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European fascist and neo-nazi association gets vast EU-subsidy

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 13:51 BST

A European association of fascist and nazi politicians is receiving hundreds of thousands of euros in funding from the EU – in spite of a recent tightening of rules meant to prevent such aid going to anti-democratic groups.

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Swedish school killer showed far-right sympathies on social media

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2015 18:02 BST

The 21-year-old man suspected of assaulting pupils and teachers at a school in Trollhättan, Sweden, today had expressed clear far-right sympathies on social media, Expo can reveal.

The motive behind the attack is still unknown, but Expo's sources confirm the police are investigating a possible political motive.

Expo can reveal that during the last month the suspect had shown clear sympathies for extreme right-wing and anti-immigrant movements. On his YouTube channel, he "liked" several videos by an influential Swedish neo-fascist blogger and commentator who is active in both Swedish and international far-right media.

In the videos, the blogger talks about "the hellish multicultural project" and describes himself as an opponent of "Jewish control of the media in western civilization" and emphasizes "the significance of race in society".

On YouTube the suspected perpetrator also "liked" videos glorifying Nazi Germany. On his Facebook account, he had also shown sympathies for the Sweden Democrats party's campaign for a national referendum on immigration.

It was on the morning of Thursday that the male suspect entered a primary school in the Krongården area of the town of Trollhättan and attacked students and teachers with several knife-like objects, according to police.

Four persons were injured in the attack, including an 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old. A teacher and the eleven-year-old boy were wounded so severely that they later died of their injuries. The two other victims are currently being treated in a hospital. They are said to be in critical but stable condition.

The suspected perpetrator was shot by police during his arrest, and died just before 4 pm on Thursday.

The suspect had no previous criminal convictions.


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The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.

The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.

The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.

Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.

Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.

Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.

Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.

The 21-year-old man suspected of assaulting pupils and teachers at a school in Trollhättan, Sweden, today had expressed clear far-right sympathies on social media, Expo can reveal.

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The Expo foundation and Vepsen association starts cooperation

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2012 13:08 GMT

The Expo foundation and the Norwegian association Vepsen starts to cooperate. The partnership includes Expo and Vepsen activities in close cooperation exchange information, ideas and experiences. In the long term cooperation underpin a broad Nordic cooperation between organizations working against racism and intolerance.

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A unique Millenium box auctioned at Sotheby´s in London today to benefit Expo

News   •   Dec 15, 2011 09:23 GMT

Unique Millenium box on sale at Sotheby´s

Today a spectacular, unique boxed set of Stieg Larsson´s Millenium trilogy will be sold at Sotheby´s in London. MacLehose had made the box that has been designed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The money raised will go to the Expo foundation where Stieg used to work.

MARK SMITH, C.E.O. of Quercus Publishers:

"MacLehose Press had made a boxed set edition of the Millennium Trilogy after the trade editions were published and I had the idea that an exceptional, one-off copy, designed and made by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, would be not only a a way of honouring our lost author but also a way of raising money through a sale at Sotheby's for Expo, the foundation and magazine that Stieg Larsson had co-founded. The three volumes that they made are magnificent and have the added value of a letter to Stieg of considerable interest which the Larsson family generously gave to us to go inside the boxed set, but the whole binding, which is witty and clever and original and lavish has exceeded my best hopes for it and it goes on sale with the publisher's profoundest respect for Expo and the memory of one of the world's greatest storytellers".

The Estate of Stieg Larsson, namely Stieg Larsson's father and brother, comment on the sale:

"We are greatly impressed by this beautiful one-off binding of The Millennium Trilogy, intricately designed to reflect the contents of the books. It is not only a collector's piece that can be described as an homage to the publishing phenomenon that Stieg's books became following his death, but very importantly its sale will benefit an organisation he believed in deeply. It gives Stieg's brother and myself great pleasure to know that Expo will benefit from funds that will enable the foundation and magazine to continue their hugely important work."


 

A unique leather-bound boxed set of Stieg Larsson’s internationally bestselling and award-winning Millennium Trilogy , along with the original letter of rejection sent to a young Larsson in 1972 by the Joint Committee of Colleges of Journalism will be sold today at Sotheby´s in London.

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Unique boxed set of Stieg Larssons Millenium trilogy on sale at Sotheby´s to raise money for the Expo foundation

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2011 13:33 GMT

On the 15th of december a spectacular, unique boxed set of Stieg Larsson´s Millenium trilogy will be sold at Sotheby´s in London. MacLehose had made the box that has been designed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The money raised will go to the Expo foundation where Stieg used to work.

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Expo attends anti-racist manifestation in the EU Parliament

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2011 10:00 GMT

Today Editor-in-Chief of Expo Magazine Daniel Poohl speaks at at an anti-racist demonstration in the EU Parliament in Brussels. Organizing the manifestation is the Five-to-twelve-movement.

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Expo at Gothenburg book fair

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2011 16:13 BST

In the mind of Anders Breivik. It is the title of one of the mini-seminars Expo will hold in the booth at the Book Fair this year. We will also analyze the evolution of our neighboring countries are now following the elections, among other things.

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Expo Foundation awarded John Hron price of SEK 50 000 for its commitment to combat racism and xenophobia.

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2011 07:37 BST

Expo Foundation awarded John Hron award of SEK 50 000 for its commitment to combat racism and xenophobia.

John Hron foundation, which is behind the price, writes in the motivation:
"when the Expo foundation faces repression directed against people's equal worth Expo offers the resistance and defends human values​​. Expo exposes Nazism, racism and xenophobia to the extent that the parliament, government, government agencies and the public should listen to their testimony and thereby help to young people must face the future with hope and confidence. "

It is 16 years since the then fourteen year old John Hron from Kode, near Gothenburg, was brutally murdered and tortured by Nazis. John Hron award is to strengthen the forces of the society in various ways are fighting against racism and xenophobia
  - We are extremely honored to receive this award. The murder of John Hron was a brutal reminder of the violence that exists within the Nazi movement. To receive this award strengthens us and makes it easier for us to continue our work to spread knowledge of intolerant groups and their ideas, says Daniel Poohl, Managing Director Expo Foundation and Editor in Chief of the Expo Magazine.

The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.

The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.

The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.

Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.

Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.

Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.

Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.





- We are extremely honored to receive this award. The murder of John Hron was a brutal reminder of the violence that exists within the Nazi movement. To receive this award strengthens us and makes it easier for us to continue our work to spread knowledge of intolerant groups and their ideas, says Daniel Poohl, CEO of the Expo foundation.

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Expo receives donation for a major report on xenophobia

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2011 09:07 BST

The Expo Foundation intends to issue a comprehensive report on the anti-Muslim world in the Scandinavia. This is possible thanks to a donation from blogger Calle Schulman and gaming company Paf.

The money from Calle Schulman and Paf charity blog Schulmania comes very handy.
- Expo is not a rich foundation and the donation from Schulman and Paf enables us to do an essay on the anti-Muslim movement, whose ideas today are represented in both elected assemblies and on the Internet, says Alex Bengtsson, Education manager at the Expo Foundation.

Calle Schulman and Paf have previously donated money to smaller organizations and the focus has been on the receiver that works for underprivileged children. 
- Expo work hard, volunteer and tirelessly towards that kind of extremism that led up to the events in Norway. Expo needs all the money they can get to spread their knowledge. And it is very important to Paf by me and the readers are doing what we can to ensure that such things never happen again, says Schulman.

How much Expo get when the month of August added up is still unclear. The amount is based on unique visits on Calle Schulman blog Schulmania. No previous recipients have received less than 30 000 SEK.
- Given the events in Norway, we might break the record this month. People who want to support efforts to combat xenophobia will surely visit the blog. Many will find that Calle's blog is really fun to follow, which means more money for good causes to come, says Paf's press officer Anders Sims.

Expo's report will be released later this fall, but before then, Expo will release a booklet with explanations of the concept and ideas that the anti-Muslim movement uses.

The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.

The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.

The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.

The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.

Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.

Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.

Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.

Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.





- Expo work hard, volunteer and tirelessly towards that kind of extremism that led to the events in Norway. Expo needs all the money they can get to spread the knowledge. And it is very important to Paf by me and the readers are doing what we can to ensure that such things never happen again, says Schulman.

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Expo at the Stockholm Pride festival

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2011 12:33 BST

The Pride festival starts today. This year the anti-racist discussion is more important than ever. On Thursday 13 at Café Klara, Pride Sergel, central Stockholm the RFSL (RFSL—The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) arranges a debate on the theme "Not in my name."

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