The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing

Extremists Want Mines

No immigration

No asylum reform.

No discussion.

No understanding.


The right wing extremists, Chrysi Avyi (Golden Dawn) want mines.

Via the Athens News

The message, as ever with ultra rightwing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avyi), is simple. No unregistered immigrants are welcome here, no unregistered immigrants are wanted.
Their position has been reiterated following the plan green lit by the citizen protection ministry to allow for the establishment of 30 detention centres throughout the country for unregistered immigrants.
Running with the banner “No detention centers, no acceptance of illegals”, Golden Dawn has even gone as far as challenging the very essence of the Ottawa treaty, which in 1997 outlawed the production and use of anti-personnel mines.


They would rather kill and maim people than deal with the issue.

A friend of mine asked me why I was even bothering to take them seriously.

Here’s why.

They already have a seat on the Athens Municipal Council and it looks increasingly likely that they might get a seat in the new elections. You might say “well, it’s only one seat” but it always starts with one seat…

Read the full article at the Athens News


  1. Mike Graham
    March 31, 2012    

    I would like to know why the Greeks can’t be more like the Americans when it comes to human rights – they’re supposed to be part of the West!

  2. A Greek
    April 3, 2012    

    @Mike Graham

    Your point is valid. Golden Dawn are extremists and there is a rise in extremism in Greece but you are arguing apples and oranges. America doesn’t have to juggle the issue of ethnic identity like most nations do because it is a nation of immigrants that largely ethnically erased the native American population (to make room for an American identity… taking virtually all their historic lands in the process).

    Due to a similar fear of loss of identity some Greeks are reaching out to extremist groups but a large part of the blame for that can be found in the anti-Hellenic patronizing bigots who after referencing FYROM as “Macedonians’ against Greek objections (in particular Macedonians)… now dishonestly pretend not to notice the former Yugoslav republic’s change into “ancient Macedonians” and “united Macedonia” irredentist language.

    At last check there is nothing in the UN charter of human rights about thieving the identity of another ethnic group and then using it to not only threaten sovereign borders but to threaten to ethnically Greeks. Identity is a human right. Not identity theft and attempted genocide. There is great distrust in the motives of anyone that claims to support human rights yet doesn’t speak out against FYROM’s behavior. Don’t suppose you know any unprincipled patronizing anti-Hellenic bigots like that Mr. Graham?

    “This (US) Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

    ‘We are not related to the northern Greeks who produced leaders like Philip and Alexander the Great. We are a Slav people and our language is closely related to Bulgarian.’ – FYROM´s Ambassador to Canada Gyordan Veselinov, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper, February 24 1999

    ‘We do not claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great.’ – FYROM’S Ambassador Ljubica Acevshka, speech to US representatives in Washington on January 22 1999

    “The creation of the Macedonian nation, for almost half of a century, was done in a condition of single-party dictatorship. In those times, there was no difference between science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography, unopposed by anybody, comfortably performed a selection of the historic material from which the “Macedonian” identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the process of the creation of any modern nation, except when falsification from the type of substitution of the word “Bulgarian” with the word “Macedonian” were made.” -former FYROM foreign minister Denko Maleski