Category: In English

Redox – 15 years of investigating the far-right in Denmark

Earlier this year, the Danish anti-fascist collective Redox turned 15 years old. The Varis network reached out for an interview about their work and the recent state of politics in Denmark. Hello, and congratulations to your 15th anniversary as a

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The long relationship between the Finns Party and the far-right in Southwest Finland

In this article Varis Turku will showcase the connections between the Finns Party (Perussuomalaiset) and the far-right in Turku and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi, Finland Proper). The article can be read as a local example of how the Finns Party has

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Finnish NMR activist Samuli Matilainen accused of murdering another member – pleaded insanity in court

[Suomeksi / På Svenska] The pan-Nordic neo-Nazi organization Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) was outlawed in Finland in October 2020 and further shaken two months later when a love triangle involving their members resulted in murder. Samuli Matilainen, an activist in

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Nordic Resistance Movement banned in Finland – the history of the court case and what the Nazis are doing now

The pan-Nordic national socialist organization Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) have been banned in Finland by the Supreme Court, but the Nazis are continuing their activities under new names. In this article we will present an overview of the legal process

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Justice for Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez!

This is in remembrance of three Kurdish women who fought against fascism. They were murdered in Paris on this day 8 years ago. On January 9th 2013 a Turkish man with links to the Turkish security service shot three Kurdish

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The influencers of Finnish NS music, part 1: Sami Haavisto of Northern Brotherhood and Horror Shop

This article is part of a series about Finland’s national socialist music scene. We offer now an English version of the text due to several requests. The English version has been amended slightly from the original to give some basic

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The influencers of the Finnish NS music scene, part 6: Henri Hirvonen of Circle of Dawn and Apocalyptic Rites.

This article is part of a series about Finland’s national socialist music scene. We offer now an English version of the text due to several requests. The English version has been amended slightly from the original to give some basic

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The influencers of the Finnish NS music scene part 2: Joakim Kuotesaho of Goatmoon and Stormheit.

Joakim “Stormheit” Kuotesaho lives in Metsäkylä, Ylöjärvi with his family and is one of the key influencers of the Finnish NS music scene. In an earlier article published by the Varis network, his surname was announced as “Soldehed”, a name

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The influencers of the Finnish NS music scene, part 4: Sami Tenetz of KVLT Shop

The record shop by the name KVLT Shop was established in Punavuori, Helsinki in 2010. The shop is a part of KVLT Limited Oy, a company owned by black metal musician Sami Juhani Tenetz and Tuomas Karhumäki (owner of the

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Anti-fascist summary of the year 2019 in Finland

From an anti-fascist point of view, the year 2019 was surprisingly different compared to the years 2015-2018, when time after time, anti-fascists were forced to respond to the demonstrations of the extreme right with counter-demonstrations and other actions. During the

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