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Greece’s ‘Nazis’ are on the rise... and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn nurture the

Greece’s ‘Nazis’ are on the rise... and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn nurture the next generation.



On a recent Thursday night, seven teenage boys in the central Greek city of Larissa decided to have what they described as “fun”. Armed with rocks and wooden batons, the group of 15-year-olds attacked the shop of a Pakistani resident. His son was treated for head injuries.

Attacks by children are rare, but there are fears that they are on the rise as a harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric with undercurrents of violence takes root in the malleable minds of patriotic youths as they watch their country's sovereignty being eroded by foreign creditors.

The potential to tap into this dissatisfaction and win over Greece's future voters has not been lost on the controversial Golden Dawn party: an investigation by The Independent found the neo-fascist party gaining ground among the country's youth, aggressively spreading their anti-immigrant, far-right message through social media, the internet, and youth clubs.

The vigilante, truculent and anti-establishment features of Golden Dawn offer a seductive alternative to the radical left or anarchist movements that have traditionally appealed to Greece's teenagers. Over 50 teachers, parents and teenage students from schools across Athens interviewed by The Independent agree that the party is slowly becoming fashionable, when three years ago it was barely known.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greeces-nazis-are-on-the-rise-and-now-theyre-going-into-schools-how-golden-dawn-nurture-the-next-generation-8477997.html

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Reply Greece’s ‘Nazis’ are on the rise... and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn nurture the (Original post)
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 OP
villager Feb 2013 #1
tama Feb 2013 #2
marmar Feb 2013 #6
fasttense Feb 2013 #3
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #4
elleng Feb 2013 #7
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #8
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #5
tama Feb 2013 #9
tama Feb 2013 #10
Ash_F Feb 2013 #11

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:31 AM

1. Cue "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"

Perhaps the Europeans haven't learned quite as much as we'd hoped, over this past half-century or so....

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:38 AM

2. It's a catchy tune

 

And as fascism is the last resort of capitalism, the capitalist mass media is humming along - both in US and EU.

There was just a book publishing event of a book about far right in Finland. Three nazis tried to enter to disrupt the event, armed with knives and empty bottles, but they were stopped by DIY anarchists who guarded the door, aware of the potential danger. One of the guards was stabbed, but the nazis fled and the publishing event continued.

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:58 AM

6. Hello, Tea Pary.......I don't think the Europeans have exclusivity in this department.

nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:32 AM

3. The Nazis filth rose up after a particularly harsh austerity policy

to pay off the banks was imposed on the people of Germany.

Now it's the German's turn to impose austerity to pay off the banks.

And people are surprised that Nazi filth rises up again?

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Response to fasttense (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:57 PM

4. Exactly, frankly I am surprised it took so long...The Plutocrats and enabling

politicians are literally digging their own very real graves. Austerity will the caption on their tombstones. Wealth inequality invariably turns into a bloody destruction of the status quo.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:11 PM

7. Their graves and OURS???

I sure wish we all would LEARN from history,

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:13 PM

8. Events like this drag everybody down...however the focus, tends to be the plutocrats, the problem is

people like us tend to be collateral damage unfortunately.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:04 AM

5. I wonder who else, other than immigrants, they will target.

Such a mystery.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:33 AM

9. Their "Other"

 

GLBT, anarchists, leftists, moslems etc. religious and ethnic minorities etc. "non-europeans"...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:31 PM

11. I remember a story about that young Greek olympian ...

..who was spouting neo-nazi propaganda over social media a while back. Sad to see them making inroads in Greece. Russia too. The US? That Norway shooter was definitely influenced by nazi ideals as well.

We need to counter these people in public discourse. Their propaganda receives too much coddling and weak-n-nod encouragement by the right and the complicit media.

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