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
Source: ekathimerini Judges hearing an ongoing case against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party had to leave the courtroom on Tuesday after scuffles broke out between the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ supporters. Tuesday’s hearing related to an attack
Patra Mayor Costas Peletidis was cheered by a crowd of supporters on Monday as he left a courtroom in the western city following the postponement of his trial on charges of violation of duty. The charges
By Anthee Carassava Source: The Independent Greece’s most prominent neo-Nazi movement says it has found a new surge in support following Donald Trump’s election as US President, and that his ban on travellers from some Muslim-majority
Golden Dawn politician and his far-right supporters threaten staff for plans to offer classes to refugee children. Dozens of far-right supporters led by a member of Greece’s parliament have stormed a school in the capital, Athens,
KEVIN OVENDEN AN IMAGE of Adolf Hitler, his right hand upturned giving the fuehrer’s salute. “Millions stand behind me!” — his boastful slogan. To complete the photomontage, towering behind him the outsized cutout of a German
As the ongoing Golden Dawn trial exposes the extent of fascist reach in Greece, teleSUR talks to prosecution lawyer Thanasis Kampagiannis about the importance of anti-fascist movements and just how deep state collaboration with Golden Dawn
Two years after the murder of the antifascist Pavlos Fyssas by Golden Dawn Thanassis Kampagiannis On the occasion of the second anniversary of the murder of Greek antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, we are re-publishing from Left
17 September 2015 Emboldened by the release of Ioannis Lagos, the last Golden Dawn MP held on remand pending trial, the criminal organisation of Golden Dawn has begun to capitalise on its crimes, attempting to attract
ΤHE HUFFINGTON POST: “In September 2013, anti-fascist hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by a Golden Dawn member in the city of Piraeus. According to investigators, the perpetrator, Giorgos Roupakias, had been in direct contact with top Golden Dawn party members during and after the murder.”
Τhe presentation of Thanassis Kampagiannis at the open discussion “Golden Dawn Trial, an international event. Why does it matter to Greece and beyond”, organized by AnalyzeGreece!, Athens, 6.5.2015.
Thanassis Kampagiannis is a lawyer, civil action representative at the Golden Dawn trial, member of Jail Golden Dawn initiative.
NEW INTERNATIONALIST: Golden Dawn is at the forefront of a trend that has been growing in Europe since the 1990s. This trial is an opportunity for Greece, and thus Europe, to draw a red line.
ALJAZEERA: Thanassis Kabayiannis is confident the end is near for the controversial right-wing political party that has made inglorious headlines since entering the Greek parliament with 18 members of parliament in 2012.
LSE – EUROPP:The trial of several members of the Greek political party Golden Dawn is set to resume on 7 May, with charges ranging from murder to participation in a criminal organisation. Emmanuel Melissaris writes on the legality of the trial and the accusation that it amounts to little more than the political persecution of the party. He argues that despite Golden Dawn’s protestations, from a legal perspective the trial is a legitimate criminal prosecution.
Politico: The Greek far-right party is attempting to hide its roots in Nazi ideology as several party members prepare to go on trial.