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GERMANY | Invasion of the eco-nazis

Friday, 17 April 2015, 16:45 | Source: Jewish Chronicle | | Click here for original article

German Nationalists are settling villages and towns in Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in order to spread their hateful ideology among local communities. With the recent rise of Pegida, an openly xenophobic movement, and the extreme-right Alternative for Germany party, the phenomenon of supremacists settling in former East Germany is attracting ...
AUSTRIA | Police id four suspects in Pegida demo Nazi salutes

Friday, 17 April 2015, 16:40 | Source: thelocal.at | | Click here for original article

A further seven charges have been made against unknown suspects, in figures provided by Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) following a parliamentary question submitted by Justice spokesman for the Grüne party Albert Steinhauser. Around 200 sympathisers of the German "anti-Islamisation" group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) ...
FRANCE | Marion Marechal-Le Pen: the young face of France's far right

Friday, 17 April 2015, 16:37 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Even more rightwing and socially conservative than her aunt Marine, Maréchal-Le Pen’s ferocity has shocked rivals and won her legions of admirers Jean-Marie Le Pen is kissed by his granddaughter Marion. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters Maréchal-Le Pen, the 25-year-old star of the far-right Front National, went on to rouse her cheering party ...
HUNGARY | "There Is no limit to Jobbik's expansion": Does Hungary's future belong to the far right?

Friday, 17 April 2015, 16:36 | Source: vice.com | | Click here for original article

It has been denounced by opponents as a stain on Hungary, an alarming reflection of rising nationalism and xenophobic sentiment. But to far right party Jobbik, the victory of its first ever directly elected parliamentarian is a sign that it is the movement of the future. Jobbik candidate Lajos Rig narrowly ...
GREECE | Holocaust shadow still looms over Thessaloniki

Friday, 17 April 2015, 16:21 | Source: Haaretz | | Click here for original article

The Holocaust exists in my mind as something that happened – past tense. But in Thessaloniki, Greece, where I lived for the past month as a U.S. Fulbright Specialist, I found the Holocaust to be extant – a topic of daily conversation, an event still traceable in the landscape of ...
USA | North Carolina college shooting being investigated as a possible hate crime

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:55 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

The shooting on a North Carolina college campus that left one man dead is now being investigated as a possible hate crime, according to police. Ron Lane, the 44-year-old director of the print shop at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina, allegedly was killed on the campus on Monday by ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik's programme could bankrupt Hungarian state, newspaper claims

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:47 | Source: HungaryToday | | Click here for original article

The business daily Világgazdaság has claimed that the implementation of the radical nationalist Jobbik party’s programme could bankrupt the Hungarian state, causing a deep recession and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs. The authors add that the country may also exit the European Union if the party rises ...
ITALY | Revealed: the Italians who worship Mussolini

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:40 | Source: thelocal.it | | Click here for original article

Photo: Angela Giuffrida He muzzled the press, sent Jews to death camps and led Italy to defeat. So why do some Italians openly idolize Mussolini 70 years after his death, asks Angela Giuffrida.Andreina climbs a ladder so that she can reach the high shelf where a dozen or so dusty bottles ...
HUNGARY | Jews march in memory of Holocaust

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:33 | Source: IOL | | Click here for original article

Thousands of people joined Hungary's annual “March of Life” on Sunday commemorating the Holocaust, as World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder denounced the country's surging far-right Jobbik party as “extremist”. Over 10 000 people took part in the march. “The march is for all those people, family members, relatives, ...
GERMANY/NETHERLANDS | German minister of Turkish origin receives death threats telling her to leave the country

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:26 | Source: Daily Sabah | | Click here for original article

Federal Immigration and Integration Minister of Germany, Aydan Özoğuz has revealed that she is receiving death threats.The minister from the Social Democrats of Grand Coalition, Özoğuz, stated in an interview to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that she is receiving death threats every day, and that they've become part of ...
GERMANY/NETHERLANDS | Dutch populist Wilders mocks Merkel at German PEGIDA rally

Friday, 17 April 2015, 15:24 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders attempted on Monday to boost the German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA with a speech that mocked Chancellor Angela Merkel for saying Muslims "belong to Germany, but the demonstration failed to draw huge crowds. Wilders offered to take Merkel back to the Netherlands with him, provoking chants of ...
SOUTH AFRICA | South Africa shops looted despite Zuma call for peace

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:49 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

Foreign-owned shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted in eastern Johannesburg, the latest in a series of xenophobic attacks. Police said about 200 foreigners took refuge at a police station, and 12 people were arrested over the attacks. The violence comes despite Thursday's rally against xenophobia in the coastal city ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's Jobbik drops some hardline policies in push for power

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:00 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

Hungary's Jobbik party will leave behind its far-right origins, keep the country in the European Union and come to terms with foreign investors as it sets its sights on government, its leader said on Tuesday. Jobbik, condemned throughout Europe as anti-Semitic and racist, is now the strongest opposition party in ...
SERBIA | EXCLUSIVE: Serbian PM’s son – active fascist thug

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 22:34 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Anti-fascists expose PM Aleksandar Vučić’s son’s nazi activism By Brko Serdar in Novi Sad Former ultra-nationalist radical, now turned neo-liberal pro-EU prime minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić has gone undergone a long poltical trajectory. Recent months, however, have seen rumours have been surrounding his 17-year old-son Danilo, accusing him of violent behaviour and ...
FRANCE | France's Jean-Marie Le Pen "pulls out of poll"

Monday, 13 April 2015, 15:04 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

The founder of the French National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has said he is pulling out of regional elections amid a row with his daughter. Marine Le Pen, who now leads the far-right party, condemned her father for his recently repeated claims Nazi gas chambers were a "detail of history He told ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's far-right Jobbik party wins key seat

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:35 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

The far-right Jobbik party in Hungary has won its first ever individual constituency seat in parliament. It took the Tapolca seat with a majority of just under 300 votes. Jobbik looks set to present a major challenge to the governing Fidesz party in parliamentary elections due in three years' time. Correspondents say the ...
UKRAINE | Ukrainian parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with Nazis

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 22:27 | Source: Jerusalem Post | | Click here for original article

Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, Ukraine’s parliament has extended official recognition to a nationalist militia that collaborated with the Germans during the Second World War. According to a bill passed by the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, an ultra-nationalist faction that sought to establish ...
FRANCE | France's far-right leading family is a mess of amazing gossip right now

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 21:34 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

Family ties are looking a little strained within the father-and-daughter team heading up France’s radical right-wing. “Marine Le Pen wants me dead,” Jean-Marie Le Pen, the 86-year-old founder and honorary president of the National Front party, said Thursday in Paris. Daughter Marine Le Pen has run the party since her father stepped ...
GREECE | Residents around Greek prison dread trial of neo-Nazis

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 21:19 | Source: interaksyon.com | | Click here for original article

They have learned to live with over 2,000 prisoners on their doorstep, some of them notorious extremists and hardened killers. But for those with homes and businesses situated beneath the high walls of the Korydallos prison, the country's leading correctional facility, hosting Greece's biggest trial in over a decade is too ...
NETHERLANDS | Nazi chants at Dutch soccer game expose an ugly blot on ‘the beautiful game’

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 21:17 | Source Washington Post | | Click here for original article

The Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and Ajax Amsterdam held at Stadion Galgenwaard on April 5 in Utrecht, Netherlands. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) It was a beautiful day for soccer in the Dutch town of Utrecht. Spring sunshine filled the stadium as the local team, FC Utrecht, kicked off against perennial ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik MP Investigated for Holocaust Denial after claiming that Nazi mass-murder was a “hoax”

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 21:11 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

The public prosecutor’s investigative office has ordered an investigation into Holocaust denial allegedly committed by Gergely Kulcsár an MP for the radical nationalist Jobbik party, the state news channel M1 has reported. According to the television channel, the opposition politician has been taken to court by a private individual after he ...
UKRAINE | Ukranian Parliament bans communist symbols and legitimises nazi-collaborators

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 20:50 | Source:Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance | | Click here for original article

On April 9, the Ukranian Rada passed 4 pieces of legislation submitted by the government, which ban all symbols and propaganda of Communism. After the law comes into effect, any monuments for Communist figures which have not already been destroyed by fascist thugs in the last few months must be ...
ITALY | Lazio earned its fascist reputation, but it has since devolved into stereotypes

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 20:42 | Source:Fusion.net | | Click here for original article

The crest of S.S. Lazio depicts a golden eagle, wings outstretched, grasping a blue-and-white-striped club badge in its talons. The eagle looks a little ferocious, as many mascots are wont to do. Still, its steely glare shouldn’t provoke such loathing – yet this misunderstood avian has managed to become a ...
GERMANY | Fight racist demons, top EU lawmaker says at Nazi camp ceremony

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 20:29 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

The head of the European Parliament implored citizens to fight the "demons" of racism and anti-Semitism that still haunt Europe in a speech to mark the liberation of Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp 70 years ago. Buchenwald, near the city of Weimar, was the biggest concentration camp on German soil. Set ...
RUSSIA | Russian football fans wave Nazi signs during match, spark early concerns about FIFA 2018

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 14:09 | Source: Shalom Life | | Click here for original article

It seems like all over the world, somebody's been feeding football fans water laced with anti-Semitism this week, Bosnians in Vienna shouting "Kill the Jews" to Dutch fans in Amsterdam chanting as, Jews to the Gas." "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas." And now this. Soccer fans in Russia better get ...
FRANCE | French far-right leader wants father out of local polls

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 13:58 | Source: Aljazeera.com | | Click here for original article

The leader of France's far-right National Front has declared that she will oppose the candidacy of her father, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, in upcoming local elections in southern France. In a statement on Wednesday, Marine Le Pen said she will quickly convene the party's executive bureau to seek "means ...
SPAIN | Spain jails seven jihadists suspected of planning to bomb Jewish bookstore

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 13:22 | Source: Haaretz.com | | Click here for original article

An investigative judge has jailed seven suspected jihadists in a case involving alleged discussions about targeting a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona. Other potential targets of the group included synagogues and public buildings in the Catalonia region, the magistrate said in a report after receiving information from prosecutors. The cell also planned to ...
FRANCE | Oedipus vexed: The Le Pens go to war—with each other

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 14:16 | Source: Economist | | Click here for original article

A DYNASTIC political psychodrama is playing out in France. Yesterday Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front (FN), broke with her father and the movement’s founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, accusing him of “political suicide”. Besides exposing the intrigue of a family feud that spans three generations of the ...
AUSTRIA | Neo-Nazis disrupt lecture in Vienna museum

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 13:08 | Source: thelocal.at | | Click here for original article

Zygmunt Bauman. Photo: Forumlitfest A lecture by the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman at the Wien Museum on Vienna’s Karlsplatz was briefly disrupted by a crowd of Polish nationalists shouting anti-Semitic and anti-Communist slogans on Wednesday evening. The group of between 10 and 15 young men are believed to be Polish nationals. They ...
SPANISH STATE | Xavier Vinader 1947-2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 01:41 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Campaigning Spanish anti-fascist writer Xavier Vinader has died, aged 68, in Barcelona. A courageous anti-fascist and first class journalist, Xavier covered, on the spot, numerous conflicts, ranging from Afghanistan to the Portuguese Revolution that overthrew Salazar’s fascist dictatorship in 1974. Later, he reported extensively on the murderous activities of the extreme right ...
MONGOLIA | Neo-nazis Attack Chinese tourists in Mongolia

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 00:06 | Source:travelpulse.com | | Click here for original article

A recent attack on Chinese tourists in Mongolia by neo-Nazi group Khukh Mongol (Blue Mongolia) got the attention of top Mongolian officials after pictures and video of the assault spread on the web, Xinhuanet reported. A number of neo-Nazi groups have formed in Mongolia recently, advocating ultranationalism and anti-foreigner sentiments. The ...
FRANCE | France's far-right Le Pen splits publicly with father in political family feud

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 21:00 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

The bitter feud between the leader of France's far-right National Front (FN), Marine Le Pen, and her father, the founder of the party, came to the foreground on Wednesday as the younger Le Pen openly split from 86-year-old Jean-Marie. Marine Le Pen, who has steered the party to electoral successes ...
UKRAINE | Tension over rise of nationalist Yarosh

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:52 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

A Right Sector march in Kiev in February honoured fallen comrades who fought in the east The recent appointment of a nationalist leader, Dmytro Yarosh, to a high military position in Ukraine has sparked controversy. In Russia he has become a focus of accusations that "fascists" and extremists control the government in ...
JAPAN | 'No consensus' in Japan about wartime past

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:38 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

Even almost seven decades after the end of the World War II, Japan continues to be accused by neighboring countries such as China and South Korea of not being earnest about accepting its wartime past and expressing remorse. With his attempts to re-interpret Japan's post-war pacifist constitution and a more nationalistic ...
AUSTRALIA | Australian Jewish Communal Lobby slammed

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:29 | Source: Jewishnews.au | | Click here for original article

A group calling itself the Australian Jewish Communal Lobby (AJCL) has been slammed by community leaders and has apologised for offering to fund the legal defence of people arrested at the Reclaim Australia rallies on the weekend. The Sydney-based group, which refuses to reveal who is on its board, was condemned ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazis plot to win over small villages in Germany through settlers

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:26 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

Neo-Nazis who refer to themselves as “Nationalist settlers” are reportedly occupying small villages that they believe will be susceptible to their influence in Eastern Germany. As reported in The Times, members of the political movement are reportedly taking on jobs such as farming and midwifery in areas such as Lower Saxony ...
HUNGARY | Why hate party Jobbik is surging

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 20:08 | Source: Jewish Chronicle | | Click here for original article

Among the most closely examined morbid symptoms of growing European antisemitism is the Hungarian political party Jobbik. The party's arrival as Hungary's second largest political party has brought it extra scrutiny. And despite much international handwringing, the party's popularity is growing - according to some polls by as much as 50 ...
FRANCE | Breaking News: French National Front founder Le Pen says daughter betrayed him

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 22:40 | Source: channelnewsasia.com/news | | Click here for original article

French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has accused his successor and daughter Marine of betrayal over her criticism of comments for which he was convicted of inciting racial hatred, and insisted he would run in regional elections this year. His remarks, made in an interview with a far-right newspaper, could ...
GERMANY | German neo-Nazis 'threaten to behead MP after arson attack at refugee centre' in Tröglitz

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:42 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

German neo-Nazis were suspected of being behind threats to “behead” a conservative politician for continuing to back a controversial refugee housing project today, less than 48 hours after a village building earmarked for the scheme was set ablaze by unknown assailants. Christian Democrat politician Götz Ulrich, from the east German ...
FRANCE | France's Le Pen angry at father for defending 'gas chamber' comment

Monday, 6 April 2015, 18:48 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

Tensions between French National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie worsened on Thursday as the 86-year-old founder of the far-right party defen-ded having described Nazi gas chambers as a "detail of history". Since taking over from her father in 2011, Marine Le Pen has tried to rid the ...
GERMANY | Talk of banning far-right party heats up in Germany, after Tröglitz refugee home attack

Monday, 6 April 2015, 18:41 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

It is a seemingly endless source of controversy: the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), a far-right group purportedly behind recent protests in Tröglitz. DW looks at a running attempt to have the party banned. Former Tröglitz mayor Markus Nierth, who during his tenure espoused and actively fought for open-mindedness with ...
GERMANY | "The seeds of neo-Nazism are germinating," says Tröglitz ex-mayor after arson attack

Monday, 6 April 2015, 18:30 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

Police in Saxony-Anhalt have confirmed that an outbreak of fire at a housing complex in Tröglitz was arson. Evidence could be found that the house had been broken into, and that a form of lighter fluid had been used to ignite the roof structure. For Markus Nierth, former mayor of ...
GERMANY | Arson suspected in refugee shelter blaze

Monday, 6 April 2015, 18:18 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

A fire broke out early Saturday morning in a building that was to house asylum-seekers in the town of Tröglitz in Sachsen-Anhalt. Investigators strongly suspect arson. The fire follows weeks of protests against the shelter by the far-right NPD party. According to officials, one or more people broke into the ...
GERMANY | Anti-Islam group PEGIDA invites far-right figure Geert Wilders to rally

Monday, 6 April 2015, 18:13 | Source euronews.com | | Click here for original article

It is attracting fewer demonstrators than in the past, but the German anti-Islam group PEGIDA is making new attempts to revive itself. Several hundred turned out on Monday for a new protest rally in Dresden; only a fraction of the thousands hoped for. But organisers say the extreme-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders ...
AUSTRALIA | Protesters face-off in Sydney

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:37 | Source: 9News.com | | Click here for original article

On either end of Martin Place, separated by a wall of police, anti-racist and anti-Islam protesters have faced off near the scene of last year's Lindt Cafe siege. On the lower end braving the rain on Saturday were vocal supporters of Reclaim Australia, a group pushing nationwide rallies against "sharia law, ...
HUNGARY | Weakness of others strengthens Jobbik

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:35 | Source: Budapest Times | | Click here for original article

Jobbik is breathing down the neck of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party. According to the latest from research institute Ipsos, the radical-right party has 18% support among voters compared with Fidesz’s 21%. In February Jobbik had 16%. Ipsos says Jobbik may be able to increase its voting ...
HUNGARY | Hungary Today European Anti-Fraud office investigates Jobbik Members of European Parliament

Friday, 3 April 2015, 12:45 | Source:Politics.hu | | Click here for original article

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has launched an investigation against radical nationalist Jobbik MEP Béla Kovács and former MEP Csanád Szegedi on suspicion of abuse of funds and fraud, the news portal Origo reported. OLAF suspects that the MEPs abused funds available for employing interns and assistants. They had access to ...
CANADA | PEGIDA cancels anti-Islam demonstration in Montreal

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 16:03 | Source: Montreal Gazette | | Click here for original article

About 15 supporters of the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam group that was founded in Germany and recently saw a branch open in Quebec were said to have shown up at a demonstration the group had organized in an east-end neighbourhood known as Little Maghreb on Saturday afternoon. They were hard to detect among ...
GREECE | Greek anti-racists pledge 'watch' on neo-Nazi trial

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 15:49 | Source: Kathimerini | | Click here for original article

Greek anti-racism groups on Thursday said they would offer daily coverage of the landmark trial of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn this month to raise awareness of the group’s alleged crimes. Entitled Golden Dawn Watch, the initiative will use accredited journalists and qualified lawyers to cover and provide analysis of the trial ...
FRANCE | Franco-German couple publish memoirs of Nazi-hunting years

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:43 | Source: Expatica France | | Click here for original article

France's most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, this week launched their "Memoirs" about their decades spent tracking down Hitler's henchmen and dragging them out of hiding into the public glare. The book, published in France to a flurry of media attention, recounts how Klarsfeld, a Jew ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian party seeks to shed Nazi image

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:40 | Source: Chicago Tribune | | Click here for original article

The Jobbik party is seeking to tone down its radical rhetoric and appeal to a broader voter base, its leader said, after a surge in popularity put it close behind Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz. Criticized by human rights groups for anti-Roma, anti- Semitic, pro-Russian and anti-European Union messages, Jobbik may ...
HUNGARY | Antisemitism declines in Hungary, survey finds

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:37 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

Anti-Semitism declined in Hungary from 38 per cent of the total population in 2013 to 31 per cent in 2014, a survey conducted by the pollster Medián has found. While the level of education or financial situation do not affect anti-Semitism in society, two-thirds of voters supporting the radical nationalist Jobbik ...