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Bohdan Yakimenko

Antifa United – Seven Antifascists Detained in Russia

On June 5, Russian police and the FSB conducted a large-scale operation and detained seven antifascists in Moscow and the Moscow region in the Antifa United case. The alleged leader of the group, Bogdan Yakimenko, was detained in Rostov-on-Don. The

Image of Yan Petrovsky in military gear.

Rusich Fighter Yan Petrovsky’s Escape From Russia

An alleged key fighter, founding member and leader of Russia’s best-known neo-Nazi unit Rusich, Yan Petrovsky, has been detained in Finland. Kyiv has sent an official request to Finnish authorities asking for the extradition of the 36-year-old Russian neo-Nazi. Our

Finland’s Cabinet of Horrors

This article was first published by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung on Jul 13th, 2023 – by Pinja Vuorinen. The Finnish parliamentary elections were held on April 2, but it has taken almost three months for a new government to be

I’ll put a bullet in your head!

On June 27th, 2023, a 17-year-old boy, Nahel, was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris. A witness filmed the scene; the policeman yells, “I’ll put a bullet in your

Greek Elections: Far Right Regroups

The results returned not one but three clearly far-right parties to parliament, along with another formation that proclaims itself to be “neither right nor left”.

Terror, violence and race war

Article 3 of 7 in the Hammerskins Series

Racially motivated brutal attacks, manslaughter and murder are commonplace throughout the 30-year history of the Hammerskins. Many members have been convicted for assault, illegal firearms possessions or similar offences.

Urgent Note on Our Reporting on Russia & Ukraine

Ukraine has since February 24th, 2022 been under siege. Due to the conditions of war resulting from the Russian invasion, we cannot at this time provide accurately validated and verified data and information on the current situation in neither Ukraine nor Russia. The Russian regime is through warfare, crackdowns and legislation suppressing all independent and free media in both countries, this affects reporting by local and foreign journalists. The general media coverage is contaminated with propaganda. As a result of

Brief statement condemning the war in Ukraine

As anti-fascist activists and researchers from across Europe, including Ukraine and Russia, we condemn the war in Ukraine. We stand together against the Russian invasion, and the cynical abuse of antifascist and humanitarian rhetoric by Russian state-media and propagandists to justify imperialist aggression. As anti-fascist researchers, we are painfully aware of the role far-right activists and movements have played on both sides of this conflict. The only position for anti-fascists to take is to oppose militarism and war in its

Putting an all-male brotherhood on the map

Article 2 of 7 in the Hammerskins Series

Hammerskins wanted to stand out as an elite and present themselves as a “purifying” force. In their imagery, they reproduce their self-understanding as a superior collective, as a soldierly, hyper-masculine formation. ‘We are healthy people in a sick world’, Forrest Hyde describes the role of the Hammerskins…

Brothers Keep Silent – The secret Hammerskin network

Article 1 of 7 in the Hammerskins Series

The anti-fascist research platform Exif began publishing the largest German-language research on the “Hammerskins” in mid-2021. The publication, Exif wrote in its introduction, was based on many years of anti-fascist work. The documentation and processing of regional findings by research networks, individuals or independent archives, which have been carried out for decades, have made it possible at all to record and illuminate the Hammerskins as a neo-Nazi organisation.

The Antifaschistisches Infoblatt (AIB)

A Broken Mirror Yet to Speak

In the already distant 2003, the torchlight procession by the name “Lukovmarch” seemed to be a harmless and at the same time somewhat supreme crown of the Transition’s creation. The initial impetus came from the entirely flattened, one-dimensional right-wing political life in Bulgaria that proved unable to hold together the onslaught of its own making. Being only a small portion of the countercultural movements of the time, Lukovmarch’s initiators seemed as slightly shaken and not particularly impressive extensions of the

#SayTheirNames #Hanauistüberall #Hanau1902

After the attack of Hanau, which marks its second anniversary, public discourse about racist violence in Germany changed. One on hand it was preceded by little to no prevention attempts, and followed by usual failures of authorities: poor investigative work, cold and disrespectful treatment of the families of the victims, and the ritualized indignation of politicians without any serious consequences. Moreover, Hanau triggered an old trauma of non-white people living in Germany: the racist othering, the daily insults and threats,

Video of the ENAM/Antifascist-Europe Launch

It was with great pride we launched the European Network for Antifascist Monitoring (ENAM) and the web-portal Antifascist Europe on the 19th of January.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today it’s important not only to remember the victims of the Holocaust but also that the Holocaust didn’t start with the concentration camps. It started with cultures of hatred, driving fear which in turn drove policy, over time leading to murder. As European antifascists, we must therefore spend today not only remembering, but continuing, as we must every day, to resist!

Yellow Triangle – Christy Moore

We are honoured to have a range of prominent supporters and patrons. You can read more about the patrons here. One of the patrons is Irish musician and songwriter Christy Moore. Christy Moore is one of Ireland’s most cherished and successful artists. His career as a performer across seven decades has seen him develop generations of devoted fans, not just in Ireland, but across the world. Since his early days, the Irish folk singer has incorporated social and political commentary

Graphic Recording of the Launch of Antifascist Europe

Recordings by y0rgos Thank you so much to y0rgos who beautifully captured yesterday’s launch in the following graphic recordings. You can view more of y0rgos’ works on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/imagistanvisuals/ and on the website here: https://imagistan.com/ Click on the images to open larger versions

Far-right social media usage in Europe

The use of social media platforms by the far right has exploded over the last decade. From hate-filled youtube channels, to encrypted broadcast lists provoking violence, fascists across Europe have been quick to realise the potential of these widely-used platforms in disseminating their message, building their movement and mobilising their supporters. But how far has this spread, and what responsibility should the huge tech multinationals take for the hate spread on their platforms? In this article James Poulter charts the

A Brief History of Far-Right Movements in Russia

The first far-right groups, and specifically the neo-Nazis, appeared in the USSR back in the 1950s. Schoolchildren and kids from the families of party officials became involved in neo-Nazi groups, as they were attracted to the aesthetics of Nazism with its parades, the cult of the beautiful body and neoclassical architecture. For this, they were called “stilyagi”. Researchers also distinguish a group of “politicians” – adult far-right dissidents who were attracted specifically to the cult of Adolf Hitler.

Antifascist Europe: Launch event on 19 January

Antifascist Europe is a network of antifascist research projects spanning activist initiatives, journalists, and researchers from around Europe who monitor the development and transnational networks of far-right and right-populist parties, along with white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, and fascist groups. Please click here to register for the launch event on 19 January 2022 at 11 am. CET. After the registration you will receive all needed information via mail to participate at the launch. You can also stream the launch live on YouTube,

Utøya: Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, on 22 July 2011, 77 people fell victim to the violent attack perpetrated by a far-right extremist in Norway. Today, the bombing in Oslo’s government quarter that claimed eight lives, and the massacre of 69 members of the Workers’ Youth League on the holiday island of Utøya two hours later, serves as a positive point of reference, whether direct or indirect, for a number of far-right imitators and admirers executing their own terrorist attacks.

The driving force

Turkish extremist group Grey Wolves finds a favourable climate in Germany

Since the 1970s, largely unnoticed by the general public, a network of Turkish ethnonationalists known as the Grey Wolves has established itself in Germany, targeting Armenians, Kurds, Jews and political opponents. Today, the group constitutes a major domestic security threat, but one that has been consistently underestimated and neglected.

How Germany’s Far Right Is Building Up Anti-Immigrant Parties in the Balkans

The continued electoral success of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has heightened the probability for that its affiliated Desiderius Erasmus Foundation will use public funds to conduct political education promoting authoritarian national radicalism – both in Germany and abroad. In his article, Aleksandar Matković outlines the various contacts and relationships between the AfD and right-wing parties in South-Eastern Europe, especially in Serbia and Croatia. Should the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation” were to receive public funding in the near future, it would

Nazi Exodus: How Russian Nazis Ended Up In Ukraine

Russian Nazis play a significant role in the Ukrainian far-right movement, even though Ukraine is at war with Russia. The Marker has talked to experts in the field of far-right extremism—journalists, researchers and activists of the anti-fascist movement—and found out which of the Russian Nazis have fled to Ukraine and why.