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Summer roundup: news stories from Canada and Europe

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

Podcast: The impact of multiple discrimination on Roma youth | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

“In this podcast, contributors to a Roma youth conference discuss how they may be affected by multiple discrimination.” via Podcast: The impact of multiple discrimination on Roma youth | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE. Update:  Here is a link to the report on which the podcast is based:  http://enter.coe.int/roma/Media/Files/Barrabaripen-Equality-Young-Roma-speak-about-multiple-discrimination

Video ▶ Roma Holocaust commemoration in a pig farm – YouTube

▶ Roma Holocaust commemoration in a pig farm – YouTube.

Democracy distorted in Hungary – Law Report – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“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).

▶ Students’ reaction against the discrimination of the Roma Holocaust victims – YouTube

▶ Students’ reaction against the discrimination of the Roma Holocaust victims – YouTube.

Toronto Star: Chris Alexander shows his callous side

http://m.thestar.com/#!/opinion/chris-alexander-shows-his-callous-side-goar/c7aec916956bd3080a8189daa891dd30

Gypsies, Roma, Travellers: An Animated History | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Excellent teaching resource that animates a brief account of Roma history.  Gypsies, Roma, Travellers: An Animated History | Open Society Foundations (OSF).

BBC News – Squalid conditions for Roma families forced from homes

Video:  http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25444949

Advertisers Withdraw From Hungarian Newspaper Over Anti-Roma Statements – ERRC.org

“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

30,000 Golden Dawn Supporters March in Athens Under Neo-Nazi Banners [VIDEO] – IBTimes UK

“Tens of thousands of black-clad neo-Nazis have rallied in Athens in support of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party, in the movement’s biggest show of support since it emerged from obscurity to win 7 percent of the vote in last June’s general election.” Read more, and watch the video: 30,000 Golden Dawn Supporters March in Athens … Continue reading

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