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furniture, mattresses and belongings set on fire outside refugees' accommodation. Pic credit: Il Gazzettino

Fascists are at the heart of protests against refugees in Italy that have already forced the evacuation of around 100 migrants from a town in the north of the country.

17 July 2015 | Notes
The new fascist and racist bloc. Ex-UKIP MEP Atkinson is third from left, next to Le Pen and Wilders.

Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch racist populist Geert Wilders have finally got their hands on around €17.5m of public money by forming a new fascist and racist group in the European Parliament.

16 June 2015 | Notes
Mussolini placard on display in Rome's Piazza del Popolo. The slogan reads: "Salvini [Lega Nord leader], I  expect!" Pic credit: Agenzia Dire

A new fascist revival is brewing in Italy, 70 years after the demise of Mussolini. Italy’s racist and formerly separatist Lega Nord is transforming itself into a national party – and hardening its politics with a new and dangerous tie-up with the fascist Casa Pound Italia.

1 June 2015 | In depth