Trade union witness, Sotiris Poulikogiannis, reveals Golden Dawn’s real nature (days 97-98)

Kevin Ovenden reports from the trial of Golden Dawn, the most far-reaching trial of fascist criminal activity in Europe since the Nuremberg process following the Second World War. Day 97: Trade union witness strikes at centre of the case. A leading figure in the metal workers union of Piraeus Sotiris Poulikogiannis took the stand in…

Greece’s Trade Unionists Stand Against Fascists

KEVIN OVENDEN writes on the formation and continuing trial of the Golden Dawn fascists (This piece first appeared in the Morning Star, 31/10/2016). AN IMAGE of Adolf Hitler, his right hand upturned giving the fuehrer’s salute. “Millions stand behind me!” — his boastful slogan. To complete the photomontage, towering behind him the outsized cutout of…

Golden Dawn on trial: witness finally stands by original statement (days 87-88)

Kevin Ovenden reports from the trial of Golden Dawn, the most far-reaching trial of fascist criminal activity in Europe since the Nuremberg process following the Second World War. Day 87-88 (23/9/2016+27/9/2016): witness finally stands by original statement A neighbour of the Egyptian fishermen who suffered a near fatal attack by a Golden Dawn battalion squad completed…

Golden Dawn on trial: The egyptian fisherman Abouzid Embarak testifies (days 83-84)

Kevin Ovenden reports from the trial of Golden Dawn, the most far-reaching trial of fascist criminal activity in Europe since the Nuremberg process following the Second World War. Day 83 (9/12/2016): Egyptian victim of Golden Dawn: ‘They left when they thought I was dead’ Abuzid Embarak, victim of a near fatal attack by members of…