If you believe that protesting Nazis is too radical a position, take a long, hard look in the mirror
Symbols, like words, communicate meanings. As such, they are hardly ever "just objects" -- they are the bearer of meanings.
In the USA, white supremacy and the brutality of the alt-right and Nazis are on the rise.
We have learned our history. We do not have the excuse that we are uneducated or uninformed. We have learned the dangers of an extremist far right ideology, we have learned the consequences of Nazism, of radical expansionist Nationalism. We have learned what happens when human beings are dehumanised and abused.
From fashion to fast food, Thailand has a real fixation with Hitler and Nazism! For most people the idea of wearing a T-shirt
"We must exterminate these people (homosexuals) root and branch... We can't permit such danger to the country; the homosexual must be entirely eliminated." With these chilling words, the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, set out the Nazi master plan for the sexual cleansing of the Aryan race. From 1933-1945, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 men were arrested under paragraph 175 for the crime of homosexuality. Some were tried and sentenced in the courts; others were sent direct to concentration camps without any trial or formal sentence. The death rate of gay prisoners in the camps was over 50%, the highest among non-Jewish victims.
LGBTQ people, Roma and priests were among those murdered in concentration camps.
This morning I woke up to a brilliantly sunny day here in Vilnius, Lithuania, and for the first time I can remember, I cursed the good weather. That is because I am in the Lithuanian capital to protest against today's neo-Nazi/ultranationalist march, one which is a stark reminder of the dark days of the Holocaust in this country...
UPDATE: Yasmin Qureshi has apologised for any offence caused: “The debate was about the plight of the Palestinian people
For the world’s last remaining Nazi hunters, the next few years could be very busy indeed. After a thirty-year career, Dr