LES INROCKUPTIBLES (France)
ATHENS- "The time has come for this country's traitors to fear us," said Nikolaos Michaloliakos, leader of the Golden Dawn, the neo-Nazi movement that won 7% of the seats in Greece's Parliament this past Sunday. Until a few weeks, reports the Inrockuptibles magazine, no one had heard of these skinheads.
Here's the lowdown on the group:
Who they are: Founded in the 1980's, the Golden Dawn is more of a small group than a party. Although they refuse to be called neo-Nazi, their name comes from a Greek newspaper filled with Nazi references and imagery.
Slogan: "Blood and honor"
Their recipe to end Greece's economic crisis: To get out from under Germany's "domination;" to cancel Greece's debt; to take control of the country's petrol and gas resources; to deploy special forces to its borders, and specifically in front of the Turkish border...to set up a mine field.
Other great ideas: To "liberate" Cyprus from Turkey, to "integrate" northern Albania to Greece, and to widen territorial waters in the Aegean Sea.
And just how many people voted for them? More than 400,000, after a campaign some described as "warm and friendly," with food drives for the poor and special initiatives for the elderly.
Read the full article in French.