Target: Greece District Courts
Goal: Commend Greece for thwarting an “anti-racism” claim made by neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn.
Two members of the left wing, referring to the ever so popular left-right political spectrum, were sued and brought to court by several members and supporters of the far-right, neo-Nazi political party, the Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn had filed lawsuits directed at Savvas Michail, a far-left Jewish writer/philosopher, for making anti-fascist remarks way back in 2009. The other person targeted was Konstantinos Moutzouris, a former university administrator, who was accused of allowing an anti-fascist website to broadcast from the Athens Polytechnic University. The court judge in Athens, Greece, reviewed all the allegations but quickly struck down the Golden Dawn’s lawsuit, claiming their disputes had no standing.
Many human rights groups and leftist political members are calling the decision as a pivotal moment in the battle against the rise of the anti-Semitic political parties. The Golden Dawn, frighteningly, has been slowly but surely gaining popularity since being elected to parliament in 2012. The neo-Nazi party gained 7 percent of popular vote and 18 out of 300 seats in Parliament. The Golden Dawn has a reputation of violence under their belt already. One of the proponents of the lawsuit against several leftist members, was charged with stabbing an Afghani man, and many members produces anti-Semitic content on websites supporting the Golden Dawn. The leader of the Golden Dawn party has also gone on record saying that the Holocaust never even happened.
By signing the petition below, you will commend the Greek Judicial System for shutting down the wild and absurd actions being taken by the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. An anti-Semitic, xenophobic, racist and violent far-right political party suing leftist members for anti-fascist remarks and violent threats is irony at its best. However silly this may seem, we still need take the problem very seriously. During times of economic trouble, as history shows, more people are quick to blame someone else. We cannot allow this neo-Nazi party from gaining any more popularity.
Dear Greece District Courts,
I am writing to you today to commend you on your recent decision in the Golden Dawn lawsuit. The ironic lawsuit created by the neo-Nazi political group involved suing two left-wing members for being involved in supporting anti-fascism, and supposedly directing violence toward the Golden Dawn party. The Golden Dawn members and supporters have been constantly involved in hate crimes and racist remarks and campaigns advertised on their websites.
By shutting down their lawsuit, and claiming they had no basis for argument, you weakened their political presence through humiliation. Unfortunately, 7 percent of the popular vote is still way too many supporters of an anti-Semitic, racist, fascist, and xenophobic political party. Thank you for slowing their political progress.
[Your Name Here]
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