Tag Archives: Alternative Fur Deutschland

GERMANY: Son Of Tennis Legend Boris Becker Files Charges After Racist Tweet From Neo-Nazi Lawmaker

The Associated Press reports: The son of former tennis star Boris Becker has pressed charges against a German nationalist lawmaker who insulted him with a racist slur, his lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told The Associated Press that charges were filed on behalf of Noah Becker following “unbearable and racist remarks” from the Twitter account of nationalist lawmaker Jens ...

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GERMANY: Neo-Nazi Party Tests New Hate Speech Laws, Immediately Zapped By Facebook And Twitter

CNN reports: Germany’s tough new social media law appears to be working: A far-right member of parliament had her Twitter account suspended shortly after posting an anti-Muslim message. Under a law that took full effect in Germany on Monday, Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies can be fined as much as €50 million ($60 million) if they fail to ...

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GERMANY: Infighting Roils Extremist AFD Party After Shocking Election, “Moderate” Leader Asked To Resign

The Washington Post reports: A senior figure in the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany says party co-leader Frauke Petry should quit, amid deepening infighting a day after its strong showing in national elections. Petry, who is co-chairwoman of AfD, announced Monday that she won’t join its new parliamentary caucus and walked out of a news conference. She’s been sidelined in the ...

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GERMANY: Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term, Extremist AFD Party Has Likely Taken 89 Seats In Parliament

The New York Times reports: Angela Merkel is headed toward a fourth term as German chancellor, according to normally reliable exit polls released just after the polls closed in Germany. But the polls also show that a far-right party, Alternative for Germany, has gotten some 13.5 percent of the vote, a significant showing of voter anger over immigration and inequality. ...

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GERMANY: Far-Right Party Publishes “Death Notice” For Families, Vows To Sue To Stop Marriage Equality

Politico Europe reports: Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is looking to stop gay marriage in court, the far-right party’s vice chair Alexander Gauland told the country’s largest circulation newspaper. “We are currently studying a challenge at the constitutional court,” Gauland said in an interview with Bild Zeitung, days after parliament legalized same-sex marriage. AfD’s internet site features on its front ...

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Germany’s Marine Le Pen: Meet The Far-Right Trump-Loving Homocon Seeking To Unseat Angela Merkel

Fortune reports: Ask most people to picture a German right-wing populist, and their mental image would probably not be one of a much-traveled, multilingual consultant to startups. Still less an openly gay woman with two children in a same-sex union. But then, if the last two years have taught the world anything, it’s not to be surprised by paradoxes such ...

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