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
Written by Ioanna Zikakou
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.Add a comment
Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 19:52
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 UNITED for intercultural Action
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”?
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:30
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