far right

Shitnews and fakenews, tools of the far right

Unlike other political and ideological currents, the extreme right and the so-called libertarians have been better able to read the changes in societies, take advantage of the weaknesses and cracks in liberal democracies and understand the advantages offered by new…

‘A Harrowing Warning’ to All as Hungary Hands Far-Right Leader Dictatorial Powers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“We could have a parallel epidemic of authoritarian and repressive measures following close if not on the heels of a health epidemic.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Human rights groups and activists issued dire warnings about the state of democracy…

European elections, migrants and the far-right

Hundreds of Europeans ‘criminalised’ for helping migrants – as far right aims to win big in European elections Claire Provost Claudia Torrisi Nandini Archer Alexander Nabert Belen Lobos 18 May 2019, openDemocracy Elderly women, priests and firefighters among those arrested, charged or ‘harassed’ by police…

How the media let malicious idiots take over

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate. If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life…