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The far right goes mainstream

Anti-immigrant parties and ultra-right populists have moved into the mainstream – legitimized in countries once proud of tolerance and diversity. If we are to tackle the growth of the far right, there must be an entire culture shift in the way the West views its minority communities and a ‘retoxification’ of extremist parties. This issue of NI looks at how this might happen.

June 2011, Issue 443

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Eyes to the far right
Extremists have been making inroads across Europe with a sanitized version of some very dirty politics. K Biswas looks into the heart of the beast.
Tea and paranoia
Politicians in the US and Australia play the anti-immigration card.
In the shadows
Yassean Mohammed tells Rowenna Davis how he survived a racist attack.
The worst of the West
The ‘mainstream’ players peddling a politics of hate.
Pride and prejudice
Nikolai Alexeyev knows only too well that in eastern Europe the far right has a homophobic edge.
Holidays in Rwanda
Ten years after fleeing his home country, Jean Kayigamba makes an emotional return.
The A word
Uri Gordon offers insight into what anarchism – a word bandied about carelessly by the press – really means.
‘Invisible’ sector demands its workers’ rights
Ollanta and Keiko showdown
Kurdish voices win political milestone
Mapping to save Guatemala
Peacekeeping forces fail to protect Congolese
As the LRA terrorizes the DRC, the UN's mandate expires
The scandal of Canada’s 4,000 ‘disposable’ women
Is nuclear power necessary for a carbon-free future?
Environmentalists Chris Goodall and Jose Etcheverry argue for and against - plus your chance to join the debate.
Just doing it
The ‘human face’ of climate activists in Emily James’ new film.
Films, books and music from around the world reviewed.
One bright spark
Ursula Sladek’s mission to green German power.
Utopian hurdle # 1: the real anarchist
John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux face their first hurdle.
A great local give-away
Recycling par excellence at community swap-shops.
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China’s progress, Australia’s Gulag, and equality in Canada.
Country profile: Haiti
Facts, figures and ratings.
Why does sport matter?
Alan Tomlinson explains. Plus: facts and figures from the new book The World Atlas of Sport.
Letter from Cairo
Maria Golia’s tailor has the currency markets stitched up.
Southern Exposure
A glimpse of Guatemala by Linda Morales.
Mark Engler
There are no palm trees in Wisconsin – but there’s a red- faced newsreader at Fox News.
Puzzle Page
Axe's classic crossword is joined by a wordsearch and ‘Sudokey’
Syria’s ruling al-Assad family.
Cartoon corner
Big Bad World, Only Planet plus guest cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh from Palestine.
Anna Chen
Who’s the real capitalist criminal?
And finally...
This is a time for new dreams, explains award- winning novelist Ben Okri.