Growth of extreme right in Europe
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.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 29 January 2016
Sweden’s announcement came the same day as Human Rights Watch published a scathing indictment of the curtailment of democratic rights in Europe in response to the refugee crisis.
By David Levine, 19 January 2016
The Council of Europe report serves to cover up the role of far-right militias in the massacre of oppositionists.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 January 2016
Monday’s right-wing riot in Leipzig took place amid a racist anti-Muslim campaign promoted by German political parties and the media.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 January 2016
The three-day CSU party meeting in the Bavarian town of Wildbad Kreuth began with a sharp attack on refugees.
By Dietmar Henning, 23 December 2015
Wohlleben stands accused of having provided the weapons that were used in a series of politically motivated murders that took place in 2000-2007.
By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2015
Professor of Eastern European History Jörg Baberowski is gaining growing recognition in international right-wing and fascist circles.
By Andre Damon, 9 December 2015
The call by Donald Trump that Muslims be prevented from traveling to the United States exemplifies the reactionary politics that go hand-in-hand with the drive to war.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 December 2015
In elections held under a state of emergency after the November 13 attacks in Paris, the National Front made broad gains in six of France’s 13 regions.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 December 2015
The neo-fascist National Front has emerged as the main beneficiary of the law-and-order hysteria and draconian police-state measures of the Socialist Party.
By Alex Lantier, 19 November 2015
Hollande’s proposed amendments to the French Constitution provide the legal basis for transforming France into a presidential dictatorship.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2015
After days of public haggling, the German government agreed last Thursday on measures that effectively abolish the right to asylum for many refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 29 October 2015
Recent weeks have seen an intensified effort to use the refugee crisis to build up and legitimize extreme right-wing forces in Germany.
By Christoph Dreier, 23 October 2015
The leaders and supporters of the right-wing Pegida movement feel invigorated by the campaign by leading politicians and the media against refugees.
By Dietmar Henning, 19 October 2015
Despite official investigations, state authorities continue to conceal the true identities of those behind the Oktoberfest bombing.
By Robert Stevens, 13 October 2015
Nikos Michaloliakos and other Golden Dawn officials are accused of being part of a criminal organisation.
By Markus Salzmann, 6 October 2015
The Social Democrats were reduced to third strongest political party in Upper Austria, behind the conservative Austrian People’s Party and the far right Austrian Freedom Party.
By Katerina Selin, 11 September 2015
The occupation of Greece by Nazi Germany was the occasion for some of the worst crimes of World War II.
By Alex Lantier, 2 September 2015
The riot underscores the reactionary character of Washington’s client state in Ukraine, substantial sections of which are pushing for total war with Russia.
By Jordan Shilton, 1 September 2015
The strengthening of the extreme right in Finland comes as the US seeks to integrate the Nordic countries in its drive against Russia.
By Stéphane Hugues and Kumaran Ira, 25 August 2015
By expelling its founder over his fascistic remarks, the Front National is seeking to rebrand itself as a mainstream party that the bourgeoisie can rely upon to rule France.
By Kumaran Ira, 4 August 2015
In pointing to the danger of the fascist Golden Dawn, Thanasis Kourkoulas, from Syriza’s Left Platform, is acting in political bad faith.
By Andrea Peters, 18 July 2015
After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere.
By Sybille Fuchs, 18 July 2015
For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis.
By Dietmar Henning, 15 July 2015
German broadcaster 3sat recently aired a film reviewing a spate of suspicious deaths connected to the neo-Nazi NSU organization.
By Jordan Shilton, 23 June 2015
The sharp shift to the right by the Social Democrats has prepared the way for the emergence of xenophobic and nationalist forces.
By Kanda Gabriel, 17 June 2015
National Front members confessed to torching cars and falsely reporting crimes in order to fuel their party’s law and order campaign.
By Markus Salzmann, 12 June 2015
Less than a week after elections in the Austrian state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats concluded a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party.
By Dietmar Henning, 1 June 2015
Mounting evidence indicates that the German intelligence agency aimed to foster right-wing political extremism.
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.