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Czech Republic: Good and bad examples of helping the poor

Prague, 21.2.2013 18:47, (ROMEA) News server Novinky.cz reports that yesterday, 20 February, was the World Day of Social Justice, an effort to draw attention to the topic of poverty and social problems. According to the EU Statistical Office, 15 % of the population of the Czech Republic is jeopardized by poverty and social exclusion, defined as suffering from material deprivation or working less than 20 % of what ordinarily constitutes a full-time work year.  full story

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Czech neo-Nazis on trial can't remember a thing

Brno, 20.2.2013 22:07, (ROMEA) A group of 17 right-wing extremists on trial before the District Court in Brno-venkov is rejecting the charges filed against them of promoting Nazism and racism. They face up to eight years in prison if convicted.  full story

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Prominent Romani figures in Czech Republic on the presidential vote

Prague, 14.1.2013 17:59, (ROMEA) The historic first round of direct presidential elections in the Czech Republic this past Friday and Saturday has determined who will compete for votes during the second round. The electorate and the electorate alone is now responsible for choosing the head of state.  full story

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Hitler's selected speeches published in Czech translation

Brno, 8.12.2012 18:04, (ROMEA) A selection of speeches made by the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler between 1939 and 1942 has been released in the Czech language. Publisher and translator Pavel Kamas told the Czech Press Agency that he wanted to provide people with these speeches, which have been practically unavailable before now, so they could freely form their own opinions of them. Experts contacted by the Czech Press Agency have pointed out that the speeches are propaganda tools and could be misleading if not accompanied by expert commentary.  full story

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Czech Republic: Neo-Nazis convene on Velvet Revolution anniversary

Brno, 19.11.2012 16:31, (ROMEA) Approximately 150 promoters of neo-Nazism marched through the center of Brno on Saturday 17 November chanting slogans against capitalism and the government and calling for "real democracy". Police spokesperson Petra Vedrová said no illegal behavior was observed. Officers monitored the event from a distance and there was no street deployment of their riot units.  full story

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New report shows anti-Romani violence is a pan-European phenomenon

Prague, 13.11.2012 17:10, (ROMEA) The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) and the Czech Helsinki Committee (Český helsinský výbor - ČHV) have issued a fundamental condemnation of the violence faced by Romani people in Europe. The organizations have written about this topic in a joint report entitled "Roma People in Europe in the 21st Century: Violence, Exclusion, Insecurity" (available in English at http://www.helcom.cz/dokumenty/Roma%20REPORT.pdf). Below you will find a translation of the AEDH/ČHV press release about this report and a translation of the Czech summary of the report:  full story

Dozens of public figures protest untruthful reporting by Czech Television of 1 May events

Brno/Prague, 3.5.2011 17:44, (ROMEA) Dozens of public figures are protesting against what they say was untruthful reporting by Czech Television of the 1 May blockade of a neo-Nazi march in Brno. According to those who have signed an open letter, the reporting "includes inaccuracies and does not report in a balanced way on both of the groups that participated or their actual intentions, distorting the truth about our participation in the 'BRNO BLOCKS' action." News server Romea.cz is publishing the open letter in full below:  full story

Online reporting from 1 May counter-protest against neo-Nazis in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno, 1.5.2011 17:49, (ROMEA)

Today, 1 May 2011, people sympathetic to neo-Nazism marched through the streets of Brno once more. This year they intentionally selected a route leading through a quarter where many Roma families live. Roughly two thousand people stood up to the neo-Nazi march and expressed their resistance to it. A total of eight people have been arrested for the time being, seven of them right-wing radicals. The full description of today's events as they unfolded is below. News server Romea.cz will publish a summary of the day's events later.  full story


Four anti-Nazi actions planned for 1 May in Brno, support for blockade increasing

Brno, 26.4.2011 18:01, (ROMEA) 1 May 2011 in Brno is going to be lively. In response to a march announced by proponents of neo-Nazism and racism, several gatherings of respectable people are going to be held. Those attending will be local Roma people as well as Roma from around the country, activists, other opponents of Nazism and racism, artists, and church representatives and members. The four events are: A nonviolent blockade of the march, a gathering at the Museum of Roma Culture featuring a concert, a street-theater performance, and an ecumenical religious service.  full story

Czech Republic: City of Brno says ultra-right march on 1 May can only use one route

Brno, 21.4.2011 23:55, (ROMEA) Extremists who were originally planning to march along two routes through a socially excluded locality of Brno have accepted City Hall's suggestion that they only use one. "City Hall negotiators secured agreement to the changes," registrar Pavel Loutocký said today. Loutocký said officials strove for even greater adjustments to the route, but the conveners refused.  full story

More and more Czech celebrities supporting blockade of neo-Nazi march in Brno on 1 May

Brno, 19.4.2011 16:57, (ROMEA) The brutal interventions recently committed by the Czech Police and Czech Interior Ministry officials against the nonviolent, peaceful blockades of neo-Nazi marches in the towns of Nový Bydžov and Krupka have not scared off those opposed to neo-Nazism. On the contrary, more and more celebrities from public life are starting to join their efforts.  full story

Brno to renovate its Romany neighbourhood

Brno, 24.9.2008 13:56, (ROMEA) Brno City Hall wants to invest 311 million crowns into the renovation of the Cejl neighbourhood, where mostly Romanies live, Oliver Pospisil, Brno deputy mayor, told journalists today.  full story

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