Golden Dawn

Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

The Golden Dawn belongs to the fascist family and fulfils all the above criteria, including the emphasis Nazism places on the 'Nation'. So, while the party itself may reject the fascist label, it nonetheless espouses all core fascist, and more specifically Nazi, principles.

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

9 Scariest Far-Right Parties Now In The European Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

One has a leader with a swastika tattoo, one wants to rid his entire country of Muslims, another has a founder who suggested releasing the Ebola virus...

The Rise of Insular Politics

Alec Short | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alec Short

Does anyone else wonder how on earth UKIP's agenda has so powerfully contaminated mainstream political conversation?...

Anger Swells As Far-Right Leader Set To Enter UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Protesters are set to voice their anger at the visit to London of an extreme right-wing Hungarian politician, as activists make last minute pleas to t...

Jessica Elgot

Hungarian 'Fascist' Set To Visit London | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to ban a Hungarian extreme right leader from the UK, as he prepares to come to a meeting in London on Sunday...

Dawn Raids On Greek Neo-Fascists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn have been targeted in early morning raids by Greek counter-terror police, with the party's leader, three MPs an...

Suddenly, Europe's Parliament Might Actually Matter

Jason O'Mahony | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jason O'Mahony

Despite my passion for the EU, I have a confession. Not only have I never really been a fan of the European Parliament, but I get a bit embarrassed when the EP tries to hype up the European Elections. It's like they're watching all the hoopla of the US elections and shouting "But look at us! 500 million people! We matter too!"

The Rise of Golden Dawn Casts a Shadow Over Greek Politics

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

The recent murder of left-wing activist Pavlos Fyssas in Greece has drawn further attention to the rise of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn. For many, this phenomenon may be understood as the result of the economic crisis facing Greece, the severe austerity measures, declining living standards, the lack of jobs and the government shut-downs.

Golden Dawn Facism: Europe's New Monsters

Matt Carr | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

When I was last in Athens two years ago Golden Dawn was a violent streetlevel militia, whose members were regularly beating up migrants and leftists in the streets of central Athens. At that time Golden Dawn had no MPs and little national political clout. Since then it has become, according to most polls, the third largest party in the country, with eighteen seats in parliament.

Should The Spectator Have Published An Article Defending Golden Dawn?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics

The editor of the Spectator has defended the decision to publish an article in which a columnist appears to praise the Greek far-right party, Golden D...

Fears Over 'Guns' In Greek Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

An MP from the radical far-right Golden Dawn party was asked to stow his gun away before entering the Greek Parliament building, but he reportedly tol...

Jessica Elgot

'Things Can Only Get Worse' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece's Golden Dawn and Hungary's Job...

Growing Police Brutality in Greece: The Hidden Face of the Crisis

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Fragkiska Megaloudi

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class.

Orwell Would Have Liked Photoshop

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

Under the blitz of current Orwell stuff in the media there's a recurring theme: what would the great man have made of the present day, and how right was he about the modern world? Recent chit-chat in my office was broadly positive about his "predictive" powers. Recent chit-chat in my office was broadly positive about his "predictive" powers: Doublespeak (modern political/managerial jargon?), Telescreens (TV, especially those tuned to the Big Brother house on Channel 5!), Napoleon, the revolutionary-turned-authoritarian pig from Animal Farm.

Does Culture or Economics Motivate the Far-Right? Neither

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

No jobs or prospects means a lot of angry, disenfranchised young men with plenty of spare evenings, and days, to recruit, demonstrate, get active on and offline, organize, and mobilize. Economics might not have been key so far, but the past doesn't always predict the future.

Is European Nationalism Dead?

Harry Cooper | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

While it is clear that the locus of political power now lies in Brussels, where the Commission is attaining ever more power to vet member state budgets and economic policy, it is not EU flags that are being burnt in Athens or Madrid.

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.

Gay People Are The 'New Jews In Greece'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

LGBT communities in Greece are experiencing an alarming rise in the number of violent hate crimes, according to a researcher writing for the Huffingto...

Austerity Alone Is Not the Answer

Victor Ponta | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Victor Ponta

Austerity alone is not the answer. We need to show that we are responding the demands of Europe's citizens to find a better way out of our common crisis.

History Repeating? Lessons We Can Learn From Inter-War Germany

Sarah Pilchick | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Pilchick

Historian Laurence Rees, author of The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler and producer of the titular BBC documentary, spoke at the London School of Economics last night on the nature of leadership - mainly, how could significant portions of populations support groups such as the Nazi Party or Golden Dawn?

Golden Dawn and the Rise of the Far-right

Thomas Grant | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

If anything, the timing of the Nobel Peace prize is ironic. If the European Union is serious about sticking to the values and the principles upon which it was formed, it must recognise that bringing unity to a country where the memories of civil war are all too recent is paramount. Austerity measures will do nothing but create unrest and divide country, allowing parties such as Golden Dawn to rise up through the cracks.

Really, Nobel Committee?

Sarah McCabe | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah McCabe

Europe cannot now be separated from the Euro, that shiny, happy currency that was marketed as a crucial tool in breaking down national borders. It is the Euro that has caused a resurgence of nationalism and it is not right to praise the EU while its citizens deal with this backlash.

Greek Fascist Behaves Like a Fascist

Matt Carr | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Yesterday's attack on two Greek female MPs by Ilias Kasidiaris, the spokesman for the neo-Nazi Chrysi Avgi, (Golden Dawn) party, on a national talk show, has presented the Greek public with a moment that will be difficult to ignore.