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GREECE | Father of slain rapper blames GD leader for son’s murder

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 22:25 | Source: ekathimerini.com | Click here for original article

The father of murdered anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas told a court at Athens’s Korydallos Prison on Tuesday that Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos was ultimately responsible for his son’s death and has “blood on his hands.” Panayiotis Fyssas is the first witness to take the stand in the trial of Golden ...
SPANISH STATE | Catalonia pro-independence parties on course for victory in election

Sunday, 27 September 2015, 22:09 | Source: Independent | Click here for original article

Catalonian independence supporters celebrate big gains in Spain’s regional elections yesterday. The election result could propel Catalonia toward independence from the rest of Spain as soon as 2017 AP Spain is tonight on course for its most serious constitutional crisis for a generation as early exit polls suggested Catalonia’s pro-independence ...
ITALY | Not your usual holiday snaps.........

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:35 |

A first-hand report by former North Derbyshire miner John Dunn * Just back from a week in the South of France, staying in Menton, a Riviera Town a few kilometres from the Italian border. On our first afternoon there Beverley and I decided to see if we could walk into Italy. We ...
GREECE | Paul Mason: From today we get Syriza v2.0

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 18:43 | Source: apokoronasnews.gr | Click here for original article

It was a Greek family christening. In a modest restaurant in the suburbs of Athens yesterday an extended family – originally farmers – were celebrating a new arrival. They tied small crucifixes to their wrists, sipped beer and then – because I couldn’t resist asking them – we went round ...
FRANCE | Front National treasurer charged in election expenses fraud case

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 18:42 | Source: RFI | Click here for original article

The treasurer of France's Front National (FN) has been charged in relation to claims that the far-right party inflated campaign expenses so as to defraud the French state. FN leaders claimed the charges were politically motivated and accused Justice Minister Christiane Taubira of being behind them. Wallerand de Saint-Just was charged ...
FRANCE | Marine Le Pen faces court on charge of inciting racial hatred

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 18:18 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Marine Le Pen , the president of France’s far-right Front National party, is to appear in court for allegedly inciting racial hatred over comments in which she compared Muslims praying in the streets to the Nazi occupation. The FN leader made the comments in a speech during a party rally in ...
GREECE | Neo-fascist Greek party takes third place in wave of voter fury

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 18:17 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Golden Dawn, one of Europe’s most violent far-right parties, has emerged as one of the biggest winners of Sunday’s general election in Greece , consolidating its presence in parliament and power on the streets. The neo-fascist group came in third with 7% of the vote , behind the triumphant leftwing Syriza ...
GREECE | Greece election: Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people'

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 18:09 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Greece's Alexis Tsipras has said his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months. But he said Greeks faced a difficult road and recovery from financial crisis would only come through hard work. Syriza won just over 35%, slightly down on its ...
NORWAY | Mild left breeze over Norway

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 08:31 | Tor Bach |

Mondays local elections shifted the political landscape in Norway slightly leftwards. Labour became the biggest party in 18 out of the 19 counties. All the major cities, except from the western city of Stavanger will probably be ruled by coalitions from the centre-left part of the political spectrum. In Tromsø ...
GREECE | Greek elections: Alexis Tsipras and rival set for key TV debate

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:37 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Campaigning in Greece’s general election is set to intensify this week as it becomes clear that the result depends on undecided voters and a highly anticipated televised debate. After seven months in power, Alexis Tsipras’s leftwing Syriza government could be abruptly brought to an end next weekend if the former prime ...
GREECE | Greek conservative leader could be surprise election winner as polls point to knife-edge vote

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:25 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Vangelis Meimarakis, leader of the New Democracy party, has soared in the polls. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Mustachioed, tall and in many ways resembling a Cretan warlord, Vangelis Meimarakis, the man never meant to be a leader, may emerge as the surprise winner of the Greek elections next week. Opinion ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn Is Running In Greece's Elections Again. Here's Why That's Scary.

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:09 | Source: Huffington Post | Click here for original article

Golden Dawn, Greece's extremist far-right party, appeared on the political scene almost 30 years ago, but has thrived during the past crisis years. Here's what you need to know about it: The History Nikos Michaloliakos, a former mathematics student who had been a member of extremist right-wing youth organizations since ...
HUNGARY | Camerawoman fired after attacking Syrian refugees works for right-wing news network

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 13:25 | Source: Raw Stoy | Source: https://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/camerawoman-fired-after-attacking-syrian-refugees-works-for-right-wing-news-network/

The Hungarian camerawoman who attracted worldwide attention for attacking Syrian refugees during her reporting works for a network that promotes a right-wing political party, AJPlus reported. Petra Laszlo was caught kicking and tripping refugees attempting to escape a “transition” camp on the Serbian border on Tuesday, which led to her being ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian Journalist Fired After Abusing Migrants on Camera

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 13:16 | Source: New York Times | Click here for original article

An Internet television channel associated with Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party fired a camera operator on Tuesday after images of her kicking and tripping migrants spread across social networks. The camerawoman, identified as Petra Laszlo by the Hungarian news site 444.hu, was captured on video tripping a migrant fleeing from the police ...
UKRAINE | Ukrainian Nationalists Trash Jewish Tent City in Central City of Uman

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 13:05 | Source: antiwar.com | Click here for original article

The Ukrainian city of Uman, in the Cherkasy Province, is an historical site of pilgrimage for Hasidic Jews, which often draws tens of thousands of pilgrims during Rosh Hashana. The pilgrimage centers around the burial site of an important religious leader of the late 18th century. This year, it’s going to ...
GERMANY | German punk band set to top charts in wake of refugee arson attacks

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 12:58 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

A social media campaign has lifted a 22-year-old song mocking neo-Nazis back to the top of Germany’s single charts, in response to far-right arson attacks on refugee shelters. Cry for Love by Berlin punk band Die Ärzte – a song about a young fascist scared of intimacy – was first released ...
GREECE | EU Commissioners on Kos tell Greece to end the chaos

Friday, 4 September 2015, 22:03 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

The sun is high in the sky above Kos, the Greek holiday island only 2.5 miles (4 km) away from the coast near Bodrum, Turkey. The refugees become thirsty in temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius in the shade. They have been waiting in front of the police station at the ...
HUNGARY | Migrant crisis: Hungary migrants start walk to border

Friday, 4 September 2015, 21:56 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Large groups of refugees and migrants in Hungary are trying to walk to the Austrian border, after defying official efforts to stop them. Hungary has announced it will send buses to transport them to the border. As darkness fell, police advised around 1,000 walkers on the main motorway to Vienna to put ...
HUNGARY | Refugee crisis: Hungary's problem with xenophobia

Friday, 4 September 2015, 21:45 | Source: Channel 4 News | Click here for original article

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has defended his country's response to the refugee crisis - including his governments decision to erect a razor-wire fence. Mr Orban said the fence, erected on Hungary's southern border with Serbia was essential to defending the Schengen zone's external borders and would not accept that the ...
HUNGARY | Hungary to bus migrants to Austria border

Friday, 4 September 2015, 21:31 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Reuters Image As darkness fell, long lines of migrants continued to walk along the main motorway out of Budapest Hungary is to send buses to transport migrants to Austria's border after more than 1,000 began walking there earlier on Friday. They left Budapest station on foot after a stand-off with police, defying ...
GERMANY | German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants; Bayern commits $1.1 million toward crisis

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 21:22 | Source: US News | Click here for original article

A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons. Those are a few of the things German soccer club Bayern Munich is doing to help some of the thousands of migrants who are arriving in the country after fleeing war and poverty in Syria and other troubled ...
NORWAY | Norwegian bank issues anti-Semitic credit card, says sorry

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 21:11 | Source: Jerusalem Post | Click here for original article

A pro-Israel advocacy organization demanded an explanation from a Norwegian bank after the company issued a credit card bearing blatantly anti-Semitic images.The Hallelu Foundation, which aims to promote a positive perception of Israel around the world, came across the bank card after it was issued by one of Norway's largest ...