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SWEDEN | Sweden Democrat has close ties to far-right site

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 12:39 | Source: thelocal.se |

Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth is closely involved in the running of a notorious anti-immigrant website and exerts influence over editorial content, according to media revelations on Thursday. Ekeroth, who retained his parliamentary seat despite being one of the protagonists in the so-called "iron-bar scandal" involving leading Sweden Democrats , has ...
POLAND | Far-Right Disrupt Bauman Lecture

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 02:30 | Source: Beyond The Transition |

Up to 100 far-right activists - organised by the National Rebirth of Poland movement (NOP) and football hooligans from WKS "Śląsk" - disrupted a public lecture at Wrocław University by the renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. The demonstrators gathered at the back of the lecture hall and before Bauman could ...
FRANCE | France shuts down two fringe far-right groups

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 21:15 | Source: Reuters |

The French government has ordered the closure of two far-right fringe groups following the killing of a leftist student during a brawl in Paris this month, the groups said on Tuesday. President Francois Hollande's Socialist government has promised to crack down on far-right groups after 19-year-old Clement Meric died in ...
EUROPEAN UNION | Far-right MEPs to remain powerless in next parliament

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 16:50 | Source: euobserver.com |

euobserver.comhttp://euobserver.com/political/120620 Next year's EU elections are to usher in more far-right MEPs, but they are unlikely to make a mark on policy. A report out on Tuesday (25 June) by Counterpoint, a UK-based think tank, says that the May 2014 elections to the European Parliament will "in all likelihood" result in a ...
SWEDEN | Far-right 'more active' in Sweden: report

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 16:47 | Source: thelocal.se |

Far-right and anti-immigrant groups in Sweden have become increasingly active, according to a new report published by anti-racist foundation Expo on Tuesday. Some 1,824 activities connected to the racial ideology movement were reported in 2012, an increase of 24 percent on 2011. The activities concern everything from dealing out flyers and ...
HUNGARY | Anti-Zionist group hits brick wall

Monday, 24 June 2013, 10:32 | Source: Budapest Times |

Two members of far-right party Jobbik, Enikõ Hegedûs and deputy chairman Elõd Novák, announced this week an initiative to establish an anti-Zionist group in Parliament. Speaker László Köver nipped the plan in the bud on Tuesday, however, writing to the MPs that Parliament would not allow “anti-Zionist” groups or any other ...
FRANCE | Far-right beaten in by-election

Monday, 24 June 2013, 09:54 | Source: thelocal.fr |

The far-right National Front came second in a by-election for the seat vacated by disgraced former Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, in the south-western department of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. The party's candidate, Etienne Bousquet-Cassagne, achieved 46 percent of the vote in Sunday's run-off against eventual winner, Jean-Louis Costes from the centre-right UMP party, after ...
POLAND | Warsaw unites against racism

Friday, 21 June 2013, 20:11 | Source: Hope not hate |

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association, together with Projekt: Polska, has organized a civic action to show solidarity and paint over large racist graffiti that appeared by the entrances of the African restaurant La Mama and a nearby African shop. Both sites are located in the Muranow district, known as the area ...
HUNGARY | Upheaval in Hungarian parliament as MPs protest land law vote

Friday, 21 June 2013, 17:44 | Source: politics.hu |

Hungarian MPs passed a controversial new land law amid raucous protests in Parliament and the resignation of a high-profile lawmaker from the governing party. As MPs were preparing to vote on the bill, a number of Jobbik lawmakers occupied the speaker’s chair, unfurling a banner denouncing the sale of Hungarian ...
BULGARIA | Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Exposed in 'Paid Support'

Friday, 21 June 2013, 17:40 | Source: novinite.com |

An investigative report of the Bulgarian National Television, BNT, aired Thursday evening, exposed the extremistnationalist party Ataka in paying people to protest in front of its headquarters. Investigative journalist, Rosen Tsvetkov, worked undercover to prove those blockading for days now the main "Rakovska" street near the National Opera in downtown ...
GERMANY | Credibility of NSU defendant called into question

Friday, 21 June 2013, 11:57 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Defendant Carsten S. is accused of complicity in the NSU murders for allegedly supplying the gun with which nine of the 10 victims were killed. At the end of his testimony, S. apologized to the families of the victims. For eight days, Carsten S. answered questions in the criminal proceedings against ...
HUNGARY | Morvai escorted out of EP chamber

Friday, 21 June 2013, 11:30 | Source: politics.hu |

Yesterday morning – 20 June – the the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament approved the “Tavares report”, which claims there has been a marked decline in fundamental political rights in Hungary. Predictably, the Hungarian government cried foul, with international “spokesblogger” Ferenc Kumin dismissing the entire process as ...
RUSSIA | Russian MP calls for gays to be whipped in public squares

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 23:33 | Source: Pink News |

A Russian MP has reportedly called for the right of marines to whip gay people in public. Alexander Mikhailov is deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Trans-Baikal Parliament and said he plans to put forward the violent proposal as a new regional law. Speaking to the Chita news agency on Thursday, ...
SERBIA | Belgraders Demand Preservation of Nazi Camp

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:43 | Source: Balkan Insight |

A civic campaign group has urged the authorities to prevent the construction of a shopping mall at the site of a WWII concentration camp. The informal campaign group has sent a letter to the state and city authorities, urging them not to allow the construction of the new shopping ...
ITALY | Despite condemnation, Milan hosts neo-Nazi, skinhead bands

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:40 | Source: JTA |

Despite condemnation by Milan’s mayor and other political figures, hundreds of far-right extremists from several countries converged on Milan for a concert by skinhead and neo-Nazi bands. Police on Saturday night (15 June) patrolled the neighborhood, but reporters and photographers were barred from the venue in an outlying district of ...
EUROPE | Rise in attacks on Muslims in Europe

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:38 | Source: EUobserver.com |

A report published on Tuesday (18 June) by the Vienna-based Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) found that Finland, France, and Sweden registered an increase in attacks against Muslims between 2010 and 2011. Only Austria registered a decline. Data is missing from every other member state either because they do no collect ...
SWEDEN | Sweden's far right beats mainstream parties in cyberspace

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:36 | Source: AFP |

Extreme-right websites in Sweden are far more popular than websites run by parties represented in parliament, said a report presented to the government on Tuesday. The seven top far-right websites attract a total of 145,000 unique visitors a day, according to the report, which was prepared by the government-run Swedish ...
FRANCE | Six Chinese students in France attacked

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 10:00 | Source: AFP |

Six Chinese oenology (viniculture) students were attacked in the early hours of Saturday in France's wine-producing region of Bordeaux, the interior ministry said, describing the violence as an act of xenophobia. The students, who had arrived in France only two months ago, were allegedly "violently attacked" by three local men who ...
CANADA | Police investigating hate crime at Toronto home

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 09:56 | Source: CTV News Toronto |

A Toronto residence is the focus of a hate crime investigation after a family discovered their garage had been defaced with hate symbols and threatening messages. Police were called Thursday morning to a residence belonging to an Orthodox Jewish family with several young children. The woman, who has asked not to ...
USA | New York men in court accused of 'X-ray terror plot'

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 09:14 | Source: BBC |

A judge ordered Glendon Scott Crawford (pictured) and Eric Feight should remained jailed until further hearings on Thursday But a synagogue, a Jewish organisation and the Ku Klux Klan alerted police after Mr Crawford approached them. The men are charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists. They face up to 15 years ...
FRANCE | Le Pen to face prosecution for comparing Muslims to Nazis

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 23:47 | Source: telegraph.co.uk |

The full parliament is now expected to formally lift her protection from prosecution as an MEP after a vote on the recommendation on July 3, clearing the way for her to face race hate charges in a French court. Sajjad Karim, a British Tory MEP on the parliament's legal ...
HUNGARY | Jobbik calls for formation of “anti-Zionist” group in parliament

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 11:26 | Source: politics.hu |

Provocative formations which could harm Hungary’s interests such as an “anti-Zionist” section have not been and will not be formed within parliament, House Speaker Laszlo Kover said in a letter sent to radical nationalist Jobbik lawmakers on Tuesday. In his letter, released to MTI by parliament’s press chief, Kover called on ...
HUNGARY | Parliament lifts immunity for former Jobbik MP who burned Israeli flag

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 20:58 | Source: politics.hu |

Parliament yesterday lifted the right to immunity from prosecution of former Jobbik MP Balázs Lenhardt, who faces charges of hooliganism for burning an Israeli flag in public. Lenhardt was detained by police last December after he made a speech outside the Foreign Ministry, and then lit an Israeli flag and cut ...
FRANCE | Muslim woman loses baby after veil attack

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 20:57 | Source: thelocal.fr |

A pregnant Muslim woman who was allegedly attacked in the suburbs of Paris by two ‘skinheads’ for wearing an Islamic face veil has suffered a miscarriage, it was reported on Tuesday. A young pregnant Muslim woman, who was allegedly attacked in the street for wearing a veil has lost her baby, ...
HUNGARY | Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary charged in Hungary

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 12:04 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

A court in Hungary has charged one of the most-wanted, alleged Nazi war criminals at the age of 98. After spending much of his post-war life on the run in Canada, Laszlo Csatary had spent his recent years in Hungary. Hungarian prosecutors have charged Laszlo Csatary with war crimes committed during ...
GERMANY | Zschšpe may face fresh attempted murder charge in NSU case

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 12:01 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

A major German daily has reported that German public prosecutors are considering filing another attempted murder charge against the alleged co-founder of the neo-Nazi NSU cell, Beate Zschäpe. The Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung daily reported on Tuesday that prosecutors might charge Beate Zschäpe with attempted murder in connection with a 1999 ...
BULGARIA | Eight injured in clashes at Sofia HQ of Siderov’s Ataka

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 10:36 | Source: Sofia Globe |

Eight people, reportedly including a member of the Gendarmerie, were injured outside the Sofia headquarters of Volen Siderov’s Ataka party as bottles and stones were thrown at a group of anti-government protesters on the night of June 17. The tense situation continued past midnight, with large contingents of police keeping apart ...
FRANCE | By-election: Socialists pushed out by far-right

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 10:34 | Source: thelocal.fr |

A parliamentary by-election has left the French government humiliated after the ruling Socialist party was eliminated in the first round. The run-off ballot will be fought out between the opposition UMP party and the far-right National Front. France's socialist government suffered the indignity of a first-round exit in a parliamentary by-election ...
POLAND | Polish court powerless to ban antisemitic party, official says

Monday, 17 June 2013, 12:27 | Source: JTA |

A Polish court said there are no grounds for removing an anti-Semitic party from the party register because prosecutors have not sought such a decision. Polskie Radio on Thursday quoted Maja Smoderek, a spokeswoman for Warsaw’s district court, as saying that the Together Party of the Slavonic Empire, which ...
GERMANY | Zschšpe's letter may complicate case

Sunday, 16 June 2013, 23:16 | Source: the local.de |

Accused NSU terrorist Beate Zschäpe has refused to speak in court, but she has conducted a 26-page correspondence with a radical right fellow prisoner that could complicate her defence. The Süddeutsche Zeitung, in an article published on Saturday, called the lengthy letter “highly problematic” and said lawyers for some of those ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech anti-Roma organiser doesn't recall urging mass murder

Friday, 14 June 2013, 22:10 | Source: Romea |

Jan Dufek, the man who was so looking forward to Czech citizens finally rising up to murder off Romani people, is now claiming that he doesn't stand by what he said. "I was upset and unfortunately I can't take it back now," Dufek has told news server iDNES.cz. The well-known ...
NETHERLANDS | Dutch Speaker resigns over far-right Wilders' 'snub'

Friday, 14 June 2013, 22:05 | Source: expatica.com |

The speaker of the Dutch upper house said late Thursday he will resign after allegedly snubbing far-right leader Geert Wilders during King Willem-Alexander's enthronement in April, media reported. Fred De Graaf is to stand down after allegedly keeping anti-Muslim politician Wilders from joining a select group of lawmakers escorting the king ...
ITALY | Italian politician branded a racist after rape comment

Friday, 14 June 2013, 21:02 | Source: Reuters |

A local party official for Italy's Northern League caused a national uproar on Thursday for posting a violent comment on her Facebook page aimed at the country's first black minister. Dolores Valandro, an elected local councillor in the northern city of Padua, wrote above a picture of African-born Integration ...
GERMANY | Tearful Testimony Hints at Unknown Attack

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 16:41 | Source: Spiegel |

Carsten S. had already admitted to procuring a gun for the murderous neo-Nazi trio known as the NSU. Yesterday, he indicated that the group had perpetrated an additional bombing that authorities were unaware of. He also exculpated the main defendant, Beate Zschäpe. After 18 months of intense media attention, legal investigations ...
USA | Rosenberg diaries tracked down in US

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 01:53 | Source; The Independent |

History’s account of the Third Reich and the extermination of millions of Jews in the Holocaust may have to undergo some late revisions upon the surfacing in America of 400 pages of the long-lost diaries of Alfred Rosenberg, a close confidant of Adolf Hitler and an architect of the Nazi ...
EUROPE | In France and Europe the far right kills

Monday, 10 June 2013, 09:08 | Source: Hurriyet Daily News |

Astonishment but no surprise: the far right has killed in France as it kills elsewhere in Europe. The young Clement Méric died under the blows of skinheads in the center of Paris. Who can pretend to be stunned? The murder of Clement is the symbol of the rise in far-right ...
SWITZERLAND | Swiss back tighter asylum rules

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 23:04 | Source: BBC |

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed a controversial move to tighten asylum restrictions amid a spike in the number of refugees in the country. Almost 80% of voters approved changes made to the asylum law last September, final results of a referendum said. Under the new rules military desertion is no ...
FRANCE | A former skinhead speaks out on far-right violence

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 23:01 | Source: France24 |

William Deligny was a skinhead in the 1980s, before “overdosing on violence” and changing his lifestyle to become a Hindu monk within the Gaudiya Vaishnava Congregation in Saint-Étienne du Rouvray. “This attack is just awful, but I can’t say I’m entirely surprised, because violence is the skinhead’s way of life. ...
SWEDEN | Sweden, ‘riots’ and far-right Facebook vigilantism

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 22:58 | Source: IRR |

In the UK ‘riots’ of August 2011, the EDL formed a vigilante group in south London and ended up attacking black passers-by and the police. In Sweden, the Research Group (an independent group of engaged Swedish citizens who investigate stories that don’t get properly reported) has drawn attention to neo-Nazi ...
RUSSIA | Hundreds march in Russian pro-nationalist rally

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 22:56 | Source: RIA Novosti |

Hundreds of people chanting pro-nationalist slogans gathered in a small town in central Russia on Saturday to hold an unsanctioned rally called up by far right activists following a local brawl. The provincial town of Udomlya in the Tver Region has become well known in Russian blogosphere this week ...
POLAND | Polish far-right unites for 2014 EU elections

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 22:54 | Source: FOCUS News Agency |

Poland's far-right nationalist movement RN said Saturday it was gearing up for the 2014 European Parliament elections and the Polish legislative vote the following year, AFP reported. "We want to make this clear to the current elites: your time is up," said Robert Winnicki, head of the bloc of dozens ...
FRANCE | Clement Meric killing: France 'to dissolve' far-right group

Saturday, 8 June 2013, 17:33 | Source: BBC |

The French government is to take steps to break up a far-right group allegedly linked to the death of a left-wing activist. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has asked the interior minister to take steps "immediately" to dissolve the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth (JNR). Five people are under investigation over the death of Clement ...
GERMANY | Neo-nazi's mother sheds light on his disappearance

Saturday, 8 June 2013, 16:10 | Source: Spiegel |

Uwe Böhnhardt's mother testified before the NSU parliamentary investigative committee on Thursday. Peter Böhnhardt was just 17 years old when his lifeless body was deposited outside the door of his parents' house in the eastern German city of Jena. The circumstances surrounding his death have never been completely solved. ...
FRANCE | Anti-fascists demonstrate against fascist murder

Friday, 7 June 2013, 20:09 | Source: Euronews |

Footage here: http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/07/anti-fascist-demonstrators-in-france-denounce-fatal-attack-on-student/ ...
FRANCE | Female skinhead in neo-nazi gangaccused of killing anti-fascist

Friday, 7 June 2013, 19:51 | Source: IBT |

Four people have been arrested in connection to an alleged politically motivated attack that has a 19-year-old leftist dead in Paris, French authorities said. Interior minister Manuel Valls said four individuals, including the one who probably struck the blow that killed Clement Meric, are being questioned by police. The four - ...
FRANCE | Far-right rally banned after student killing

Friday, 7 June 2013, 19:45 | Source: Reuters |

French authorities banned a far-right youth rally set for Saturday in the southern city of Toulouse after the killing of a left-wing student this week sparked alarm over street violence by ultra-right groups. Toulouse's Socialist mayor had expressed concern about a planned torchlight evening march to commemorate the victory of a ...
FRANCE | Paris activist dies after far-right attack

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 22:33 | Source: thelocal.fr |

18-year-old Clément Meric. File photo: LCI/Screengrab An 18-year-old left-wing activist died on Thursday after being left brain dead in an attack by far-right skinheads in Paris. There has been widespread horror and condemnation in France, and several arrests were made earlier on Thursday. Clément Méric, an 18-year-old student at Sciences Po ...
SPAIN | Madrid's dangerous attempt to distort the history of the Spanish civil war

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:57 | Source: The Guardian |

Every day, thousands of Madrileño students pass by a monumental arch called el Arco de la Victoria (or victory arch) as they make their way into the city's Complutense University. The vast structure is similar in appearance to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but unlike the French model this ...
SPAIN | International petition against demolition of IB memorial.

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:50 | Source: Hope not hate |

Hope not hate calls on all its supporters to sign the petition to oppose the removal of the monument to the International Brigades. The petition is here: http://www.change.org/es/peticiones/paremos-la-retirada-del-monumento-a-las-brigadas-internacionales-de-la-ucm Full story is here: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/international/article/1158/ib-monument-must-go-court-rules ...
FRANCE | Anti-fascist murdered in Paris

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 11:59 | Source: Hope not hate |

As he was leaving a store in Paris yesterday, Clément Méric, 18, an anti-fascist and trade-unionist was beaten to death in a brutal and cowardly assault by members of a far right group. Clément came from Brest but moved to Paris to study politics. Yesterday, he was the fatal victim of ...
SWITZERLAND | Swiss vote on tightening of asylum law

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 09:45 | Source: AFP |

The Swiss will vote on Sunday on whether to approve an emergency tightening of the country's asylum law in a bid to stem the influx of refugees to the wealthy Alpine nation. A controversial revision, which was ordered as an emergency measure by the government and went into effect last October, ...
GERMANY | NSU trial : defendant 'felt strong' as a neo-nazi

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 09:39 | Source: Spiegel |

On the sixth day of Germany' NSU trial in Munich, one of the co-defendants, Carsten S., gave insights into his life as a neo-Nazi. He told the court he felt strong when he was part of the far-right scene and described how he had taken part in racially-motivated attacks. He said he ...
FRANCE | French far-right as popular as major parties

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 19:27 | Source:thelocal.fr |

The far-right, anti-immigration National Front, led by Marine Le Pen, would match France’s mainstream political parties if European elections were held this weekend, according to a poll published on Wednesday. The survey revealed that the far-right National Front, the governing Socialist party, and the main centre-right opposition UMP were neck-and-neck on ...
SPAIN | IB monument must go, court rules

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 19:19 | Source: The Guardian |

Judges say memorial to 35,000 international volunteers who fought Franco breaks planning laws after rightwing outrage International Brigades fighters in Spain during the civil war. Photograph courtesy of Benny Goldman Less than two years after a monument was raised in Madrid to the 35,000 volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight ...
GERMANY | Accomplice admits to getting NSU murder gun

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 19:07 | Source: thelocal.de |

The trial of a German woman accused of membership of a neo-Nazi terror cell resumed this week with the appearance of an accomplice who admitted supplying the group with a gun used in several murders. The defendant, identified only as Carsten S(chulze), testified late on Tuesday that he had supplied a ...
ITALY | Kyenge's daughter victim of racist insults

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 12:58 | Source: Gazzetta del Sud |

Congo-born Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge said that her Italian-born daughters had experienced more racism in the country than she had. "I didn't have problems in Italy...though there was some mistrust on the part of Italians," Kyenge told Chi magazine in an interview out Wednesday. But for her two daughters born ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn wants law jailing illegal immigrants

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 12:53 | Source: Reuters |

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party hit back at plans for an anti-racism law on Tuesday by submitting its own draft bill to fight "racism against Greeks" by jailing all illegal immigrants. Members of Greece's ruling coalition have been squabbling for days over the details of legislation aimed at curbing a rise ...
ITALY | EP Eurosceptic group expels Italian for racism

Monday, 3 June 2013, 21:51 | Source: Reuters |

An Italian member of the European Parliament was expelled from the eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group on Monday for what its co-leader called "repugnant" racist remarks towards a black minister in Italy's government. Mario Borghezio, an EFD member from Italy's pro-devolution Northern League, has a history of outspoken and ...
HUNGARY | Hungary protest outside Slovak embassy

Monday, 3 June 2013, 21:48 | Source: spectatator.sme.sk |

Several hundred extremists attended the traditional protest held in front of the Slovak Embassy to Hungary, as well as other foreign embassies in the country, to protest against the Treaty of Trianon, signed on June 4, 1920. The police blocked the embassy with metal barricades, the TASR newswire reported on ...
GREECE | Greek ruling party drops anti-racism law opposition

Sunday, 2 June 2013, 15:50 | Source: JTA |

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative New Democracy party have dropped their opposition to a new anti-racism bill which outlaws Holocaust denial. New Democracy had refused to back the bill sponsored by two smaller parties in the ruling coalition, saying that existing legislation was sufficient to deal with racist ...
SWEDEN | Far-right party seeks to capitalise on Swedish riots

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 15:46 | Source: Financial Times |

Sweden is trying desperately to put last week’s riots in Stockholm behind it, and in the past week the capital has remained relatively quiet. But the questions raised by the unrest in the wealthy Nordic country have refused to go away. A parliamentary debate on Friday, called at the instigation of ...
FRANCE | Le Pen loses immunity, faces charges

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 11:31 | Source: BBC |

French far right leader, Marine Le Pen, could face criminal charges for inciting racism, the BBC has learnt. The French authorities opened a case against Mrs Le Pen in 2011 after she likened the sight of Muslims praying in the streets to the Nazi occupation of France. As a European Parliament member ...
HUNGARY | Budapest to review naming of street after antisemite

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 10:12 | Source: Politics.hu |

The mayor of Budapest ordered a re-examination of a controversial decision to name a street after an anti-Semitic author. Maria Szucs Ciuc, a spokeswoman for Mayor Istvan Tarlos, told the news site FN24.hu on Thursday that the mayor had ordered a re-examination of the city council’s decision to name a street ...
GREECE | Implement anti-racism bill, Greek Jews and WJC implore government

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 10:12 | Source: JTA |

The World Jewish Congress has joined the Greek Jewish community in urging the Greek government to implement an anti-racism bill in the face of rising hate crimes. On Tuesday, two junior members of Greece’s ruling coalition said they would defy Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and vote to send the bill immediately ...
NEW ZEALAND | Cartoon prompts call for racism threshold change

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 10:11 | Source: TVNZ |

The threshold for racism under the Human Rights Act should be changed if a controversial cartoon published in a regional newspaper is not considered legally racist, MP Te Ururoa Flavell says. The cartoon, published in the Marlborough Express yesterday, depicts two overweight adults dressed in children's school uniforms joining a line ...