Folgend die englische Version meines Vortrag auf der Jahreskonferenz des Bündnisses „Unite against Facism“ in London. Speech held at the United Against Fascism national conference, 21 february 2015 in London.
The political right in Germany is taking on a new form – both in parliament and on the streets. To the right of the CDU, there has been the founding of ‘Alternative für Deutschland’ – with its neoliberal slogans against bank bailouts during the euro crisis. Employing racist election campaigns targeting Muslims and refugees, the party gained between 10-12 percent last autumn in Thuringia, Brandenburg and Saxony. The growth of AfD in surveys has stalled since the emergence of an anti-racist movement against Pegida. In Hamburg it entered the first parliament of a westgerman federal state.
Further right than AfD, the fascist right is also experiencing success on the streets. At the end of October 2014, ‘Hooligans against Salafism’, or HoGeSa, a collective of Nazi groups and right-wing football fans, organised the largest Nazi march since Dresden in 2011, with 5,000 participants – here, too, picking up on incitement of hatred against Islam. The HoGeSa demos appealed primarily to a hard core of Nazis, a fact made clear by the violent incidents that occurred and which elicited negative reactions. Ganzen Beitrag lesen »