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New Nationalism

Running on nationalist and often racist platforms, far right parties have gone from the streets into government, enjoying renewed popularity on local and national levels throughout Europe. In eastern Germany, the far-right NPD party has a foothold at state and local levels.

Alleged Neo-Nazi Terrorist's Lawyer: 'I See No Convincing Reason to Suspect Her'

Alleged Neo-Nazi Terrorist's Lawyer: 'I See No Convincing Reason to Suspect Her'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2011

Beate Zschäpe is allegedly the only surviving member of the Zwickau neo-Nazi terror cell, which is suspected of murdering at least 10 people, but she refuses to talk. In an exclusive interview, SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with her public defender about the case and what he thinks of his client. more... Video | Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Terror Investigation: Intelligence Agency Reportedly Sabotaged Police

Neo-Nazi Terror Investigation: Intelligence Agency Reportedly Sabotaged Police

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2011

The police investigation of what is now known as the Zwickau neo-Nazi terror cell was likely hindered by domestic intelligence sabotage, a media report said on Monday. Intelligence agents in the state of Thuringia allegedly disrupted and betrayed police surveillance to those under observation. more... Video ]

'A Big Leap in Right-Wing Currents': Italy Killings Underscore European Extremism Problem

'A Big Leap in Right-Wing Currents': Italy Killings Underscore European Extremism Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 15, 2011

The murders of African street vendors by a right-wing extremist writer in Florence have shocked Italy. Questions are now emerging about whether the gunman acted alone. But one thing seems certain, he was close to a right-wing radical group that has a pop culture appeal admired even by Germany's neo-Nazis. By Annette Langer more... Comment ]

Spotted at a Neo-Nazi Demo: Photographs Link Far-Right Party to Terror Cell

Spotted at a Neo-Nazi Demo: Photographs Link Far-Right Party to Terror Cell

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2011

The far-right NPD party has sought to distance itself from the Zwickau neo-Nazi terror cell, which is accused of murdering at least 10 people. Now, photographs have emerged showing the current NPD leader together with the terrorists at a 1996 demonstration. By Barbara Hans and Jens Witte more... Video | Comment ]

Suspect Remains Silent on Charges: Doubts Grow in Case Against Neo-Nazi Group

Suspect Remains Silent on Charges: Doubts Grow in Case Against Neo-Nazi Group

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2011

Prosecutors in Germany are worried the most serious charge against the sole surviving member of a murderous neo-Nazi group may collapse. Beate Zschäpe's refusal to speak about the alleged crimes is complicating efforts to prove she was a part of a terrorist organization, sources say. That could leave her facing far less jail time if convicted. more... Video | Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Terror Cell: Suspicions Destroyed Lives of Victims' Relatives

Neo-Nazi Terror Cell: Suspicions Destroyed Lives of Victims' Relatives

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2011

Most of the victims of the Zwickau terror cell were small business owners of Turkish origin. For years, their families had to fight against the suspicion that the murder victims were involved in organized crime, simply because they were Turkish. The rumors and accusations destroyed the lives of many of the relatives, some of whom now plan to leave Germany. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]

Fourteen Years on the Run: Investigation Errors Aided German Neo-Nazi Killers

Fourteen Years on the Run: Investigation Errors Aided German Neo-Nazi Killers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 07, 2011

German security authorities made a series of mistakes in their investigation into the so-called Zwickau neo-Nazi terrorist cell, repeatedly failing to apprehend one member years ago even though they knew his whereabouts. By Sven Röbel and Steffen Winter more... Video | Comment ]

Protected by the Constitution: Germany Faces Tough Battle to Ban Far-Right NPD

Protected by the Constitution: Germany Faces Tough Battle to Ban Far-Right NPD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 07, 2011

The discovery of a neo-Nazi terrorist cell in Germany has triggered new calls for a ban of the rabidly far-right National Democratic Party. But there are major legal obstacles to outlawing the party. And even if politicians prepare a new case to shut the extremists down, the proceedings could take years. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Russian Election: The Kremlin's Dangerous Flirtation with Nationalism

Russian Election: The Kremlin's Dangerous Flirtation with Nationalism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2011

Ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections on Sunday, the pro-Kremlin parties are using nationalist rhetoric in a bid to exploit growing right-wing sentiment in the country. But it's a dangerous game. If the far right gets stronger, it could pose a threat to Vladimir Putin. By Benjamin Bidder and Matthias Schepp more...

Hundreds of Confiscated Weapons: Report Indicates German Right Wing Is Well Armed

Hundreds of Confiscated Weapons: Report Indicates German Right Wing Is Well Armed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 30, 2011

Revelations of a neo-Nazi terror cell in their midst have made Germans nervous. A new report detailing just how well armed right-wing extremists are in the country will do little to assuage their fears. Over 800 weapons were confiscated from radical groups in 2009 and 2010. more... Video ]