Sunday, May 06, 2012

Golden Dawn Wins Seats in Greek Parliment

Golden Dawn (Χρυσή Αυγή), a far-right neo-fascist organization in Greece, has garnered enough support in this weekend's election to earn seats in parliament. Here are a few links related to the group.

A recent NYT piece about the group. A look at the books for sale on the group's website tells you everything you need to know about their ideology and agenda, with works such as "The Story of White Power Music" and "Hitler's Thousand Years" openly advertised and sold.

An interview conducted by Vice Magazine with the group's spokesperson.

And here we have Golden Dawn members demanding that journalists stand when their leader enters the room.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, it's a part of glorified European tradition: each time the economy goes south the ultra-right (and ultra-left, by the way) gain power. Sad, but a testimony to our stupidity.

jams o donnell said...

When I saw that the Golden Dawn had won seats I imagined that the Greeks had elected the ghosts of W B Yeats Arthur Machen and Aleister Crowley to sit in their parliament.

It did not take long for the smile to be wiped off my face when I had a look at who the Greek Golden Dawn were....