Category Archives: Human Dignity

Nelly Is (Partially) Free!

Dear Readers, Just a quickie today, but a good one!  A couple of weeks ago, I did a post calling for the release of Ukrainian political prisoner Nelly Shtepa.  Today I saw this piece in PolitNavigator.  I am happy to … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part V

Dear Readers: Today we will finish reading this piece about the Latgalian people and their history.  Where we left off, it was modern times, and we had learned that Latgale is the economically most depressed region of Latvia.  I am guessing because … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we continue reading this interesting piece about the Latgalian people and their striving for ethnic self-identity within the Latvian titular entity. Where we left off, some history had happened, and Latgalian culture experienced a brief renaissance under Nazi occupation.  … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece in Lenta, about the Latgalian ethnic minority within the nation of Latvia.  We discussed the controversial figure of Kārlis Ulmanis, inter-war Latvian dictator who invented the slogan “Latvia for Latvians”.   As fascist dictators … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part II

Dear Readers: Let us continue working through this piece in Lenta, about the Latgalian ethnic minority within the small nation of Latvia.  We learned that Latgale is an historical region in the south-eastern part of Latvia, bordering Lithuania and Belarus.  … Continue reading

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Fight For Latgale! – Part I

Dear Readers, I barely finished my piece on the Latvian Riflemen, in which Latgalians were mentioned in connection with Bolshevik ethnic policy, when, by sheer coincidence, I happened to see this piece in Lenta, it’s about the Latgalian ethnic minority … Continue reading

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Free Nelly Shtepa!

Dear Readers: A few days ago news came from the special isolation unit where Nelly Shtepa has been rotting for over three years.  Nelly has been subjected to what Americans called “enhanced interrogation”.  The photograph from the prison shows an … Continue reading

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