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Germany bans pro-Nazi group that ‘wants to re-establish dictatorship'

Homes of 13 members of far-right group Wolfsbrigade 44 raided in three states More than 180 police officers have raided homes in three German states after the German government banned a far-right group.The homes of 11 members of the Wolfsbrigade 44 group were searched in Hesse, Mecklenburg West-Pomerania and North Rhine-Westphalia to confiscate the group’s funds and far-right propaganda material, the German news agency dpa reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, The far right, Nazi, North Rhine Westphalia, Hesse Mecklenburg West Pomerania


Strongmen review: a chilling history for one nation no longer under Trump

Ruth Ben-Ghiat delivers a superb examination of how close the US came to fascism – and how it has propped it up beforeThis terrific history of strongmen since Mussolini makes it clear that despite a horrific pandemic and massive economic disruption, ordinary democratic Americans have more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving than ever before. Related: Trump's coup failed – but US democracy has been given a scare Continue reading...
Tags: Books, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, The far right, Donald Trump, Mussolini, Trump, Trump Administration, Ruth Ben Ghiat, History books, Politics books


The neo-Nazi symbol posted by Pete Evans has a dark and very strange history | Jason Wilson

The sonnenrad is associated with a grab bag of esoteric racist nonsense, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful as a symbol of hatred and murderIf you weren’t aware that the symbol posted by Pete Evans is functionally equivalent to a swastika, that’s because part of its attraction to contemporary neo-Nazis is its slight obfuscation of the true nature of their movement.It’s also because it has been more widely adopted as a symbol for the racist politics of fascism as the focus of that movemen...
Tags: Nazis, Race, Australia news, Australian media, The far right, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Jason Wilson, Pete Evans, Christchurch shooting


The neo-Nazi symbol posted by Pete Evans has a strange and dark history | Jason Wilson

The sonnenrad is associated with a grab bag of esoteric racist nonsense, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful as a symbol of hatred and murderIf you weren’t aware that the symbol posted by Pete Evans is functionally equivalent to a swastika, that’s because part of its attraction to contemporary neo-Nazis is its slight obfuscation of the true nature of their movement.It’s also because it has been more widely adopted as a symbol for the racist politics of fascism as the focus of that movemen...
Tags: Nazis, Race, Australia news, Australian media, The far right, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Jason Wilson, Pete Evans, Christchurch shooting


German minister condemns lockdown protesters' Nazi victim comparisons

Heiko Maas criticises young protester who compared herself to Sophie Scholl, a German student executed by the Nazis Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGerman foreign minister, Heiko Maas, on Sunday lashed out at anti-mask protesters comparing themselves to Nazi victims, accusing them of trivialising the Holocaust and “making a mockery” of the courage shown by resistance fighters.The harsh words came after a young woman took to the stage at a protest against coronavirus r...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Nazis, World news, Infectious Diseases, Holocaust, Second world war, The far right, Nazism, Hanover, Heiko Maas, Sophie Scholl, Coronavirus, Nazis Coronavirus


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


Driving Mr Donald – White House excursion reveals a presidency pushing up daisies

From the motorcade, leaving Washington, it was clear how Trump thrives on a noisy minority’s support – and why he lostIt was a jarring few minutes of seeing the world through Donald Trump’s eyes and indulging his fantasies. Related: Trump supporters gather in Washington as president refuses to concede to Biden Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Republicans, Washington, White House, World news, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, The far right, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, US elections 2020


End of Trump era deals heavy blow to rightwing populist leaders worldwide

As Biden’s victory sinks in across Brazil, Hungary and elsewhere, dreams of a rightwing global crusade appear to be fadingAs the Donald Trump era draws to a close, many world leaders are breathing a sigh of relief. But Trump’s ideological kindred spirits – rightwing populists in office in Brazil, Hungary, Slovenia and elsewhere – are instead taking a sharp breath.The end of the Trump presidency may not mean the beginning of their demise, but it certainly strips them of a powerful motivational fa...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Hungary, US politics, Italy, Slovenia, The far right, Estonia, Biden, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Trump


The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump's election lies

Rightwing news outlets have taken up the president’s message on social media, stirring supporters into a frenzyThe networks have made their calls, world leaders have begun paying their respects, and even Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s other media outlets appear to have given up the ghost on a second term for Donald Trump. But in a video posted on Facebook on 7 November and viewed more than 16.5m times since, NewsMax host and former Trump administration official Carl Higbie spends three minutes sp...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Media, Youtube, Social Media, US news, US politics, Fox News, The far right, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Trump, NewsMax, Trump Administration, Carl Higbie, Higbie


Steve Bannon banned by Twitter for calling for Fauci beheading

Former Trump adviser falls foul of Twitter rules with ‘heads on pikes’ comments US politics live – follow the latest in our live blogTrump v Biden – full results as they come inTwitter has banned the account of the former Donald Trump adviser and surrogate Steve Bannon after he called for the beheading of Dr Anthony Fauci and the FBI director, Christopher Wray, and the posting of their heads outside the White House as a “warning”.Speaking on his podcast, the War Room, which was distributed in vi...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, White House, US, World news, US news, Blogging, Fbi, US politics, The far right, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump


Prosecutors in Brazil file embezzlement charges against Jair Bolsonaro's son

Flávio Bolsonaro accused of siphoning off employees’ publicly funded wagesJair Bolsonaro’s eldest son has been formally accused of embezzlement, money laundering, misappropriation of funds and directing a “criminal organisation” as sleaze allegations continue to swirl around the family of Brazil’s far-right president.Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro announced late on Tuesday that they had filed the charges against Flávio Bolsonaro, 39, a senator whose affairs have been under the spotlight since the...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, The far right, Rio De Janeiro, Jair Bolsonaro, Flavio Bolsonaro


Joe Rogan hosts Alex Jones on Spotify podcast despite ban

Interview with conspiracy theorist leaves streaming service in awkward positionJoe Rogan, Spotify’s biggest podcast star, has left the platform in an awkward position after conducting a lengthy interview with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist banned by Swedish streaming company for producing “hate content”.Rogan, the libertarian host of the long-running and wildly popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast, uploaded a three-hour discussion on Tuesday featuring Jones, the founder of the conspiracy si...
Tags: Spotify, Technology, Media, Internet, UK News, Digital Media, Podcasting, Digital music and audio, The far right, Jones, Alex Jones, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Rogan Spotify


The pioneering women who took on Hitler … and Fleet Street

Foreign correspondent was deemed ‘no job for a female’ between the wars. A new book celebrates the lives of the journalists who proved otherwiseAn inky night in civil war Málaga, 19 February 1937. General Franco’s nationalist troops had taken the town days earlier. Political prisoners filled the jails; posters of Mussolini, Franco and Hitler, the “strong men” of fascist Europe, plastered the walls, and hit squads were executing republican sympathisers.Into this maelstrom tripped a 23-year-old En...
Tags: Europe, Media, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Second world war, Italy, Franco, The far right, Espionage, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Málaga, Arthur Koestler, Women in journalism, Mussolini Franco


Golden Dawn deputy leader evades arrest after jail sentence

Greek neo-Nazi ideologue Christos Pappas will not turn himself in, says lawyerA Greek neo-Nazi ideologue and deputy leader of the Golden Dawn party has evaded arrest Friday as dozens of fellow members headed to prison following a group conviction.Christos Pappas, whose father played a key role in a 1967 military coup, has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for his role in running Golden Dawn as a criminal organisation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, The far right, Golden Dawn party, Golden Dawn, Christos Pappas


Greek court jails Golden Dawn leaders as it rejects calls for delay

Far-right party’s founder, Nikos Michaloliakos, declares himself ‘proud’ to be imprisonedA three-member court has ended one of the most critical trials in Greece with a ruling that nearly the entire leadership of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn will be imprisoned with immediate effect for operating a criminal gang under the guise of being a political party.In a historic decision likely to have ramifications for other extremist far-right groups, the tribunal rejected requests for the sentences of Golden...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, The far right, Golden Dawn party, Golden Dawn, Nazi Golden Dawn, Nikos Michaloliakos


The women who brought down Greece's Golden Dawn

Legal experts note role female lawyers took in confronting far-right party’s violent tacticsBehind the bench, before her mostly male audience, as the marathon trial of Golden Dawn entered its last act, supreme court justice Maria Lepenioti did what she has done every week: she kept the peace.It has not been easy. Emotions have often run high. Even as the curtain is about to come down on proceedings with a ruling on if those convicted will be jailed before an appeal can be heard, the Greek judge,...
Tags: Europe, Supreme Court, Greece, Women, World news, The far right, Golden Dawn party, Golden Dawn, Nuremberg Continue, Maria Lepenioti


TikTok expands hate speech ban

Video-sharing platform announces move just days after crackdown on QAnon conspiracy movementTikTok has banned a swathe of hate speech from its platform, just days after the company announced a crackdown on the conspiracist QAnon movement.Explicitly hateful ideologies, such as neo-Nazism and white supremacy, are already banned on TikTok. Now, the moderation will be extended to cover “neighbouring ideologies”, such as white nationalism and white genocide theory. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, The far right, Hate Crime, Antisemitism, Tiktok


Far-right online forum 8chan loses internet after protection services are cut

Site was back online Monday morning with a Russian company enlisted to protect it from DDoS attacksThe latest incarnation of the hate-filled online forum 8chan was temporarily kicked off the internet on Sunday, after a company protecting the site from DDoS attacks cut its services.The site, which is now called 8kun but was formerly known as 8chan, was back online on Monday morning, security researcher Brian Krebs reported, with a Russian company freshly enlisted to provide the protection service...
Tags: Technology, 4chan, US news, The far right, Brian Krebs, QAnon


Anti-lockdown advocate appears on radio show that has featured Holocaust deniers

Dr Martin Kulldorff discussed ‘Great Barrington declaration’ letter on Richie Allen ShowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the three co-authors of a letter that calls for lockdowns to be abandoned in favour of herd immunity has appeared on a radio broadcast that previously featured multiple Holocaust deniers and antisemites.Dr Martin Kulldorff of Harvard medical school appeared on the Richie Allen Show on 6 October to discuss the letter, described as the Great Bar...
Tags: Science, Media, Massachusetts, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Harvard, Holocaust, The far right, Far Right, Richie Allen, Antisemitism, Coronavirus, Martin Kulldorff


Dutch state broadcaster pulls logo from vans after attacks

NOS takes unprecedented step amid far-right risk, saying ‘journalism is under attack’The Dutch state broadcaster has removed its logo from outside broadcast vans as politicians complained of a steep rise in threats and the national counter-terrorism agency warned of a heightened risk of far-right violence in the Netherlands.The broadcaster, NOS, said it had been forced to take the unprecedented step because “almost daily, journalists and technicians on the road to report are confronted with verb...
Tags: Europe, Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Netherlands, Press freedom, The far right, Nos


Neo-Nazi leaders of Greece's Golden Dawn sentenced to 13 years

Leaders of violent far-right group, including former MPs, shown no leniency by judgesThe neo-Nazi leaders of Golden Dawn have been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a court in Athens, at the end of a historic hearing likened to the Nuremberg trials after the second world war.The violent Greek neo-fascist group was officially laid to rest as its disgraced former MPs were shown almost no remorse by a three-member panel of judges. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Athens, The far right, Golden Dawn party, Nuremberg, Golden Dawn


Far-right plotters 'discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam'

FBI agent makes claim in Michigan court hearing testimonySix men were charged with plot to kidnap Michigan governorMembers of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping the Virginia governor, Ralph Northam, during a June meeting in Ohio, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday during a court hearing in Michigan. Related: How the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan's governor unravelled Continue reading...
Tags: Virginia, US news, Fbi, Ohio, The far right, Michigan, Ralph Northam


Ex-soldier faces gun ban and fine over illegal 'prepper' training in Germany

Former Bundeswehr special forces member known as ‘Hannibal’ and five others issued with penal ordersA German former elite soldier who called himself “Hannibal” in chat groups is set to be fined and barred from carrying a gun for organising an illegal “prepper” training exercise.André Schmitt, a former member of Germany’s special forces command, and five former members of his network have been issued with penal orders over a civilian combat training session in the southern town of Mosbach in the ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, The far right, André Schmitt, Mosbach


Norway grants asylum to man claiming persecution by Polish government

Rafał Gaweł’s prison sentence for fraud was retaliation by rightwing regime, Norway saysNorway has granted asylum to a Polish man who was facing prison for fraud and forging of documents, saying the sentence was a form of political persecution under Poland’s rightwing government.Observers say that Rafał Gaweł’s case is the first time political asylum has been granted to a Pole in more than 30 years since the fall of communism in Poland. They see it as another sign that international trust in Pol...
Tags: Europe, World news, Poland, The far right, Norway, Rafał Gaweł


Norway grants asylum to Polish man who fled prison sentence

Rafał Gaweł ruled to be facing political persecution in Poland for work monitoring far-rightNorway has granted asylum to a Polish man who was facing prison for fraud and forging of documents, saying the sentence was a form of political persecution under Poland’s rightwing government.Observers say that Rafał Gaweł’s case is the first time political asylum has been granted to a Pole in more than 30 years since the fall of communism in Poland. They see it as another sign that international trust in...
Tags: Europe, World news, Poland, The far right, Norway, Rafał Gaweł


Michigan terror plot: why rightwing extremists are thriving on Facebook

The platform provides tools for radicalization and coordinated violence, and critics say it’s been slow to ban dangerous groupsIn a year of escalating political violence in the United States, Facebook has served as a key organizing tool for violent extremists.An alleged plot to kidnap the Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, was planned in part on Facebook, with one leader of the scheme broadcasting a video of his frustrations with Whitmer to a private Facebook group, and participants later shar...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Fbi, US politics, The far right, Michigan, United States Facebook, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer


Gretchen Whitmer accuses Donald Trump of inciting domestic terror

Michigan governor targeted by alleged far-right kidnapping plotTweets attacking Whitmer creating ‘very dangerous situation’The Michigan governor who was the target of a foiled rightwing kidnapping plot said on Friday that Donald Trump’s rhetoric “incites more domestic terror”, after the president posted a series of aggressive tweets overnight that sought to shame the victim of the plot. Related: How the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan's governor unravelled Continue reading...
Tags: US news, Democrats, US politics, The far right, Michigan, Donald Trump, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer


Biden blasts Trump for not condemning Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot – video

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has slammed Donald Trump for not condemning right-wing militias following the foiled kidnapping plot against Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Speaking from his campaign in Arizona, Biden criticised the president for not watching his words after Trump previously tweeted 'Liberate Michigan' in response to the state's Covid restrictions. 'You saw what the head of the FBI said a couple of days ago. He said the greatest terrorist threat in America is fr...
Tags: America, Joe Biden, Fbi, US politics, Arizona, The far right, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Gretchen Whitmer, US elections 2020


Six people charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer

FBI said plot involved contacting members of a militia who ‘talked about murdering tyrants or taking a sitting governor’ Six people have been been charged with a plot to kidnap the Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, that involves links to a rightwing militia group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced.Additionally another seven people were charged with plotting to target law enforcement and attack the state capitol building. The state attorney general, Dana Nessel, announced additiona...
Tags: US news, Fbi, US politics, The far right, Michigan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dana Nessel, Gretchen Whitmer, Wolverine Watchmen Continue


Why did Golden Dawn's neo-Nazi leaders get away with it for so long? | Daniel Trilling

The party’s campaign of violence goes back to the 1990s, yet Greece’s political class seemed to turn a blind eyeIn the end, the leader of a party whose supporters threatened “civil war” and to turn the skins of immigrants into lampshades could not even bring himself to face judgment in person. Nikolaos Michaloliakos, like other senior members of Golden Dawn, was absent from court in Athens yesterday as a judge read out a series of damning verdicts on the neo-Nazi party he leads. Golden Dawn, whi...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Athens, The far right, Golden Dawn party, Nuremberg, Golden Dawn, Daniel Trilling, Pavlos Fyssas, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Michaloliakos