Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of footnotes

While Russia's determination to make the Ukrainian borders into the political equivalent of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, there is some good news on ill-conceived political movements.
Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has been thrown into crisis after one of its MPs broke ranks before a crucial vote by the parliament in Athens that is likely to pave the way for criminal charges to be brought against the party's 18 MPs. As the legislature prepared to cancel politicians' immunity from prosecution in the coming days – following charges that the MPs ran the neofascist force as a criminal organisation – Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos abandoned the party, citing ignorance of its activities. The extremists, whose emblem bears a resemblance to the swastika and whose leadership is prone to giving Nazi salutes, are seen as Europe's most violent political force.
And what are these activities which could lead to criminal charges?
Since the extremists were catapulted into parliament with 7% of the vote on the back of widespread fury with the political establishment almost two years ago, immigrants, leftists and gay people have been attacked, often brutally, by black-clad Golden Dawn supporters. An in-depth investigation of the group by magistrates was triggered by the fatal stabbing of a popular leftwing musician at the hands of a party operative last September.
Looks like a new kind of dawn is on the horizon. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...


I fought the lawn. And the lawn won. said...

Any bets as to how long Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos , aka "rat jumping off sinking ship""will survive?

Anonymous said...

RIGHT, the halfascist Obamanable 'AhDoesSee DAWN' PNAC attacks proliferate from OiLibyaration to Ukrainian skinhead swastikas, stars and bars!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - I can't make any sense of your little screed. Too cute equals gibberish, in this case.

pansypoo said...


mmm. savor that ire.