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Will Latvia’s New Cabinet Share European Values When it Comes to Condemnation of Fascism?

by Aleksandr Kuzmin (Riga)

The annual marches of March the 16th in Riga, Latvia, honor veterans of the local Waffen SS legion. These marches, sponsored by the co-ruling National Alliance, are consistently criticized by bodies of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe. The most recent criticism came from the European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe:

Italy | Lite Lite sulla Roma-Lido: un tentativo di rapina alla base dell’aggressione sul treno

Un tentativo di rapina. Sarebbe questa la causa che ha portato all’aggressione di un passeggero e di una donna messasi in mezzo fra i litiganti avvenuta intorno alle 21:30 dell’1 novembre su un vagone della Roma-Lido. Le violenze, riprese con un telefono cellulare da un passeggero presente sul “trenino” che collega la Capitale al litorale, erano divenuti virali nel volgere di breve (qui il video della lite).

UK | Neo-Nazi groups recruit Britons to fight in Ukraine

by Kevin Rawlinson

Neo-Nazi groups involved in the fighting in Ukraine are actively seeking to recruit British far-right activists, a leading anti-fascist watchdog has warned.

At least two Britons are thought to have travelled to the war-torn eastern European country in recent months after encouragement by people linked to the Azov battalion, a notorious Ukrainian fascist militia, according to Hope Not Hate.

“Nationalist” March in Central Vilnius on Lithuania’s 100th Birthday Ends Up in Usual Neo-Nazi Spirit

It started off as a sanitized version of neo-Nazi culture made to look like just “mainstream nationalist.” But by the time the event reached its peak, it featured hundreds of people carrying torches through some of the oldest streets of Vilnius Old Town, while worshiping a banner featuring six alleged Nazi collaborators, five of them deeply implicated in the Holocaust per se, thereby symbolically expressing some kind of glee at the successful ethnic cleansing which these “heroes” supported. The Catholic Church gave the events a de facto  blessing. The two open voices of morally clear protest were of the Jewish activist Daniel Lupshitz and the Catholic professor Dr. Andrius Kulikauskas. Defending History’s Julius Norwilla and Dovid Katz monitored the event.

Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands in Capital

Tens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement.

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted “fatherland,” carrying banners that read “White Europe,” “Europe Will Be White” and “Clean Blood.” Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain (as well as Italy and the UK –  edit.).