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The rise of far-right populists in Germany - Deutsche Welle

For decades Germany's industrial Ruhr region was a Social Democratic stronghold. In some districts the SPD used to win 60 percent of the votes. That vote has been cut in half, and the far-right populist AfD party has made inroads. Error loading player:.and more »

How artists in east Germany fight the rise of the far right - Deutsche Welle

That the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party did well during the federal elections in Pirna, Saxony comes as no surprise to Jutta Böhmer of "Theatermacher," a theatrical-learning center, which has been engaged with social issues in the city ...and more »

Only respect for the 'left behind' can turn the populist tide - The Guardian

It's not just economic disadvantage that is powering the rise of rightwing nationalism in Europe and the US. Contact author. @fromTGA. Thu 28 Sep 2017 14.53 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 11.15 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

Handling the Alternative for Germany - Foreign Affairs

“We will hunt her,” Alexander Gauland exclaimed to a crowd of supporters in Berlin late on September 24. “We will hunt Mrs. Merkel and whomever else. And we will take our country and our people back.” Gauland's party, the right-wing Alternative for ...and more »

Germany's Right-Wing Populists Are Importing US-Style Campaign Tactics - The Atlantic

About two weeks before election day in Germany, ads for a new website from the right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) began popping up online across the country. “Angela Merkel: The Oathbreaker,” the website read, with a menacing, ...and more »

Far right's Frauke Petry plans new political party in Germany - POLITICO.eu

Frauke Petry said she plans to form a new political group in the German parliament after leaving the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Petry, the party's former leader who quit following the group's stunning election results last week, told ...and more »

'Nazi!' 'Stasi!': In German state where the far right won big, cozy political culture quickly turned toxic - Washington Post

MAGDEBURG, Germany — For years, debate in the parliament of this east German state capital on the banks of the Elbe flowed as languidly as the cool waters of the river on a clear autumn's day. But then, in March 2016, the far-right Alternative for ...and more »

AfD's success comparable with the rise of the Nazis - Qantara.de

Mr. Zimmermann, how did you react on election night, when you first discovered the numbers provided by exit polls, giving 13 percent of the vote to the AfD? Moshe Zimmermann: I was relieved, because I was expecting 15 percent. At least that's two ...and more »

The right is rising and social democracy is dying across Europe – but why? - The Guardian

The electoral success of the far-right AfD has brought Germany into line with most other European countries, so what's behind this troubling trend? Fri 29 Sep 2017 05.53 EDT Last modified on Fri 29 Sep 2017 08.55 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

To understand Germany today, compare it with 1968 - The Economist

IN GERMANY, as in France, America and elsewhere, 1968 is as much a shorthand as a reality. Yes, there were the crowd scenes: the sit-ins at the Free University in West Berlin and the mass protests in Bonn; the shooting of Rudi Dutschke, a student ...and more »