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GERMANY | Germany to try neo-nazi group for immigrant murders

Sunday, 30 December 2012, 14:30 | Source: Business Recorder |

Germany plans to launch a mammoth trial this spring over a racist killing spree by a neo-Nazi terror cell that claimed 10 lives and shocked the nation. The execution-style killings of Turkish and Greek men and a policewoman have been blamed on a trio of far-right militants who called themselves ...
GREECE | YouTube Removes Golden Dawn Xmas Video

Friday, 28 December 2012, 17:47 | Source: Greek Reporter |

Golden Dawn’s Christmas video has been withdrawn from Youtube, as it was estimated that it violates the Youtube content policy which is against hatred rhetoric. The ultra-nationalist party posted the video, wishing Merry Christmas to Greeks only, and showed how they wished Athens would be. The video shows photos of ...
BELGIUM | King of Belgium starts fascist row

Friday, 28 December 2012, 17:46 | Source: abc.net.au |

Belgium's king has enraged Flemish nationalists after apparently likening them to fascists during his annual Christmas speech. King Albert II said Belgians needed to be vigilant about populist sentiment that sought to make foreigners the scapegoats for the country's economic problems, and warned that the crisis of the 1930s must not ...
GERMANY | New German party has its eye on the far-right torch

Monday, 24 December 2012, 11:53 | Source: The Independent |

Christian Worch claims to be proud of his family's far-right credentials. His father was a member of Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS fighting force. His grandmother is said to have helped the infamous Gestapo torturer Klaus Barbie – "The Butcher of Lyon" – escape capture. His grandfather was a devoted Nazi ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi ban compared to persecution of Jews

Friday, 21 December 2012, 20:08 | Source: thelocal.de |

A conservative city councillor in the northern German town of Anklam has caused outrage for comparing the marginalization of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) with the persecution of Jews under the Nazis. "I like to remind people of the Third Reich," Christian Democratic Union politician Marco Schulz wrote in the ...
HUNGARY | Vona says Jobbik to “strike back” after year of attacks and sliding poll numbers

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 18:18 | Source: politics.hu |

The radical nationalist Jobbik party was under constant attacks in 2012 but it “will strike back vigorously if this base campaign continues,” party leader Gabor Vona told MTI in an interview assessing the past year. The opposition leader admitted that the year fell short of the party’s expectations. Citing public opinion ...
RUSSIA | Zenit St Petersburg fans want black and gay players excluded

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 00:44 | Source: BBC |

A Zenit St Petersburg supporters' group has called for non-white and gay players to be excluded from the team. The Russian champions' largest fans' group, Landscrona, said in an open-letter that black players are "forced down Zenit's throat". They added that gay players are "unworthy of our great city". Dietmar Beiersdorfer, Zenit director ...
SOUTH AFRICA | Right-wing extremists arrested in South Africa in Zuma bomb plot

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 17:29 | Source: Daily Mail |

South African police say they have foiled a plot to bomb a conference attended by President Jacob Zuma and dozens of top government officials. Four men aged between 40 and 50 were arrested on Sunday it has today been confirmed. A police spokesman said there was evidence they were planning acts ...
ISRAEL | Power to Israel party ordered to cease racist campaign

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 17:21 | Source: Times of Israel |

The Central Elections Committee has ordered a far-right political party Power to Israel to cease publishing campaign material the committee deemed as racist. The committee’s chairman, Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, issued a court injunction Wednesday banning the use of campaign posters that feature Arabic text accompanied with the slogan “Because ...
GREECE | Syriza says attack on MP was 'brutal assassination attempt'

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 17:10 | Source: The Guardian |

Greek politicians have denounced an attack on a prominent leftist MP amid mounting fears of growing extremist violence in the country. With the main opposition group, Syriza, going so far as to describe the assault on its deputy Dimitris Stratoulis as a "brutal assassination attempt", Athens' tripartite governing coalition moved swiftly ...
SWEDEN | Record figures for Sweden Democrats

Sunday, 16 December 2012, 16:07 | Source: thelocal.se |

A new poll puts the far-right Sweden Democrat party at a record 10 percent, with an increase in support among older voters and voters in north-central Sweden. The Sifo poll, published in the Svenska Dagbladet and Göteborgs-Posten dailies on Sunday, showed that the Sweden Democrats have gained 1.5 percentage points since ...
GREECE | Europeans March against Neo-Nazi Threat in Athens

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 23:11 | Source: AFP |

Hundreds turned out in Athens on Saturday to protest against racism and a surge in neo-Nazi activities in Greece and other European countries, in a demonstration backed by prominent European figures and human rights activists. Police said about 500 people rallied in Athens' central Syntagma Square opposite the Greek parliament, alongside ...
HUNGARY | Hungary: political fight over resurgent fascism

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 22:55 | Source: New Jewish Resistance. |

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is radicalizing as fast as it is being mainstreamed. Prime Minister Viktor Orban belatedly condemned Jobbik lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi's call to create a list of Jewish politicians—the day after some 10,000 demonstrated in Budapest to protest the proposal. "Last week sentences were uttered in Parliament which ...
NORWAY | Anti-Islam protesters in Norway greeted with shouts of 'no Nazis on our streets'

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 22:53 | Source: TimesofIsrael.com |

About 40 people gathered for an anti-Islam demonstration in Oslo, and were met with jeers and chants of “no Nazis on our streets” from a larger group of counterdemonstrators. The protest was staged by the Norwegian Defence League (NDL), a group inspired by the larger English Defence League, which has carried ...
FRANCE | French far right bans AFP in revenge for 'ugly' pictures

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 22:47 | Source: AFP |

An AFP photographer was barred from a National Front conference on Friday after the party accused the news agency of deliberately publishing “ugly” pictures of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. “You sell photographs of her that are aberrations,” Le Pen’s cabinet chief, Charlotte Soula, told the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the ...
GERMANY | Far-right successor to NPD waits in the wings

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 22:44 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

As German politicians debate banning the extreme right-wing NPD, a new right-wing party has crept onto the political scene. The Right appears ready to take over political leadership of the far-right. Founded in May, "Die Rechte" - or The Right - chose a name that reflects its program and was likely ...
HUNGARY | Police detain Hungarian far-right lawmaker for burning Israeli flag at anti-Zionist protest

Saturday, 15 December 2012, 14:17 | Source: washingtonpost.com |

A Hungarian lawmaker who burned an Israeli flag at an anti-Zionist protest has been briefly detained by police for disturbing the peace. Budapest police said Balazs Lenhardt, an independent lawmaker formerly a member of the far-right Jobbik party, was released after being questioned Friday night. The flag burning incident took place at ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine far right party boasts gassing gays in Kyiv

Friday, 14 December 2012, 02:30 | Source:gaystarnews.com |

A Ukrainian extremist nationalist party has bragged about attacking gay protesters in the capital Kyiv last week. Svoboda, whose name means 'freedom' and is linked to France's National Front, the British National Party and Hungary's Jobbik, admitted responsibility for targeting a pro-LGBT demonstration marking International Human Rights Day on 8 December. Writing ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Police close neo-nazi e-shop

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 13:17 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

The Czech police have uncovered an Internet shop selling neo-Nazi and Nazi paraphernalia and seized over 2,000 CDs, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other goods the two brothers who run the shop were also selling abroad, local police told journalists yesterday. If convicted, the brothers can be sentenced up to ten years in ...
GERMANY | German far-right party to pay million euro fine

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 12:08 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

A German court has ruled that the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) must pay a penalty of 1.27 million euros for submitting a faulty financial returns report in 2007. The decision was the third and final ruling. Instead of the 2.5 million euro ($3.27 million) fine demanded by the German Parliament, ...
SWEDEN | Oinking Sweden Democrat MP steps down

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:23 | Source: thelocal.se |

Sweden Democrat MP Lars Isovaara is leaving all of his political duties after he reportedly snuffled and spat in contempt at a parliamentary security guard, party leader Jimmie Åkesson announced on Thursday. According to Åkesson, Isovaara's "credibility is minimal akessont the moment", adding that the MP has "personal problems". "It's very hard ...
FRANCE | France asks European Parliament to lift Le Pen immunity

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:03 | Source: Arutz Shiva |

Prosecutors in the French city of Lyon have requested that the European Parliament strip National Front leader Marine Le Pen of her immunity so she can be prosecuted for comparing Muslim prayers to the Nazi occupation, officials said Monday. Justice ministry spokesman Pierre Rance told AFP the request was sent to ...
AUSTRALIA | Neo-Nazis jailed for attack on Vietnamese student

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:02 | Source: ABC News |

Mr Duong was kicked and punched repeatedly before being stabbed and having a brick dropped on his head. A number of nearby residents heard his screams and called the police. Mr Duong was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Justice Betty King described the attack as brutal, saying it was sparked by ...
HUNGARY | United against Jobbik

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 17:33 | Source: The Economist |

It was a rare show of consensus in Hungary’s polarised politics. Politicians from left, right and centre addressed a demonstration in front of parliament on December 2nd, called to protest against an anti-Semitic speech by Marton Gyongyosi, an MP for the far-right Jobbik, Hungary’s third-largest party. Thousands of demonstrators arrived from ...
GREECE | Greek march against 'Ideology of Hate' wins high-profile support

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 17:28 | Source: Arutz Shiva |

Scores of prominent European public figures on Monday backed a call to march against a neo-Nazi surge in Greece. Scores of prominent European public figures, including a Nobel laureate and a Nazi-hunter, backed a call on Monday to march against a neo-Nazi surge in Greece, AFP reported. The silent walk from the ...
SERBIA | Serbia's far right wants NGOs labelled as ‘Foreign Agents’

Sunday, 9 December 2012, 19:16 | Source: balkaninsight.com |

A Belgrade based far right group has requested that all the country's NGOs and media funded from abroad, including BIRN, be labelled as "foreign agents", based on a Russian model. On Friday, the Serbian far-right movement "SNP Nasi" called on the authorities to pass a law that would label all NGOs ...
RUSSIA | EU, US block OSCE anti-neo-nazi pledges

Friday, 7 December 2012, 16:46 | Source: Voice of Russia |

The European Union and the United States have actually blocked the assumption of obligations to counter neo-Nazism by the OSCE countries. This came in a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich. He deplored the fact that the EU nations insisted during a recent OSCE meeting in Dublin on excluding ...
GERMANY | East Germany: A haven for the far right?

Friday, 7 December 2012, 14:17 | Source:euractive.com |

"The economic crisis has revived fears about the growth of far-right activism in Europe. Generally, these parties and groups seek to gain the support of those sectors of the population that have been affected the most by the crisis - those who have seen their employment or access to public ...
GERMANY | German state premiers decide to go for NPD ban

Friday, 7 December 2012, 14:14 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

German state premiers have agreed to pursue a ban on the far-right NPD party. The legal proceedings that will ensue are highly controversial in light of Germany's Nazi history. The state premiers on Thursday voted in favor of fresh moves to ban the NPD - often described as the post-war successor ...
HUNGARY | Double defection rocks Jobbik

Friday, 7 December 2012, 14:12 | Source: Budapest Times |

Nationalist party Jobbik has lost two of its MPs in as many days after 79-year-old Ernõ Rozgonyi announced on Wednesday he was quitting to sit as an independent. His decision followed that of 50-year-old Barna Bödecs, who said on Tuesday he would withdraw his mandate. While Bödecs cited personal reasons ...
POLAND | Terrorist charges to be filed in Polish bomb plot

Friday, 7 December 2012, 00:02 | Source: Polskie Radio |

Polish prosecutors want a man who allegedly planned to blow up parliament to be charged as a terrorist, thus paving the way for a stiffer sentence. Forty-five year old Dr. Brunon. K. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws), a former lecturer at Krakow's Agricultural University, was arrested on 9 ...
GREECE | Greek Schools Are 'fertile ground for neo-nazis'

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 22:54 | Source: AFP |

Andreas Solaro/AFP/File Capitalising on popular anger with the perceived decades-old corruption of mainstream parties, the group elected 18 lawmakers in the 300-seat Greek parliament and is now the party of choice for one in 10 Greeks, polls show. Still thin on numbers, Golden Dawn now seeks to spread the word to the ...
GERMANY | German ministers back bid to ban neo-nazi party

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 22:47 | Source: Arutz Shiva |

Interior ministers from Germany's 16 regional states on Wednesday unanimously backed a bid to outlaw the neo-Nazi NPD party, despite fears the effort could backfire, AFP reported. "The NPD prepares the ground for far-right violence and stokes xenophobia. Their ideology disregards basic human rights and is antidemocratic," said Ralf Jaeger, interior ...
GREECE | Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn MPs Caught in Greek Parliament Armed with Guns

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 14:16 | Source: IB Times |

Leader of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Mihaloliakos addresses parliamentarians (Reuters) Members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party attempted to enter the Greek parliament armed with guns but were stopped by a metal detector and asked to leave. Capital news website said that two unnamed MPs belonging to the far-right ...
GERMANY | Germany Moves Closer to Banning Far-Right Party

Monday, 3 December 2012, 15:46 | Source: Spiegel |

Germany is expected to move closer this week to launching a legal bid to ban the far-right National Democratic Party after a government-commissioned report labeled it as having an "anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic position" and being "related" to National Socialism. Politicians and legal experts have been debating for almost a year ...
SWEDEN | Sweden Democrats tell neo-nazi to vacate seat

Monday, 3 December 2012, 09:00 | Source: thelocal.se |

A man with a background in the neo-Nazi movement looks set to claim a seat on Lidköping municipal council in central Sweden to replace of a member of the Sweden Democrats,who have called on him to step down. 69-year-old Carl Linusson has previously been a member of the now defunct National ...
HUNGARY | Thousands rally against far right in Hungary

Monday, 3 December 2012, 08:51 | Source: Reuters |

Around 10,000 Hungarians protested on Sunday against the far-right opposition Jobbik party, after one of its lawmakers triggered outrage and memories of Nazism by calling for lists of Jews to be drawn up. The rally outside Budapest's parliament brought together leaders from governing and opposition parties in an unprecedented show of ...
RUSSIA | Russia's Cossacks start patrolling Moscow streets

Sunday, 2 December 2012, 12:52 | Source: AP |

Renowned for their sword-fighting prowess and notorious for their anti-Semitism in czarist Russia, the Cossacks are taking on new foes: beggars, drunks and improperly parked cars. With the approval of city authorities, eight Cossacks clad in traditional fur hats and uniforms patrolled a Moscow train station on Tuesday looking for ...