On Sunday evening (April 13) 60 Minutes broadcast ‘Greek Tragedy: The rise of Europe’s neo-Nazis’ on the sudden popularity of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn organisation in Greece. In cooperation with local fascists in the Australia First Party, GD in Australia has organised a rally, march and picket of the Greek consulate in Brisbane on Friday, May 2. In just four days over 150 people have indicated they may attend the protest against the Australia First and Golden Dawn parties in Brisbane (please continue to invite others to attend: the more the merrier).
On Stormfront, AF Brisbane organiser Aaron Heaps has implored nazis and assorted other fascist dregs in Brisbane to support their rally/march/picket. Tomorrow, an interview with Aaron will be broadcast on 4ZZZ radio (alongside one with an antifascist).
Yesterday, two Greek men, Dionyssis Liakopoulos, 25, and Christos Steriopoulos, 29, were sentenced to life in jail for murdering Pakistani migrant worker Shehzad Luqman, 27, in January, 2013. See : ‘2 Greek neo-Nazis on trial for murder of Pakistani’ (The Dawn, December 29, 2013):
Both accused deny being members of the neo-Nazi party and Steriopoulos has rejected “any ideological involvement in Golden Dawn” and allegedly condemns the party. Both men say they got into an argument with the victim after he blocked their path with his bicycle.
But Petros Konstandinou, of an anti-fascist movement [sic], rejected their statements, telling the press: “In cases like this, they always deny”.
“Today is International Migrants Day. I hope that the legal system will do its job and convict them,” as the case was only “the tip of the iceberg” of Golden Dawn wrong-doings.
Pakistani community representative Ashlam Tzavent claimed Golden Dawn was responsible for “six or seven murders” and “dozens of attacks” that have never been prosecuted. Human rights and immigrant defence groups have called a rally for later on Wednesday outside the Athens courtroom, where the trial opened under a heavy police presence.
This week Golden Dawn members also harassed a medical clinic in Athens, guilty of providing care for migrants:
A neo-Nazi mob affiliated to the Greek Golden Dawn party has intimidated a polyclinic of the human rights organisation Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) because it was providing healthcare services and medication to immigrants.
The gang of around 30 people, dressed in the far-right party’s uniforms, shouted “Blood, honour, Golden Dawn” and “Foreigners get out” outside the polyclinic in the Athens suburb of Perama, even though the facility also treats Greek patients.
See also : Impunity, excessive force and links to extremist Golden Dawn blight Greek police, Amnesty International, April 3, 2014.
You’re a real tool … erm, of the state, aren’t you, Andy? You just serve the state and in this case, gobsmackingly enough you serve Channel 9. Little surprise since you’re becoming a little prominent in the mainstream. Dead set anarchism right there. Dear God. You realize there was about as much objective journalism in that ludicrous piece on Nine as you’d find in a North Korean party daily[?] Again, hype up the horror, hype up the violence but entirely ignore the murders (most likely by the state) of the two Golden Dawn members. NO effort has been made to catch them which means that murder IS condoned by the government who you’re in effect supporting with this drivel.
The 60 Minutes report did not refer to the murders of GD members Manolis Kapelonis and Giorgos Fountoulis in November last year (and I don’t believe it referred to the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by a GD member either?). It’s not known who killed them. As I understand it, it was a professional hit, which suggests either a state agency or, possibly, one of the remnants (or reformulations) of November 17 … or, perhaps, some other group, emerging from a newer generation of revolutionaries. Or maybe it was criminal rivals what done it: who knows? Whoever was responsible, their deaths don’t tell us a whole lot about GD (apart from the fact that, whatever delusions members may have of racial superiority, they’re far from bullet-proof). Further, the report doesn’t document GD’s long history of violence, collaboration with police, or its function as a blunt tool to repress political dissent — and the fight against austerity, state and capital …
Hello, Dr. strangelove: the neo-nazi golden dawn and state apparatuses in greece
Wildcat (Germany) had an interesting article in Wildcat no. 95 (Winter 2013/14), “Fascists in Greece: From the streets into parliament and back”:
Ironic about Golden Dawn down under as most mainstream Aussies don’t really consider Greeks to be ‘white’. Proven in this article here :
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That wildcat article lumpnboy mentions can be found in printable zine format here: