Growth of extreme right in Europe
By Marianne Arens, 19 June 2018
The unspeakable tragedy playing out in the Mediterranean will only be made worse by the new restrictions on rescue ships.
By Johannes Stern, 19 June 2018
The statements of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer make clear that the grand coalition is adopting the refugee policy of the neo-fascist AfD.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 June 2018
A fierce conflict over refugee policy between the conservative sister parties CDU and CSU threatens to blow apart the grand coalition.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 June 2018
The Left Party’s congress, which took place in Leipzig over the weekend, was dominated by a bitter conflict over refugee policy.
By Marianne Arens, 12 June 2018
A decree by the new right-wing Italian government has prevented a ship with more than 600 refugees from landing in Italy. It is the result of the entire EU refugee policy.
By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2018
Young immigrant shot just hours after Italy’s new far-right government took office.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 June 2018
At the weekend, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Alexander Gauland again took up the right-wing propaganda campaign to gloss over and relativise the crimes of the Nazis.
By Marianne Arens, 6 June 2018
In Italy, the new government of the Lega and the Five Star Movement is due to take power following a final vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday.
By Laura Tiernan, 2 June 2018
Robinson’s media stunt is an attempt on his part to stake a leading role in an ongoing recruitment of Britain’s far-right.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 June 2018
The new Italian government sworn in yesterday in Rome is the most right-wing since the fall of the fascist Duce Benito Mussolini in 1945.
By Marianne Arens and Elisabeth Zimmermann, 30 May 2018
On Saturday, May 29, 1993, five members of the Gença family were killed in an arson attack carried out by far-right extremists in the town of Solingen.
By our correspondents, 28 May 2018
Demonstrators said they were disgusted by the fascistic tirade against Muslim migrants delivered to the German parliament by AfD leader Alice Weidel.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2018
On Sunday, the protest Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing extremist Lega agreed on a joint government programme.
By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2018
The neo-fascist faction of the German parliament opened the first general debate of the legislative period with a racist tirade. This was simply ignored by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has largely adopted the fascists’ refugee program.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 May 2018
In Italy, the right-wing extremist Lega and the Five Star protest movement are negotiating the formation of a joint government. A result is expected at the beginning of next week.
By Christoph Vandreier, 1 May 2018
Baberowski has not only denounced his colleagues, he has threatened them.
By Chris Marsden, 30 April 2018
Wadsworth has been subjected to a two-year campaign of denigration by the Labour Party’s right-wing and the media on the most transparent pretext imaginable
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 30 March 2018
The protest movement Five Star and the far-right League have moved closer together. They might now form a coalition government.
By Francis Dubois, 9 March 2018
As French imperialism prepares for new wars, a vast operation is underway to rehabilitate the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime and France’s colonial war in Algeria.
London Conference on Intelligence exposes link between academic promotion of eugenics and Conservative right
By Thomas Scripps, 31 January 2018
Held last May at the prestigious University College London (UCL), the London Conference on Intelligence was organised and hosted by honorary UCL Professor James Thompson.
By Julie Hyland, 26 January 2018
With UKIP’s collapse likely, former leader Nigel Farage has been in talks with multi-millionaire Arron Banks on the formation of a new movement.
By our correspondents, 23 January 2018
The reactionary orientation of the union was most evident when an IGM functionary greeted the participation of the far-right AfD on the demonstration.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 December 2017
Politicians with close ties to the neo-Nazi scene and ultra-right circles now wield power in Austria.
By Johannes Stern, 16 December 2017
Despite the ongoing government crisis, all the German bourgeois parties are driving forward the militarization of foreign policy.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 14 December 2017
Around 10,000 demonstrators protested last Saturday in the northern Italian city of Como against the “Black Wave”, the increase of neo-fascist attacks throughout the country.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2017
Last week’s party congress of the Alternative for Germany, the anti-immigrant party of the extreme right, marked a new stage in the legitimization of fascistic politics in Germany.
By Dietmar Henning, 5 December 2017
Many students and youth who demonstrated on Saturday in Hanover are aware of the responsibility the mainstream parties bear for the rise of the AfD.
By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2017
Following Trump’s unprecedented public attack on the Prime Minister, the alliance between the two countries has never been shakier.
By Marianne Arens, 1 December 2017
The knife attack on the mayor of the German town of Altena, north of Cologne, is the product of the anti-refugee climate created by the political parties and media.
By Markus Salzmann, 15 November 2017
At the centre of the government’s programme will be a drastic package of austerity measures and anti-immigrant policies.
By Markus Salzmann, 1 November 2017
Ten days after the Austrian parliamentary elections, the conservative Austrian People’s Party has begun negotiations to form government with the far-right Freedom Party.
By Johannes Stern, 26 October 2017
Seventy-two years after the end of the Hitler's dictatorship, neo-Nazis, racists and xenophobes are once again sitting in the German parliament.
By our correspondents, 24 October 2017
Ahead of the first sitting of the newly elected parliament (Bundestag), more than 10,000 people demonstrated on Sunday in Berlin against the political shift to the right.
By Jason Melanovski, 23 October 2017
Recent rallies in Ukraine’s capital point to a growing crisis of the Poroshenko regime.
By Derek Bell, 21 October 2017
Mark Rutte of the VVD remains prime minister, but in coalition with three other right-wing parties rather than the Social Democrats, whose vote collapsed.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 October 2017
The Left Party is responding to the federal election and the rise of the Alternative for Germany by shifting sharply to the right, triggering internal divisions.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 October 2017
The ability of far-right parties to obtain a broader hearing for anti-immigrant and racist policies is the result of the absence of any progressive outlet for social discontent within the political establishment.
By Barry Grey, 28 September 2017
Far from an exception, the electoral triumph of the neo-fascist party in Germany is part of a pattern repeated throughout Europe and internationally.
By Johannes Stern, 26 September 2017
The same parties that are politically responsible for the rise of the AfD are exploiting the right-wing extremists’ electoral success to shift the political climate even further to the right.
By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2017
Just days before the federal election, a leading member of the far-right Alternative for Germany has called for Germany's Nazi past to be seen in a positive light.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 September 2017
It is evident that, despite the attention to detail in the case of the five accused, the aim of the NSU trial was to conceal the role played by the secret services.
By Steve James, 7 September 2017
Four soldiers in the British Army were arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism as members of the outlawed fascist group National Action.
By Sven Heymanns, 30 August 2017
Despite the serious nature of the allegations, the prosecutor's office has failed to issue a warrant for the arrest of the two accused.
By Johannes Stern, 22 August 2017
The same German media outlets and politicians who denounce Donald Trump for his support for the extreme right defend academic Jorg Baberowski for making even more egregious statements.
By Katerina Selin, 21 August 2017
Around 1,500 demonstrators blocked a march of 700 neo-Nazis who planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, on Saturday.
By Johannes Stern, 16 August 2017
The sanctimonious outrage of German politicians and media outlets over the Charlottesville events cannot conceal their responsibility for the rehabilitation of right-wing extremist ideology and its violent consequences.
By Clara Weiss, 27 July 2017
On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed two key aspects of the judicial reform of the governing Law and Justice Party, which would have given the government virtually unrestricted control over the judicial system.
By Markus Salzmann, 26 June 2017
The SPÖ governor of Carinthia, Peter Kaiser, declared: “We are in a situation where the wind is not blowing from the left, but coming from the right.”
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2017
Two weeks after his legal defeat in Cologne, Professor Jörg Baberowski has professed his support for Armin Mohler, a pioneer of the new right.
By Francis Dubois, 16 June 2017
The FN’s position on the European Union and the euro has emerged as the main point of conflict.
By Sonja Bach and Christoph Vandreier, 3 June 2017
The attempt of the professor from Berlin’s Humboldt University to use the courts to ban criticism of his radical right-wing views has completely failed.
By Johannes Stern, 15 May 2017
According to Der Spiegel, investigations are on-going into seven people allegedly involved in preparing terrorist attacks against high-profile German politicians.
By Christoph Vandreier, 6 May 2017
Evidence is mounting that a German army officer arrested for plotting a terror attack was part of a sizable neo-Nazi network whose existence has been covered up by authorities.
Dangerous developments in Germany
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2017
The arrest of a German army officer suspected of plotting the assassination of leftist politicians and high-ranking state officials has exposed the operations of neo-Nazi forces at the highest levels of the German military.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 May 2017
The arrest of a 28-year-old German army officer suspected of planning a far-right terrorist attack shows that the Bundeswehr provides fertile ground for extreme right-wing elements.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 April 2017
Founded in 2013 as an anti-Euro party, the AfD has completed its transformation into a far-right, ethno-nationalist organisation.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 March 2017
The defeat of Geert Wilders in the Dutch election has not stopped the growth of nationalism and xenophobia; it has amplified it in the establishment parties.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 March 2017
Wilders’ poorer than expected result does not signal an end to the sharp shift to the right in European politics.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 March 2017
The ruling serves to strengthen the Islamophobic and xenophobic tendencies that are growing throughout Europe.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 March 2017
The fascistic Geert Wilders has set the tone for the entire spectrum of Dutch politics, from the conservative government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the ex-Maoist Socialist Party.
By Alex Lantier, 3 March 2017
It is not the French political elite’s undeniable corruption, but deep geo-strategic conflicts among the NATO powers, that are driving the scandal around Fillon.
By Alice Laurençon, 18 February 2017
The National Front opponents in the French ruling elite are increasingly anxious about the growing possibility of an FN victory in the presidential elections.
By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 17 February 2017
A vicious faction fight has erupted inside the French ruling elite, after Fillon proposed to reorient French and European foreign policy towards Russia.
By Richard Tyler, 11 February 2017
Cox’s brutal murder shocked millions, but her death has been used in the most cynical fashion by the most right-wing forces within the Labour Party.
By Alice Laurençon, 4 February 2017
While demanding that the working class endure draconian austerity measures, the ruling elite is able to procure hundreds of thousands of euros of public funds for their own benefit.
By Alex Lantier, 27 January 2017
The neo-fascists applauded Trump’s inauguration for creating a new political order in which they would turn farther to the right and play a more prominent role.
By Alex Lantier, 14 January 2017
Despite fears of a Socialist Party electoral collapse, not a single candidate forthrightly criticized Hollande or called for a shift in policy in the interests of working people.
By Julie Hyland, 2 December 2016
New leader Paul Nuttall’s promotion of anti-immigrant and law-and-order rhetoric is a right-wing populist veneer for the defence of British capital against the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 28 November 2016
Fillon’s victory as the candidate of The Republicans signifies a sharp shift to the right toward intensified austerity, nationalism and militarism.
By Robert Stevens, 25 November 2016
Cox was killed just one week prior to the referendum vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.
By Alex Lantier and Alice Laurençon, 25 November 2016
François Fillon and Alain Juppé, who will run Sunday in the second round of the French right’s presidential primary, held one last debate on Thursday night.
By John Vassilopoulos, 24 November 2016
Riot police intervened to stop Thursday’s attacks on the camp only after they had gone on for five hours.
By Richard Tyler, 19 November 2016
Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in broad daylight on the way to her MPs surgery.
After Calais camp closure
By Francis Dubois, 11 November 2016
Those calling for the persecution of refugees enjoy the more or less open support of the French political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2016
Forces from France’s far-right National Front to Hungarian President Viktor Orban hailed Trump’s victory as proof that far-right policies can prevail.
By Verena Nees, 17 October 2016
A recently published report shows that the senior levels of the federal justice ministry in 1957 comprised 77 percent former Nazi Party members.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 October 2016
Police encouraged right-wing anti-immigrant activists to demonstrate right in front of the main reviewing stands.
By Kumaran Ira, 22 September 2016
Le Pen's emergence as a contender for power, amid a state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party, points to the accelerating collapse of French democracy.
By Anthony Torres, 12 September 2016
The CGT is inciting nationalist hatred to divide the workers and disorient their opposition to the wars and social cuts of the French government, which it helped elect.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 September 2016
The debate took place Tuesday night between the leading candidates for multiple parties standing in the election to the Berlin Senate on September 18.
By Jason Melanovski, 5 September 2016
Relations between Poland and Ukraine have soured in recent months, as their respective right-wing governments promote ethnic nationalism, anti-communism, and militarism.
By Clara Weiss, 29 August 2016
The government in Warsaw is promoting a revision of history that downplays Polish nationalist participation in anti-Semitic crimes.
By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate used a speech in Reno, Nevada to step up her right-wing appeal for support from Republicans and conservatives.
By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2016
Nolte is infamous for initiating the Historikerstreit (Historians’ Dispute) in 1986 with his downplaying of National Socialism and the worst crimes in human history.
By Robert Stevens, 24 June 2016
Cox was due to present a report in parliament warning of the dangers posed by “nationalist radicals” before she was killed by a fascist sympathiser last week.
By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2016
The murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox underscores the frenzy of nationalism and xenophobia being whipped up around Thursday’s referendum on EU membership.
By Francis Dubois, 26 May 2016
The far-right party can only profit from the Socialist Party’s ruthless austerity policy due to the reactionary role of the pseudo-left organisations.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 May 2016
The shift to the right by what is already the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has caused consternation among Israel’s political and military establishment.
By Dietmar Henning, 25 May 2016
How could 10 murders, bomb attacks and a series of bank robberies take place under the noses of the police and intelligence agencies?
By Chris Marsden, 25 May 2016
In speech after speech at a recent Left Leave meeting, the national division of the working class was portrayed as the sole means of opposing imperialism.
By Markus Salzmann, 23 May 2016
After the casting of 4.4 million votes, the two candidates are separated by only 3,000, according to projected results.
By Alex Lantier, 19 May 2016
Wednesday’s protest, organised by a police union close to the neo-fascist National Front, was aimed at intimidating broad popular opposition to the Socialist Party's labor reform.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2016
At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 April 2016
The responsibility for the rise of the far-right lies with the main establishment parties, as well as the trade unions and pseudo-left groups who cover their backs.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 April 2016
A construction company belonging to an undercover government agent employed the National Socialist Underground terrorist Uwe Mundlos after his disappearance.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 March 2016
Seventy years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, Germany’s ruling elite is responding to the global economic crisis and the growing war drive by building a right-wing movement.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 March 2016
Although all of the parties claim they will not collaborate with the far-right AfD, they have adopted its extreme right-wing programme.
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 11 March 2016
The AfD, which achieved 13.2 percent of the vote in its first outing in the Hesse municipal elections, is a party created from above, not a movement from below.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 February 2016
In an article published in Der Spiegel, Slovenian academic Slavoj Žižek gives free rein to his hatred of the oppressed.
By David Levine, 1 February 2016
A proposed ban on US funding of Ukrainian neo-Nazis that had attracted substantial media attention last June when it was introduced never actually became law.