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Hundreds of people assembled on 21 January 2017 at noon on Wenceslas Square in Prague to express support for a march by women in Washington, DC, USA that same day. Referencing the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, they appealed for respect for the values of democracy and rejected populism. (PHOTO:  Johanna Neje‎, Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March on Washington)
Hundreds of people assembled on 21 January 2017 at noon on Wenceslas Square in Prague to express support for a march by women in Washington, DC, USA that same day. Referencing the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, they appealed for respect for the values of democracy and rejected populism. (PHOTO: Johanna Neje‎, Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March on Washington)

US: New Travel Ban Targets Predominantly Muslim Countries

30.6.2017 14:14 On Thursday 29 June, the United States initiated a modified travel ban that would block most visitors from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entry into the US for the next 90 days. Only “close” relatives of persons already in the US and those with clearly documented business or educational ties to the US are exempt from this new legislation.  full story

Protest for Philando Castile in St. Anthony, August 19, 2016 (PHOTO: Fibonacci Blue, Flickr.com)

videoUS: Police Officer Shoots African-American Man and is Acquitted of Manslaughter Charges

23.6.2017 13:00 US media are reporting that Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez  was acquitted of all charges on Friday 16 June 2017 in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a 32-year old African American man, on 6 July 2016. Footage of the incident retrieved from the dashboard camera of Yanez’s police car was released to the public on Tuesday 20 June 2017.  full story

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Situation of Native Americans similar to that of Czech Roma

Portland/New York, USA, 2.2.2013 0:37, (ROMEA) David Beňák, Patrik Banga and David Tišer, three civically active Romani men from the Czech Republic, are participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the United States of America. Their visit will last approximately three weeks and will include several American cities where they will meet with representatives of organizations implementing interesting projects in the area of human rights, community work, and minority rights advocacy.  full story

Nikos Michaloliákos, leader of the Greek party Golden Dawn, now seated in parliament

USA warns its citizens of racist violence in Greece

Athens, Greece, 19.11.2012 16:52, (ROMEA) The Embassy of the United States of America in Athens has warned US citizens traveling to Greece that racist violence has revived there. Agence France-Presse reports that NGOs are ascribing the violence to Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party currently seated in the Greek Parliament.  full story

The racist band Ragnarők has many videos of their songs posted to YouTube. This photo shows one of their album covers.

Hundreds of videos inciting racial hatred available on YouTube

Prague, 31.10.2012 0:23, (ROMEA) Hundreds of videos inciting racial hatred are freely available on the YouTube website, including videos of songs with Czech-language lyrics, but police do not know how to intervene against their authors. Allegedly the perpetrators cannot be prosecuted because the website belongs to an American company and is not subject to Czech law.  full story

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videoPetra Gelbart: I don't study the Roma, I study the gadje

New York, 24.10.2012 17:58, (Romano vod'i) Dr. Petra Gelbart was born in Ústí nad Labem and considers Prague her home. At the age of 10, her parents moved the family to the USA. She studied musicology, specializing in ethnomusicology and education. During the school year she lives with her husband and two children in New York, in the predominantly Hispanic/Indian neighborhood of Jackson Heights. She lectures on Romani cultures at colleges and for the general public. Her lectures often feature accordion playing and singing.  full story




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