Freedom Socialist Party Meeting: Understanding and Resisting the Global Fascist Movement in 2012

Contact Phone: 
03 9388 - 0062
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Contact Email:
Contact Name: 
Alison Thorne
580 Sydney Rd Brunswick VIC 3056

A far right movement is spreading across Europe. Its influence is unmistakable in the assaults on immigrant, women’s and gay rights; slander campaigns against unionists and public sector workers; and a the upsurge of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim prejudice.

In Greece’s recent election, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn won seven percent of the vote, making it the first fascist party to enter a European parliament since World War II.

Here in Melbourne, fascist forces are using the same toxic combination to try building a mass movement. Neo-Nazis are active in the anti-abortion movement. They exploit the anti-refugee and anti-Muslim hysteria, peddled by the shock jock mouthpieces of the far right. Golden Dawn set up a branch in Melbourne, which is home to the largest Greek community outside of Athens.

This meeting will explain fascism. It will feature two reports, one analysing Golden Dawn and another exposing how the far right targets women’s reproductive rights. Understanding the conditions that fuel fascism is crucial. But the key question is how to stop it before it grows! Join the discussion.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm for an $8 donation. The meeting will commence at 7 pm.

Meeting at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

For more informational email: or phone 03-9388-0062.



Unfortunately Golden Dawn is setting up shop in New York City also. The NY Freedom Socialist Party branch will soon be protesting their anti-immigrant bigotry. Good luck Australia with your meeting and let's hope we squash this nasty bug before it spreads its malicious politics.