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CZECH REPUBLIC/UKRAINE | Czech MEP invites Ukrainian extremist to European Parliament

Friday, 31 July 2015, 09:24 | Source: Prague Post | Click here for original article

Czech MEP Jaromír Štětina (TOP 09) has invited the commander of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion, which the U.S. House of Representatives labeled neo-Nazi last June, to the European Parliament (EP), he told reporters today, after his return from Ukraine. Štětina said he expected the visit by commander Andriy Biletsky to ...
RUSSIA/SERBIA | Ilya Goryavech : The Background

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:58 | Source: The Balkanist | Click here for original article

The murders that led Goryachev to his Belgrade prison cell began in 2008. The first victim was Fyodor Filatov, a 27-year-old anti-fascist who was stabbed to death in the stairwell of his apartment building on his way to work. Filatov was the leader of an anti-racist skinhead movement. By the end ...
RUSSIA | Russian neo-Nazi Ilya Goryachev jailed for life for a string of hate killings in Russia

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:41 | Source: news.co.au | Click here for original article

But it wasn’t just Ilya Goryachev’s brutal actions that were disturbing, it was how he became so untouchable in elite and political circles across multiple countries that is frightening. The neo-Nazi, who was jailed for life on Friday, is the former leader of the Russian nationalist group Russky Obraz (Russian Image) ...
SWITZERLAND | Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jewish man on Zurich street

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:10 | Source: Ottawa Jewish Bulletin | Click here for original article

A group of some 20 men making the Hitler salute and shouting anti-Semitic slogans assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich. The July 4 incident on a main street in the Swiss capital’s Wiedikon district was only reported recently in the national media in Switzerland following the completion of an ...
HUNGARY | The Hungary PM made a ‘rivers of blood’ speech … and no one cares

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 23:13 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

By Cas Mudde All the attention has been on Europe’s neo-Nazi fringe groups, when it’s those in national governments who should be scrutinised I have been studying radical right politics for almost 25 years. When I started, the Berlin Wall had just come down and only a handful of radical right parties ...
ROMANIA | Romania officially bans Holocaust denial, fascist symbols

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:55 | Source: Haaretz | Click here for original article

Romania's president has signed into law legislation that punishes Holocaust denial and the promotion of the fascist Legionnaires' Movement with prison sentences of up to three years. President Klaus Iohannis signed the amendments to existing legislation, approved by Parliament last month, on Wednesday. The legislation also bans fascist, racist or ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech, Polish and Slovak neo-Nazis protest migrants in Ostrava, target Roma area

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:44 | Source: Romea | Click here for original article

Czech Police detained some of the right-wing extremists who attempted to make their way into the Přívoz quarter of Ostrava on 25 July 2015, where a large number of Romani people live, after attending a demonstration against immigration. (PHOTO: repro video Novinky.cz) Two demonstrations were held in the ...
HUNGARY | The Hungarian far-right and Islam

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:38 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

Traditionally, Hungary’s extreme right was not openly Islamophobic. In fact, the Hungarian right-wing in general tended to differ markedly from conservative politicians in North America and much of western Europe in its support for Palestinian nationhood and its criticism of Israel. At the time of the war with Hezbollah back ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian Gypsies struggle under tough tactics of far-right mayor

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:34 | Source: AP | Click here for original article

The workers wake up in the middle of the night and walk miles to get to their jobs by 6 a.m. Taking up hoes and rakes, they toil for hours with little chance of rest. Soon surveillance cameras shaped like eyeglasses will track their every move. The workers are mostly ...
SWEDEN | How Scandinavia’s far-right has stolen the left’s ground on welfare

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:06 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Far-right political parties are making huge gains across Nordic countries as new champions of a working class alienated by the cosmopolitan left. Every July, thousands of politicians, lobbyists and journalists desert Stockholm in a seasonal exodus of the well-connected. Their destination is Gotland, Sweden’s largest island, for a festival of ...
AUSTRIA | Austria investigating Dutch far-right politician Wilders over incitement

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:50 | Source: Reuters |

Austria is investigating Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on suspicion of incitement of hatred at an event in Vienna he attended at the invitation of prominent Austrian far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache. Wilders, whose party has been at or near the top of polls in the Netherlands for years, is under ...
ITALY | Muslim rugs removed from Turin city hall

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:45 | Source: thelocal.it | Click here for original article

Two councillors from Italy's far-right Northern League provoked outrage on Tuesday after removing prayer mats that had been placed in Turin's city hall for a Muslim conference. Roberto Carbonero and Fabrizio Ricca removed the rugs from a Muslim prayer room that had been created especially for a conference on Islamic ...
GERMANY | Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

Monday, 27 July 2015, 18:47 | Source: The Local | Click here for original article

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. Michael Richter, chair of the Linke (Left Party) in Freital ...
GERMANY | Attacks against Germany's refugee homes on the rise

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 08:54 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

According to a statement from Germany's Interior Ministry on Thursday, there have been more attacks on homes for asylum-seekers in the first half of 2015 than in the entirety of 2014. The ministry recorded 202 attacks from January to the end of June, compared to the 198 incidents over the ...
GERMANY | Several people hurt at anti-refugee protest in Dresden

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 08:51 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

A demonstration by members of a German right-wing extremist party protesting against a tent camp for refugees in Dresden turned violent, with several people injured. But refugees have now begun to move in. Demonstrators from the German right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) who were protesting against a tent ...
USA | John Russel Houser: What we know about Louisiana movie theater shooting suspect

Friday, 24 July 2015, 18:41 | Source: gnom.es | Click here for original article

A gunman killed two people and wounded at least nine others during a showing of “Trainwreck” at a movie theater in Louisiana. The 59-year-old “lone white male” opened fire about 20 minutes into the film Thursday evening at the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette, roughly 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. Authorities ...
RUSSIA | Leader of Russian Neo-Nazi Group Sentenced to Life

Friday, 24 July 2015, 17:13 | Source: ABC News | Click here for original article

Moscow's highest court sentenced a leader of a militant neo-Nazi group to life in prison Friday after he was convicted of ordering five brutal killings, including that of a prominent human rights lawyer. A jury earlier this month found 33-year-old Ilya Goryachev guilty of ordering five killings, setting up and running ...
AUSTRIA | Austria bans 'hidden' neo-Nazi codes on car number plates

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 14:37 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Austria is cracking down on personalised number plates used by neo-Nazis, by banning lesser-known codes with hidden far-right symbolism. Letter combinations such as HJ or NS - denoting Hitler Youth and National Socialism - have long been prohibited on personalised plates in Austria. Now transport officials have published a list of more ...
ITALY | Italy jails far-right militants for 1974 Brescia bombing

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 13:01 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Brescia's Piazza della Loggia: The 1974 bombing brought carnage to the historic square A Milan court in northern Italy has handed down life sentences to two former far-right militants who killed eight people in a bomb attack in 1974. The Brescia bombing, which injured 100 people, hit an anti-fascist rally in ...
UKRAINE | ISIS-Aligned Fighters in Ukraine Battle alongside Neo-Nazis

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 15:30 | Source: Jewish Voice | Click here for original article

The U.S. is considering funding and training the Ukrainian army in its fight against Russia. Currently America has some 300 soldiers advising and training Ukrainian forces, but is only providing non-lethal support. Yet there are Islamist paramilitary battalions fighting alongside Ukrainian forces, which are aligned with the Islamic State and Chechen ...
RUSSIA | Russian 'Miss Charming' Loses Title After Being Exposed as Neo-Nazi

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 15:26 | Source: Moscow Times | Click here for original article

VKA screenshot from Olga Kuzkova's VKontakte page. After a series of vitriolic social media postings exposed the Russian Football Premier League's newly crowned “Miss Charming” as a racist and dedicated neo-Nazi, organizers of the Miss Premier League competition stripped her of her title, Russian media reported Tuesday. Every year, each of ...
GERMANY | Nazis lay siege to asylum-seekers hostel in Freital as race hate rears its ugly head once again in east Germany

Monday, 13 July 2015, 00:46 | Source: Independent | Click here for original article

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance. Its target is Hotel Leonardo, or rather, the 300 or so asylum-seekers who are now virtual ...
SLOVAKIA | Low turnout for second Slovak anti-immigration rally

Monday, 13 July 2015, 00:38 | Source: Prague Post | Click here for original article

The second protest rally against immigrants, called by the Slovak extreme right, was attended by about 400 people, much fewer than at that in Bratislava on June 20, according to the police estimates, today. A crowd of several thousands, mainly young people, protested against the refugee inflow into the EU in ...
UKRAINE | Far Right Violence Rages in Western Ukraine

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 20:33 | Source: Moscow Times | Click here for original article

At least two people were killed Saturday in a gun and grenade attack in the city of Mukachevo involving the country’s notorious nationalist militia Right Sector. Police had surrounded some gunmen in a wooded area of the city and were trying to negotiate their peaceful surrender, a statement from the regional ...
SPAIN | Madrid City Hall to change street names linked to Franco regime

Friday, 10 July 2015, 09:05 | Source: El País | Click here for original article

Madrid City Hall has announced that it is moving forward to remove all names relating to the regime of former dictator Francisco Franco from the Spanish capital’s streets and squares. Rita Maestre, city council spokeswoman for the ruling Ahora Madrid party, said that new Mayor Manuela Carmena would fulfill her campaign ...
FRANCE | French Court Reinstates Jean-Marie Le Pen in Far-Right Party

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 16:51 | Source: AP | Click here for original article

A French court has reinstated Jean-Marie Le Pen as a member of the far-right National Front party he founded decades ago, delivering a biting blow to his daughter and party president Marine Le Pen, who had suspended him after a series of controversial and anti-Semitic statements. The family drama reflects the ...