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John Gargo
Oct 15 2012, 06:22 AM
Thomas Hounds
Oct 14 2012, 02:04 PM
To shift subjects, apparently the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece is again ascendent. Most disturbing was a Guardian article from a few days ago, coming a few weeks after reports that police in Athens were redirecting criminal complains to be handled by the Golden Party. came this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/09/greek-antifascist-protesters-torture-police about anti-fascist protestors being beaten and tortured by police officers during an extended incarceration.
Very scary stuff indeed, and quite distressing to see this happen to one's country from abroad (was born in Greece when I was two years old and almost all of my extended family lives there). What struck me was the blatant appropriation of the "Greek Key" in a way that echoes the swastika, and yet Golden Dawn politicians can outright deny that any such association was intended...

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And one should realize this: they are in the Greek parliament, you have to think about that, 18 of 300 seats. And if I remember correctly during the time of the elections, polls among people younger than 40 or something indicated they were the second most popular party. It is really frightening, as if nothing had happened in history...
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