Growth of extreme right in Europe
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.
By Justus Leicht, 15 December 2011
Calls to prohibit the NPD have become more vocal, especially since the series of murders by the far-right terrorist Nationalsozialistischen Untergrund (Nazi Underground—NSU) was uncovered.
By Anna Rombach, 17 November 2011
Rosen Plevneliev, the candidate of the right-wing GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) party, won the Bulgarian presidency October 30.
By Dietmar Henning, 16 November 2011
For 13 years three neo-Nazis from the East German town of Jena waged a bloody, racist campaign against foreigners.
By Anna Rombach, 7 October 2011
Bulgaria has recently witnessed violence against Roma for the first time. There were violent demonstrations against the Roma minority in the capital Sofia and 14 other cities, including Plovdiv, Varna and Pleven.
By Markus Salzmann, 16 September 2011
The Czech Civic Democratic Party is trying to suppress opposition to its austerity program by relying on far-right forces.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 September 2011
In recent weeks, the Czech Republic has witnessed violent attacks on the Roma minority, sparked by clashes between Roma and young Czechs.
By Markus Salzmann, 11 August 2011
Hungary’s right-wing government led by Victor Orban has used its 15 months in office to systematically establish an authoritarian regime.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 August 2011
Several ultra-right parties and groups are using their participation in the Berlin State election in September to disseminate vile propaganda.
By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2011
The Norwegian fascist Anders Breivik, who slaughtered 76 people in Norway, has numerous likeminded associates throughout Europe.
By Paul Bond, 2 August 2011
Belgium has become the latest European country to implement a legal ban on the wearing of the Islamic burqa in public.
By Stefan Steinberg, 30 July 2011
The political and media reaction to the terrorist atrocity carried out in Oslo a week ago reflects a social order in a profound state of political and ideological decay.
By Kumaran Ira, 29 July 2011
Members of far-right parties across Europe have endorsed the mass killing last Friday carried out by a right-wing anti-Islamic extremist in Norway, Anders Breivik.
By Susan Garth, 28 July 2011
The media and politicians are working assiduously to obscure the political motives of the killer, his connections to far-right and fascist organizations, and the political and moral responsibility borne by establishment parties and politicians.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 July 2011
There is a clear link between the campaign of incitement against Muslims, which has been supported by all of the parties of the US and European bourgeois establishment and by the media, and the political motives of the fascist who murdered 76 people in Oslo last Friday.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 July 2011
The murder of at least 92 people in Oslo signals the emergence of fascist terrorist violence animated by a hatred of Marxism and the working class.
By Mike Head, 23 July 2011
A right-wing anti-Islamic extremist is being held over a terror bombing in downtown Oslo that killed seven people and an automatic weapons attack on youth at a Norwegian Labour Party camp that killed at least 80.
By Markus Salzmann, 21 July 2011
The Hungarian Parliament passed a law on 11 July introducing forced labor for the unemployed.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 June 2011
According to a poll conducted in late May, the ultra-right Freedom Party of Austria (FP), led by Heinz-Christian Strache, has the highest level of support in Austria.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 10 May 2011
The publication of discussions inside the leadership of the French Football Federation (FFF) on introducing racial quotas into national football academies has exposed the impact of years of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies on French society.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 May 2011
With its decision to halt the expulsion procedures against Thilo Sarrazin and to keep this blatant racist in the ranks of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), German social democracy has moved sharply to the right.
By our reporters, 5 May 2011
The neo-fascist National Front (FN) held a rally on May Day to compete with the union-led march, as the FN rises in the polls.
By Markus Salzmann, 3 May 2011
Weeks of violence by neo-fascist groups against the Roma minority in the northern Hungarian town of Gyöngyöspata is a direct result of the right-wing nationalist policies of the ruling Fidesz party.
By Markus Salzmann, 26 April 2011
Hungary’s right-wing government led by Viktor Orban has used its two-thirds majority to adopt a new constitution that will abandon democratic principles and establish the basis for authoritarian rule.
By Alex Lantier, 30 March 2011
The March 27 second round of elections in France to select local councilors confirmed popular rejection of the ruling Union for a Popular Majority (UMP) of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15 March 2011
Following the regional elections held on 2 March the ultra-right, anti-Islamic party of Geert Wilders’s PVV entered the Dutch Senate for the first time.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2011
In France, the neo-fascist National Front (FN) has for the first time ever taken first place in a poll on voting in a presidential election.
By Olivier Laurent and Alex Lantier, 4 February 2011
Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, was elected president of the National Front on January 16. Her election and investiture speech have been the object of media coverage unsurpassed for the French far right.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 8 January 2011
The border fence not only symbolizes “Fortress Europe”, but is a model for the attacks of the European governments on the democratic rights of all the people.
By Anthony Torres, 3 January 2011
Anti-Muslim statements by Marine Le Pen, daughter and heir apparent of Jean-Marie Le Pen as leader of the neo-fascist National Front, have stirred up a media firestorm.
By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 24 December 2010
Without any significant protest from the European Union or the European press, Hungary’s Fidesz party has won overwhelming parliamentary support to pass a new media law that will effectively deprive the country of freedom of the press.
By Dietmar Henning, 17 December 2010
The creation of a new expanded federal police force would establish a huge, uncontrolled security apparatus in Germany.
By Stefan Steinberg, 14 December 2010
The rise of right-wing populism is closely linked to the offensive launched by the ruling elite against the living conditions of European workers and the welfare state system.
By Marianne Arens, 30 November 2010
Just one year after a referendum banning the construction of minarets, another referendum in Switzerland has sharply tightened the country’s immigration law.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 October 2010
Last weekend, in speech laced with anti-Islamic racism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a conference of Christian Democratic youth that multiculturalism had failed in Germany.
By Markus Salzmann, 11 October 2010
Twenty years after the collapse of the Stalinist regime in Hungary, an extreme right-wing party is taking control of the state.
By Dietmar Henning, 9 October 2010
The right-wing populist and racist politician Geert Wilders will play a major role in government policy in the Netherlands.