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 Most of the links lead to pathetic and/or outdated websites and Myspace pages.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.“]