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Europe’s refugee story has hardly begun

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.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 23:31

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Greek match delayed as players stage sit-down protest over migrant deaths

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.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016 23:32

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Breivik case against Norway over prison conditions to be heard in jail

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. 

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Breivik caught with weapons in Germany prior to massacre

Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik was stopped in 2009 during a routine control in Germany with weapon parts and ammunition but the incident was never reported to the Norwegian police, a German documentary filmmaker claims.

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. 

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American antisemite and Holocaust denier Willis Carto dies

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.

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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.

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