Every year, Golden Dawn, the Greek nationalist party, organizes a march through the streets of Athens to commemorate the death of 3 Greek soldiers at Turkish hands in the Greek islet of Imia in January 1996. These events nearly ended up in an open war between Greece and Turkey.
The march usually involves around 5,000 people and it has become one of the biggest nationalist marches in Europe since WW2. Look at the 2012 edition of the Imia March.
Every year, fellow comrades from countries like Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, USA, Russia, Romania, Netherlands or Serbia among others come to Athens to participate in the march. This year, after the entry of the Golden Dawn into the Greek parliament and the impact it has had in nationalist circles around the world, every Nationalist is invited to take part in it.
You’ll experience what national resistance is and feels like at the very frontline of today’s conflict between national identity and the invading forces of globalization. You will shiver at the lightning of the torches, the chants, the piercing and vociferous speeches of the ‘Führer’ Nikos Michaloliakos (something you must experience live) and the waving flags under the nightly Athenian sky.
The march will take place on February 2, 2013, in Athens, Greece, at 19.00h. The march begins at the Imia monument at the crossroad of Vassilissis Sofias avenue (Λεωφόρος Βασ. Σοφίας) with Rigillis Street. Here’s the place on Google Maps:
Here’s the Golden Dawn video to announce the 2013 edition of the Imia march:
And just to let you know about how does it feel, here is a great video of the 2008 Imia March:
There are dozens of videos on Youtube. Just search for “Imia 2011” and so on (or its Greek equivalent “Ίμια 2011”) to watch more.
Here are two gorgeous wallpapers about the Golden Dawn (Hrysi Avgi, Χρυσή Αυγή) nationalist party in Greece. Both of them are high-resolution wallpapers (2100×1400 px). Click on the images to dowload these Golden Dawn wallpapers.
After our popular post with pictures of girls and women of the Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), here are some more! Οι Γυναικες της Χρυσης Αυγης!
Wildfires in Greece are, very sadly, a common occurrence. All summers, Greek forests and fields burn in both intentional and non-intentional (natural) wildfires.
Members of the Greek nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) usually help firefighters to extinguish the wildfires that spread throughout Greece.
Some of them are even members of the Forest Guard Volunteers Corps, which gathers Greek civilians who are willing to help the Firefighting squads when a wildfire occurs. Other, even more ecologically-minded members of Golden Dawn are also members of “Πράσινη Πτέρυγα” (Greek for ‘Green Wing’), a division within Golden Dawn which focuses on the study and caretaking of Greek nature.
On the picture above, members of the local Golden Dawn chapter in Zakynthos (Ionian Islands)
Members of Golden Dawn with military outfit and anti-gaz masks fight against a wildfire in the Peloponnese
Members of Golden Dawn help extinguish a fire in Eastern Attica
Members of Golden Dawn help firefighters in Korinth
Members of Golden Dawn’s ‘Green Wing’ (Πράσινη Πτέρυγα) help extinguish a fire
Another group of Golden Dawn membrs help firefighting efforts
Here are some tattoos of members of Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), the Greek nationalist party.
This woman above, a member of Golden Dawn, has it written on her wrist «πας μη Έλλην βάρβαρος», which is Greek for “Every non-Greek is a barbarian”.
Two ancient Greek symbols: the gammadion and the helmet.
A member of Golden Dawn shows his tattoo on his right arm – an ancient Greek warrior
This other member also shows his tattoo. The words are ancient Greek for “Aμές δέ γ’εσσόμεθα πολλώ κάρρονες”, which means in ancient Greek “We shall become much better than you”. It is a verse from a popular song Spartan youths used to sing while dancing. In that song, old men say: “We were brave young men, once …”. Then mature men answer: “But we are brave now, try us if you want!”. And the young: “We, however, shall become much better than you!”. It’s also the motto of the Hellenic Air Force. Many members of Golden Dawn are in the Army.
Areti, a prominent female member of Golden Dawn, has a Spartan tattoo on her back: “Η ταν ή επί τας“, which is ancient Greek for “Either [with] it [your shield], or on it”, meaning “either you will win the battle, or you will die and then be carried back home on your shield”. This is what Spartan mothers told their sons before they marched to war to remind them of their duty towards Sparta and Greece. A hoplite couldn’t leave the battlefield unless he tossed away the heavy and cumbersome shield – so losing one’s shield meant desertion.
There are some similarities between the Greek nationalist movement Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) and its Swedish camarades, the Nationalsocialistisk Front. Here are some pictures:
Many ask about the relationship about the Greek nationalist party Chrysi Avgi/Golden Dawn and the Black Metal scene.
There is an important relationship between Golden Dawn and black metal. In fact, many members of Chrysi Avgi are metalheads, and a portion of them are blackmetallers. Some of these blackmetallers also adhere to the principles of the Hellenic national socialist ideology – resulting in the so-called Hellenic National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM) scene.
By the way, if you’re interested, here’s a list with the best Greek NSBM black metal songs.
Members of these NSBM bands do not disguise that they support Golden Dawn (why shoud they?), and the relationship is visible in some details. For example, this is the cover of Bannerwar’s album “To Honour Fatherland”, which features a meandros (“meander”) on the artwork – the meandros being of course the Golden Dawn’s main emblem.
This another album belongs to another band, Wolfnacht, and it also features the meander. Additionally, the album’s title “Aima ke Timi” means “Blood and Honour” (Blut und Ehre was one of the mottos of the German SS). If you haven’t spotted it, there is also a drawing of a golden dawn on the picture. Golden Dawn = Chrysi Avgi.
This is yet another album by Wolfnacht (“Dawn of Heathens”):
This is yet another album featuring the meandros of Chrysi Avgi. It’s made by black metal band Patris (Greek for “Fatherland”). The band’s logo also displays the double-headed eagle, the medieval symbol of the Greek Byzantine Empire and an emblem of Hellenic imperialism in the Middle Ages.
Finally, this album from the Hellenic National Socialist band Der Stürmer also features the meandros as part of the cover artwork at their album “Transcendental Racial Idealism”
Of course, the relationship does not stop in the artwork sphere.
The members of Legion of Doom, one of the most famous Greek national socialist black metal bands, are self-confessed members of Chrysi Avgi / Golden Dawn.
And they have a song called “The Rise of a Golden Dawn”.
Legion of Doom was once in the news for the artwork in their albums – one of them featured a swastika. This is very old news (about 1995).
Another black metal band with a relationship with Golden Dawn / Chrysi Avgi is Naer Mataron. The band’s bassist Kaiadas (Georgios Germenis) is a Golden Dawn politician and an elected deputy at the Greek Parliament. He’s kind of a celebrity in Greece and has been interviewed in TV together with his wife. If you happen to watch the interview you’ll notice that they are a wonderful couple.
Notice the swastikas – an ancient Hellenic symbol – on Zeus’ clothes in this Naer Mataron’s album.
Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) helps Greeks while the Greek state ignores them. Right now, the welfare of many Greeks depends more on the volunteers of Golden Dawn than on the capacities of the (dismantled) Greek state.