European Campaign “Riga-Tallin-Brussels:
the European Union, in Riga (Latvia) and Tallin (Estonia), the
highest authorities and the governments support neo-nazi activities and
develop a negationnism aiming to rehabilitate the old SS and at denying
the crimes of the Nazi holocaust. The whole in the deafening silence
of Brussels and of the majority of the antifascists or Jewish groups.
us add that Riga also violates the democratic rights of the Russian
minorities such as they are guaranteed by the European Union and
practical an insidious
April 27, the Riga city council has again banned a meeting of
Russian-speaking organizations. On Wednesday executive director Erik
Skapars rejected the application of the “United Congress of Russian
Communities of Latvia” – a legal political formation – and of
the “Headquarters for the Protection of Russian Schools” –
a trade-Union – on holding a meeting near the Freedom Monument in
to the two organizations, about 1,000 people were to attend the meeting.
Its main goal was to call on the Riga authorities for ratifying the “framework
Convention on the protection of rights of ethnic minorities”
without exception. Work on them is now on in the parliament and
government of Latvia. Thus, the authorities are going to adopt the
framework convention with stipulations that would cross out the Russians
– nearly 50% of the real population and the majority in Riga – from
the list of ethnic minorities.
the city council had many times rejected meeting applications of
Russian-speaking organizations. In contrast, Latvian nationalist and
neofascist organizations – including those of the Former Latvian SS
– may set up pickets in the center of the Latvian capital without
speaking at a history conference in Denmark, Latvian Foreign Minister
Artis Pabriks devellop a revisionnist discurse and referred to
annual marches by Lettish SS veterans as “modest processions of
gray-haired war veterans, presented by Russia as a revival of Nazism in
Latvia”. He also argued that the Baltic countries' assistance to
Nazis during the second world war was a “myth and another example
of Soviet misinformation”. Artis Pabriks added however that “It
is rather deplorable to see a modest procession of gray-haired veterans
pictured by Russian propaganda as a revival of Nazism in Latvia”,
noted the minister. The “gray-haired veterans” are the
former Latvian SS. Their first action in 1941 was the murder of all the
Jews of Riga.
the meantime, Moscow regards marches by former SS members in Riga as an
immoral and inadmissible act. “Only perverted logic can be used
to justify the situation when SS League officers are measuring out their
pace in the center of the Latvian capital while police are cracking down
on anti-fascists”, the Russian foreign ministry comments on
the “traditional” rally of SS veterans, nationalists and radicals
this year. And it was with the Latvian authorities' consent that this
action took place. “It is all the more cynical that these moves are
taken with consent from the government marking the 60th anniversary of
the Great Victory over Nazism with persistent attempts to find support
in European capitals for Riga's policy toward the revision of the
results of the second world war. The Latvian leaders are also seeking to
review the Nuremberg Tribunal judgments on the SS league as a criminal
organization”, says the Russian foreign ministry.
The Latvian president, for herself, directly develops negationnist
thesis, of the same type which is worth criminal judgments to the leaders of
the French Froçnt National, or to neonazis like Ernst Zündel. Evoking
the concentration camps of Riga, qualified
extremely precisely of “Latvian Auschwitz”
(more than 100.000 murdered and experiments on children), she speaks in
an official book – sponsored by the American Government – of “camps
for rehabilitation by work” !
All this must be stopped : No
pro-Nazi governments in the European Union !
Total solidarity with our Russan brothers citizen of the European Union, fighting for their democratic rights !
On the sympathy of the Baltic Governements for former SS, read the Leader of Luc MICHEL. Read Here