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The Face of Hate in Bulgaria: MEP Angel Dzambazki

2017-07-20

By Bernard Rorke

“Tell me something about integration. About tolerance. About ‘liberalism’. About ‘humanism’ … And I will tell you how to use a rope.”

This recent Facebook post marks the latest anti-Roma racist provocation by MEP Angel Dzambazki. Earlier in June, he posted a picture of a group of Romani men involved in a clash with ethnic Bulgarians as his Facebook cover photo with the comment: ‘Euthanasia’. 

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Two cheers for the EU’s two in a row against Orbán

2017-07-14

By Bernard Rorke

It’s not been the best of weeks for Hungary’s ruling Fidesz regime. First came the swell of condemnation from home and abroad concerning the smear campaign against George Soros with its anti-Semitic billboards plastered all over motorways, metro stations, tram stops and public squares. On Thursday morning the government suddenly announced it would remove the posters from public places from 15 July. On Thursday afternoon came two signals from Brussels that Europe is fast losing patience with the arbitrary and illiberal excesses of Fidesz and its contemptuous disregard for EU law.

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The Roma and the Subaltern Communities of India

2017-06-28

By Jekatyerina Dunajeva, Gopalakrishnan Karunanithi, Andrew Ryder and Nidhi Trehan

The editors of the Indian Journal of Social Work are pleased to announce the publication of a special edition entitled ‘Collectivity and Empowerment in Addressing Marginality: The Roma and the Subaltern Communities of India’. The main objective of this special edition is to reflect on a comparison between the European Roma and the Dalits in India by focusing on strategies to reverse their marginality and to gain potential for sharing and mobilising a counter-narrative to their predicament.

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French Traveller shot and killed by police: can Macron “turn the page” on France’s shame?

2017-05-05

By Bernard Rorke

The killing of French Traveller Angelo Garand by police on 30 March was not widely reported. It attracted none of the international media coverage and mass outrage that followed the killing of 56-year-old Chinese father-of-five Liu Shaoyo, shot dead by police in Paris's 19th arrondissement (district) just four days earlier, or the brutal truncheon anal rape by police of the 22-year-old black man known as Theo in February.

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Weckles: The New Minority Making a Joke of Roma Rights

2017-04-10

By Adam Weiss

The Weckles arrived in Europe in 2010. They are a small minority. If you speak English, you can usually understand them, but not always. In that case, French helps.

Most people don’t care very much about them. But Roma should care. Because they are causing trouble for Europe’s biggest minority. They have started making a joke of Romani claims for justice.

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