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HUNGARY | Migrants crisis: Hungary police use tear gas at protest

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:43 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

Most of the migrants are heading for Western Europe, especially Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting a shelter for asylum seekers after it became the focus of violent anti-immigrant demonstrations. Mrs Merkel, who condemned the protests as "repulsive", is expected to meet residents of the centre in Heidenau. Record numbers Germany expects ...
HUNGARY | Migrants cut through border fence again

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 21:10 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

A desperate group of asylum-seekers cut through the temporary security border fence on Hungary’s border with Serbia once again last night, this time near to the border settlement of Röszke, according to information obtained by the public news channel M1. The migrants throw their bags and packs over the fence ...
GERMANY | Merkel condemns neo-Nazi riots outside refugee shelter

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 09:49 | Source: AP | | Click here for original article

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday has condemned the neo-Nazi riots outside a refugee shelter in eastern Germany, calling the attacks and those Germans who stood by watching them "shameful." Dozens of police were injured when a far-right mob hurled bottles and fireworks at officers trying to ensure asylum seekers could ...
GERMANY | Neo-nazis urinate on children in Berlin train

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 09:46 | Source: thelcal.de | | Click here for original article

Two neo-Nazis racially abused a woman and her two children on a Berlin city train this weekend before urinating on them, police said on Monday. The woman and her two children – aged around five and 15 – were travelling on the city's ring line at around 9:45pm on Saturday ...
GERMANY | German politicians vow decisive action following Heidenau clashes

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 23:40 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

German politicians from across the political spectrum on Sunday condemned violence against refugees after a second night of far-right riots outside an asylum-seeker home in the town of Heidenau in the eastern German state of Saxony. The premier of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, who belongs to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ...
FRANCE | Le Pen vows to fight expulsion from the National Front

Friday, 21 August 2015, 10:47 | Source: FT | | Click here for original article

©Magalie Delporte Veteran French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday vowed to fight his expulosion from the far-right National Front party, accusing his daughter, the party’s leader, of orchestrating his political death. The FN’s executive committee late on Thursday voted to oust the 87-year-old as part of an attempted makeover as daughter ...
SWEDEN | Sweden swings far-right

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 13:24 | Source:Politico.eu | | Click here for original article

The anti-immigration, far-right Sweden Democrats are now the country’s most popular party, according to a poll published Thursday. Pollster YouGov put the party’s support at 25.2 percent, ahead of 23.4 percent for the governing Social Democrats and 21 percent for the center-right Moderates. However, YouGov’s method of polling 1,527 participants chosen from ...
NORWAY | Norway grilled over hate crimes

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 12:37 | Source: newsinenglish.no | | Click here for original article

Just as three Norwegian and British men went on trial Tuesday, accused of hate crimes against two Muslim men in Oslo, Norwegian government minister Solveig Horne was being grilled by a UN committee in Geneva over the country’s failure to better combat such crimes and racism. The trial itself is ...
GERMANY | Germany unnerved by scores of xenophobic attacks against refugees

Monday, 17 August 2015, 19:43 | Source: Washington Post |

In a gesture of German goodwill, the administration in this medieval city leased a newly renovated apartment building here to humanely — even comfortably — house dozens of desperate ­asylum-seekers. The newcomers from Syria and other war-ravaged nations would enjoy freshly redone floors, cute balconies and shiny, modern appliances in ...
CROATIA | Vukovar officials recorded singing fascist song

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:26 | Source:B92.net | | Click here for original article

The deputy mayor of the town of Vukovar in Croatia, Marijan Pavlicek, and City Council President Igor Gavric are shown in a video singing an Ustasha song. (Image made from video) The Ustasha regime was in power in the WW2-era Nazi-allied entity the Independent State of Croatia (NDH). They ran death ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's future: anti-immigration, anti-multiculturalism and anti-Roma?

Friday, 14 August 2015, 09:48 | Source: Open Democracy | | Click here for original article

Hungary’s prime minister believes Hungary cannot cope with immigration as it has no experience of ‘multiculturalism’ - but Hungary must face up to its past and its future as a diverse nation. Hungary has recently passed new legislation tightening asylum rules and is now building a border fence along the ...
HUNGARY | Érpatak: a Hungarian town living under far-right terror

Friday, 14 August 2015, 09:36 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | | Click here for original article

I imagine that most of our readers have not been to, and perhaps never even heard of the northeastern Hungarian town of Érpatak (population: 1,700). The small town is run by far-right mayor Mihály Zoltán Orosz, who made a national name for himself by causing a scene at last year’s ...
GERMANY | German Know-Nothings Today

Friday, 14 August 2015, 09:21 | Source: counterpunch.org | | Click here for original article

“I don’t know.” Those words, often repeated 160-odd years ago in the USA, earned the gang of those using them the nickname “Know Nothing Party”. Those were no expressions of intellectual modesty; party doings were secret, so members were not supposed to disclose anything about them, but just say “I ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazi football team Ostelbien to be kicked out of local league

Friday, 14 August 2015, 09:07 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

The German football league has finally moved to get rid of one of its most infamous members. FC Ostelbien Dornburg, founded in the far-right scene, has become renowned for assaulting opposing players and referees. It has long been public knowledge that FC Ostelbien Dornburg was a predominantly neo-Nazi outfit, but the ...
GERMANY | Guests drive neo-Nazi from Munich beer garden

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 16:53 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

The presence of a neo-Nazi did not sit well with some guests at a beer garden, who decided he didn’t belong among the other customers. Neo-Nazi Philip Hasselbach was sitting with friends at Königlicher Hirschgarten in Munich over the weekend when fellow patrons started to get agitated about him being there. A ...
GERMANY | German TV stirs debate with 'refugees welcome, racists not' appeal

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 07:44 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

A popular German television presenter has prompted a heated public debate about a large influx of refugees into the country by making a prime-time appeal to Germans to stand up to racists who incite violence against the newcomers. A record 450,000 refugees fleeing conflicts and poverty in the Middle East, Africa ...
GERMANY | (Former) German minister compares attacks on asylum seekers to his childhood under Nazis

Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:24 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

A former foreign minister for Germany has compared attacks on asylum-seekers in the country to his childhood under the Nazis. Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who served as foreign minister between 1974 and 1992, said a recent spate of violence directed against migrants reminded him of attacks on Jews in the early years ...
GERMANY | German Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for “Hooligans against Salafists” Riots

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 09:17 | Source: LA Herald Tribune | | Click here for original article

A court in the German city of Cologne has sentenced a German man to three years in prison for his involvement in last October’s riots that broke out during an anti-Islamic extremism rally organized by a far-right group under the slogan, “Hooligans against Salafists.”When announcing the guilty verdict, the judge ...
ISRAEL | Jewish far-right activist jailed in crackdown on 'Hebrew neo-Nazis'

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 09:15 | Source: IBT | | Click here for original article

Israel has jailed a right-wing Jewish activist amidst an unprecedented crackdown on extremist Jews in the wake of the murder of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha in the West Bank and the fatal stabbing of a teenager at a gay pride rally last week. It marks one of the first ...
JAPAN | Japan revisionists deny WW2 sex slave atrocities

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 09:59 | Source:BBC | | Click here for original article

Seventy years after the end of World War Two, the voices of revisionism in Japan are growing stronger and moving into the mainstream, particularly on the issue of comfort women, who were women forced to be sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during the war. One of the most eloquent voices of ...