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Right-wing extremists meet in Milan (Italy)
07 abr 2009
ROME - Parts of downtown Milan were sealed off as hundreds of right-wing extremists from Italy and several other countries gathered for a convention.
At least 300 to 500 people attended Sunday's meeting, called "Our Europe, Peoples and Tradition against Banks and Strong Powers," organized by Italy's ultra-right-wing Forza Nuova party. Participants included skinheads and other youths who gave the fascist salute and sported Celtic crosses, a symbol of the extreme right.

More than 5,000 demonstrators held a counter-demonstration in a nearby plaza. Police kept the two groups separate and no incidents were reported.

Jewish leaders and others had protested the Forza Nuova convention, and Forza Nuova scaled back some of the convention events.

Renzo Gattegna, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, warned Friday that the meeting was "dangerous on the ideological and political planes" and an event where "racist and xenophobic inspiration is not denied but exalted." He said the initiative constitutes "a real challenge against the democratic foundations of the Italian state."

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Milan (italy) - BNP politician who lives in a Welsh village greeted by fascist salutes
07 abr 2009
Apr 7 2009 - POLITICIANS from all sides condemned the British National Party last night after its deputy leader appeared on stage in Milan at a neo-fascist rally.

Simon Darby, who lives at Trewern, near Welshpool, stood alongside Roberto Fiore, who has a conviction for involvement with a group whose members took part in Europe’s biggest post-war terrorist outrage, and Bruno Gollnisch, who was convicted two years ago of Holocaust denial.

As the men entered the hall where the rally took place on Sunday, they were greeted by young men giving fascist salutes.

The meeting was organised by Fiore’s party Forza Nuova.

He was convicted in Italy in 1985 of “subversive association” for his involvement in the Armed Revolutionary Nuclei.

Two members of the group were convicted for the Bologna railway station bombing in August 1980 which killed 85 people, including two British tourists, Catherine Mitchell and John Kolpinski, and left over 200 wounded.

Fiore became an MEP after Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of the Italian fascist dictator, resigned her seat to take up a post in the Italian government.

He has been a friend, financial supporter and political mentor to BNP leader Nick Griffin since 1980, when Fiore arrived in Britain on the run from justice in Italy.

Also on the platform with Mr Darby was Bruno Gollnisch. An MEP for the French National Front, Gollnisch was given a three-month suspended prison sentence in January 2007 for denying the Holocaust. He was also fined 5,000.

The court, in Lyon, found he had “disputed a crime against humanity” in remarks he made during a news conference in the city in October 2004. Gollnisch had questioned the number of Jews who died in the Holocaust and said the “existence of the gas chambers is for historians to discuss”.

Lisa Stevens, a leading Labour candidate for the European elections in June, said: “The Labour Party is campaigning for ‘fairness not fear’. It is vital that people vote on June 4 for two reasons. First, to send a clear message that there is no place in the politics of a modern Wales for racists and those who associate with convicted criminals.

“Second, because of the particular rules that apply in this election, it is essential that there is a high turnout. If people stay at home then smaller extremist parties get a much larger voice. When good people do nothing, those who spout lies and hatred have a chance to thrive.”

Plaid Cymru AM Leanne Wood said: “Although the BNP have taken great strides in recent years to appear professional and credible, this shows they have the same values and politics as the European fascists in the 1930s. Today their focus is on Muslims, but the message is no different – it’s a message of hate and people should be under no illusion as to what they stand for.”

North Wales Conservative AM Mark Isherwood said: “People must beware the wolf behind the smiling mask. Our grandparents’ generation fought hatred with hope, and now we must do the same again as people try to use the same tactics as the Nazi Party in the 1920s.”

Former Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Mike German said: “This clearly demonstrates the kind of people the BNP chooses to associate with. Most people in Wales have people among their family or friends who fought in World War II against fascism, and we cannot allow the same parties to re-emerge in Britain that want people to be judged on the basis of their race, creed or religion rather than as human beings.”

Mr Darby, who heads the BNP’s list of European candidates in the West Midlands, said: “Both Roberto Fiore and Bruno Gollnisch are MEPs. Nationalists across Europe will be meeting more and more.

“At the Milan meeting, we were discussing the economic crisis that has been created by the other parties. I can’t help it that a small number of young men chose to raise their arms in a salute as we entered the building where the meeting took place.”

A leading member of the BNP in London posted an offensive comment about the death of David Cameron’s son Ivan on a website chatroom, it has emerged.

Jeffrey Marshall, who stood for the party in last year’s Greater London Authority elections, made the comment about Ivan, six, who had cerebral palsy, on a Yahoo site called the Conservative Democratic Alliance.

Tory AM Mark Isherwood said: “This is abhorrent and contemptible.”

BNP deputy leader Simon Darby said: “I think it’s appalling that our political opponents are trying to make capital out of this. The message wasn’t posted on a BNP website.”
Re: Right-wing extremists meet in Milan (Italy)
07 abr 2009
I avui surt això a Público (per cert, dies més tard de que ho publiqués IMC BCN i Madrid!):
Re: Right-wing extremists meet in Milan (Italy)
07 abr 2009
So what? You people are full of shit when talking about political correctness, also going back to WWII, get over it you fought the germans not the fascism. Nothing wrong in defending your own land against foreign influences aka muslims. I hope Europe awakes soon. By the way "antifa" the biggest post war outrage was perpetred in Madrid by muslim bastards, 160 dead plus a thousand wounded. And when folks questioned about the number of jews killed in WWII, aren't they in the right to do so? You were there to count them all? Germany is still paying compensation to the jews which is a shame. Last but not least, did you know that in was back then "spain" jews were expelled? Palestinians love it!
Re: Right-wing extremists meet in Milan (Italy)
08 abr 2009
I´m not going to debate you, because I´m not a shrink.Really man, you´re a wankhead
Re: Right-wing extremists meet in Milan (Italy)
09 abr 2009
lo peror de europa ya llego y se fue. La movida estaba preparada para que los antifas irian y pasaria lo que pasa siempre, ellos protegidos dentro y a los de fuera ostias a gogo, ya visto hace poco a Bergamo y milan, asi que esta vez los normalmente aporreados han decidido de no hacerles el juego, y que se rian los que se llenan la boca de antifascismo pero nunca hacen nada, lo que esta vez hagan algo. El Ampi la asociaccion de partisanos ha organizado la contra manifestacion en plazza della scala (3000 personas para mi)y se ha hecho espectaculo (actores y payasos)bajo una intervitente lluvia. Los nazis con el ecleptico cura nazi han sido acompanados (como no)por los txakurras en autobus desde una sede que tienen hasta el hotel que los hospitaba (y que ha sido boicoeado)y vuelta en autobus. No podiendo hacer las dos concentraciones que intentaban hacer. La tension era alta y han cerrado hasta la parada de metro cerca del hotel. Mil policias estaban en medio de las dos plazas distantes de 500 metros mas o menos. La noche anterior los nacis han agredido en un local de gays en Milan a un tio y las agresiones por italia a los extranjeros ya ni se cuentan.

La proxima provocacion es la visita a mayo de Lieberman (creo que se llama), el nuevo ministro de exteriores de israel, ese racista que no quiere respetar ningun acuerdo precedente y habla de expulsar a todos los arabes de israel.
Ya se habla de boicotear todos sus actos
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