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Greg Palast : The Golden Dawn Murder Case, Larry Summers and the New Fascism

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Monday, 07 October 2013 09:03

By Greg Palast, Truthout | News Analysis

On September 18, hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, aka Killah P, was stabbed outside a bar in Keratsini, Greece.

Larry Summers has an airtight alibi.  But I don’t believe it.

Larry didn’t hold the knife: The confessed killer is some twisted little fuckwit member of Golden Dawn, a political party made up of skinhead freaks, anti-immigrant fearmongers, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Albanian sociopaths and ultra-patriot crazies.  Think of it as the Tea Party goes Greek.

Following Fyssas’ killing, other groups of dangerous psychopathic misfits, namely the European Union and Greece’s governing coalition, moved to ban Golden Dawn.

Over the weekend, Greece’s rulers arrested six members of Parliament who belong to Golden Dawn.  Apparently, Greece’s political leaders prefer democracy as defined by Egypt’s General Sisi.

To my friends on the Greek left: It’s sickening to watch you cheer the arrest of Golden Dawn parliamentarians.  Mark my words: You are next.

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Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

Published on Apr 20, 2013

Into the Fire is being crowd-released today: All over the internet people are embedding Into the Fire on their website or blog. With everyone who participates the audience and distribution network will grow. Are you participating? http://intothefire.org

A hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a difference.

Shot and edited with sensitivity and compassion, it doesn’t pull its punches and makes for harrowing viewing in parts. It is the product of crowd funding, dedication, self-sacrifice and a burning sense of justice.

On 21 April, Into the Fire is simultaneously released on websites, blogs and other platforms around the internet. The film will be available in various languages, including Albanian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish. There are a number of public screenings planned in several countries in Europe and Northern America. To participate in the release or organise a screening seehttp://intothefire.org/publish  (more…)

Shooting of Migrant Farm Workers in Nea Manolada

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I woke up this morning to the shocking news of a shooting incident in Nea Manolada in which over 30 people were injured, several seriously. The victims were all migrant workers mainly from Bangladesh who work in the strawberry fields in the area. The workers had gathered (allegedly) to demand wages that had been unpaid for 6 months when they were shot at by at least one of the three Greek supervisors.

This is not the first time this area has been in the news:

via Kathimerini

Manolada has been at the center of cases involving violence against migrant workers a number of times in recent years. Last year, two Greek men were arrested for beating a 30-year-old Egyptian, jamming his head in the window of a car door and dragging him for around one kilometer.

I am speechless at the moment as to how to respond. It sounds so much like an incident that would happen in South Africa or a developing country… not in Europe. How have we come to this ? (more…)