Greek Parliament to Vote on Far-Right Funding

Elena Becatoros, AP, October 22, 2013

Greek lawmakers are to vote late Tuesday on a proposal to suspend state funding for political parties accused of criminal activities, a measure targeting the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn group.

The legislation was backed by the conservative-led governing coalition, the main opposition and a small leftwing party–representing 241 of Parliament’s 300 seats.

It allows an indefinite funding freeze for parties whose leadership is charged with involvement in a criminal group, or terrorism.

Golden Dawn is under a criminal investigation sparked by last month’s fatal stabbing of a Greek rap singer, an attack blamed on a party volunteer. Its leader and two lawmakers have been jailed in pre-trial custody as alleged members of a criminal organization, and another six lawmakers have been stripped of immunity from prosecution to face similar charges.

None of the party leadership has been charged with any direct connection to the killing.


Golden Dawn says the prosecution of its members is politically motivated.


Formerly a fringe party, Golden Dawn’s popularity soared in recent years as the country sank into a financial depression and unemployment spiraled. Running on an anti-immigrant campaign, it won 18 seats in Parliament and nearly 7 percent of the vote in 2012 elections.

Party members and supporters have long been blamed for violent attacks, mostly against dark-skinned immigrants but also against left-wing political opponents and gays. Golden Dawn denies any involvement.

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  • Spartacus

    Golden Dawn has to quit the “democracy” stuff and declare war on the System . Thousands of us are waiting all around Europe and the US to start physically fighting the System, and Greece seems to be the place it’s gonna happen .

    • David Ashton

      Fighting “the System” is trickier than just murdering a few “darkskins” and playing into the experienced hands of “the System”.

      • Spartacus

        Actually, I wasn’t talking about that. Before we get rid of the dark-skins, we must go after those who hold their leashes .

        • e2657383

          We must not mention the chosen few who control the multicultural masses.

          • Helios Megistos

            The taboo is the proof!

          • ms_anthro

            As Voltaire said,
            “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

          • Mike Conrad

            Truer words were never spoken!

        • David Ashton

          The time may well come, possibly sooner than many suppose, when an ideologically informed defense will be needed to protect our homes and families, and our homelands and peoples, against violence and tyranny, but any such force must be disciplined and
          popular, and clear in its ultimately humanitarian objectives.

          What we do not need are individual assassins or gangster bands who enjoy killing and cruelty for their own sake. For one thing this undermines our case against similar crimes of aliens, and strengthens the leash held by well-protected “others” against whom far more subtle and effective methods are required.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Right on. Only way to go. It is a war. A real war would be a catharsis.

    • bigone4u

      Spartacus, “democracy” is a joke except possibly in Switzerland. American democracy rams immigration and Obamacare down our throats even though the majority do not want either. American democracy is trying desperately to take away our right to bear arms, and with it our white cultural identity. As you suggest, the System must be jabbed with millions of pinpricks and thus be bled to death. I’m doing my part as I know others are too. We welcome new recruits with open arms.

    • Sick of it

      If Europeans fight the system and our troops are told to go over there, it might finally be our time here at home.

    • Brian

      Greece is the cradle of Western Civ. Looks like they may have another chance to lead the way.

  • Puggg

    It allows an indefinite funding freeze for parties whose leadership is
    charged with involvement in a criminal group, or terrorism.

    Then they’d have to cut off every political party in Greece, from what I hear.

    • ThatguyinTN

      So essentially what they are saying is they want an Obama style IRS to deny funding for ruling party opponents. God knows in the US the SPLC and ADL are completely unbiased and they have every anti white, pro multicult group labeled as a beacon of goodness and every pro white group labeled as racist and accused of “terroristic” activity with no proof.

  • me

    As usual, any group of Europeans or European Americans that want to defend themselves or their countries are labeled ‘Nazis’ by the propaganda ‘media’. The insidious evil of the far left cultists of ‘diversity’ will continue to label White rights as ‘wrong’ and ‘raaaycis’. Sticks and stones. We need to ignore the slurs and childish name calling and go after these monsters in the courts, in the political arena, and through education and truth telling. They’re waking the sleeping giants of the earth, and they are VERY afraid of our righteous anger and wrath.

  • bigone4u

    I doubt that Golden Dawn is just going to disappear no matter how much the Marxists wish it so. Likewise, the Dissident Right in the US is not going to disappear either, no matter how much the media demonize us.

  • Asserting the White Right to not have your nation mixed and genocided out of existence is now a hate crime on par with White Privilege Denial Syndrome.

    Violent thugs who attack, rob, rape, and murder you will be given Human Rights and Social Justice Awards for “overcoming obstacles and pushing is forward to a better future for all.”

  • RHG

    Of course whenever there are riots and vandalism in the streets of Greece you can bet it’s combination of leftwing groups and anarchists, but nobody is talking about defunding the leftwinger government groups. But, some supposed “right winger” kills another guy in an argument and it’s used as an excuse to arrest members of a disfavored, but growing political group and defund them and this is what passes for “democracy” in Greece?. Makes you wonder were the real intolerance lies, but i have a feeling that when all is said and done these people will go free and hopefully, one day, the shoe will be on the other foot.

  • Spartacus

    Stop appealing to the disease to cure it’s symptoms .

  • Sloppo

    It’s just too bad you’re not there to tell them in person.