Greek Nazis publish propaganda photos with Nazi salutes & graffiti in Patras

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Propaganda photo with Greek Nazis performing the Hitler salute in front of racist graffiti in Patras (screenshot).

The Greek antisemitic organization “Unaligned Meander Nationalists” (Greek abbreviation: AME) recently posted propaganda pictures of Neo-Nazis performing the Nazi salute in front of racist and antisemitic graffiti in Patras, Greece’s third largest city. The Neo-Nazis claim to be the “Autonomous National Socialists of Patras”. Some of the graffiti read “You Too Can Kill An Albanian”, “We Want Jobs and Not Immigrants”, “National Socialism Now” and “Juden Raus”; they’ re always accompanied by swastikas.

The “Unaligned Meander Nationalists” have signed numerous desecrations of Jewish Monuments and Cemeteries in Greece.

Update: Panayote Dimitras from the NGO Greek Helsinki Monitor told Against Antisemitism that a complaint for previous racist acts of AME and Combat 18 has been filed.

Youth vote for Golden Dawn for racist/supremacist reasons, study finds

Economic crisis is not the main reason why youth vote for neonazis

Debunking myth that the swing to Golden Dawn is due to exclusively to the economic crisis, researchers at Athens Panteion University show that young voters agree with racist-supremacist position of the neonazi party

A boy shout slogans with supporters of the neonazi Golden Dawn party during a rally commemorating the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, in Athens, 29 May 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

A boy shout slogans with supporters of the neonazi Golden Dawn party during a rally commemorating the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, in Athens, 29 May 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Young people who voted for Golden Dawn in 2012 did so out of ideological conviction and not for reasons stemming from the economic crisis, a new study from a leading Athens university shows.

Conducted by researchers at the Panteion University, the study also found that the level of identification among Golden Dawn’s young voters with its aims was higher than for youth who backed other parties. These voters generally view Golden Dawn as a “nationalist party”, rejecting as “despicable” its description as “fascist” or “neonazi” even though they recognise that there are ideological affinities between it and fascism.

For them, Golden Dawn is a “patriotic-nationalist” party, which “puts the Greeks above everything else”. The almost total identification with the party’s “nationalist” ideology, expressed through the pride these young voters feel as Greeks pride, stems from the belief that Greeks are superior to other people historically and culturally.

“When we had civilisation, others were living in trees,” one male voter aged 24 told the researchers, repeating a phrase often found in Golden Dawn’s “theoretical” texts.

In the June 2012 elections, Golden Dawn was the second most popular party in the 18–34 age group.

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Read more: enetenglish.gr

Few people against nazism and antisemitism in Athens

Protesters hold a giant banner during a  silent march through the streets of Athens in protest against racism and neo-nazism, Saturday Dec. 15 2012. A few hundred people marched from Greece’s parliament to the Acropolis to protest against  Golden Dawn, a formerly marginal anti-immigrant movement with a neo-Nazi past, that won nearly 7 percent of the vote in national elections last June to enter Parliament for the first time, capitalizing on the economic crisis, soaring unemployment, rising crime and peoples’ fears from an unchecked immigration wave. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

Protesters hold a giant banner during a silent march through the streets of Athens in protest against racism and neo-nazism, Saturday Dec. 15 2012. A few hundred people marched from Greece’s parliament to the Acropolis to protest against Golden Dawn, a formerly marginal anti-immigrant movement with a neo-Nazi past, that won nearly 7 percent of the vote in national elections last June to enter Parliament for the first time, capitalizing on the economic crisis, soaring unemployment, rising crime and peoples’ fears from an unchecked immigration wave. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

Via latimes.com

Immigrants and Greek people holding placats with antiracist slogans.

Immigrants and Greek people holding placats with antiracist slogans.

Via demotix.com