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EUROPEAN UNION | Meet the EU's New Breed of Bigoted MEPs

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 22:14 | Source: thevice.com |

Illustration by Marta Parszeniew. If you didn't vote last Thursday, you're hardly alone alone. The thing about not voting, of course, is that somebody else will, and the people most likely to vote are those with the most vehement opinions. Bigots are sure to vote and they did so in droves, ...
EUROPEAN UNION | Le Pen, four partners vow to create far-right group in EU parliament

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 19:50 | Source: lse.com |

Marine Le Pen's National Front joined forces with four other European parties Wednesday in a bid to create a new right-wing alliance tasked with hampering the EU's encroachment on national policies. "We will try to prevent any new advances by the EU, we will try to block with our votes any ...
FRANCE | Buoyant Le Pen seeks more allies for Eurosceptic group in Brussels

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 21:32 | Source: Guardian |

Marine Le Pen is confident of forming a powerful Eurosceptic bloc before the first meeting of the European parliament at the beginning of July. The Front National (FN) president appeared buoyed up and determined as she led a press conference with the leaders of four other far right parties in Brussels ...
GREECE | 91-year-old Greek WWII hero wins big in Euro-elections

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 14:18 | Source: roarmag.org |

Manolis Glezos, famous for tearing down the Swastika from the Acropolis in 1941, will take his seat in a European Parliament populated with neo-Nazis. In Europe, dark clouds are gathering on the horizon once more. Yesterday marked the conclusion of the European Parliamentary elections, and the extreme-right had a number of ...
FRANCE | Le Pen may team up with Greece's Golden Dawn

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 12:17 | Source: Anna Lindh Foundation |

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right Front National party, has not ruled out a possible alliance between her party (which holds 24 seats and is the top party in the country) and Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn. ''I will go to Brussels tomorrow to meet with a number of political ...
EUROPE | The Far Right and the 2014 European Elections in 7 Points

Monday, 26 May 2014, 22:56 | Source: HOPE not hate. |

An analytical comment by Cas Mudde It is clear: the far right “sweeps” Europe and causes an “earthquake” on the troubled continent. The media has spoken! Some even help us identify the “9 scariest far right parties now in the European Parliament.” Thanks Huffington Post UK! All newspapers focus on a ...
EUROPEAN UNION | Euro-vote epic over bar the shouting…

Monday, 26 May 2014, 22:54 | Source: HOPE not hate. |

And there is plenty of that in the media’s frenzy about the electoral performance of the far-right and right-wing populists with words like “surge”, “sensational”, “political earthquake”, “seismic” and “stunning” being bandied about to describe the results. “Avalanche”, “tsunami” and “landslide” have not yet hoved into view. Mercifully. The main focal point, ...
BELGIUM | Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 22:24 | Source BBC |

A gunman has shot dead two men and a woman at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital Brussels. A fourth person was seriously wounded, emergency services said. The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away, Belgian ...
FRANCE | Le Pen suggests Ebola as solution to global population explosion

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 20:34 | Source: Guardian |

Jean-Marie Le Pen, 85, is standing as an MEP for Marseille, south-east France, in this week's European parliament elections. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right Front National, has suggested the deadly virus Ebola could solve the global " population explosion" and by extension Europe "immigration problem". At a ...
FRANCE | FN to run 11 French cities after gains in March elections

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 15:08 | Source: HOPE not hate |

An analysis by Jean-Yves Camus After the municipal elections on 30 March, a jubilant Marine Le Pen boasted that her party had broken the two-party system, which, she says, has been a monopoly of the Socialist Party and the Conservative UMP. According to Ms Le Pen, these two parties are two ...
GERMANY | Farage speaks at meeting of AfD youth organization

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 15:04 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Michael Klein for Antifa-Net in Berlin Just weeks ahead of the European elections, the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) is in an ambivalent situation. Polls predict the party to win four to five percent of the votes, making it likely to win seats, but this has not stopped internal ...
ITALY | Forza Nuova and CasaPound: far right prepares for Euro-elections

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 15:02 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Michele Zacchi in Rome In the ragged and confrontational world of the Italian extreme right, one thing is certain in the run up to the European elections: the two most visible organisations on the scene – CasaPound and Forza Nuova – are positioned at the front of the anti-EU movement ...
ROMANIA | Jobbik stirring tensions in Romania

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 15:01 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Dana Ionescu reports from Bucharest In mid-March, the Romanian authorities decided to ban several Hungarian nationals associated with Jobbik, the nazi Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement, Betyarsereg and New Hungarian Guard from entering Romania for a year. The ban was prompted by violent, extremist behaviour during the 10 March rally in Targes ...
USA | Nazi killer in Kansas murder spree

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:59 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Aaron Flanagan, Center for New Community in Chicago Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., 73, a white supremacist activist was arrested in Kansas City on 14 April after carrying out a shooting spree. Cross apparently opened fire at two locations; first at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Kansas City and then at ...
LITHUANIA | Shadowy Lithuania role in Kiev coup

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:56 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Geoff Vasil in Vilnius Despite early and vociferous denials of Lithuanian involvement in the current turmoil in Ukraine, it has emerged that Lithuania offered logistical support to preparation of the US/EU-backed coup d’état in Kiev. “Anonymous Ukraine” has now published hacked e-mails apparently showing direct involvement of Laurynas Jonavičius, ...
USA | U.S. white nationalists split over Ukraine’s Euromaidan “revolution”

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:54 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Eric O’Neill in Washington America’s far right leaders are torn over the involvement of far right elements like Svoboda and the Right Sector in the Ukrainian turmoil. To date, visible support for Ukraine has been limited to less than a dozen nazis who attended a “pro-Ukraine” rally in Philadelphia in ...
SPAIN | PxC sacks chairman and founder Anglada

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:52 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Sandra Cortés in Madrid for Antifeixistes.org The Plataforma per Catalunya (PxC), the Spanish extremist party with the most local councillors, has expelled its leader and founder, Josep Anglada, for embezzling €32,000 of party funds. His position is being temporarily by party vice-president, the Barcelona businessman Xavier Simó. After getting 67 ...
SERBIA | Extreme-right in fall from grace?

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:51 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Daško Milinović in Novi Sad Extreme right-wing political parties suffered the most devastating defeat in their history in the parliamentary elections in March. For the first time since the introduction of multi-party system in 1990, there will be no far right representatives in the Serbian assembly. The Serbian Radical Party tried ...
COLOMBIA | Memorial damaged by nazis

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:49 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Aida Avella, vice presidential candidate for the left-wing Patriotic Union (UP) party, has said a famed Bogota graffiti mural honouring 4,000 victims of UP-related political violence has been vandalised by Colombian nazis. According to Avella, the group consisted of around “fifty armed men.” The vandalism included a long strip ...
HUNGARY | Right-wing romps home in Hungary vote

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:47 | Source: HOPE not hate |

István Tóth reports from Budapest The ruling right-wing populist FIDESZ won a landslide victory over its opponents and retained its two-thirds majority in elections to Hungary’s single chamber parliament on 6 April 2014. The real winner, however, with more than 20% of the vote, was the fascist Jobbik party – which is ...
NETHERLANDS | Wilders sparks anti-racist protests

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:44 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Jeroen Bosch in Amsterdam for Alert! and Antifa-Net Geert Wilders, controversial head of the right-wing populist Freedom Party (PVV) created an unprecedented storm of anti-racism in the Netherlands on local election night on 19 March. After the poll, in which he lost around 8,000 votes in two cities, Wilders ...
SWEDEN | Extremist activity on the up

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:43 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Daniel Vergara for Expo in Stockholm The nazi scene is getting more active in Sweden. In 2013, the number of activities rose by 28% over the year according to a report, Intolerans 13, from the anti-fascist project Expo. A big change in activity is that fascist organisations are organising more ...
CHILE | Gay man dies after hate assault

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:41 | Source: HOPE not hate |

A Chilean man in a coma for nearly six months after a group of men attacked him because he was gay has died. Wladimir Sepúlveda passed away in Rancagua south of Santiago, the Chilean capital. The 21-year-old had been in a vegetative state after a group of six men attacked him ...
AUSTRIA | FP- top MEP candidate quits after racist outburst

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 14:38 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Martin Jordan in Vienna Andreas Mölzer, the top Euro-election candidate for the Freedom Party (FPÖ) and an MEP since 2004, has had to step down from his candidature after triggering widespread anger over statements he made at an FPÖ event in February. In a panel discussion, Mölzer referred ...
ITALY | Italy arrests four neo-nazis running in local elections

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 10:08 | Source: israelnationalnews.com |

Four young men who belong to the Italy's National-Socialist party were investigated by Milan's MEDIGUS (Department of General Investigations and Special Operations) division Monday, Kikar HaShabbat reports, for promoting racist and anti-Semitic propaganda. Three of them were running for political office in Terranova dei Passerini, a town 36 miles ...
POLAND | Polish party that wants to turn EC building into brothel

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 01:25 | Source: Daily Telegraph |

Janusz Korwin-Mikke, leader of the New Right Party Photo: MOHYLEK A Polish political party whose leader has called for the restoration of Poland's monarchy, an end to universal suffrage and for the European Commission building in Brussels to be converted into a brothel is on the verge of winning seats in ...
EUROPE | Europe's far-right softens image for elections

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 15:23 | Source: AP |

There were no intimidating guards at the door, or angry chants of "Blood, Honour, Golden Dawn," as there have been in the past. In fact, the guests looked more like members of a large wedding party than supporters of Europe's most prominent extreme-right political group. At a central Athens hotel, Golden Dawn ...
EUROPE | The divided house of anti-Europe

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 15:20 | Source: opendemocracy.net |

Right-wing Eurosceptic parties will have more MEPs than ever before in the next European Parliament. But this doesn't mean they will be able to form a united Eurosceptic front. By Cas Mudde With less than a month to go before the start of the European elections, 22-25 May, the idea that ...
GREECE | Voters back anti-bailout parties in Greece's local elections

Monday, 19 May 2014, 11:47 | Source: Guardian |

Greek voters gave a clear sign of their disapproval of the government's austerity policies yesterday, voting heavily in favour of anti-bailout candidates in local and regional elections that are widely seen as offering a foretaste of next weekend's European elections. In its first test since assuming power in June 2012, Greece's ...
GREECE | Strong showing for Golden Dawn in Greek local elections

Monday, 19 May 2014, 11:30 | Source: JTA |

The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party received strong support in Greek local elections, despite a harsh government crackdown on the party. Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris received more than 16 percent of Sunday’s vote in the race for mayor of Athens, while the party’s candidate for governor of the Attica region got ...
SLOVAKIA | Slovak nationalists weigh up Le Pen, Farage for EP group

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 11:53 | Source: Euractiv.com |

Slovak MEPs candidates, including Maros Sefcovic and Ivan Stefanec (3rd and 4th from L), in an election debate (Photo: CEA) While Slovak nationalists consider which group to cosy up to after the EU elections, analysts say that the European debate in the country is superficial and ignores the perils of extremism. The ...
GERMANY | European debut for Germany's "dying"extreme right?

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 00:40 | Source: Euractiv.com |

16/05/2014 - 17:17 Anti-Nazi demonstrators in Berlin block a demonstration by the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD). April 2014. [Mike Herbst/Flickr] For the first time, right-wing extremists could win a seat in the European Parliament with a campaign driven by deep-seated hate for "the gypsies" and "the Brussels ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian far-right MEP suspected as Russian spy

Friday, 16 May 2014, 19:00 | Source: euractiv.com |

The Hungarian chief prosecutor has sent an official letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, with a request that MEP Béla Kovács, from the far-right party Jobbik, be stripped of his parliamentary immunity, in order to allow the judiciary to investigate him over suspicions of spying for Russia.The Hungarian press ...
GERMANY | Eurosceptic AfD under attack in Germany

Friday, 16 May 2014, 18:56 | Source: euractiv.com |

Not a single poster from Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) lasts longer than a day in Leipzig, said the party's leader Bernd Lucke. Berlin, 2014. [Patrick Timmann] Vandalised campaign posters, angry whistles during events, physical assaults on campaigners – the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is increasingly victimised by "undemocratic ...
DENMARK | Copenhagen holds first nazi March since WWII

Friday, 16 May 2014, 15:26 | Source: Vice News |

Europe's eyes were on Denmark last weekend as it played host to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Bizarrely enough, it was the same weekend that Copenhagen city municipality decided to green-light the country's first official neo-Nazi demonstration since World War II. On May 9, about 40 members of far-right organization Danish ...
MALTA | Broadcasting Authority orders withdrawal of far-right electoral ad

Friday, 16 May 2014, 15:18 | Source: MaltaToday |

Citing "an evident association between the content of the spot and incitement to racial hatred," the Broadcasting Authority has ordered the withdrawal of an inflammatory political message by the far-right Imperium Europa. The spot, broadcasted on Tuesday evening after the 8pm news bulletin, alleged that ‘African’ migrants had introduced numerous diseases ...
GERMANY | Auschwitz commandant grandson combats Europe's neo-Nazis

Friday, 16 May 2014, 15:10 | Source: AFP |

"I knew nothing about Auschwitz, I knew nothing about my family, I only knew that my grandfather was in the war like thousands of other grandfathers were," Hoess told AFP. Rudolf Hoess was the longest-serving commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland that became an enduring symbol of Nazi Germany's ...
SPAIN | Few jobs, many migrants. So where is Spain's far right?

Friday, 16 May 2014, 15:07 | Source: Expatica Spain |

In crisis-hit Spain – where one in four workers is jobless and more than one in 10 residents is foreign – there is no mainstream far-right political movement to speak of. In many other countries, high unemployment and immigration are rocket fuel for far-right political parties. The country does not lack ...
HUNGARY | Investigation under way into Jobbik MEP for spying against EU

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 23:02 | Source: Politics.hu |

Bela Kovacs, an MEP for the radical nationalist Jobbik party, dismissed accusations that he had spied against the European Union, as reported by Thursday’s Magyar Nemzet. “I have never been a member of the Hungarian secret services or that of a foreign country, I never collaborated and I have never been ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik accused of posing risk national security risk

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 11:13 | Source: Politics.hu |

Concerns over Jobbik’s international ties and support among “sleeping agents” are leading some to suggest the party may pose a national security risk, nol.hu reports. In January, Jobbik leader Gábor Vona stated in a speech, “masses of our sleeping agents await our victory in state administration. They are still wary of ...
FRANCE | The worrying rise of the French Far Right

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:55 | Source: The Herald, Scotland |

Emboldened by their success in the municipal elections, it hasn't taken long for the Front National to throw aside its caring, sharing mask crafted so carefully by Marine Le Pen. Weeks, in fact, for the 11 mayors brought to power by France's distaste for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande ...
CROATIA | Croatian right-winger sues WWII memorial chief

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:49 | Source: Balkan Insight |

A Croatian far-right leader said he had been libelled by the director of the memorial park at Jasenovac, a concentration camp where tens of thousands were killed by the fascist Ustasa regime. Josip Miljak, the head of the far-right Croatian Pure Party of Rights, has launched a libel case against ...
FRANCE | Far-right mayor snubs French anti-slavery day ceremony

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:46 | Source: Reuters |

A newly elected mayor from France's far-right National Front refused to hold an anti-slavery ceremony in his town on Saturday, overshadowing annual events marking the abolition of human trafficking. France holds a day of remembrance of slavery and its abolition on May 10, the date when it became the first major ...
SERBIA | Belgrade to build Nazi death camp memorial

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:44 | Source: Balkan Insight |

The new city authorities in the Serbian capital have vowed to finally build a memorial at the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp in the region, where 7,000 Jews died. After years of unfulfilled promises to create a memorial to the Jews who died at the Judenlager Semlin camp ...
RUSSIA | Wiesenthal Center slams state-funded Russia Today for antisemitic programme

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 10:41 | Source:Algemeiner |

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights group, on Monday demanded an apology from the directors of state-owned Russia Today Television for airing anti-Semitic programming that contravened Russia’s membership obligations under the 2004 Berlin Declaration on Anti-Semitism of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Known as RT, ...
HUNGARY | Socialists seek cooperation with Fidesz against radical nationalists

Monday, 12 May 2014, 21:37 | Source: politics.hu |

The opposition Socialist Party invites ruling Fidesz to jointly prevent radical nationalist Jobbik from “misleading voters” and gaining ground, Tibor Szanyi, who heads the Socialist list in the upcoming European parliamentary election, told a press conference on Monday. Fidesz must support efforts to prevent advocates of “vile ideologies” from winning seats ...
BULGARIA | Soccer-CSKA winger Silva complains of racist abuse in Bulgaria

Monday, 12 May 2014, 17:25 | Source: Reuters |

Portuguese winger Toni Silva has claimed he was the victim of racial abuse from an opponent while playing in the Bulgarian league at the weekend, local media reported on Monday. The 20-year-old, who spent three years on Liverpool's books before joining CSKA Sofia from Barnsley in December, accused Botev Plovdiv defender ...
GREECE | Greek Supreme Court clears neo-Nazi party's bid for European election

Monday, 12 May 2014, 17:22 | Source: WJC |

Greece's top court has allowed the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to participate in upcoming European Parliament elections, the news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing a party lawyer. The authorization came despite an ongoing criminal probe against the political party, six of whose lawmakers including its leader are in prison ...
SWEDEN | "We feel the Nazi frost in the air"

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 16:07 | Source: thelocal.se |

On May 9th, 1945 there were celebrations across Europe as the Third Reich capitulated and the second world war finally ended. Last week, some 200 Nazis from the Party of the Swedes demonstrated in Jönköping. They protested against the EU and brandished the slogan "Sweden for the Swedes". Through the ...
LATVIA | Riga nursery school posts

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 15:59 | Source: forward.com |

The entrance to a nursery school in Latvia owned by an traditionalist lawmaker featured a German-language sign that advertised the establishment as being “Jew-free.” The posting of the sign, which reads “Judenfrei,” was revealed Monday by the Latvian daily Vesti Segodniya. The paper published a photo of the sign on the ...
US/GREECE | Prominent Greek-Americans denounce Golden Dawn

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 15:53 | Source: WJC |

Prominent Greek-Americans are speaking out against Golden Dawn, a Greek neo-Nazi party that aims to spread its venom by winning representation in the European parliamentary elections later this month. The leaders responded to a call by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) which recently published an updated report on 'Neo-Nazism in ...
HUNGARY | Gyurcsany appeals to other leftist parties to call off EP debate

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 15:58 | Source: politics.hu |

Ferenc Gyurcsany, leader of the Democratic Coalition, has appealed to the leaders of E-PM and the Socialists to call off a European parliamentary election debate planned for May 23, two days before the vote. Zsolt Greczy, the opposition party’s spokesman, told MTI that Gyurcsany had written to Gordon Bajnai and Attila ...
GREECE | Greece: All Golden Dawn MPs now stripped of immunity

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 00:07 | Source: Romea |

The Greek Parliament has voted by a significant majority to strip the immunity of the last four Golden Dawn legislators to have preserved it. There are a total of 17 legislators for the neo-Nazi party in the legislature. The party, some of whose MPs have been charged with membership in a ...
EUROPE | "Racism in Europe at its worst since the 1980s"

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 00:06 | Source: euronews |

Racism in Europe is the worst it has been for more than a generation, it’s been claimed. The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) said there was an ‘urgency’ to act amid a worsening climate across the continent. Its executive director, Michael Privot, blamed a ‘surge’ of racism on the failure ...
BULGARIA | Political extremism on the rise in Bulgaria before EU elections

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 23:59 | Source: Standard News |

Bulgaria's nationalists are expected to make headway in European elections on May 25. They are populist, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, anti-Roma - and dismissive of the Turkish-language minority, DW reports. At about nine percent of the population, Bulgaria's Muslim minority is the EU's largest. The minority group is made up of Turkish-speaking ...
ISRAEL | Israel’s uncomfortable history of racist engineering

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 16:18 | Source: forward.com |

GETTY IMAGES Black and White: An Israeli Jew of Ethiopian origin, with a painted face, takes part in a January 2012 protest in front of the Knesset against racism and discrimination. Late in March, Ebony magazine apologized after one of its senior editors made a racially charged dismissive comment on Twitter. Last ...
HUNGARY/SERBIA | Hungarian right-wing extremists attack Pastor in Budapest

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 15:45 | Source: inserbia.info |

The Speaker of the Vojvodina Assembly and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM) Istvan Pastor was attacked in Budapest and the parties in Serbia and Hungary fiercely condemned the attack by Hungarian right-wing extremists, members of the Jobbik party. Pastor told Tanjug that he was attacked on Tuesday, May ...
GERMANY | Chronology: Year one of the neo-Nazi NSU murder trial

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 00:01 | Source: Deutsche Weller |

On May 6, 2013, the NSU trial began in Germany. Two of the three main suspects in the neo-Nazi murders - Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Mundlos - killed themselves. That leaves Beate Zschäpe accused of murdering ten people. April 17, 2013: A surprise blow comes as the NSU trial ...
HUNGARY | Former skinhead gets top Hungary parliament post

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 20:33 | Source: FOCUS News Agency |

Hungary's parliament voted in a former skinhead Tuesday as its deputy speaker in the first session since an election last month saw the far-right Jobbik party make significant gains, AFP reported. Tamas Sneider, a member of Jobbik and leader of a skinhead group in northern Hungary in the early 1990s, was ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Former Czech Green Party candidate owns tabloid publishing anti-Roma articles

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:23 | Source: romea.cz |

"If Gypsies beat up a pub owner, I'll write six articles about it and keep on writing them... I'll say it's a Rom no matter what the cost. If whites beat up a white guy, or if a white guy beats up a Rom... then no," the editor-in-chief of the ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Deutsche Bank study says Czech Úsvit the equivalent of Greek, Hungarian neo-Nazis

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:19 | Source: romea.cz |

News server Euractiv reports that a Deutsche Bank (DB) study published at the end of March says a wide variety of eurosceptic parties could hold as many as 204 of the European Parliament's 751 seats after the upcoming elections. Interestingly, its analysts include the left-wing Communist Party of Bohemia and ...
RUSSIA | Russia: Racism and xenophobia in April 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:17 | Source: SOVA |

In April, no fewer than 6 people fell victim of racist or neo-Nazi attacks. Among them, one man – a Tajik citizen – was killed in Moscow. Since the beginning of this year, 8 people were killed and at least 31 were injured in such attacks, in 11 regions of ...
BELGIUM | Police use water cannon to disperse antisemitic rally

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:13 | Source AFP |

Riot police in Brussels Sunday used water cannon to disperse a crowd defying a ban on a gathering of controversial far-right figures including French comic Dieudonne, which critics called an "anti-Semitic hatefest". Citing a threat to public order, the mayor of the Brussels district of Anderlecht banned both the meeting and ...
FRANCE | Far-right and left march in rival May Day rallies

Friday, 2 May 2014, 19:32 | Source: thelocal.fr |

Supporters of the National Front rally in Paris, while across town left wing groups held an anti-austerity march. Photo: Pierre Andrieu/AFP Thousands took to the streets of France in traditional May Day protests on Thursday with rival rallies held by the National Front, whose leader Marine Le Pen lambasted the European ...
AUSTRALIA | Golden Dawn supporters clash with anti-fascists in Brisbane

Friday, 2 May 2014, 19:26 | Source: brisbanetimes.com |

Police watch closely as anti-fascist protesters and Australia First Party members collide in Brisbane. Photo: Fairfax Radio 4BC Anti-fascist protestors outnumbered their far-right opponents at dual rallies in Brisbane's CBD on Friday. Police officers put themselves between the opposing groups as they gathered on Queen Street outside the offices of the Consul-General ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Úsvit running a racist, xenophobic EP campaign

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:37 | Source: Romea |

The openly racist and xenophobic posters used by neo-Nazi extremist parties in Europe: The German NPD, the Swiss SVO, the now-defunct Czech National Party, and the new Dawn of Direct Democracy (Úsvit) movement in the Czech Republic. (Collage: Romea.cz) The Úsvit (Dawn of Direct Democracy) movement of Czech MP Tomio Okamura ...
UKRAINE | Pro-Russian separatists want to "purge" Slavyansk of "Gypsies"

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:33 | Source: Romea |

"They broke into our yard through the main gate and started shooting at the window. They were wearing masks and there were about 15 of them," Natasha Cherepovska describes the attack on local Romani people in Slovyansk, Ukraine that took place on Friday 18 April 2014. (PHOTO: The New ...
FRANCE | France’s new far-right mayors stir controversy

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:24 | Source: thelocal.fr |

France’s crop of 14 far-right mayors have busy been during their inaugural month in office. March's historic local election victories for 11 National Front mayors guaranteed some changes were coming and those elected into Town Halls have wasted no time. There were widespread worries on the French left and centre that ...
GERMANY | German-Jewish leader calls for public response to antisemitic attack

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:22 | Source: JTA |

A Jewish leader in Germany called for lawmakers to publicly condemn an anti-Semitic attack that occurred in Berlin. Deidre Berger, head of the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin, said in a statement Monday that it is unacceptable that no politicians have publicly responded to the April 25 incident, in ...
GERMANY | Politically motivated violence on the rise in Germany

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:21 | Source:: Deutsche Welle |

Over the past year, German authorities registered more than 31,000 politically motivated offences and over 2,800 acts of violence - an increase in both categories of 15 percent. Crimes from the left rose by 40 percent, but remained far below those related to rightwing politics. Despite a small fall, there ...
RUSSIA | Russia and Fascism: When the thief cries "Stop thief!"

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:15 | Source: Romea.cz |

One of the main pretexts for Russia's annexation of Crimea and the protests by ethnic Russians in the east and south of Ukraine is the fact that Ukrainian Fascists and ultra-nationalists contributed to the new government in Kiev seizing power. While this is true to a certain degree, it is ...
GREECE | Four more far-right lawmakers to be charged

Friday, 2 May 2014, 14:10 | Source: AP |

Greece's Parliament has cleared the way for charges to be brought against the last four lawmakers from the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party who have not yet been prosecuted or jailed for alleged criminal activities. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to lift immunity from prosecution for Antonios Gregos, Constantinos Barbaroussis, Polyvios Zissimopoulos and Artemios ...
SWEDEN | Mass arrests at neo-nazi May Day demonstration

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 23:16 | Source: thelocal.se |

Police clash with a counter demonstrator at the march for the Party of the Swedes in Jönköping on May 1st 2014. Photo:Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT A total of 19 people have been arrested and dozens of others carted away following clashes at a neo-Nazi May Day march in Jonköping , ...
GREECE | Retired generals to fight Euro election on Golden Dawn ticket

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 14:05 | Source: enetenglish.gr |

Retired lieutenant generals Eleftherios Synadinos, who once commanded the army's special forces, and Georgios Epitideios, a former director at the European Union Military Staff, hope to become MEPs for Golden Dawn Former lieutenant general Eleftherios Synadinos Two retired Greek army generals have announced they will run for the neonazi Golden Dawn party ...