| A lunatic Chaplin imitator|
and his greatest fans
|First as tragedy|
|Then as farce|
“”Greece for the Greeks
|—party slogan that really isn't discriminatory|
Golden Dawn is an extremist Greek party that has absolutely nothing to do with Nazism or fascism (in the same way Ted Haggard is completely heterosexual). The primary objective of the Golden Dawn is to "rid the land of filth." Of course, they assure the media that filth stands for the economic crisis, not non-Greeks (and non-sufficiently-Greeks), probably. After the 2012 elections, the party got 18 of 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament, the first time they've ever been in it.
Führer president of Golden Dawn is Nikolaos Michaloliakos, a Holocaust denier and a fan of Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas, who was (ironically) simply disastrous for the Greek economy. He once met the leadership of Greek military junta, which probably inspired him to be such a gigantic authoritarian fuck. Michaloliakos is one of several Golden Dawn MP's arrested following the murder of anti-racist musician, Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn supporter. 
The party also includes luminaries such as Ilias Kasidiaris, who actually slapped a woman live on national television. He then proceeded to sue her.
Over the course of their 20 year history, the Golden Dawn has been associated with at least 5 acts of hate crimes against Jews, immigrants, and political activists. These attacks include the partial, permanent blinding of a singer from a socialist band; attacks on three different synagogues that Golden Dawn has claimed responsibility for; and possession of weaponry in their offices.
In 2013, another violent clash with anti-fascists that left another musician dead was the final straw for the Greek government, and is moving to ban Golden Dawn from politics. Whether or not this will lead to them becoming even more violent remains to be seen.
Golden Dawn brought a young atheist named Filippos Loizos to the attention of the authorities, for publishing a Facebook page ridiculing a deceased Elder of the Greek Orthodox Church responsible for many alleged miracle claims before and after his death. This was considered an act of blasphemy, Loizos was prosecuted and sentenced to ten months in prison. Some Greeks, including several atheist groups, have come forward demanding repeal of blasphemy laws and the prison sentence which is currently under appeal led to renewed demands that the blasphemy laws be repealed.
England's Golden Dawn
There is a group in the United Kingdom which refers to itself as
BNP UKIP England's Golden Dawn and has adopted the logo of its Greek counterpart. EGD is not a political party, however, but a small organisation which currently appears to exist as little more than a Facebook group founded in November 2012. Postings at this group are predictably dodgy: "Pity we cant [sic] just carpet bomb every Muslim area in the country I say," opines the page's administrator. The website EDLNews claims that the group is run by Eddie Stampton and that he uses the pseudonym of Mark Pringle on Facebook; Stampton denies this.
- Golden Dawn and the rise of fascism - This article from a normally reliable UK newspaper has nothing to do with the truth.
- Are Greek Policemen Really Voting in Droves for Greece's Neo-Nazi Party? - Yet another newspaper is totally mistaken.
- Video: TV host pelted with eggs & yoghurt for neo-Nazi interview
- Greece's Golden Dawn: 'Don't say a word or I'll burn you alive'
- Golden Dawn profile at the Cult Education Institute
- Also notice the overt abundance of the colour gold.
- They even use a version of a Nazi anthem when handing out food to "Greeks only." Golden Dawn plays Nazi anthem at food handout
- Don't take our word for it!
- Greece's Golden Dawn leader Michaloliakos held in crackdown
- Greek New Dawn's Ilias Kasidiaris sues women over TV row, BBC
- Golden Dawn violence
- Anti-Immigrant violence on the rise.
-  (There is precedent for this, see Germany's Constitutional Court.)
- Elder Pastitsios” Arrest Rekindles Debate on Blasphemy Laws in Greece
- Facebook satire leads to blasphemy conviction in Greece
- CiC: Heiling a New Golden Dawn
- EDL News: English Volunteer Force court Nazis for Birmingham demo