Tag: right-wing extremism
Parliamentary elections in Austria
Fresh elections were held in Austria on Sunday, 29 September. They were called after the Ibiza video had blown apart the governing coalition between the right-wing conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and a motion of no confidence by the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) had prevented the ÖVP from governing alone.
Schicksalswahl für Europa?
Es sind denkbar unruhige Zeiten für die Europäische Union, in denen die Europawahl 2019 stattfinden wird. Die Folgen der Eurokrise sind lange nicht überwunden, während die Union mit Sorge auf den nahenden nächsten Krisenzyklus blickt. Als eine der Folgen der Eurokrise hat sich in der Europäischen Union und in den Mitgliedstaaten zudem eine handfeste Legitimationskrise des Systems der repräsentativen Demokratie verstärkt ...
The end of Swedish exceptionalism
The day after the election, no one knows who will be governing Sweden in the coming four years. The two traditional coalitions are tied at almost exactly the same result. The current governing red/green coalition; the Social Democrats, the Greens and passive support from the Left Party, received 40.6% of the votes, while the challenging centre-right coalition; the Moderates, Liberals, Centre Party and Christian Democrats, ended up with 40 ...
Comment on neo-Nazi-trial by Fritz Burschel
It is finished. But then again – not quite. Finally, after 438 trial days spanning over five years, the 6th Senate of the Munich High District Court – the state security senate – has issued its long-awaited verdict in the NSU ("National Socialist Underground") trial. Beate Zschäpe was found guilty of being complicit in 10 murders, 43 attempted murders, 2 severe bombing attacks and 15 bank and other robberies, and sentenced to life in prison ...
Comment on neo-Nazi-trial by Fritz Burschel
It is finished. But then again – not quite. Finally, after 438 trial days spanning over five years, the 6th Senate of the Munich High District Court – the state security senate – has issued its long-awaited verdict in the NSU ("National Socialist Underground") trial. Video Comment by Fritz Burschel in German with English subtitles (length 11:08 min ...
A love-hate relationship
EU 2016: the political crisis follows the financial and economic crisis. Right-wing populists have taken over the government in Hungary and Poland. In France the far right Front National is making gradual inroads towards power; Member of the European Parliament Marine Le Pen wants to become president in 2017 ...
Golden Dawn on Trial
After many years of bloody action on the streets, the leaders and officials of Golden Dawn are in the dock facing charges of directing and participating in a criminal organisation. No special legislation or political intervention was required. All that was needed was the state’s decision to allow the criminal code to be applied and the combining of dozens of case files on the activities of Golden Dawn’s hit squads ...
Golden Dawn Watch - Keep your eyes open!
On 20 April started the trial against members of the nazi party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi). As presently one of the most important trials in Greece, it receives significant attention, not only in Greece but also worldwide. The trial represents a societal and juridical milestone in the handling of neo-Nazism and regards all of us ...
The Far Right in Europe
On the occasion of the European Summer University for Social Movements and in co-operation with Attac we prepared two workshops, both concentration on the situation of the far right in Europe.The first workshop will map the far right political subjects and analyse their different peculiar aspects in several European countries ...
Mapping Ultra-Right Extremism, Xenophobia and Racism within the Greek State Apparatus
This study does not cover ultra-right political culture in Greece in a general way, nor even Golden Dawn per se, but poses a simpler question: How is to be explained that Golden Dawn is being treated by the State as another organization in the mould of the “17 November” group, despite the obvious fact ...
The rise of the neo-Nazi party ‘Golden Dawn’ in Greece
One of the most significant repercussions of the economic, social and political crisis in Greece is the emergence of the openly National Socialist group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on the Greek political scene. The organization arose only a few years after the Greek military junta (1967-1974), but until 2009 it existed only at the right-wing fringes of society, going mostly unnoticed by the general public ...
Racism and Anti-Roma resentments in Central- and Eastern Europe
Ein Seminar in Ostrawa? Fünf Jahre nach dem sogenannten Ostrava-Fall* war ein Seminar in der nordtschechischen Stadt durchaus geeignet, um mehr darüber zu erfahren, ob sich die Situation der Roma in der tschechischen Republik verändert hat und wie sie sich in den Nachbarstaaten in Mittel- und Ost-Europa inzwischen darstellt ...
The crisis in Europe and the success of right wing populism - RLS Papers Series
In the aftermath of the economic crisis in Europe parties from the extreme right, right-wing populist parties, movements and individuals get more and more support from Europe's citizens.In times of European and global competition for production sites, employment, and social standards, rightist parties manage to gain support from voters ...
Antigypsyism and Racism in Past and Present Europe
Roma sind in Europa seit Jahrhunderten massiver Diskriminierung, Ausgrenzung und Verfol-gung ausgesetzt. Über 60 % der deutschen Sinti und Roma fielen dem nationalsozialistischen Rassenwahn zum Opfer, in manchen Ländern Osteuropas waren es noch mehr. Um sich mit dem nationalsozialistischen Völkermord und mit der Situation der Roma im heutigen Europa zu befassen, fand am 11 ...
10,000 Roma in Germany to be deported to Kosovo: A cold welcome
During the wars in former Yugoslavia, some 130,000 members of the minority of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians (RAE) from Kosovo, fled. After arson attacks and expulsions during the war in Kosovo in 1999, and after the renewed flare-up of ethnic violence in 2004, no more than 35,000 of them still live in Kosovo today ...
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