Tag Archives: Right-wing extremism

Declaration by glokal on Hanau

We from glokal e.V. express our condolences and solidarity with all relatives and victims of the racist terrorist attack in Hanau on 19.02.2020.
We feel the loss of their loved ones and the deep, painful cut in their daily lives.
We stand firmly by the side of the victims and send our best wishes for the recovery of the injured.

We note a continuity in the neglect of racial threats by state agencies as well as in the investigations and consistent prosecution of abuses in the police and other institutions.

The representatives of the “bourgeoisie” as well as more and more “conservative” politicians have to face their responsibility for this violence.
We must all stand up against agitation, racist politics and stigmatization of migrant, Muslim spaces such as shisha bars, among others.

We call for consistent support of civil society that works against racism on a daily basis, especially diasporic – migrant civil society.

Glokal will forever cherish the memory of the murdered Gökhan Gültekin, Ferhat Ünvar, Mercedes K., Sedat Gürbüz, Hamza Kurtović, Kalojan Welkow, Fatih Saraçoğlu and Said Nessar El Hashemi.

Tribunal | Dissolve NSU Complex

The tribunal has emerged from and is supported by the nationwide action alliance “NSU-Komplex auflösen” as well as by a large number of people who want to get involved against racism for various motives. A prominent position is held by those affected by the NSU terror, whose viewpoints carry particular weight. Anyone who identifies with the goals of the Tribunal can participate. All people, groups, associations, institutions that want to support the Tribunal are invited to contact and participate.
The NSU Tribunal will take place in Cologne from May 17-21, 2017.
Program here
Press review here
Indictment here

“You have been attacked in my rescue country”.

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Mölln arson attack, writer, activist and active glocal member Doğan Akhanlı delivered the Mölln speech this year. On the initiative of the Arslan family, the victims of the attack are commemorated every year around November 23. For several years, the speech has been held in exile, this year in Cologne. The moving speech in which Akhanlı draws a bow from Mölln to the politics of remembrance and the reappraisal of the NSU murders can be read here.


Action Week Commemoration & Resistance (Berlin)

The court case on the NSU murder series will be concluded in 2017. Instead of taking seriously the urgent concerns of the relatives and the Nebenklage to come to terms with the political significance of the NSU for the entire German judiciary, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and other investigative agencies, the trial only dealt with the involvement of a small neo-Nazi circle in the crime. Continue reading

Unraveling the NSU Complex – Donations Wanted

The tribunal “NSU-Komplex auflösen” will take place from 17 – 21.05.2017 in Cologne. It works for a democratic and cosmopolitan society that casts the right to rights in its foundation. It works against state-supported social ignorance that enables racist action. Because the series of murders and attacks committed by the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU) between 1999 and 2011 has still not been solved. Neither the court proceedings in Munich nor the numerous parliamentary investigative committees have fully revealed the NSU network and the involvement of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and other state actors in it. The focus of the tribunal is therefore on the joint accusation of both racist structures and individual perpetrators. Donations are needed for the preparatory work.

Ethnic settlers in rural areas

The Amadeo Antonio Foundation, with its current brochure “Völkische Siedler/innen im ländlichen Raum. Basic knowledge and action strategies” published an important publication on the subject of right-wing extremism and ecology.

“The present brochure is a tool in the sense of the promoting federal program “Cohesion through Participation”: it gives an overview of the activities of Völkische Siedler, their argumentations and identifying features. By explaining the background of Völkische Siedler, describing examples and everyday situations, and offering approaches to strategies for action, the brochure provides local activists with assistance in their efforts to combat anti-democratic tendencies.”

For further discussion we can recommend the two books, “Rechte Ökologie” by Oliver Geden (unfortunately only available second-hand) and “Globalisierung aus Sicht der extremen Rechten” by Anton Maegerle.