Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

A third Greek/fascism post in a row. This story has been chronically underreported: A Holocaust memorial in Rhodes was spray-painted with swastikas. The Holocaust Memorial to the Jews of Rhodes in the Jewish Martyrs Square — the old Jewish Quarter — was defaced Saturday on its six sides. The initials AME also were spray-painted on […]

Continuing the Greece/fascism theme, here’s Max Fischer on “Pogrom Punk: The Greek neo-Nazi rock bands boosting Golden Dawn’s rise“. Golden Dawn members sing the national anthem in Thessaloniki (SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty) The Guardian’s Marla Margaronis begins her deep, and deeply disturbing, article on the rise of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn with an interesting detail. The movement’s favorite […]

An interesting critique of Paul Mason’s reports on Greek fascism, by Benedict Seymour at Metamute, drawing on Alfred Sohn-Rethel. The following is a commentary on Paul Mason’s important but flawed article on the situation in Greece: Paul Mason’s recent reports on the rise of the Golden Dawn have been very interesting. The latest ends […]

An open letter The neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn entered the Greek parliament this month. With its swastika-inspired emblem, Hitlerian salute, reference to Mein Kampf, antisemitic and racist ideology, Holocaust denial, violence against migrants, threats against journalists and personality cult, the party is the lineal heir of the German national-socialist party that led Europe and the world into chaos […]


“Radical critique is not about exchanging compliments, but about looking at the limitations of movements which claim to be anti-capitalist and trying to contribute to their development. The task of over-emphasising the ’sexy and inspiring’ sides is better left to the various direct action conferences and gatherings, whose only purpose seems to be exactly that: […]

Continuing an occassional series… ///Greece Libcom report: A local antiracist demo in Ampelokipoi, Athens, came under attack by fascist thugs, leading to the hospitalisation of one woman. More than 40 fascists have been detained. The attack marks a climax of fascist violence which has also led to the torching of Chania’s Synagogue. On Saturday 23 […]

Abravanel, a Greek Jewish blog, reports on the antisemitic rantings of left-wing “anti-racist” Greek radio anti-hero Tzimis Panousis. [via Land & Autonomy] ADDED LINKS 30 JUNE: Two from The Deliverators Notes: Glavin, Hezbollah, Greek Anarchists and Xenophobes No True Leftist Previous Greece: Terminal 119 against antisemitism; Confusion about Greek violence. Previous “controversial” comedians: Dieudonné 1 […]

Terminal 119


Contested Terrain: Greek Leftists Oppose Left Antisemitism From the Greek “Terminal 119 collective” in Thessaloniki, Greece: Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism A week ago we wrote a text with the title “Is Anti-Semitism going to achieve what truncheons did not?”, noting that an evident anti-Semitism had started being manifested in various places within the country, hidden behind […]

Karl Pfeifer on the attack on concentration camp survivors at Ebensee. Leftist knife attack on Jews in Buenos Aires. [More here.] …and lots more. Meanwhile, the news from Greece is confusing. We have seen young people rioting, Greek fascists co-operating with the police to attacks the youth, racist attacks on Muslim and other migrant targets, […]