Publication Inequality / Social Struggles - Analysis of Capitalism - Social Movements / Organizing - Racism / Neonazism - State / Democracy - Europe - Western Europe The Golden Dawn on Trial

Dispatches from the court room



Liz Fekete,


May 2020

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This report documents the on-going court case against the Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn. It is based on a five-day trip to Athens in September 2019 to observe the trial, which coincided with the sixth anniversary of the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas. Written in the final stages of the trial of 68 members of Golden Dawn, it looks at anti-fascist and anti-racist resistance, both today and historically. It draws upon the writings of Dimitris Psarras and Dimitris Christopoulos,1 and examines the role that activists, lawyers, and the victims of racist violence have played in bringing members of Golden Dawn to justice, considering also the ways in which they continue that fight today, following the election of a reconfigured hard-right conservative New Democracy (Nea Dimokratia) government.