HOPE not hate

Political

World News

GERMANY | Pegida take to Dresden streets - to march against Pegida

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 20:24 | Source: thelocal.de | Source: https://www.thelocal.de/20160927/pegida-take-to-dresden-streets-to-march-against-pegidahttps://www.thelocal.de/20160927/pegida-take-to-dresden-streets

On Monday evening followers of the xenophobic Pegida movement marched in two factions in the capital of Saxony, brandishing fierce accusations of treason against one another. The anti-Islam Pegida movement has been marching every Monday evening in Dresden since their inception almost two years ago. But while it has until this point ...
GERMANY | AfD candidate investigated for selling Nazi-era memorabilia

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 20:05 | Source; Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Authorities said on Thursday they were investigating Rudolf Müller, a top candidate from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), after journalists reported that his antique store in Saarbrücken contained items that possibly violated German law. Both the magazine "Stern" and public broadcaster ARD reported that Müller's shop had sold them money ...
FINLANS | Finns Rally Against Racism, Far-Right Violence

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 20:01 | Source: Newsweek | Click here for original article

Protesters take part in a demonstration against racism and far-right movements in downtown Helsinki, Finland, September 24.ATTILA CSER/REUTERS More than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after the death of a man assaulted during a neo-Nazi rally in the city earlier this month. Following an ...
FRANCE | Far-Right bar in Lille draws protests

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 19:53 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

Hundreds of people have marched in Lille to protest against the opening of a bar and social club run by an Islamophobic and anti-immigrant far-Right youth group in the northern French city. Around 500 protesters, many of them supporters of the far-Left, marched behind banners with slogans such as “No fascists ...
FINLAND | Finland may ban neo-Nazi groups after death of man at far-right protest

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 13:53 | Source: Tell MAMA | Click here for original article

Finland may outlaw neo-Nazi groups after an assault at a far-right protest resulted in a man’s death. Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen will raise the prospect of a ban with the prosecutor general’s office, according to Yle news. But days earlier, Kolehmainen had acknowleged that any ban could prove problematic as members ...
FINLAND | Finnish Neo-Nazi in custody for murder

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 16:43 | Source: iAfrica.com | Click here for original article

A Finnish court on Wednesday remanded in custody a well-known neo-Nazi leader suspected of killing a passer-by during an anti-immigration protest in Helsinki earlier this month. Jesse Torniainen, 26, is accused of kicking 28-year-old passer-by Jimi Karttunen, who spat in the direction of the protesters, in the chest. Karttunen fell and ...
GERMANY | German Centre-Left party wins Berlin State Election, but anti-immigrant group gains seats

Monday, 19 September 2016, 00:26 | Source: WSJ | Click here for original article

The center-left Social Democrats won an election Sunday in the city-state of Berlin, in a vote that propelled an upstart anti-immigrant party in Germany into its 10th state legislature. The Social Democrats, led by Berlin Mayor Michael Müller, finished first with 21.6% of the vote, according to a projection based ...
GERMANY | Merkel's CDU braces for losses in Berlin elections

Sunday, 18 September 2016, 11:22 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Residents in Berlin are voting in state elections that are predicted to deliver a blow to Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats. Voter unease with her refugee policy has led to a surge in support for the populist AfD. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0600 UTC) in the German capital, where some ...
FINLAND | Finnish man dies after being assaulted by neo-Nazis

Saturday, 17 September 2016, 22:18 | Source: Kaivuri | Click here for original article

A Finnish man, Jimi Joonas Karttunen, that was assaulted by neo-Nazis from the Finnish Resistance Movement (FRM) Saturday the 10th of September has died of his injuries. The news was first given by his father Kauko-Vesa Karttunen in a Facebook post on Saturday and the identity of the man has ...
GERMANY | Violent clashes break out between asylum seekers and far-Right protesters in eastern Germany

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 20:19 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

Police officers take a man into custody during a gathering on a square at the Kornmarkt in Bautzen, Germany CREDIT: AP Far-Right protesters blocked an ambulance reaching an injured asylum seeker after violent clashes broke out between the two groups in an east German town. Witnesses in the town of Bautzen described ...
GERMANY | German nationalist leader seeks renewed use of Nazi-era term

Monday, 12 September 2016, 18:12 | Source: ABC News | Click here for original article

A leading member of Alternative for Germany, the nationalist party whose recent elections successes have shaken the country's political system, faced fierce criticism Monday after calling for a racially charged term favored during the Third Reich to be rehabilitated. Party co-chairwoman Frauke Petry said in an interview published Sunday that words ...
HUNGARY | Antisemitic attack in Hungary — Holocaust memorial vandalised

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 19:55 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

The Living Memorial, a grassroots monument in Budapest’s Liberty Square, in memory to the 600,000 victims of the Holocaust in Hungary, was vandalised this weekend, shortly after the neo-Nazi Kuruc.info website published an article threatening to destroy the monument. Photographs displayed at the site were torn and other items of ...
FRANCE | Anti-Gypsyism in France: the shame of the Republic

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 15:31 | Source: HOPE not hate/ |

By Bernard Rorke While the attention of the world media remains focused on the absurd and oppressive “Burkini ban” in France, a recent spike in hate crimes against Roma has gone virtually unnoticed. In three attacks within the last few weeks Roma have been firebombed, threatened and beaten at knifepoint in ...
GERMANY | Merkel's CDU trounced in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Monday, 5 September 2016, 00:14 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Germany's anti-migrant AfD has trumped Chancellor Merkel's CDU in her home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Exit polls put the AfD on 21 percent, her CDU on 19. Premier Sellering's SPD is back with 30.5 percent. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Merkel's home region suffered a stinging backlash Sunday ...
GERMANY | Populist AfD approaches, backs away from neo-Nazi tie-up

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 14:59 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Pre-election hints by Germany's populist AfD that it might back "sensible" motions tabled by the far-right extremist NPD have drawn an outcry. Social Democrats and Greens say AfD rhetoric put it outside democratic norms. Alternative for Germany (AfD) co-chairman Jörg Meuthen, whose party looks set next Sunday to enter Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania's ...