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RUSSIA | Court Rules Songs by Russian Metal Bands Are "Extremist"

Monday, 25 May 2015, 14:32 | Source: Moscow Times | | Click here for original article

A court in Russia's Far East said Monday that it had found signs of "violence and intolerance" in songs by two Russian metal bands and that it has asked the Justice Ministry to include the tracks on a federal list of extremist materials. The Blagoveshchensk City Court agreed with prosecutors that ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's prime minister laughably crusades against immigrants the country does not have

Monday, 25 May 2015, 09:15 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

Signs that Budapest is being swamped by immigrants aren't that easy to find. There's a scattering of Chinese-run discount stores and an upscale Syrian cafe a couple of blocks from the Danube where besuited Middle Eastern businessmen sip cardamon-scented coffee with their baklava. You see the occasional black or brown face in ...
SPAIN | Indignados out to conquer city halls after elections success

Monday, 25 May 2015, 01:08 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Spain’s indignados made the move from city squares to the halls of power on Sunday, in municipal and regional elections that saw an anti-poverty activist elected as mayor of Barcelona and the ruling People’s party battered at the ballot box. Ada Colau, the 41-year-old anti-eviction activist who leads Barcelona En Comú, ...
POLAND | President concedes defeat as he falls behind in election exit poll

Monday, 25 May 2015, 01:05 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Poland’s president, Bronisław Komorowski, has conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election after an exit poll shows him trailing his rival Andrzej Duda by six percentage points. If the results are borne out, Poland will replace its conservative head of state with the more rightwing and previously little-known Law and Justice ...
DENMARK | Danish festival overrun by hate merchants

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:55 | Source: HOPE not hate/Danish sources |

Top fascist and Islamophobic extremists are being given star billing at a free speech fest on Denmark’s scenic Baltic island of Bornholm. The event, the so-called “People's Meeting”, will take place from 11 to 15 June at Allinge. Among those apparently invited are: • Dutch anti-immigrant populist Islamophobe Geert Wilders • Former Greek army ...
UKRAINE | Vladimir Putin calls Ukraine fascist and country's new law helps make his case

Friday, 15 May 2015, 09:31 | Source: Reuters (Blog) | | Click here for original article

A member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) waits to depart to the frontline in eastern Ukraine, in central Kiev, March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich The draft law — which is now on President Petro Poroshenko’s desk awaiting his signature — recognizes a series of Ukrainian political and military organizations ...
HUNGARY | Hungary heads to the right

Friday, 15 May 2015, 00:50 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

Even right-wing media outlets were upset when the leading conservative news platform mandiner.hu ran the headline: "We have never hated foreigners this much." The impetus for the headline was a new poll on xenophobia and racism published by Tarki, an opinion research institute in Budapest. Both of these issues are more ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's Jobbik builds far-right media empire

Friday, 15 May 2015, 00:13 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | | Click here for original article

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán isn’t the only one trying to build a new media empire, after his public conflict with long-time friend, media magnate and oligarch Lajos Simicska. Jobbik leader Gábor Vona, who is a more astute politician than just about anyone else in the Hungarian opposition, is building a ...
SWEDEN | Swedish neo-Nazi party dissolves itself as support drops

Monday, 11 May 2015, 18:34 | Source: The Guardian | | Click here for original article

A Swedish neo-Nazi party, the Party of the Swedes, on Monday told supporters it had dissolved itself after the number of members dropped following last year’s elections. The decision was first announced late Sunday in a lengthy statement on the party’s website after a meeting of party officials. “It wouldn’t be right ...
UKRAINE | Teenage girl soldier hailed as Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' by Elle magazine is revealed as neo-Nazi and is arrested over cop killing

Friday, 8 May 2015, 16:33 | Source: Daily Mail | | Click here for original article

A neo-Nazi portrayed as Ukraine's version of Joan of Arc by French fashion magazine Elle for her 'brave' fight against the Russian separatists has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two policemen. Vita Zaverukha was taken into custody after two officers were killed and three more injured on May ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn leaders' trial adjourned until next week

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 19:01 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

The trial of dozens of members of Europe’s most violent neo-Nazi political party, the far-right Golden Dawn in Greece, has been adjourned until next week after resuming briefly in the country’s largest prison. Three years to the day after entering the Greek parliament, the entire leadership of Golden Dawn was among ...
GERMANY | German arrests over 'terror' plot

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 12:17 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

German police have arrested four people suspected of plotting to attack Muslims and asylum seekers. Prosecutors said that three men and one woman were accused of founding a far-right group and procuring explosives. They added that a previously unknown group, the "Old Schools Society", had been planning to attack mosques and hostels ...
HUNGARY | Anti-Asylum Attitudes Reach Record-High Levels In Hungary, Survey Claims

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:58 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

A report published today by the pollster Tárki claims that anti-foreigner attitudes in Hungary targeted at asylum-seekers have reached record levels. According to the public opinion survey, conducted in April 2015, 94 per cent of the population rejects Arabs, while seven per cent harbour negative sentiments even against ethnic Hungarians living ...
FRANCE | France’s National Front Suspends Jean-Marie Le Pen

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:09 | Source: WSJ | | Click here for original article

The National Front suspended Jean-Marie Le Pen, the man who put the far-right party on France’s political map, as a member and left open the door to possible expulsion after he repeated comments belittling the Holocaust. The move Monday deepens the elderly firebrand’s rift with a new generation of National ...
FRANCE | Topless feminists ruin "fascist" Marine Le Pen's big day

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 13:26 | Source: rawstory.com | | Click here for original article

Bare-chested Femen activists making Nazi salutes disrupted a speech by France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen for five minutes at her National Front (FN) party’s traditional May 1 rally in Paris on Friday. Two others members of the militant feminist group had earlier tried to stop Le Pen laying a wreath ...