Tag: Greece

The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism

The logo plays a crucial role in creating a brand identity for radical-right parties. Bearing in mind that gaining access to political power remains the focus of all political parties, they not only attempt to acquire political power within government but, more importantly, actively work toward its acquisition and maintenance. In this effort, political parties… Continue reading “The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism”

Far-right vigilantism at Europe’s borders: the Greek experience

The activities of vigilante groups should be contained before far-right groups add fuel to the fire. A wave of violent activities has been unleashed on the Greek islands and the Greek-Turkish land border, with vigilantes targeting NGOs, journalists, and migrants. Who are these new vigilantes? How are they connected to far-right organizations? The decision of… Continue reading “Far-right vigilantism at Europe’s borders: the Greek experience”

Fighting ‘the Great Replacement’ in 2020: an Identitarian road trip to Greece and back

In the summer of 2017, the radical-right Identitarian Movement (also known as Generation Identity) launched their so-called mission Defend Europe. Chartering a ship, they wished to intervene in and halt NGO work to rescue refugees trying to enter Europe via the Mediterranean – mainly from Northern Africa. In March 2020, and against the backdrop of… Continue reading “Fighting ‘the Great Replacement’ in 2020: an Identitarian road trip to Greece and back”

The dusk after the dawn: fall of a Greek Neo-Nazi party

What can we learn from the rise and fall of the Golden Dawn party in Greece? Golden Dawn began as an ideological movement that managed throughout the years to evolve into a political movement and a political party, which successfully entered the national parliament and emerged as the third largest party in Greece. However, recently,… Continue reading “The dusk after the dawn: fall of a Greek Neo-Nazi party”

From Dawn to Dusk: The End of Parliamentary Neo-Nazism in Greece

It seems like a political nightmare found its end in Sunday’s snap elections in Greece: the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn did not make it to the national parliament again. After seven years of a highly controversial presence – featuring antisemitic diatribes, ultra-racist hate speech, calls for coup d’états and physical attacks against MPs –… Continue reading “From Dawn to Dusk: The End of Parliamentary Neo-Nazism in Greece”

Greece’s Problem With Radical Right Violence and the Politics of History

One doesn’t have to be an expert to attest that Greece has a fundamental problem with violence from the radical right. Alone in the first months of this year, we see a culmination of different forms of violence. In early March, the police arrested a group of militant neo-Nazis called AME, responsible for 34 arson… Continue reading “Greece’s Problem With Radical Right Violence and the Politics of History”

3 years on: What the trial against Golden Dawn tells us about Greek society

©Michalis Karagiannis/Reuters On 20th April 2015, a trial began against the neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn – one of the largest and most controversial trials in post-dictatorial Greece. A total of 69 Golden Dawn members are accused of leading and participating in a criminal organization and are at the same time charged for several different legal… Continue reading “3 years on: What the trial against Golden Dawn tells us about Greek society”