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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.


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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Athens Jewish Cemetery Vandalized by Neo-Nazi Group

The main Jewish cemetery in Athens was vandalized by a Greek neo-Nazi group, known as C-18. The vandals sprayed vulgar words and swastikas on the walls, as well as the German word “Raus” which means get out.

The C-18 group, Combat 18 Hellas is a small neo-Nazi group which operates in Greece who took responsibility for the incident by writing their tag on a pillar in the cemetery and later posting a blog post on their website about their “beautiful artistic intervention”.They warned that they were planning on revisiting the cemetery in order to “do it again”.

On its part, the Jewish community of Athens released an official statement condemning the incident that occurred on Wednesday night, October 21. The statement referred to the group as “cowardly Nazis” and called on Greek authorities to take action against the perpetrators, who have openly taken responsibility on their website.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 19:52

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Attacks on Jews rise to five-year high in Germany - more than any country in Europe

Anti-Semitic crimes have risen to a five-year high in Germany, according to a new report which finds it is recording more incidents than any country in Europe.

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.

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International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

Join the European-wide campaign to commemorate the past and to protest against contemporary forms of fascism and antisemitism.

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”?

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Moscow congress defends separatists worldwide, only not in Russia

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. 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.  

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