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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

On the revolt against hubris

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On the revolt against hubris

There is no doubt that the biggest political battles are ahead. There is also no doubt that these battles will initially be fought at the level of words and concepts, and then at the level of neighbourhoods and barricades. Given that battles about concepts and neighborhoods are already raging from end to end in Greece, [...]

October 26, 2012 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos

The diary of an antifascist

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The diary of an antifascist

Yesterday evening an immigrant robbed an old lady just five blocks from my neighborhood. The very next day at school my fascist schoolmate hit another student whose parents are immigrants. He was born and raised here; he speaks Greek and knows no other country besides Greece. [...]

October 18, 2012 Author: Antifascist Front of Students of Ilioupolis

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

Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

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Greece: Few words from the holding cells of Police HQ, by the arrested from the anti-fascist protest

On Sunday the 30th of September, after an open call, a motorbike march to put up posters took place starting from Exarhia. This protest is the answer to the fascist pogroms and attacks against immigrants that take place in various parts of the centre of Athens by fascist gangs camouflaged as ‘neighbours or shopkeepers committees’ [...]

October 3, 2012 Author: 15 arrested antifa protesters

Fascists march again on the streets of Madrid

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Fascists march again on the streets of Madrid

Far right is once again rising in Spain. About a thousand neo-fascists marched in Madrid last Saturday shouting “Democracy is the crisis”. That was their dynamic reappearance after a long period of silence. Will the Spanish far right movement, as happened in the rest of Europe, surprise us in the following election? All the necessary [...]

September 23, 2012 Author: Tania Bozaninou