“They believe blacks and gays are inferior – that is why they attacked us” (days 129-130)

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. Seck Khadim, former president of the Senegalese community association and a grocery shop keeper in American Square in Athens continued his evidence today. He currently works as…

Golden Dawn on trial: “Here is the blood-stained shirt” (day 115)

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. Giorgos Sklavolias‘s testimony had already gripped the court this afternoon, the 115th day of the trial of Golden Dawn as a criminal organisation. But when the shipyard…

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…