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Golden Dawn

A Different Kind of Dot Com Boom

Julie Shain | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Julie Shain

In a world where marketing and messaging has moved online, we cannot afford extremist groups the legitimacy and recruitment possibilities attached to a formal web address. When what lies behind these digital storefronts are violent extremist groups, we have a responsibility to stand up and say no.

The Political Party of Abstention

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Examining the results of Greece's September 20 parliamentary elections, we observe the worrying phenomenon that the biggest winner was abstention. In record number, almost one in two registered voters decided not to cast a ballot for any of the parties.

The New "Syriza" Unmasked!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

For the country, the triumph of Alexis Tsipras is the optimum scenario. The people have given him a clear mandate to remain within Europe and to honor the new memorandum even though they will be subject to even bigger austerity and taxes.

Little Cheer in Syriza's Victory

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Elias Kulukundis

Sunday's snap election was unnecessary because after the defection of Syriza's left-wing faction, a new majority could have been put together out of the existing parliament without calling for fresh elections.

Golden Dawn Is Running In Greece's Elections Again. Here's Why That's Scary.

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

ATHENS -- Golden Dawn, Greece's extremist far-right party, appeared on the political scene almost 30 years ago, but has thrived during the past ...

Europe's Worst Crisis in Decades Is Also Populism's Greatest Opportunity

Julian Baggini | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Julian Baggini

BRISTOL -- Populism appeals to the "will of people" but is actually profoundly undemocratic. Democracy is about the negotiation of competing interests and the balancing of different values. Populism, in contrast, is a kind of mob rule. Where there is complexity, it offers simple solutions. Instead of seeking common ground, it looks to exaggerate the differences between them and us.

Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.

The Incompetent Greek Government, Not Its Creditors, Pushed the Economy off the Cliff

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

BUENOS AIRES -- Athens in 2015 will become like Buenos Aires in 2001. Greeks now face the prospect of prolonged capital controls, severe political unrest and eventually a confiscation of ordinary citizens' savings to finance a government's withdrawal from the world.

Fights Break Out At Trial Of Greek Extreme-Right Party

AP | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawyers representing Greece's extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party demanded a change of venue Friday for security reasons afte...

Greece's Extreme-Right Leader Of The Golden Dawn Party Goes On Trial

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and FANIS KARABATZAKIS | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Leaders of Greece's third-largest political party, the extreme right Golden Dawn, went on trial Monday on charges of operating...

A Field Guide To Europe's Radical Right Political Parties

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.12.2015 | World

From Greece and France to Sweden and Denmark, Europe's far-right parties have taken the spotlight in recent months. Trading on sometimes vitriolic an...

Leader And Lawmakers Of Greece's Far-Right Golden Dawn To Stand Trial

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial panel in Greece has ruled that the leader and lawmakers from the extreme right Golden Dawn party will stand trial o...

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

European Elections: Back to the 1930s as America Yawns

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

In England, neither the Labor nor Conservative Parties won; in France the National Front came in first; in Greece and Hungary the neo-Nazi parties, Golden Dawn and Jobbik, made big strides. The same in Denmark. And we've seen resurgent neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, anti-minority movements in Ukraine and Russia. This cannot be shrugged off.

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

Nostalgia for the Past Won't Cure Greece's Ills

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

With just a few months until the upcoming double elections in Greece, the political system has never been more in a state of flux across the political spectrum.

Greek Nazi Party Holds Rally Outside Parliament

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

ATHENS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - About 1,000 supporters of Greece's Golden Dawn party gathered outside parliament on Saturday to protest against the pre-t...

Ostracize Ghouls Who Peddle Holocaust Artifacts

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

This sordid tale is of far more than academic interest for me: My parents were imprisoned at Auschwitz. I'd be horrified to discover their uniforms advertised on eBay or anywhere else.

Deadly Drive-By-Shooting Outside Golden Dawn Offices

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Killings come amid crackdown on Golden Dawn * Attack decried across political spectrum * Govt vows to punish "murderer...

A Negative Press

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

This separation of Europe into a "good north" and a "bad south" by the traditional European press has been instrumental in undermining feelings of solidarity on the continent and have torn at the very heart of the "European ideal."

Greece Suspends State Aid To Neo-Nazi Party

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.22.2013 | World

The Greek parliament late Tuesday adopted a measure suspending state aid to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, after six of its lawmakers faced charges o...

Crackdown or Breakdown: Greek Democracy and Its Discontents

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

History shows that breakdowns in democratic institutions and culture are the midwife of political extremism. The democracy-extremism connection is currently being played out in Greece, the birthplace of democracy.

The Twilight of Golden Dawn

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

How, one would ask, was this extremist fringe group able to become such a force on the Greek political scene, rising from 0.3 percent of the popular vote in the country's 2009 elections, to over 400,000 or 7 percent of the total, and capture 18 parliamentary seats a mere three years later?

Greece To Charge Neo-Nazi Lawmakers

Agence France Presse | John Hadoulis | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

A first batch of lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn are to be indicted Tuesday on criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the grou...

Wanted Golden Dawn Member Gives Himself Up

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- A Greek lawmaker sought by police surrendered on Sunday, bringing to six the number of legislators from the extreme-right Golden Daw...