‘This is a wake-up call’: Booker winner Paul Lynch on his novel about a fascist Ireland
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/nov/27/wake-up-call-booker-winner-paul-lynch-prophet-song-interview-fascist-ireland #PaulLynch #FarRight #Ireland
‘The far right drummed up a militia’: French extremists seize on teen’s murder to stoke violence
It all started with the tragic death of a teenage boy attending a village dance in southern France. Although the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, members of France’s ultra-right immediately blamed it on “anti-French” sentiment, descending on the region en masse to avenge his death.
#France #FarRight #Politics #Protests
👉 Read more: f24.my/9xrA.g
11) Excellent piece from Fintan O’Toole on the #DublinRiots.
#Fascists are “malignant narcissists” who will exploit any opportunity to further their cancerous goals. Marxists or migrants are simply grist for their mill, a quest for recognition and relevance
Once again I'm terribly ashamed of being a Finn.
And yes, I do hate #Putin and all of his actions, including this usage of people as pawns.
Why were the judges ‘forced’ to justify anything?
The only people using a cancel culture are far right fascists…
France seeks to ban far-right groups after weekend violence
France's interior minister said on Tuesday he would ask for three right-wing extremist groups to be dissolved following violent demonstrations over the weekend.
Swedish PM rebukes far-right leader who said mosques should be flattened
‘In Sweden, we don’t tear down places of worship,’ Ulf Kristersson says.
How about learning lessons from what happened last week in the #Netherlands elections?
This is beyond #ethnoNationalism.
Officially, the Constitution of India declares it as a "secular" republic, but over last several years, there has been a shift.
That does not bode well for #Muslims in India.
President #Biden said conditioning aid to #Israel is a “worthwhile thought,” the most telling sign yet that action could be taken to keep #Israel in check as its campaign against #Hamas continues to kill civilians.
Tommy Robinson charged after attending antisemitism march in London
So #littleTommy was not charged over his attempt to start a riot on Nov 11 (because he ran away in a black cab) , but was for trying to infiltrate an anti-semitism march
The #farRight turning up in a gathering full of jews worries about race-hate is perhaps a bit too rich even for the UK establishment to stomach.....
Amid #electoral #rebukes for #MomsforLiberty, a #report from #PenAmerica shows a disturbing rise in #state #legislatures #imposing #restrictions on #LGBTQ+ #discussions in #schools, affecting #educators and #students
Study after study keep saying the same thing, Elon can't sue them all.
People warned of this for years. Complacent landlord class and politicians continue to be only interested in making more money instead of doing what is necessary-rent control and more affordable housing. There’s loads available and plenty unfinished which should be utilised. Facial recognition is not the answer: nor is pretending some were just opportunistic looters. #farright #ireland https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/27/dublin-riots-far-right-ireland-anti-immigrant
Maybe no one will be prepared to form a government with this person and his party? And in the subsequent round of voting people will rethink their choices, hopefully choosing better, less controversial and divisive options. #farright https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/27/geert-wilders-admits-bid-to-form-netherlands-coalition-not-off-to-dream-start
Geert Wilders’ coalition scout resigns over fraud scandal
Dutch Senator Gom van Strien on Monday resigned from his role seeking to identify potential coalition partners for far-right election-winner Geert Wilders, after accusations of fraud resurfaced in Dutch media.
The European Network's Brian Milne describes how last week's riots in Dublin are not an isolated incident.
Right wing and hardcore nationalist groups are receiving support from organisations that claim to be respectable patriotic bodies. One such organisation in Ireland is Gript Media who claim their purpose is to report the news then comment on it in a manner they claim is honest, frank and open.
In the #Trump administration, foreign ambassadorships were on sale for a pittance ➡️ https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903199848/under-trump-more-big-donors-are-named-ambassadors-and-controversies-have-followe
"Trump not only has higher % of political ambassadors, but has a higher % of ambassadors who don't seem to be temperamentally or intellectually suited"
I think we talking about gradations of takeover. In governments based on PR like the #Netherlands, it’s difficult to achieve an absolute takeover.
#Wilders will have to compromise to get support to form a government. He will try to concentrate power but hopefully be tempered by his partners in government. With luck after a few years people will tire of his failures and opt for something that works, rather than empty #FarRight promises
The new president is a poster boy for countries who cannot get their sh#t together. Since the end of the #DirtyWar, #LatinAmerica’s 2nd largest country has struggled with hyper inflation, a public finance crisis and an inability to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities available within it’s borders
There will be more lost years
8) While attempts by #FarRight, anti-democratic types are beaten back in some jurisdictions, #oligarch loving politicos, succeed in other jurisdictions, such is the case of #RobertFico in #Slovakia, known for his embrace of #Putin’s Russia
Fico’s party won the most seats in the Sep 30 election and quickly signed a coalition agreement which included the National party which sits on the #HardRight spectrum
"Research shows that when mainstream parties try to compete with far-right ones by moving closer to their positions, it is the far right that tends to benefit."
The rise of the populist far-right is also the fault of the center and right parties that lost their nerve and are normalising far-right themes and phrases.
#farright #xenophobia #populism #Europe #centerparties #right
What’s odd about the alliance? I find it head scratching that the associated ragey posts are directed at #Migrants, #ClimateChange, #ReproductiveRights, #Vaccines to name just 4 areas. All topics sure to drive wedges in #WesternDemocracy. The question is at the behest of who and why?
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 640
Ukraine’s president says major aid packages from the US and EU needed; Zelenskiy talks to outgoing Dutch PM after Geert Wilders’ shock election result
Much like the proponents of Hindutva, Wilders uses the instrument of history to weave together a political story and legitimise myths and stereotypes, writes Asim Ali.
Obviously the current rise of neofascism/far-right populism has been happening for a while now. But I think this video is as good a "2 minute explainer" as you can get for how to spot it.
“Ireland has long laboured under the misapprehension that because we do not have a consolidated far-right party in the Dáil, there is no need to worry about their rise here in the same way other European countries do. A night like this, indeed no night more than this, should shatter that illusion forever.“
On Jan 30, 1948 Far Right militant Nathuram #Godse assassinated Gandhi by firing 3 bullets into his chest at a prayer meeting
We cannot pretend to stand against the #FarRight while referring to its #politics as “legitimate concerns”. We must stand unequivocally by and be in service of every one of the communities at the sharp end of oppression.
‘Everything you’ve been told is a lie!’ Inside the wellness-to-fascism pipeline
One minute you’re doing the downward dog, the next you’re listening to conspiracy theories about Covid or the new world order. How did the desire to look after yourself become so toxic?
Wellness to fascism pipeline
Naomi Klein on wellness culture: ‘We really are alive on the knife’s edge’
The author examines how some chiropractors, health coaches and fitness fanatics came to embrace far-right theories
1/ There are many Palestinians who're in favour of a one state solution, as long as everyone has an equal vote, because they outnumber #Jews & have a far younger population.
One state or two state, personally I just want peace, but I believe because of religion & a deep seated hatred of each other, any solution looks further away than ever, which suits both #Netanyahu & his #FarRight cohorts & #Hamas.
I looked into previous peace proposals & the points of...
Migration has to be a European issue. If there's freedom of movement, the countries on the perimeter will be the first destination for #AsylumSeekers.
This gives countries like the #UK the excuse to refuse entry to migrants based on the premise that they've already passed through several safe countries to get here.
Unless Europe tackles this as a Union & creates a solid, workable & achievable plan, it'll leave the gate wide open for the #FarRight to step in.
The UK's a total, utter mess! 🙄
For all its faults, it's the world's biggest & most profitable free market zone.
Only enemies of Europe would want to see it's demise.
Hundreds of rioters, whipped up by agitators and influencers like MMA star Conor McGregor, caused mayhem in central Dublin on Thursday after a knife attack that critically injured a 5-year-old girl.
#extremism #Dublin #Farright #riot #News
The #FarRight are creating connections which makes them stronger. In comparison, what do the Centre & Left have as a coordinated alternative?
Just like #Brexit, I can't see a coordinated alternative, all I can see is complacency & it makes me truly despair my friend...
In trying to marginalise the PLO to stop talks on a two state solution, they created the monster that is Hamas. Actions have consequences.
Every war ends with peace talks & a plan. If you're a party of government, you have to govern for all & that unfortunately includes the radical #FarRight.
I despise them, but they can't be excluded from the conversation & solution. This is the only way we can deradicalise them, as anything else will only push them into the shadows. We'd be crazy to think they'll just go away.
Unless we face these issues head on, they'll become bigger issues further down the line.
4/ However, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, & many of those the West deems as terrorists see themselves as defenders of their holy lands.
In the absence of opportunity, it's easy for radicalism to offer hope & to take hold, & ultimately the West's security has suffered.
This is a complex, complicated mess & before the #FarRight capitalise & their radical message takes hold, the West needs to wake up, control the narrative & create a workable & fair plan.
The Dutch conservative VVD party announced on Friday morning that it will not enter into the next Cabinet. The party did say it would be willing to tacitly support a center-right Cabinet. The decision could make it particularly difficult for the far-right PVV, which outperformed all other parties in this week’s election, to form a new coalition government with a majority of support in either house of Parliament.
Firstly we need to show the true figures & setup safe routes & quick processing of migrants to be sorted into #AsylumSeekers & economic migrants.
At the same time Europe needs to look at the damage caused by it's colonial past & figure out ways to repair it so those looking for a better life, have a better & safer life where they are.
The Pro-EU campaign were disorganised because no one seriously thought we'd vote to leave the EU, yet here we are outside it.
It can't just be me who's this concerned. 🤷🏾♂️
4) My #Dublin hometown is in the news due to rioting triggered by a knife attack on school children.
in response to this insane attack, #HardRight types fomented a riot, organized through #SocialMedia and messaging apps. Fortunately nobody appears to have died but the breakdown in civil order is sobering
Putin's #Ukraine plan faltered when Trump lost, but the COVID pandemic gave him an unexpected chance. He just didn't bargain for the Western response he got.
People Before Profit statement on last night's riots.
We send our full solidarity to the families and all those affected at Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire. And we stand resolutely against those seeking to exploit this tragedy to spread hate.
An immigrant was the hero yesterday stopping the horrific attack in Dublin.
Not to mention the many immigrants working in our hospitals saving the lives of those attacked.
Don't let the far-right turn a tragedy into hateful racist scaremongering of immigrants.
Arson and violence as far-right mob riots in Dublin after stabbing incident blamed on immigration
Ireland's police commissioner Drew Harris told journalists that a "hooligan faction driven by far-right ideology" was behind the violence.
Garda commissioner on the riot: “complete lunatic faction driven by #FarRight ideology(...)The facts are being established, but the facts are still not clear on a lot of the rumour and the innuendo is being spread for malevolent purposes"
Bystanders disarmed the suspect and pinned him to the ground, with several kicking him, one witness told: “People were trying to attack the man. So me and an American lady formed a ring around him saying we’d wait on the garda.” #Dublin
Putin’s propagandists cheer Geert Wilders’ Dutch election win as Moscow’s ultranationalists hail the far-right firebrand as a ‘supporter of Russia.’
Several pro-Kremlin publications and so-called Z-channels on Telegram also went down memory lane, rehashing Wilders’ track record on Russia.
#FarRight Dutch politician Geert Wilders is a Trump wannabe.
"PVV swears by #FossilFuels ".
The party platform includes:
– Keep on burning fossil gas
– No heat pump requirement
– Nitrogen emissions can stay high
– NL pulls out of Paris Agreement
– No money for global climate fund
– Stop renewable energy construction
Oh, and "Nexit": Dutch exit from the EU.
(Never mind that the Dutch may well be the climate displaced soon. But no, let's agitate against immigrants).
"Donald Trump is planning to gut US President Joe Biden’s landmark #climate law, increase investment in #FossilFuels and roll back regulations aimed at accelerating the transition to electric vehicles if he is elected next year.
Senior campaign officials and advisers to the former president said he would seek to radically overhaul US climate and energy policy to “maximise #FossilFuel production” during a second term."
It’s likely that the next government will be formed by #DonaldTusk and his Civic Platform party in association with other parties from Poland’s left
All will not be smooth sailing for Tusk as he will need to contend with President Andrzej Duda of Law Order who wields veto power
Although the PPV gained 20 seats for a total of 37, Wilders will not have a free hand in the lower house. He’ll need to form a coalition government totaling 76 seats. The big question is which parties will be willing to enter government with the PPV?
Unsurprisingly congratulations have been proffered by #ViktorOrban
The shock victory of Geert Wilders, a notorious critic of Islam, has been welcomed by anti-immigration populists across Europe.
#GeertWilders #dutchelections #Islam #eu #Farright #populism #News #Politics
"After almost 25 years of catering to far-right voters, allegedly to defeat far-right parties, a far-right party is by far the biggest party in [the Dutch] parliament. Perhaps now, more than 20 years after the rise of Pim Fortuyn, the country can finally start an honest and open discussion about its far-right problem."
~ Cas Mudde
"We know from history that it is crucial to warn of the potential for #genocide before it occurs, rather than belatedly condemn it after it has taken place."
#Irish, #British and #European #NewsMedia have increasingly platformed #HateSpeech, expressed #bigotry, #eugenic & #genocidal "questions" to "provoke debate", revised violent #FarRight protest as #BothSides and printed statements that would have been uprintable 10 years ago.
#Genocide doesn't arise in a vacuum.
Dutch far-right leader Thierry Baudet attacked again, party says
The leader of a far-right party in the Netherlands has been assaulted on the campaign trail for the second time, ahead of Wednesday’s parliamentary election.
Scientists *must* understand that fanatical zealots among industrial and political powers actually want to *hasten* the "end times" — apocalyptic accelerationist doctrine, as @Wolven puts it (https://ourislandgeorgia.net/@Wolven/111307805336499187). Christian Zionism is another such example of apocalyptic accelerationism.
So we MUST stop thinking climate alarms and emergencies actually deter them or would encourage them into action.
It's the opposite: bad news actually *emboldens* them and tells them their strategies are working. They probably think it's easier to go to heaven by ending the world than it is to actually save it from their own capitalist bullshit.
Instead, we *must* stop "negotiating" with them or "informing" them of facts and figures, and instead start mobilising. Climate revolution (cc: @breadandcircuses — https://climatejustice.social/@breadandcircuses/111404149753146020) is the way forward:
Stockpiling, prep, and mobilisation for months of worldwide strikes, refusal to pay bills, and not buying anything. As a radical pacifist who is also an eco-socialist, this highly appeals to me.
Scientists must revolt instead when big journalism, big oil, and other such industries are stacked against us.
Twitter is no longer a viable business. Its ability to continue to service its debt is highly questionable. How much is #Elon willing to spend to continue its operation?
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson has close ties to the Christian right — both mainstream and fringe.
NPR reports Johnson has "deep ties to a network of religious leaders who have advocated to end or weaken the separation of church and state, and for Christianity to play a more dominant role governing society."
Sánchez to be sworn in this week, far-right takes him to court
Pedro Sánchez is expected to be confirmed for another four-year term during a session in parliament on Wednesday and Thursday, while Vox plans to block the process in addition to calling for a general strike against Catalan amnesty law, which will pardon 300+ independentists.
Braverman out, ex-PM David Cameron back in, as Rishi Sunak shuffles his cabinet
Opposition parties had accused Braverman of emboldening far-right groups with her comments about pro-Palestinian protests.
#Rightwing titans of #tech helped create Donald Trump. Now they’re alienated from politics and searching for allies https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/11/12/silicon-valley-billionaire-donors-presidential-candidates/
Read these by @anildash for more
The #tech tycoon #martyrdom charade https://www.anildash.com/2023/02/27/tycoon-martyrdom-charade/
🧵4/4 The #FarRight fearmongers who branded the #Armistice as something the #CeaseFireNow marchers did not respect, stormed the #Cenotaph themselves and would have attacked the marching families in Pimlico had the police not stopped them. The march ended with speeches. This #Palestinian speaker held the keys of his grand-mother’s house, from which she was displaced in the first #nakba in #1948. Keys have become a symbol to the #diaspora of #ExistResistReturn and the hope for a #FreePalestine.