Former rising star in French National Front on trial for car-burning

Front National activist on trial for burning cars in small town Adrien Desport, who denied the attack was politically motivated, said the attack was a sign of rising crime in the area Adrien Desport, a party activist for the Front National. Photograph: Twitter A young party activist for France’s far-right Front National (FN) has gone on trial … Continue reading

The BNP’s slow return to antisemitism

Two recent statements by the British National Party and its leader Nick Griffin, have added to a growing sense that the party is returning to its antisemitic roots. Like several far right parties in Western Europe, the BNP has spent the past few years insisting that any antisemitism or neo-Nazism was in its past. This … Continue reading

Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland and Italian fascism

 Since Paolo Di Canio replaced Martin O’Neill as Sunderland head coach, his political views, rather than the club’s on-going relegation battle, have dominated the headlines.  In a heated news conference on Tuesday, Di Canio, 44, refused to answer questions about his reported fascist beliefs and described the controversy surrounding his appointment as “ridiculous and pathetic”. … Continue reading

EDL Essex division promotes Chelmsford anti-mosque demo with neo-Nazi video

Not content with getting three of its members arrested during a recent demonstration in Chelmsford, the English Defence League is returning on 18 August to continue its protest against the plan to build a so-called “mega-mosque” in the Essex city. The EDL Essex division are publicising the event on their Facebook page. As you can … Continue reading

Far right on rise in Europe, says report Study by Demos thinktank reveals thousands of self-declared followers of hardline nationalist parties and groups. Europe’s ‘nationalist populists’ and far right – interactive

Extremist Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik (left), who went on a killing spree in Norway in July. A new Facebook-based study has revealed a rise in far right political views throughout Europe. Photograph: Scanpix Norway/Reuters The far right is on the rise across Europe as a new generation of young, web-based supporters embrace hardline nationalist and … Continue reading