Addendum: Golden Dawn and the Fraud of Eco-Fascism

8 Jun
golden dawn white power baby Οικολογία και Δράση 01

Yes, that is a baby wearing a shirt with the white power logo on it on the front of Golden Dawn’s publication “Ecology and Action”.
Contents of this issue include:
• The birth of Ecology and the Nationalist Idea
• Genetic engineering when man plays God
• Protest the Caucasus
• “Biodegradable” plastic bags
• Why are we environmentalists?
• Flex the Great Golden Eagle
• Abortion, a crime against the Tribe
• The fur trade
• Penaeus dies
• Tribalism in the time of globalization

from Earth First! Newswire

Since posting the article “Could Golden Dawn Bring a New Wave of Eco-Fascism from Greece to the US?” last week, we received responses with some interesting article links that further elaborate on Golden Dawn’s disgusting and fraudulent use of ecology to promote white supremacy and general ass-kissing of the industrial right-wing elite.

Earlier this year, Golden Dawn members fumbled with their unclear position on the popular anti-gold mining movement in northern Greece (of course, using their typical hyper-nationalism mixed with some pseudo-populism), exposing their primary political intent of forging deeper relationships with big mining interests. This explains some of the details, though it’s in Greek).

Another article link from last year, in English, exposes the “Green Wing” of Golden Dawn in supporting the extermination of mental patients and the physically handicapped, perpetuating Hitler’s policies of genocide.

And finally, this link directs you to the site of publication “Ecology and Action,” Golden Dawn’s eco front group. Along the right side of this page, there is also links to several other European organizations using ecology (or a facade of it) to promote white supremacy and fascism. Most of the links lead to pathetic and/or outdated websites and Myspace pages. But still, it is helpful to know their rhetoric and to be able to identify it, in the case that it appears in your local scene, or website. (We suggest using a free translation service to get the general idea of what is being said.) And once again, you can witness several maddening efforts to co-opt Earth First!-esque images.

[CORRECTION: A previous version of this post alleged the Golden Dawn had previously supported an anti-mine position. This was unfounded. Upon further research, it appears their position has always been that the mining activity should not cease, but continue on terms that would supposedly serve the “public interest.“]

2 Responses to “Addendum: Golden Dawn and the Fraud of Eco-Fascism”

  1. Earth First! Journal Sonoran Office June 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    yikes, creepy eco-fascist baby…poor little guy doesn’t stand a chance

  2. EF! J Collective Everglades Office June 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Addendum to the Addendum: Politics is a messy cesspool. Unsurprisingly, Golden Dawn has attempted to refute claims made in the articles above, and the details are easily confused as the “truth” shifts quickly when fascists are successfully accumulating political power. That said, the “Green Wing” website of Golden Dawn shows that it hasn’t been updated in almost a year, making it seem likely that they are giving up front groups like this in Greece, as they are forging relationship with powerful and resource-rich corporate interests (like Gold mining companies).

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