Growth of extreme right in Europe
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Anthony Torres, 28 February 2015
As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 8 January 2015
A fanatical, high-ranking Nazi contributed to building Germany’s post-war intelligence service.
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.
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.
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.
By Stéphane Hugues, 15 December 2014
The National Front has inflicted another humiliating defeat upon the PS, the government, and President François Hollande.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2014
The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 December 2014
The Pegida Demonstrations are aimed at directing growing social tensions into reactionary channels and building a fascist movement.
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.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 4 October 2014
The Senate elections on September 28 were yet another humiliating defeat for France’s ruling Socialist Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
By Marianne Arens, 15 February 2014
Matteo Renzi has organised what amounts to a palace coup to overthrow his party colleague, Enrica Letta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Sven Heymann, 22 October 2013
Witnesses have reported hearing an explosion shortly after Florian H got in to his car.
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.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 September 2013
On Saturday, 18 leading members of Golden Dawn, including the chairman of the party, Nikos Michaloliakos, were arrested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2013
Norway is set for one of the most right-wing governments in its history.
By John Vassilopoulos, 16 September 2013
Thousands protested in Greece after Golden Dawn supporters attacked Greek Communist Party (KKE) members, wounding nine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Sven Heymann, 19 March 2013
The report exposes how the police and secret service directly aided the extreme right in Thuringia.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Robert Stevens, 9 October 2012
Greek police are ever more openly colluding with the fascist Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) organization.
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.
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.
By Marianne Arens, 22 August 2012
An Italian town has erected a monument to the notorious fascist, Rodolfo Graziani.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Alex Lantier, 20 March 2012
An unidentified gunman killed four people yesterday at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, in southwestern France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.