Three days of hate, hate and music

Despite objections from local authorities, Jewish groups and the Turkish government, white nationalist movements from all over Europe intend to gather next month in Greece for a three-day festival.

“We’re determined to go ahead with it,” said Dimitris Eleftheropoulos, a spokesman for… Chryssi Avgi, or Golden Dawn. “No one can deny us our democratic right to assemble in public.”

Billed as Eurofest 2005 and backed by some of the Continent’s leading neo-Nazi groups, the event promises “racial rock music,” and “inspiring messages,” according to the Chryssi Avgi Web site. It is to be held Sept. 16 to 18 in southern Greece.

Members of the far right, including Udo Voigt, who leads the National Democratic Party in Germany, and Roberto Fiore of Forza Nuova in Italy, are to address the festival.

A glance at the Eurofest website provides a reminder, for anyone who needs it, that being anti-capitalist, anti-globalization and anti-American is not the sole prerogative of the far Left.