ARA RELEASES INFORMATION ON GOLDEN DAWN NORTH AMERICA AFTER A TWO AND A HALF MONTH INTELLIGENCE OPERATION
Contrary to recent International news Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is NOT setting up shop in Chicago. We tricked tricked them. Their vaunted Chicago expansion was in fact an Anti-Racist Action intelligence operation. We are releasing some of the fruits of that operation now.
This release is in three parts:
1. As a claim of a small victory in our ongoing struggle against fascism, racism, and anti-immigrant hatred.
2. To release documentation on leaders, members, and supporters of Golden Dawn in North America, Greece, and wherever else they may be hiding.
3. To call for others to flood the Golden Dawn Headquarters and New York branch in an effort not only to destroy Golden Dawn’s ability to grow, but to destroy the credibility of anyone who might want to sincerely help them.
Over the past two and a half months, Anti-Racist Action has been involved in a quiet campaign to stop the nationalist organization from expanding in North America. One of our goals, which we achieved with great success, was to gain intelligence on members of New York’s Golden Dawn chapter, their supporters, and members within the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York who might be sympathetic to their views.
We chose Chicago as a fictitious base for our operation because of its strong antifascist presence and the massive Greek population affected by the diaspora in and around the city. To us, it seemed highly probable that this may be one of the next major battlegrounds between Golden Dawn and anti-fascists in the US, and we wanted to lay claim before they could.
One of the main ways to halt any nazi organization from expanding, is by causing them to doubt any networking request they may receive from abroad. For this, we need your help. Here’s what we did, and what you can do, too, to stop them.
The first step was rather easy. Because we’d been watching the white nationalist website Stormfront for since its inception, we knew that there were several members who were sympathetic to, even envious of, Golden Dawn’s approach to neo-Nazism. Several of these members were of Greek descent, and some resided in Greece. We assumed that someone had to know something. It was merely a matter of picking the slow antelope from the herd.
After a dozen or so posts, we gained trust from Panos8814, a member who had posted a translation of the Golden Dawn manifesto. We offered to help with future translations, and he gave us a contact to Patreus, another member, who was more connected with the organization in Greece. Patreus and Panos8814 divulged important information without ever meeting face to face, to an anonymous person with a four day old account. This is a major fail for Golden Dawn.
Patreus told us that he would keep us updated on any important news regarding Golden Dawn in the United States. Panos8814 and Patreus both encouraged us to contact the organization through the main website, and Panos gave us step-by-step instructions on what to say and who to contact. This exposed their security methods and people in Greece to us as well. Patreus mentioned that the International chapters function autonomously from the main Greek organization, but that it still needed to go through Greece’s Golden Dawn.
We told Golden Dawn that we intended to start a chapter in Chicago and wanted help with the protocol on how do to that correctly. Within days, we had an email from Golden Dawn headquarters.
In our first email from Golden Dawn, we were told to contact Emmanouil Lallas, controller of New York Golden Dawn. We were given a Facebook account, email address, and phone number. Through his Facebook, we found that Lallas was friends with Demetrios Demetrios, the third vice president of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, though not with any of the other members of the board. After a couple web searches, we found that he had spoken at a workshop put on by the Federation in May 2012.
Over time Golden Dawn gave us critical information, which we used to locate it’s membership in the United States. Some of their membership is listed below. Feel free to discuss current events and race relations with them via phone, email, fax and in person. We hope that if we can flood Golden Dawn with fictitious chapter requests, they won’t know who to trust.
New York Golden Dawn:
Emmanouil Lallas (AKA Lallas Emmanouil, Lallas Emmanuel)
Controller of New York Golden Dawn
2264 43rd St. Apt. 2R
Astoria, NY 11105
Works at: Function Enhancing Physical Therapy
HPS Medical Supply Store
3276 31st St.
Astoria, NY 11106
Listed as «doctor» on medical provider sites, but does not have a medical provider license. (also pictured here, and here)
New York Supporters:
2808 47th St. Apt. 3R
Astoria, NY 11103
Possibly lives with parents, Vasilios Diakovasilis and Joanna Rafailidis, and brother, Peter.
Home phone: (718) 278-9437
Joanna Rafailidis’ cell: (718) 278-0437
27 Belle Ave Apt 2
Ossining, NY 10562
Dating Anastasios Diakovasilis
Home phone: (914) 941-5727
Third Vice President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
2212 Crescent St
Astoria, NY 11105
Arrested for selling and exporting zirconium to Iraq in 1996 (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/16/nyregion/2-men-in-iraq-export-case-are-acquitted-by-a-jury.html)
Dana Roccapriore (AKA Antiochus, Walter Rauff, Preston Taran)
35 Clayton Ct.
New Britain, CT 06053
Arrested for possession of marijuana in 2005