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SWEDEN | Nine more jailed for Stockholm Nazi attack

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:51 | Source: thelocal.se | | Click here for original article

Prison sentences of between three and eight months have been handed down to nine men involved in a neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm in 2013. Swedish courts have already punished fourteen others for their role in the brutal violence. The latest men to be convicted were found guilty of rioting at the ...
CANADA | European anti-Islam group PEGIDA plans debut in Montreal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: CBC | | Click here for original article

A Europe-based anti-Islam, anti-immigration group called PEGIDA is making its Quebec debut this weekend — and local politicians and community members want to tell the group its views aren't welcome in Montreal. PEGIDA Québec members are planning an anti-Islam gathering on the outskirts of Montreal’s Little Maghreb neighbourhood, a largely North ...
FRANCE | Local elections in France, a major setback for the Left.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Jean-Yves Camus in Paris The first round of the local elections at département level – a local government body higher than that of the city and lower than that of the region – took place on 22 March after Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls urged voters to mobilise against what ...
RUSSIA | Vandals paint swastika on Jewish WWII monument in Volgograd

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 17:43 | Source: Moscow Times | | Click here for original article

The memorial to Jewish victims killed during World War II in Volgograd. Vandals have painted a swastika on a memorial to Jewish victims killed during World War II in Volgograd, in an attack that one religious organization said was inspired by a congress of far-right parties held in the country ...
RUSSIA | Wiesenthal Center denounces attempt by Rodina to join forces with Western European neo-nazis and fascists

Monday, 23 March 2015, 17:46 | Source: SWC | | Click here for original article

The Simon Wiesenthal Center today denounced a Russian international conference convened by the Rodina party (the Russian National Patriotic Union) to establish a pan-European movement to lobby for Russia's interests with the participation of West European neo-Nazis and fascists. In a statement issued here by its director of Eastern European Affairs, ...
FRANCE | Sarkozy staves off the French far right

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:33 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

The far-right Front National (FN) party made sweeping gains in the French local elections last night but was beaten into third place nationwide by the centre-right and ruling centre-left. The result was not quite the calamity predicted for the Socialist party of President François Hollande, which – with allies included – ...
RUSSIA | Where's the cash box?

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 19:35 | HOPE not hate |

Nick Griffin quote of the year (so far, at least): "I would very much like to develop a business relationship, mutually beneficial, between myself, my social media operation and Russia," Griffin said. "This is not the same, in any way, as politicians being bought, which is usually done under the counter, ...
RUSSIA | Russian, European Far-Right Parties Converge in St. Petersburg

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 19:29 | Source: Moscow Times | | Click here for original article

High-ranking members of some of Europe's most controversial parties descended on St. Petersburg on Sunday to participate in the first International Russian Conservative Forum, an ultranationalist convention glorifying Russia as a refuge for the world's most marginalized far-right political forces. The forum's speakers collectively ticked off all the boxes of intolerance ...
RUSSIA | Fascist junket in St.Petersburg hosts Nick Griffin

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 12:51 | Source: HOPE not hate |

By Rees Morgan Ex-British National Party boss Nick Griffin is in St Petersburg for a gathering of his new/old nazi friends at a conference hosted by Russia’s far-right Rodina party. The bash, titled “Russian International Conservative Forum” and stuffed full of nazis, antisemites, racists and other extremists takes place, ironically, as Russia ...
RUSSIA | Russian conference on Ukraine to be attended by far right EU parties

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 20:25 | Source: i24news | | Click here for original article

German neo-Nazis will attend Sunday a Russian international conference aimed at raising support from EU far-right parties for Moscow's interests in Ukraine. The Russian Conservative Forum, which will be held in St. Petersburg, will host Udo Voigt, a European MP from the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), alongside representatives ...
FRANCE | Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: The poster-girl of the French far-right is more extreme than her aunt and bigger box office than her grandfather

Friday, 20 March 2015, 19:50 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

A young woman, tall, slender and blonde, greets market-goers in the pretty town of Bollène in the Rhône valley. She wears smart black trousers and a black woollen jacket with big zips on the pockets. She is friendly but shy – not yet a polished, political back-slapper or hand-shaker. She ...
FRANCE | In France, Far Right Surges Ahead of Local Vote

Friday, 20 March 2015, 19:43 | Source: Voice of America | | Click here for original article

Polls indicate France's far-right National Front is neck-and-neck with the main center-right opposition — and far ahead of the ruling Socialist party — ast the country prepares to hold its first-round departmental, or local, elections on Sunday. The country's struggling economy, high unemployment and security concerns following the Paris terror attacks ...
FRANCE | Far-right party fighting for lead in France's weekend vote

Friday, 20 March 2015, 19:38 | Source: yahoo.com | | Click here for original article

Discontented Socialists, frustrated conservatives and an eclectic array of others — from gays to political renegades — could be among those casting ballots for France's far-right National Front in local voting this weekend, elections that promise to solidify leader Marine Le Pen's position as one of the country's leading political ...
USA | How Amazon, PayPal and Spotify fund KKK

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:14 | Source:iol.co.za | | Click here for original article

Counter-Currents.com, a website you probably do not encounter in your standard Internet travels, exists to advance the books of noted neo-Nazis and the creation of an all-white nationalist state. Amazon.com, a site visited by 80 million people daily, exists to sell things. But for the past five years, Amazon and ...
USA | Hate Groups In the US on the decline while California has more than any other state

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 19:22 | Source: IBTimes | | Click here for original article

The number of hate groups in the U.S. seems to be dropping, while California remains home to more such groups than any other state, according to a new report and interactive map published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Of the nation’s 784 hate groups, 57 were active in California ...
FRANCE | French police question 16 men affiliated with banned extreme-right group

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 18:51 | Source: vice.com | | Click here for original article

Police in France are questioning 16 men in connection with a string of offenses committed in the northern French department of Somme between 2012 and 2015. The men are being questioned over allegations of "attempted homicide, violence, theft, reconstituting a combat group, arson and unlawful drug-related activity," accoding toto prosecutor Bernard ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi attacks on Jews far outnumber those by Islamists

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 00:03 | Source:24 News | | Click here for original article

Only several dozens of 1,275 attacks in 2013 were traced to foreigners; right-wing extremists were responsible for 1,218 Amidst fears of radicalization in the Muslim community, recently collected data suggests that 95% of antisemitic attacks in Germany were committed by right-wing extremists. According to figures presented last week to the German ...
GREECE/EUROPE | "Weimar Greece" and the Future of Europe

Monday, 16 March 2015, 16:41 | Source: Huffington Post | | Click here for original article

By Cas Mudde At least since the 2012 parliamentary elections, in both May and June, Greece has been the European country to invoke the most dire predictions for the future. Although far right parties have gained three to four times as much electoral support in other European countries, the roughly 6 ...
DENMARK | Danes of many faiths form human ring around Copenhagen synagogue

Monday, 16 March 2015, 11:55 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Hundreds of Muslims, Jews and Christians formed a human ring outside the synagogue in Copenhagen where a Jewish security guard was fatally shot last month. Organiser Niddal el-Jabr said on Saturday that the idea behind the show of unity was to send a powerful statement that “Jews should be able to ...
SLOVAKIA | Low turnout for Slovak extremist rally

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 17:05 | Source: Prague Post | | Click here for original article

The gathering of the extremist Slovak Community (Slovenská pospolitosť) marking the 76th anniversary of the establishment of the wartime Slovak state, which had been subordinate to Nazi Germany, did not attract very much attention in the center of the capital city today. At the same time, left-wing radicals organized a meeting ...
FRANCE | The resistible rise of Marine Le Pen

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 08:17 | Source: Economist | | Click here for original article

Almost 13 years have passed since the then leader of the Front National (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, shocked the world by reaching the run-off in the presidential election of 2002. The far-right party, now led by his daughter, Marine, came first in last year’s European elections. It is expected to be ...
HUNGARY | Budding toughies

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 17:05 | Source: theeconomist.com | | Click here for original article

THINK of a right-wing Eurosceptic and the image that comes to mind is of an ageing, grumpily xenophobic man. To put it mildly, that is not the whole story. Take Golden Dawn, an ultra-right party in Greece. In January’s election, its showing was strongest among the 18-24 group, with 8.4% of ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik MP's leaked recording exposes party's strategy

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 16:50 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

A recording understood to feature Jobbik MP and deputy speaker of the National Assembly Tamás Sneider describing his connections to the far-right group “Betyársereg” and the party’s tactics of posing as moderate to lure voters has surfaced. The recording was made in the southwestern town of Szekszárd in autumn 2014 ...
LITHUANIA | Jewish Community of Lithuania Issues statement on neo-nazis

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 16:39 | Source: Defendinghistory.com | | Click here for original article

The Jewish Community of Lithuania today issued a statement concerning yesterday’s far-right march for which state powers again allocated the capital’s most prestigious central boulevard and a march route starting at Gediminas’ Hill and the Cathedral, and passing by the offices of the prime minister and government and concluding at ...
FRANCE | Anti-European Front National pays its staff with EU money

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 13:39 | Source: neurope.eu | | Click here for original article

The French Front National seems to have largely benefited from EU funding after listing some 20 assistants as working for the EU Parliament and cashing in their lavish salaries while they are actually working back home in France for the single benefit of the French far-right party. Acting upon a notification ...
SPAIN | Spain's Podemos leader warns that austerity is fueling the rise of the anti-immigration extreme right

Monday, 9 March 2015, 22:34 | Source: UK Business Insider | | Click here for original article

Europe must stop its austerity policies or watch far-right movements continue to grow and pose a real danger to democracy, said Pablo Iglesias, leader of Spain's Podemos party that like Greece's Syriza aims to offer a leftist alternative. In an interview with Reuters, the 36-year-old whose Podemos ('We Can') party is ...
GERMANY | German village's mayor quits over neo-nazi protest permitted outside his home

Monday, 9 March 2015, 22:29 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

The honorary mayor of a village in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt has resigned after neo-Nazis were given permission to demonstrate outside his home over his support of asylum seekers. Markus Nierth, from Tröglitz, said he did not want to expose his family to the slogans of National Democratic party ...
GERMANY | Local politicians feel far-right pressure

Monday, 9 March 2015, 22:26 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

This was one step too far for Markus Nierth, who did not want to subject his family to the "hate-filled slogans of over 100 neo-Nazis" and the armed police who would be present to protect them. Nierth has become a target of the far-right party NPD because of his support for ...
SPAIN | Human Rights Watch slam ‘flawed’ Spanish security Bill

Monday, 9 March 2015, 22:22 | Source: theolivepress | | Click here for original article

HUMAN Rights Watch have called for the Spanish parliament to scrap a draft law on public security. The Bill, nicknamed ‘the gag law’, will place restrictions on protests and freedom of speech as well as coming down on the homeless, sex workers and drug users. The human rights group claim the Bill ...
GREECE | Trial of Greek Far-Right Golden Dawn Party Set for April 20

Monday, 9 March 2015, 22:13 | Source: abcnews | | Click here for original article

The leaders of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party will go on trial for allegedly running a criminal organization on April 20 — the birthday of Adolf Hitler. The trial will be held in a special courtroom inside a maximum-security Athens prison. The 70 defendants include all 18 lawmakers Golden Dawn ...
LITHUANIA | Wiesenthal Center urges Vilnius mayor to cancel nazi march

Friday, 6 March 2015, 17:35 | Source: SWC | | Click here for original article

The Simon Wiesenthal Center today urged Artūras Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, to cancel the upcoming neo-Nazi march scheduled to take place this coming Wednesday, March 11, Lithuanian Independence Day, in the center of the city. In a letter sent today by its chief Nazi-hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center ...
FRANCE/ITALY | Le Pen red faced after video support for neo-fascists

Friday, 6 March 2015, 16:40 | Source: thelocal.fr | | Click here for original article

Marine Le Pen, always so careful not to associate with the wrong kind of folk, had some explaining to do on Friday after sending a video message to a rally where neo-fascists and anti-Islam campaigners from Pegida were present. Le Pen has been desperate to try to clean up the image ...
GERMANY | "Intolerable" neo-nazi protest at NSU trial

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 14:30 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

The group of 10 mostly young men and one woman planned their demonstration for what was meant to be the first day of court proceedings following Wohlleben's 40th birthday last Friday, which the suspect celebrated in prison. In their eyes, the trial of right-wing extremist members of the National Socialist Underground ...
FRANCE | Poll gives France's far-right National Front party boost ahead of regional vote

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 21:43 | Source: Franc24.com | | Click here for original article

© AFP | French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to the media More than a third of French voters believe the country’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen “embodies French republican values”, according to a shock poll for left-leaning newspaper Libération published just weeks before key regional elections. The survey published ...
ITALY | Meet the Most Dangerous Man in Italy

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 21:26 | Source: thedailybeast.com | | Click here for original article

Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right Northern League, donned a black shirt to address an angry crowd in Rome this weekend—and his popularity is soaring. The message was lost on no one when Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s xenophobic Northern League, slid a black T-shirt over his button-down white ...
GERMANY | Dresden asylum camp cleared after attack radical pegida members and neo nazis

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 16:01 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

Local authorities had originally planned to clear the refugee camp, which had been set up on Saturday, by Monday evening. The administrative court of Dresden successfully filed an appeal, however, which appeared to fuel an attack on Monday night by radical members of PEGIDA and neo-Nazis. Following the usual rally held ...
GREECE | Neo-nazis vandalize Pavlos Fyssas memorial in Keratsini

Monday, 2 March 2015, 14:22 | Source: Greek Reporter | | Click here for original article

The memorial of anti-fascist activist and rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who has been assassinated by extreme right, xenophobic Golden Dawn member Giorgos Roupakias in September 2013, has been defaced by unknown individuals on Wednesday night. The local memorial, erected on the spot where Fyssas was killed in the Keratsini district of ...
ESTONIA | Members of Swedish neo-nazi group spotted at Estonian torch-lit march

Monday, 2 March 2015, 14:16 | Source: sputniknews.com | | Click here for original article

A torch-lit march held by the youth wing of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia was attended by a Swedish white nationalist organization, despite organizers' claims that the event had 'no connection fascist radicalism'. Members of the Swedish neo-Nazi youth organization Nordisk Ungdom ('Nordic Youth') took part in a torch-lit ...
SWEDEN | Swedes place handbags on statues to protest scrapping of anti-Nazi tribute

Monday, 2 March 2015, 14:08 | Source: i24news | | Click here for original article

Town council of Växjö upset Swedes by cancelling plans to erect statue to woman who hit skinhead Swedes across the country have begun an unusual trend, spreading throughout the city's squares and landmarks and easily going viral on Twitter: they are placing handbags on statues. This seemingly odd choice is actually a ...