Lithuanian journalist to discuss his fight for free speech in Europe
Written By National Press Club on Thursday, May. 31, 2012 and printed in the Sacramento Bee
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Algirdas Paleckis — a well-known Lithuanian politician, diplomat and journalist — has become a symbol of the fight for freedom of speech in Europe. [Interesting – His father, Justas Vincas Paleckis, is a Communist. His grandfather, Justas Paleckis, when he was the Soviet Dictator in Russian Occupied Lithuania, deported and killed Lithuanians who expressed their right to free speech.]
[During 1940–1953, some 132,000 Lithuanians were deported to remote areas of the USSR: Siberia, the Arctic Circle zone and Central Asia. They were not allowed to leave remote villages. More than 70 percent of the deportees were women and children. There were 50,000 women and 39,000 children deported to remote areas of the USSR. Some 30,000 of the deportees died there mostly because of slave work and starvation. Some 50,000 of the deportees were not able to return to Lithuania. During the same period, another 200,000 people were thrown into prisons. Some 150,000 of them were sent to the Gulag (the USSR‘s concentration camps), situated mostly in Siberia.]
Paleckis is active in a political party in Lithuania, the Socialist People’s Front [Communist], and is a member of the board of “World Without Nazism,” a [Communist] human rights organization. He describes himself as a defender of democratic and social rights in Lithuania and Europe. [Typical Communist Propaganda] Paleckis regularly publishes articles on politics and economics. He is fluent in English, German, French and Russian, and also speaks Spanish and Polish.
Paleckis is threatened by the state prosecutor in Lithuania with one year in prison for revealing what Paleckis says are “inconvenient facts for the ultra-right Lithuanian government.” The term “ultra-right” is used because the government proclaims many former Lithuanian Nazis as “national heroes,” he says. [A major Communist tactic is to call freedom loving patriots who support a Constitutional Republic Nazis. Nazis stands for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. USSR stands for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. They are both Socialists!]
Lithuania broke away from the USSR in late 1991, but in January 1991, Soviet troops took over the Vilnius TV center, and 14 people died. [Murdered by Soviet Troops] The Lithuanian government blamed the troops but presented little evidence, and until recently did not complete the investigation. Paleckis, a former investigative journalist, said he found many witnesses, and also ballistic expertise, indicating that there were secret snipers on the roofs who were shooting into civilians in January 1991 at the Vilnius TV center. So Paleckis publicly said that “it appears that in January 1991 our own people were shooting at their natives.” [Right – Patriotic Lithuanians killing Patriotic Lithuanians for press coverage. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you real cheap!]
The ruling party in Lithuania initiated a trial against Paleckis by writing a letter to the state prosecutor. The prosecutor then charged him with “denying the Soviet aggression against Lithuania.” Paleckis won in the first court. However, the appeal session of the court is scheduled for June 12 in Vilnius.
At the National Press Club Newsmaker, Paleckis plans to discuss [spread his Communist propaganda] his fight for freedom of speech in Lithuania– which is a NATO and European Union member country — as well as new facts and sources.
The Newsmaker takes place at noon Thursday, June 7, in the club’s Bloomberg Room. The club is on the top floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
SOURCE National Press Club
[The story of what happened in Lithuania and elsewhere has to be told and retold or Communists like Paleckis will win the day.
The established liberal press will make Algirdas Paleckis’ father and grandfather look like saints – heroes and will make the duly elected, pro-freedom President Smetona look like a Nazi.
Gobles (Hitler’s propaganda minister) said if you tell a lie long enough, people will start to believe it. This just what the liberal left does. So, the Eastern Europeans were forced to live under Communism in the name of fighting Nazism. We must constantly remind the people of the horrors of Communism.
As the Democrats become more and more Socialist, the line between Socialism and Communism becomes blurred.]