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GREECE | A Jewish Marxist “accused” by the Neo-Nazis

Saturday, 31 August 2013, 22:00 | Source: International Viewpoint |

A Jewish Marxist is being brought to the Courts, accused by the Nazis of having "defamed" them. Are we in Germany in 1933? Not at all: this happens in “democratic” (with many inverted comas) Greece in 2013. The accused is Savas Mikhail, a brilliant intellectual and leader of one of ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech neo-Nazi marches target Roma

Friday, 30 August 2013, 21:48 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

There has been a surge in Czech neo-Nazi activity this year, with marches and demonstrations held in towns and cities across the country. DW looks at what effect this movement is having in the Czech Republic. "The marches are on the increase. They're on the increase, and people are afraid." David Tiser ...
HUNGARY | New investigations, compensation for Roma murders in Hungary

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:25 | Source: Deutche Welle |

The investigations into a series of murders against members of Hungary's Roma community in 2008 and 2009 have been re-opened, with a focus on investigators' failures and potential wrongdoing in the case. Pressure put on Hungary's government by human rights activists and lawyers has apparently worked. Hungary's National Bureau of ...
ICELAND | Demagoguery and Islamophobia

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:22 | Source: Iceland Review |

By Katharina Hauptmann This summer, the City Council gave permission to build a mosque in Reykjavík, which will be Iceland’s first actual mosque. Like in many other countries, people have uttered concern about this, luckily, though, only very few in this case. One person who is campaigning fiercely against the ...
EUROPE | For Europe’s Roma, racism gets worse in tough economic times

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:20 | Source: Time Magazine |

For the 6 million Roma people in the E.U., the recession has seen a rise in populist anti-Roma rhetoric On Aug. 2, the sun blazed down on long lines of thousands of impoverished Roma in the town of Ozd, in northeastern Hungary, as they waited for water. Temperatures were soaring, ...
GREECE | Greek neo-nazi party again attacks Israel and "American Zionists"

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:17 | Source: AJC |

A spokesman for the Golden Dawn, the Greek neo-Nazi political party, published an article today in the party's newspaper, Chrysi Avgi, once again accusing Israel and "American Zionists" of a multitude of alleged "sins." The article, written by Ilias Kassidiaris, makes the astonishing claims that "Greece is being transformed into ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech experts warn politicians to address anti-Roma racism or there will be pogroms

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:14 | Source: Romea |

In the struggle for coexistence between the Romani minority and the rest of the population, optimists are getting the short end of the stick now more than ever before. Last Saturday's coordinated, simultaneous racist marches in six towns, the biggest event of its kind in the history of the country, ...
HUNGARY | The Horrific Plight of Hungary's Roma

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:11 | Source: The Atlantic |

A recent trial of neo-Nazi thugs exposes widespread mistreatment of the minority group. The chamber in the Municipal Court of Budapest was packed, observers crammed into sweaty overflow rooms staring at closed circuit television screens and anxiously awaiting the verdict. As these rooms filled, an unwieldy queue formed outside as ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn leader in racist tirade against basketballer Antetokounmpo

Friday, 30 August 2013, 10:20 | Source: enetenglish.gr |

A Greek basketball player of Nigerian descent has come under racist fire once again from the leader of neonazi Golden Dawn. In a tirade delivered on an online party broadcast, Nikos Michaloliakos attacked Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No 15 pick in the 2013 NBA ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn MP Loses Gun License

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 16:13 | Source:greekreporter.com |

Antonis Gregos, a Golden Dawn lawmaker, had had gun license revoked while another member of the neo-Nazis, Giorgos Germenis, who attacked Athens Mayor George Kaminis could also lose his, authorities said. Gregos lost his license to carry a weapon after a gun he was carrying went off at an ...
POLAND | 'Polish Breivik' sane say experts

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 12:33 | Source: thenews.pl |

Forensic psychiatrists have concluded that an academic who allegedly planned to blow up Poland's parliament is “sane” and fit to stand trial. photo - Nasza Klasa Dr. Brunon K. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws), who lectured at the Krakow Agricultural University, has been in custody since his arrest on ...
NORWAY | Vikernes mulls Norway nationalist party

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 12:16 | Source: thelocal.no |

Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes, the Norwegian neo-Nazi arrested in France in July, is considering returning to Norway to start "a proper nationalist party". The former black metal musician attacked Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg for being the "Ashkenazic Jewish" leader of an "extremist" party in a post on his blog. "Norway is ...
GREECE | Documentary exposing Golden Dawn racism awarded

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 12:15 | Source: enet.eng.gr |

In 'The Cleaners', which followed Golden Dawn members in Athens during last year's parliamentary elections, candidate Alekos Plomaratis says: 'We are ready to turn on the ovens', adding that immigrants will be turned into soap for washing cars Golden Dawn election candidate Alekos Plomaratis talks openly about turning migrants into soap. ...
GERMANY | German trial gives insight into secret life of Beate Zschäpe

Sunday, 25 August 2013, 11:42 | Source: Daily Telegraph |

To her neighbours in the quiet German town of Zwickau, she was the "friendly, sociable and generous" young woman who liked to drop by for a glass of prosecco. To her comrades on the German far Right, she was a smart, assertive and violent member of their secret terrorist militia. ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Hundreds of rampaging neo-Nazis attempt pogrom against Romani people in Ostrava

Sunday, 25 August 2013, 10:59 | Source: Romea.cz |

On 24 August 2013 an anti-Roma march by neo-Nazis ended in clashes with police. The most serious incidents took place at the intersection of Mariánskohorská and Nádražní Streets. Police officers stopped the neo-Nazis who were doing their best to attack Romani residents. Rocks, smoke bombs, firecrackers and garbage cans were ...
HUNGARY | Who do modern-day European nazis hate the most?

Friday, 23 August 2013, 20:08 | Source: The Atlantic |

The memorial of the Roma Holocaust in Budapest held special significance this year, as the community commemorated the fourth anniversary of a serial killing in Kisleta. (Helene Bienvenu) The chamber in the Municipal Court of Budapest was packed, observers crammed into sweaty overflow rooms staring at closed circuit television screens ...
UKRAINE | Jews urge Ukraine clergy to shun neo-nazis

Friday, 23 August 2013, 20:02 | Source: Jewish Daily Forward |

“Moral authority” is necessary to “prevent any further rehabilitation of Nazism or the SS,” World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder wrote in a letter Thursday to the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret. In his letter, Lauder referenced a recent ceremony near Lviv marking the 70th anniversary of the ...
GERMANY | German security failures slammed over neo-Nazi murders

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 22:30 | Source: AFP |

A far-right murder spree targeting mostly Turkish migrants in Germany went undetected for years because of widespread institutional bias among security services, the head of a parliamentary committee said Thursday. The panel was readying to release a report at 1130 GMT on how the neo-Nazi killers of the so-called National Socialist ...
UKRAINE/RUSSIA | Ukraine to extradite suspected far right group killer next month

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 14:42 | Source: RIA Novosti |

Ukraine is to extradite to Russia next month a suspected Russian nationalist who the Russian authorities want on charges of murder, arms trafficking, and participation in an extremist group. Mikhail Volkov, suspected of being a member of the extremist group BORN, is expected to be extradited to Russia early in September, ...
USA | Two Plead Guilty to Involvement in Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Racketeering Murder

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 14:37 | Source: Criminal Justice News |

An Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang member and an ABT associate have pleaded guilty to charges related to the May 2008 murder of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. in Atascosa County, Texas. The guilty pleas were announced today by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal ...
AUSTRALIA | Hate preacher: ‘Kill Hindus and Jews’

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 14:34 | Source: DailyTelegraph.com.au |

Watch An Adelaide Islamic preacher is under police investigation after he was filmed calling for all Buddhists and Hindus to be killed. Detectives are examining the sermon given by Sheikh Sharif Hussein, who has previously been visited by the intelligence services, in which he described Australian soldiers as "Crusader pigs”. In the video ...
USA | White supremacist trying to take over town in North Dakota

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 14:31 | Source: Infoforum.com |

A man wanted in Canada for hate crimes has been slowly buying up property in Leith with plans to create a white nationalist community close to good-paying jobs in the Oil Patch. According to the Bismarck Tribune, Craig Paul Cobb, 61, is a known white supremacist advocating racial holy war and ...
GERMANY | German neo-nazis protest 'Political Refugee Center'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 23:22 | Source: israelnationalnews.com |

German neo-Nazis have protested against a new political refugee centre in Berlin, seeking to stoke anti-foreigner sentiment a month before elections and sparking large counter-demonstrations. The far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) tried to drum up anti-foreigner feelings at a rally near the asylum seekers' center, a former school set ...
USA | Neo-Nazis use Leo Frank case for antisemitic propaganda push

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 22:33 | Source: forward.com |

The conviction and lynching of Leo Frank a century ago galvanized the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Today, the centenary of Frank’s murder trial is galvanizing neo-Nazis. A slew of anti-Semitic websites, some professionally designed and purporting to be balanced online archives with URLs like leofrank.info and leofrank.org[, are seeking to ...
POLAND | Football fans attack Mexican sailors in northern Poland

Monday, 19 August 2013, 22:39 | Source: thenews.pl |

Conflicting reports have emerged after violence erupted on Sunday when Polish football fans, singing "fascist songs", fought with a group of Mexican sailors on a beach in Gdynia. Police try to break up fight in Gdynia: photo - radiogdansk.pl Police spokesman Adam Gruzlewski has confirmed that interviews with suspects were continuing on ...
UKRAINE | Antisemitic graffiti in Lvov

Monday, 19 August 2013, 13:11 | Source: CFCA |

Russian graffiti artist arrived in town to paint the large antisemitic picture Lvov – Recently, a large blasphemous inscription titled “Shalom” (Peace) painted by the Russian “artist”, Umka, appeared in Lvov. The illustration depicts the word “Shalom”, but instead of the letter “O”, an aluminum jar with straw was drawn on which ...
BELGIUM | Anti-Semitism attacks in Belgium highest since 2009

Monday, 19 August 2013, 13:03 | Source: JTA |

The number of anti-Semitic attacks reported last year in Belgium reached its highest level since 2009, according to an annual report. Anti-racism volunteers registered 80 anti-Semitic incidents throughout Belgium in 2012, according to a report released this month by the Antisemitsm.Be watchdog group. The figure represents a 23 percent increase over ...
SPAIN | "Hitler was right" graffiti at Madrid bullfight

Monday, 19 August 2013, 13:01 | Source: Times of Israel |

Graffiti reading 'Hitler was right' at a bullfighting match in Pinto, Spain. (photo credit: @MARXATTACK2, Twitter) Many of the 2,500-odd spectators at a bullfighting match in the Madrid suburb of Pinto were shocked Wednesday to discover glaring neo-Nazi graffiti spray-painted across the walls of the local arena. According to Spanish media reports ...
SPAIN | Members of Spain’s ruling party photographed giving fascist salute in Valencia

Saturday, 17 August 2013, 15:41 | Source: www.antifeixistes.org/HNH |

From Sandra Cortés for www.antifeixistes.org in Valencia A new scandal has engulfed the Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party (PP) which is already entangled in serious corruption cases. The head of the party’s youth wing in Xativa (Valencia), Xesco Sáez, and another member in Gandia (Valencia), Daniel Terrades, have now been photographed making ...
SLOVAKIA | Far-right extremists have 11 percent of potential voters, survey shows

Friday, 16 August 2013, 22:09 | Source: SITA |

Nearly 11 percent of Slovaks are potential supporters of far-right extremists, according to the study called DEREX (Demand on Right-Wing Extremism) coordinated by the Hungarian think tank Political Capital Institute. Slovakia placed on sixth to ninth among 29 surveyed countries, together with Portugal, Croatia and Hungary, the SITA newswire reported ...
USA | Execution Date Set for Infamous Racist Serial Killer

Friday, 16 August 2013, 00:05 | Source: SPLC |

After 33 years in prison, Joseph Paul Franklin, one of the most notorious and prolific racist serial killers of modern times, now has a date with the executioner. The Missouri State Supreme Court yesterday ordered that Franklin be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 20, almost 36 years after he murdered ...
POLAND | Legia Warsaw hit by UEFA fine and sanction due following racist abuse

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 00:48 | Source: dailyrecord.co.uk |

UEFA has fined Legia Warsaw 30,000 euros (£25,700) and ordered a partial stadium closure for their next European home game because of racist behaviour from supporters during a Champions League second-round qualifying tie with The New Saints. The sanction, which relates to incidents during the Polish club's matches with the Welsh ...
FRANCE | French Muslims fear surge in attacks by far-right militants

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 20:04 | Source: reuters,com |

Muslim leaders in the French city of Lyon said on Monday they feared a surge in attacks on mosques in the style of one averted last week in which a soldier was arrested on suspicion of planning a shooting during an Islamic feast holiday. Anti-Muslim incidents have risen steadily in recent ...
CROATIA | Zagreb fans involved in three racist incidents, say FARE

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 12:46 | Source: Reuters |

Supporters of Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb were involved in three episodes of discriminatory and racist behaviour in July, the European supporters' group FARE said Tuesday. Fans of Hungarian club Gyor were reported over anti-Semitic behaviour when their team faced Israeli opposition, while Honved supporters, also from Hungary, repeatedly targeted a Cameroonian ...
ROMANIA | Jobbik boss threatens conflict with Romania

Monday, 12 August 2013, 17:33 | Source: HOPE not hate |

A special report from our Romanian correspondent Dana Ionescu in Bucharest “If defending Hungarian interests means open conflict with Romania, Jobbik is ready for it!” warned fascist Jobbik leader, Gabor Vona, on Saturday at a summer camp organised by the Hungarian Youth living in Transylvania (Erdelyi Magyar Ifjak-EMI) organisation at Borzont ...
FRANCE | French police arrest soldier over mosque attack plot

Monday, 12 August 2013, 16:26 | Source: France24 |

French police have arrested a young soldier on suspicion of planning to fire shots at a mosque near the eastern city of Lyon, the interior ministry said Sunday. The 23-year-old man, who investigators say is “close to the radical far-right”, was detained at his airbase near Lyon. He was ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian nationalists lash out at president over Turkey vice-PM visit

Monday, 12 August 2013, 16:19 | Source: Novinite.com |

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka will consider whether President Rosen Plevneliev's informal meeting with TurkishDeputy-PM Bekir Bozdag last week gives ground for an impeachment procedure, stated Ataka leader Volen Siderov. "We are very worried by the inofficial visit of the Turkish Vice-PM in Bulgaria, given that no information was released regarding who ...
HUNGARY | Socialists invite Orban to jointly commemorate Roma murder victims

Sunday, 11 August 2013, 23:09 | Source: MTI |

The main opposition Socialists are inviting Prime Minister Viktor Orban to attend a memorial in Tatarszentgyorgy, a village in central Hungary where the most shocking murder had taken place in a series of attacks committed against the Roma, the local Socialist chairman said on Friday. Robert Braun said he was calling ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Five Czech women tried over neo-Nazism

Sunday, 11 August 2013, 23:07 | Source:ČTK |

The trial of five Czech women facing charges of support to and promotion of the Resistance Women Unity (RWU) neo-Nazi movement started Thursday. The four women who came to the court Thursday refused to give testimony. Their defence lawyers said the state attorney had read a different indictment than that available ...
GREECE | US neonazis question Golden Dawn MP's 'race'

Sunday, 11 August 2013, 17:32 | Source: enetenglish.gr |

Ilias Kasidiaris, a leading member of Golden Dawn, has come in for some racial profiling from fellow neonazis on Stormfront, a US-based hate site Ilias Kasidiaris (File photo: Reuters) He's a member of a party that from the tribune of the Greek parliament has referred to people from ...
AUSTRALIA | Islam gaffe candidate Banister quits Australia election

Saturday, 10 August 2013, 08:37 | Source: BBC |

An Australian election candidate who was widely mocked after she mistook Islam for a country in a TV interview has withdrawn her candidacy. Stephanie Banister, 27, was contesting a seat in Queensland for the anti-immigration One Nation Party. She had only been in politics for 48 hours. Ms Banister also confused the ...
SWITZERLAND | Swiss to copy the Nazis?

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 23:55 | Source: Independent |

Read this report from Tony Paterson in tomorrow's Independent… Switzerland’s local authorities have introduced draconian restrictions which ban asylum-seekers from frequenting public places such as school playgrounds, swimming pools and libraries in a move angrily denounced by human rights groups as intolerable and racist. In the town of Bremgarten west of Zurich, ...
FRANCE | Norwegian neo-nazi musician to sue French police over ‘brutal’ terror arrest

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 23:32 | Source: Independent |

A Norwegian heavy metal musician and far-right extremist, arrested by French police last month for allegedly preparing a mass terrorist attack, has appealed to his supporters to help fund a lawsuit against France. “We want to sue the authorities for arresting us for no good reason whatsoever, doing so ...
AUSTRALIA | 'I don’t oppose Islam as a country': Australian ultra-nationalist politician Stephanie Banister

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 23:29 | Source: Independent |

As car crash political interviews go, it must surely be among the worst. Stephanie Banister, who is hoping to represent the ultra-nationalist One Nation party in next month's Australian federal election, appeared in an interview with the Channel Seven network where she was challenged to justify her controversial views on Islam ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Extremist march in Vítkov without serious incidents

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 07:58 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

About three hundred people Saturday took part in a gathering organised by the Czech Lions far-right group, half of them being extremists, in Vitkov, a small town known for an arson attack on a Romany family that nearly killed a baby girl in 2009. Some 200 people then marched through ...
GERMANY | Holocaust-denier Irving defies hotel ban

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 07:55 | Source: thelocal.de |

Holocaust-denier David Irving said on Wednesday he would push ahead with his controversial trip to Germany, despite calls to ban him from every hotel in Berlin. He told The Local he had been “inundated with offers” of accommodation in the city since the German Hotel Association said its members would ...
POLAND | Once a melting pot, Polish city sees uptick in ethnic violence

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 15:52 | Source: Radio Free Europe |

According to official statistics there has been an upsurge in xenophobic and racist incidents in Poland in the past two years. (file photo) A local prosecutor in Bialystok -- a once majority Jewish city in northeastern Poland -- recently dismissed charges against vandals, calling the swastika they allegedly painted on a ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian gang jailed for racist Roma killings

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 13:14 | Source: BBC |

Roma activists outside the court wore T-shirts with pictures of the victims A court in Hungary has found four men guilty of killing six Roma (Gypsy) people in racist attacks. The victims included a five-year-old child. The attacks on Roma families took place in villages in north-eastern Hungary in 2008 and ...
GERMANY | Women play 'major role' in neo-nazi scene

Monday, 5 August 2013, 12:56 | Source: thelocal.de |

The case of Beate Zschäpe, who is accused of being a member of the neo-Nazi terror cell, which reportedly killed ten people, has drawn attention to the role women are playing in the far-right scene. Experts are warning the threat from women has been underrated. Women, she feels, often help create ...
POLAND | Europe's biggest festival promotes anti-racism

Monday, 5 August 2013, 12:05 | Source: Nigdy Wiecej/HNH |

The anti-racist message of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association/Nigdy Wiecej was at the heart of Europe’s largest music festival which brought together 500,000 people on 1-4 August 2013. The free open-air ‘Polish Woodstock’ festival took place in Kostrzyn on the Polish-German border. The event started with a minute of silence to commemorate ...
ITALY | Italy's two-front war against xenophobia and sexism

Monday, 5 August 2013, 11:17 | Source: opendemocracy.net |

Attacks on Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister, reveal interlocked legacies of xenophobia and sexism that continue to manifest in Italian public life In its latest attempt at establishing the grounds for a meaningful and civil political debate, Italy's extreme-right and xenophobic movement Forza Nuova (New Force) staged a protest on ...
USA | Armed Militia Holding Pennsylvania Town Hostage

Sunday, 4 August 2013, 13:32 | Source: addictinginfo.org |

Author: Randa Morris,August 3, 2013 7:31 pm To Gilberton, PA police chief Mark Kessler: The definition of terrorism is simple. If you are causing those around you to live in fear, you are a terrorist. Welcome to America, where men with loaded guns call unarmed citizens “tyrants” and men with ...
ROMANIA | Tudor kicked out of the ultranationalist party he founded

Sunday, 4 August 2013, 12:58 | Source: HOPE not hate |

A special report from our Romanian correspondent Dana Ionescu in Bucharest On 27 July, Gheorghe Funar was elected president of the far-right PRM (Greater Romania Party). The election took place at an emergency congress where he secured 530 of the 667 votes cast. As a result, the deputy leader of the ultranationalist ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi victims get their day in court

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 22:17 | Source: thelocal.de |

The family of a man killed by German neo-Nazi terrorists told detectives they thought fascists were to blame but were ignored - instead police bugged their car and phones in a vain hunt for evidence the dead man was involved in crime. The day's hearing finally turned the spotlight of the ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Protect Roma at risk of violence ahead of far-right demonstrations

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 17:06 | Source: amnesty.org |

Far right groups are staging new anti-Roma protests around 13 Czech towns this weekend. Far right groups are staging anti-Roma protests in up to 13 different Czech towns. One demonstration is planned in the town of Vítkov. Here, in 2009, far-right supporters almost killed a two-year-old girl, Natalka, when they set ...
FINLAND | Antisemitic Finnish paper promises to tone down line

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 11:32 | Source: Global Post |

A freely-distributed Finnish paper notorious for its anti-Semitic content, said it would tone down its editorial line, following pressure from the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center. "The contents are to become more commercial and radical articles should be avoided," Juha Kaarkkaainen, editor-in-chief of the Magneettimedia paper, told the Helsingin Sanomat in remarks ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine divided over WWII legacy

Friday, 2 August 2013, 17:44 | Source: islandpacket.com |

Ukrainians dressed in Nazi SS uniform trudge through trenches and fire model rifles in a reconstruction of a key battle against the Soviets during World War II. An Orthodox priest leads a ceremony for fallen soldiers of the Nazi unit, sprinkling his blessing over several men sporting swastikas who lower ...
GREECE | KETHEA Blasts Golden Dawn MP

Friday, 2 August 2013, 17:39 | Source: greekreporter.com |

Officials of the drug rehabilitation center KETHEA have condemned recent comments of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn MP Eleni Zaroulia who had disparaged the daughter of Parliament Vice President and SYRIZA MP Yannis Dragasakis, who has prior convictions for narcotics and weapon violations and works for another drug rehabilitation program. KETHEA characterized Zaroulia’s ...
JAPAN | Aso refuses to resign, retire over Nazi gaffe

Friday, 2 August 2013, 17:24 | Source: Japan Times |

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday ruled out stepping down as a Cabinet member or lawmaker for citing Nazi Germany as an example for revising the pacifist Constitution. Brushing aside calls from some opposition Diet members, Aso said he has “no intention to resign.” He retracted ...