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Archive for 'Far Right'

White House doubles down on Trump’s inflammatory tweets

Number Ten responded swiftly to Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim material from extremist Britain First:
“Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.
“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values this [...]

The neo-Bolsheviks: Corbyn and the alt-Right

Anne Applebaum, one of the leading historians of the horrors of Soviet Communism, writes on the 100th anniversary of the “Great October Revolution” (which, she notes, was not great, was not in October and was not a revolution):
History repeats itself and so do ideas, but never in exactly the same way. Bolshevik thinking in 2017 [...]

Preventing Katie Hopkins

Although Katie Hopkins’ proposed speaking engagements in Welsh schools have elicited a good deal of criticism, there has been comparatively little reference to the Prevent Duty in these discussions.  The Prevent Duty, unavoidably, invokes terms and phrases which are open to interpretation. However it could be argued that her visits are in contravention of this [...]

Anne Applebaum, Jewish elitist?

Because she has dared to point out the increasingly authoritarian and conspiracy-minded nature of the Polish government under the Law and Justice party, and to suggest parallels to Donald Trump, the cesspit that is the Breitbart.com website has called the distinguished historian and journalist Anne Applebaum a “Polish, Jewish, American elitist.”
The author of the piece [...]

Tommy Robinson’s dubious connections

This is a guest post by Beeman
Since leaving the EDL, Tommy Robinson has retained an active public profile. He now has 131k Twitter followers, co-leads PEGIDA UK, and often does interviews on radio or popular online talk shows.
There are multiple reasons to sympathise with Robinson. He has some valid concerns to voice having seen his [...]

Likud hosts Israeli visit by Austria’s Strache

You may recall the 2010 visit to Israel and some West Bank settlements by a delegation of far-right European politicians, hosted by a group of far-right Israeli politicians.
Among the visitors was Heinz-Christian Strache, head of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), formerly led by the late antisemite and Nazi sympathizer Joerg Haider.
Perhaps Strache’s Israeli hosts hoped [...]

National Action’s ‘White Man March’

Today National Action plan to march through the centre of Liverpool. For some background to this extreme far-right group, here’s a link to last year’s cross-post from Student Rights, and their report on a brutal attack on a man because he ‘looked Asian’.  The neo-Nazi group insists that only white people can be British and seeks [...]

Downplaying the US domestic terror threat

If people on the Left are often too eager to downplay the Islamic aspect of Islamic terrorism, many on the Right are equally anxious to do the same with the extreme-right and anti-government nature of domestic terrorism in the US.
On the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, which killed 168 [...]

Pro-Kremlin party hosts extreme Right at St. Petersburg conference

After this, how can any “leftwing” apologists for Vladimir Putin even pretend that he and his regime are interested in “fighting fascism”– in Ukraine or anywhere else?
Russia’s appeal to Europe’s fringe was on full show Sunday [in St. Petersburg] at the International Russian Conservative Forum, a conference organized by a pro-Kremlin ultranationalist party to cement [...]

What is PEGIDA?

This is a guest post by Jurek Molnar
It is a great opportunity for me to provide for the readers and commentators of Harry’s Place some useful insights into the widely recognized but nevertheless often misunderstood phenomenon of PEGIDA. The purpose of this little essay is to introduce those readers who are not so familiar with [...]