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Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Expands Presence in U.S.

Amer­i­can mem­bers of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party of Greece have cre­ated two new chap­ters in the United States since estab­lish­ing a New York chap­ter about a year ago. One new chap­ter is in Los Ange­les and the other calls itself the Regional League of the West­ern States USA.

Members of the Golden Dawn-New York chapter

Mem­bers of the Golden Dawn-New York chapter

The chap­ters are part of Golden Dawn North Amer­ica, which “sup­ports the ideas and goals of the Golden Dawn Party in Greece.”  In Sep­tem­ber, the Greek gov­ern­ment arrested a num­ber of lead­ers of the anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party in Greece.  The arrests came after an indi­vid­ual believed to be a mem­ber of the group allegedly killed an anti-racist rapper.

Golden Dawn’s New York Divi­sion appears to be the most active chap­ter and the only one in the U.S. that posts mate­r­ial on its blog in Eng­lish.  A sec­tion of the blog asks sym­pa­thiz­ers to donate food and gift cards to help “Greek babies.”

The chap­ter has also posted arti­cles attack­ing Jews, includ­ing one on Octo­ber 10 about the rela­tion­ship between Greece and Israel. The arti­cle claims that “Jews were so com­fort­able in recent decades with the cor­rupt polit­i­cal sys­tem and it served their inter­ests per­fectly.  Now they have begun to trem­ble in fear because of the rapid rise of Golden Dawn.”   The arti­cle ref­er­ences ear­lier pieces that accuse “Amer­i­can Zion­ists” of exploit­ing Greece and its energy sources.

Some Amer­i­can neo-Nazis and other white suprema­cists have expressed sup­port for Golden Dawn. Rocky Suhayda of the tiny Amer­i­can Nazi Party claims to be in touch with Golden Dawn rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The web­site of the National Social­ist Move­ment, another neo-Nazi group, directs peo­ple to the blog of the New York Divi­sion of Golden Dawn.

Craig Cobb, a white suprema­cist who is try­ing to set up a white enclave in Leith, North Dakota by buy­ing up plots of land, has report­edly said that he would offer one of those plots to Golden Dawn.

Many Greek-Americans are appalled by Golden Dawn.  The over­whelm­ing major­ity of the Greek-American com­mu­nity does not sup­port the party or its Amer­i­can off­shoots. The DC-based Amer­i­can Hel­lenic Edu­ca­tional Pro­gres­sive Asso­ci­a­tion (AHEPA), a lead­ing grass­roots Greek-American mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion, recently praised the Greek gov­ern­ment for its crack­down on Golden Dawn in Greece.

  • Fed­eral League

    The over­whelm­ing major­ity of Greek Amer­i­cans are appalled by Golden Dawn? You got any facts to back that up, Jews?

    I feel pretty com­fort­able in say­ing that many, many more peo­ple sup­port Golden Dawn than sup­port your Jew war against Syria.

    Go away. Forever.

    • Gnat K. Coal

      Ahh, the pathetic lit­tle racist troll posts from mommy’s base­ment.
      Impo­tently he rages from beneath the soggy exposed insu­la­tion on the hot water pipes above his ‘leet gam­ing rig where he spews racist dri­vel to his WoW “clan,” sad and lonely because no one will have any­thing to do with him in REAL LIFE.

      Pity the sad hate­ful inter­net troll, who knows not love, ever.

      Sor­row for the troll’s bro­ken excuse for a soul and the poi­son he spews in his empty vengeance, know­ing he lacks the courage to do any­thing con­struc­tive or cre­ative in the world.

      • Fed­eral League

        And yet — no war against Syria or Iran yet and one isn’t com­ing. Just lots and lots of chimp­ing from the tribe in all of their neo-cohen and bol­she­vik tele­vitz fish wraps.

        Be care­ful throw­ing around a word like impo­tent, Moshe.

        • Gnat K. Coal

          How’s the fore­skin taste at your greek restaurant?

  • lifeisamys­tery

    Thank you for stay­ing on top of these activ­i­ties. ADL is very important.

  • Exhaust­ed­Cen­trist

    Fed­eral League appar­ently suck­ered you in, Gnat. You had taken the high road in your first response, but I think your emo­tions got the bet­ter of you by mak­ing that foreskin/Greek restau­rant joke and now, like it or not, you have sunk if to the exact level of Fed­eral League, then at least in the same gen­eral category.

    I do agree, by the way, that the major­ity of Greeks are in fact appalled by Golden Dawn. The ADL has jumped the gun, how­ever, in call­ing them Neo-Nazi. The proper thing would have been to term them “far right,” because they do not claim to be Neo-Nazi. Even if the ADL, as many oth­ers do, strongly believe that Golden Dawn is Neo-Nazi, respon­si­ble jour­nal­ism should not be speculative.

    So, even if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but calls itself a chicken, a good jour­nal­ist will sim­ply call it a bird.

  • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

    I’m really wor­ried about all of the racist trolling on ADL web­site and blog. What hap­pened? Appar­ently, the racist scum feels like trolling because of the recent upris­ing of big­otry, racism and xeno­pho­bia around the world.