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January 23, 2014

Massive photo/video collection may prove Golden Dawn to be neo-Nazi organization

  • 14k pictures of a “highly incriminating” nature were discovered on the phones and computers of two recently arrested Golden Dawn politicians and a local party branch head, including photographic evidence proving that alleged murderer Giorgos Roupakias was a member of (or affiliated with) the far-right political party. Golden Dawn has denied all affiliations with Roupakias since he told police he was a member of the organization following his arrest last year.
  • 900 videos were also discovered on the devices, some of which apparently show members of Golden Dawn receiving armed training at unspecified summer camps. The discovery is unlikely to help three members of the party who currently face charges of running a criminal organization with intent to overthrow Greece’s democratically-elected government. The party continues to deny all charges of wrong-doing, and has announced plans to sue three judicial officials who are overseeing investigations of Golden Dawn’s alleged criminal activities. source
17:48 // 7 months ago
November 2, 2013

Shootings near Golden Dawn offices stoke anger in Greece

Greece’s culture of political unrest, exemplified by the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party as well as recent actions against it, was shaken again on Friday, as two twentysomething men were killed and a third wounded near its party’s offices in a drive-by shooting. The killing comes roughly a month after a prominent anti-fascism rapper in the country was reportedly killed by a party sympathizer. Despite the political climate moving against the party, officials across the board condemned the shootings.

14:50 // 10 months ago
September 28, 2013
Number of Neo-Nazi party leaders that have been arrested in Greece this weekend: At least 17, including including party head Nikos Michaloliakos, above. The Golden Dawn leaders are accused of forming a criminal organization—not a political party—and their supporters are protesting.

Number of Neo-Nazi party leaders that have been arrested in Greece this weekend: At least 17, including including party head Nikos Michaloliakos, above. The Golden Dawn leaders are accused of forming a criminal organization—not a political party—and their supporters are protesting.

13:41 // 11 months ago
April 18, 2013
14:44 // 1 year ago
March 17, 2013
newshook:

Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league.

Today in awkward stares in response to awful salutes.

newshook:

Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league.

Today in awkward stares in response to awful salutes.

(via newshook)

14:05 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
nbcnews:

Rage against austerity: Violent clashes erupt in Spain, Greece goes on strike
(Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images)
Dozens of anti-austerity protesters were arrested after violent clashes in Spain on Tuesday and riot police were on standby in Greece as workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday over the European Union’s policy of imposing austerity on countries mired in debt.
Spanish police told The Associated Press that 38 people were arrested and 64 people injured when officers clashed with protesters demonstrating against cutbacks and tax hikes.
Read the complete story.

Greek ADEDY labor group member Despoina Spanou makes this sound like a long-term protest: "We call on everyone to take part in the strike and resist the austerity measures that hurt Greek people and the economy. This strike is only the beginning in our fight."

nbcnews:

Rage against austerity: Violent clashes erupt in Spain, Greece goes on strike

(Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images)

Dozens of anti-austerity protesters were arrested after violent clashes in Spain on Tuesday and riot police were on standby in Greece as workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday over the European Union’s policy of imposing austerity on countries mired in debt.

Spanish police told The Associated Press that 38 people were arrested and 64 people injured when officers clashed with protesters demonstrating against cutbacks and tax hikes.

Read the complete story.

Greek ADEDY labor group member Despoina Spanou makes this sound like a long-term protest: "We call on everyone to take part in the strike and resist the austerity measures that hurt Greek people and the economy. This strike is only the beginning in our fight."

(via nbcnews)

12:25 // 1 year ago
June 29, 2012
17:19 // 2 years ago
June 17, 2012

Greek elections: Pro-austerity party wins, upstart Syriza party close behind

  • 29.7% the share of votes the Greek New Democracy party got in Sunday’s parliamentary election
  • 27% the share of votes the upstart anti-austerity Syriza party got on Sunday, besting even their May results source

» A coalition to keep austerity measures alive: The vote in Greece ensures that the two parties that are most likely to support austerity measures — New Democracy and the once-powerful PASOK, which will likely form a coalition with New Democracy to ensure a majority — will be able to keep those measures in place. That’s despite the measures’ widespread unpopularity and extremely high unemployment. The two parties together would hold 162 of the country’s 300 seats in parliament. That said, the elections, which took two tries to get right, were seen as a coming-out party for the far-left Syriza, which was only a minor party as recently as 2009. ”Very soon, the Left will be in power,” said Syriza’s leader, Alexis Tsipras, in a concession speech. ”We begin the fight again tomorrow.”

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22:45 // 2 years ago

Tensions are extremely high ahead of a vote that could shape the future of a country and a currency. In an election with wide implications, the Greek people are holding parliamentary elections are really a proxy battle on the international austerity packages the country is being pushed to take by other international governments. This is actually the second round — a prior May 6 vote effectively created a stalemate due to the rise of the once-obscure Syriza party, which promises to cancel all austerity deals if elected. Above is a clip that explains exactly what’s at stake — the possible break-up of the Eurozone. And below, a couple of notable things that happened so far today:

  • one Pro-austerity and anti-austerity parties are running close, according to one early exit poll. The “pro-Europe” New Democracy party is ahead of Syriza, 29 percent to 27 percent.
  • two There have been reports of Golden Dawn party members standing outside polling stations, looking intimidating. The Neo-Nazi party had a relatively strong showing in the last election.
  • three Two hand grenades were thrown near the headquarters of a Greek television station, Skai. They did not explode. The media group has heavily favored tough austerity measures. source

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10:33 // 2 years ago
June 7, 2012

Remember Greece’s Golden Dawn political party? You know, the one with the guy who channels Hitler when he speaks, and won 21 seats in recent parliamentary elections? They’re back in the headlines again after spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris assaulted candidates from the rival SYRIZA and Communist parties during a televised debate. (Jump to 1:10 in the video. It’s crazy.) A warrant has been issued for Kasidiaris, who is also scheduled to go on trial Monday for his role in a separate mugging incident. source

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16:08 // 2 years ago