Written by UNITED for intercultural Action
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It’s 9th November 1938. Broken glass is covering the streets of Europe. But it’s not about the broken glass. This is the start of one of the largest genocides in human history.
It’s 2015. Hate crime is on the rise all over Europe. Right-wing extremists set fire to asylum detention centres. Refugees that manage to survive the dangerous journey to Europe are forced to travel across the continent by foot, denied assistance from EU states. Right wing populist parties are making gains in European, national and local elections. Anti-migrant rhetoric fills the mainstream media. Didn’t we say “Never Again”?
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:30
Written by Matthew Holehouse
There were 1,596 recorded hate crimes against Jewish people last year in the country, the highest level since 2009 and a greater level than recorded in any other EU state. It was an increase from 1,275 the previous year, and it reverses a long-term trend of declining incidents.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 19:57
Written by Helena Smith
The neo-fascist group came in third with 7% of the vote, behind the triumphant leftwing Syriza and conservative New Democracy. The result was met with abhorrence and dismay. In April most of its leaders were put on trial on charges of running a criminal organisation masquerading as a political force. The party – which has denied the charges – stands accused of murder, armed attacks, money laundering and trafficking.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2015 17:12
Written by Halya Coynash
Russia’s endorsement of “the right of nations to self-determination” begins beyond its borders, including those that it has illegally redrawn. A congress of separatists from around the world is due to take place in Moscow on Sept 20, with participants’ travel costs paid for by the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia whose only disclosed income is from a Kremlin-patronized fund. The news comes in a week that has seen Tatar leader Rafis Kashapov imprisoned for supposed ‘calls to separatism’ and Darya Polyudova standing trial on similar charges. In both cases the charges pertain to criticism of the regime and of Russia’s occupation of Ukrainian Crimea and war in Donbas.
RBC.ru has drawn attention to the planned congress of separatists from other countries, the second international congress organized by the Anti-Globalization Movement. The stated aim of the event is to create “an international working group coordinating the actions of independence fighters from around the world”. The invitation states that in the clash between two fundamental tenets of international law – the inviolability of state borders and the right of nations to self-determination, the members of the congress support the latter.
Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015 15:57
Written by Nils Bastek
Locals in Heidenau, Germany, are wondering what has hit them and when, if ever, things are going to return to normal for their town, which made headlines and TV newscasts around the world last month following neo-Nazi violence targeting a refugee centre.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 12:21