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Obituary: Benjamin Zephaniah – lifelong champion of the oppressed
Lithuania

Obituary: Benjamin Zephaniah – lifelong champion of the oppressed

One of Britain’s most important and impactful cultural workers breathed his last breath on 7 December 2023, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour eight weeks previously. Benjamin Zephaniah was widely known as a poet, author and actor, but also as a tireless and courageous campaigner for justice. He never hesitated to speak his mind; he never put his career before his principles. He was unique in his ability to cut through ruling class cultural hegemony – a function of his prodigious talent and his strong roots in the British working class, in particular among oppressed communities. As a black man from a working class Jamaican background, Zephaniah faced racism all his life, and anti-racism was one of his main areas of focus as an activist. For decades, he stood shoulder ...
After “socialism”: the republic of lithuania
Lithuania

After “socialism”: the republic of lithuania

in this long read, ian parker visited the Baltic state and describes what he saw and heard and read there. 01 Sep 2023 Lithuania bears the scars of a dramatic fall from regional power over the past centuries – in the fourteenth century the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe – suffering dismemberment, occupation by Russia and Germany and three separate unhappy periods as the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic – in 1918 to 1919, 1940 to 1941 and 1944 to 1990. Independence in 1990 was followed by membership of NATO and the European Union in 2004. These times are written on the body of the state and the people, now just under 3 million, in memories of exile, either to Nazi concentration camps (the fate of Jews who were not murdered during that occ...
Review: Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Harpal Brar
China, Lithuania

Review: Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Harpal Brar

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Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid ‘Israel’!: Ticking the Boxes of Occupation and Dispossession
Lithuania, Palestine Affairs, Politics, ZIO-NAZI

Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid ‘Israel’!: Ticking the Boxes of Occupation and Dispossession

By Brian J. Brown, independently published, 2022, paperback, 250 pp. MEB $25 Reviewed by Steve France South African born, the Rev. Brian J. Brown helped bring down the original apartheid system—goading Christians to keep faith with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Now, Brown says, a similar “moment of truth” has arrived for followers of the Way of Jesus. “The fires of the South African apartheid struggle burn as fiercely in today’s Palestine,” he writes in Apartheid South Africa! Apartheid Israel! And that, he argues, confronts Christians with a “fresh crisis of Gospel integrity.” Of course, few people want to believe there’s apartheid in the Holy Land. That’s why Brown’s book title is as blunt as a man crying “fire!” He builds his case for emergency action b...
Lithuania Drafts Law That Would Make It Impossible For Jews To Sue For ‘Holocaust’ Reparations
Lithuania, ZIO-NAZI

Lithuania Drafts Law That Would Make It Impossible For Jews To Sue For ‘Holocaust’ Reparations

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr A committee of the Lithuanian parliament is drafting legislation declaring that neither the Baltic nation nor its leaders participated in the Holocaust, a lawmaker working on the bill said: Arūnas Gumuliauskas, chairman of the Freedom Fights and State Historical Memory Commission at the Seimas, said this at a conference last month, the 15min.lt news site reported on Dec. 28.The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Eastern Europe director, Efraim Zuroff, protested the planned legislation, calling it an “outrage” and the “final stage of a long attempt to whitewash massive complicity by Lithuanians” in the murder of more than 95 percent of about 250,000 Jews who had lived in Lithuania when the Nazis invaded in 1941.The bill will be titled “The Lithuanian sta...
Litigious Jews Attempt to Shakedown Lithuania for Collaborating with Nazis
Lithuania

Litigious Jews Attempt to Shakedown Lithuania for Collaborating with Nazis

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr Local Jews say Lithuania’s State-run body tasked with memorializing Holocaust is attempting to absolve Lithuanians of ‘substantial complicity’ with the occupying Nazis in the mass murder of Jews during WWII: Lithuania’s state body for preserving the memory of the Holocaust broke the country’s laws against denying that genocide, local Jews said.The controversy surrounding the Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents of Lithuania is the latest in a series of actions that the country’s critics say is a government-sponsored campaign to exculpate its people from its substantial complicity in the murder of 85 percent of the country’s 170,000 Jews.The Center published last month a text claiming that “the Lithuanians operated against the ...
Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania

There Is a Serious Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans Region

NOVANEWS  Adelina Marini Could Russia Recognise Kosovo? Is Serbia Preparing for Elections or a New Balance of Powers EU Has Lost Its Transformative Power. Enlargement Hits a Dead End A long delayed discussion took place in the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee about the tensions in the Western Balkans region, which have been growing for months now, but with the start of the new year the situation deteriorated dramatically. The discussion was initiated by the Slovenian MEP Ivo Vajgl (ALDE), who is the rapporteur for Macedonia, and was held on the day of the election of a new committee chairman. The former chairman, veteran of the European Parliament and Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok (EPP, Germany) conceded his post to another EPP MEP from Germany – David McAllister, who i...
Europe, Lithuania

4,000 NATO troops take part in Lithuania’s largest exercise near Russia’s border

NOVANEWS RT  Eleven NATO countries have sent 4,000 troops to Lithuania, the largest Baltic nation, to participate in this year’s Iron Sword exercises. The war games are meant to test the country’s ability to rapidly deploy a large number of troops. The exercise, which started on Sunday and is set to last till December 2, involves training at two separate sites in Lithuania. “This time poses new unexpected challenges before our military. We have to prepare units and their commanders to efficiently respond to conventional military threats,” General Waldemar Rupšys, the head of Lithuania’s Land Forces, told journalists ahead of the exercise. This year’s Iron Sword maneuver, which is the third and, by far, largest held so far, involves almost 4,000 troops from the US, the UK, Germany, Cana...