Norwegian women wear masks against racism
The Norwegian women's movement took a clear anti-racist stance in this year's March 8 demonstrations. The streets of Oslo were filled with people wearing cardboard masks of a young Muslim feminist in a show of solidarity.
16 Mar 2018
Hungarian PM incites hate against Roma and migrants
In a Facebook video, Viktor Orbán compared the refugee crisis to the internal migration of the Roma community -- implying that both groups were a threat to Hungarian society.
7 Mar 2018
witnessing the resurgence of scientific racism?
Yernaz Ramautarsing, member of a Dutch alt-right party, declared that black people have a lower IQ than white people. He was going to run as local council member in Amsterdam but withdrew his candidacy after a strong wave of criticism.
6 Mar 2018
Barcelona brings down statue of slave trafficker
Following requests from the civil society, Barcelona no longer commemorates Marquis de Comillas, a 1800s businessman and slave trafficker.
5 Mar 2018
Ultra conservative women's associations in Austria
Just like their male counterparts, women-only, far-right groups are active in the FPÖ. Some of their representatives are high profile dignitaries, like Anneliese Kitzmüller, who co-presides over the National Council.
7 Feb 2018
Racist door policy in Vienna's oldest gay club
Four gay men from Bangladesh were prevented from entering the hip-hop club Why Not, often called Vienna's oldest gay club, because of their foreign appearance.
1 Feb 2018
How many "individual cases of racism" does a party need to be racist?
It has been forty days since the Austrian government was taken over by a center-right party (ÖVP) and a populist party (FPÖ). Since then, Austrian domestic policy has been characterized by one "individual case" of racism after the other.
29 Jan 2018
Kurz get reality check thanks to viral hashtag
Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz is facing a wave of anger on Twitter after saying the wealthy need to be protected against hate speech.
24 Jan 2018
Italian politician wants to protect the white race
On January 15 an Italian politician, a candidate for regional elections in Lombardy, stated that "the white race is at risk". He has been criticized, but the controversy could ultimately help his election campaign.
23 Jan 2018
Rotterdam police to arrest 'potential criminals' based on their clothing
When the police force in Rotterdam announced that they would be testing a new enforcement method, in which officers could seize expensive clothing if it was unclear how it was paid for, the country’s law enforcement showed its true colours.
19 Jan 2018
Key Austrian ministries in the
hands of the far-right
Austria has a new government and one of our worst fears came true. The police, the army and the secret services are now in the hands of one party, namely the far-right FPÖ.
18 Dec 2017
Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right
The National-Radical Camp (ONR), an extreme nationalist movement, organizes a tournament of indoor soccer to commemorate Janusz Waluś. The only thing their idol is famous for is killing a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
5 Dec 2017
If the system is rigged in their favor, how can white men help bring change?
The election of Donald Trump, climate change, #metoo -- it seems that these days white men are to blame for everything. Many are sick of hearing this. In his recent column, Nils Pickert calls on them to reflect on their privileges.
30 Nov 2017
Young Slovaks believe they should protect the white race
According to a new study, almost 60% of young people in Slovakia are convinced that they must protect Christianity from Islam. At the same time, the vast majority of them would not like to have an extremist for a neighbor.
29 Nov 2017
If you don't have a Filipino housemaid, you're not in
Hiring a Filipino housemaid is significantly more expensive than hiring a Slovak. The cleaning agency that offers their services justifies high prices by promising increased privacy. After all, Filipino maids do not speak Slovak.
24 Nov 2017
Activist attacked in Slovakia
A Swedish activist of Middle Eastern origin was assaulted in Slovakia. However, the case is not isolated: he was harassed in his native Sweden as well.
14 Nov 2017
The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists
When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
14 Nov 2017
60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day
"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.
14 Nov 2017
The threatening masculinity of outsiders
Rape and sexual violence in Austria are often addressed as problems caused by migration and refugees. In this way, parties use women's bodies for political ends.
10 Nov 2017
Fear and loathing in Kömlő
How did Hungary become a country where it is considered normal to notify the mayor and the police if a foreigner shows up? Via the government's anti-immigration campaign which successfully planted the seeds of fear.
7 Nov 2017