“Budapest, 5 March 2013: Five companies have said they will no longer place advertising in a Hungarian newspaper that published extreme anti-Roma statements. The withdrawal follows a campaign by 24 NGOs, who contacted 15 companies that advertise with Magyar Hírlap, a right-wing Hungarian daily newspaper. The NGOs asked the companies to consider suspending their advertising … Continue reading
“Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has so far failed to agree to repeated requests by national health care organizations for a meeting to discuss cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program IFHP providing health benefits to refugees.” Read more: via CMAJ: Health care organizations wait to talk to citizenship minister about.
“Budapest, 8 March 2013: Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families.” Read more: via Roma in France Face … Continue reading
“OTTAWA – Refugee groups are accusing the Conservatives of backtracking on a pledge to increase the number of refugees resettled to Canada. Statistics show the number of refugees resettled in Canada in 2012 was down 26 per cent from 2011, despite repeated claims by the government that it`s aiming to increase refugee levels by 20 … Continue reading
“Greek police have launched an investigation into the country’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after one of its members threatened to turn immigrants “into soap” and put them in “ovens”. In the Channel 4 television documentary shot by Konstantinos Georgousis, Alexandros Plomaritis, who ran for parliament in last year’s election, is seen calling migrants living in Athens … Continue reading
““There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.” These were the words of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, known as the father of Pakistan, who died … Continue reading
“The latest issue of Der Spiegel magazine reports that while no one in the German government has ever officially stated the policy (and probably never will), it is completely evident whom it targets: Germany has been rattled by the immigration of Romani people from Bulgaria and Romania, which is why it doesn’t want to open … Continue reading
“Opposition Socialist MPs, mayor Tivadar Puskás of the Christian Democrats, which is junior partner in the ruling alliance, and renowned pianist Tamás Vásáry were among 300 or so who turned out in Szombathely on Saturday to protest against Jobbik.” Read more: via Hostile crowd greets Jobbik MP | The Budapest Times.
“Canadian doctors who have launched a legal challenge against the federal government’s cuts to health benefits for refugees promise further protests and disruption of federal Cabinet ministers’ announcements, starting this spring. Medical students and residents who have “never been in the streets before, never protested” are rallying around this issue and will join other health … Continue reading
“The new Italian government and municipal authorities in Rome must act urgently to end discriminatory policies which deny Roma communities access to social housing, Amnesty International says.” Read more: via Authorities in Rome deny social housing to Roma communities | Ekklesia.