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Fascist aggression in the murder area of Pavlos Fyssas & immediate antifascist reactionFascist aggression in the murder area of Pavlos Fyssas & immediate antifascist reactionFascist aggression in the murder area of Pavlos Fyssas & immediate antifascist reactionFascist aggression in the murder area of Pavlos Fyssas & immediate antifascist reactionFascist aggression in the murder area of Pavlos Fyssas & immediate antifascist reaction
Shortly before noon on Saturday January 25th, 2014 a group of 80 neo-Nazis arrived at the scene of the murder of antifascist hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas (murdered by a neo-Nazi assault battalion on September 18, 2013). Paramilitary styled neo-nazis proceeded to a series of attacks in the custody and “discreet” surveillance of the police, who limited themselves to watching, even while desecrating the monument of Pavlos Fyssas, and while attacking a nearby anarchist squat (Resalto) by throwing stones and bricks.

The humanoids painted several Nazi fascist slogans, took the anti-fascist banner hung on the murder scene, destroyed the small memorial tribute to murdered Pavlos Fyssas, and then proceeded to an attack against the Anarchist Resalto, located within walking distance of that place. Fifteen comrades were inside at that time trying to repel the fascists while a few more run from the neighborhood to assist.  The fascists retreated running leaving behind them traces of their nasty presence.

During this new provocative fascist aggression they were dressed in military-type outfits marched with the famous Nazi goose step, carrying shields, helmets and metal clubs, shouting slogans and provoking, insulting and threatening many of the local residents. And all this in the presence of the police. (It is not the first time that the Nazis are backed by police protection during their attacks and other operations). The relationship between the fascist gangs of Golden Dawn (Chrisi Avgi) and the Greek Police is very well documented with hundreds of photos, documents, videos, witness testimonies in court, etc… Read the rest of this entry »

Greek PM should explain his party’s links with fascismThe conservative government of Antonis Samaras claims to be cracking down on “extremism”. But what skeletons does the Prime Minister hide in his closet?

The Greek Prime Minister, Mr Samaras, is currently visiting the USA. He arrived here in the immediate aftermath of the arrest of the leadership of Golden Dawn, the notorious Greek neo-Nazi party. But what skeletons does Mr Samaras have in his closet?

Mr Samaras’ speech on October 2 at the Peterson Institute in Washington, DC gives us a first answer to that question. There, the Prime Minister claimed that his government crushes extremism, he talked about the leadership of Golden Dawn which had been, at that time, driven to jail. However, later during the Q&A session he also added that his government was not quite done; that he would also deal with the other extreme, the one that talks of leaving the EU and NATO — directly implying the Left opposition.

His statements pose at least three issues. One, Mr Samaras makes clear that his government had accepted the illegal activity of Golden Dawn so far, or that it did not have the will to deal with it. Two, he admits that the government intervenes in the system of justice which supposedly is independent. Three, he promotes once again his plan to crush the Left opposition which disagrees with his government and which protests in public.

The incident that triggered the arrests of Golden Dawn’s most prominent members was the assassination of the antifascist musician Pavlos Fyssas in Nikaia, Athens. Fyssas was the first Greek to be killed by Golden Dawn since the group launched its violent campaign against migrants and — to a lesser extent — against antifascists in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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