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Slapping Golden Dawn, Hospitals Say Blood for All

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Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris was among those who donated blood he said is reserved for Greeks only.  (EK)

Spurning demands by the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that blood collected for hospital donations be given only to Greeks and not immigrants, hospital supervisors in Athens and Thessaloniki said it will go to whoever needs it, including blood from party members.

Golden dawn set up stalls in downtown Athens to distribute food and collect blood – for Greeks only – in an event organized to coincide with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

Press reports claimed that the blood would be delivered to Gennimatas General State Hospital in Athens. In July, a demand by the party to create a Greeks-only blood bank was flatly rejected by the authorities.  The party’s website provided no details on where and how the blood would be used, but gave strong indications that it would go to Greeks only. But a a supervisor at Gennimatas Hopital in Athens told the Athens News that Golden Dawn cannot pick who gets the donations.

“The blood goes to whoever needs it,” Ekaterini Makri told the newspaper. “We can’t just save the blood. It goes off. There are no separate fridges for different associations.” Golden Dawn’s spokesman, Ilias Kasidiaris, who is also a Member of Parliament was among those who donated blood, in a health ministry mobile van.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors (OENGE) and the Thessaloniki Hospital Doctors Association (ENITH) condemned the blood drive as repulsive as it was based on racial discrimination and segregation. The bodies called on doctors to refuse to participate in the action.

Both federations demanded the cancellation of the blood bank initiative and invited state medical authorities and doctors not to participate. Parliament’s Ethics Committee condemned a string of violent acts committed by Golden Dawn deputies and supporters and called for the government to act swiftly in order to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future. The move came after Golden Dawn MPs and supporters attacked immigrant vendors in Rafina, northeast of Athens and Mesolongi, western Greece.

On the square, party activists distributed potatoes, onions, carrots, pasta, fresh milk, rice and fish only to Greeks, who were required to present IDs to prove their nationality. A brief statement on the party’s website claimed similar actions were taking place across the country.

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  • Salconstandinidis

    Golden Dawn is Anti-Hellenic I give you example the other day in a Northern suburb of Athens a Greek Taxi Driver went to cut his hair at a Pakastani Salon he was stabbed then they set the salon on fire and they say they care about the Greek people no they just want to control them and tell them what to do. He was stabbed because he went to a pakastani salon that he chose to go to.

  • Anonymous

    Nonsense. If anything far leftist groups like Syriza are anti-Hellenic. However Golden Dawn are racist and lawless vigilantes. I’m glad Samaras is looking into stiffening up penelties for hate crimes.

    Your being a commie thug are in no position to argue about oppression. Communism is only marginally less oppressive than fascism.

  • Terry

    These guys in the “Golden Mounia” may be the most unintelligent, backward, senseless, moronic, Neanderthals ever to grace the streets of Athens. Considering what one can see on an average day, that saying carries enormous weight. 

  • Jason

    Golden Dawn are the Ku Klux Klan of Greece. 

  • Anonymous

     As a Greek I agree they are extremists.

  • Anonymous

     Well I would agree GD are extremists but I find it curious you don’t also criticize far leftist neanderthal thugs.

  • Anonymous

     And Syriza are effectively the Communist party of the Soviet Union of Greece.

    Extremism breeds extremism.

  • Anonymous

    Below words sound like rhetoric of communist fanatics no? Why don’t you look up who said them….

     “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic  system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

  • Anonymous

     The problem with far right groups like Golden Dawn is they take nationalism to the point of racism. The problem with far left groups like Syriza is they take anti-nationalism to the point of being racist against Greeks. (i.e. anti-Hellenic)

    For instance, why aren’t cowardly anti-hellenic far leftists criticizing some of their alleged foreign “comrades” for shamefully staying silent around FYROM’s bizarre attempt to usurp our very identity and threatening our borders? And why are some foreign run NGOs and politicians (that pretentiously mocked Greeks when we warned this would happen 20 years ago) now dishonestly pretending not to notice the former Yugoslavians sudden identity change into “descendents of ancient Macedonians” and irredentist “United Macedonia” rhetoric? Or is supporting genocidal racist extremists ok when its only aimed at Greeks?

  • Salconstandinidis

    What about the Greek taxi driver that was stabbed.

  • Anonymous

    You didn’t answer my question.

    Why aren’t far leftists criticizing
    some of their alleged foreign “comrades” for shamefully staying silent
    around FYROM’s bizarre attempt to usurp our very identity and
    threatening our borders?

  • Salconstandinidis

    It has been proven Anicent Macedonia was Hellenic They spoke a Greek dialect had Greek names

  • Anonymous

     You still didn’t answer my question…

    Why aren’t far leftists criticizing some of their alleged foreign “comrades” for shamefully staying silent
    around FYROM’s bizarre attempt to usurp our very identity and  threatening our borders?

  • Salconstandinidis

    It’s a United States conspiracy

  • Anonymous

     You still didn’t answer my question…

    Why aren’t far leftists criticizing some of their alleged foreign “comrades” for shamefully staying silent around FYROM’s bizarre attempt to usurp our very identity and  threatening our borders?

  • Anonymous

     For example… why don’t leftist groups criticize  anti-Hellenic leftist nut job Panayotes Dimitras at NGO Helsinki Greece? (who frames his years of over-the-top anti-Hellenic rhetoric as “human rights”)

    IMO he seems to be much like IMRO communist collaborators during Greek civil war. He  now dishonestly stays blind to FYROM irredentism and attempts to usurp our identity. (presumably to cover up his shame for supporting them).

    http://cm.greekhelsinki.gr/index.php?sec=194&cid=3532

    Only when I see leftist party leaders (including Syriza and Pasok)  publicly denouncing manipulative leftist extreme anti-Hellenic fanatics like Panayotes Dimitras and any of his leftist foreign “comrades” that collaborate with him. (see anti-Hellenic bigots at  leftist Guardian and New York times that also dishonestly pretend not to notice FYROM’s behavior)…… will I consider the possibility that far leftist groups in Greece aren’t infested with  anti-Hellenic extremists.

     

  • Anonymous

    Both the thee New York Time and Guardian editorial boards leftists. For years their editors have selectively chosen only the most extreme of anti-Hellenic Greek leftists to interview on Macedonia issue.

    How I know they are racist against Greeks…. not once have I ever heard them mention the”minor” detail that not only did their own nations used to say there is no such thing as an “ethnic Macedonia” but they were the very ones that provided Greeks the weapons to expel communist irredentists promoting this exact “macedonia” gibberish. (not to mention are now attempting to shamefully whitewash FYROM’s sudden identity change into “ancient Macedonians” and irredentisM)

    When that single sided reporting goes on… years and years… then very real racism against Greeks is involved.

    “This (US)
    Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
    “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
    unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
    in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
    Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
    Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

    It is no wonder
    that, in matters of politics in the Balkans, Greece feels misunderstood. It
    cannot understand why, after it stood alone with the United Kingdom against the
    forces of fascism between 28 October 1940–Ohi day, as it is still called–and 27
    April 1941, when Athens finally fell, its former allies now appear to be taking
    the part of forces against which it stood, especially when, after the second
    world war, it endured those further four years of civil war to hold the line
    against the communist advance to the Aegean. That was done for the United
    States and for the United Kingdom especially–the world powers of the time–and
    those Governments objected, in 1944, to Tito’s change of the name of Vardar
    Banovina.”

    (Edward O’Hara, House of Commons Hansard Debates
    for 9 May 1995, Column 602)

  • Salconstandinidis

    The only reason KKE didn’t win the civil war is Beacuse of the United States If you read history the Greek resistance was all Communist in Nazi occupied Greece you know how the traitors really were.

  • Anonymous

    What far leftists like you don’t understand  Sal is that Greek leftists are being manipulated by some anti-Hellenic foreign bigots effectively working to commit GENOCIDE against Greek people. They collaborate with extreme nationalists in FYROM trying to destroy our Greek identity (to cover up their shame for supporting them)I don’t agree with Golden Dawns methods and racist attitudes but this in no way morally excuses the racism against Greeks these days. (including even a few alleged “human rights” organizations also trying to cover up their shame for supporting FYROM)Until I hear the Greek left politically leadership standing up for the racist anti-Hellenic rhetoric  and speaking out against any Greek or foreigner that collaborates with FYROM ultra nationalist….  I am extremely hostile towards the Greek left. There are too many anti-Hellenic extremists that are more than happy to commit ethnic suicide to show how we are are all “comrades”. The genocide  of Greeks is not “human rights”. Anyone that tries to offensively frame  FYROM ultra nationalists as “victims” to Greeks for trying to usurp our very identity and threaten our country is an anti-Hellenic  bigot. (and should be called out for it by the Greek left)

  • Anonymous

    A recommend uou need history. Metaxas fought the Nazis at beginning of war you manipulative liar.

    Lets not forget Hitler was a nationalist SOCIALIST ok?

  • Anonymous

    I would note…. you still didn’t answer my question…

    Why aren’t far leftists criticizing some of their alleged foreign
    “comrades” for shamefully staying silent around FYROM’s bizarre attempt
    to usurp our very identity and  threatening our borders?

  • Anonymous

    Equating a puppet government put in place by nazis as equalling the Greek right  being unpatriotic….after many many Greeks on the right died bravely fighting Nazis in 1940…. only shows what a despicable liar you are.

    The Nazis put puppet governments in every nation they conquered. No Greek (or any European) wanted Nazis to occupy their country. Only  fanatics ridiculously argue anyone wanted Nazi occupation.

  • Anonymous

    Incidentally… I used to vote left until I realized too many on the left were extreme anti-nationalists that were racist against Greeks.

  • Terry

     When I see and continually read about any other parties, left or Right, who are organizing, funding, encouraging and participating in the types of actions the Golden Mounia have been doing lately, you will see me complain. This is not a political, Left?Right thing, rather a disgusting show of human nature at its worst. These people are animals and left unchecked could take this country even further into the depths of destruction. Nothing Hellenistic about that is there?

  • Anonymous

    That’s just it though Some far leftist extremists are ALSO as violent and oppressive as Golden Dawn. Your selective blindness towards that speaks of your own political biases. Lets not forget oeople have also been killed and injured by leftist groups (as well as massive property damage by constant riots)

    As for anti-Hellenic.. .the left is far far more anti-hellenic that far right (as their far left ideology is extremely anti-nationalist) . While I don’t support racist thugs like Golden Dawn, this does not mean I approve of commie nut case parties like Syriza either. (who utilize revolutionary rhetoric and who’s  idea of “freedom” is totalitarian government)

  • Anonymous

    Where was your voice of protest when it comes to leftist violent extremism in Greece? (which is far far more common and has been going on for years now)

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwaeLN5Urg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%932012_Greek_protests

    etc…

  • humptydumpty

    and just what’ve you got against the Klan???

  • Alex

    Well done to the hospitals for not yielding. Good to see brave Greeks standing firm against GD’s racist garbage.

    Salconstandinidis is correct: GD is anti-Hellenic. What would Hippocrates think about GD’s idea of “blood for Greeks only”? Doctors who followed the Hippocratic spirit throughout history provided treatment to everyone regardless of origin; even during war they offered treatment to soldiers on both sides.

    The last thing Greece needs now is division within society, yet this is exactly what GD encourages. GD will not stop until ordinary people organize and physically chase GD off the streets wherever they appear, the same way as what GD do to ordinary people. Start talking to the people in your neighbourhood and get something going, so next time GD comes to your area you can turn up with more people than they have and then see if they still dare to use their usual bullying tactics!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BJIZT2OV527677D7PXZEH3UQY Pegaso

    People will not chase Golden Dawn off

    Golden Dawn are the only people defending native greeks from the constant violence and attacks commited by gangs of illegal immigrants

    Now that you are probably anti-greek the brutal murder and rape of young GREEK girls by pakistani immigramts

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BJIZT2OV527677D7PXZEH3UQY Pegaso

    Extremists are the wackos trying to genocide the native greek population

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BJIZT2OV527677D7PXZEH3UQY Pegaso

    Communism is far more oppressive than fascism though

    Nazi Germany was freer than Soviet Union, specially when it comes to freedom of market

  • Alex

    Nobody who knows immigrants first-hand as personal friends and colleagues will fall for your GD propaganda that tries to portray all immigrants as criminals. Criminals are criminals and should be arrested, but as soon as you start blaming innocent immigrants as a whole, you are the problem. How would Greek immigrants to other countries like it if they were blamed as a whole for the actions of a few Greek criminals?

    Anybody who does not judge each person as an individual by his own actions is dishonourable and not worth taking seriously.