Summer roundup Discrimination never goes on vacation… Here’s a roundup of some big (and/or interesting) stories over these past three summer months about Roma in Canada and Europe. But what did we miss? Post your links and thoughts in the comments section. News from Canada: Supreme Court rules that cuts to refugee health care are … Continue reading
“Since the European parliamentary elections only support for the Socialists has waned, declining three percentage points to eight percent among all voters in the June poll. Fidesz stood retained its level of 37 percent while Jobbik also stayed unchanged at 12 percent.” via Ipsos poll: Jobbik in second place, Fidesz maintains strong lead | Politics.hu.
“(Reuters) – To launch its campaign for Hungary’s parliamentary election, the far-right Jobbik party, accused by critics of anti-Semitism, chose as its venue a former synagogue with a plaque on the wall commemorating 500 local Jews killed in the Holocaust. The reaction was unsurprising: opponents turned up outside the synagogue in the city of Esztergom … Continue reading
“Ultra-nationalism, anti-Semitism, censorship and violent intimidation: Michael Shirrefs reports on how Hungary went from having one of the most admired legal systems in the world to the most worrying symbol of democratic decline in Europe.” Read more/ Listen: via Democracy distorted in Hungary – Law Report – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
“Romanian President Traian Basescu has asked the Romanian Government and Parliament to ban Hungarian “extremist” party Jobbik and its members from the country.” Read more: via Romanian President asks Government, Parliament to ban Hungary’s extremist party Jobbik | Romania-Insider.com.
“A poll conducted by Szazadveg at the end of February shows support for radical nationalist Jobbik increased, while governing Fidesz-KDNP maintained their significant advantage over the opposition parties.” Read more: via Support for Jobbik grows but unchanged for Fidesz, left | Politics.hu.
“Ahead of next month’s parliamentary election in Hungary, a report published in February found the Roma minority in that Central European country face an unprecedented amount of violence and discrimination. While prejudice against Roma, pejoratively known as Gypsies, is widespread throughout Europe, the report says Hungary is more anti-immigrant and hostile toward minorities than elsewhere.” … Continue reading
Why was Jobbik in London anyhow, and why have the BNP, Jobbik and Golden Dawn been hobnobbing so much as of late? Here is a solid contextual analysis of far-right mobilizing for European Parliament elections coming May, written by Thanasis Kampagiannis: “In the lead-up to the international day of action against fascism on 22 March, … Continue reading
We’ve already posted news about the successful antifa shutdown of Jobbik in London, but the news is so great it’s worth posting multiple versions, this one from libcom.org. “Hungarian far-right group Jobbik were chased across London by anti-fascists on Sunday as their leader Vona Gábor visited the UK to meet with Hungarians living in the … Continue reading
“A new Polish nationalist party, the National Movement NM, has linked up with the far-right Hungarian party, Jobbik, for the EU elections…” via EUobserver / Polish party links up with Hungarian far right.