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Fascism is not an opinion, it is a crime!

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Published on: 07.10.2020

Golden Dawn is a ‘criminal organization’. The greek neo-fascist party has finally been condemned for what it really is. A senior operative of Golden Dawn, Giorgos Roupakias, has been found guilty of all charges for the murder of the left-wing and anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, killed in the Athenian port of Piraeus in 2013. The court tied the party leadership to a string of attacks, including the attack on trade unionists of the All Workers Militant Front (Pame).

The ruling came more than five years after the trial first began and our solidarity and love go to the friends and families of the victims of fascism, and especially in Greece.

The extreme right seems to stay, but we must not stop fighting it. Golden Dawn became Greece’s third-largest political party in 2012, when Greece fell in a deep economic and financial crisis fueled by austerity.

We must oppose neo-fascist systematic violence against migrants and LGBT people, and fight their functional attempt to bring fear to the streets.

Neo-fascism will be defeated both in courts and in consciences. We must not hesitate to carry on protests, marches and campaigns, keeping the fight against the fascism active not only in Greece but also in many European cities.

Heinz Bierbaum, President of the European Left