Greece Cuts State Funds for Neo-Nazi Party
The Greek parliament has voted in favor of suspending state funding for the extremist Golden Dawn party.
The new law was passed by 235 votes to zero.
It allows an indefinite funding freeze for parties whose leadership is charged with involvement in a criminal group or terrorism.
The party’s leader Nikos Michaloliakos and two other senior members were arrested in September on charges of being part of a criminal group, Euronews reminds. The trial is pending.
It followed the killing of popular rapper Pavlos Fissos allegedly by a member of the group which has been branded a “neo-Nazi criminal gang.” Fissos’ death did lead to a dip in popularity for Golden Dawn.
The move is the latest effort from the Greek parliament to crack down on the extremist party, which gained momentum on a wave of anti-austerity and anti-immigrant sentiment.
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I believe in Socialism (not to be confused with communism) and also nationalism (not to be confused with xenophobia) when I tell folk this they conclude I am a Nazi, which doesn't phase me.
The rise of facism in Europe will never gain ascendancy, there are too many young folk whom have been educated and their learning reinforced with Anti-Right Wing dogma, however what is good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
If communist parties receive funding then so called neo-nazi parties should also get it. Each offsets the other and if the commies can afford to brainwash youngsters without the status quo being maintained then Europe is heading for decades of ideological dominence from a movement that is as guilty if not more guilty of human rights abuses.