2012, 18:41 | Source: AFP |

Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever appeared set for a breakthrough win in Belgian local elections on Sunday, moving well ahead in the key northern city of Antwerp, the country's economic heart. With a nearly a third of the votes counted shortly after 6 pm (1600 GMT), De Wever's New Flemish ...
BELGIUM | Flemish nationalists seek breakthrough in Belgian polls

Sunday, 14 October 2012, 16:29 | Source: thestar.com.my |

Belgium voted today in local elections seen as a potential make-or-break poll on the country's future, with Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever seeking a big breakthrough. Nearly eight million voters began casting ballots from 8:00 am (0600 GMT), the last polls closing at 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) in the capital ...
SWEDEN | Populist Sweden Democrats admit party purge as support grows

Sunday, 14 October 2012, 13:15 | Source: thelocal |

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson has announced that there is a need to "clean up" the party rank and file after a slew of controversial comments by members, stating that there is no place for racism in the party. "We have to put our foot down and state that enough is ...
USA | Dispute reignites over naming park for anti-Semite

Saturday, 13 October 2012, 13:05 | New Jersey Jewish Standard |

Controversy has flared anew over Chester Grabowski, the Clifton newspaper publisher who died last April. He has been hailed by some as a strong advocate for Polish causes, but reviled by others as an anti-Semite. The latest dispute involves a suggestion that a portion of Richardson Scale Park in Clifton be ...
GERMANY | Journalist details Germany’s neo-nazis after 15 years of undercover work

Saturday, 13 October 2012, 13:03 | Source: The Algemeiner |

After learning that a neo-Nazi concert would take place in his village in Germany in 1997, a young journalist using the pseudonym (for security reasons) Thomas Kuban decided he wanted to learn more about the secretive group, and help expose their secrets, something he believed German media was not doing ...
FRANCE | Right-winger feeds French immigration row with pastry tale

Friday, 12 October 2012, 05:13 | Source: Reuters |

A right-wing politician vying to head France's opposition conservative party has raised a storm by suggesting Muslim youths tear pain au chocolat pastries from children's hands during Islam's fasting month. The controversy has inflamed old strains over secular and mainly-Catholic France's struggle to assimilate Muslim culture. Jean-Francois Cope, ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Far-right set to succeed in regional elections in Ústí

Friday, 12 October 2012, 05:11 | Source: Prague Post |

Some 70 people took part in a protest march against socially "unadaptable" citizens passing by dormitories inhabited mainly by members of the Roma minority in Ústí nad Labem Oct. 6. The march was led by the DSSS (Workers Party of Social Justice), an extra-parliamentary rightist extremist party. The DSSS is ...
GREECE | Greek anti-fascist protesters 'tortured by police' after Golden Dawn clash

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 14:53 | Source: Guardian |

Fifteen people arrested in Athens say they were subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation Protesters carry a banner that reads Fascism Never Again, during a protest in Pireaus near Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/AP Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters ...
GREECE | Athens anti-fascist motorcades: “Until the police protect immigrants, we'll do it for them”

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 09:05 | Source: France24 |

Over the past few months, as Greece has sunk deeper into crisis, racist attacks against immigrants have risen sharply. Unsatisfied with the police’s response to this violence, residents of Athens have taken to patrolling a neighbourhood where thugs are known to beat up immigrants and cause damage to their shops. ...
CANADA | Leading race “scientist” dies in Canada

Monday, 8 October 2012, 11:58 | Source: Salon/SPLC |

By Don Terry, Southern Poverty Law Centre Jean Philippe Rushton Jean Philippe Rushton, a psychology professor and probably the most important race scientist in North America, died of cancer Tuesday night in Canada. The man who sparked a firestorm of controversy and protest in the late 1980s with his ...
USA | Queens community taking stand against neo-nazi group

Monday, 8 October 2012, 11:53 | Source: NY1/Queens Chronicle |

A Queens community is taking a stand against a hate group looking to move into their neighborhood. Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn announced in late September that they would be opening up a headquarters in New York. Officials say there are reports of Golden Dawn activity as well as sighting of ...
FRANCE | France boosting security at Jewish sites after blanks fired at synagogue in Paris suburb

Sunday, 7 October 2012, 12:41 | Source: AP |

France is boosting security at Jewish religious sites after blank bullets were fired on a synagogue west of Paris, and amid renewed concerns about anti-Semitism around the country. French President Francois Hollande met Sunday with leaders of the country's Jewish community, and pledged to fight extremism and anti-Semitism "with the ...
GERMANY | Arrests at German Neo-nazi march

Sunday, 7 October 2012, 10:31 | Source: TASS |

On Saturday, October 6, more than a hundred left-wing activists were arrested in the German city of Göppingen, in the south of the country after trying to disrupt an authorized march by neo-nazis, according to reports from the local police. The local authorities had initially banned the demonstration but the ...
USA/GREECE | ADL calls on non-discrimination body To reconsider membership of Golden Dawn representative

Friday, 5 October 2012, 14:00 | Source: ADL |

ADL Press Release – 4 October 2012 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the presence a representative of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as a new member of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, calling it "an affront to concepts ...
USA | FBI paid American Front informant $40,000

Friday, 5 October 2012, 13:55 | Source: Orlando Sentinel |

An informant who infiltrated the American Front neo-Nazi group in Osceola County received $40,000 from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, court records obtained Thursday show. Jason Hall received the payments partly for secretly photographing the small band of white supremacists charged with taking part in paramilitary training. The ...
GERMANY | Neo-nazis along Germany's East-West divide

Friday, 5 October 2012, 13:46 | Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung |

The former East Germany is still considered to be a hotbed of neo-Nazism. Still, the movement to oppose the extremists is growing even stronger – to the point that leaders in the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) know that when they stage their public gatherings and marches more ...
USA/GREECE | Golden Dawn Under Fire in New York

Friday, 5 October 2012, 13:42 | Source: Greek Reporter |

The opening of a New York office by the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, that has 18 seats in the Parliament, has set off a storm of protest by groups ranging from the AHEPA to American Jewish organizations denouncing its anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant platform and reported violent actions. They condemned what ...
FRANCE | Jean-Marie Le Pen: B’nai B’rith brokered ‘pact’ to isolate my party

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 19:26 | Source: JTA |

The French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen said that B’nai B’rith had signed a “pact” with other politicians to keep him out of the government. “The leader of the soft right signed a pact in which they vowed never to unite with Front National,” Le Pen, who founded the National ...
FRANCE | Four reasons why Marine Le Pen will not attract further success

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 19:11 | Source: Extremis Project |

By Cas Mudde The Front national (FN) is broadly considered to be the prototype of the populist radical party, the main right-wing challenger of contemporary European liberal democracies. It is also the oldest continuing radical right party in the region, celebrating its 40th birthday this week. In light of ...
FRANCE | The French Front National at 40: New Party, Old Ideas?

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 19:07 | Source: Extremis Project |

By Gilles Ivaldi Much has been written about the ‘new’ Front National (FN) since Marine Le Pen took over the party in 2011. Her leadership campaign was associated with a claim of strategic and programmatic modernization embedded in the now notorious concept of ‘de-demonization’ (dédiabolisation). As part of this ...
GERMANY | Army officer 'found to be a neo-Nazi'

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 14:20 | Source: thelocal.de |

An officer in the German army on duty in Afghanistan has been found to be an alleged far-right extremist, it was revealed on Wednesday. He apparently attended neo-Nazi meetings whenever he was in Germany The man, identified only as Michael L. from the central state of Hesse, ...
USA | Racist rock fans rejoice

Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 22:44 | Source: Salon/SPLC |

This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center The annual neo-Nazi skinhead rock concert known as Hammerfest will be held this Saturday in or near Boise, Idaho, where authorities say they are worried about the potential for violence at or after the event. Hammerskin Nation, ...
FRANCE | Jeunesses nationalistes rising force on the far-right

Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 18:13 | Source: Hnh |

Jean-Yves Camus reports from Paris On 29 September France’s interior minister Manuel Valls outlawed a demonstration in Paris by the Jeunesses nationalistes (JN) under the slogan “No to anti-white racism.” Despite the ban, a 57-strong mob, led by Rhône-Alpes regional councillor Alexandre Gabriac, tried to gather in the city centre. ...
SWITZERLAND | Swiss Burqa Ban Bid Rejected In Parliament

Monday, 1 October 2012, 09:20 | Source: AP |

Swiss lawmakers have rejected a proposal to ban face-covering veils, such as the burqa worn by some Muslim women, in public spaces. Parliament in Bern on Friday narrowly voted against the proposal made by the northern canton (state) of Aargau. Swiss news agency Sipa reported 87 lawmakers voted for and ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn’s Popularity Rising Rapidly in Greece

Monday, 1 October 2012, 09:19 | Source: NYT |

The video, which went viral in Greece last month, shows about 40 burly men, led by Giorgos Germenis, a lawmaker with the right-wing Golden Dawn party, marching through a night market in the town of Rafina demanding that dark-skinned merchants show permits. Some do, and they are left alone. But ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Far-right radicals clash with opponents at meeting in Czech town

Monday, 1 October 2012, 09:09 | Source: ČTK |

A march that Czech radical nationalists held on the St Wenceslas holiday in Kralupy today resulted in a clash between them and their opponents, with the police fortunately succeeding in keeping the two camps separated by a stream. Several dozens of police intervened in the town centre where a clash ...