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Defaced government referendum billboard

The referendum question was simple, “Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of parliament?”

2 October 2016 | Notes
Hungary's new 'Iron Curtain' (pic credit Bloomberg)

Hungary’s far right racist Fidesz government has launched a referendum on refugees, aiming to bolster its popularity by tapping anti-migrant racism. The move is one that will be watched – and potentially copied – by racist parties across Europe, many of whom are trying to build by stirring up hatred of refugees and other migrants.

19 August 2016 | Notes
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On 27 August 1963 Ledger Smith set off from Chicago and made his way to join Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. He didn’t take a bus or a train and he didn’t drive – he made his way on rollerskates.

28 June 2016 | Notes
Oil workers have shut down the refineries as strikes escalate. Pic credit: FranceTVInfo on twitter

Oil workers have shut down all France’s refineries, dockers and railworkers have walked out againts a new labour law, while “Nuit Debout” protestors are in the streets, and the government is stirring up racism to try to divert the anger. John Mullen reports from France

25 May 2016 | In depth
Polish fascists give the Nazi "sieg heil" salute and brandish a White Power flag

Europe is witnessing a dangerous revival of fascist and racist populist parties and organisations. Over the next few weeks we are going to publish a series of articles analysing the scale of this threat. This is part one.

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Nazi and far-right ultra nationalist and racist parties have taken almost a fifth of the seats in Slovakia’s parliament after elections on Saturday 5 March.

6 March 2016 | In depth