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| 500 up and still going strong

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 13:30 |

HOPE not hate's International Newsbrief page has now published 500 articles since its launch on 5 January 2012. During that time, we have posted inter alia the most informative press reports and analysis on the French presidential elections, the racist killings in Toulouse, the National Socialist Underground murder gang in ...
USA | Ahmadinejad and Farrakhan meet in antisemitic hate fest

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 12:58 | Source: Arutz Shiva |

While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly toned down his usual anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric in his annual speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he did not hold back Tuesday evening when the Iranian government hosted what was described as a dinner for "leaders of Abrahamic religions." Among ...
HUNGARY | Hungary far-right party protests communist crimes

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 11:25 | Source: AP |

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party held a march Friday calling on the government to prosecutecommunist-era officials who took part in the repression that followed the defeat of the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. Jobbik politicians and sympathizers marched from the home of a 1950s prosecutor, whose efforts led to the execution of ...
CANADA | Anti-immigrant Greek political party accused of being racist opens Canadian chapter

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 11:17 | Source: National Post |

The Greek political party Golden Dawn has been called a neo-nazi organization. But Canadian supporters who opened a Montreal chapter this month say that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Montreal chapter is one of only two outside Greece. It launched in early September and began to collect food, ...
GREECE | Greek police send crime victims to neo-Nazi 'protectors'

Friday, 28 September 2012, 22:55 | Source: The Guardian |

People hold sacks of potatoes during a food distribution organised by Golden Dawn, in Athens. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed ...
USA | KKK boss convicted on weapons charges

Friday, 28 September 2012, 17:37 | Source: The Big Story |

A Ku Klux Klan leader from North Carolina has been convicted on weapons and explosive charges related to a plot to blow up his county sheriff. A jury convicted Charles Robert Barefoot Jr. of Benson on six felony counts this week, including conspiracy, possession of stolen guns and receipt of ...
GERMANY | NSU Helper May Have Been German Intelligence Informant

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12:40 | Source: Spiegel online |

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has ordered a review of the lastest allegations that suspects aiding a neo-Nazi terror cell may also have been government informants. A man thought to have supplied a murder weapon to a neo-Nazi terror cell may have been a government informant, SPIEGEL has learned. Uncovered ...
SLOVAKIA | Fascist Marián Kotleba plans to "clean up" Romani settlement

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:13 | Source: Romea |

Promoters of the ultra-right People's Party Our Slovakia (Lidová strana Naše Slovensko - LSNS) are planning an event on 29 September to "clean up" the Romani settlement in Krásná Hôrka. The party is inviting people to attend the event through social networks and its website, which claims more than 300 ...
FINLAND | Police mull inquiry into Finns Party candidate’s inflammatory Facebook posts

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:07 | Source: YLE News |

Among the more inflammatory comments allegedly made by the Finns Party standing for election in the southeastern municipality of Kotka was a call for Muslims to be cooked alive. He was also said to have written that it would be “patriotic” to execute Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Finance Minister ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Jewish cemetery in Czech Republic vandalized, 26 tombstones overturned

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:06 | Source: AP |

Unknown vandals have tipped over and broken 26 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the village of Prudice in the southwestern corner of the Czech Republic, police said Wednesday "The vandalism occurred during the last two months. The damage has been evaluated at 100,000 koruna ($5,140)," police spokesman Miroslav Doubek ...
SWEDEN | Swedish killer deemed sane

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:04 | Source: WSJ |

A Swedish man found guilty of a killing spree targeting mainly immigrants in the southern city of Malmo isn't criminally insane, a district court said Wednesday. The assessment, by Sweden's National Board of Forensic Medicine, means 40-year-old Peter Mangs, who has been found guilty of two murders and four attempted ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Far-right DSSS may enter regional assembly next month

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:03 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

The ultra-right Workers' Party of Social Justice (DSSS), successor to the Workers' Party that was banned as extremist and linked to neo-Nazis in 2010, has a chance to enter the Usti regional assembly in the upcoming elections, a fresh public opinion poll has shown. Three weeks before the elections, the ...
FRANCE | French far-right leader calls to ban kippah

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:00 | Source: AFP |

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for a ban on the wearing of Muslim veils and Jewish skullcaps in public, adding to religious tensions sparked by cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, AFP reports. Speaking in an interview with the newspaper Le Monde, Le Pen called for religious ...
SWITZERLAND | Logistical headache : Gypsy tensions magnify culture clash

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 09:58 | Source: Swissinfo |

The spike in the number of Roma gypsies crossing Switzerland and the lack of camping spots have led to tensions with locals. Villages feel they have to fend for themselves, while travellers say they are all being tarred with the same brush. Switzerland has had a very heated summer when ...
POLAND | Polish mall uses Kristallnacht as slogan

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 09:54 | Source: JTA news |

A Polish mall used the term ‘Crystal Night’ as an advertising slogan. “Rob the collection. Crystal Night of shopping,” was the new advertising slogan of Manufaktura Mall in Lodz, which appeared this week on billboards throughout the city. After the intervention of city residents, the company has decided to change ...
GERMANY | Berlin Suspected of Withholding Sensitive Information

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 12:48 | Source: Spiegel online |

DPA The final chapter in the 10-year career of police informant Thomas S. was not particularly auspicious. It lasted all of 10 minutes. Last Sunday, two top officials from the State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA) in Berlin traveled to the eastern German state of Saxony with a ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi extradited to Germany for prison term

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 12:00 | Source: necn.com |

Bavarian prosecutors say a German neo-Nazi who spent seven years on the run until he was captured in Portugal has been extradited to Germany to serve his prison sentence. The Nuremberg-Fuerth prosecutor's office said Wednesday that 54-year-old Gerhard Ittner was flown to Germany on Tuesday and will begin serving his ...
USA | Anonymous attacks Golden Dawn NY’s website

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 11:58 | Source: Salon.com |

After news broke Monday that Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn had opened up an office in New York to garner expat support, it did not take long for Anonymous hackers to get to work bringing down its communications systems. The Twitter account, @YourAnonNews, often used to make announcements for ...
AUSTRIA | Austrians debate what to do with baby Hitler's home

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 12:56 | Source: Reuters |

A suggestion to turn the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born into normal residential space has triggered a debate about how best to use an empty property still packed with historic baggage decades after World War Two ended. The man who became Nazi dictator was born in ...
GREECE | Why are Golden Dawn members the darlings of popular Greek TV shows?

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:43 | Source: The Guardian |

By Aris Chatzistefanou

 Golden Dawn, the neo-Nazi party of Greece, made a rather strange proposal this week: let's create a new public holiday, they said, to commemorate victims of Communist guerrillas at the end of the second world war. By "victims", they mainly refer to the Nazi collaborators who were ...
GERMANY | Far-right German group vows to screen anti-Islam film in Berlin

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:36 | Source: PressTV |

A far-right German group has vowed to screen a US-made anti-Islam film in the capital, Berlin, amid massive anti-US demonstrations across the Muslim world. The Pro Deutschland (Pro Germany) group, run by a former neo-Nazi, announced that it would screen the full-length version of the provocative movie in a cinema ...
POLAND | 'Grotesque Nazi Disneyland' on Site of Hitler's Wolf's Lair Set for Makeover

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:31 | Source: IBTimes |

Third Reich in ruins: Wolf's Lair today A 'grotesque Nazi Disneyland' in Poland on the site of Adolf Hitler's Wolf's Liar bunker is to undergo a makeover. The Polish government's ministry of Culture and National Heritage has stipulated in the latest lease agreement that the site, nestled in the ...
GREECE | Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Opens Office in New York City

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:25 | Source: Arutz Shiva |

Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party (Chrysi Avgi) has set up an office in New York City, in an effort to reach out to Greek citizens living abroad and widen its sphere of influence. The new branch’s website features the party’s logo, which very closely resembles a swastika, across the ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik marchers outnumbered

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:22 | Source: Budapest Times |

Demonstrators and counter- demonstrators assembled in Veszprém on Sunday to mark what would have been the 30th birthday of handball player Marian Cozma, who was killed in the city in February 2009. Cozma, a Romanian who had joined top-ranking club MKB Veszprém in 2006, was stabbed and two team-mates, a ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi pepper sprays Polish WWII survivors

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:19 | Source: thelocal.de |

A neo-Nazi attacked former Third Reich forced labourers and other guests at the inauguration of a memorial near Hamburg on Friday, covering them with pepper spray before being overpowered and arrested. Seven of the Polish delegates, which included elderly survivors of Hitler’s forced labour policies in Poland, needed hospital ...
GREECE | Greece: Two Pakistanis stabbed near demo

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:17 | Source: thenews.com.pk |

Two Pakistani immigrants were in hospital late Saturday (22 September) after being stabbed on the margins of an anti-racism rally on the outskirts of Athens, police said. One of them was said to be in a serious condition. The attack, in the western suburb of Metamorfossi, came after the end ...
NETHERLANDS | Fortuyn's ghost will haunt the Netherlands for a while yet

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:15 | Source: New Statesman |

Today the Dutch Liberals (VVD) and Labour Party (PvdA) will kick off cabinet formation talks in an atmosphere of great expectation. Since voters handed the xeno and europhobic Geert Wilders a drubbing last week, many voices in the Dutchcommentariat have asserted that the country is crawling out of the shadow ...
GERMANY | Court Order: Deutsche Post Must Deliver Far-Right Party Flyers

Monday, 24 September 2012, 18:13 | Source: Spiegel Online |

A German high court has ruled that the country's postal service is required to accept a publication by the xenophobic National Democratic Party. The company had refused to deliver the flyer to households in the Leipzig area. NPD leaders are calling the decision a "victory for free speech." It is ...
GERMANY | Germany Considers Banning 'Innocence of Muslims'

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 11:40 | Source: Hollywood Reporter |

Germany is considering a public screening ban of Sam Bacile's anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims after a far-right political party announced plans to show the film in full for an audience in Berlin. The group Pro Deutschland -- a fringe party with ties to neo-Nazi and other extremist groups -- ...
GREECE | Greece's Golden Dawn party embracing extremist role

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 11:28 | Source: SETimes.com |

Although Greece country suffers through a crushing economic crisis, most citizens are not desperate enough to embrace the hate rhetoric and immigrant-bashing of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. "They have a bad history and violence breeds violence," Athens resident Stavros Petropoulos, 35, told SETimes. "People are in despair, but Golden ...
GERMANY | Berlin police 'lied' over neo-Nazi terror info

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 11:20 | Source: thelocal.de |

The committee investigating how authorities failed to stop a neo-Nazi terror gang allegedly killing ten people while several people who had information about them were paid informants, have called the Berlin police liars. “We always only get the information that we know from other sources must be there,” said ...
RUSSIA | The Participation of nationalists in the "March of Millions-3" in Moscow

Monday, 17 September 2012, 10:23 | Source: SOVA Centre |

On September 15 2012, during the third oppositional march and rally "March of Millions" the nationalists were once again present as in the previous marches. According to estimates made by SOVA Center observers there were around 200 participants in the main nationalist line carrying imperial and neo-pagan flags. The nationalist ...
GERMANY | Far-right German group plans to show anti-Islamic film

Monday, 17 September 2012, 09:47 | Source: The Guardian |

Pro Deutschland posted trailer of Innocence of Muslims on its website and now wants to stage a screening in Berlin A far-right Islamophobic group in Germany has said it wants to screen the anti-Islamic film that has sparked deadly protests across the Muslim world. The Pro Deutschland Citizens' Movement ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn sues minister and police chief

Sunday, 16 September 2012, 15:16 | Source: Athens News |

Golden Dawn parliamentary spokesman Christos Pappas on Wednesday filed a civil suit against Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Dendias and the chief of the Greek Police, Lt Gen Nikos Papagiannopoulos, for slander, "perversion of institutions", and "suppressing legal public actions" with the Supreme Court prosecutor. The party accuses Dendias of ...
GERMANY | German far-right group wants to show anti-Islam film: report

Sunday, 16 September 2012, 00:33 | Source: AFP |

A German far-right group wants to stage a Berlin screening of the provocative anti-Islamic movie that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world, a report said. “For us, it’s a question of art and freedom of expression,” Manfred Rouhs, head of the small “Pro Deutschland” group told weekly news magazine ...
SWEDEN | Sweden Democrat in teen sex crime castration call

Saturday, 15 September 2012, 15:10 | Source: thelocal.se |

The head of a Sweden Democrat party district and member of the party’s election committee used the party's website to call for the castration of four young boys suspected of sexual crimes. The demand was made by Ronny Karlsson in a post published by "Krokom" Sweden Democrats wrote on the ...
GREECE | Sign petition for criminal probe into Golden Dawn nazis

Friday, 14 September 2012, 18:06 | Source: avaaz.org/Hnh |

Sign here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Investigate_the_Golden_Dawn_neoNazi_Party_of_Greece/?fpKnZbb&pv=14 Why this is important 80 years after the rise of Hitler, Greece is slowly slipping into the grip of Nazism – first time ever a neo-nazi party gains 18 seats in the Parliament, immigrants are chased and stabbed, leftists and gays are being beaten by attack ...
GREECE | Slapping Golden Dawn, Hospitals Say Blood for All

Friday, 14 September 2012, 14:32 | Source: Greek Reporter |

Spurning demands by the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that blood collected for hospital donations be given only to Greeks and not immigrants, hospital supervisors in Athens and Thessaloniki said it will go to whoever needs it, including blood from party members. Golden dawn set up stalls in downtown Athens to ...
FRANCE | French writer forced to quit top role over Breivik praise

Friday, 14 September 2012, 14:24 | Source: AFP |

A writer who argued in an essay that Norway deserved mass-killer Anders Breivik has been forced to step down from a prestigious role with top French publishers Gallimard. Richard Millet remains a Gallimard employee, the company stressed Friday, but he will no longer sit on its committee of readers, which ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi gang's TNT man 'talked to cops'

Friday, 14 September 2012, 10:36 | Source: thelocal.de |

The neo-Nazi terror gang accused of ten murders, and whose exposure shocked the country and left authorities scrambling to explain their inaction, got explosives from a police informant, it emerged on Thursday. The 44-year-old man, named only as Thomas S., was a paid informant for the Berlin criminal police (LKA) ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik dubs Gyurcsány hunger strike “phoney” and “hypocritical”; trumps it with hot meal handouts

Friday, 14 September 2012, 10:32 | Souurce: politics.hu |

Former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány’s hunger strike outside Parliament is phoney and hypocritical, Jobbik MP Gergely Farkas said, as Jobbik activists handed out hot soup in the same vicinity on Thursday. Farkas said 160 portions of hot meals were distributed to those “who really need them”. He criticised Gyurcsány’s act ...
NETHERLANDS | How Dutch populist Wilders got it all wrong

Friday, 14 September 2012, 09:45 | Source: Expatica.com |

Dutch populist Geert Wilders seems for once to have misjudged voters after his resounding defeat in the Netherlands election but his political career is far from over, analysts said Thursday. The firebrand anti-Islam leader with the peroxide-bouffant, for years the best known politician outside the country, changed his target to ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian Nationalists to unite in 2013 Election

Friday, 14 September 2012, 09:28 | Source: Novinite |

Bulgarian nationalists are mulling the establishment of a large coalition to tackle the 2013 parliamentary elections. The masterminds of the plan are the leaders of Ataka and VMRO, Volen Siderov and Krasimir Karakachanov. They and the leaders of some smaller formations are going to gather in Sofia on September 22 ...
NETHERLANDS | Geert Wilders' Freedom Party the big loser in Dutch ballot

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 12:47 | Source: Hnh/Alert! |

Jeroen Bosch of Alert! reports from Amsterdam Right-wing populist Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) took a battering in yesterday’s Dutch general election, the fifth in the past ten years. With 95% of the votes counted, the right liberals of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) party, led by ...
NETHERLANDS | Pro-Europe parties lead in Dutch vote - exit polls

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 22:15 | Source: BBC |

Two pro-European centrist parties have taken the lead in the Dutch election while the populist Freedom Party faces heavy losses, exit polls suggest. The centre-right VVD party of outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte is tipped to take one seat more than the centre-left Labour Party led by Diederik Samsom. Both ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn Wants Dictator Metaxas’ Statue in Kefalonia

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 19:58 | Source: Greek Reporter |

The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has visited the island of Kefalonia and asked Mayor Alexandros Parisis to help them restore and preserve the statue of the late Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas which had been dumped in the countryside. According to inkefalonia.gr, when they first found the statue of Metaxas, members ...
GERMANY | Intelligence Agency Tried to Recruit Uwe Mundlos

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 19:57 | Source: Spiegel |

German politicians are outraged at the revelation that the military intelligence agency withheld information about trying to recruit as an informer a man who would later become a member of the neo-Nazi terror cell currently under investigation. Chancellor Merkel has promised that the case will be cleared up. Germany's investigation ...
NETHERLANDS | Dutch seen shunning euro radicals in election

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 18:05 | Source: Reuters |

Mainstream pro-European parties looked set to dominate elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday, dispelling concerns that radical eurosceptics would gain sway in a core euro zone country and push to quit the European Union or flout its budget rules. But the Netherlands is likely to remain an awkward, tough-talking member ...
NORWAY | Oslo police monitor anti-Islam meetings: report

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 09:10 | Source: thelocal.no |

Police investigators have for years been participating in meetings of far-right and anti-immigrant groups and individuals, including Anders Behring Breivik, in order assess the potential for violent attacks, according to a media report. The meetings brought together groups opposed to immigration and Islam and were organized by the website Document.no, ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech Roma helping police by patrolling streets

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 09:06 | Source: Prague Daily News |

Czech Roma have established a patrol helping the police resolve problems caused by local Roma in the town again after nine months, local police chief Jiri Zemanec told CTK Monday. The police have received money till the end of the year for the service of two Roma assistants for crime ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian Police arrest leader of Roma Guard

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 09:04 | Source: Romea |

The Roma Guard (Roma gárda) established by Romani people in the southern Hungarian town of Pécs has found no understanding either from local Romani representatives or from the authorities. News server politics.hu reports today that the commander of the guard has been arrested by police. Ferenc Bagó, otherwise known as ...
NETHERLANDS | Dutch vote headed for pro-Europe coalition

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 15:04 | Source: Expatica.com |

Despite a campaign marked by attacks on Brussels, the leading Dutch parties wound up efforts on Tuesday to sway undecided voters to elect a grudgingly Europe-friendly government. Wednesday's vote is shaping into a battle between current Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal VVD party and rising star Diederick Samsom's centre-left PvdA ...
GREECE | Police deployed outside far-right party HQ

Monday, 10 September 2012, 17:58 | Source: AP |

Police in Athens stopped and searched motorists and pedestrians on Monday outside the headquarters of an extreme right political party after its members attacked immigrant street vendors. The police move came after Golden Dawn party members last week smashed stalls at a church fair in Rafina near Athens and at ...
NETHERLANDS/USA | Conservative US groups helped fund Dutch far right politician: Reports

Monday, 10 September 2012, 17:57 | Source: Today Online.com |

Anti-Islam groups in America have provided financial support to Dutch politician Geert Wilders, an anti-immigration campaigner who is seeking re-election to the Dutch parliament this week. While this is not illegal in the Netherlands, it sheds light on the international connections of Wilders, whose Freedom Party is the least transparent ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian president condemns "anti-Semitic" cartoon

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 15:26 | Source: Reuters |

Austria's president condemned far-right Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache for posting a cartoon on his Facebook page that was widely seen as anti-Semitic, the Austria Press Agency reported on Sunday. Heinz Fischer called it "the low point of political culture, which deserves to be universally and roundly condemned". The cartoon ...
RUSSIA | World without Nazism

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 14:01 | Source: Voice of Russia |

© Collage: Voice of Russia September 9 marks International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Fascism. It is a day of memory of soldiers killed in action on the battlefields of the Second World War, as well as millions of civilians who died in concentration camps and under the ...
GERMANY | Police warn of neo-nazi terror assassins

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 13:51 | Source: thelocal.de |

A secret report from Germany’s police warns of neo-Nazi attacks, even assassination attempts, on foreigners, prominent politicians and police officers. Der Spiegel magazine said on Sunday it had seen the report which said that attacks “should be expected” against foreigners, Jewish institutions and “representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany, ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn assails electronic ID’s for Greeks

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 13:49 | Source: Greek Reporter |

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Dendias, who has vowed to “crush” lawbreakers in the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, has tangled with them again, this time over government plans to issue electronic identification cards. Christos Pappas, one of the 18 Members of the Parliament in seats won by the party in the ...
NETHERLANDS | PVV wrongly claims €13,000 from Brussels for euro report: tv show

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 10:32 | Source: Dutch News |

Geert Wilders anti-immigration PVV, which is campaigning in the current election on an anti-European ticket, wrongly claimed money from Brussels for a report on the euro, according to current affairs show Reporter. Friday night’s broadcast will show how the PVV broke European rules by declaring the costs of the research ...
GREECE | Greek nazis attack immigrant traders

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 10:28 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have destroyed the merchandise stalls of several immigrant traders, prompting condemnation. Golden Dawn currently enjoys 10 percent support in crisis-stricken Greece. Greek authorities on Saturday launched an investigation into attacks by the right-wing extremist party Golden Dawn on immigrant traders in the ...
ESTONIA | Estonian paper uses Buchenwald victims for slimming pills ad

Sunday, 9 September 2012, 10:20 | Source: RT.com |

Exhausted concentration camp torture victims – that is what happy owners of new slim bodies will look like, according to an Estonian newspaper. The paper illustrated an ad for slimming pills with a gloomy photo of prisoners. The cynical inscription near the World War II concentration camp victims. said: “One, ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn rises again, overtakes PASOK

Saturday, 8 September 2012, 13:28 | Source: The Greek Reporter |

Capitalizing on growing social unrest over record unemployment, resentment against immigrants and rising crime, and planned new government austerity measures, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has jumped into third place in popularity among Greek political parties, overtaking the once-dominant PASOK Socialists. According to a Pulse survey, Golden Dawn, which won ...
HUNGARY | Fiore to build alternative European Parliament - he wishes

Friday, 7 September 2012, 10:30 | Source: Hnh |

International fascists gathered in Hungary in mid-July for a prestigious brain-storming session lasting all of 90 minutes at the so-called Boreal Festival. The event brought together. Roberto Fiore (Forza Nuova, Italy)Frano Čirko (HCSP, Croatia)Manuel Canduela (Democracia Nacional, Spain)Witold Tumanowicz (Młodzież Wszechpolska, Poland)Fredrik Becklin (Nordisk Ungdom, Sweden)Olav Torheim (Målmannen, Norway) ...
USA | US blacks fear lingering racism if Obama loses

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 23:06 | Source: Bangkok Post |

Liz Wills remembers the unbelievable feeling when Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2009. Now she looks fearfully at the specter of his defeat by a Republican candidate she sees as gripped by the racist right. "I'm old enough to have seen the 'black' and 'white' signs for ...
GERMANY | Facing possible ban German far-right changes tac

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 15:26 | Source: Seattle Times |

At a rally of Germany's biggest far-right party, skinheads raise fists to nationalist chants and wear T-shirts that skirt the limits of German law: "Enforce National Socialism" reads one; another proclaims the wearer to be "100 percent un-kosher." Some cover illegal neo-Nazi tattoos with masking tape because police are on ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's village of despair -

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 09:41 | Source: bne.eu |

The Hungarian village of Devecser was in the news again in August when it was invaded by a horde of neo-Nazi thugs baying for the blood of the local Roma, less than two years after being hit by a million cubic metres of caustic red sludge from a local aluminium ...
AUSTRIA | Jewish leaders protest after Vienna rabbi reports abuse

Monday, 3 September 2012, 18:03 | Source: Chicago Tribune |

Jewish leaders warned on Monday against what they called creeping tolerance of anti-Semitism in Austria after a rabbi said he was verbally abused by neo-Nazi soccer fans while police stood by doing nothing to stop them.The rabbi said a few fans had shouted "Jews out!" and other abuse and raised ...
ITALY | Mayor defends monument to fascist leader convicted of war crimes

Monday, 3 September 2012, 07:25 | Source:Daily Telegraph |

Fascist commander Field Marshall Rodolfo Graziani was minister for war under dictator Benito Mussolini. Known as the "Butcher of Ethiopia" he was convicted of crimes against humanity following gas attacks on troops in Libya and Ethiopia during colonial wars in the 1920s and 1930s. A decision by the Right-wing council ...
POLAND | Bialystok Court Jails Four for Anti-Semitic Acts

Sunday, 2 September 2012, 21:37 | Source: JTA |

A court in Bialystok, Poland sentenced four young men to a year in prison in part for racism and anti-Semitism. They were jailed for being active members of a group that promotes fascism, and public incitement to hatred on grounds of nationality and religion. “There is no indication that they ...
GREECE | Greece battles wave of racist crime

Sunday, 2 September 2012, 21:32 | Source:iol.co.za |

Greece's public order minister said Sunday that police were grappling with a wave of racism-fuelled crimes, but insisted that wiping out illegal immigration was a matter of “national survival”. As Greece struggles with a fifth year of recession, a crippling economic crisis and harsh austerity measures, the country has recorded ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi attack victims have 'suffered twice'

Saturday, 1 September 2012, 22:55 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

The chairman of the neo-Nazi investigation committee, Sebastian Edathy, met with victims of the 2001 and 2004 bombings in Cologne. The interest of those affected, however, was apparently not so great. They were injured, some seriously. They were suspected of having committed the attacks themselves and they are traumatized. These ...
RUSSIA | Meeting the ultra-nationalist skinheads of Russia

Saturday, 1 September 2012, 19:01 | Source: BBC |

For several months, opposition protests in Russia have given liberal anti-Putin Russians an opportunity to make their feelings heard. However, it is not just liberals who have been out on the streets but other groups too, including far-right nationalists. Over the years I have met some pretty hardened Russian men ...
GERMANY | Dortmund Celebrates Neo-Nazi March Ban

Saturday, 1 September 2012, 18:58 | Source: Getty Images |

Demonstrators carry a banner that reads: "Stop Nazis Together, Dortmund Association Against the Right" while marching to celebrate a court order banning a march by neo-Nazis on September 1, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. The neo-Nazi march would have coincided with Anti-War Day and has been an annual occurence ...
USA | The modern US army: unfit for service?

Saturday, 1 September 2012, 06:20 | Source: Guardian |

Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is more like a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit My journey into the dark underworld of the US military begins on a rainy Tuesday morning in March 2008, with a visit ...
GERMANY | Terrifying rise of the Fourth Reich: Fears Germany is losing its battle with neo-Nazi

Saturday, 1 September 2012, 05:53 | Source: The Mirror |

Seven decades after the downfall of the Third Reich, Germans seem blind to the horrors Thugs: Waving the battle flags of the Kaiser Getty For restaurant owner Uwe Dziuballa, every year from early March the phone calls come with chilling regularity – callers try to book a table for ...