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GREECE | Neo-Nazi votes spur memories of Greece's Holocaust

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 18:43 | Source: AFP |

Isaac Mizan, a Greek Jew, remembers seeing the flames of the furnaces. It was 1944, and the Nazis were burning bodies in the Auschwitz death camp. The 16-year-old boy had been deported by train from his home town of Arta in western Greece, along with his parents and three sisters. ...
RUSSIA | Racism rife on campus

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 16:46 | Source: Kommersant |

Foreign students in the Russian city of Orenburg are being asked to move out of their dorms because city officials think African students risk raping children in the nearby summer camp. And this is supposed to be a Russian city known for tolerance... African immigrants in Russia (Facebook) It was ...
POLAND | Armed cops seize Euro 2012 racists

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 16:41 | Source: Austriatimes.at |

Armed SWAT police have arrested more than 40 violent soccer thugs in Poland ahead of next week's Euro 2012 tournament - including the leader of one of the most racist gangs in the country.Tournament officials were shamed by an expose of racist thugs planning to attack black and Asian fans ...
HUNGARY | Suspect detained after attacks on Holocaust Memorials

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 13:35 | Source:bosnewslife.com |

Extremists attacked memorial in Budapest. Via (c)Index.hu Hungarian police confirmed Tuesday, May 29, they detained the leader of a neo-Nazi group on suspicion of vandalizing Holocaust memorials across the capital Budapest.The arrest of Béla Incze, of the 64 Counties Movement, came shortly after last week's attack on a ...
POLAND/UKRAINE | Euro 2012: Governments of Poland and Ukraine must act now on racism

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 10:16 | Source: Daily Telegraph |

Polish authorities have urged Sol Campbell to visit their country after he warned ethnic minority fans: “You could end up coming back in the coffin.” Monday night’s BBC documentary showed widespread monkey chanting at games, routine Nazi saluting, violent attacks on Asian spectators at a match in Ukraine and anti-semitic ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn stages march

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 10:03 | Source: Ynet.news |

Holding torches and chanting "Foreigners out of Greece!", some 2,000 supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party marched through central Athens yesterday ahead of elections in the financially struggling country. The heavily policed rally ended peacefully. Greece headed into a new month of political uncertainty after power-sharing talks ...
RUSSIA | Blood & Honour banned in Russia

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 09:57 | Source: Russian Legal Information Agency |

© RIA Novosti, Vadim Zhernov The Supreme Court prohibited the activity of international Neo-Nazi organization Blood & Honor in Russia having found it extremist, the official spokesperson for the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday. The organization's ideology is rooted in racial, ethnic, national, religious and social ...
ITALY | Italian town’s official resigns over Holocaust joke

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 09:52 | Source: JTA |

A crude joke about the Holocaust has cost a public health official in the town of Pavia his job, according to Italian media reports. Giuseppe Imbalzano, 59, submitted his resignation Monday after a meeting with Pavia’s public health service director, according to reports. At a meeting last week with local ...
FRANCE | Lise London: Political activist and veteran of the Spanish Civil War and the French Resistance

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 00:09 | Source: The Independent |

When the journalist Jesús Rodríguez, writing for El País, did one of Lise London's last interviews, in December, he asked whether her lifelong political struggle – her fight for the Republic during the Spanish Civil War, her participation in the French Resistance during the Second World War, her hardship and ...
GERMANY | Two suspects released in German neo-Nazi murders

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 20:43 | Source: AFP |

Germany’s federal prosecutor said Tuesday it had released two suspects arrested in connection with a string of immigrant murders blamed on a neo-Nazi gang. It marked the second time in less than a week that suspects have been freed in the case of the murders of 10 people, mainly shopkeepers ...
FRANCE | France's champion of the left sends a challenge to Marine Le Pen

Monday, 28 May 2012, 00:37 | Source: Guardian |

In a contest that has been billed as Le Duel, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has chosen to take on the Front National leader on her own ground in an area of high unemployment The 12-year-old boy with the razored flat-top haircut and even sharper wit hardly drew breath when asked what he ...
RUSSIA | Dozens held after Russian Orthodox church activists attack gay rights rallies

Sunday, 27 May 2012, 21:07 | Source: Guardian |

A Russian Orthodox church activist attacks a gay rights protester during an unauthorised rally in central Moscow. Photograph: Anton Tushin/AFP/Getty Images Dozens of people were detained in Moscow on Sunday after Russian Orthodox church activists broke up two gay rights protests, throwing water and shouting ...
USA | Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report Profiles 30 Leaders of the Rising Radical Right

Friday, 25 May 2012, 16:47 | Source: SPLC |

Extremists leading a powerful resurgence of the American radical right are pushing baseless conspiracy theories and demonizing propaganda about minority groups into the mainstream, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today. Thirty key leaders of the radical right, both longtime agitators and ...
POLAND/UKRAINE | Racist attacks top concern for Euro 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012, 16:21 | Source: FoxSports |

The family of a second England soccer star has decided not to travel to the European Championship finals because of fears of racial abuse in host countries Ukraine and Poland. Relatives of young Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have decided to follow Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice about the ...
GERMANY | Ex-minister denies influencing far-right inquiry

Friday, 25 May 2012, 16:17 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Former Bavarian interior minister, Günther Beckstein, has strongly denied trying to influence a police investigation into a series of murders committed by the far-right NSU group. At the end of January 2012, the German parliament set up a committee to look into why the police and domestic intelligence services failed ...
ISRAEL | Tel Aviv race riot flags bitter immigration dispute

Friday, 25 May 2012, 16:13 | Source: Express Tribune/IHT |

Violent race riots that shook south Tel Aviv overnight sparked shock in Israel on Thursday, but also prompted top-level calls for the immediate arrest and expulsion of tens of thousands of African migrants. The latest unrest to sweep the impoverished neighbourhoods around Tel Aviv’s central bus station erupted when a ...
SWITZERLAND | Priest faces probe for racist website

Friday, 25 May 2012, 16:08 | Source:thelocal.ch |

A Reformist priest from a tiny Bernese village is under investigation by church leaders after it emerged that she helped run a fanatical anti-Islamic website. The Council of Reformist Churches for Bern, Solothurn and Jura has criticised the priest, and declared her activities on website ‘Politically Incorrect’ to be “incompatible” ...
EUROPE | Why the eurozone crisis doesn't spell a return to the well of nazism

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 15:02 | Source: The Guardian |

By Matthew Goodwin Golden Dawn may be on the rise in Greece, but there are good reasons to believe we're not seeing a repeat of interwar fascism A member of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party holds a flag bearing their party's logo during an election campaign rally in ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine's Eurovision entry Gaitana 'ashamed' by racism

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 14:02 | Source: BBC |

For an event meant to celebrate kitsch entertainment, the Eurovision Song Contest retains an almost unrivalled ability to cause controversy. That is certainly the case in Ukraine this year, where the run-up to the event has been marred by a row over racism. The right-wing Freedom Party attacked the ground-breaking ...
GREECE | Five arrests following attack on migrant camp

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 12:46 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

Five people were arrested, more than 20 detained and eight policemen injured late on Tuesday when a group of about 350 people attempted to force their way into an abandoned factory in Patra, where dozens of undocumented migrants are squatting. Police said the crowd that had gathered outside the Peiraiki ...
HUNGARY | Right-wing firebrand Budaházy fined HUF 200,000 for 2006 vandalism

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 12:41 | Source: politics.hu/Hope note hate |

Nazi activist and Blood&Honour fan György Budaházy has been ordered to pay a Ft 200,000 (£500) fine for damaging the Soviet memorial on Budapest's Szabadság tér, on September 18, 2006 during a nationalist riot there. Earlier, Municipal Court judge Zsolt Csák lowered the fine from Ft 500,00 to Ft 200,000, ...
SOUTH AFRICA | Eugene Terreblanche murder: South African man guilty

Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 03:43 | Source: BBC |

One of the two South African farm workers accused of murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010 has been found guilty. The court convicted Chris Mahlangu, but acquitted a second accused, Patrick Ndlovu, who was just 15 at the time. There is tight security outside the court in the ...
GERMANY | German banker claims Nazi guilt has made Germany a euro zone hostage

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 17:49 | Source: EJP |

Former German central banker Thilo Sarrazin claims that Germany has allowed itself to become the euro zone’s “hostage” as penitence for the Holocaust, in his new book Europe doesn’t need the eurowhich has provoked fresh controversy. According to extracts from the book published in German Focus Magazine, Sarrazin theorises that ...
ITALY | Notes from Italy

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 15:25 | Source: Hope not hate |

From Hope not Hate's Italian correspondent, Michele Zacchi in Milan Lega Nord – family life can be dangerous Umberto Bossi, the ailing leader of the far-right Lega Nord, is now under investigation by judges convinced that he was funneling a lot of public funds money to his sons. According to ...
SERBIA; | It's not all bad news - Serb far-right SRS wiped out in parliament poll

Monday, 21 May 2012, 11:37 | Source: New Europe/Hope not hate |

New Europe Online reports… In the shadow of the second round of the French presidential election and a historic defeat of the political mainstream in Greece, Serbian voted in general, local, provincial and presidential elections on 6 May. The presidential elections, which caused the biggest fuss and attracted the ...
LITHUANIA | Outrage over honour for Lithuanian Nazi leader

Friday, 18 May 2012, 18:09 | Source: JC |

The puppet prime minister installed in Lithuania during the Nazi occupation is to be commemorated in the capital this week, and reinterred with full honours. The remains of Juozas Ambrazevicius will be returned from the US to Vilnius for a ceremony this weekend, before being reinterred in Kaunas, in ...
USA | New York police accused of racism

Friday, 18 May 2012, 17:48 | Source: ruvr.ru |

A US Federal judge has given the status of a class action suit to the claim demanding a revision of the method of street searches employed by New York police. This decision has become a victory of American human rights activists who always stated that this method had an ...
RUSSIA | Neo-Nazis attack gay activists in St. Petersburg

Friday, 18 May 2012, 17:38 | Source: RT |

A bus carrying gay activists is attacked in St.Petersburg (PHOTO: Valentin Ilyushin, http://www.baltinfo.ru/) Several gay rights activists have suffered injuries after being assaulted during and after a chaotic demonstration in St.Petersburg Dozens gathered in a city center park to mark International Day Against Homophobia. City authorities had sanctioned the ...
USA | Suspected neo-nazi planned attack to influence US presidential vote says FBI

Friday, 18 May 2012, 17:33 | Source: AP |

In an attempt to stir debate on immigration amnesty issues ahead of the 2012 presidential election, a man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups planned to attack the Mexican consulate in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to a federal affidavit, which also said he would risk his life in the ...
SWEDEN | Mangs’ mother noticed racism

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 22:05 | Source: IceNews |

The mother of suspected Swedish serial killer Peter Mangs admitted to police that he had expressed racist views before he was arrested for a string of immigrant shootings in Malmö. According to police reports quoted by Aftonbladet newspaper, Mr Mangs’ mother at first thought it was pure “idiocy” that her ...
GERMANY | Regional elections: far-right battered

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 12:49 | Source: Hope not hate/Antifa Net |

Hope not hate correspondent Michael Klein reports from Düsseldorf The fascist far-right took a thrashing in Germany’s recent regional elections, held in Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia. The nazi National Democrats (NPD) lost votes in both regions, reaching only 0.7% (9,820 votes) in Schleswig-Holstein and 0.5% (39,995 votes) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ...
UKRAINE | FA concerned about Euro 2012 racism

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 22:22 | Source: AP |

The head of English soccer has raised concerns with UEFA president Michel Platini that players and fans could be racially abused at European Championship matches in Ukraine. English authorities have been warning that far-right soccer hooligans could spark racist violence at the tournament this summer, which is being co-hosted with ...
SWEDEN | Swedish MP convicted of drugs offences

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 20:52 | Source: thelocal.se |

William Petzäll , an independent Swedish MP who quit the Sweden Democrats last year amidst a battle with substance abuse, was convicted on Wednesday of drugs crimes. In handing down the guilty verdict, the district court in Varberg , western Sweden, also ordered Petzäll to pay 17,100 kronor (£15,000) in ...
CYPRUS | ELAM seeks to echo Golden Dawn’s success

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:38 | Source: Cyprus Mail |

THE unprecedented rise of the far right in Greece in last Sunday’s election has succeeded in raising enough alarm here in Cyprus to prompt President Christofias to comment that the economic crisis is strengthening radical parties across Europe. Fears of a rise in nationalism locally have been heightened by the ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi 'could have escaped but chose to die'

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:35 | Source: Local.de |

Neo-Nazi terrorists Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt could have easily escaped police last year, but chose to die instead, in another in a long line of embarrassing revelations for investigating authorities. Mundlos and Böhnhardt, members of the self-styled National Socialist Underground (NSU) terrorist cell, botched a bank robbery in Eisenach ...
HUNGARY | Political, social turmoil worries Hungary’s Jews

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:29 | Source: JTA |

The debate over anti-Semitism in Hungary has sharpened since the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish and anti-Roma (Gypsy) Jobbik movement entered Parliament two years ago as the country’s third largest party. Seeking scapegoats and channeling paranoia at a time of severe economic, social and political woes, Jobbik’s lawmakers regularly -- and loudly -- ...
GREECE | Greek neo-Nazi head condemned for Holocaust denial

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:22 | Source: JTA |

The Greek government and Jewish community have condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps. Speaking Sunday in an interview on the private Mega TV network, Golden Dawn head Nikolaos Michaloliakos said gas chambers were lies ...
CANADA/FRANCE | Four Dieudonne shows cancelled in Montreal

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:12 | Source: EJP |

Four shows by controversial French comic Dieudonne in Montreal have been cancelled after Jewish groups expressed concern over his reputation for performing anti-Semitic material. Earlier this week, one of his shows in Brussels, Belgium, was interrupted by police and eventually scrapped. In Montreal, Dieudonne was scheduled for four performances ...
USA | National Guard investigating another extremist allegation

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 13:06 | Source: stltoday |

The Missouri National Guard is investigating whether it may have another extremist in its ranks. Earlier this month, authorities in Florida arrested several members of a white supremacist group who were alleged to be training for a race war in America. Those arrested on conspiracy and hate crime charges were ...
GREECE | Large numbers of police voted nazi in Greece

Friday, 11 May 2012, 15:31 | Source:ANSAmed |

More than half of all police officers in Greece voted for pro-Nazi party Chrysi Avgi' (Golden Dawn) in the elections of May 6. This is the disconcerting result of an analysis carried out by the authoritative newspaper To Vima (TheTribune) in several constituencies in Athens, where 5,000 police officers in ...
NORWAY | Gunnar Sřnsteby (1918 - 2012) - resistance fighter

Friday, 11 May 2012, 13:28 | Sources: Hope not hate/vepsen |

From vepsen in OsloGunnar Sønsteby - also known under his war time cover names “Kjakan” and “Number 24” – died on 10 May. With his passing, one of the last surviving leading figures in the Norwegian resistance, and Norway’s highest decorated war hero from the struggle against the Nazi occupation ...
USA | Florida nabs white supremacists planning 'race war'

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 23:50 | Source: Chicago Tribune |

Ten alleged members of a white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a "race war" have been rounded up in a series of arrests in central Florida, authorities said on Tuesday. The arrests were based on evidence from a confidentialinformant who infiltrated the neo-Nazi organization known as ...
GERMANY | Marked Man - Hitler Tattoo Neo Nazi Arrested

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 23:43 | Source: Austrian Times |

A Swiss neo-Nazi wanted for attempted murder was easy to identify by police after he fled to Germany because his body is covered in Nazi symbols, including a huge picture of Hitler tattooed on his chest.Sebastian Nussbaumer, 24, left his victim hospitalised after a shooting incident in Zurich at the ...
GERMANY | German neo-Nazi convicted of making threats

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 23:24 | Source:NECN.com |

A prominent German neo-Nazi has been convicted of threatening journalists and sentenced to 21 months in prison. The dapd news agency reported Wednesday that Martin Wiese was convicted by a state court in Gemuenden, near Frankfurt, of incitement and making threats at a neo-Nazi rally last year. Wiese had argued ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Respekt: Czech group promoting terrorism does not go to prison

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 23:21 | Source:Prague Daily Monitor |

The members of the White Justice, a Czech neo-Nazi group that planned terrorist actions, organised training in killing enemies and making bombs and worked out a list of enemies to be killed, received only suspended sentences in late April, Jaroslav Spurny says in Respekt weekly out Monday. It is even ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn fascists are not just Greece's problem

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 12:37 | Source: New Statesman |

By Daniel Trilling It was an unwelcome echo of Europe’s past: as black-clad henchmen barked instructions at journalists, ejecting those who refused to show “respect” by standing up, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, the greying leader of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, hailed his party’s unprecedented entry into parliament. Waving his fists like a ...
SWITZERLAND/GERMANY | Swiss neo-Nazi arrested in Hamburg

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 12:33 | Sources: local.ch |

A 24-year-old Swiss neo-Nazi, wanted for shooting a man in Zurich on Saturday night, has been arrested in Hamburg. Some 40 German police officers were waiting for Sebastien Nussbaumer at Hamburg-Harburg station in the early hours of Monday morning, news website Blick reports. The station is located near his girlfriend's ...
GREECE | Neo-Nazi Greek party threatens journalist

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 08:43 | Source: euractive.com |

The Greek extreme-right Chryssi Avgi party has made unmasked threats against a leading journalist. Asked to comment, the European Commission yesterday (7 May) has reaffirmed its commitments to press freedom, but referred the issue to the country's authorities. Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn), which won 6.97% of the votes and 21 ...
POLAND | Euro 2012: Poland's football hooligan fears

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 08:32 | Source: BBC |

In the run-up to the Euro 2012 football championship now one month away, much attention is focusing on racism among fans and the potential for violence in co-host nation Poland. The assumption is that Poland's hard-core hooligan groups will cause trouble during the championship and abuse foreign fans and players. ...
GERMANY | Police injured as Islamists and racists brawl

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 08:22 | source:dpa |

A 25-year-old Islamist was remanded in custody in Germany on Monday, accused of the attempted murder of three policemen as they were separating neo-Nazis from Islamic fundamentalist protesters. Two officers were stabbed in the thigh on Saturday and a third officer dodged an attack by the knife-wielding man during a ...
GREECE | Belgium: ‘Greek Nazi party problematic'

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 08:09 | Source: Jerusalem Post |

Belgium regards with “concern and regret” the electoral gains of Greece’s “Nazi” party, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Monday. Reynders was commenting on the entrance of the Golden Dawn far-right party into the Hellenic Parliament, after winning 7 percent of the vote in Greece’s general election on Sunday. ...
LATVIA | Nazi youth group on EU funded council

Monday, 7 May 2012, 11:32 | Source: Jewish Chronicle |

A Lithuanian neo-Nazi youth group has been adopted onto a council which receives European Union funding. The Union of Lithuanian Nationalist Youth (ULNY) was unanimously elected to the Lithuanian Council of Youth Organisations at a national conference last weekend. ULNY is one of the leading organisers of Vilnius's annual Independence ...
USA | JT Ready’s Last Rant

Monday, 7 May 2012, 10:55 | Source: TPM |

Border vigilante JT Ready poses in this photo dated Jan. 15, 2011. On his Flickr stream, he described the helicopter as belonging to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. By Nick R Martin A full three months before what police said was his fatal rampage this week, Arizona white supremacist ...
GREECE | Be afraid, Greek nazis warn rivals

Monday, 7 May 2012, 10:38 | Source: Bangkok Post |

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn warned rivals and reformers yesterday that "the time for fear has come" after exit polls showed them securing their entry in parliament for the first time in nearly 40 years. "The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland," Golden Dawn ...
FRANCE | Hollande wins: the loony far-right already on the attack

Sunday, 6 May 2012, 21:59 | Source: Hope not hate |

François Hollande has walloped incumbent Nicolas Sarkosy to become France's new president. On exit polls – not the official interior ministry stats – Hollande has taken 51.9% of the vote compared with 48% – on an 80% voter turnout – for Sarkozy whose policies have been those of ripping apart ...
GREECE | Nazis win parliament seats

Sunday, 6 May 2012, 21:54 | Source: Hope not hate/The Independent |

The Greek hardcore nazi outfit Golden Dawn has won seats in the Greek parliament for the first time. Having apparently captured 7%, the nazis – who represent one of the most violent, racist and antisemitic, right-wing extremist formations in Europe – will now be able to don suits and ties ...
EUROPE | Elections across Europe

Sunday, 6 May 2012, 21:37 | Source: Hope not hate |

By Graeme Atkinson Today will see a whole batch of elections across Europe with voters going to the polls in: France – presidential, round two Greece – national parliamentary Germany – regional election in Schleswig-Holstein Italy – town hall election Serbia – national parliamentary Of especial interest must be the ...
GERMANY | Fritz Theilen: Member of the Edelweiss Pirates, the children who resisted Hitler

Friday, 4 May 2012, 23:58 | Source: The Independent |

Fritz Theilen was a working class lad, who as a leading member of the anti-Nazi Edelweiss Pirates narrowly escaped public execution. He was born in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne, an industrial, working-class area, in 1927. Like most other school boys he was enrolled in the Hitler Youth. He was ...
GREECE | As Athens's Woes Grow, Neo-Nazis Gain Clout

Friday, 4 May 2012, 09:34 | Source: WSJ |

After two years of government cutbacks brought on by Greece's debt crisis, the signs of social decay are everywhere in Athens and the mood in the capital is despondent. Downtown Athens today is a shadow of its former self. Its streets, formerly once lined with crowded elegant stores and vibrant ...
USA | Gilbert shootings: killer was a nazi

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 09:25 | Sources: Eric O'Neill/azcentral.com |

A border militia leader on Wednesday shot and killed four people at a Gilbert home, including a toddler, before committing suicide, sources said. Sources identified the shooter as Jason "J.T." Ready, a reputed neo-Nazi who made headlines when he launched a militia movement to patrol the Arizona desert to hunt ...
GERMANY | Far right in green packaging

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 15:17 | Source: presseurop.eu |

Right-wing extremists linked to the far right NPD are increasingly making hay in politically innocuous organic farming, which they use as a means to spread neo-Nazi ideas in green packaging. By Christian Thiele and Marlene Weiss Green work pants, plaid flannel shirt: Hans-Guenter Laimer is what people in Lower Bavaria ...
FRANCE | Front National leader refuses to choose between Sarkozy and Hollande

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 00:34 | Source: Hope not hate |

Jean-Yves Camus reports from Paris Yesterday, 1 May, around 7,000 activists of the right-wing extremist Front National (FN) gathered in central Paris for their annual Joan of Arc rally. This increase of at least 50% over last year is probably due to the good result of Marine Le Pen in ...
FRANCE | France takes to streets as Le Pen refuses to back Sarkozy

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 18:17 | Sources: Various, including Le Monde and the BBC |

By Graeme Atkinson France took to the streets in traditional labour and trade union movement demonstrations today. Across the country, more than three-quarters of a million people rallied to the calls of the left to back the progressive marches and rallies of the major trade union federations, – with 250,000 ...
FRANCE | In France, it all comes down to Marine Le Pen

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 14:18 | Source: Jerusalem Post |

Just one week before the presidential second and final round of the election, one name is on all French lips: Marine Le Pen, the 43-year-old leader of the extreme right-wing National Front party who will decide whom to support on May 6 – either Nicolas Sarkozy, the outgoing president and ...