Marina Sitrin

The New York Fight Against Golden Dawn and Fascism: Where Vertical and Horizontal Come Together

Golden Dawn, the neo-Nazi party that captured a sizable parliamentary presence in Greece, while terrorizing and beating immigrants, radicals, gay/lesbian/trans people and others, announced some weeks ago it was opening an office in Queens. The intention was to build support among the borough’s sizable diaspora community. With this came the launch of -- a site devoted to Golden Dawn's operations in New York. Soon thereafter the Ku Klux Klan issued a statement welcoming the party's US arrival, and white supremacist sites across the country have been aflutter with praise for the group's internationalization. Similar reports of attempts to set up offices in Melbourne and Montreal have also occurred. By all indications, the eastward transatlantic migration of emergent European fascism is both a possible harbinger and gruesome vignette most had resigned to the rear view. Within hours of the Golden Dawn announcing plans to open an office in New York, hundreds began organizing to prevent it. So far, these mobilizations have been successful. This article will delve into some of the organizing that has been taking place in New York, locate this in the recent political movements of the past year and point to some of the challenges that have emerged between new political practices and more traditional forms of organization.

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Occupying Language: Inside the Global Revolutions

This is an excerpt from Occupying Language, by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini, just released from Zuccotti Park Press

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On Newness and History as Occupy and the World Celebrate May Day

 This article is based on the pamphlet, May Day – The Secret Rendezvous with History and the Present, by the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series, and the forthcoming book, Occupying Language, also with the same series as well as Adelante Alliance.

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