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The Campaign to End Immigration Detention – 1 year in | End Immigration Detention

From No One Is Illegal: “On September 17th 2013, 191 one hundred and ninety one immigration detainees held in the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario, began a non-cooperation protest.They went on hunger strike and at first demanded better prison conditions. Soon the strikers demands expanded to the entire immigration detention system that detains … Continue reading

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

The First Roma Feminist | John Feffer

Editor’s note:  I’m sure Ilona Zambo is hardly the “first” Roma feminist, but this is an interesting interview nonetheless. “I met Ilona Zambo in 1993, after shed already set up her Gypsy Mothers Association. She was focusing at the time on family and social welfare laws that discriminated against Roma women, and she was also … Continue reading

End Immigration Detention! Public Forum | End Immigration Detention

“March 26, 2014, 6:30pm Room 2-212, 252 Bloor West, OISE, Toronto Join the facebook event! * MARTIN SISAY, released after 32 months in detention, on organizing the historical and ongoing migrant strike. * MARU MORA, Latino Advocacy in Seattle Washington, on 1,200 migrants on hunger strike in North West Detention Centre near Tacoma in the United States … 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 |

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 “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

Protesters block Jobbik supporters (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)

The Bulgarian Golden Dawn: Nationalists Launch Attacks Against Syrian Refugees

“Bulgaria nationalist groups have launched civil patrols to round-up migrants in the country in a hate attack strategy that is reminiscent of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group…. The party established “civil patrols” to stop and check migrants. “There are similarities with the patrols, which started in the Golden Dawn in Greece a few years ago,” … 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.

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