Murder in Athens
Around midnight in the popular working class district of Amfiali in the region of Piraeus, a young man, age 34, was brutally knifed to death by a gang of neo - Nazis, members of Golden Dawn. Pavlos Fissas, deceased, was an active member of the local community in the anti-fascist movement of his neighborhood. The present Greek government is obliged to pursue in every possible way the fulfilment of the law so that the present increasing danger of neo - Nazism is marginalized. The “Greek Troika” government is also trying to pursue a propaganda of total distortion in order to somehow portray SYRIZA as the one “extreme” in the political geography of the country and on the other extreme, "Golden Dawn”.
SYRIZA has declared in every possible way that the democratic rights and laws of Greece are constantly being attacked by the brutal effects of the neoliberal policies of the Samaras government with the total support and “know-how” of the Troika.
The “theory of the two political extremes” is part of the government agenda, so as to achieve a dangerous and criminal counterweight to the increasing peaceful role of the trade union movement, the solidarity and social movements, etc.
We call on all progressive, parties, democrats, and personalities, to condemn the brutal and mafia practices of the Golden Dawn in Greece. A real threat to democracy not only in Greece but in Europe as a whole cannot be tolerated. The political and social “vacuum, being created by neoliberal policies, the incredible number of unemployment specially among youth, the racist and xenophobic policies of the mainstream media and conservative political parties and organization are harvesting neo - Nazism. Syriza, the left as a whole are in the forefront of protecting democracy at its fullest.
We will continue on the road of peace, solidarity and social justice for the Greek people and the European peoples with our social and political partners in the social and the political left and the progressive and democratic movements.
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