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GERMANY | Is Germany's far-right NPD set to self-destruct?

Monday, 30 December 2013, 17:14 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Earlier this month, Germany's states launched a new attempt to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). With the NPD now apparently riven by internal strife, might it disintegrate of its own accord? The German National Party (NPD) is in a state of existential crisis. Its money supply has all but ...
FRANCE | Anelka accused of anti-semitism after 'quenelle' gesture

Saturday, 28 December 2013, 16:14 | Source:eurosport.com |

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka has been criticised for making an allegedly anti-semitic gesture after scoring at West Ham. Frenchman Anelka, 34, celebrated his first of two goals in the 3-3 draw by apparently making a gesture known as the ‘quenelle’ in France, where it can have anti-semitic connotations. It is ...
SPAIN | Artist vents anger with Franco face punch ball

Saturday, 28 December 2013, 15:53 | Source:thelocal.es |

The hyper-realistic silicone punch ball features real human hair. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP A Spanish sculptor who was unsuccessfully prosecuted by a foundation dedicated to Francisco Franco has responded with a stinging jab by creating a punch ball shaped like the former Spanish dictator’s head. Eugenio Marino was cleared by a judge ...
FRANCE | France seeks to ban antisemitic comedian

Saturday, 28 December 2013, 15:45 | Source: thelocal.fr |

French comic Dieudonne Mbala arrives for a trial at the Paris courthouse on December 13th on the charges of defamation, insults, incentive to hate and discrimination. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP Controversial French comic Dieudonné M'bala M'bala – better known by his stage name “Dieudonné” – faces a possible ban from ...
SLOVAKIA | Right-wing politicians’ Hummer torched

Thursday, 26 December 2013, 11:39 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

The car used by Marian Kotleba, new governor of the Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia, was set on fire only a few hours after the leader of Slovak far-right extremists was sworn in on Friday, the Slovak media said. Kotleba surprisingly won the November regional election, having defeated the previous ...
POLAND | Polish MP backs Uganda’s anti-gay law

Thursday, 26 December 2013, 11:32 | Source: Pink News |

A Polish MP has expressed his support for Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and at the same time described the Ugandan population as “kind of wild people”.Stanislaw Pieta managed to display homophobia and racism in equal measure in remarks on Twitter. He tweeted on Sunday that the “kind of wild people” (Ugandans) ...
EUROPE | EU rights agency decries ‘mainstreaming’ of extremism in Hungary, Greece

Monday, 23 December 2013, 22:13 | Source: Jerusalem Post |

Greece's Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik have both been termed neo-Nazi parties by the World Jewish Congress. SUPPORTERS OF GREECE’S far-Right Golden Dawn party protest in Athens Photo: REUTERS The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency issued a series of recommendations last week aimed at stemming the “mainstreaming of elements of extremist ...
FRANCE | Jean Marie Le Pen fined for racist Roma remarks

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 17:50 | Source: Independent |

Jean Marie Le Pen, the former leader of French extreme-right group the National Front, has been fined €5,000 for suggesting Romanians were “naturally” inclined to steal. Speaking at a rally in September last year, he said that Romanians “are like birds… they fly (voler) naturally,” French newspaper Libérationreported. The French verb “voler” ...
GREECE | Investigate police chief's alleged call targeting migrants - amnesty

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 17:48 | Source: amnesty.org |

The Greek authorities must launch an immediate investigation into instructions allegedly given by the Greek Chief of Police that irregular migrants must be detained for as long as possible to make their “lives unbearable”. The comments, allegedly made during a meeting with other police officials, were reported today in the Greek ...
FRANCE | French army to suspend nazi slogan soldier

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 17:43 | Source: thelocal.fr |

The French military has removed a picture from an army website in which one of its soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic was sporting an insignia with a Nazi slogan and said he will be suspended as soon as he is identified.The picture showed a soldier with his gun ...
SWEDEN | Anti-racism rally attracts thousands in Stockholm

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 17:39 | Source: thelocal.se |

Protesters make their feeling clear at the anti-racism rally in Kärrtorp. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT Over 10,000 people took to the streets of Stockholm to protest against Nazism and racism in a demonstration which had a heavy police presence numbering over 100 officers. The rally was held in Kärrtorp in the south of ...
GERMANY | Third of neo-Nazi officials on police radar

Friday, 20 December 2013, 14:23 | Source:thelocal.de |

Almost one third of officials within the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) have been convicted of crimes or are being investigated in connection with criminal activities. The figures were released as the party's leader stepped down. The information comes from a previously unpublished document that has been submitted to Germany's Constitutional ...
GREECE | Greek neo-nazis on trial for murdering Pakistani immigrant

Friday, 20 December 2013, 14:06 | Source: dawn.com |

Two suspected members of the Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn went on trial on Wednesday accused of stabbing a 27-year-old Pakistani man to death. Dionyssis Liakopoulos, 25, and Christos Steriopoulos, 29, risk a life sentence if found guilty of the drive-by killing of Shehzad Luqman in Athens in January. They were ...
SWEDEN | Anti-nazi demo too big for Stockholm suburb

Friday, 20 December 2013, 14:02 | Source:thelocal.se |

Sunday's planned anti-Nazi demonstration may be moved from the suburb of Kärrtorp in south-eastern Stockholm as support has swelled to over 13,000 people, including Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. "We have a group in discussions with the police over where the demonstration can be held," said Ammar Khorshed at the Line ...
SWEDEN | Nazi activity increases in Sweden: report

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 10:53 | Source:thelocal.se |

Swedish neo-Nazi groups were more active in 2012, according to a new report, while the number of groups operating within the white power movement has declined. According to a new report by the Expo Foundation, neo-Nazi groups carried out 1,824 activities in 2012, an increase of 24 percent on 2011 and ...
SWEDEN | Half of arrested neo-nazi rioters are teens

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 10:54 | Source: thelocal.se |

More than half of the 26 people arrested in Sunday's neo-Nazi riot in Stockholm are younger than 20. Experts warn attempts to denazify Sweden are failing, as a new generation of "social outcasts" emerges. There were sweeping arrests following the incident that marred an anti-Nazi demonstration by local residents, including ...
SWEDEN | Swedes plan new anti-nazi rally after attack

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 10:44 | Source: thelocal.se |

"See you on Sunday at 12! Because Nazism and racism have no place in our society, because the streets and the squares belong to all of us, and because we will never be scared into silence," the event organizers Linje 17, named after the local metro line, wrote on their ...
FRANCE | ‘Anti-Fascist’ hacker exposes supporters of French antisemite comedian Dieudonné

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 10:41 | Source: thealgemeiner.com |

A Quenelle being photographed, unbeknownst to Chabad rabbis on a public street. Photo: Screenshot. An anonymous “anti-Fascist and pro-Israel” hacker has exposed the email addresses and identities of thousands of online supporters of the French comedian Dieudonné, known for his film, ‘The Anti-Semite,’ which was banned from the Cannes Film Festival ...
HUNGARY | Nazi youth group leader sweeps election for village mayor

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 10:25 | Source: politics.hu |

László Toroczkai, the leader of the far-right 64 Counties Youth Movement (Hatvannégy Vármegye Ifjúsági Mozgalom), was elected mayor of the Csongrád County village of Ásotthalom (pop: 4,052) on Sunday after the previous municipal council was disbanded. Toroczkai, who ran as a candidate of Jobbik, swept the election with 71.5% of the ...
CROATIA | Fifa banish Simunic from World Cup

Monday, 16 December 2013, 19:01 | Source: sport.uk.msn.com |

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by FIFA for shouting a fascist salute following his team's play-off victory over Iceland last month. World governing body FIFA confirmed on Monday that Simunic's ban will start at the World Cup in Brazil, and also ...
SWEDEN | Nazis throw stones, bottles and fireworks at a group holding demonstration

Monday, 16 December 2013, 11:22 | Source: The Blaze.com |

A group of 40 neo-Nazis threw stones, bottles and fireworks at a group of about 200 holding a legal demonstration Sunday against racism and the build up of neo-Nazi sentiment near Stockholm, Sweden, CNN reported. Stockholm police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said the incident led to 28 arrests; the suspects could face ...
GREECE | Leaked Golden Dawn map reveals possible terror plots

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:58 | Source: Kasama Project |

A new map has been leaked revealing a Golden Dawn plot for an unnamed operation targeting a number of communist organizations, football clubs, immigrant sites - all located in the Exarcheia district of Athens.Of the targeted, top sites include the offices of both the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE), the ...
UKRAINE | The untold story - far-right connections of pro-EU faction

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:52 | Source: Morning Star |

Ukraine’s refusal to sign an EU association agreement, the ensuing protests and the attempt to oust the government in a failed no-confidence vote all have their origins in a grand geopolitical battle being waged between Germany and Russia. Germany is using the European Union to bring pressure to bear ...
GERMANY | German hate mail comes from surprisingly well educated sources

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:49 | Source: The Forward |

Over the course of a decade, the letters poured into the Central Council of Jews in Germany like a river. “Is it possible that the excessive violence in Israel, including the murder of innocent children, corresponds to the long tradition of your people?” asked one. “For the last two thousand ...
GREECE | Greek neo-nazi party protests Athens mosque construction

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:36 | Source: Business Standard |

Some 700 members and supporters of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn protested today against the construction of Athens' first official mosque, the state-run Athens News Agency reported. Shouting "Greece belongs to the Greeks" and "No mosque in Athens", protesters gathered in the Eleonas neighbourhood in central Athens where the mosque will ...
BULGARIA | Far right in Eastern Europe makes gains as Syrians arrive

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:34 | Source: |

After spreading turmoil and desperate refugees across the Middle East, Syria’s brutal civil war has now leaked misery into Europe’s eastern fringe — and put a spring in the step of Angel Bozhinov, a nationalist activist in this Bulgarian border town next to Turkey. The local leader of Ataka, a pugnacious, ...
ITALY | Neo-fascists attack EU offices in Rome; Turin, Venice see clashes

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 11:30 | Source: europeonline |

A group of about 100 neo-fascists stormed the offices of the European Commission in Rome and removed the EU flag before they were dispersed, police said Saturday. A member of the Casapound group climbed a ladder to the balcony of the commission‘s headquarters and took down the flag before authorities were ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian nationalist chief stirs fresh 'Lavish Life' scandal

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 11:52 | Source: novinite.com |

Pictures, reportedly, showing the leader of the Bulgarian extreme-right nationalist Ataka Party, Volen Siderov, on a Cuban beach stirred a fresh scandal in the country. On Tuesday, the PIK news agency published photographs of Siderov and several of his lawmakers on the famous Cuban Varadero beach at the time State budget ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn attack on Greek journalist condemned by IFJ

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 11:49 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned an attack on a Star TV reporter by members of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and urged police to arrest the suspects. Panayiotis Bousios was struck on the head as he attempted to cover an event held by the far-right party in Neo Iraklio, ...
SPAIN | Spain far-right group sues princess in fraud case

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 11:48 | Source: expatica.com |

A far-right group launched a fraud lawsuit on Friday against Spanish King Juan Carlos's daughter Cristina, the latest twist in a case that has plunged his family into scandal.The king's youngest daughter Cristina, 48, would be his first direct relative ever to appear in court accused of wrongdoing if the ...
ROMANIA | Anti-Jewish carol sparks outrage

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 07:28 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Dana Ionescu in Bucharest, The Israeli Embassy in Bucharest has lodged a formal complaint over the broadcast, last week, of an antisemitic Christmas carol on the TVR3 public service TV station in Romania. In a press statement, the Israeli diplomatic mission expresses “deep concern regarding a carol performed by a Transylvanian ...
HUNGARY | Hungarians must face their Nazi past, not venerate it

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 21:38 | Source: Guardian |

Last month in Budapest a new statue was unveiled to a dangerous man. Right in the heart of the city – in Szabadság Tér (Freedom Place) – there now stands a monument to one of Hitler's closest allies: Admiral Miklós Horthy, the "regent" who ruled Hungary from 1920 to 1944. The ...
GREECE | Computer seizures reveal wealth of evidence against Golden Dawn

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:57 | Source:ekathimerini.com |

Investigating magistrates Ioanna Klappa and Maria Dimitropoulou, tasked with probing the activities of the far-right Golden Dawn party in order to determine whether it constitutes a criminal organization, are sifting through hundreds of files on four computers seized from the homes of party leader Nikos Michaliliakos, spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris and ...
SWEDEN | 'I hope they starve' post fells Sweden Democrat

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:44 | Source: thelocal.se |

A leading Sweden Democrat has been forced to resign following revelations that she had posted xenophobic and insulting messages on various far-right websites. “For us it's primarily a question that representatives must never represent extremism regardless of platform," Sweden Democrat spokesperson Martin Kinnunen said on Tuesday. Marie Stensby represented ...
CANADA | Neo-Nazi convicted of murder set to be sentenced

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:41 | Source: Source:globalnews.ca

A well-know white supremacist found guilty of murdering a man in a random attack three years ago is expected to receive his sentence on Tuesday. In November, a jury convicted Robert Reitmeier of second-degree murder in the death of Mark Mariani. The 37-year-old was viciously attacked and suffered a brutal beating while ...
PORTUGAL | 'Superhero' confronts Portugal's fascist past with satire

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:40 | Source: yahoo.com |

The Portuguese prefer not to talk, much less joke, about the 1932-1968 fascist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar - which may explain why it has taken a "superhero" to broach the topic in a big-screen comedy. The masked, moustachioed "Capitao Falcao" (Captain Falcon) is Salazar's most trusted henchman in a movie of ...
SWEDEN | Sweden Democrats: More heads may roll

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:37 | Source: thelocal.se |

Several more politicians risk being kicked out of the Sweden Democrat party following revelations that they posted xenophobic and insulting messages on various far-right websites. “Their actions will not be without consequences,” party secretary Björn Söder told the TT news agency on Tuesday. Maria Stensby, voted in as an alternate member ...
GREECE | More than 40 PAOK fans cleared of attack on Golden Dawn offices

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 01:33 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

More than 40 fans of PAOK soccer club in Thessaloniki have been cleared of involvement in an attack on Golden Dawn offices in the northern port city, according to reports. A total of 46 supporters appeared in a misdemeanors court, where the denied taking part in the raid, which led to ...
ARGENTINA | Franco's victims seek justice far from home

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 10:21 | Source:aljazeera.com |

The victims say their search for justice in their homeland has come to nothing [AP]They have travelled more than 10,000 kilometres in the search for justice, but a long fight still lies ahead and time is running out. Twenty-eight Spaniards, victims and the close family of victims of the 40-year dictatorship ...
CANADA | Hungarian Jew ordered deported before he could deliver lecture

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 09:33 | Source: Montreal Gazette |

Hungarian Rabbi Boruch Oberlander addresses a crowd at Chabad Westmount, where a lecture was to be given by Csanad Szegedi, a former leader of the overtly anti-Semitic, Jobbik party. Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto , The Gazette Forgiveness was never going to be an easy sell for Csanad Szegedi in Montreal’s Jewish community. Monday ...
HUNGARY | Magyar Golden Dawn - black day for Jewry

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:13 | Source: Budapest Times |

Former Jobbik representative András Kisgergely has founded a party called Hungarian Dawn, modelled on the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. Kisgergely and his companions have set ambitious goals, including free gun ownership and a fight to regain the Hungarian territory lost in the post-First World War Treaty of Trianon. They are ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian mayor resigns after saying journalists, Jews should be hanged

Sunday, 8 December 2013, 23:17 | Source: JTA |

The former mayor of a village in Austria has resigned following an uproar caused by his statement in favor of hanging Jews and journalists.Karl Simlinger, who ran the village of Gfohl, which is located 43 miles northwest of Vienna, resigned Friday, the news agency Novum reported. Simlinger made the statement on ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech Police arrest right-wing extremists who were arming themselves

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 23:50 | Source: Romea |

Detectives from the Organized Crime Detection Unit (Útvar pro odhalování organizovaného zloèinu - ÚOOZ) arrested five men from the Bruntál and Olomouc areas at the end of November and charged them with possessing weapons without permits. During house searches the detectives found weapons, dozens of kilograms of gunpowder, explosives and ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian mayor: Journalists should be hanged like Jews

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 23:48 | Source: Jerusalem Post |

The mayor of the Austrian town of Gföhl said on Tuesday in city council meeting that journalists who reported on asylum seekers should be hanged like the Jews. The Austrian news outlet Heute.at reported on Wednesday that Gföhl’s mayor Karl Simlinger expressed fury about asylum applicants who would be lodged ...
ITALY | Mandela was a 'terrorist,' says Italian official

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 23:46 | Source: UPI |

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was a "terrorist," a member of an Italian political party known for racially charged statements, says. Francesco Vartolo, a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League, made the comments after Mandela's death was announced Thursday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday. ''Finally the terrorist ...
ROMANIA | On December 1st, 2013 Romania celebrated its Independence Day

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 00:03 | Source: MCA/Romania |

A group of neo-fascists, legionnaires, members of the revived "Miscarea Legionara" ( The Legionnaires' Movement or the Green Shirts ), participated at the celebrations presenting their Nazi salute in broad daylight, in public places, in the heart of the capital. All legal. With the approval of the local authorities. In January ...
ITALY | David Duke: Former Ku Klux Klan leader expelled from Italy

Friday, 6 December 2013, 22:06 | Source: Independent |

David Duke, former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has been kicked out of Italy, where he was allegedly trying to establish a pan-European neo-Nazi group. An Italian court said Duke, a Holocaust denier who ran for the US presidency in 1992 and 1998, was "socially dangerous for his racist and ...
HUNGARY | Strange Bedfellows: Hungarian far-right Jobbik Party embraces Muslim nations, seeks 'Eurasian' ideal of statehood

Friday, 6 December 2013, 19:35 | Source: IBT |

Gabor Vona : Reuters The seemingly strange link between the European far right and Islam emerged again recently over reports that Gábor Vona, the chairman of Hungary's ultra-nationalist Jobbik party, praised Muslims during a visit to Turkey and called for his country to reposition its foreign policy eastward. The Morocco World News ...
GREECE | Migrant’s murder to be included in Golden Dawn case

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 09:50 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

Another 12 people are likely to be added to the list of Golden Dawn supporters suspected of committing a range of crimes, which is due to include the murder of a Pakistani immigrant that had not been officially linked to the neo-Nazi party until now, Kathimerini has learned. Special magistrates Ioanna ...
UKRAINE | Nazis attack trade union members and Ukrainian activists in Kyiv

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 03:37 | Source: revolution-news.com |

On the evening of December 4th, on Khreshchatic St. in Kiev, three labour union activists were beaten ferociously by a group of far-right zealots (who are a part of so-called Ukrainian “democratic opposition”). Around 30 hooligans attacked the activists. Denis Levin, who has spent all of his conscious life protecting workers' ...
GERMANY | Far-right German politician sentenced for selling pro-Nazi CDs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 18:09 | Source: Guardian |

A German court has given a senior member of the country's main far-right party a suspended eight-month prison sentence for selling CDs featuring content glorifying nazism and inciting violence. Berlin municipal court convicted Sebastian Schmidtke, head of the National Democratic party's Berlin branch, of offences including incitement and displaying the symbols ...
GERMANY | Cold Cases: Germany may revise up statistics in far-right killings

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 14:31 | Source: spiegel.de |

German authorities may have to sharply revise statistics for the number of people killed by right-wing extremists since 1990. The official figure is around 60, but police combing through unsolved cases have identified a further 746 suspicious slayings or attacks. Statistics for the number of people killed by right-wing extremists in ...
SPAIN | 'We don't want Nazi fans in stadium': Real Madrid

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 14:22 | Source: thelocal.es |

Neo-Nazi paraphernalia, violent behaviour and racist chanting have become all too common sights at the Bernabeu. Photo: Pierre Philippe Marcou/AFP Real Madrid's president plans to kick out extreme-right 'Ultra Sur' fans from its stadium and replace them with younger, better-behaved supporters. Since its establishment some 33 years ago, Real Madrid's 'Ultras ...
FRANCE | French comic receives hefty fine for antisemitic comments

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 18:29 | Source: European Jewish Congress |

French comic receives hefty fine for antisemitic comments French comic Dieudonné has been ordered to pay a 28,000 euros fine by a Paris appeals court for incitement to racial hatred following comments made against Jews. He had appealed an earlier decision of a lower court which awarded a 20,000 euros fine. Dieudonné has ...
GERMANY | German states repeat effort to ban far-right NPD

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 18:28 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

After a failed try in 2003, German officials are again seeking to ban the country's largest far-right party. State leaders plan to file their case soon with Germany's highest court - but it's a controversial move. Germany's far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) is now exploiting any opportunity to raise ...
SPAIN | Franco's legacy rattles Spain

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 18:15 | Source: Wall Street Journal. |

Franco supporters chanted a fascist song last month in Madrid near the 38th anniversary of his death.NurPhoto/Sipa Press A series of headline-grabbing incidents in recent months has prompted soul-searching among Spaniards over dictator Francisco Franco's enduring legacy—and the disruptive potential for extremism to flare at a time of deep economic distress. Over ...
GERMANY | 'Nazi Shazam': Police devise App to curb far-right music

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 18:06 | Source:spiegel.de |

Right-wing extremists at a demonstration in Berlin: Police are hoping to use a smartphone app similar to Shazam to stop the neo-Nazi music. German authorities are considering using software akin to a smartphone app that would help them identify neo-Nazi music in seconds, SPIEGEL has learned. The interior ministers of the country's ...
FRANCE | Anti-racism demos held in France

Monday, 2 December 2013, 18:00 | Source: Press TV |

French people in Paris protest against racism on November 30, 2013 Thousands of French people have held demonstrations nationwide in protest against racism, following recent racial attacks against the country’s black justice minister. The protests were held in 80 cities across France on Saturday and were organized by several ...