Mohammed cartoon exhibition designed to spark race war, say anti-fascists

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson © Andrew Winning / Reuters Nationalist far-right groups including the English Defence League (EDL) plan an exhibition of Mohammed imagery in the hope it will spark an ethnic civil war in the UK, according to an anti-racism group. In a 32-page dossier published on Monday, anti-fascist campaigners Hope Not Hate … Continue reading

Geert Wilders charged with incitement to hatred over ‘fewer’ immigrants chant

Popular leader of Dutch anti-immigration party is charged with incitement to racial hatred over “fewer Moroccans” chant Geert Wilders demanded “fewer Moroccans” as an election slogan Photo: Geoff Pugh Geert Wilders has been charged with incitement to discrimination and hatred after the Dutch far-Right leader led chants of “fewer Moroccans” at an election rally. It is … Continue reading

Our struggle against racism

 A DAY of action against racism has been called for across Europe on March 22 to coincide with the marking of UN Anti-Racism Day in 2014, with eyes on the European elections in May. Already in most European countries parties of the Right, Centre and even the traditional Left are allowing the terrain of these … Continue reading

The rise of the far right: a European problem requiring European solutions

As Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders unite to wreck the EU, the left must fight for its alternative to economic stagnation at a European level. In the years since the global banking crisis in 2007, commentators across the political spectrum have confidently predicted not only the imminent collapse of the euro – but sooner … Continue reading

The rise of Europe’s respectable racists

 The resurgence of the far-right, now dressed in new clothing, could have devastating consequences for Europe once again.   When the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) announced he was quitting the far-right organisation a few weeks ago, even his closest supporters were completely taken by surprise. Over the last four years Tommy Robinson … Continue reading

The anti-Islam English Defense League plans a massive European rally. Violence feared on streets of Aarhus, Denmark, as far-right gathers from across Europe

Members of the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) shout at Islamist demonstrators protesting outside the US embassy in London on Sept. 11, 2011 during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Around 50 people brandished anti-US banners, chanted slogans and burnt a small piece of paper with … 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

Football hooligans to launch ‘European Defence League’ in Amsterdam

    The English Defence League (EDL), the anti-Muslim ‘street army’ composed largely of football hooligans that burst onto the front pages of British newspapers in the last year as a result of its often violent protests, is to hold a rally in Amsterdam in October, EUobserver has learnt.            The EDL is to demonstrate in support … Continue reading