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Fascism Advisory in Effect

Source: lareviewofbooks.org RIGHT NOW, Greeks who say Adolf Hitler was a “great personality, like [Joseph] Stalin,” and an American who thinks Benito Mussolini is quotable are politicking in the halls of power. From the streets of Athens to Charlottesville, their sinister references are alive and mercilessly kicking, as their followers chant about blood, honor, and

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Golden Dawn trial enters next phase

Source: kathimerini.com The long-running trial of MPs and members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party on Thursday shifted to the next stage of examining hundreds of documents following the completion of testimonies delivered by more than 130 witnesses for the prosecution. After 224 sessions since the launch of the trial in April 2015, the party’s

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Τhe Golden Dawn trial: a major event for democracy in Greece and beyond

Golden Dawn members and supporters at a rally in Athens, Greece on 29 May 2017. Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. Source: openemocracy.net   What is at stake with the Golden Dawn trial? The Golden Dawn trial, held in Athens, started in April 2015: the “biggest trial of fascist criminality since Nuremberg”, a unique

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The Far Right and Antifa

In this episode of Making Contact, we explore the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with a story from Athens on the murder and investigation of Greek rapper, Pavlos Fyssas. In the second half of the show, historian and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Mark Bray, describes anti-fascist responses

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Golden Dawn: a nazi militia disguised into a “political party”

(Text: Thanasis Kampagiannis, Socialism from Below, September-October 2017. Translated to English by Iannis Delatolas and edited by Kevin Ovenden.) Even if we wanted to forget about the fascist threat for a moment, events in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States, are an alarm for the danger of re-emerging extreme right across the world. A racist

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Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas

A municipal worker cleans near graffiti about the late Greek rapper on September 24, 2014 [Nick Paleologos/SOOC] A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus four years ago on September 18.   Source: aljazeera.com Piraeus, Greece – Magda Fyssas walks to the corner of her living room and lights

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In Greece, the Golden Dawn Trial Resumes as Charlottesville Reverberates

Source: humanrightsfirst.org By Teresa Eder Four years ago, the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas prompted the government to prosecute the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. The trial is in its third year. Its resumption last week after a summer break went largely unnoticed, although it has been called “the biggest trial of fascist criminality since

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Golden Dawn trial resumes after summer recess

Source: ekathimerini Almost four years after the September 18, 2013, murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a self-confessed member of Golden Dawn, the trial into the far-right party’s alleged criminal activities resumed after the summer recess at a specially designed court in Korydallos Prison on Tuesday. The trial prompted by the brutal slaying of the

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GUE/NGL MEPs TO ATTEND THE TRIAL OF GOLDEN DAWN IN KORYDALLOS

27/6/2017 Press Release This week, the trial of Golden Dawn will be attended by a delegation of the GUE/NGL parliamentary group of the European Parliament. Specifically, European Members of Parliament Helmut Scholz (Die Linke, Germany) and Ángela Vallina (Izquierda Unida, Spain), will visit the Women’s wing of Korydallos Prison on 30th June, in order to show

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GOLDEN DAWN MP EJECTED FROM PARLIAMENT FOR VERBAL ASSAULT

Source: ekathimerini.com Guards at Greece’s Parliament had to eject a lawmaker with far-right Golden Dawn on Monday after he violently lashed out at a colleague. Ilias Kasidiaris, accused in the past for his violent response to perceived slights, was ejected after verbally assaulting New Democracy MP Nikos Dendias when the conservative lawmaker walked in front