Written by Paul Mason
The refugee story has hardly begun. There will be, on conservative estimates, another million arriving via Turkey this year – and maybe more. The distribution quotas proposed by Germany, and resisted by many states in eastern Europe, are already a fiction and will fade into insignificance as the next wave comes.
Germany itself will face critical choices: if you’re suddenly running a budget deficit to meet the needs of asylum seekers, how do you justify not spending on the infrastructure that’s supposed to serve German citizens, which has crumbled through underinvestment in the Angela Merkel era?
But these problems are sideshows compared with the big, existential issues that a second summer of uncontrolled migration into Greece would bring.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 23:31
Written by The Guardian
A Greek second-tier league match was delayed on Friday when players staged a sit-down protest against the death toll of migrants trying to reach the Aegean islands.
The gesture of solidarity took place before the game between AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos in the Thessalian city of Larissa.
As the match kicked off all 22 players plus coaches and substitutes sat in silence for two minutes in a show of respect to the hundreds of refugees who have lost their lives trying to escape conflict or persecution in countries such as Syria and Iraq.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016 23:32
Written by The Guardian
Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik’s court case against the Norwegian state over his prison conditions, which he likens to torture, will take place in the jail where he is being held, a court has ruled.
Breivik killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting assault in 2011 because he was opposed to Norway’s multiculturalism.
He has complained repeatedly about being held in isolation, which he argues is a violation of his human rights.Add a comment
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016 23:17
Written by The Local (Norway)
Breivik was stopped during a routine check outside the Germany city of Wetzlar, located north of Frankfurt, probably in the beginning of 2009, ABC Nyheter reported.
“Three and a half years ago, I received information that the German authorities almost caught Breivik in 2009,” German documentary filmmaker Daniel Harrich said.Add a comment
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016 23:14
Written by Anti-Defamation League
Willis Carto, one of the most virulent anti-Semitic propagandists in the United States, died this week at age 89, according to Counter-Currents,an online white supremacist journal. Carto had been active on the extreme right for over 60 years and was associated with various movements from neo-Nazism to Holocaust denial. He spread hatred against Jews through anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented publications and by holding conferences that featured other well-known anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers.
Carto established an intricate network of bigotry and was most well-known for two outlets that had a lasting impact on the extreme right. He founded the Liberty Lobby, based in Washington, DC, in the 1950s, which became an important source of anti-Semitic propaganda. Liberty Lobby united various right-wing constituencies, from hard-right libertarians to conspiratorial anticommunists to racists, by using populist rhetoric to inflame their anti-government and nativist fears, while incorporating implicit anti-Semitic notions in many of its publications.
Liberty Lobby published The Spotlight, a weekly newspaper which promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The Spotlight became the premiere publication of the extreme right from its inception in 1975 until it ceased publication in 2001.
In 1979, Carto took the lead in a growing area of anti-Semitism when he founded the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), to create and market Holocaust-denial propaganda. Based in California, IHR operated under a guise of scholarship and published “revisionist” studies laced with anti-Semitic themes in the Journal of Historical Review. It soon became the leading Holocaust denial organization in the U.S.
Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 18:57