Solidarity with Greek socialist newspaper prosecuted by adviser to Golden Dawn MP

The weekly paper Workers’ Solidarity faces prosecution in court on 12 December as a result of its antiracist and antifascist stand. Katerina Thoidou, journalist, Tasos Anastasiades, publisher, and Panos Garganas, editor, are to stand trial accused of “defamation” by a lawyer, Ioannis Andriopoulos who is a salaried assistant to a Golden Dawn member of parliament.

At a time when the criminal activities of the neonazis of Golden Dawn are under official investigation, it is an outrage that antifascists should be taken to court. This court case should have been dismissed and an investigation opened on the connections of Andriopoulos with the neonazi murderers.

We denounce the ongoing attempts to target the left through the “theory of two extremes”. This is the context of this trial.

We call on all organizations of the labour and popular movements as well as democratic public opinion to declare their solidarity for the three accused and for Workers’ Solidarity.

Send signatures to ergatiki@otenet.gr

Signatories include

Colin Barker (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Max van Lingen, Chief editor of De Socialist (The Netherlands)
Internationale Socialisten (The Netherlands)
Steve Bambrough (London, England)
Christine Buchholz, MP DIE LINKE, Germany
Νick Evans, Nick Evans (UCU member) Oxford University
Mark Matcott, Australian Education Union Victoria, Australia
Nick Riemer, refugee-rights activist and National Tertiary Education Union member Sydney, Australia
Ian Rintoul, Solidarity, Australia
Jeff Sparrow, editor, Overland literary journal, Australia
Sam Salvidge, Industry Campaigner United Voice National Office ,Australia
Alex Callinicos, King’s College London
Melissa Slee, NTEU President, RMIT University, Melbourneπ
David Glanz, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT University
Sarah Marshall, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT Universityμ
Liam Ward, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT University
Motsomi Marobela, International Socialists Botswana
Rachel Broady, Communications Officer, Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists in the UK
Sara Vilà, member of the Catalan parliament for Iniciativa Verds-EUiA
Lluis Rabell, president of the Barcelona Federation of Neighbours’ Associations (FAVB).
Carlos Schwartz, journalist of the Spanish press
María Elena Gonaldi
Barbara Capinska Socialist Solidarity, Czech Republic
Néstor Correa, former-president of Asociación Gremial Docente de la
Universidad de Buenos Aires.
(AGD-UBA)/ Union Secretary for Conadu Histórica
Argentina. Presently: Press secretary AGD-UBA
Marcelo Langieri, Programa UBA XXII, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
Colin Barker (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Max van Lingen, Chief editor of De Socialist (The Netherlands)Internationale Socialisten (The Netherlands)
Steve Bambrough (London, England)
Christine Buchholz, MP DIE LINKE, Germany
Νick Evans, Nick Evans (UCU member) Oxford University
Mark Matcott, Australian Education Union Victoria, Australia
Nick Riemer, refugee-rights activist and National Tertiary Education Union member Sydney, Australia
Ian Rintoul, Solidarity, Australia
Jeff Sparrow, editor, Overland literary journal, Australia
Sam Salvidge, Industry Campaigner United Voice National Office ,Australia
Melissa Slee, NTEU President, RMIT University, Melbourneπ
David Glanz, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT University
Sarah Marshall, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT Universityμ
Liam Ward, NTEU branch committee member, RMIT University
Motsomi Marobela, International Socialists Botswana
Rachel Broady, Communications Officer, Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists in the UK
Sara Vilà, member of the Catalan parliament for Iniciativa Verds-EUiA
Lluis Rabell, president of the Barcelona Federation of Neighbours’ Associations (FAVB)
Carlos Schwartz, journalist of the Spanish press
María Elena Gonaldi
Barbara Capinska Socialist Solidarity, Czech Republic
Néstor Correa, former-president of Asociación Gremial Docente de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.(AGD-UBA)/ Union Secretary for Conadu HistóricaArgentina. Presently: Press secretary AGD-UBA
Marcelo Langieri, Programa UBA XXII, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
Lee, Sang-Kyu, member of the National Assembly, The Unified Progressive Party(UPP)
Oh, Byong-Yoon, member of the National Assembly, The Unified Progressive Party(UPP)
Kim, Sun-Dong, member of the National Assembly, The Unified Progressive Party(UPP)
Kim, Mi-Hyui, member of the National Assembly, The Unified Progressive Party(UPP)
Kim, Jae-Yoen, member of the National Assembly, The Unified Progressive Party(UPP)
Shin, Seung-Cheol, president of Korean Confederation of Trade Union(KCTU)
Lee, Sang-Jin, vice-president of Korean Confederation of Trade Union(KCTU)
Dan, Byong-Ho, former president Korean Confederation of Trade Union(KCTU) and now a member of Guidance committee of KCTU, former member of the National Assembly
Lee, Shu-Ho, former president of Korean Confederation of Trade Union(KCTU) and now a member of Guidance committee of KCTU
Kim, Jung-Hoon, president of Korean Teachers & Education Workers’ Union(KTU)
Kim, Joong-Nam, president of Korean Government Employees’ Union(KGEU)
Jang, Beak-Ghi, president of Korean University Workers’ Union(KUWU)
Yoo, Ji-Hyun, president of Korean Health & Medical Workers’ Union(KHMU)
Park, Jo-Soo, president of Federation of Korean Finance & Service Workers’ Union
Kwon, Young-Ghil, former member of the National Assembly, former president of Korean Confederation of Trade Union(KCTU), former president of Democratic Labor Party
Lee, Yong-Ghil, president of Labor Party
Park, Seok-Un, president of Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements(KAPM)

Movement for Liberties and the Democratic Rights of our Times (KEDDE)
Movement United agaist Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA)
Local Council of Nikaia – Rentis
Local Council of Ilion
Local Council of Petroupoli

Unions
Federation of Journalists’ Unions (POESY)
Union of Journalists in Daily Newspapers of Athens (ESIEA)
Union of Journalists in Magazines and Websites
Union of Technicians of Greek Radio
Union of Employees in Daily Newspapers of Athens
Union of Photo-journalists of Greece
Panhellenic Federation of Employees in Greek Radio-Television (POSPERT)
Federation of Bank Employees
Federation of Metal Workerrs
Federation of Hospital Doctors
Union of Doctors in Athens- Piraeus
Union of Workers in Agios Savvas Hospital
Union of Workers in Attiko Hospital
Union of Workers in Gennimatas Hospital
Union of Workers in Thriasio Hospital
Union of Workers in Laiko Hospital
Union of Workers in Penteli Children’s Hospital
Union of Workers in Chania Hospital
2nd Local Union of Secondary Education Teachers in Athens
3rd Local Union of Secondary Education Teachers in Western Athens
Local Union of Secondary Education Teachers in Ano Liosia – Zefyri – Fyli
4th Local Union of Secondary Education Teachers in Athens
Local Union of Secondary Education Teachers in Chania
Union of Elementary School Teachers “Aristotelis”
Union of Elementary School Teachers “Seferis”
Union of Elementary School Teachers “Dominikos Theotokopoulos”
Union of Elementary School Teachers in Chania
Union of Elementary School Teachers in Messinia
Union of Elementary School Teachers in Zakynthos
Unions of Workers in Agios Dimitrios Municipality
Union of Workers in Vyronas Municipality
Union of Workers in Peristeri Municipality
Union of Workers in Petroupoli Municipality
Assembly of Employees in Athens National Capodistrian University
Federation of Employees in the Ministry of Culture
Union of Employees in the Ministry of Culture (Attika, Sterea and Islands)
Union of Workers of INTRACOM
Union of Workers in Skaramangas Shipyards “Triaina”
Union of Employees of the “Greek Bank”
Union of Employees in Greek National Bank – Former Employees in National Real Estate
Union of Employees in Bookshops – Publishers in Attika
Union of Translators, Editors, Proofreaders
Union of Employees in Electronic Governance
Union of Workeres in ASPROFOS
Union of Unemployed of Nea Ionia
Union of Hotel Workers in Royal Olympic
Union of Waged Engineers in Heraklion, Crete
Union of Workers in IKA of Chania
Union of Administrative Employees in University of Rethymno
Chania Labour Centre
Chania local department of Public Sector Workers Federation

Student Unions
Chemistry, Athens
Architecture, Athens
Turkish Studies, Athens
Mining Engineering, Athens
Law School, Komotini
Philosophy, Rethymno
Sociology, Rethymno
Biology, Heraklion
Medicine, Heraklion
Physics, Heraklion
Computer Science, Heraklion
Architecture, Volos
Medicine, Alexandroupoli
Machine Engineering, Patras
Theatre Studies, Patras
Medicine, Patras
Chemistry, Patras
Physics, Patras
Science of Materials, Patras
Mathematics, Patras

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