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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.

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 ]

Xenophobic Riots: Moscow Nervous after Violence Erupts

Xenophobic Riots: Moscow Nervous after Violence Erupts

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2013

Moscow authorities are apprehensive following anti-immigrant riots in a southern suburb on Sunday night. And though neo-Nazis continue to stir xenophobic sentiments, it's clear that the Kremlin has done its own part to fuel these attitudes. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]

'You're the Next!': Did Neo-Nazis Target Ex-Chancellor Schröder?

'You're the Next!': Did Neo-Nazis Target Ex-Chancellor Schröder?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2013

In 2002, the neo-Nazi terrorist group the NSU, which murdered 10 people between 2000 and 2006, made a photo montage of then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. It showed the politician wearing a Star of David under the words: "You're the next!" more... Video | Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Murder: Greeks Protest Rise of the Far-Right

Neo-Nazi Murder: Greeks Protest Rise of the Far-Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 19, 2013

The alleged murder of a leftist rapper by a neo-Nazi has shocked Greece, where thousands have taken to the streets to protest the rise of the far-right Golden Dawn party. Athens says it is determined to take action. By Giorgos Christides in Thessaloniki more... Comment ]

City Made to Re-Hang Far-Right Campaign Posters

City Made to Re-Hang Far-Right Campaign Posters

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 10, 2013

A city in Germany removed a campaign poster of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) because it found it discriminating. The party, described by security authorities as anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic, sought a legal injunction against the decision and won. By David Crossland more... Comment ]