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Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

In Poland there is a number of ultra-nationalist organisations. In November 2012, the leaders of organisations “Polish Youth” and the National Radical Camp announced the proclamation of the National Movement (NM). In March 2013, the leaders of the Movement stated its ideological declaration. According to it, the main goal of the movement is the protection and promotion of Polish national identity “built on Christianity.”

On June 8, 2013 in Warsaw, the first congress of the National Movement took place. It was attended by more than 1,000 people, including foreign visitors. The main topics of discussion during the Congress were on necessary changes in politics, economics and foreign policy of Poland.

The more radical side is represented a small ultra-nationalist political party “National Revival of Poland” (NRP), which considers itself the successor of “Falanga” the far-right organisation of interwar Poland.

Ultra Catholic party “League of Polish Families” which was a part of the government in the mid-2000's actively uses homophobic rhetoric. In the last week of August nationalists held XI Summer Camp “The Cross and the Sword”, whose members had a combination of ideological and physical training.

In 2013, visits of Polish skinheads to the Czech Republic and Slovakia to participate in mass actions were recorded. On October 23-24 a conference of the European nationalists was hosted in Warsaw . A nationalists march in Krakow on November 11 was attended by the leader of the British nationalist Nick Griffin, who said that “influential Zionists want to destroy white Europe by settling the natives 'third world” .

The declaration of the so-called Third position (the neo-Nazi ideology, in opposition to capitalism and communism), a follower of NRP, contains anti-Semitic thesis about “world domination of Zionism” .

The party also expresses anti-Roma sentiments . The organisation “National Revival of Poland” held protests against the Roma in Wroclaw and “Roma crime” in Zabrze in 2013.

Ultra Catholic party “League of Polish Families” which was a part of the government in the mid-2000's actively uses homophobic rhetoric. In the last week of August nationalists held XI Summer Camp “The Cross and the Sword”, whose members had a combination of ideological and physical training.

NM and NrP are actively cooperating with “colleagues” from other countries. In 2014, Polish nationalists have visited Great Britain, Belgium, Finland and the Czech Republic to participate in public actions, including rallies in support of the Greek Golden Dawn.

According to opinion polls, the National Movement (ND) is supported by around 2% of respondents. However, during the presidential elections in 2015, candidate from the National Movement, Marian Kowalski, received only 0.52% of the vote.

Nationalists actively cooperate with Institute of National Remembrance, a governmental historical and archival institution established in 1998 ,engaged in the study of the activities of the security bodies of Poland in the period of 1944-1990, as well as the security agencies of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, in order to investigate crimes against Polish citizens during this period, as well as the implementation of the lustration procedures, employing a number of far-right activists .

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