Category Archives: Jobbik

The Police Idly Stands By: Neo-Nazi Violence in Hungary, August 2012

Stone-throwing, harassment, incitement to violence and the beating of an anti-fascist activist. None of these are spectacular acts of violence. All of them did take place in Hungary: all of them were committed by members of Hungary’s ultra-rightist movement in … Continue reading

Posted in anti-fascism, antisemitism, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian government, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Csanád Szegedi, Hungarian Far-Right Politician

Csanád Szegedi is a despicable politician even by Hungarian standards, and when his Jewish origins were leaked to the public, it was mostly my disgust that held me back from writing about his “troubles.” For months before revelations that his … Continue reading

Posted in business interests, Csanád Szegedi, Előd Novák, European Parliament, European Union, far-right, Hungarian far-right, Hungary, Jobbik | 12 Comments

“We Attacked the Gypsies, And We Are Proud of It”: Extreme Right Demonstration Gets Violent in Devecser, Hungary

Curiously, there is little to no coverage to be found in the Hungarian media of the racist hate groups’ violent behavior – in the light of day and in front of cameras – in a Hungarian village last weekend. The following story, therefore, is not … Continue reading

Posted in For a Better Future Civic Guard, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , , | 57 Comments

Hungarian Anti-Abortion Rally Commemorates 6 Million Children Lost to Abortion

Hungary is yet again on a collision course with the EU: a new abortion pill approved by the EU may soon be restricted from availability in Hungary. This at least is what a handful of protesters urged during an anti-abortion … Continue reading

Posted in Előd Novák, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Scandalous Jobbik “Civil War Tapes” (with transcript of Gyöngyöspata mayor’s remarks)

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has gone to great length to keep up appearances that it intends to participate in the democratic practices of Hungarian politics. It is being rumored that their parliamentary caucus has been split ever since one of … Continue reading

Posted in Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Hungarian Extreme Right’s New Face

On Dec. 7, 2011 – well before the rest of the European Union became so preoccupied with the democratic deficit in Hungary’s constitution – Dagens Nyheter, the most popular newspaper in Sweden, ran a feature-length article on Hungary’s far-right party Jobbik. … Continue reading

Posted in Hungarian far-right, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Jobbik MP Advances Blood Libel Claim in Hungarian Parliament

An anti-semitic speech in the Hungarian parliament questioned whether a blood libel case from 1882 had been closed with sufficient finality. Zsolt Baráth, a representative of the Hungarian far-right party Jobbik had the floor of the Hungarian parliament for close to … Continue reading

Posted in antisemitism, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian parliament, Jobbik | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Jobbik Stages Rural Guard Demonstrations to Attract Voters

The fresh months of the spring are upon us – traditionally these have been the best time for Hungarian far-right party Jobbik to recruit new members. According to Zoltán Balczó, vice-president of the party, Jobbik will focus its political energies … Continue reading

Posted in For a Better Future Civic Guard, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Hungarian Guards’ Judicial Victory, Jobbik Chairman Considers Armed Conflict Unavoidable

Marching in uniform, as part of a paramilitary formation, is no longer illegal in Hungary. As far-right internet portals report with glee – in posts dated Jan 27, though the judgment is from December – the Budapest Court of Appeals issued a … Continue reading

Posted in Gábor Vona, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungary, Jobbik, New Hungarian Guard | 13 Comments

Hungarian Guards at Flag-burning Protest – On Fidesz and the Hungarian Far-Right

Update to the post on Jan. 22, 2012: source and link to pictures added to ending paragraphs on previous marches of the New Hungarian Guard in the latter half of 2011. For the last few days, one of the most … Continue reading

Posted in European Parliament, Fidesz, Gábor Vona, Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian Roma, Jobbik, public works, Viktor Orbán | 19 Comments

Far-Right Protests in Budapest, Jan. 14. 2012

One of them featured the burning of the EU’s flag, another focused on Hungary’s colonization and a third pointed out never before seen international aggression. This weekend, three far-right protests opened a series of pro-government rallies in Hungary.

Posted in Békemenet (Peace March), European Union, Fidesz, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian reception of Western criticism, Jobbik, New Hungarian Guard | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Far-Right MEP Morvai Not Welcome in Gandhi High School

Krisztina Morvai, member of the European Parliament for Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, was turned away from from a lecture in Eastern-Europe’s only school for students of Roma nationality. One of the most outspoken politicians of a party well-known for its … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Krisztina Morvai | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Hungarian News Digest – Oct. 15, 2011

Hungarian far-right appointed to operate theater, György Matolcsy’s 750,000 HUF/month advisor, consequences of hate crimes and homelessness: covering the first half of October, here’s another edition of the short-format collection of Contrarian Hungarian news otherwise known as the Hungarian News … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Fidesz, Gyöngyöspata, György Matolcsy, hate crimes in Hungary, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian government, Hungarian News Digest, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Magyar Sziget 2011, neo-nazis in Hungary, New Theater (Új Színház) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hungarian News Digest – Sept. 27 2011

Every week, there are several news stories that are of interest (to me at least) but for which I never seem to find enough time to write about. I thought it might be worth experimenting with a new series, and … Continue reading

Posted in Antal Rogán, Előd Novák, Fidesz, Forex loans, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian News Digest, János Lázár, Jobbik, közmunka, public works | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments