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ADDED 02/09/2019

Russia normalises torture in case against anti-fascists

FROM 02/09/2019 | Red Pepper

BY Gabriel Levy

Evidence that anti-fascist activists were tortured by Russian federal security officers is “really disturbing”, president Vladimir Putin told the Kremlin’s own human rights council in December. He promised to “look into it”. But ten of the young activists in question remain in detention awaiting trial in the “Network” case, charged with organising a terrorist group and illegal possession […]

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ADDED 11/18/2018

How a US Government-Backed Neo-Nazi Group Fosters Fascism in America, EU

FROM 11/17/2018 | Sputnik News

BY Sputnik News

An FBI indictment of four American white supremacists belonging to the Rise Above Movement (RAM) in connection to violence they committed in Charlottesville, Virginia, and California in 2017 revealed that they had previously traveled to Ukraine to get training from a neo-Nazi militia. The four men, who all hail from California, were “among the most violent […]

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ADDED 08/24/2018

What Is Illiberal Civil Society?

FROM 08/24/2018 | Open Society Foundation

BY Adam Hug

It will come as no surprise that the post-Soviet space is facing the same challenges around the rise of populism and nationalism that are taking place across the world, nor that it faces some particular issues of its own. In its recent report The Rise of Illiberal Civil Society in the Former Soviet Union?, the Foreign Policy Centre brought […]

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