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Spain's general election 2019: all you need to know

Spain will hold its third general election in four years on Sunday 28 AprilOn Sunday 28 April, Spain will hold its third general election in four years. The poll was called by the country’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, after rightwing parties and separatist Catalan parties rejected his 2019 budget in February. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Catalonia, World news, The far right, Podemos, Pedro Sanchez


Politician from Hitler's home town resigns over 'deeply racist' poem

Christian Schilcher’s poem about immigration is described as ‘abominable’, ‘disgusting’ and ‘inhuman’ The deputy mayor of Adolf Hitler’s home town has resigned after publishing a poem about immigration whose imagery was described by Austria’s chancellor as “disgusting, inhuman and deeply racist”.Christian Schilcher, the deputy mayor of Branau am Inn, published his poem in the Easter edition of a local newspaper affiliated to his far-right Freedom party. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Austria, The far right, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Christian Schilcher, Branau


The shocking rape trial that galvanised Spain’s feminists – and the far right

The ‘wolf pack’ case inspired widespread anger and protests against sexual assault laws in Spain. But the anti-feminist backlash that followed has helped propel the far right to its biggest gains since Franco. By Meaghan BeatleyIn the early hours of 7 July 2016, surrounded by throngs of revellers dancing and drinking, an 18-year-old woman suddenly found herself alone. She was standing on Plaza del Castillo, a square in the centre of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, which was hosting its an...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, Spain, UK News, World news, Feminism, The far right, Pamplona, San Fermin, Rape and sexual assault, Meaghan BeatleyIn


Republican discussed violent attacks and surveillance with rightwingers

Washington state representative Matt Shea exchanged messages with far-right figures, chat records obtained by the Guardian reveal A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US news, The far right, Washington State, Shea, Matt Shea, Spokane Valley, Guardian State


Resisting the right: the woman who is a beacon of hope in Salvini's Italy

Antonella Bundu is the lead candidate in a coalition of anti-fascist radical-left partiesOn a peaceful Monday morning in March 2018, a Senegalese street vendor named Idy Diene was murdered on the Vespucci bridge in Florence. The man who fired the six fatal shots was an Italian pensioner who told the police he had shot randomly at the first person he encountered. He had previously attempted to take his own life.Antonella Bundu, 49, was one of the first people to arrive at the scene. She burst int...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, The far right, Florence, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Vespucci, Antonella Bundu, Idy Diene


Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First

Number of organisations and individuals permanently banned for being ‘dangerous’Facebook has permanently banned a number of far-right organisations and individuals including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First under its “dangerous individuals and organisations” policy.The ban, which came into effect at midday on Thursday, extends beyond the groups and individuals specifically cited as hate organisations: posts and other content that “expresses pra...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, Britain, The far right, English Defence League, Nick Griffin, Bnp, British National, EDL, BNP EDL


A bunker for Bauhaus: design school comes home to Weimar

The Bauhaus was born in Weimar, but was forced to flee the conservative city. Now it’s back with a centenary museum – as Germany’s far right rises againThe German city of Weimar has long bathed in its historic cultural heritage, boasting such illustrious former residents as Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt. Its quiet cobbled streets are lined with creamy stuccoed piles where great men of letters convened, and stately theatres where premieres were performed. But, while it is happy to wallow in th...
Tags: Europe, Design, Germany, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, The far right, Adolf Hitler, Bauhaus, Weimar, Nazism, Goethe Schiller Bach, Wolfgang Holler


Far-right Vox party set for breakthrough in Spanish elections

Upstart party is on course for 10% of the vote as Spanish right fragments after decades of dominance by People’s party The symbolism of Vox’s election campaign launch in Madrid on Thursday was not particularly hard to fathom. In the central square named after Christopher Columbus, near a statue of Blas de Lazo, the battle-scarred, one-legged Spanish admiral who vanquished the British fleet off Colombia 278 years ago, the far-right party’s leader issued a familiar call to arms.Vox weren’t after a...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Colombia, The far right, Madrid, Vox, Christopher Columbus, Santiago Abascal, Blas de Lazo


Steve Bannon ‘told Italy’s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy’

Trump’s ex-strategist advised Matteo Salvini ‘to target pontiff’s stance on plight of refugees’Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon advised Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini to attack the pope over the issue of migration, according to sources close to the Italian far right.During a meeting in Washington in April 2016, Bannon – who would within a few months take up his role as head of Trump’s presidential campaign – suggested the leader of Italy’s anti-immigration League par...
Tags: Religion, World news, Migration, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Italy, The far right, Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini, Steve Bannon


This newsletter was not written by a robot*

Bots are becoming an inevitable part of newsgathering. Two women are determined to prevent them becoming an inevitable part of warfare*although it’s a bit stilted in placesIn a week in which robot journalists won new customers and admirers in Britain, you’ll be reassured to note that the Guardian is still relying on human beings, for the Upside series at least.And very busy they were, investigating hopeful stories that all involved David-and-Goliath struggles, albeit in very different fields. Co...
Tags: Food, Astronomy, Space, Science, Media, UK News, World news, Newspapers, Work & careers, David, Britain, Ireland, Robots, Switzerland, The far right, Access to water


Ultranationalism in Ukraine – a photo essay

The growing presence of far-right groups in Ukraine leaves the west in a quandary. The ultranationalists have played a key role in fighting Russia-backed separatist rebels and are now challenging government corruption. But they are pushing for changes that go against democratic idealsThe country’s ultranationalist groups came to the fore in 2014, when they kickstarted massive street protests that led to the ousting of the Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych. Russia responded by annexing ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Art and design, The far right, Crimean Peninsula, Viktor Yanukovych Russia


German police raid 30 premises linked to far-right extremists

Alleged target is Inferno Cottbus ’99 group, suspected of criminal activity and neo-NazismPolice have carried out extensive raids in four German states on premises linked to suspected far-right extremists.Thirty properties including flats, offices and commercial premises in the states of Brandenburg, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Saxony were searched in the operations which began at dawn and continued into Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, The far right, Saxony, Inferno Cottbus, Brandenburg Berlin Mecklenburg Vorpommern


Mussolini’s great-grandson claims Facebook suspended his account

Caio Mussolini says apparent deletion of social media account is ‘discrimination’Far-right Italian activists and politicians, including the great-grandson of Benito Mussolini, have accused Facebook of “discrimination” after their accounts were apparently suspended.“I find it unacceptable that Facebook has closed my personal profile just because my surname is Mussolini,” said the fascist dictator’s great-grandson Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini on Monday, as he threatened legal action against the so...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Social Media, World news, Italy, The far right, Mussolini, Benito Mussolini, Caio Mussolini, Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini


Israelis go to the polls: what you need to know

Election seen as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who could almost certainly become Israel’s longest-serving leaderIsraelis are due to cast their votes on Tuesday in an election that could end Benjamin Netanyahu’s astonishing 10-year uninterrupted run as prime minister. Or he will be re-elected, virtually guaranteeing him the title of Israel’s longest-ever serving leader. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, The far right, Benjamin Netanyahu


Matteo Salvini launches campaign to forge far-right alliance

Italian deputy PM and leader of nationalist League party pledges to create new bloc in European parliamentWith lofty rhetoric and classic populist messaging, Italy’s Matteo Salvini launched what he called “a vision of Europe for the next 50 years” in Milan on Monday, in an attempt to bring the far right from across Europe into an alliance.Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of the nationalist League party shared a stage with politicians from three other nationalist parties in the conference...
Tags: Europe, Milan, European Union, World news, Italy, The far right, Viktor Orban, League, Matteo Salvini


Israelis prepare to go to the polls: here's what we know

Election seen as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who could almost certainly become Israel’s longest-serving leaderIsraelis are due to cast their votes on Tuesday in an election that could end Benjamin Netanyahu’s astonishing 10-year uninterrupted run as prime minister. Or he will be re-elected, virtually guaranteeing him the title of Israel’s longest-ever serving leader. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, The far right, Benjamin Netanyahu


Holocaust memorial replica stunt shines light on rightwing radicalism in Germany

Art collective likened to ‘terrorist organisation’ by far-right politician Björn HockeWhen a group of performance artists erected a replica of Berlin’s Holocaust memorial next to the home of a far-right politician, they were hoping to draw attention to the revisionist views of a rising figure on Germany’s nationalist right.But as the collective finds itself targeted by the first criminal investigation of its kind against a group of artists in modern German history, their stunt is instead putting...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, The far right, Björn HockeWhen


'We had to fight': the Swiss youth group taking on right-wing populism

Operation Libero’s clever campaigns aim to tackle a climate of fear and pessimism How do you beat rightwing populists? With pink socks, viral videos, condoms – and an iron determination not to let them decide what matters.That’s how Operation Libero are doing it anyway. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Switzerland, The far right


Populists are whipping up a storm as Europe faces lurch to the right

Nationalist groups across the continent are stoking anti-immigrant and Islamophobic sentiment to win seats in next month’s EU electionsThe battle for Europe is coming to a head – but, surprise, surprise, the main focus is not Brexit. Across the continent, far-right populist and nationalist parties are mobilising ahead of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. Polls show their support growing. For Europe’s newly energised hard right, Brexit is both a spur and a sideshow.Whipping up anti-immigr...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, The far right, Brussels, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini


Far-right terrorists are one step ahead of you in UK, police told

UK security services ‘don’t know where threat is coming from’, according to charity Hope Not HateThe UK’s police and security services remain dangerously ill-equipped to identify and counter the long-term terror threat from a new wave of far-right politics, according to researchers who helped head off a plot to assassinate a Labour MP.The anti-racism charity Hope not Hate was instrumental in foiling a plan to murder the West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. The legal case at the centre of this plot c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Police, UK News, Labour, UK security and counter-terrorism, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, MI5, West Lancashire, Rosie Cooper


Footage of Italian boy who stood up to fascists goes viral

Video shows boy known as Simone saying Roma people should not ‘be abandoned’A 15-year-old boy who stood up to far-right activists during violent protests in Rome has won plaudits across Italy.The boy, Simone, was filmed speaking out in defence of minorities on Tuesday, when hundreds of far-right activists and residents took to the streets of Torre Maura, a Rome suburb. They were demonstrating against the temporary rehousing of 70 Roma people at a reception centre in the area. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, Refugees, The far right, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, Simone, Torre Maura


Boy confronts far-right activists protesting against Roma refugees in Italy – video

A 15-year-old boy is being hailed as a 'hero of the left’ after he stood up to far-right activists during violent protests in Rome. Simone was filmed speaking out in defence of minorities on Tuesday, when hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate against the temporary rehousing of 70 Roma people in Torre Maura, a Rome suburbFootage of Italian boy who stood up to fascists goes viral Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Rome, Italy, Refugees, The far right, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, Torre Maura, Rome Simone


'Italians go for the strongman': Montalbano author on fascism and the future

Andrea Camilleri, the novelist behind the much-loved Inspector Montalbano, has become a vocal critic of the Italian governmentInspector Montalbano’s fate is already sealed, his end written 13 years ago by Sicilian novelist Andrea Camilleri, who created the character in the early 1990s. Since then he has become the most beloved Italian policeman in the world and the subject of a popular television series in the UK.In 2006 the inspector’s “grand finale” was put in a drawer in the Palermo offices o...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, World news, Culture, Italy, The far right, Palermo, Andrea Camilleri, Montalbano, Camilleri


Salvini aims to forge far-right alliance ahead of European elections

Italian deputy PM seeking to create bloc of populist parties in European parliamentMatteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of its far-right League party, will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan next week aimed at building an alliance before elections in May.Salvini is attempting to position himself as the informal leader of Eurosceptic, populist forces in Europe, but it remains unclear whether any kind of formal coalition will work, given policy differences ...
Tags: Europe, Milan, European Union, World news, Italy, The far right, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Salvini Italy


Hope Not Hate spy played key role in stopping far-right plot to murder MP

Robbie Mullen was told by Jack Renshaw of his plan to stab Labour’s Rosie CooperDetails have emerged of how a plot by a neo-Nazi to kill an MP and a serving police officer was foiled by an anti-racism charity that had infiltrated the group.Just over a year had passed since the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox when Robbie Mullen joined comrades from Britain’s only banned neo-Nazi group in the Friar Penketh, a bustling Wetherspoons pub in Warrington town centre. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Race, UK News, Britain, UK criminal justice, Labour, The far right, Nazi, Warrington, Antisemitism, Jo Cox, Jack Renshaw, Robbie Mullen, Rosie CooperDetails, Friar Penketh


Spanish PM: Brexit and Catalan independence bid both based on lies

Exclusive: Pedro Sánchez says rhetoric in both debates will lead societies down blind alleySpain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has compared Brexit to the failed push for Catalan independence, warning that “engaging in campaigns or political projects based on lies eventually leads societies down a blind alley”.Renewing his appeal for the UK to accept the EU’s withdrawal deal, Sánchez said he saw clear parallels between the rhetoric that drove the Brexit debate and the arguments used in the reg...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, Spain, World news, The far right, Brexit, Sánchez, Pedro Sanchez


Muslims and Jews face a common threat from white supremacists. We must fight it together | Jonathan Freedland and Mehdi Hasan

From Christchurch to Pittsburgh, the two communities are under attack. It is time to stand unitedThe two of us have been having the exact same conversation for the past decade. About antisemitism and Islamophobia. One of us a Muslim, the other a Jew, we have conducted it in public and in private, on Twitter and on TV. We’ve agreed; we’ve argued; we’ve even wandered off topic to trade tips on how to get through a fast. Now we’ve come together because of the urgent and common threat that we face. ...
Tags: World news, New Zealand, The far right, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Jonathan Freedland, Mehdi Hasan, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Christchurch New Zealand, Antisemitism, Christchurch shooting


Rosie Cooper: 'I was to be murdered to send a message to the state' – video

Labour MP Rosie Cooper has spoken in the house of commons about the attempted plot to murder her. Jack Renshaw, 23, admitted to preparing an act of terrorism after he bought a machete to kill Cooper. She said that ‘our freedoms, our way of life, our democracy is under threat’. Speaker of the house, John Bercow commended her courage, adding that Parliament will not be ‘cowed’ and ‘the sooner the purveyors of hate, of fascism, of nazism, of a death cult realise that, the better’ Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, John Bercow, The far right, Parliament, Cooper, Rosie Cooper, Jack Renshaw


Neo-fascist violence keeps Roma out of Rome neighbourhood

Demonstrators set fire to cars and destroyed food meant for Roma before city surrendered to protestsHundreds of neo-fascists, far-right activists and locals took to the streets of Rome on Tuesday in a violent protest against 70 Roma people, including 33 children and 22 women, who were to be temporarily transferred to a reception ccentre in the neighbourhood.Demonstrators set fire to cars and bins, destroyed food that was meant for Roma and prevented their entry into a shelter for vulnerable peop...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, The far right, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, Five Star Movement


Meet Thierry Baudet, the suave new face of Dutch rightwing populism | Joost de Vries

The far right’s rising star has come to prominence by convincing voters he’s not as crude as Geert WildersFor the past decade, the face of Dutch populism has been Geert Wilders, notorious for being anti-Muslim, anti‑immigrant, anti-establishment, anti-intellectual, anti-pretty much anything with three syllables or more. Related: This is Europe: stay close with the Guardian’s email updates Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Netherlands, The far right, Geert Wilders, Thierry Baudet, Joost de Vries, Geert WildersFor