Growth of extreme right in Europe

Right-wing extremist Geert Wilders delivers diatribe in Dresden, Germany

By Christoph Dreier, 15 April 2015

Although only a few thousand people came to the event, the major media outlets sought to use Wilders’ appearance to resurrect the Islamophobic movement.

Third witness dies in German trial against far-right NSU

By Dietmar Henning, 8 April 2015

Melissa M. is the third witness to die under mysterious circumstances in the investigation into murders committed by the National Socialist Underground.

Germany: More links revealed between secret service and NSU terror gang

By Dietmar Henning, 18 March 2015

Where state activities end and those of the far-right terrorist group National Socialist Underground begin is increasingly murky and undefined.

New far-right party in Greece

By John Vasilopoulos, 9 March 2015

Panayiotis Baltakos, the force behind this move, is a former cabinet secretary under Prime Minister Antonis Samaris. He has close relations to the fascist Golden Dawn party.

Anti-Muslim actions rise sharply in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting

By Anthony Torres, 28 February 2015

As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children.

Syriza leader issues nationalist appeal in speech to Greek parliament

By Nick Beams, 9 February 2015

British Chancellor George Osborne has indicated the UK government has made preparations for the Greek exit from the euro zone.

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses Oxford Union

By Chris Marsden, 7 February 2015

The invitation of the neo-fascist leader is of a piece with both contemporary political requirements within ruling circles and the recent political pedigree of the Oxford Union.

German Social Democratic leader enters into discussions with Pegida

By Ulrich Rippert, 28 January 2015

The head of the Social Democratic Party has provided the right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement with official recognition.

Syriza’s electoral success and the pseudo-left

By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2015

The new government of Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a wave of enthusiasm within pseudo-left organisations in Greece and internationally.

Who are the Independent Greeks?

By Robert Stevens, 28 January 2015

The Independent Greeks party, Syriza’s coalition partner, is a staging post for some of the most reactionary layers in Greek society.

German media and politicians promote right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement

By Christoph Dreier, 21 January 2015

A leading commentator in the German media has proposed that the slogan “We are Pegida” be placed alongside “I am Charlie” as part of a campaign to promote the right-wing movement.

Charlie Hebdo and the specter of Vichy: From Laval to Hollande

By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 16 January 2015

The events of the past week in France have a troubling historical resonance with an earlier period of French history, when the French ruling class collaborated directly with the Nazi regime in Germany.

French government carries out mass arrests

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 January 2015

The terror attack on Charlie Hebdo is being exploited to prepare an escalation of France’s military intervention in the Middle East.

Racist provocation and the “war on terror”

By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2015

With the state-financed publication of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, the “war on terror” is ever more openly acquiring a racist character.

Millions march in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting

By Alex Lantier, 12 January 2015

The French government and the European Union are seeking to exploit shock over the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to shift the entire framework of bourgeois politics sharply to the right.

Le Pen at the Elysée Presidential Palace

By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2015

French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on Charlie Hebdo to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship.

Pegida and the German government’s campaign for militarism

By Christoph Dreier, 9 January 2015

On Monday, approximately 15,000 people took part in the right-wing, anti-Islam Pegida demonstrations in Dresden, Germany.

Leading Nazi worked for Germany’s post-war intelligence service for 13 years

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 8 January 2015

A fanatical, high-ranking Nazi contributed to building Germany’s post-war intelligence service.

Pegida and the rightward shift in German politics

By Christoph Dreier, 3 January 2015

The right-wing movement "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West" (Pegida) was largely manufactured by the establishment parties and the media.

Germany: Tens of thousands protest against ultra-right Pegida movement

By Christoph Dreier, 27 December 2014

Thousands of supporters of the right-wing extremist Pegida movement gathered at a demonstration in Dresden on Monday. Thousands more protested in counter-demonstrations in other cities.

German establishment spawns right-wing Pegida movement

By Christoph Dreier, 19 December 2014

The anti-immigrant Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West (Pegida) demonstrations are the product of a systematic campaign by politicians and the media.

France: Neo-fascists defeat ruling Socialist Party in legislative elections

By Stéphane Hugues, 15 December 2014

The National Front has inflicted another humiliating defeat upon the PS, the government, and President François Hollande.

French neo-fascist National Front defends CIA torture

By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2014

The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers.

Ten thousand take part in right-wing demonstration in Dresden

By Peter Schwarz, 12 December 2014

The Pegida Demonstrations are aimed at directing growing social tensions into reactionary channels and building a fascist movement.

Romania joins imperialist war drive against Russia

By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 11 October 2014

The imperialist drive to the east poses big dangers for the working class of Moldova and Romania.

French neo-fascists win two Senate seats amid government defeat

By Antoine Lerougetel, 4 October 2014

The Senate elections on September 28 were yet another humiliating defeat for France’s ruling Socialist Party.

German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent?

By Dietmar Henning, 28 July 2014

A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders.

French National Front threatens to burn an “ovenload” of its critics

By Francis Dubois, 9 July 2014

Jean-Marie Le Pen’s allusion to crematorium ovens and the fascist extermination of Jews appeals to pro-Nazi sentiment in and around the National Front.

Italian comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement joins ranks with the far right

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 1 July 2014

The alliance with UKIP is confirmation of the right-wing character of Beppe Grillo’s M5S.

Ten years since the neo-Nazi attack in Cologne, Germany

By Dietmar Henning, 12 June 2014

Tens of thousands gathered in the Cologne district of Mülheim earlier this week to protest against racism and far-right violence.

German secret service paid undercover agent “Hitler’s birthday” premium

By Sven Heymanns, 10 April 2014

In recent weeks, there have been a series of revelations about the German secret service’s systematic build-up of neo-Nazi elements in the 1990s.

EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector

By Stefan Steinberg and Chris Marsden, 5 April 2014

Since the February putsch in Kiev, ties between the supposedly “democratic” regime installed by Washington and its fascist allies have become increasingly tense.

French government vows deep attacks on the working class

By Kumaran Ira, 3 April 2014

Socialist Party officials called for shock therapy against the working class as ministers of the new cabinet of Prime Minister Manuel Valls were named.

What accounts for the electoral victories of France’s neo-fascist National Front?

By Alex Lantier, 25 March 2014

The National Front can appeal to social discontent only because pseudo-left groups such as the New Anti-capitalist Party block all expression of working class opposition to the austerity policies of the Socialist Party government.

Polls predict victory for right-wing Fidesz in Hungarian elections

By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2014

Despite catastrophic social conditions, polls anticipate that right-wing Prime Minister Victor Orban will emerge victorious in parliamentary elections on April 6.

New evidence in murder of German police officer by far-right

By Dietmar Henning, 17 March 2014

Recent testimony regarding the murder of a German police officer raises further questions about ties between the police and the far-right.

The fascist danger in Ukraine

By Julie Hyland, 6 March 2014

For the first time since 1945, an avowedly anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi party controls key levers of state power in a European capital, courtesy of US and European imperialism.

New far-right party VOX launched in Spain

By Vicky Short, 25 February 2014

Although VOX’s manifesto contains some populist calls, the real message is reminiscent of Franco’s motto, “Spain One Great and Free.”

Change of government in Italy

By Marianne Arens, 15 February 2014

Matteo Renzi has organised what amounts to a palace coup to overthrow his party colleague, Enrica Letta.

Hungarian government exploits Holocaust Memorial Year to revise history

By Markus Salzmann, 14 February 2014

The Hungarian government is collaborating with extreme right-wing forces to rehabilitate the pro-Hitler regime of Miklos Horthy.

Far-right demonstration in Paris calls for resignation of President Hollande

By Antoine Lerougetel, 30 January 2014

Thousands participated in far-right “Day of Anger” demonstration in Paris last Monday calling for the resignation of President Hollande.

Three dead in clash between Ukrainian regime and right-wing protesters

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 January 2014

In seeking to topple the Yanukovich regime, the EU and US have unleashed nationalist and neo-fascist forces that threaten to plunge Ukraine into turmoil.

Anti-immigrant campaign intensifies in Britain

By Jordan Shilton, 7 January 2014

The scapegoating of immigrant workers is taking place across the continent alongside further attacks on the welfare system, public services and wages.

Neo-fascist wins regional election in Slovakia

By Markus Salzmann, 11 December 2013

A neo-fascist has exploited widespread contempt for the political establishment to win the presidency of a central Slovakian region.

Norwegian government targets immigrants and asylum seekers

By Jordan Shilton, 20 November 2013

The brutal deportation of the Ibrahim family, who were seeking asylum, having lived in Norway for a decade, has provoked public anger.

Far-right parties forge alliance for the European elections

By Christoph Dreier, 19 November 2013

Last week, seven far-right parties announced they would coordinate their campaigns for the European elections and form a common faction.

New evidence points to German secret service collaboration with far-right NSU

By Christoph Dreier, 14 November 2013

On Monday, Siegfried Mundlos, the father of the alleged right-wing terrorist Uwe Mundlos, gave evidence to the NSU committee of investigation in Thuringia.

Golden Dawn supporters killed in drive-by shooting in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 6 November 2013

Though the circumstances of the attack remain unclear, the Greek ruling elite is pushing for greater police powers after the murder of two Golden Dawn members.

Witness in German NSU investigation dies in car fire

By Sven Heymann, 22 October 2013

Witnesses have reported hearing an explosion shortly after Florian H got in to his car.

Greek pseudo-lefts support state ban on fascist Golden Dawn

By Christoph Dreier, 2 October 2013

Fearing that workers will begin to take the struggle against the fascists into their own hands, the Greek government has arrested leading members of Golden Dawn to bolster the credibility of the state.

Crackdown on Golden Dawn in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 30 September 2013

On Saturday, 18 leading members of Golden Dawn, including the chairman of the party, Nikos Michaloliakos, were arrested.

Political issues in the struggle against the threat of fascism and dictatorship in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 28 September 2013

Golden Dawn has been deliberately built up by the ruling class to spearhead the violent suppression of the working class.

Protests continue against social cuts and fascist terror in Greece

By Christoph Dreier and Katerina Selin, 25 September 2013

As new evidence of official support for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group emerges, unions and pseudo-left parties are trying to politically subordinate protests to the state.

Protests shake Greece after fascist murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas

By Christoph Dreier, 20 September 2013

On Thursday thousands again took to the streets in Greece to protest social cuts and the fascist murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas.

Greece to ban Golden Dawn after fascists assassinate musician Pavlos Fyssas

By Cristoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 19 September 2013

Fyssas was attacked by dozens of neo-Nazis whom eyewitnesses identified as supporters and members of Golden Dawn.

Conservatives to lead new government in Norway

By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2013

Norway is set for one of the most right-wing governments in its history.

Greece: Thousands protest attack on KKE by fascist Golden Dawn

By John Vassilopoulos, 16 September 2013

Thousands protested in Greece after Golden Dawn supporters attacked Greek Communist Party (KKE) members, wounding nine.

Fascist Golden Dawn makes visit to Greek shipyards

By John Vassilopoulos, 14 August 2013

The visit by Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party to Perama shipyard workers is an indictment of the trade union bureaucracy.

Russian authorities persecute immigrants

By Clara Weiss, 14 August 2013

Russian authorities have conducted a wave of raids against immigrants in Moscow since the end of July, resulting in widespread arrests.

Protests at Greek detention camp highlight state violence against immigrants in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg, 13 August 2013

The EU’s agency for the protection of European borders, Frontex, has worked with the Greek state to set up centres that are characterized by subhuman conditions.

Germany: New revelations on state links to far-right NSU

By Sven Heymann, 18 July 2013

New revelations suggest that the German state had many more undercover agents in the milieu of the far-right NSU than previously disclosed.

Student killed by fascists in central Paris

By Pierre Mabut, 14 June 2013

An 18-year-old student and anti-fascist was beaten to death by a group of fascist thugs June 5 near the St. Lazare rail station in central Paris.

Germany: The NSU investigation committee and the Left Party

By Johannes Stern, 27 May 2013

The Left Party has worked closely with other bourgeois parties and the security services to defend the bourgeois state from the escalating neo-Nazi NSU scandal.

Far-right figure commits suicide in Paris’ Notre Dame to protest gay marriage

By Antoine Lerougetel, 25 May 2013

Dominique Venner, 78, a prominent intellectual in far-right circles in France, shot himself dead on Tuesday in front of the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Stalemate after elections in Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, 20 May 2013

The Bulgarian parliamentary elections of May 12 have exposed the deep divide between the population and the country's political elite.

The NSU neo-Nazi gang and the German intelligence service

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 May 2013

The effort in the NSU trial to ignore the role of the German secret service and other state agencies makes clear that the object of the proceeding is to cover up rather than reveal the truth.

Former guard in Nazi concentration camp arrested in Germany

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15 May 2013

Earlier this month, German authorities arrested 93-year-old Hans Lipschis, a former guard at the Nazi extermination camp in Auschwitz.

Trial of neo-Nazi terrorist group begins in Munich

By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2013

The federal prosecutor and judges in the neo-Nazi NSU trial want to limit further revelations about state involvement in the group’s murders.

Athens mayor bans fascist demonstration

By Christoph Dreier, 4 May 2013

Police intervened to prevent supporters of the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn from carrying out a food distribution in Athens’ Syntagma Square.

Latest disclosures link German state with neo-Nazi terrorists

By Sven Heymann, 1 May 2013

New evidence relating to neo-Nazi murders exposes the criminal involvement of Germany’s state and federal intelligence agencies.

State prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, target anti-Nazi protesters

By Martin Nowak, 26 April 2013

The state prosecutor in Dresden is systematically targeting opponents of Nazi groups, in a region that is one of the centres of right-wing extremism in Germany.

German state court defers trial of neo-Nazi gang

By Sven Heymann, 19 April 2013

The deferment of the trial of the National Socialist Underground is an affront to the families of the victims of the neo-Nazi murder gang.

Right-wing opponents of the euro found party in Berlin

By Ulrich Rippert, 17 April 2013

The Alternative for Germany is an attempt to deflect growing resistance to the anti-social policies of the EU into right-wing nationalist channels.

Large neo-fascist vote in French by-election: A warning to the working class

By Anthony Torres, 29 March 2013

After 10 months in government, the Socialist Party experienced a serious defeat in the Oise constituency by-election, resulting in a large neo-fascist vote.

Germany: Inquiry committee posts interim report on neo-Nazi terrorist group

By Sven Heymann, 19 March 2013

The report exposes how the police and secret service directly aided the extreme right in Thuringia.

The right-wing threat in Greece

By Cristoph Dreier, 13 March 2013

Some 68 years after the end of Nazi rule in Europe, fascistic organizations are again part of official politics, and entire ethnic groups are deported and humiliated.

Russian government intensifies witch-hunt of migrant workers

By Clara Weiss, 18 January 2013

Against a background of growing social tensions, the Russian government is stepping up its anti-immigrant measures in close collaboration with fascist groups.

Why the SEP (Germany) rejects a state ban of the neo-fascist NPD

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), 10 January 2013

Last month, the German upper house of parliament agreed to take a case to the Supreme Court aiming to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Anti-Semitic outburst in the Hungarian parliament

By Markus Salzmann, 31 December 2012

The latest anti-Semitic outburst by the deputy chair of the far-right Jobbik party marks a further rightward turn in Hungarian politics.

Austrian billionaire Stronach launches new right-wing party

By Markus Salzmann, 6 December 2012

Given the increasing economic and social tensions in Austria, Frank Stronach stridently represents the interests of the financial elite and receives the support of business circles.

German federal prosecutor brings charges against neo-Nazi terrorist

By Dietmar Henning, 20 November 2012

On November 8 the German chief federal prosecutor’s office announced charges against the neo-Nazi terrorist Beate Zschäpe.

The danger of fascism in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 23 October 2012

Brutal attacks on the social rights of the working class across Europe are accompanied by the growth of fascistic movements such as Greece’s Golden Dawn.

Greek police torture anti-fascist protesters

By Christoph Dreier, 11 October 2012

While anti-fascist demonstrators are being tortured and abused in Greek jails, the EU is encouraging and tolerating this practice.

Greek police collude with fascist Golden Dawn group

By Robert Stevens, 9 October 2012

Greek police are ever more openly colluding with the fascist Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) organization.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik sentenced to 21 years

By Jordan Shilton, 25 August 2012

The Oslo District Court yesterday ruled that fascist mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was sane and handed down the maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment for his homicidal attacks in July 2011.

Norwegian government report whitewashes Breivik terror attacks

By Jordan Shilton, 23 August 2012

While concluding that authorities could have prevented Anders Breivik’s July 22, 2011 massacre, the official review obscures the political nature of the attacks.

Italian right wing honours fascist war criminal

By Marianne Arens, 22 August 2012

An Italian town has erected a monument to the notorious fascist, Rodolfo Graziani.

Greece: Fascists step up assaults on political opponents and migrants

By Jordan Shilton, 13 June 2012

The assault launched by the spokesman of Greece’s neo-fascist Golden Dawn against two political rivals on live television must be taken as a warning to working people.

Hands off the Socialist Equality Party in Germany!

By Peter Schwarz, 26 April 2012

The assault on three meetings of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany in defence of Günter Grass represent an enormous intensification of the attacks on democratic rights.

Anders Breivik and the Guardian: Suzanne Moore’s “sympathy for the devil” moment

By Chris Marsden, 26 April 2012

UK columnist Suzanne Moore has produced an opinion piece that expresses her understanding towards the xenophobic sentiments that ultimately gave rise to the mass murder committed by Anders Breivik.

The Breivik trial

By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 25 April 2012

The trial of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been dominated by the testimony of the 33-year-old right-wing terrorist.

Fascist Anders Breivik defends mass killings as trial opens in Norway

By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2012

On day two of his trial, Anders Breivik gave an hour-long defence of his slaughter of 77 people last July and said that he would do it again.

Questions emerge over police handling of Toulouse, France killings

By Alex Lantier, 24 March 2012

Details on the alleged gunman in a series of murders in Toulouse raise serious questions about the conduct of French intelligence and police agencies.

Gunman kills four at Jewish school in Toulouse, France

By Alex Lantier, 20 March 2012

An unidentified gunman killed four people yesterday at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, in southwestern France.

All-party coalition supports Gauck as new German president

By Peter Schwarz, 22 February 2012

Five of the six parties represented in the German parliament have backed right-winger Joachim Gauck as their candidate for the post of president.

The French petty-bourgeois “left” and the rise of the neo-fascist vote

By F. Dubois, 31 January 2012

The petty-bourgeois “left” parties, who have strangled workers’ struggles, bear the main responsibility for the rise of neo-fascist influence.

German government sets up neo-Nazi database

By Dietmar Henning, 23 January 2012

The German government has responded to revelations of neo-Nazi murders by the Zwickau terrorist cell by centralizing and expanding the security authorities.

Neo-fascist Breivik warned Norwegian authorities of plans for mass murder

By Robert Stevens, 11 January 2012

The neo-fascist mass murderer Anders Breivik called the Norwegian Government Services Centre last March, threatening to carry out a massacre. The call was placed just four months before he murdered 77 people and injured another 151.

Germany: Neo-Nazi terror and the secret service

By Dietmar Henning, 24 December 2011

New details continue to emerge about the murders carried out by the three far-right terrorists from Zwickau, responsible for killing nine immigrants and a police officer, three bomb attacks and 14 bank raids between 2000 and 2007.

Far-right fanatic guns down immigrants in Florence

By Stefan Steinberg, 16 December 2011

An Italian author with links to the extreme right shot down two immigrants and seriously wounded three others in Florence on Tuesday before taking his own life.