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The French Front National at 40

The French Front National (FN) is considered by many analysts to be the prototype of what is now an expansive family of modern radical right political parties in Europe. Founded in 1972, the FN has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. This e-book by Extremis Project comprises a series of essays by leading academics that examine […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 3rd June 2013

The Independent: Woolwich attacks: BNP and anti-fascists in street clashes. ‘At least 58 people were arrested in London yesterday after anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with British National Party members outside the Houses of Parliament. The far-right group’s march was one of around 60 planned across the country yesterday to mark the death of Drummer Lee Rigby, murdered in […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

EUROPE New Europe: Political institutions ‘losing legitimacy’ to extremists. ‘European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told. Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 14th May 2013

New York Times: “President Obama, facing re-energized Republican adversaries and new questions about the administration’s conduct, on Monday dismissed a furor over the handling of last year’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as a political “sideshow” but joined a bipartisan chorus of outrage over disclosures that the Internal Revenue Service had singled out conservative groups for […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

BELGIUM Translated from Dutch – De Standaard: Officer fired for Muslim extremism. ‘The vessels authorized for municipal employees, Philippe Close (PS), stated that the former clerk at the museums of Brussels refused to shake the hand of Lalieux ‘because his religion forbids him to touch women. The man said he would change. In the future to his […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 6th May 2013

The Guardian: BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster. ‘The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday. The BNP fielded 99 candidates but did not win a seat. It lost the one county council seat it […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 3rd May 2013

Jewish Chronicle: Far-right drops its mask. ‘The British National Party could once put up more than 400 candidates, and attract national media attention. As yesterday’s local elections showed, today the BNP is very much a shadow of its former self, and can barely contest 100 seats. While the party is retaining its focus on areas that […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 1st May 2013

The Guardian: Six plead guilty to plotting attack on EDL rally. ‘Six would-be terrorists have pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a far-right English Defence League demonstration with a home-made bomb, guns, knives and a machete. The men, all from the West Midlands, had planned to target EDL supporters who were holding a rally in Dewsbury, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 29th April 2013

Shields Gazette: Outrage at BNP’s Ocean Road by-election flyers. ‘The Muslim community in South Tyneside is outraged by racist by-election pamphlets being sent though letter boxes. The British National Party (BNP) has posted a number of flyers to encourage constituents to vote for their candidate Dorothy Brooke in next week’s by-election in South Shields. However, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 15th April 2013

Demos: ‘Re-examining the EDL’ by Jamie Bartlett. ‘It is almost four years since the English Defence League burst onto Britain’s streets and made their mark on Britain’s political discourse. Recent turn of events has seen the movement start to implode, but were the seeds of destruction present from its formation? Demos’ Jamie Bartlett interviewed the EDL’s […]

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