Joe Keady / 06 Mar 2020

Making Fascism Popular Again

Part II: Combat 18 to the Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund

The handbook of neo-Nazi terror organization Combat 18 (C18) is one part manifesto directed at the group’s “political soldiers” and three parts guide book, with extensive (if vaguely worded) instructions on how to get away with violent actions.(...)
Atomwaffen Division Nazis, Kassel. Germany, July 2019.
Joe Keady / 28 Feb 2020

Sourcing the Far-Right

Part I: Combat 18 and Blood & Honour

In early 2020, we are in the midst of a global wave of violence perpetrated by far-right ideologues. (...)

Joe Keady / 21 Feb 2020

Hatred Made Him Do It

The Tobias Rathjen Murders

The facts of the Hanau killings are not in dispute: the assailant, 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, entered a hookah bar on Wednesday night and began firing indiscriminately before shooting several more people at a kiosk. (...)

The better country. Berlin, 5 February.
Joe Keady / 12 Feb 2020

German Democracy in Crisis

Alternative für Deutschland in Thuringia

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it's often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia's turn. (...)

Joe Keady / 08 Nov 2019

Boosted by Violence

Alternative für Deutschland Digs In

The 27 October election in Thuringia was marred by death threats by far-right groups against candidates across Germany's political spectrum. Nearly two weeks later, the threats continue.(...)

Joe Keady / 24 Oct 2019

Death Threat Politics

German Fascists Take Aim

Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (...)

CasaPound's squat cum HQ, in Rome.
Joe Keady / 21 Aug 2019

Far-Right Housing Complexes

The New Fascist Makeover

One of the overarching projects of the European new right is an incremental disentangling what it considers the “good” fascists from the “bad” Nazis. (...)

Joe Keady / 15 Jul 2019

Killed by Fascism

The Murder of Walter Lübcke

The body of Walter Lübcke, a prominent German regional politician noted for his vocal support for immigration, was found outside his own house late on the night of 2 June with a bullet in his head.(...)