The AP reports that 5,000 Golden Dawn supporters marched past the US Embassy in Athens, chanting anti-Turkish, anti-US and anti-immigrant slogans. The anti-US feeling was prompted by memories of a 1996 territorial dispute between Greece and Turkey that only ended peacefully after the intervention of the US, and led to three Greek navy officers dying in a helicopter crash.
Related: The Indy: How Golden Dawn is nurturing the next generation; Der Spiegel: ‘Golden Dawn’ Fosters Ties with German Neo-Nazis
Filed under: fascism Tagged: Athens, fascism, Golden Dawn, Greece, right-wing, Turkey, US
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 15, 2013: Ontario Superior Court Justice Harriet Sachs says police behaviour during the Toronto G20 protests had “the eerie overtones of the worst sort of abuse orchestrated by fascist states.” She passed the harsh verdict while ruling on the case of Eva Marie Botten, an activist whose Charter READ MORE
I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature).
Below is my reply to posts regarding media near-monopolies, specifically how many newspapers, radio and TV stations were owned by just three corporations. I make no attempt to justify the actions or views of any media company in this blog post, but I did defend monopolies
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The Honourable Charlie Angus, New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, recognizes the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion’s contribution to the fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s.
The Mac-Paps volunteered to fight the fascist forces of Spain, Italy and Germany as part of the International Brigades, without any support from Canada’s government. The Liberal Party government of the time literally treated them like criminals instead of the heroes that they actually were.
If Canada and the other western democratic nations had put their full support behind the anti-fascists in Spain, perhaps the Holocaust and
Richard Hughes- Political Blogger
The corporate forces have controlled our Conservative and Liberal political parties for many years. They funded their elections and been there at the ready with their people to write the desired legislation for their now bought and paid for obedient elected servants.
Sad truth is that today the NDP are ever increasingly “corporate-friendly’ as well. There was the day when the ‘Social Democrats’ would not accept money from the corporate community, but no more.
That was in the good old days. Now the corporate forces control the whole shooting match through so called free trade deals that
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Top federal bureaucrats stayed mum during discussion about silencing of scientists What the Canadian “Environment” [read>oil shil] Minister Peter Kent calls “communications management” the rest of us would call #censorship and&nb… . . . → Read More: Politics and Entertainment: Canadian Scientist Continue to be Muzzled
I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person who created it. To anyone not familiar with the skinhead subculture (other than the racist, far right fringe that the sensationalist media presents as representative of the entire subcultur… . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person…
Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety [Book Trailer] (by BTLbooks) And you thought things were a bit frightening in Canada. Take a good look if you really want to be traumatized with fear as we continue our… . . . → Read More: Politics and Entertainment: Politics and Entertainment 2012-11-28 14:40:00
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Generally speaking Canadians have pretty much thrived in a democratic society where the ‘Rule of Law’ is observed along with respect for parliamentary traditions and practices. It is the civilized way to live and we have done well by it.
Today the governance of our country has been reduced to ‘Arithmetic.’ Processes go begging under PM Steve Harper. He has the numbers and as he had previously stated, he is going to change Canada and it will be unrecognizable. He is a man of his word, well about that anyway.
We do not have the votes
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Its flag looks eerily like Hitler’s swastika. “It” is the far-right Golden Dawn party that has risen out of the turmoil of Greece’s economic collapse.
And another eerie echo from the past is that Greek police, hard hit by government austerity, are reported to be sending crime victims to Golden Dawn for protection.
…Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.
In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a “protector”.
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“In 1998 the provincial legislature sat for a total of 63 days; in 1999, only 59 days; in 2000, 56 days; in 2001, 36 days; and in 2002, 47 days. In 2003 and 2004, the Alberta legislature was in session for 46 days and 36 days, respectively. (Of course, these figures – as meager as they are – stand in positive contrast to the fall of 1997 when the Conservatives* decided not to hold a legislative sitting because – they argued – there was no legislation to debate.)” The Return of the Trojan Horse, Alberta and the new world (Read more…)
If you’ve read Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, you’ll have an understanding that in order for powers to implement (radical) neoliberalism (privatization, elimination of public services, etc.), it has to be pushed through, rather rapidly – jammed through, if you will. Essentially, people benefit from government intervention, regulation, social programs and other things civilians require for a stable and decent lifestyle (or at least survival). In order to eliminate these expectations of services, great shock and awe acts must be preformed by said government at the time to get away with radical privatization.
She even cites a Canadian example, (Read more…)
The conservative conscience is in turmoil, Ralph Surette, Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 23, 2012
“Are you among those baffled and alarmed by what’s going on with the Harper government — wild slashes to public services, every-thing connected to democratic process trashed, a bully-boy attitude that is soiling Canada’s international reputation, the attack on everything environmental, even the destruction of public records, all delivered in a dictatorial and malicious spirit?
“You have company. Among the growing numbers of your friends are conservatives — real ones — realizing that Stephen Harper is not one of them, but rather a right-wing radical,
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This picture from the This Is Not My Government Facebook Page, is currently going viral on Facebook (at least).
Considering the history of his Conservative government, and the current destruction of Canada he is pushing through parliament with his omni-mess budget bill, it is no wonder that this picture is popular.
I am really, really tired of Jewish organizations condemning everyone and everything as it relates to the ironic use of fascist salutes, arguments and rebuttals..Like it or not, the term ‘Nazi’ and the salute made so famous by Hitler’s sheeple has become part of the lexicon..and there isn’t much anyone can do about it..to suggest that anyone who uses either the term or the salute is somehow insulting the memory of Jews is to forget that the power of this WW2 horror is not only alive and well, but needs to be remembered, even if only at
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“The problems of Canada are not problems caused by Canada, they are the effects of the foreigner causes, the communists and the Jews.” The crowd of men encircling the speaker at the Montreal public house were fixated with the unquestionable certainty the wirey Adrien Arcand embodied. “It is not from our own hands that our country is being torn asunder, but it is the immigrants, it is the immigrants that are taking our jobs, bankrupting our economy, and diluting the Canadian culture.”
Michael Horner sat at a table, with his third empty glass of beer, surrounded by three
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And will she promise to get them running on time? Recommend this Post
In British online news magazine The Week, Alexander Cockburn gives his take on America. Had he turned eyes north, the American based writer would have noticed similar trends in Canada.
“…if there’s any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of ‘fascist’, surely it’s the United States…
“Attacks on collective bargaining are pervasive. Big money’s grip on both parties ensures corporate control no matter who’s nominally in charge. Fascist regimes show open contempt for democracy… We salute democracy while suppressing it.
“A fascist regime is the sworn foe of
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The Shen Young Performing Arts troupe recently had their Alberta 2013 performance dates thrown into question when the Alberta Government revoked an agreement to use the Jubilee Auditoriums in Edmonton and Calgary.
The troupe celebrates Chinese Culture in a spectacular show of music and dance. In their own words:
Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in 2006 with the
I forgot today was the third annual Draw Mohammed Day, a popular internet movement born out of frustration with violent reactions to simple parodies such as cartoons. While I had mixed feelings about it, on the whole I think these kind of movements are quite appropriate. Islam is one of the last ideologies in the world where thought crimes, even by non-adherents can result in rather violent
“Fascism creeps; and one of its hallmarks is that by the time you realize you’re in it, it’s too late to do anything about it.” We see where things are going, but it’s like watching a train wreck — “that slow-motion horror in your head, the disbelief, the sense that nobody can hear you screaming, and the sickening knowledge that there’s nothing you can do to stop what you know is coming.” (Sara Robinson )
There’s a considerable degree of credibility in this scenario since, given the utter failure of our representative political system, the now absolute division
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Fascism Anyone?, Dr. Laurence W. Britt, Free Inquiry Magazine, Council for Secular Humanism, Spring 2003
“…fascism’s principles are wafting in the air today, surreptitiously masquerading as something else, challenging everything we stand for. The cliché that people and nations learn from history is not only overused, but also overestimated; often we fail to learn from history, or draw the wrong conclusions. Sadly, historical amnesia is the norm.
…For the purpose of this perspective, I will consider the following regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia. To be sure, they
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