STATEMENT OF THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
SHAME! THE PRESIDENT
OF THE REPUBLIC KAROLOS PAPOULIAS REHABILITATES THE NAZIS MORALLY AND POLITICALLY!
(May 16, 2012)
The political regime “whitewashes” “Golden Dawn” (“Chrysi Avgi”).
The inconceivable for a European country after World War 2 is now a fact: On 5/13/2012 the President of the Republic, K. Papoulias, received the head of the nazis N. Michaloliakos at the presidential mansion, listened to him carefully while he was presenting the “electoral” programme of “Chrysi Avgi”, he...
NO TO THE ENTRY OF THE “CHRYSI AVGI” (GOLDEN DAWN) GANG INTO PARLIAMENT!
OUTLAW THE HITLERIANS NOW
Democrats in Greece and the whole Europe,
It is an unprecedented scandal for whole Europe and the world, inconceivable after the world war II, that a nazi party, namely “Chrysi Avgi” (Golden Dawn), enters the Greek parliament in the 2012 elections. It isn’t because the anti-Hitler and anti-nazi hatred of our people has faded away that we are today facing this hideous possibility. We are facing it because the political regime...
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The Antinazi Initiative condemns the agreement of the two big parties to offer the fascist LAOS party 4 ministries and sub-ministries of the new government as a fascist deviation. The ANI also condemns the general acceptance LAOS has won so far, being presented as a normal parliamentary party by the other parliamentary parties, including the so called leftish ones, as part of this deviation.
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We have received and
we post here the appeal of the human rights activist Jens Galschiot in co-operation
with the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong against the ban of Chinese State of
any reference to Tien An Men massacre. We stand in solidarity with the Chinese
democrats who fight against the brutal fascist regime of their country and we
honour the 22nd anniversary of the heroic democratic uprising of Tien An Men
square. We call upon democrats to cancel the attempt of the Chinese regime to
impose a wall of silence over the Tien An Men uprising.
30 May 2011 – can be downloaded from: www.aidoh.dk/GB-History2011
Appeal to the press, artists, working places, libraries, universities, and other institutions of education
Give the Chinese students their history back!
THE THREE MEMBERS OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE WERE ACQUITTED. THIS WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THE FASCISTS.
STILL THEY WERE MUZZLED DURING THE TRIAL
The trial of the three Antinazi Initiative members was held on December 6, 2010 at the Second Three-member Athens Appeals Court for Misdemeanors. They were accused for “dissemination of false news”. The indictment characterized as “false news” the denouncements of ANI concerning the anti-Semitic and pro-nazi positions of specific judges during the trial process against K. Plevris, where they ...
THEY ACQUIT NAZISM, THEY PUT DEMOCRATS ON TRIAL!
On December 6 at the Athens Court of Appeal,
following two postponements, the trial of three members of the Antinazi Initiative
(ANI) is being held. They were witnesses for the prosecution at the past trial
against K. Plevris for his book “Jews, the whole truth”. This book calls for
completion of the genocide of the Jews and for discrimination and violence against
immigrants and Greek democrats.
The public prosecutor’s office of Athens has now brought charges against them for “dissemination of false news”. The indictment characterizes as “false news” the denouncements of ANI for the anti-Semitic and pro-nazi positions that specific judges and prosecutors expressed during the three-year trial proceedings. The overt nazi K. Plevris was appointed by the prosecution to be its sole witness in order to defend the …credibility of justice!
The denouncements of ANI were confirmed shortly afterwards when the Appeal Court of Athens finally acquitted the nazi in 2009 over the whole of his nazi genocidal propaganda with the monstrous reasoning that “the defendant does not turn against the Jews, solely on the grounds of their racial and national origin but mainly on the grounds of their objectives for world domination, the methods that they use for the realisation of these and their conspiratorial action” (!!!)
In the process, this reasoning was validated by the Supreme Court with a judgement that will stay forever in the judicial records worldwide as the first official post-war justification of genocidal anti-Semitism that is the hard core of nazism. And this, in the continent that mostly lived the nightmare.
During this trial that lasted three years, the Antinazi Initiative has not ceased to denounce the attitude of all without exception the parliamentary parties that refuse to condemn the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in the judicial system, and more generally. This attitude of the parties explains the muffling of any news for the trial from television channels, that is from the public opinion, thus allowing the acquittal of the nazi and of nazism from the Supreme Court. These same parties protect for years AND the Nazis of the “Golden Dawn” keeping them in legal status even holding meetings with them in order to allocate the television time of pre-election campaign at each electoral contest. It is these parties that, for the first time after the Second World War, allowed to the overt nazis not only to place themselves in the heart of the capital of a European country, as is the centre of Athens, and to impose their brutal law there, but also to enter the mainstream political scene gathering the 5% of the votes at recent local elections.
Let there be no doubt: Behind the democratic front view of our country the same people who have undermined its productive capacity and who have discredit it morally, prepare now quietly the fascist chains for their collective enemy which is no other than the democratic people of the country.
It is now more than ever necessary that all democrats join the fight to hinder the process of the facsistization of the country and if the political life in general. The Antinazi Initiative call all the democratic citizens, whichever views they might have at other political and ideological issues, to demand the acquittal of Anna Stai, Irene Koutelou and Lampis Katsiapis.
LET US ALL BE AT THE ATHENS COURT OF APPEAL IN DECEMBER 6
Appeal Court of Misdemeanors, 09.00 am
-Loukareos & Aleksandras Str, Second Floor)
through a looking glass (Oct 14, 2010) By Naomi Firsht
Article published at the website of European Jewish Congress
Nazism acquitted, democrats put on trial!
The trial is on the 22nd of September 2010 at 9.00 am, at the Second Three Member Appeals Court of Athens (Loukareos & Alexandras, 2nd floor).
LET'S ALL BE THERE!
The Antinazi Initiative calls on democrats to stand by its side and demand the acquittal of its three members in order that we hinder the gradual fascistization of the country.
on the campaign of Antinazi Initiative
(August 24, 2010)
campaign of Antinazi Initiative has received very warm response so
far with messages from many democrats in Greece and abroad who have
sent letters to the Prime Minister and to the President of the European
Parliament. We have received messages of support from organizations
in Greece (Antinationalist Movement) and abroad (Never Again, Regional
Centre for Minorities). The call for participation to the campaign
has spread widely through posts and calls for support at websites,
blogs, and through the pan-European network "i-care". We
publish at the side some links to websites and blogs that have posted
the call for participation to the campaign.
Antinazi Initiative has sent hundreds of messages and has addressed among others to all the political groups of the European Parliament, to European institutional bodies and almost all Jewish communities in Europe.
We thank all those who have so far responded to our call, for their support as well as for their ideas and suggestions that they sent us in order to make the campaign as effective as possible.
urge all democrats in Greece and Europe to denounce the legalization
of nazism in our country and to stand by the side of the prosecuted
members of ANI.
Send the text of the denouncement and declaration of support and spread the word to as many people as you can!
CAMPAIGN OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
(Athens July 13, 2010)
Antinazi Initiative sends the following letter to the European institutional bodies, to antifascist organizations, to Greek and European democrats, and condemns the recent decision of the Greek Supreme Court that acquitted Nazism and asks for support to its 3 prosecuted members who go on trial on September 22, 2010
THE APPEALS COURT OF ATHENS ACQUITTED THE DISSEMINATOR OF THE EXTERMINATION OF THE JEWS, THE NAZI KOSTAS PLEVRIS!
March 27, 2009 after a procedure of postponements and continuous
cessations that lasted approximately one year, the First Five
Member Appeals Court of Athens acquitted the nazi K. Plevris!
extracts of the book “Jews the whole Truth” included in the
indictment - such as :
it was judged that they do not consist invitation to violence and hate provocation against the Greek Jews.
Also for phrases such as:
“We despise the Jews for their morality, for their religion,
for their deeds, which all prove that they are sub-humans”.
it was judged that they do not insult the Greek Jews!
In other words, it was judged that no penalty should be imposed on the glorifier of the Third Reich, Hitler, Gobbles, Himmler, of the “superior national socialists”, of the “heroic” SS who claims that «it will not be long until the dawn of the day that the flags of nazism will rise again», and who has written 1,400 pages trying to convince his readers that the “sub-humans Jews” must be exterminated and ousted from all European Countries.
That is, the court acquitted a nazi who produced only writings
that consist nothing less than the definition of provocation
to racist violence and hate.
Antinazi Initiative will not stop here: This judgment that consists negative landmark in the democratic course of our country, shame for Greece and for the Greek justice will become known to the Greek people, to Europe and to all democratic countries.
We call the democrats to react to the process of fascistization of our country before it is too late.
* The judgment has as follows: Regarding Article 2 of Law 927/79
punishing dissemination of insulting ideas against a group of
people, the nazi was acquitted unanimously (5-0)
THE TRIAL AND CONVICTION OF NAZI K. PLEVRIS IS BEING MUFFLED – THE IMPLICATION OF THE POLITICAL PARTY LA.O.S IS COVERED UP
In the late 2007, after a couple of interruptions and postponements of a trial with international interest, the overt racist and nazi K. Plevris was given a suspended 14 months sentence for his book “Jews, the whole truth”.
This book is a patchwork of nazi propaganda stereotypes, phenomenal in post-war Europe. In his book the nazi writer calls for the extermination of the Jews and passionately praises Hitler, the SS, and the Third Reich, by saying that “its banners will wave again”. At that, he critisizes the nazis for not having fulfilled the task of extermination of the Jews, “although they were in a position to do so”!!! His conviction is founded on the 927/79 law which punishes whomever incites violence against citizens for their race, nation, or religion.
This self-evident condemnation may have given the impression that we live in a rudimentarily democratic country. However, here happen the following alarming incidents:
court decided to expel counsels of the plaintiffs from the trial,
and allowed the nazi and his many defense counsels to attack the
witnesses for the prosecution. Whenever the prosecutor and the
judges took a stand on the essence of the issue, they spoke mostly
in favor of the nazi. Especially one of them, the Public Prosecutor
Lazarakos, supported and praised K. Plevris, called his nazi monstrosity
“scientific writing”, and attacked the witnesses for the prosecution.
It is obvious that the concealment of the trial and of the conviction of the nazi K. Plevris from the people, as well as the bad atmosphere of the trial is the result of a co-ordinated effort by strong forces within the political system to support the nazi K. Plevris and even more to cover up the LAOS party ties with him. If the nazi’s trial was given the proper publicity, then it is uncertain whether LAOS would have entered the parliament. Besides, the concealment of the conviction boosts the spreading of anti-Semitism, which is the heart of nazism. One may hold his/her own explanation for the reasons the other parliamentary parties cover-up the LAOS party as a pro-nazi party. It is certain, though, that with their silence they assist it to its campaign to appear as the party supposedly representing the poor population while, at the same time, this party slowly but steadily incites among the people suffering from poverty a bloody split, that is the hatred towards immigrants with slogans like: “They deprive us of our jobs and our dignity”. In a country being plunged more and more in economic crisis, such slogans boost the fascists unless they are exposed and deterred soon.
We call upon the democrats to demand the conviction of the nazi at the trail in front of the Court of Appeals, and, even more, to demand that the trial gets a lot of publicity. Unless this happens, even the conviction will be enforced only in papers so that the country is not exposed in front of the international public opinion.
DEMAND THAT THE NAZI BE CONVICTED AGAIN BY THE COURT OF APPEAL
(Wednesday, 17/9, 1st five-member court, Loukareos & Alexandras Av., 6th fl., 9 a.m.)
Gathering - Discussion at the offices of the Antinazi Initiative
Tuesday, 16/9, 7:30 p.m.
35, 5th fl., tel-fax: 2105232553, www.antinazi.gr, email@example.com
ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL BY THE ANTI-NAZI INITIATIVE
THAT ATHENS 2007 WILL NOT BE MADE INTO ANOTHER BERLIN OF 1933
Initiative calls upon all democratic people to raise the alarm, come
to court and support the democratically-minded witnesses and counsel
for the plaintiffs in the trial against the Nazi K Plevris and the newspaper
“Eleftheros Kosmos”, which began on 11th September and was adjourned
to be reconvened on 3rd December (for more information on the indictment
against K. Plevris for his anti-Semitic book “Jews, the whole truth”
refer to http://www.antinazi.gr/english/frameup.htm).
Nazi writer Plevris must be condemned
Kostas Plevris has been prosecuted according to the Greek anti-discrimination
law, and will be on trial on September 5, 2007, before the penal court
of Athens, for publishing a book entitled “Jews, the whole truth”. Along
with him, the editor and two columnists of the fascist newspaper “Eleftheros
Kosmos” (Free World) also go on trial.
This prosecution is of great importance because the pro-Hitler and anti-Semitic literature thrives in Greece. It’s only in Greece, among all other European countries, that dozens of pro-Hitler magazines and books pro-Hitler or specifically anti-Semitic – like the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” that has been a best seller – are being sold in nearly every kiosk and in bookstores even big ones. However, the state and judicial authorities do nothing to deal with this oversupply of hate and nazi propaganda, though the law obliges them to. This prosecution against the most overt nazi was the result of a charge brought by the Greek Jews (Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece), and of a supporting memorandum submitted by the Antinazi Initiative.
The peculiarity of Greece in comparison with the other European countries – with the exception of the more and more anti-Semitic Russia – is that anti-Semitism here is not a marginal ideology of a minority, but a mainstream ideological current. Dominant political forces within the Greek parties have been hiding their anti-Semitism before the EU, but they have been cultivating it at the base of society for many years now, by using the cliche: the Jews and their illegal fascist state, Israel, dominate the US foreign policy and through that policy they attempt to subjugate the nations.
Quite characteristic of that attitude is the fact that all parliamentary parties in Greece are in favour of the legal status of the overtly nazi party “Golden Dawn” (“Chrysi Avgi”). In fact the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Press invite “Golden Dawn” at the inter-party meetings held at pre-election periods to allocate TV time for the parties participating to the elections! Also, no-one should forget that Greece is the only country of the EU that wholeheartedly stood by the Serbian fascists during the war in Bosnia, and shielded the Greek nazis that took part in the genocidal massacre of Srebrenica leaving them unpunished for their crimes.
This explains Plevris’ impudence to bring a charge against his accusers claiming that they slander him!
The Antinazi Initiative calls upon all European democrats:
P.S For your information we cite hereafter some extracts from the book of K. Plevris which the Antinazi Initiative has submitted to the Public Prosecutor and which are included in the accusation act.
Pg. 600: ... to begin with I declare that I am a nazi, a fascist, a racist, an anti-democrat, an anti-Semite” (first edition. In the second the words “a nazi, a fascist” have been omitted)
Pg. 742: “That’s what the Jews deserve. For it’s the only way they understand: firing squad within 24 hours...”
Pg. 269: “Any Greek, any man who is aware of the subversive
activity of Jewish Zionism should mobilise himself as an individual,
against the Jews. At start, it is required that he/she does the following:
The Antinazi Initiative denounces the scandalous impunity of the nazis of “Golden Dawn” that continue their murderous activity undisturbed. Recently they attacked to two young people at Monastiraki injuring seriously one of them. This attack happened almost simultaneously with the third in a row postponement of the trial of members of “Golden Dawn” accused for a similar bloody attack that happened in November 2002. The whole political regime that still recognizes legal status to the nazis is responsible for their impunity.
PRONAZI IRVING IS UNWANTED IN GREECE
the beginning of October, the website of the pronazi historian David Irving
hosts an “invitation” to the presentation of the Greek edition of his
new book “The War between Generals” (David Irving’s famous D-DAY history,
as he calls it) at the hall of the Association of Journalists of Athens
Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The event at which Irving is also going to give
speech on the position of Greece during Second World War is organized
by the publishing house “IOLKOS” on October 25, just three days before
October 28, day of national celebration for the Greek antifascist struggle
in 1940-1941. The news was also presented at the nazi portal “Meandros”.
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
Antinazi Initiative welcomes the decision of the Association of Journalists
of Athens Daily Newspapers not to give its conference hall to the pro-nazi
British author David Irving. Irving, the idol of nazis worldwide, has
been condemned in Britain for “denial of the Holocaust”, as a “racist”
and “anti-Semitist”, while the entrance to many countries has been forbidden
OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE FOR THE CANCELLATION OF THE NAZI FEST IN GREECE
The notorious euro-fest organized in Greece by the nazis of “Golden Dawn”
never happened! The Greek government banned the euro-fest. This ban consists
a great antifascist victory for Greece and for Europe. This is also the
first time that the Greek nazis faced ban after almost 20 years of unbelievable
immunity and non-punishment by the Greek political regime.
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ban of the nazi fest was a political blow of tremendous significance for
the nazi and their protectors. The ban was mainly a result of the international
outcry and pressure that forced the government to shift from its initial
position. However, this government, in order to lessen the nazis defeat,
allowed them to hold a gathering, as every government has allowed them
so far, and the whole official political world has virtually accepted.
RELEASE OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
The neo-nazi Antonis Androutsopoulos, leading member of “Golden Dawn”, better known as “Periandros”, turned himself in on September 13, 2005. Androutsopoulos is wanted since June 1998, for leading a team of ten thugs that brutally attacked a student, Dimitris Kousouris who was badly injured, and other two people. At the time, the police was accused for unwillingness to arrest the perpetrators although the incident happened near the courtbuildings of Athens that are guarded by police forces.
In April 2004, Androutsopoulos was convicted in absentia to 4 years of imprisonment for "organising a criminal gang, illegal possession and use of weapons". Also he was charged with premeditated attempted murder. His trial for this is still pending.
It is also highly questionable according to journalistic research that Androutsopoulos ever left Greece in order to flee to Venezuela (as he claims now), taking into consideration testimonies of persons that have seen him in Peloponnisos and Athens.
The fact that Androutsopoulos remained free for seven years is related to the general status of immunity that is scandalously granted to the nazis of “Golden Dawn” by the whole political regime for decades now.
Irrespective of any expediency that lies behind Androutsopoulos turning in-arrest, this is an important democratic victory that, as we believe, is related to the weakening of the political position of nazis following the international outcry against their festival and the domestic reactions.
Antinazi Initiative calls the democrats to constant alert until:
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international and domestic protests, the government was forced to declare
that the pan-european nazi meeting in Greece is banned. Nevertheless,
the democrats should be alert until the actual implementation of this
declaration, as still the great scandal for all Europe remains, namely
the legal function in our country of "Golden Dawn", an overt
PRESS RELEASE OF THE ANTINAZI INITIATIVE
Initiative calls upon the democrats to stoutly oppose the devious argument
that the nazi meeting in Greece should be allowed so as not to violate
the freedom to assemble and the freedom of expression.
Athens, September 2, 2005
INITIATIVE’S ACTION ALERT AGAINST
THE NAZI MARCH HAS BEING BANNED IN WUSIENTEL OF GERMANY
are informed that the nazi march, which was about to take place on August
20 in Wusientel –Germany– towards the grave of the criminal Rudolf Hess,
was finally banned by the German authorities.
OF ANTINAZI INITIATIVE AGAINST NAZI INTERNATIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN
GREECE IN SEPTEMBER (JULY 2005)