Greece: Fascism shall not pass!

This statement by OKDE-Spartakos, Greek section of the Fourth International, was issued on Sept. 18.

 Last night in Keratsini, the 34-year-old antifascist Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by members of the Golden Dawn. The murderers ambushed Pavlos on his way from a cafe back home. It was a political murder. Pavlos, also known as Killah P, a well-known militant of the antifascist movement and a hip-hop singer, did not suffer the attack randomly. According to the testimonies, only a few meters away from the murder scene there was a motorcycle police squad, who did nothing to prevent the attack.

This murder is not an isolated incident. We should put it in the framework of the ever-increasing aggression of the Golden Dawn against not only immigrants any more, but also systematically against militants and organizations of the mass movement. It is the continuation of the aggressive action of the Golden Dawn, that started with the violent attack against the antifascist concert in Kallithea and went on with the murderous assault against Communist Party members in Perama a few day ago.

These attacks show which are the real targets of fascism. Aiming to prove their loyalty to every kind of boss, the GD neo-nazis hit workers’ unions, militants of the workers’ movement, immigrants, and antifascists.

The murderous action of the GD is an escalation of the attack unleashed for a long time by the government itself against all workers’ rights and all workers’ struggles, against youth movements and squats, against immigrants. Taking advantage of the anti-communist climate nourished by the government and the cover offered by the police, the GD present themselves as a force willing to do whatever necessary in order to meet the needs of the bosses, even cold-blooded murders.

Therefore, we don’t have any trust in the hypocritical democratic sensitivity of the government, nor in any kind of “constitutional arch.” We are well aware of the fact that the government will combine any symbolic measure against the GD with actual measures against the workers’ movement.

But the workers’ movement will not remain passive. It is time to eradicate fascists from every workplace and every neighborhood. With massive, united and militant antifascist initiatives from below. With an immediate central antifascist demonstration against their headquarters, in order to thrash the murderous neo-nazi organization of the Golden Dawn. The dozens of thousands of the protesters in Keratsini prove that we can do it. Let’s turn our rage into organized power to smash them!

Grigoris Lamprakis, Sotiris Petroulas, Nikos Temponeras, Pavlos Fyssas: It is a promise in your memory; Fascism shall not pass!

Photo: Anti-fascist demonstration in Thessaloniki in 2012. By CitizenSide.