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Fighting the Fascist Phenomena in Greece

The increasing threat of Greece’s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is punctuated by their violent acts against political opponents, immigrants and others. The Greek government and Police have shown their sympathy with Golden Dawn by persecuting journalists who speak out against them and people who show public opposition to their fascism. This video aims to communicate the underlying tension of these forces by using images to contrast the way Greece appears on the surface with voiceover by an anonymous anti-fascist motorcycle patroller who, as reported by the Guardian UK, was one of 15 people arrested and tortured by police for participating in a motorcycle demonstration against Golden Dawn.

Produced, Filmed and Edited by Chris Spannos
Music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, song: “Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable”
Length: 17:09

More resources about the Athens’ Anti-Fascist Motorcycle patrol:

The Guardian: “Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ after Golden Dawn clash
The Guardian: “Golden Dawn party infiltrates Greece’s police, claims senior officer” (video)
The Guardian: “Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right
Golden Dawn and the Antifascist Movement in Greece (video)
3rd Anti-Fascist Motorcycle Patrol: Video of Patrol
4th Anti-Fascist Motorcycle Patrol: Video of Patrol

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