France’s National Front leader to face race trial

Le Pen will stand in court on October 20 on charges of “incitement to discrimination over people’s religious beliefs”, the prosecutor’s office in Lyon said in a statement on Tuesday. The FN leader made the comments in a speech during a party rally in Lyon in 2010. She said: “I’m sorry, but some people are … Continue reading

‘You are not welcome in this town’: Far-Right mayor causes outrage in France as he is filmed trying to evict family of Syrian refugees from his town

French mayor stormed into squat telling refugees ‘you are not welcome’ Video shows Robert Menard confronting a refugee using a translator Opponents immediately branded his intervention as brutal and insensitive A far-right French mayor has sparked outrage by storming into a squat and telling a family of Syrian refugees, ‘you are not welcome in this … Continue reading

National Front faces formal embezzlement probe

THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty The investigation will add to the official scrutiny of the anti-EU, anti-immigration party’s finances. PARIS — Marine Le Pen’s far-right party was placed under formal investigation Wednesday on suspicion that it participated in an embezzlement scheme during France’s 2012 legislative elections. National Front treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just announced the procedure against the party … Continue reading

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

Jean-Marie Le Pen slams daughter Marine as ‘unfit’ for President

Family feud between Jean-Marie Le Pen and daughter Marine, creates tensions within the Front National party. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD / ALAIN JOCARD . By RFI The family feud between the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and her father, Jean-Marie, deepened this weekend, with the latter saying his daughter is ‘neither ethically … Continue reading

French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen, is set to face criminal proceedings for saying that the gas chambers of the Holocaust were “a detail of World War II”.

The founder of the National Front (FN) and European Parliament member Le Pen told French TV station BFMTV on April 2, “Gas chambers were a detail of the war, unless we accept that the war is a detail of the gas chambers.” Le Pen will be prosecuted for denying crimes against humanity, but the court … Continue reading

Are Cinemas Afraid To Show French Skinhead Movie?

Filmmaker Diasteme’s new movie suggests links between neo-Nazis and France’s third largest party the National Front. He says cinemas are now dropping the film. Screenshot from “Un Francais” PARIS — A French film set to be released next week plunges viewers into the country’s neo-Nazi and skinhead subcultures. But while critics have been largely positive, the film’s director says the … Continue reading

France National Front: Jean-Marie Le Pen to set up ‘grouping’

  Marine Le Pen (right) has made it clear she wants her father (left) out of politics France’s National Front (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has said he plans to set up his own “grouping” after being suspended from the far-right party. “I’m not going to start another party. I will create a grouping that … Continue reading

France’s National Front Suspends Jean-Marie Le Pen

Far-right party leaves ultimate decision on ex-leader’s membership to general assembly Jean-Marie Le Pen leaves the National Front headquarters in Nanterre on Monday. Photo: LEJEUNE/ZUMA PRESS PARIS—The National Front suspended Jean-Marie Le Pen, the man who put the far-right party on France’s political map, as a member and left open the door to possible expulsion … Continue reading

France’s National Front Family Feud on Display for May Day

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen cried out to patron saint Joan of Arc for help at the party’s annual May Day march Friday, while bare-chested Femen activists used a bullhorn to drown out a speech by his daughter, president of the far-right party. The chaotic May Day events put on full display a family … Continue reading