Greece’s Golden Dawn Vows to Run in May Vote Despite Crackdown

Phoebe Fronista and Renee Maltezou, Reuters, February 1, 2014

Greece’s ultra-right Golden Dawn will find a way to contest local and European elections in May despite a crackdown on the party, a senior lawmaker told a defiant crowd of a few thousand supporters in central Athens.

Golden Dawn’s leader and five other lawmakers are in jail due to an investigation into whether it is a criminal organisation, but it remains Greece’s third most popular party.

The fate of the party is being closely watched ahead of the May vote–where it is expected to perform strongly due to a wave of anger against government cuts–amid speculation of new efforts to rein in the group, which denies it is neo-Nazi.

“We will participate in the elections, one way or another,” Ilias Kasidiaris, the most prominent public face of the party since its leader’s arrest, told about 3,000 supporters rallying in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1996 dispute over an islet that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war.

Two opinion polls published last week showed the party, which has a Swastika-like emblem and believes in ridding Greece of the “stench” of immigrants, would get 8.9 to 10.3 percent of the vote if elections were held now.

Kasidiaris, who plans to run for Athens mayor in May, suggested that a new party, National Dawn, could replace Golden Dawn if it was prevented from running in the election.

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Six of the party’s 18 lawmakers including Mihaloliakos are in pre-trial detention over a probe into Golden Dawn and a string of attacks against immigrants and political opponents.

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  • Long Live Dixie

    Golden Dawn is a rare beacon of hope in a world gone mad. They have set the standard for how to run a nationalist party. With all the persecution of the state they remain as strong as ever.

    Long Live Golden Dawn.

  • Spartacus

    “…which has a Swastika-like emblem…”

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    That’s a meander you idiots, it’s a symbol of Greek architecture for thousands of years !

    • Long Live Dixie

      Who knew there were “neo-Nazis” in ancient Greece?

      • Martel

        It is well known that some ancient Greek statues have a tiny spot under their nose where historians believe there used to be a moustache.

      • Conrad

        Paleo-nazis?!

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      I’ve seen plenty of Greek artifacts adorned with swastikas on display in museums, not to mention the ones I see on buildings in my hometown which date to the 1920’s and earlier. The symbol was sacred to most Indo-European peoples, and many non-Indo-European peoples either developed it independently or adopted it from their neighbors. It’s still used widely and without any stigma in most of Asia, but the leftists only make a stink when whites try to re-appropriate it.

      • JustJeff

        Time to take it back, I say.

      • Guest

        The swastika is an ancient religious symbol. It derives from the Sanskrit name for a hooked cross, which was used by ancient civilizations as a symbol of fertility and good fortune. It has been found in the ruins of Greece, Egypt, China, India, and Hindu temples.c

    • John K

      Hitler took the pattern to use on the Nazi flag.

      • Spartacus

        Nope. The Meander and the Swastika are two completely different symbols .

      • David Ashton

        Look how many people who should know better have incorrectly asserted that Hitler out it stupidly the “wrong” or deliberately the “evil” way round. Why is it that anything to do with “the nah-zies” produces this sort of ignorant knee-jerk nonsense from some people? This is an impediment to scholarly study of this most interesting symbol, especially its probable historic northern origin as a star-formation symbol that later evolved into a sun-passage symbol.
        Nevertheless, a few studies on its pre-WW2 usage exist, such as Bernard Mees, “The Science of the Swastika” (Budapest/New York: CEUP, 2008).

        Incidentally, the old Scandinavian Valknut symbol has been prostituted for use by Satanists of a peculiarly repulsive kind.

    • Brian

      Named after the Meander River, in Asia Minor, and the source of the English word meander.

    • The swastika is an ancient religious symbol. It derives from the Sanskrit name for a hooked cross, which was used by ancient civilizations as a symbol of fertility and good fortune. It has been found in the ruins of Greece, Egypt, China, India, and Hindu temples.c

    • LHathaway

      It is kinda swastica like

  • Spartacus

    If Golden Dawn decides to take over the country by force, then we must be ready to support them in every way we can, including by going there and fighting ourselves. This might be the spark that starts our revolution, and we can’t afford to lose it .

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    It’s a shame there is no Golden Dawn in this country yet. The concerns of our *right* are amnesty for illegals and legalized pot.

    • Long Live Dixie

      I assume you’re in the USA. There is a Golden Dawn in New York, but it’s for ethnic Greeks. I think I heard there might be one for Greeks in Los Angeles, also.

      A lot of people talk about expanding GD elsewehere. I think it should be an inspiration throughout Europe and the New World, but it shouldn’t be copied. Golden Dawn should remain Greek.

      • Daniel Schmuhl

        I don’t mean literally the exact same thing. I mean there should a party like it here in the US.

    • David Ashton

      I joined an anti-communist British organisation called The Freedom Association as a one down-payment Life Member many years ago and have watched it in recent years deteroriate into an anti-EUropean (sic) and anti-“racist” group, dedicated to global free trade, with a vociferous “libertarian” element in favour of the mass-marketing of addictive brain-poisons and porn. It is holding a great “Freedom Festival” to debate “more immigration”. I had to formally resign at long last, but it didn’t cost them anything.

      • JSS

        Sorry David that sounds like quite the let down. To be honest though I think the U.K. is the last place one will ever find an explicitly pro White organization. Ironically I think organizations like Amren will do more for the U.K. in the long run then any home grown group. As far as oppressing its native people is concerned the British government has to be the worst in the world.

        • David Ashton

          That is more or less why I have posted on AmRen in the recent past. An “explicitly pro White organization” is likely to be prosecuted under UK legislation if it excludes non-White members. Compared to the freedom we had in living memory, as expressed in popular books by Sir Ivor Jennings or Harry Street, your last point is valid. Cultural Marxism has networked its way up through our institutions incrementally to impose “equality and diversity” downwards.

          • Long Live Dixie

            I had high hopes for Britain First after I saw their “Christian Patrol” the other day. I thought that finally the English have found some courage to take the struggle to the streets. Then I noticed the Churchill and WWII references on their site. Then it came to my attention that their founder is an outspoken anti-racialist.

          • David Ashton

            Don’t worry about Churchill, Powell or even Farage so much so long as they are imagined (however incorrectly) as national symbols.

        • Long Live Dixie

          Can’t a group be explicitly pro-English? By definition, all English are white.

          Most European parties focus more on their nationality than their race, anyway.

  • IstvanIN

    would get 8.9 to 10.3 percent of the vote That’s all?

    • Long Live Dixie

      Given the high number of candidates, that’s probably 3rd place. I assume that would secure them some city councilmen. In 2010 GD got 5.29% of the vote for Athens mayor and ended up with 1 councilman.

      Also keep in mind that GD usually does better in elections than they show in polls. A lot of people are scared to say they will vote for GD.

      • IstvanIN

        Good points, I am not accustomed to thinking in terms of multiparty systems.

  • bigone4u

    Golden Dawn acts as if Greece should be for Greeks. What a refreshing idea. No wonder the globalists seek to utterly destroy the party. If that idea catches on worldwide the globalists’ plans for a one-world government are going to be destroyed, so stopping it in Greece is a top priority. All we can do is offer our best wishes to these brave nationalists.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Let’s hope their anti-racist “domino theory” is just as unsuccessful as the anti-communist one.

    • Firestarter

      Canada for Inuits? Australia for aboriginals? What a refreshing idea.

      • bigone4u

        The Inuits and Abos couldn’t stop the tide of immigrants, but they would have killed any traitors in their midst who betrayed their own people. I like that attitude. Execute any race traitors among the national populations of Euro countries and the USA.

        • Firestarter

          So you plan on killing whites who disagree with you on the political issues? I’m not sure what you are saying here.

          • bigone4u

            I have no plans to kill or harm anyone. I wrote that I approved of the attitude that includes the legal execution of traitors, a time-honored principle in law.

          • Firestarter

            The claim of nationalism is that each race gets their homeland and has a right to determine its own fate. Listen, I have no issue with people wanting Greece to be white, as it was historically. But places like Canada and Australia were not. So I find it hypocritical that you want whites to have white countries and non-white countries.

          • bigone4u

            Canada and Australia were sparsely populated. There was no country in either place. Thus, I see no hypocrisy by me. Closer to home, Mexico claimed Texas, but there were something like 4,000 Mexicans living in Texas when whites arrived and they soon declared their independence from Mexico. Mexico’s claim to Texas was weak. Likewise Abo claims to Australia are weak.

          • Firestarter

            So you don’t support Australia for aboriginals or Canada for Inuits? Then how can you demand Europe be only for Europeans? You cannot demand countries that are not historically yours to be yours and then get angry when non-Europeans settle in Europe.

          • Winston_Jack

            Pay attention. THERE WAS NO COUNTRY IN EITHER PLACE.
            The modern nation states of Canada and the United States were founded and built by White Europeans.
            The immigrants comng afterwards were/are not comming here to live in teepees and hunt buffalo. They are coming to take advantage of the coutries and societies built by Whites.
            And at any rate, according to the Solutrean Hypothesis, White Ice Age Europenas predated the Asians by 5-10 thouseand years. So you have no real argument in any sense.

          • bigone4u

            For sure, the Abos had no concept of property rights. Thus, nothing was stolen from them. The same thing is true of Intuits. When non-Euros INVADE Europe, there’s a problem, which revolves around property rights and the destruction of Euro cultures. The Abos still have their culture. Euros should have theirs too.

          • Firestarter

            Whether they had a concept of property rights is irrelevant. Answer me this: Do all peoples have a right to their own homeland and self-determination? If yes, then please explain to me what whites are doing in historically non-European countries. If no, then you have no justification against multiculturalism. It seems you want to have your cake and eat it too, much like Asians who want to have Asia and live in Europe and America.

            Again, I am a strong believer in European culture, I think it is absolutely beautiful. And I believe Europe should remain white and free of non-white immigration, as it historically has been. I do not believe Australia has any justification against immigration when it was founded by non-Aboriginal “INVADERS” (to sort of steal from your post). The only Australians who could logically be against immigration are the aboriginals, as if whites in Australia are against it, how can they justify their forefathers taking the island in the first place?

          • bigone4u

            Your logic would lead all whites to pack their bags and leave Australia and North America for Europe. It’s a dead end logic. There’s always somebody there ahead of us. Within Europe, there would also be massive movements of peoples since various lands were obtained by conquering other peoples throughout thousands of years of history. How far back do you want to go before somebody has the final claim on a land?
            Why do the Germans deserve Germany? Because they possess it now. Why do the Australian whites deserve that country? Because they possess it. What’s the real issue you keep missing? Politicians have no right to give away a country to another people. That is what is happening today in Europe and America. It’s unprecedented in history. Losing your land and culture to a conquerer has happened thousands of times. Giving it away to invaders–NEVER.

          • iberianpride

            Whites built those Nations, and made them what they are. A lot of countries have arisen through conquest, and not just by Europeans.

          • KevinPhillipsBong

            How will you get the Jutes back to Jutland?

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Any part of the world colonized by Europe and home to predominantly European populations who have productively worked the land for centuries may as well be Europe.

            Call it “Magna Europa” if you like, but considering the number of non-Whites your foolish “leaders” and elites have let in…

            You might consider moving to Australia yourself if you value your skin.

            Awfully quick to abandon MILLIONS of Whites worldwide aren’t you?

            Europe is a rather small chunk of the world, geographically. My heart bleeds for the pollution unleashed in the ancestral homeland, but your attitude smacks of a certain insincerity supported by sketchy logic to me.

            Europe for the Europeans, Africa for the Africans, and so on. Very pithy.

          • Triarius

            You are (deliberately) thinking about this the wrong way. Let me clue you in, there is no such thing as indigenous people. We all didn’t just appear where we are out of thin air instantly. What constitutes a homeland is who was there and made it one. Who made seven hills into the most powerful city in the world for a millenium? Who made a marshy island into one one of the most successful and comercial properties on earth?

            You’re argument is that America should be for Native Americans, but you fail to realize that they are not indigenous to North America either. Who gets New York City? Whoever built it! The value is not the dirt under your feet, but what you put on that dirt.

            Please provide evidence that any of the thousand warring tribes had a constitution and called this place the USA. Show me all the buildings and sewers they put in. Show me all the dams and irrigations systems they have made. Fact is you can’t even show me that they made the wheel or metal working.

            You and I both know that, but you are clearly trolling.

          • LHathaway

            You make a very good point, especially at the end but I think you have this a bit backwards. . . If it’s so terrible for people of color to be displaced by immigration, why is it just great for whites to be displaced by immigration?

          • rightrightright

            The third world hordes don’t slink into Australia, Canada, Europe, the USA etc because they are Australia, Canada, Europe, the USA. No. They want in on the civilisation that Europeans built, no matter where, because they can’t produce such for themselves. How much do you suppose the blacks and browns that have barnacled themselves upon us care about your Inuits, aboriginals, Maoris and so forth? We developed our way of living for ourselves and our children, not for the third world, and we had/have the means of defending ourselves within our civilisation. But the toxic dogma of the Left is determined on our destruction. That is the point.

          • Triarius

            Do you think the Turks should pack up and move back to Transoxania? Should Thrace, Constantinople, and Ionia (Western and Northern Anatolia) be given back to Greeks, with the Eastern parts divided up?

            How about the Levant? Who gets Antioch? The Greeks again (Antiochus) or the Christians?

            You contradict yourself, but that has already been addressed by others.

          • IstvanIN

            There is a huge difference between homelands for ethnic groups and mass relocations, which is what want.

          • rightrightright

            If they are tried, found guilty of treachery (in accordance with treachery legislation before the Left traitorously abrogated such statutes in anticipation of their planned treachery), yes. Hang by the neck until they are dead.

    • Brian

      We can also send $.

      • bigone4u

        I believe there is a “donate” button the golden dawn american website.

      • Long Live Dixie

        Their website says not to send cash. They want perishable goods mostly.

  • Greg Thomas

    Wow…anyone who advocates that Greece should be reserved for Greeks is described as “ultra-right.”

    • Firestarter

      Do you believe America should be reserved for Native Americans?

      • Brian

        Do you think Greece should be reserved for Dorians? Myceneans?

        It should be reserved for its current citizens and their posterity, same as the US.

        • Firestarter

          I believe everyone has a right to their own homeland. Most nationalists would agree with that part, but when they realize it means whites leaving non-white countries like New Zealand they start to say “But that’s ours!”. Aboriginals have just as much a right to self-determination as do whites. As I said, whites have a right to keep Europe white, but not America, Canada, Australia, or any of the Latin American countries.

          • Brian

            Fine. 300+ million US citizens will be dispersed to wherever their ancestors came from, and we’ll leave the whole sea-to-shining-sea to a few million Indians. And we’ll cart off all the cities and infrastructure we built. Sound reasonable? Got any more bright ideas?

          • Firestarter

            You want non-Europeans out of Europe right? You want to send them back to their homelands? Well, the logic is the same.

          • Brian

            No, it isn’t. The aboriginal Australians built NOTHING. Everything there today was built by whites. I assume you would want the white Aussies to leave and give everything they built over to the Abos? Don’t think so.

          • IstvanIN

            I fell for this troll earlier. I bet he would have a fit if we took it all with us.

          • Firestarter

            Troll? So anyone who challenges your position is a troll?

          • NeanderthalDNA

            I do. Because you are. Burn troll.

          • Firestarter

            You call me a troll because deep down you know I am right. And no one really refuted me. They all made excuses like “We built Australia and named it”, but the truth is, it does not belong to Europeans.

            Look at your own mantra –
            Africa for the Africans – Yet whites want to live in South Africa, thus you break the rule.

            Asia for the Asians – Mostly good, although there are some whites in Northeast Asia.

            Europe for the Europeans – Again, I support this so I’m not an anti-white troll, I believe Europe is all yours. But why do you need Australia, NZ, and other countries that are historically non-white. Plus you can’t justify if you want whites to have parts of Africa.

            When you refer to your ancestral homeland, it is not Australia you are talking about, it is Europe. All I am saying is this, you can justify an immigration ban to Europe for this reason but the US, Canada, and Australia were built by immigrants, thus it is harder to justify immigration bans since without immigration, these countries would have never been in white possession. This is why you should focus on Europe for Europeans.

          • iberianpride

            You are comparing events that transpired up to half a millenium ago, when none of us were alive, to what is happening now. It’s not a valid argument. The world was a different place back then, what is happening now is not due to conquest, but betrayal. As someone else pointed out, what makes a civilization is the people who build it, if you go back far enough in time, before modern humans, even Europe was probably occupied by others. I feel no pity for native americans, who themselves came from asia, and proceeded to slaughter most of the original (aborigine like) inhabitants of America,

          • NeanderthalDNA

            So you don’t support Australia for aboriginals or Canada for Inuits? Then how can you demand Europe be only for Europeans?
            —————-
            What percentage of Europe is (still) White and European? What percentage of Australia is Abo? What percentage of Canada is Inuit?

            The net effect of your postings is divisiveness and being argumentative and so insulting to the White inhabitants that have occupied these regions for centuries that, yes, I think you are a troll, perhaps some kind of agitprop version of the beast.

            I very much think this, and no, not just because I disagree with you.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            He’s trying to start a fire.
            “I’m so European and I love European culture and I live in Switzerland but I don’t think Americans or Australians have a right to be White because America and Australia are not Europe and that makes logical sense. Aren’t YOU supposed to be logical like a true European?”

            Wow…how can I argue with that airtight logic? Maybe I should rethink everything I once believed….

            I wish this website had an “ignore this person” function…

          • iberianpride

            I agree, I have never encountered a nationalist who thinks like that.

          • Ella

            Can Switzerland handle 42 million German descent persons? I love to learn how to ski and enjoy your wunderbare landschaft. You have plenty of Alpine space to house us all and good tech jobs??????

          • Greg Thomas

            I have no problems with Aboriginal self-determination. Problem is, they are not capable of achieving “self-determination” with substantial help from Whites.

      • So CAL Snowman

        You mean the Siberian Asiatic people that crossed the Bering Strait and wiped out our White Solutrean ancestors?

        • Firestarter

          It is their land. Remember: Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, Europe for Europeans, but America for Europeans as well? Let us not be hypocrites friend.

          • MBlanc46

            No hypocrisy about it. We stole it fair and square, just like all of the current occupants of just about everywhere did at some time in the past. It’s ours, and if we had the good sense to defend it, it would continue to be ours.

          • Guest

            “stolen it fair and square ”
            how is it fair if you stole it? it’s only fair when legitimate

          • iberianpride

            I think what he means is that other countries that exist came about the same way (japan, Israel, Turkey, Mexico etc.)

          • Firestarter

            So if Arabs, Asians and Africans end up stealing Europe through immigration, we can say all is fair? I doubt you believe that. Again, you will hear no arguments from me wanting Europe to be for Europeans only. I understand that fully. I do not understand supporting Europeans living in non-European countries like Canada, but being against non-Europeans living in Europe.

          • KevinPhillipsBong

            There’s no modern theft by immigrants…only betrayal by our elites to defend.

          • iberianpride

            Just out of curiosity, where are you living?

          • Firestarter

            Switzerland

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Metinks me smells a troll.

            Look at the handle. Trying to start a fire.

            So clever…not really.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            “I do not understand supporting Europeans living in non-European countries like Canada, but being against non-Europeans living in Europe.”

            If the vast majority of the people of Canada are European descendants who have productively occupied these regions for nearly half a millennium…

            Aren’t you getting a little stuck on semantics? How about “Magna Europa”. Understand that?

          • rightrightright

            If you have the edge on others through advanced science, weaponry and technology, you use it. We can defend our territories but are prevented from doing so by the marxoids who have inveigled themselves into authority. Might remains right, a fact of life, and the might we applied in the building of our societies is so attractive to those who can build nothing, that they want in on it too. It is natural to resist genocide by dilution, if you can. If you can’t, the planet earth show will keep rolling along without you. That is how things are and we want to stay with what we built, where we built it.

          • Rosenmops

            The Europeans brought the natives in Canada out of a hunter-gather, stone age life style and built a safe, modern, prosperous country.

            The Muslims currently invading Europe appear to be dragging Europe back into a corrupt, violent, misogynistic, tribal life style, thus destroying what were safe, modern, prosperous countries.

          • WR_the_realist

            I don’t object to the American Indians living here. It’s the flood of other people from places where they have no claim on America that I object to.

          • Ella

            Would Natives later be better off under Mao Tse-tung or Japan’s Emperor Hirohito? Asians would have colonized North America if Whites never arrived. I don’t object to Natives a bit but THEY were also looking forward to depopulation of Whites naturally over time.

          • MBlanc46

            Canada is European country. It probably won’t be very long before Europe is Arab, Asian, and African. But when the Arabs, Asians, and Africans turn Europe into a hellhole of the sort they’re fleeing, where will they go?

          • Ella

            Actually, we fought for it. Some warrior tribes do respect our ancestors who were tough people and showed good fighting skills, but they don’t like the outcome.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        I’m a native American. My people have occupied and developed this fertile land for centuries.

        We took it from an autochthonous folk whose blood flows in my veins and the remnants of whom share it with me.

        I am White and I am a native American. See how it works?

      • Ella

        If the Europeans did not come, others will due to the vast land and being highly underpopulated. around 350,000 persons, when the first colonists arrived. To mention, Native Americans would not have survived well under the Chinese like Mao. Many Natives served in our military with honours being very aware of the past, but it’s the land that they serve for, not our stupid government.

      • Greg Thomas

        No. If Native Americans ( just who or what constitutes Native Americans) were capable of developing a first world country, they would have done so.

  • Lewis33

    “which denies it is neo-Nazi.”
    And yet Drudge still calls them that every time they are mentioned, including today. I’ve already started, going once a day instead of several times…time to drop Drudge.

    • WR_the_realist

      I don’t really know enough about the particulars of their platform or the beliefs of their leaders to know whether “neo-Nazi” is an appropriate labeling of Golden Dawn. I do know, however, than any party against immigration and in favor of deporting illegal immigrants will be called neo-Nazi.

  • John K

    Greece is bankrupt because of the leftists. The Golden Dawn, along with withdrawal from the EU, could save them.

    • Firestarter

      The yogurt is good though.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Things change.

  • Long Live Dixie

    Unfortunately, you’re right. The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is Greece’s most popular party. It is noteworthy that there are no condemnations about that from the mainstream media.

  • scutum

    Can we start a chapter of Golden Dawn in the United States?