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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.

Neo-Nazi Mole: Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

Neo-Nazi Mole: Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2014

For years, Michael von Dolsperg provided German intelligence with information from the neo-Nazi scene. But when the NSU terror trio came to light, his file was shredded. Why? Could details he provided have prevented the murder spree? By Hubert Gude more... Video | Comment ]

University Debate: Should Neo-Nazi Students be Named and Shamed?

University Debate: Should Neo-Nazi Students be Named and Shamed?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2014

Universities in Germany are unsure of how to deal with neo-Nazi students. Should they expose, expel or just ignore them? The name-and-shame approach used by anti-Nazi activists in recent incidents has sparked criticism and debate. By Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Crime Infested: Quarter of NPD Officials Have Been Prosecuted

Crime Infested: Quarter of NPD Officials Have Been Prosecuted

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2013

Around one-quarter of the leadership of Germany's extremist National Democratic Party has been convicted of a crime, according to a newspaper report. The news could add fuel to the national debate over whether to ban the party. more... Comment ]

Cold Cases: Germany May Revise Up Statistics in Far-Right Killings

Cold Cases: Germany May Revise Up Statistics in Far-Right Killings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2013

German authorities may have to sharply revise statistics for the number of people killed by right-wing extremists since 1990. The official figure is around 60, but police combing through unsolved cases have identified a further 746 suspicious slayings or attacks. more... Comment ]

NPD Ban Bid: Germany's Risky Push to Outlaw Far-Right Party

NPD Ban Bid: Germany's Risky Push to Outlaw Far-Right Party

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Germany launched a new push to outlaw the NPD party on Tuesday amid doubts whether the legal bid will succeed, and whether a ban would significantly curb the country's violent far-right scene. But if the motion fails, right-wing extremism will flourish, analysts warn. By David Crossland more... Comment ]

'Nazi Shazam': Police Devise App to Curb Far-Right Music

'Nazi Shazam': Police Devise App to Curb Far-Right Music

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2013

German police have developed a Shazam-like smartphone app that allows them to identify far-right rock songs by playing just a brief sample. It could make it harder for neo-Nazis to lure under-18s with music, which is seen as a "gateway drug" into the scene. more... Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Terror Trial: Cousin Says Zschäpe Was 'Loving and Nice'

Neo-Nazi Terror Trial: Cousin Says Zschäpe Was 'Loving and Nice'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2013

Neo-Nazi trial defendant Beate Zschäpe's mother and cousin were in court this week to cast light on the alleged terrorist cell member's past. Although her mother refused to testify, her cousin described how their circle had "leaned right" from an early age. more... Comment ]

Revised Evidence: States Make New Push to Ban Far-Right NPD

Revised Evidence: States Make New Push to Ban Far-Right NPD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2013

A group of German lawyers and politicians is assembling a case that could make the far-right populist National Democratic Party history. But the German secret service's long history of infiltrating the party could scuttle their arguments. more...

Neo-Nazi Trial: Terrorist's Mother Offers Little Sympathy to Victims

Neo-Nazi Trial: Terrorist's Mother Offers Little Sympathy to Victims

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2013

In two days of testimony this week, suspected terrorist killer Uwe Böhnhardt's mother expressed slight sympathy for the victims of her son's alleged crimes. She also thanked the sole survivor of the neo-Nazi cell on trial for informing the family of his death. By Gisela Friedrichsen in Munich more... Comment ]

Football Violence: Neo-Nazis and Hooligans Find Common Ground

Football Violence: Neo-Nazis and Hooligans Find Common Ground

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

Football is increasingly becoming a platform for right-wing extremist violence across Germany. Alarmed sociologists and security experts warn of a new danger: a network of neo-Nazis and hooligans. By Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]