This video says about itself:
(6 Apr 2016) Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and former head of France’s far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repeating that the Nazi gas chambers are a “detail” of World War II history.
A Paris court convicted then sentenced Le Pen on Wednesday to a 30,000 euros (34,000 US dollars) fine plus paying damages to three associations, plaintiffs in the case.
Le Pen, 87, was convicted of the same offence in 2012 for claiming the Nazi occupation of France was not “particularly inhumane”.
Decades ago, Le Pen was convicted for saying the gas chambers were “a detail of the history of the Second World War”.
He repeated the remark last year.
It sounds like a far-fetched conspiracy — the top fascist leaders in Europe are coming together to plot their takeover from a remote German castle. But that’s exactly what’s happening this weekend, and we can expose them.
This affects all of us everywhere. There are elections in France, Germany, and the Netherlands this year — and the far right wants a clean sweep. If they get it, they’ll … rip-up human rights, and gut environmental and climate protections — causing irreversible global harm.
Join this global call to expose this summit for what it is — an assault on our future. If enough of us sign, the Avaaz team in Germany will deliver our voices directly to press at the summit.
Here’s just a smattering of some of these politicians:
We’ve already got Trump in the United States, let’s not lose Europe to this tide of hate!
In just 4 days, Europe’s far right hopes to show the media that they are on the rise. But if we can launch a million-person strong movement to stop this extremism, Avaaz staff can deliver our voices to press in Germany and turn the story on its head.
Let’s stand up to reject the rise of fascism.
In dark times, great movements are born. We’ve shown that we can fight back and win against major corporations like Monsanto, major moguls like Rupert Murdoch and now we need to come together to beat a movement that threatens everything we love. I know we can.
Iain, Danny, Alice, Nell, Risalat, and the whole Avaaz team.
Europe’s Rising Far Right: A Guide to the Most Prominent Parties (New York Times)
Germany’s AfD Divided by Le Pen Meeting (EU Observer)
Europe’s far right parties are holding their first-ever “counter-summit” in Germany (Quartz)
Europe’s far-right parties are holding their first-ever “counter-summit” in Germany
What Europe’s Far Right Sees in Trump’s Win (The Atlantic)