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    A Matter Of How You See It Kala's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteyorite View Post
    Oh, meanwhile in Greece:



    They "only" got around 10%, so not quite the Golden Dawn they're hoping for. Yet.
    So "Greece is only the beginning" and "the time for fear has come."

    Hatred of 'world usurers' √
    Deep anti-immigrant sentiment √
    Branding journalists as 'liars' √

    Sound familiar?

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    Vive la France !




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    Golden Dawn: leader of far-right party lashes out at Greece's 'traitors'
    Party which campaigned hard against illegal immigration set to win 7% of parliamentary vote
    The leader of an extreme-right, anti-immigrant party on course for shock success in Greece's general elections has lashed out at those he described as "traitors" responsible for the country's financial crisis and said his party was ushering in a "revolution".

    The far-right Golden Dawn party is set to win 7% of the parliamentary vote, according to early projections, as Greeks punished the traditionally dominant parties who backed harsh austerity measures tied to debt-relief agreements.

    Parties must exceed a 3% threshold of the vote to be represented in Greece's parliament. In the last general election in 2009, Golden Dawn received only 0.29%. It has seen its support jump as a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment has spread in financially devastated Greece.

    Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos said his party had delivered a blow against the country's corrupt leadership.

    "They slandered us, slung mud at us and shut us out of all the news media – the TV channels of the corrupt elite – and we beat them," the 55-year-old leader said as the votes came in.

    "The day of national revolution by the Greeks has begun against those who are selling us out and looting the sweat of the Greek people."

    Golden Dawn campaigned hard against illegal immigration, and its supporters have been blamed for a recent spike in inner-city street attacks against mostly Asian immigrants.

    The party's supporters, routinely seen intimidating immigrants in run-down parts of the capital, wear black shirts, and its emblems resemble Nazi insignia.

    But Michaloliakos has rejected the neo-Nazi label widely used for his party, stressing that it is staunchly nationalist.

    Referring to immigrants, Golden Dawn's campaign slogan in TV ads was: "Let's rid this country of the stench."

    Javad Aslan, a spokesman for Greece's Pakistani immigrant community, urged other political parties to work together to isolate Golden Dawn.

    "This is dangerous for everyone who is living in Greece," Aslan said. "This [result is] unbelievable for me. It is very serious, very dangerous.

    "I can never believe a political party that comes with knives and bars against us, that hurts people and puts them in hospital."

    Golden Dawn says Greece should reject its bailout commitments and write off its debt.

    "No one should fear me if they are a good Greek citizen. If they are traitors – I don't know," Michaloliakos said.

    Flanked by two muscly aides, he later told a news conference: "Those who betray this country – it's time for them to be afraid. We are coming."

    He did not elaborate, but added: "We will fight to free Greece from the global loan sharks, for a Greece of dignity and independence, and for a Greece that is not a social jungle with all these millions of illegal immigrants that were brought here."
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kala View Post
    So "Greece is only the beginning" and "the time for fear has come."

    Hatred of 'world usurers' √
    Deep anti-immigrant sentiment √
    Branding journalists as 'liars' √

    Sound familiar?
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Golden Dawn in clash with Greek police at anti-immigrant protest
    Supporters of an extreme right party which entered Greece's parliament for the first time in the 6 May elections have clashed with police during an anti-immigrant protest in the western port of Patras.

    The clashes followed a peaceful demonstration by hundreds of residents outside an old factory inhabited by migrants seeking to stow away on ferries bound for Italy, according to Greek authorities.

    Riot police guarding the immigrants responded with teargas after they came under fire from stones thrown by supporters of the anti-immigrant group Golden Dawn, which held a separate march.

    Several suspected rioters were detained by police, according to the Associated Press news agency.

    The protests followed the fatal stabbing of a local man, allegedly by illegal Afghan migrants.

    Golden Dawn won 7% of the votes in the elections on a tide of anti-immigration sentiment after it campaigned using the slogan "let's rid this country of the stench".

    Its leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, was among the party chiefs who held meetings with the Greek president, Karolos Papoulias, as attempts were made to form a coalition in order to avert new elections.

    Recent polls have shown falling support for Golden Dawn ahead of the new round of elections on 17 June, so it remains uncertain if the party will retain its seats.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kala View Post
    So "Greece is only the beginning" and "the time for fear has come."
    They're not even hot nazis

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    Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders, pays no tax



    Christine Lagarde, the IMF boss who caused international outrage after she suggested in an interview with the Guardian on Friday that beleaguered Greeks might do well to pay their taxes, pays no taxes, it has emerged.

    As an official of an international institution, her salary of $467,940 (£298,675) a year plus $83,760 additional allowance a year is not subject to any taxes.

    The former French finance minister took over as managing director of the IMF last year when she succeeded her disgraced compatriot Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was forced to resign after he faced charges – later dropped – of sexually attacking a New York hotel maid.

    Lagarde, 56, receives a pay and benefits package worth more than American president Barack Obama earns from the United States government, and he pays taxes on it.

    The same applies to nearly all United Nations employees – article 34 of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations of 1961, which has been signed by 187 states, declares: "A diplomatic agent shall be exempt from all dues and taxes, personal or real, national, regional or municipal."

    According to Lagarde's contract she is also entitled to a pay rise on 1 July every year during her five-year contract.
    Did she cause 'international outrage' by stating something fairly obvious? Either way, it's atrocious that she pays less tax than, say a New York hotel maid.

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    Ugh, ffs, they don't even pay taxes? I think it's time to take a look at diplomatic status, which basically seems to place diplomats above the law in many regards.

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    Greece is like an everyday-headache.
    Well, this is how discussions in Greece get too hot now.
    Leader of the ultra-rightwinged party smacks a female member of the communist party. All live, all on tele.


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    Fascist scum show their true colors.

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    Oh, shut the fuck up already Nadine Morano.
    I find it shocking when people try to make out I’m a racist, even though I have friends who are Arab – of which my best friend is Tchadian, so blacker than an Arab.
    God I hate that b*tch. She just can't stop talking shit in every single interview. And now that she lost her MP seat, she's going to moan more. Why don't you join the French National Front and stop pretending!

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    Hello Greece, once again! The probably best country in the world now , blaming everybody else except themselves for the shit they are in.
    Here we go. This time in the Greek newspaper Demokratia we got this one. Funny, isn't it?



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    Well, at least it's not an SS uniform this time. They've done that before. I guess that is the Greek equivalent of The Sun or something? Clearly, it's the Summer of Swastikas in Greece. You know, between the Golden Dawn and the rest. Clearly, they can't get enough of them.

    ETA: Ohhh, I just caught the reference in the text. NAUGHTY.

    I watched the Germany-Greece match the other night and almost felt sorry for the Greeks. Apparently, they can't have anything nice. Watching Merkel and her mates jump around at the goals was really funny though.

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    Well, their press also titeled the day before the match started, that it isn't just a football match. It was also a match against Merkel

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    Greece, one more time. Their ultra right-winged party giving people food for free. Well, not to all people. Only to the ones who look like Greeks. They are so precious.





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    More news from Greece, this time about anti-fascist protesters being arrested and abused by the police: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...torture-police


    It's all starting to read like the Isherwood Berlin novels, which chronicled the rise of the Nazis so effectively. A mix of hate and fear and poverty driving people to extremes. It's not sounding so different in Greece, going by the reports I keep seeing.

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