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Racism

2019

09

Apr

Slovak lawmakers voted to criminalize foreign national anthems

Traditionally, a presidential veto is seen as a sign that the president is overriding the wishes of the country’s lawmakers. But in outgoing Slovak President Andrej Kiska’s case, to veto a law that a majority of lawmakers voted for last week would be to do them a favor. Slovakia’s far-right Slovak National Party or SNS […]

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Country: Slovakia
Source: Euro News , WP

09

Apr

New far-right coalition forms before European Parliament vote

Four far-right nationalist parties plan to form a new group in the European Parliament after next month’s elections, their officials have announced, as they called other like-minded movements to join the alliance. Italy’s interior minister and co-deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is spearheading efforts to constitute the new group, which will be called the European Alliance […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

04

Apr

Minority discrimination up 68 pct in Dutch schools

Discrimination in schools against minorities has increased 68 percent in the Netherlands compared to the previous academic year, according to a new report. The Inspection Board of the Dutch Ministry of Education revealed on Wednesday that there had been a “large increase” in discrimination against ethnic minorities, according to complaints reported to school safety inspectors […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , AA

25

Mar

More local election success for Italy’s right wing in Basilicata

A candidate from Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, supported by the League as part of a right wing bloc, won local elections in Italy’s Basilicata region. A right-wing alliance including Matteo Salvini’s far-right League party won local elections in the Basilicata region on Monday, ending 24 years of centre-left power in a poll seen as the last […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Sputnik , The Local

25

Mar

Swiss “rightwing extremists” are armed and visible

The SonntagsBlick has published a report showing the extent to which “rightwing extremists” are publicly displaying themselves in Switzerland. The weekly newspaper published photographs of xenophobes trumpeting their views and identities on social networks. Their tattoos leave little room for doubt about their political inclinations. Neither are the symbols, flags or slogans they wield. Rightwing […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Sabah , Swiss Info

22

Mar

Anti-immigration populists surge in fragmented Dutch elections

An anti-immigration populist party has won the most votes in elections for the upper house of parliament in the Netherlands, days after a shooting in Utrecht, robbing the governing coalition of its majority and forcing it to seek new alliances on the left. In a further fragmentation of Dutch politics, the Forum for Democracy (FvD) […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , The Guardian

21

Mar

Austria government MPs exposed as members of ‘blood libel’ Facebook group

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) stands accused of stoking hatred online after two of its MPs were found to be members of a closed Facebook group in which antisemitic and pro-Nazi content was shared. FPÖ MPs Edith Mühlberghuber and Peter Gerstner were part of the “German Reich” Facebook group, which has 4,000 members and is […]

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Country: Austria
Source: AA , The JC

21

Mar

Pro-Palestine students denied university access during Queen’s visit

Pro-Palestine students at one of the UK’s top universities have said they were denied university access over security concerns during a visit by the Queen on Tuesday. Students at King’s College London said they were barred from attending classes and sitting exams because of their political activity, a claim which appears to be supported by […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Middle East Eye

15

Mar

Front page of Polish paper runs piece on “how to spot a Jew”

A right-wing newspaper with national distribution in Poland ran on its front page an article that instructs readers on “how to recognize a Jew.” The Polish-language weekly, Tylko Polska, or “Only Poland,” lists on its front page “Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities.” The page also features a […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Euro News , Haaretz

14

Mar

Swedish members of Waffen-SS receive “Hitler pension” from Germany

During World War II, about 200 Swedes joined Hitler’s troops and fought for Nazi Germany. Those alive still receive war pensions from the German state. In total, there are 15 recipients of the so-called “Hitler pension” in Sweden, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported. The recipients are aged between 82 and 101 years. Six of those are Swedish citizens and three of them […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik , HT