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GERMANY | German parliament to set up neo-nazi database

Friday, 29 June 2012, 14:17 | Source: DW |

The Bundestag has voted in favor of setting up a database to gather information on right-wing extremists. The move follows claims that an investigation into a series of racist killings was marred by police incompetence. The new database will compile information on right-wing activists who have gone on record for ...
GERMANY | Intelligence 'destroyed as Nazi terror group exposed'

Friday, 29 June 2012, 14:14 | Source: thelocal.de |

Germany’s domestic intelligence service destroyed files on neo-Nazis linked to the terror gang which claimed the murders of ten people - on the day the killings were traced to them, it has emerged. The interior minister has demanded an explanation. Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Thursday he had personally called the ...
GREECE | Greek nazis protest at swear-in of Turkish MPs

Friday, 29 June 2012, 14:10 | Source: hurriyetdailynews.com |

Lawmakers from Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party remained seated yesterday when the country’s three Turkish deputies took their oath on the Quran in Parliament. Three-hundred deputies were sworn in during a religious ceremony led by Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church, including 18 members of the extremist ...
RUSSIA | Neo-Nazi ‘Militants’ Arrested in Russia

Friday, 29 June 2012, 14:03 | Source: RIA Novosti |

Vyacheslav Isayev A Moscow court arrested two alleged neo-Nazi activists accused of a killing spree that took the lives of a prominent judge, an anti-fascist leader and, possibly, many other opponents of the far right ideology. Vyacheslav Isayev and Maxim “Baklazhan” (Eggplant) Baklagin face life sentence on charges ...
USA | California girls claim marijuana cured their antisemitism

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 06:50 | Source: The Algemeiner |

They formed the music group “Prussian Blue” in 2003, named after a byproduct of poison the Nazis used to murder people during the Holocaust, but now Lamb and Lynx Gaede have turned from neo-Nazi supporters to self described “healers” and liberals. “I’m stoked that we have so many different cultures,” ...
RUSSIA/SPAIN | Spain and Russia face UEFA racism charges

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 06:04 | Source: Reuters |

UEFA has charged the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Russian Football Union (RFS) for racist behavior and racist chanting by their national teams' fans during Euro 2012 matches. "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for the improper conduct of their supporters (racist behavior, racist ...
GERMANY | Germany fined for fans' display of neo-Nazi banner

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 15:23 | Source: sportsyahoo.com |

The German Football Association (DFB) has been fined 25,000 euros (about £20,000) for the improper conduct of German fans and the display of a neo-Nazi banner during the 2-1 defeat of Denmark on June 17 in a preliminary round of the European Championship, UEFA said in a statement on Monday. ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian Jews seek removal of antisemitic writers from curriculum

Monday, 25 June 2012, 19:15 | Source: JTA |

Hungarian Jews urged the government to take four anti-Semitic authors off the national high school curriculum. Hungary’s opposition Socialist Party, meanwhile, pleaded with the prime minister to curb the "revival" of anti-Semitism in the country. The authors -- Istvan Sinka, Dezso Szabo, Albert Wass and Jozsef Nyiiro -- “spread hatred ...
GREECE | Egyptian attacked by racists in Greece in stable condition

Monday, 25 June 2012, 16:52 | Source: Egypt Independent |

Ahmed Farid Awad, an Egyptian brutally attacked by neo-Nazis on 12 June on the Greek island of Crete, is currently in stable condition, medical sources in Greece said. Two people attacked Awad, 25, at his home in Chania. The first hit him with a stick and the second with a ...
GREECE | Half of Athens' police neo-Nazi sympathisers

Monday, 25 June 2012, 16:41 | Source: Ansamed |

Who are these men in grey or black uniforms, wearing white helmets and riot gear, who we have for some years now been seeing in the midst of clouds of tear gas as they charge on demonstrators and lay into them with their batons? Well, they are police officers, of ...
POLAND/UKRAINE/CROATIA | Euro 2012: Slaven Bilic wants to banish racist Croatia fans 'forever'

Monday, 25 June 2012, 16:34 | Source: The Guardian |

guardian.co.uk, Sunday 17 June 2012 22.58 BST Croatia's head coach, Slaven Bilic, said racist behaviour by a minority of fans should be punished severely by Uefa. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA Croatia's head coach, Slaven Bilic, has delivered the strongest condemnation of racism yet and insisted that sanctions ...
GERMANY | Files Reveal Neo-Nazis Helped Palestinian Terrorists

Monday, 25 June 2012, 16:28 | Source: Spiegel |

By Gunther Latsch and Klaus Wiegrefe DPA Forty years ago, the massacre of Israeli athletes and coaches overshadowed the Munich Summer Olympics. Though it was never proved, left-wing extremists were suspected of working with the Palestinian terrorists behind the operation. But previously unreleased files seen by SPIEGEL prove ...
GREECE | Greek nazi leader wants Istanbul and Smyrna

Monday, 25 June 2012, 15:37 | Source: Ansamed |

The leader of the Greek Neo-Nazi party New Dawn, Nicos Mihaloliakos (who became a member of Athens Parliament in the last elections) wants to regain Istanbul, Smyrna and the Black Sea from Turkey, the Turkish daily Milliyet has reported.In a speech given in Thessaloniki, the ''Greek Fuhrer'' ...
GERMANY | German extreme-right politicians expelled from chamber for wearing neo-Nazi clothing

Monday, 25 June 2012, 15:33 | Source: EJP |

Eight extreme-right politicians have been expelled from Germany’s state parliament for sporting a brand of t-shirts closely associated with the neo-Nazi movement. The lawmakers, from the controversial National Democratic Party (NDP), were forcibly removed by the police, after they refused to leave the chamber of their own accord. The speaker ...
GERMANY | Nazis left to thrive in parts of eastern Germany

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 19:50 | Source: Spiegel |

Martin Jehnichen/ DER SPIEGEL Germany pledged to crack down on right-wing extremists following the exposure of a far-right terrorist cell last year. But in rural parts of the eastern state of Saxony, neo-Nazis remain well established in local councils and continue to intimidate people at will, ...
SERBIA | Far-right group banned in Serbia

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 19:44 | Source: necn.com |

Serbia's top court has banned a far-right group responsible for attacks on gays, Westerners and liberals. The constitutional court said Tuesday that Obraz, or Honor in Serbian,has been banned for "triggering racial, national and religious hatred." The group was involved in the burning of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade in ...
FRANCE | Front National heads for Parliament

Monday, 11 June 2012, 15:29 | Source: Hope not hate |

From Jean-Yves Camus in Paris On the first ballot of the general election, held on 10 June, the extreme-right Front National polled 13.6% of the vote, a score that was obviously lower than expected because of the massive abstention (42%), the rule in France being that one has to poll ...
CHILE | Chilean police clash with anti-Pinochet demonstrators

Monday, 11 June 2012, 03:10 | Source:BBC |

Police in Chile used tear gas and water cannon to try to break up the protest in Santiago Hundreds of demonstrators in Chile have clashed with the police after the screening of a documentary praising the former military government of General Augusto Pinochet. The mayor of the capital, ...
FRANCE | French Socialists poised to take control of parliament

Monday, 11 June 2012, 01:39 | Source: AFP |

French President Francois Hollande's Socialists and allies came out on top in Sunday's first round parliamentary elections, poised to secure the majority needed to push through tax-and-spend reforms. The election also saw a surge in support for Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front, which wants to ditch the euro and ...
GREECE | Israeli journalist beaten by Greek mob for photographing attack

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 23:41 |

A Jerusalem Post reporter — on assignment to cover the rise of a Greek neo-Nazi-like political party — was viciously beaten in Athens Tuesday for filming a mob that was attacking immigrants, refugees and homeless people in the street. About 20 men wearing masks and helmets were beating people with ...
SWEDEN | Sweden Democrats in false funds claim

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 23:26 | Source: thelocal.se |

The youth league of the Sweden Democrats SDU) has accepted almost 885,452 kronor ($123,000) in funding from Helsingborg municipality without being entitled to the money, according to the nyheter24.se website. Helsingborg municipality told the website that if SDU had claimed the funding on faulty premises then it will seek advice ...
RUSSIA | Racist abuse, far-right flags at Russia match

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 23:20 | Source: Mlive.com |

Anti-racism experts say they identified racist abuse and far-right Russian flags at a European Championship match on Friday. The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network says Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie, who is black, was racially abused during Russia's 4-1 win in Wroclaw. FARE director Piara Powar tells ...
RUSSIA | Two Skinheads Sentenced in Hate Killings

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 06:22 | Source: ria |

Two members of an ultra nationalist gang in Moscow were convicted on Saturday of a race-hate killing and sentenced to six and eight years in prison, Moscow City Court said. Eighteen-year-old Georgy Golovanov and 21-year-old Yevgeny Marenchuk were found guilty of killing an Uzbek national at a Moscow railway station ...
UKRAINE | Vandals desecrate Holocaust memorial in Ukrainian Jewish cemetery

Friday, 8 June 2012, 15:53 | Source: WJC |

Police say a World War II Jewish burial site has been vandalized in western Ukraine. A police spokesman in the town of Rivne (also called Rovno) was quoted by the ‘Associated Press’ as saying that Wednesday night, several unidentified assailants broke a memorial plaque and street lamps at a site ...
POLAND | Euro 2012: Holland players subjected to racist abuse at training session

Friday, 8 June 2012, 00:55 | Source: The Guardian |

Holland's Mark van Bommel is thought to be unhappy about Uefa's response to racist abuse at his team's training camp. Photograph: Jamie Mcdonald/Getty Images Euro 2012 was plunged into its first racism controversy after the black players in the Holland squad were subjected to monkey chants during an ...
HUNGARY | Hungary Rehabilitates Far-Right Figures

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 21:00 | Source: Spiegel |

Hungary's right-wing extremists are becoming increasingly self-confident. They are now openly paying tribute to Miklós Horthy, Hungary's anti-Semitic regent during the interwar period, erecting a statue and renaming a town square in his honor. Even some members of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party support the new trend. Hungary's controversial ...
NORWAY | Witnesses pull out of Breivik trial

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 20:52 | Source: theforeigner.no |

Breivik’s defence counsels had planned to bring in 17 witnesses to speak in court. Nevertheless, after a week of confusion over who would have to testify and who would be broadcast, the defence is currently left with 11. The defence have lost witnesses including, religion historian Hanne Nabintu Herland, ...
GREECE | Arrest warrant for Golden Dawn spokesman after attack during TV talk show

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 20:50 | Source: ekathimerini.com |

An arrest warrant has been issued for Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris (pictured) after he attacked two female parliamentary candidates on a live talk show on ANT-1 TV.Kasidiaris threw water at SYRIZA’s Rena Dourou and then repeatedly ...
TURKEY | Turkey Uneasy over Release of Suspects in German Neo-Nazi Murder

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 17:10 | Turkish Weekly | | Click here for original article

Turkey has expressed its concern over the release of three suspects in an ongoing case on the murder of eight Turks by an extremist right-wing group in Germany and called on the authorities to properly punish the criminals. Releasing a written statement Tuesday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ...
GREECE | Greek Golden Dawn MP punches female rival on live TV debate

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 10:26 | Source: RTÉ |

Athens prosecutors have ordered the arrest of a deputy from Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after he punched a female communist MP during a live TV debate, a judicial source said. The incident shows Ilias Kasidiaris throwing a glass of water at Rena Dourou from the leftist Syriza party before ...
POLAND | Radio Maryja station owner invited to European Parliament

Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 10:31 | Source: Daly Telegraph |

Jewish groups have reacted with fury after David Cameron's allies in Europe invited the owner of a Polish radio station infamous for xenophobia and anti-Semitism to a meeting at the European Parliament. Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, the owner, was in Brussels along with around 200 supporters at the beset of MEPs ...
SOUTH AFRICA | Six white people arrested linked to 'revenge killing' for Eugene Terreblanche murder

Monday, 4 June 2012, 23:26 | Source: Daily Telegraph |

The five white men and one white woman, aged between 19 and 49, were arrested on Friday in a raid on a house east of Johannesburg. During a search, police found sixteen guns and 15 swords, along with ammunition, camouflage outfits and a swastika badge. Detectives believe that at least ...
NORWAY | In which Breivik is compared with Himmler

Monday, 4 June 2012, 23:21 | Source:Foreigner.no |

On day 28 of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the court heard from Terje Emberland from the Holocaust Centre in Oslo. Emberland is a professor of religion and an expert in extreme right-wing ideologies. He has analysed the ideological sections of Breivik's manifesto or “compendium”, and testified ...
FRANCE | Melenchon fights Le Pen in mining country

Monday, 4 June 2012, 12:01 | Source: Reuters |

By Nicholas Vinocur For a glimpse into the possible future of European politics in an age of economic despair, look to the French town of Henin-Beaumont, where a firebrand leftist is taking on far-right chief Marine Le Pen for a parliamentary seat in her home district. Once a thriving coal ...
FRANCE | Three French youths beaten in vicious antisemitic assault

Monday, 4 June 2012, 03:31 | Sources: EJP/JP/Hnh |

Assailants carrying hammers and iron bars assaulted three Jewish youths Sunday in Villeurbanne near the French city of Lyon in what the interior minister said was an act of “extremely serious” antisemitic violence. The attack happened around 1630 GMT as the three victims, all of them wearing Jewish skullcaps, or ...
HUNGARY | Police swoop on hate graffiti suspects

Sunday, 3 June 2012, 11:26 | Source: Budapest Times |

Two men thought to be behind the vandalism of several statues and Jewish memorials were arrested on Friday, Budapest police announced. One suspect is the Budapest leader of the nationalist youth movement HVIM. The far-right party Jobbik subsequently demonstrated outside a city centre jail for his release from pre-trial detention. ...
GERMANY | Warzone' in Hamburg after Nazi demo

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 23:01 | Source: thelocal.de |

Clashes in Hamburg between those who support and oppose neo-Nazi groups erupted in violence on Saturday, as the two sides battled it out in the city's Wandsbek district, leaving it in ruins. Eye witnesses described the neighbourhod as looking "like a warzone" after neo-Nazis tried to block the anti-Nazi groups ...
FRANCE | Le Pen's Front National to sue Madonna over swastika video

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 22:47 | Source: RFI |

France’s far-right Front National (FN) is planning to sue Madonna over a video that shows party leader and former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead. The video was shown at a concert the US-born singer gave in Tel Aviv on Thursday. For the backdrop ...
USA | White supremacist with neo-Nazi ties elected to county Republican Party committee

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 21:53 | Source: PressTV |

Republicans in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have elected Steve Smith, a lifelong white supremacist with close ties to neo-Nazi groups and groups like Aryan Nations, to the county’s GOP Committee. Think Progress Smith, who is listed as the state chairman of the white nationalist group American Third Position, proudly shared a ...
GREECE | Pakistani hospitalised after nazi assault

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 17:08 | Source: IHT |

A Pakistani immigrant to Greece needed treatment at a hospital after he was apparently assaulted by members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

Police briefly detained two freshly elected Greek MPs of Golden Dawn party and its leader’s daughter among six people after the attack.

 The two lawmakers, Ilias Panagiotaros and ...
CANADA | Accused killer Magnotta linked to far-right U.S. white supremacists in message board posts

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 15:59 | Source: National Post |

A screengrab from a cached page from the U.S. white nationalist website Stormfront, showing a post suspected to have been written by accused murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta. A year before he became the target of an international manhunt for an alleged killing and dismemberment, Luka Rocco Magnotta ...