The Disaffected Lib: Merkel’s Toxic Tonic

Has German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s subjugation of Greece inadvertently poisoned European unity?  That’s how a pro-EU lobby group sees it. “The last few weeks have laid totally bare the European Union’s brand of authoritarian dogma,” UKIP leader Nigel Farage wrote in the London Telegraph. “More and more people are waking up to the dangers of ...

Alberta Politics: The effort to engineer regime change in Greece could lead to a much bigger disaster

PHOTOS: Leaders of the Greek military government of 1967 to 1974. Is something similar waiting in the wings if the eurozone leadership’s effort to terrorize the Greeks into voting Yes to never-ending austerity fails today? Below: Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras, former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien and Nobel-Prize-winning American economist Paul Krugman. Recent Western ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Is Paulie Even Bothering Anymore?

Occasionally, we like to check in on the Goudreau. The Goudreau is the one on the right…. we think. Our readers are all quite aware of the Goudreau from his attempted mating habits to his inability to adapt to his chosen habitat. Truly, the Goudreau is an endangered, though unlamented, species. Yep. Still a lonely ...

Parchment in the Fire: The left in Greece must rise up against Golden Dawn | Costas Lapavitsas | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The left in Greece must rise up against Golden Dawn | Costas Lapavitsas | Comment is free | theguardian.com. Greece – and the rise of Golden Dawn – is an extreme parable of what has happened to many developed countries since the global crisis broke out in 2007. The policies of the Greek “rescue” – ...

drive-by planet: Pavlos Fissas’ accused killer Giorgos Roupakias had Golden Dawn links: killing adds fuel to Greek anti-austerity protests

 Top: Killah_P  Beneath: Suspect Giorgos Roupakias in custody and shrine at killing site On September 17, Greek hip-hop artist Pavlos Fissas aka Killah P was stabbed to death in the Amfiali/Keratsini neighborhood of Piraeus (about 10 miles from downtown Athens). He was ambushed by neo-Nazis linked to the far-right Golden Dawn party. According to eye ...

bastard.logic: Creeping Fascism Like Woah

Business Insider: 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 ...

drive-by planet: November 14 ‘day of action’ against austerity: protests in Greece

Over the past months there have been protests in Spain, Portugal and Greece against government-imposed austerity measures. This week an austerity bill was passed by the governing coalition in Greece despite strong political opposition and protests. The measures include proposed cuts to pensions and benefits. Leader of the radical-left Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, blasted the government ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Chilling Face of Greek Fascism

Greek police officers are warning that the brutal, fascist Golden Dawn movement has infiltrated their ranks.  The Guardian has prepared this disturbing look into Greece’s spreading fascism.                                                                                              

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Golden Dawn Petitition

Our friends with Toronto SHARP are commenting on the Golden Dawn problem now as well so we invite our readers to take a look at their most recent post concerning the matter. In the meantime, we received a note requesting our support: Dear Sirs, We ask for your support in our efforts against Golden Dawn ...

Canadian Progressive World: London Olympics 2012: What the racist Swiss soccer player said

By now, most of you are aware that a second athlete from Europe has been ejected from the London Olympics for racism. Swill soccer player Michel Morganella got the boot yesterday for posting a racist message on Twitter insulting South Koreans after his team lost 2-1 to South Korea. But most of the mainstream media isn’t telling ...