Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Surge in support for Golden Dawn Nazis puts them third in polls.

  Golden Dawn the Greek neo-Nazi organisation has overtaken the mainstream socialist party Pasok in a recent opinion poll. This follows a recent clamp down on illegal and uncertificated citizens. The tactic of undermining racist votes by introducing racist policies has once again failed. It has merely had the effect of making Golden Dawn a much stronger entity.

The government has initiated a major clampdown on illegal immigrants and people without documents, and has ceded ground to  Golden Dawn by implicitly accepting that illegal immigrants are responsible for practically all crime.
Greek police arrested 1,130 unregistered migrants in Athens  during part of operation "Xenios Zeus". 
Public Order and Citizens' Protection minister Nikos Dendias said"today is a good day for Greek Police, regarding both the smooth development of the major 'Xenios Zeus' operation and the success in solving the  hideous crime on Panos". 
  Christos Manourasif, the police spokesperson, said the operation was essential for Greece's survival.   Manouras said "We must send the message that Greece cannot afford work and hospitality to would-be immigrants." 

  Golden Dawn wants to rid Greece of all foreigners and what it calls the "stench" of immigrants. it has bolstered its support by giving food out to the poor of Athens, although only of course to Greeks.  

Backing for Golden Dawn, which has been linked to a rise in attacks against migrants in recent months, stood at 10.5 percent, up nearly 4 percentage points since the June elections that gave the party a foothold in parliament.The poll also shows a significant drop in support for the conservative New Democracy party which leads the governing coalition. It's  support has dipped to 25% from 29.7% in June.Whilst backing for the   leftist  Syriza party has fallen by nearly 3 percentage points to 24%. Pasok, the once mighty socialist mainstream party has fallen to fourth place with 8 percent of the vote.
The government is now in the process of trying to push through deeply unpopular spending cuts and a  massive privatisation programme worth almost 15 billion euros.

The privatization scheme, according to the Associated Press, would include over 28 state properties, including the state natural gas, water and betting companies, the rights to development the former Athens airport, other airports, state-owned marinas, and the state railways. The privatization of Public Power Corporation will come at a later stage, said finance minister Yannis Stournaras Stournaras .

This is the biggest fire sale ever.

the economic policies of the government is pursuing  is piling yet more misery upon the people.

The combination of a series of racist attacks, by the Golden Dawn party, with it appears the complete connivance of the police force, and a racist onslaught by the government has created an almost perfect storm for the Nazis.

It is essential now more than ever that the left form a united front against the Nazis, failure to do so could have disastrous consequences.


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