Say "NO" to the Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in New York City
Please join us on October 9, 2012 @ 7:10 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
30-14 Crescent Street (Corner of 30th Road)
Astoria, NY 11102-3249
The Church of the Redeemer provides space for the meeting without endorsement.
Golden Dawn, G.D. (in Greek, Chrysi Avgi), the neo-Nazi, ultra-nationalistic party, which was recently elected to the Greek Parliament under the pretext of concern over unemployment, austerity and the economy, and while engaging in virulent anti-immigrant rhetoric and anti-democratic, nationalistic activities, has now established a chapter in New York City. Several groups and organizations have already publicly expressed their outrage and have called for immediate action.
For over 30 years, G.D. has operated from the margins of the far right political spectrum using the symbols, practices and methods of a racist, anti-democratic and intolerant neo-Nazi ideology. The recent economic crisis, however, has brought them to the forefront of political developments. They recently drew the attention of the international media, when one of their Parliament members physically attacked two women from Left wing parties on live television. Before that incident and since, G.D. thugs have organized murderous attacks against immigrants, left wingers, gays as well as anyone who will stand in their way.
G.D. harbors common criminals. In the 70s, the "Fuhrer," as they honorably call their leader, was imprisoned for setting off bombs in cinemas that showed films of Soviet production. Around the same period, members of the organization were also prosecuted for committing acts of terrorism against left wing newspapers and organizations. Today, they exhibit particular disdain against Muslims while they also openly deny the Holocaust.
In New York City, G.D. masquerades as a philanthropic organization conducting food and clothing drives. The goal of such activities is to popularize G.D.’s neo-Nazi ideology and enlist public sympathy. G.D.’s ‘philanthropic’ activity is a cynical ploy and has to be condemned as such. Alternatively, “Doctors of the World,” “AHEPA,” and a number of other international or communitybased NGOs rely on our help to support the Greek people. We urge all who wish to do so to support legitimate charities and Greek solidarity groups, and reject Golden Dawn’s advances.
History teaches us that economic crises can breed hatred, racism and ultimately fascism. Capitalism divides us along social, cultural and political lines so as to dominate us more effectively. Few cities in the world other than New York know this better. We therefore invite immigrant organizations, unions, teachers' associations and cultural organizations to an open meeting where we can freely discuss and decide how we can effectively act against racism, violence and fascism.
The event is co-sponsored by:
- Left Movement NY (Aristeri Kinisi NY) • Occupy Astoria – LIC • Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination • Strike Debt
- SAY NO TO FASCISM!
- SAY NO TO RACISM!
Take the 'N' or the 'Q' train to 30th AVENUE which is on the corner of 30th AVENUE & 29th STREET. Walk approximately 3 blocks on 30th Avenue (past 27th Street) to Crescent Street. Take a left on Crescent Street. The church is 1 block in.
Queens can be very confusing for people unfamiliar with it.. 30th Ave is not to be confused with 30th Street or 30th Road or 30th Place. 29th St is not to be confused with 29th Avenue, 29th Street, 29th Road or 29th Place.