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Court Rules That Far-Right Party Is a Criminal Group

Cheers and celebrations erupt in Greece after ruling against the Golden Dawn

(Newser) - A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty verdicts following a politically charged five-year trial against dozens of defendants, the AP reports. Golden Dawn, founded as a neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, rose to become Greece's third-largest...

Far-Right Surges in EU Parliament

Key 'Euroskeptic' groups make big gains

(Newser) - Europe's parliamentary elections have resulted in big gains for those opposed to European Union power, including far-right parties in France, the UK, and Greece, the BBC reports. "The people have spoken loud and clear," said the leader of France's National Front, Marine Le Pen. "They...

Greek Neo-Nazis Plot US Expansion

Golden Dawn's overtures not going over so well among ex-pats

(Newser) - Greece's fiercely anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party has a new group it's targeting for membership: emigrants. A rep for the party (which uses a swastika-like logo) says it has decided to create cells "wherever there are Greeks"; it intends to set up offices in Germany, Australia, Canada, and...

Greek Cops Accused of Abusing Protesters

Riot police used woman as human shield, witnesses say

(Newser) - Greek authorities are probing allegations that police officers—some with links to the far-right Golden Dawn party—have been abusing protesters, the Guardian reports. During the protests that greeted Angela Merkel earlier this week, witnesses reported seeing a handcuffed young woman being used as a "human shield" by riot...

Anti-Immigrant Violence Surges in Greece

Police accused of looking the other way as Golden Dawn attacks

(Newser) - Violence against legal and illegal immigrants has surged to "alarming proportions" as Greece suffers through one of the world's worst economic contractions since the Great Depression, the New York Times finds. The far-right Golden Dawn party made huge gains in the country's recent elections, and its supporters,...

Greek Politician Sues Women He Attacked

Ilias Kasidiaris dodges arrest over televised slaps

(Newser) - Last week, extreme-right Greek politician Ilias Kasidiaris slapped one woman and dumped water on another on live television. This weekend, he managed to duck an arrest; now it's Kasidiaris who is suing the women, the AP reports. He says that he was insulted on the talk show, and that...

Far-Right Greek Pol Decks Female Lefty on Live TV

Golden Dawn says their man provoked by left-wing woman's comments

(Newser) - A spokesman for Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is wanted for assault after he threw a glass of water in the face of a female leftist politician, then struck a female communist party representative, all on live TV this morning, reports Reuters . Ilias Kasidiaris, who once served in the...

Far Left, Far Right Surge in Greek Elections

Instability looms as governing parties lose majority

(Newser) - A long period of instability looms for Greece after voters furious about tough austerity measures gave the two governing parties a hammering at the polls and boosted extremists at both ends of the political spectrum. The Coalition of the Radical Left, which opposes the terms of Greece's bailout, surged...

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