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The last week has seen a number of new developments in the ongoing saga of Greece’s Neo-Nazis, the Golden Dawn. First, they’re still rising in the polls, as formerly popular centrist parties like PASOK continue to fall. Next, when antifascists showed up to confront a party gathering on the island of Crete, police held the barricades and kept both sides separate. This prompted a fiery response from party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, who was caught on video barking threats to murder the demonstrators at police. This leads to the final update, renewed discussion in parliament about outlawing the party.

Could this be the beginning of the end for the Golden Dawn? Or will it simply push the troubled nation closer to a civil war?

Tonight’s features are radically different. The first is a lecture from a Yale course, History of Western Civilization, about the rise of Fascism in the 1930s. Focusing mainly on Hitler, it gives a frightening glimpse of just how aware and involved ordinary Germans were during his ascension to power.

ANTIFA: Chasseurs de Skins
The second is a documentary about the early days of the “Antifa” (anti-fascist) movement. Set in France during the 80s, it follows a number of poor or ethnic youths during the rise of Nazi skinhead gangs. Facing harassment and beatings, these punks and thugs found each other and started fighting back. (French with English subtitles).

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