Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 16th, 2010

Yesterday brought an unexpected article from alfa.lt. The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Audronius Ažubalis, was saying that “any comments he may have made about Jewish issues and the citizenship law have been misrepresented.” The rest of the article only quotes the rest of the press release, which cryptically makes refefrence to Ažubalis’s […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 16th, 2010

The conservative Eastern European dogma of “dual genocide,” which argues that (take your pick) the hammer and sickle is equal to the swastika or that red is equal to brown, was denounced in a sympathetic Jonathan Freedland article in The Guardian a few days ago. ((Freedland points out that the swastika has been salvaged as […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 10th, 2009

Yesterday, the workgroup on changing the citizenship law made their proposals to Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus. They argue that dual citizenship should be granted to anyone who fled or was exiled up to 11 March 1990, as the current version of the law holds. The 15 June 1940 date holds, too. So any citizens who […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 14th, 2008

A sign: if one promises to write a three-part post and can barely push the first part out in a timely manner, that post should probably be dropped. So considering that since V-16, Kovo 11 has come and gone without my finishing my article on why V-16 is not a holiday I’m particularly eager to […]

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