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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

Nationalism and unchecked violence in Bulgaria: Deutsche Welle

Excerpt:  “Releasing a defendent on bail who faces murder charges can provoke protests in any country in the world. But this time, in Sofia, it’s a different story. Last week, a man was released who is not only indicted for murder, but is seen as a symbol for a movement of racially motivated violence that … Continue reading

Jobbik chased across London by anti-fascists | libcom.org

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

Gabor Vona: Hungarian fascists Jobbik left homeless for London visit – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gabor-vona-hungarian-fascists-jobbik-left-homeless-for-london-visit-9086417.html

Protesters block Jobbik supporters (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)

http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/uk_national_news/10964049.Protest_held_over_far_right_party/?ref=nt

Southern Greece: locals hand to hand with neo-nazis against Roma minorities

Editor’s Note:  This news is from April but may still be of interest to you. Locals and Golden dawn neo-nazis in Trapezonti lakonias (2 klm out of Sparta) have organized a racist rally against Roma-(gypsies). The participants in a racist delirium against the Roma accused them for any kind of crimes  as well as a … Continue reading

Hostile crowd greets Jobbik MP | The Budapest Times

“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.

Hungary: Hundreds protest governing party over anti-Romani commentary – Romea.cz

“Several hundred supporters of the opposition in Hungary demonstrated yesterday against racist statements made about the Romani minority by a co-founder of the conservative governing party Fidesz in front of the party’s headquarters in Budapest. The protest was organized by the Democratic Coalition group of former socialist PM Ferenc Gyurcsányi.” Read more: via Hungary: Hundreds … Continue reading

BBC News – Rally in Athens against Greece’s Golden Dawn

“Some 3,000 people have taken part in a demonstration in the Greek capital Athens to protest against the rise of the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn. The protest, which brought together Greeks and immigrants, was part of a day of anti-racism events. Golden Dawn, exploiting public anger over the financial crisis, won 18 seats in parliament … Continue reading

Activist Communique: No One Is Illegal and the dishonourable Jason Kenney | rabble.ca

“About 400 protesters gathered outside the Royal York Hotel on Sunday November 4, 2012, in an attempt to block Immigration and Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney from receiving an honorary degree from Haifa Universitylocated in Israel. Jason Kenney was awarded the honorary degree by Israel’s Haifa University for Kenney’s and the Conservative government’s support of Israel … Continue reading

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