SEN News on Sunday – September 29 – October 6, 2013

Supporters of the ultra-right-wing Golden Dawn Party wait outside the Athens courthouse for the transfer of party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos to the prosecutor Wednesday. Four lawmakers from Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have been indicted on charges of belonging to a criminal organization.

  • Al Jazeera (06/1/13) reports on the proposed formation of a Russia-led Eurasian Union (EAU), however critics have stated that this move could compromise the sovereignty and independence of Caucasus states.
  • The Washington Post (04/10/13) reports on the recent flare up of ethnic and religious conflict in Kenya, due to the recent murder of a well-known Muslim cleric.

  • Radio Free Europe (04/10/13) comments on the response of a Russian ultranationalist, who is outraged that his nationalist apparel has been made in Uzbekistan.
  • NPR.org (03/10/13) reports on the arrest of the Greek lawmaker who leads the neo-fascist political party the Golden Dawn, and out outcry by his supporters.
  • Euronews.com (01/10/13) reports that multi-ethnic Bosnia will conduct its first national census since independence.
  • The State Hornet (01/10/13) comments on the compulsory race and ethnic studies classes, which students much take at all universities in the California State University system, and how their approach can make some students uncomfortable.
  • The Guardian (30/09/13) blogs about the various nationalists groups in Europe who have sought solidarity with the Scottish independence campaign in response to their own independence claims.

Stay tuned for SEN Article Spotlights, which will be posted later in the week.

News compiled by Karen Seegobin.

If you would like to write a response to any of these news stories, please email us at sen@lse.ac.uk.

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