Golden Dawn Sues PASOK, Threatens Walkout

Golden_Dawn_courtFour members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that is under siege by the government in the wake of the murder of an anti-fascist for which one of its members was arrested, showed up at the Supreme Court on Sept. 27 to file a suit against one of its bitter rivals, the PASOK Socialists for alleged financial wrongdoing.

PASOK is a junior partner in the coalition government led by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative party leader.

Golden Dawn has criticized corruption in both the government parties who packed public payrolls for decades with hundreds of thousands of needless workers in return for votes, a major factor in the country’s crushing economic crisis. The complaint said PASOK had mismanaged its state financing from 2007-2010. PASOK is essentially broke despite getting huge loans from banks and free money from the taxpayers to operate.

“Good morning, we came to turn ourselves in,” party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, who faces criminal charges,  joked to journalists gathered outside the court.

Kasidiaris, who is slated to run for Athens mayor next year, was reportedly accompanied by fellow MPs Giorgos Pappas, Eleni Zaroulia and Panayiotis Iliopoulos.

That sideshow came as Golden Dawn, under intense investigation, threatened to withdraw its 18 Members of Parliament, which sparked fears of a snap national elections. But Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou ruled that out and said if Golden Dawn leaves the Parliament that by-elections would be held instead to find replacements for them without the need for national elections.

The neo-Nazi party’s leader Nikos Michaloliakos said that “all options are open” after a crackdown on Golden Dawn’s activities in the wake of rapper Pavlos Fyssas being killed.

“Democracy cannot be blackmailed,” Kedikoglou said. “Justice will complete the task it has undertaken … If we need to have by-elections, they will be held in the constituencies where MPs have to be replaced,” he added.

New Democracy Conservative MP Dora Bakoyannis attacked Golden Dawn for threatening to walk out. “Golden Dawn will have to understand that there are laws and democracy in this country. The realization will make them writhe in pain,” Bakoyannis told SKAI TV.

Speaking to reporters on Sept. 25, Michaloliakos said the party would exhaust all legal means “to defend our political honor.” Asked if a decision by his party to walk out of parliament would destabilize the country, he said: “Everything is open. Golden Dawn will defend itself.”

“Golden Dawn is a legal political movement, whose rise has displeased those who have squandered the sweat of the Greek people for decades,” Michaloliakos said.  “Criminals and criminal gangs are those who bankrupted the country and handed over our national sovereignty,” he said.

Golden Dawn, which is anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-Capitalist, anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-gay, and anti-banks, is vehemently opposed to the $325 billion twin bailout package keeping the Greek economy alive because it came with conditions attached by international lenders of big pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions and the firing of thousands of public workers.


  1. …. as opposed to say the far leftists that are anti-bank, anti-American, anti-German, anti-IMF, and anti-capitalist. (but pro handouts, pro-FYROM, and pro illegal immigration)

    So whom is a rational moderate Greek to chose then? Violent fascist extremists or violent treasonous anti-Hellenic communist extremists?

  2. “Criminals and criminal gangs are those who bankrupted the country and handed over our national sovereignty,” he said.”

    Sounds exactly like something Tsipiras would say. Birds of a feather. Their economic views are nearly identical. Rant how we should be spending more money — that we don’t actually have. Assure us if we vote for them, they will clean up all the problems in fifteen minutes and give us all brand new Ferraris.
    The main difference between these two geniuses seems to one takes extreme nationalist positions that encourage hatred of foreigners The other takes extreme anti-nationalist positions that encourages hatred of Greeks.

  3. Everyone in Greece would agree with Golden Dawn that PASOK is a corrupt criminal organization that has engaged in the wholesale looting of Greece for the last 39 years (alternating with their partners in crime New Democracy) and led Greece into a social and economic abyss.
    At the same time everybody in Greece understands that despite the enormity of the crimes of PASOK and New Democracy, there is no chance that the corrupt Greek judicial system will pursue these criminal organizations. One must also note, that SYRIZA, who are the servants of Jewish international financier George Soros, have NEVER filed suit against PASOK accusing PASOK of being a criminal organization.
    Very tellingly PASOK and New Democracy have finally resorted to forming a coalition government in order to avoid losing power and facing prosecution.

  4. So you deny that PASOK and New Democracy were the architects of bankrupting Greece, leading Greece into a social and economic abyss, and selling out Greek sovereignty to the EU-ECB-IMF Troika?

  5. SYRIZA anti-capitalist? Haha! Don’t make me laugh!
    Jewish international capitalist billionaire George Soros is the patron Saint of leftists!
    As reported by Wirtschaftswoche Magazine: the famous Jewish international Capitalist George Soros arranged and paid for Alexis Tsipras, the Leader of SYRIZA (Coalition of Radical Left) to visit America, through the “INET” institute.

    The Jewish billionaire Soros uses SYRIZA to serve his interests – and the interests of the international Jewish usurers. The Greek people don’t want a Zionist puppet like Tsipras and his SYRIZA leftist anarchist thugs to drag Greece further into ruin. SYRIZA is consequently on a downward spiral. SYRIZA are the rebels of wall street.

  6. Κατατέθηκε το βράδυ της Δευτέρας στη Βουλή, όπως είχε προαναγγελθεί, η νομοθετική ρύθμιση που αφορά στην αναστολή της κρατικής χρηματοδότησης κομμάτων, όταν εναντίον προσώπων που τα διοικούν ή βουλευτών τους έχει ασκηθεί δίωξη για κακουργηματικές πράξεις.

    Όπως ανακοίνωσε το υπουργείο Εσωτερικών, η ρύθμιση πρόκειται να εισαχθεί ως τροπολογία στο νομοσχέδιο του υπουργείου Δικαιοσύνης για την «Ηλεκτρονική επιτήρηση υποδίκων, καταδίκων και κρατουμένων σε άδεια» και αναμένεται να έρθει προς ψήφιση στη Βουλή εντός της εβδομάδας.