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Graphic details. The UN anti-Nazi vote

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2014 anti-Nazi resolution at UN Third Committee – The text of Resolution A/C.3/69/L.56/Rev. 1 adopted by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly November 21, 2014.

The text of the resolution proposes banning the whitewashing and glorification of the Nazi movement, neo-Nazism and former Waffen-SS members, erecting monuments to them and holding public rallies to commemorate them. Infographics TASS

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Europe: Honouring Nazi collaborators

Canada, the US and Ukraine were the sole countries that voted against the United Nations anti-Nazi resolution condemning the glorification of National Socialism and Nazi collaboration. Germany, Britain and the other EU countries where, with growing frequency, notorious Nazi collaborators are being publicly honoured, “abstained.”

Mass protests on April 26, 2007 against the removal of the famed Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a World War II memorial commemorating the liberation of Estonia from Nazi Germany. Police cordon off the statue . The sign says “archeological excavation”. | Leena Hietanen, Wikimedia Commons (Click to enlarge)

Mass protests on April 26, 2007 against the removal of the famed Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a World War II memorial commemorating the liberation of Estonia from Nazi Germany. Police cordon off the statue . The sign says “archeological excavation”. | Leena Hietanen, Wikimedia Commons (Click to enlarge)

BERLIN/NEW YORK (Own report) – The Federal Republic of Germany refused to vote in favour of a United Nations resolution condemning the glorification of National Socialism and Nazi collaboration. Last week, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution strongly criticizing the edification of memorials to Nazi functionaries and the stylization of Nazi collaborators as “freedom fighters.” Germany and the other EU nations abstained, the USA, Canada, and Ukraine voted against the document, with 115 nations voting in favour. Berlin and Brussels use the excuse of not wanting to support a resolution initiated by Russia. In fact, a vote in favour of the document would have caused hefty disputes within the EU, and between the EU and important allies. With growing frequency, notorious Nazi collaborators are being publicly honoured in such EU countries as Hungary or the Baltic countries and in Ukraine, in some cases by officials of the respective governments. Continue reading

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2014 anti-Nazi resolution at UN Third Committee

We are posting below the text of Resolution A/C.3/69/L.56/Rev. 1 adopted by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly November 21, 2014. Continue reading

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Canada joins US and Ukraine in voting against anti-Nazi resolution

(Nov. 26) – The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a resolution on November 21 condemning attempts to glorify Nazism and Nazi ideology and the denial of German Nazi war crimes. The Resolution passed with 115 votes against three, with 55 nations abstaining. The three countries which voted against the Resolution were the U.S., Canada and Ukraine. The resolution is to be formally adopted by the UN General Assembly as a body in December. Continue reading

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Harper dictatorship’s involvement in promoting neo-nazi revival

Oppose Canada’s promotion of darkest reaction in the name of freedom and democracy

Graphic posted to Facebook page of Canadian Veterans Advocacy,  on the occasion of Remembrance Day 2014

Graphic posted to Facebook page of Canadian Veterans Advocacy,
on the occasion of Remembrance Day 2014

By DOUGAL MACDONALD

"Harper: a bible in one hand and a gun in the other -- we don't want that here -- get out!"

“Harper: a bible in one hand and a gun in the other — we don’t want that here — get out!”

(Nov. 24) – On November 21, the Harper dictatorship joined the United States and Ukraine as the only three countries voting against the annual United Nations anti-Nazi resolution, initiated in 2005. Proposed by Russia, the resolution condemns attempts to glorify Nazi ideology and to deny German Nazi war crimes, including the Holocaust. The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, which tackles human rights issues, passed the resolution by a vote of 115-3, with 55 nations countries abstaining. The European Union countries were among those that abstained. Countries supporting the resolution included Iran, Syria, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba. Continue reading

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