Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Golden Dawn

Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

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Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

Beaten up and robbed by traffickers when they arrived in Athens, Osama, his wife and two children were arrested as illegal immigrants and thrown into detention when they recounted their ordeal to Greek police. Ordered out of Greece but without any place to go, he rues the day he set foot in the country. "All our [...]

March 10, 2013 Authors: Deepa Babington, Lefteris Papadimas

Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

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Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

On March the 2nd 1757, Robert Francois Damiens the “king murderer” (he tried to murder Louis XV) was taken to the gallows at Place de Grève in Paris. There, the executioners –using fire-heated claws– removed the skin from his chest, hands and feet, burned his right hand with sulphur –that is the hand that held [...]

February 16, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Greetings from the Athenian democracy

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Greetings from the Athenian democracy

Over the final few months of 2012, Greek mainstream media have ceased reporting on the neo-Nazi attacks on migrant communities which have blighted Athens for over a year now. Yet in mid-January 2013 one attack did warrant the media’s attention: In the Petralona district of Athens, two Greek men on a motorbike stabbed a Pakistani [...]

February 14, 2013 Author: Dimitris Dalakoglou

Greece’s ‘Nazis’ are on the rise… and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn nurture the next generation.

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Greece’s ‘Nazis’ are on the rise… and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn nurture the next generation.

On a recent Thursday night, seven teenage boys in the city of Larissa (central Greece) decided to have some “fun”; Armed with rocks and wooden batons, the group of 15-year-olds attacked the shop of a Pakistani resident. His son was hospitalised for head injuries. [...]

February 1, 2013 Author: Nathalie Savaricas

Are Greeks racists?

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Are Greeks racists?

The rise of the Golden Dawn [1], the activities of Storm Troops, the violent attacks on immigrants, the “cleanup” operation with the inappropriate name “Zeus the Hospitable [2]”, the accusations from international organisations on violations of human rights of vulnerable groups, comprise a new scenery for today’s Greece. The issue of racism intrudes more intense [...]

November 15, 2012 Author: Aggeliki Dimopoulou

Golden Dawn in Italy: founded in Trieste a branch of the Greek pro-Nazi movement

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Golden Dawn in Italy: founded in Trieste a branch of the Greek pro-Nazi movement

Golden Dawn, the Greek xenophobic and anti-Semitic Nazi movement, now speaks also Italian. A campaign of contacts, this time on the web (Facebook, Twitter and official website), officially launched the branch of the extremist party that is violently fighting against the presence of immigrants with lots of vengeful campaigns. The promoter of Golden Dawn Italy [...]

November 12, 2012 Author: Marco Pasqua

“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

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“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

I have spent many hours arguing to friends and comrades why I do not believe that we are governed by a “junta”, because these comparisons do more harm than good; because the situation is disappointing but it is not a “junta”. The truth is that lately I am less and less willing to do that. [...]

November 4, 2012 Author: Stratis Mpournazos

Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

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Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

“For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism. Millions of Dead Remind Us”. Those are the words carved into a memorial stone underneath the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. “Never Again”. Thus was the uniform slogan resounding across Europe after the full scale of Nazi horror became known in the wake [...]

October 31, 2012 Author: Jerome Roos

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas

Greece’s Fascist Homophobes Have God and Police on Their Side

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Greece’s Fascist Homophobes Have God and Police on Their Side

It's a warm night in Athens, and the nuns have broken the police line. They didn't have to try too hard. The lines of riot cops assembled outside the Chytirio theater are mostly trying to stop the anti-fascists from reaching the neo-Nazis, nuns, and priests who have come to protest the opening of the “gay [...]

October 15, 2012 Author: Laurie Penny