Archiv für Oktober 2009

German Neonazi-leader deathly ill in hospital

According to several blogreports, the german neonazi sponsor and member of the executive board of the neonazistic party NPD (Nationaldemokratic Party of Germany) Jürgen Rieger suffered a stroke at a meeting of the partys board on Saturday and was sent to hospital, where is is supposedly lying in a coma since then. Whether he will ever wake up, or be able to work again seems unclear until now.
Jürgen Rieger, a practicing lawyer from Hamburg, has been, in the past years, a financial and juridical backup of the german neonazi scene. He defended „half of the neonazi scene“ and funded due to the fact, that he is a millionaire, several projects.

More information (german): Störungsmelder

Sweden Democrats party congress – Leader reelected

The nationalistic party Sweden Democrats („Sverigedemokraterna“) is currently helding its party congress in the southern swedish town of Ljungbyhed. On friday, they among other topics, affirmed their current leader Jimmie Åkesson, who has been leading the party since 2005.
The party furthermore set up policy guidelines for their labour market policy. They appear to be interested in classical topics of the labour market, such as to find find answers to the questions how to diminish unemployment and how to suppport small companies. But nevertheless, their policy guidelines are based on a discriminatory basis. Basic elements of their policies are for example to support swedish citizens to get more jobs, and to make it harder for immigrants to recieve a work permit.
The congress will continue until sunday afternoon. Topics on their agenda are immigration-, family-, education-, defense- and environmental policy. One of the most debated topics will probably be the field of criminal laws, since the party is for the implementation of an open nationwide register of convicted sex offenders.
In an interview with the swedish newscast „Rapport“ Åkesson stated that the party is open to work together with any of the swedish parties currently in the swedish parliament after the elections next year. Current prognoses show the party between 3% and 3.5%. 4% are required to receive a seat in the parliament.

New nationalistic party found in Finland

A new xenophobic party was found in Finland. The party with the name „Muutos 2011″ („Change 2011″) has not been established officially yet, but they plan to have collected the needed 5000 signatories soon, to be able to participate in the elections 2011.

Source: EXPO Magazin (swedish) and Here

Several Hundred Neonazis demonstrating in Berlin

Between 750 and 1000 right wing extremists, most of them „autonomous nationalists“ demonstrated yesterday in Berlin against „left terror“. This demonstration was motivated by an attack on a Bar in the Berlin district of Niederschöneweide. On October 4th, masked people threw two incendiary compositions into the bar, that used to be a meeting point for local neonazis. According to police press reports this was not a political motivated act. Two suspects are being interrogated. The local and regional neonazi-scene took this as an advantage to demonstrate in the streets of Berlin, refusing to belief the police reports, and instead accusing antifascist people to be responsible for the crime.
Neonazis from all over the country came to this demonstration, showing to their aggressive side. Bottles and even a stone plate where thrown out of the demonstration on people passing by. According to NPD Blog even names of antifascist activists where read out loud accompanied by parols stating „left people have names and adresses, no forgiving, no forgeting.“
Pictures of the day can be found here and here