Brian Whelan

News

Gypsy Child Snatchers! (Aren't Coming for Your Kids)

Despite what tabloid hysteria might have you believe, the child in Greece everyone thought had been kidnapped by Roma actually is Roma. Her parents are from Bulgaria, and her mother gave her away because she was too poor to raise her.
Brian Whelan
10.25.13
News

Are Greek Neo-Nazis Fighting for Assad in Syria?

Just over a month ago, a blogger sent me an article translated from a right-wing Greek newspaper. The clipping contained an interview with an obscure far-right group called Black Lily, who were making bold claims about having a "whole platoon of...
Brian Whelan
10.1.13
News

My Week with Hungary's Far-Right

Hungary has one of the most highly organized far-right movements in Europe. The Jobbik party—admired by those fed up with government corruption, derided by opponents as anti-gypsy, anti-Semite, neo-Nazi homophobes—looks set to become the second biggest...
Brian Whelan
5.21.13
News

Africa's Biggest Film Festival Isn't Scared of a Little Jihad

While French troops were killing Islamists in Mali last month, thousands of film fans were gathering just a few hundred miles away in Burkina Faso to celebrate the best of African cinema. The festival has been running since 1969, but they still haven’t...
Brian Whelan
3.13.13
Music

Britain's Nazi Punk Scene Is Alive and Limping

Bald fascists with guitars are still playing awful, hateful music in Britain's pubs.
Brian Whelan
2.19.13
News

Who Firebombed London's Oldest Anarchist Bookshop?

At around 5 AM Friday morning an arsonist entered Angel Alley, smashed a window, poured accelerant into the shop, and sent the books, pamphlets, and irreplaceable archives of Freedom newspaper up in flames.
Brian Whelan
2.4.13