Growth of extreme right in Europe

Nazi propaganda during German Unity celebration in Dresden

By Ulrich Rippert, 6 October 2016

Police encouraged right-wing anti-immigrant activists to demonstrate right in front of the main reviewing stands.

Neo-fascist Marine Le Pen launches 2017 French presidential election bid

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.

French unions join far-right movement against refugees in Calais

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.

The repulsive spectacle of the Berlin Senate election television debate

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.

Polish and Ukrainian governments use World War II war crimes to promote nationalism

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.

Polish PiS government encourages anti-Semitism

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.

Clinton highlights Trump’s ultra-right ties to curry favor with establishment Republicans

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.

On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

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.

Fascist killer of Labour MP Jo Cox to stand trial for murder

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.

MP’s murder exposes role of neo-fascists in British Leave campaign

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.

French Socialist Party’s labor reform boosts far-right National Front

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.

Netanyahu seeks to shore up Israeli government with far-right alliance

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.

Further evidence of ties between German neo-Nazi group and domestic intelligence agency

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?

UK: Left Leave campaign lays out its nationalist agenda in Brexit referendum

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.

Close race in Austrian presidential election

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.

French government backs neo-fascist protest against opposition to labor law

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.

Far-right Alternative for Germany adopts party programme

By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2016

At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program.

Far-right victory in Austrian presidential elections: A warning

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.

German undercover agent employed National Socialist Underground terrorists

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.

Electoral success of AfD strengthens far-right forces in Germany

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.

German state elections: The repackaging of right-wing politics

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.

What do the electoral gains of the right-wing Alternative for Germany signify?

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.

Slavoj Žižek: From pseudo-left to new right

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.

US Congress quietly enables funding for Ukrainian neo-Nazi-led Azov Regiment

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.

Sweden announces plans to deport up to 80,000 refugees

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.

Council of Europe issues report on far-right massacre in Odessa

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.

Hundreds of Neo-Nazis riot in Leipzig, Germany

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.

German government party steps up its anti-refugee agitation

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.

Co-defendant Ralf Wohlleben testifies in German neo-Nazi trial

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.

American Nazi web site acclaims Humboldt Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 19 December 2015

Professor of Eastern European History Jörg Baberowski is gaining growing recognition in international right-wing and fascist circles.

Imperialism, the “war on terror” and anti-Muslim hysteria

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.

Neo-fascist National Front leads first round of French regional elections

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.

After Paris attacks, neo-fascists surge in polls for French regional elections

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.

The state of emergency and the collapse of French democracy

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.

Right wing dictates German refugee policy

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.

Dangerous developments in Germany

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.

State and media active in building up a far-right movement 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.

Germany: Cover-up of Oktoberfest bombing continues

By Dietmar Henning, 19 October 2015

Despite official investigations, state authorities continue to conceal the true identities of those behind the Oktoberfest bombing.

Murder trial implicates leadership of fascist Golden Dawn in Greece

By Robert Stevens, 13 October 2015

Nikos Michaloliakos and other Golden Dawn officials are accused of being part of a criminal organisation.

Far Right FPÖ doubles vote in Austrian regional election

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.

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part one

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.

Ultra-right Maidan forces riot in Kiev over eastern Ukrainian autonomy law

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.

Neo-fascist rally exposes Finnish government’s ties to extreme right

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.

France’s neo-fascist National Front expels its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

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.

Syriza’s austerity policies pave way for far right in Greece

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.

Right Sector threatens violence throughout Ukraine

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.

Auschwitz bookkeeper Gröning sentenced to four years in prison

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.

Documentary examines unanswered questions about the National Socialist Underground

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.

Far right makes major gains in Danish elections

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.

French neo-fascists committed street crimes to stoke insecurity and fear

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.

Austrian Social Democrats form coalition with far-right party

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.

New details on connections between German intelligence and neo-Nazis

By Dietmar Henning, 1 June 2015

Mounting evidence indicates that the German intelligence agency aimed to foster right-wing political extremism.

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.