to the Anti-Communist Monument! No to Black Ribbon Day!
Information Picket Against the Glorification of Nazism
for Democratic Renewal organized a picket in Ottawa on August 21 to
provide information on
the so-called Black Ribbon Day the Parliament of Canada adopted and
observes on August 23 every year. This is the day in 1939 when the
Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler Germany after
Britain, France and the U.S. refused to enter into a collective
security agreement with the Soviet Union and it found itself alone to
fend off the coming Hitlerite invasion.
proponents of Black Ribbon Day, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
himself, accuse the Soviet Union, which liberated Europe from
Nazi-fascism during World War II, of starting World War II, dividing
Europe and imposing communist tyranny.
this lets the British and French governments off the hook for their
betrayal of Czechoslovakia and Poland in Munich on September 30, 1938,
with the support of both the American and Canadian governments. Why is
that date not "Black Ribbon Day"?
for Democratic Renewal is also opposed to the anti-communist monument
the Government of Canada is erecting and financing in the Garden of the
Provinces and Territories across from Library and Archives Canada on
Wellington Street in Ottawa.
monument the Trudeau government is helping build to the "victims of
communism" glorifies Nazis and Nazi
collaborators as freedom fighters against the communists.
is no monument to the 27 million Soviet citizens and soldiers who gave
their lives to defeat Nazism or to the 60 million people who died at
the hands of the Nazis, fascists and militarists during World War II.
includes many Canadians who sacrificed their lives to defeat Hitler and
whose children have great respect for the death-defying achievement of
the Soviets at Stalingrad and throughout the war. This anti-communist
project is an insult to all Canadian men and women and peoples of the
world who sacrificed their lives to defeat Nazi-fascism and Japanese
At a time
the peoples of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany,
Belgium and many other countries including the mercilessly enslaved and
exploited African peoples are bringing down monuments which exalt
slavery, genocide and those who have committed crimes against humanity,
for Canada to erect such a monument based on fanatical ideological
beliefs is unacceptable.
must be a refuge for all the victims of slavery, genocide, colonial
conquests, imperialist wars and coups d’état. How
about a monument to them?
No to the Glorification of Nazism!
No to the Anti-Communist Monument! No to Black Ribbon Day!
This article was published in
Volume 50 Number 31 - August 22, 2020
to the Anti-Communist Monument! No to Black Ribbon Day!: Information Picket Against the Glorification of Nazism