• Far Right

    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 to emulate Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party. Like the far-right group which recently protested against Shomrim in London (but unlike many anti-Islamisation organisations) National Action is both anti-Israel and antisemitic, and last year one of its members was imprisoned after he sent antisemitic tweets to Labour MP Luciana Berger. Their stated philosophy surreally combines the…

  • Far Right,  Terrorism

    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 people and wounded hundreds more, it’s worth recalling how many people reflexively assumed that Muslims were responsible. (I was living in Israel at the time, but I remember a supposed expert blathering on Israeli TV about how close Oklahoma City was to a place in Kentucky where some suspicious Islamic organization was headquartered. I…

  • Far Right,  Russia

    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 far-right ties, as one participant put it, “from Gibraltar to Vladivostok.” United by their hatred of Washington, the European Union, and LGBT people, about 200 far-right politicians and activists from across Europe gathered in St. Petersburg’s Holiday Inn to rail against liberal tolerance and implore Russia to lead the fight for Christian morality. “Constantinople…

  • Far Right

    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 the German political landscape to the circumstances in which PEGIDA was created and what kind of political motivation is behind this movement. I will not compare PEGIDA and its goals to other anti immigration parties like the English Defence League or the Front National. I have no substantial expertise regarding these parties. Instead I…

  • Far Right,  Freedom & Liberty

    Counter-terrorism awareness week

    Nick Cohen, writing in today’s Observer, offers some serious reflections on the dangers posed by the government’s recent proposals: I suspect that Theresa May’s order that internet and mobile phone companies must allow the police to identify who was using a device and when will probably fail to stir you too. Essential clues for 21st-century crime fighters, you could say. Better to help the police catch dangerous men than let them escape justice. I am not so sure. I am not worried by what the Home Office is doing but by what it wants to do. Nick Clegg has lost count of the number of times he has had to…

  • Far Right

    National Action appear at University of Leeds

    This is a cross-post from Student Rights In July Student Rights reported on efforts by the neo-Nazi group National Action to target several London universities with posters. At the time we wrote that institutions should be concerned about the group’s efforts to target campuses, and that further activity was likely. We have now uncovered a photograph which shows up to 14 members of the group appearing on campus at the University of Leeds. A number of those present are making Nazi salutes and holding a banner featuring EugeneTerreblanche, the white supremacist South African paramilitary leader murdered in 2010. While National Action claims to have carried out poster drops at universities around the UK, this…

  • Far Right,  Football

    Nazi sympathizer invades pitch at World Cup (see update)

    It doesn’t say much for security at the World Cup in Brazil that an asshole with pro-Nazi messages on his torso was able to invade the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match. And nobody seemed in much of a hurry to remove him. Said asshole was finally ushered off the field by the Ghanian player Sulley Muntari, who would have been entirely within his rights to take a swing at him. Update: quizblorg writes in the comments: This story appears to be a canard. Apparently the guy is looking for work to finance his trip back to Poland from Brazil, and the message on his torso is just what it looks…

  • Far Right,  Stateside

    Another far-Right attack on US law enforcement

    In case you missed it (and you probably did), there has been another attack on law enforcement officers by an extreme-right ideologue. Fortunately– unlike in Las Vegas last week– nobody was killed. Talking Points Memo reports: The man accused of shooting two law enforcement members in California, including a Bureau of Land Management ranger, has had at least one previous run-in with law enforcement and has described himself as the target of a massive government conspiracy. Brent Douglas Cole, 60, was named by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office on Monday as the suspect in Saturday’s shooting that also left him wounded. Anna Ferguson, assistant district attorney for Nevada County, confirmed…

  • Far Right,  Stateside,  Terrorism

    Extreme Right terrorism in Las Vegas

    On Sunday a married couple with links to the anti-government extreme Right murdered two police officers in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant and a customer at a Walmart before killing themselves. “There is no doubt that the suspects have an ideology that’s along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” said Kevin C. McMahill, assistant sheriff of Clark County, during a news conference Monday. Police identified the shooters as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. The couple shot and killed Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck, two Las Vegas police officers, inside a CiCi’s Pizza. They then went into a nearby Wal-Mart, where they fatally shot Joseph Wilcox,…