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Meet Greece’s Golden Dawn

As is by now well known, Golden Dawn has recently entered the Greek Parliament, obtaining almost 7% of the vote. They are commonly being referred to in the press as „far right“ or „nationalist,“ which is quite the understatement when it comes to this group, as they differ in every way, from content to strategy to demographic, from the „established“ reactionaries like Frances Front National. For those of us who have had the displeasure of „knowing“ these people for many years, it is almost unimagineable that this glorified group of boneheads, hooligans, and Nazi nostalgics will now be sending 21 representatives to Parliament. This is a group which makes the NPD look moderate by comparison.


Golden Dawns leader, with Sieg Heiling, Celtic cross carrying party militants

Any revolutionary (or pre-revolutionary) period is marked by a polarization of society, so it is not surprising that with the growth of antagonistic movements, be they anarchist or some which fall within the parliamentary spectrum, also comes a growth of the far right. But without falling into the mainstream media trap of constantly hyping the growth of the far right, while underplaying the equal or greater parallel growth of left-wing organizations, it is definitely something worth analyzing that what is basically a party of young Neo-Nazis, who Sieg Heil and are racial in their orientation as opposed to national, has been voted for by 7% of the population of a Western European country.


The decor at a Golden Dawn party office.

So on that note, because if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a few videos by way of presentation must be priceless. Meet Golden Dawn…

A short, and recent, piece from the New York Times, including short interviews and demonstration footage…

2011, Golden Dawn led anti-immigrant pogrom in downtown Athens. Notice the use of knives and screwdrivers, and the intimidation of a mother with a small child in arms.

Demonstration footage set to the organizations anthem. Notice the German Nazi flags, the celtic crosses, the paramilitary appearance, and even the masked demonstrators.

The quasi-Swastika, White Power lyrics, and Bonehead music…

On a brighter note, a few weeks ago, antifascists exposed a journalist who lent his show as a platform for the Nazis, by pelting him with yoghurt on live television…

30.4 Bremen: Naziaufmarsch Verhindern! Hamburg: Flora Bleibt!

Otherwise, also tomorrow and also good:

16.10 Leipzig, Antifa Action!

Sadly the state has reduced the Nazi action to a stationary gathering in front of the train station, drastically reducing the potential for „Nazi spotting“ across the city and a certain fiasco for the Nazis.

There is a short English language call here. Unfortunately, for some reason they chose to insult the reader by calling him/her an „ass.“ :-)

Assorted Nr. 26: Mongolian Nazis, Kurdistan Kids Not Lovin Turkey, Fidel Eternal, Leipzig Bombing, Bye Bye Oire Szene, A Day at the Train Station

*Mongolian Nazis.
Yes indeed. And no, this is not posted because of the easy infantile and rather out of place jokes many of you fools are probably tempted to make. Crazy shit though…their own bar, and especially the fetish like attire. My favorite is the guy with the knee high boots!

You can read the Guardian article about them here and there is also a pciture gallery.

*The Kurdish kids „still not lovin“ Turkey.
Which is nice and good, but ummmm….arent these kids a bit too young for this? I really think under 13 or 14 years old is kind of pushing it, and some of these look like they are about 8.

Yüksekova'da gerginlik
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*Oire Szene says goodbye. :-(

*Fidel Castro tells it like it is!
Seeing as how he has again (for what is apparently the 147th time) escaped death and now at almost 90 he seems to be getting younger every day again, I am really truly objectively convinced that the man is immortal. Who? Why Fidel Castro of course! And if immortality wasnt enough, he again shines through his words. A few weeks ago he was apologizing and exercising self-criticism for the shortcomings of the revolution in dealing with discrimination against homosexuals. Now, he is telling it to Iran regarding Judaism, Israel, and the Holocaust. And I quote from this article very much worth reading…
He said the Iranian government should understand the consequences of theological anti-Semitism. „This went on for maybe two thousand years,“ he said. „I don‘t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.“ The Iranian government should understand that the Jews „were expelled from their land, persecuted and mistreated all over the world, as the ones who killed God. In my judgment here’s what happened to them: Reverse selection. What’s reverse selection? Over 2,000 years they were subjected to terrible persecution and then to the pogroms. One might have assumed that they would have disappeared; I think their culture and religion kept them together as a nation.“ He continued: „The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours. There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.“ I asked him if he would tell Ahmadinejad what he was telling me. „I am saying this so you can communicate it,“ he answered.

Also good, when asked if he now, in his old age, believes in God he answers „Sorry, I‘m still a dialectical materialist.“

Now all we need is for Fidel to give a similar lecture to Chavez and well really be getting somewhere! :-)

*Leipzig Bombing!
Nice! Bonus points for these people!

(Via)

*Best Goalie Celebration Ever
Very very funny. Especially him celebrating while its going on…

*Finally, something like a journal entry. Experiences of a saturday morning at the local train station…
Its amazing how much you can experience in one Saturday morning and afternoon at the local train station. Why on earth would one spend half a day at the train station you wonder? To do the mandatory first aid course to get a German license of course! Yes, only 7 years later and Im finally going through with it! A random mix of thoughts, impressions, and incidents of the day…

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Dresden 26.08, 18:30: Demonstration – Naziterror Stoppen, Solidarität mit den Betroffenen

Aufgrund der aktuellen Brandanschläge wird es am Donnerstag, den 26.8, um 18:30 eine Demonstration gegen den Nazi-Terror und für die Solidarität mit den Betroffenen ab Alexander-Puschkin-Platz geben!

Zwei Brandanschläge innerhalb einer Woche auf alternative Wohnprojekte in Dresden

In der Nacht zum 19. August versuchten bisher Unbekannte das Wohnprojekt „Praxis“ in Dresden-Löbtau in Brand zu stecken. An einem Fenster im Erdgeschoss wurde das Feuer gelegt, im Zimmer schlief in dieser Nacht allerdings niemand. Nur diesem glücklichem Umstand, der schnellen Reaktion der Hausbewohner_innen und der Alarmierung der Feuerwehr durch Nachbar_innen, ist es zu verdanken, dass keine Verletzten zu beklagen sind. Die Flammen konnten erst nach der Evakuierung des Hauses durch die Feuerwehr gelöscht werden. Die „Praxis“ steht bereits seit längerem im Fokus der lokalen Naziszene und wurde mehrfach angegriffen. Nur wenige Tage zuvor wurde mit einer Mülltonne ein Fenster eingeworfen, im Zusammenhang mit dem 13. Februar versuchte eine Nazigruppe das Hausprojekt zu attackieren.

Am frühen Morgen des 24. August warf ein unbekannter Mann einen Molotow-Cocktail in ein Fenster des antirassistischen Wohnprojekts RM16 in Dresden-Pieschen. Nur dem Zufall war es zu verdanken, dass der Brandsatz nicht zerbrach. Die Person, die im Zimmer schlief, konnte so das Feuer rasch löschen. Die RM16 ist schon seit Jahren im Visier von Nazis. Mehrfach wurden Scheiben eingeworfen und Versuche unternommen in das Haus einzudringen. Seit einigen Monaten kursieren Nazi-Aufkleber, die dazu aufrufen die RM16 anzugreifen.

Zehn Brandanschläge in Sachsen seit Jahreswechsel

Diese Angriffe reihen sich nahtlos in eine Serie von Brandanschlägen in Sachsen ein. Die Ziele sind dabei entweder nach rassistischen Kriterien ausgewählt oder Projekte und Personen, die dezidiert nicht-rechts oder antifaschistisch auftreten – also diejenigen, die in Augen der Nazis als Feinde zu bekämpfen sind. Die Nazis wollen die Betroffenen einschüchtern, ihnen die Existenzgrundlage rauben und sie so vertreiben bzw. politisch ruhig stellen. Menschenleben zählen ihnen dabei nichts, mit Brandanschlägen auf Wohnhäuser nehmen sie Tote billigend in Kauf.

Solidarität ist eine Antwort

Diese Angriffe dürfen nicht unbeantwortet bleiben. Sie dürfen nicht ignoriert werden und auch nicht klein geredet. Sie sind Angriffe auf Leib und Leben. Sie müssen verhindert werden, sei es durch antifaschistische Selbsthilfe, gesellschaftliche Ächtung, Antidiskriminierungsarbeit, Umwälzung der Verhältnisse. Jeder Schritt zählt. Bis dahin gilt es die Betroffenen zu unterstützen, auch und gerade diejenigen, die keine Lobby haben, die nicht auf breite Unterstützung hoffen können. Zeigen wir ihnen unsere Solidarität, lassen wir den Täter_innen keine Ruhe, greifen wir gesellschaftliche Zustände an, wo sie die Freiheit zu leben bedrohen!

Als Anfang: Demonstration am 26. August. Auf gehts, ab gehts!




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