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Western Europe Tracker 15.11.12

Europe – Analysis The Guardian: Europe unites in austerity protests against cuts and job losses. ‘Hundreds of thousands of Europeans mounted one of the biggest coordinated anti-austerity protests across the continent on Wednesday, marching against German-orchestrated cuts as the eurozone is poised to move back into recession. Millions took part in Europe-wide strikes, and in [...]

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The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism. This episode demonstrates [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 19.09.12

Germany: Der Spiegel: Germany is contemplating preventing the far-right party Pro Deutschland from ‘publicly screening the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” in Berlin in November.’ The majority of ‘German media commentators said that even though the 14-minute film is disgusting rubbish, its screening should not be prohibited because it would breach the right to freedom of [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 18.09.12

Analysis: Chatham House: Europe at the Extremes? Public Concerns and the Generational Divide: “Across Europe, the financial crisis has revived fears over the lingering appeal of extremists, with many tracing the rise of radical right and also radical left parties to economic turmoil.” Matthew Goodwin asks, “to what extent do citizens associate support for far right [...]

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