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The Persistence of Discrimination Against Roma

John Feffer | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
John Feffer

Much has changed in Eastern Europe over 22 years. But for the Roma, unemployment levels among Roma remain high. Access to decent education, health care, and other social services is limited. Representation in politics and business is minimal. And discrimination remains pervasive.

Roma Movie Picked For 2013 Oscars

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's National Film Fund has selected "Just the Wind," a film featuring a cast of amateur Roma actors, as the country's ...

France Demolishes Roma Camps, Forcing Gypsies Out

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

GENNEVILLIERS, France — The camps weren't much to begin with: They had no electricity or running water. Grocery carts served as makeshift grills...

Playing From the Old Heart of Flamenco

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It's been more than fifty years since Paco de Lucía taught himself guitar and stunned the world of flamenco as a child prodigy, then went on to develop peerless technique and controversially reshape the boundaries of the genre.

Splendido Cinema: Nanni Moretti in the Spotlight, Part One

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

At first glance, the real life Nanni Moretti could appear quite like the men he plays in his films.

Not a Travel Film: Fellini's Roma

Network Awesome | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

It is an idea that Fellini sticks to when putting his vast, multi-colored spotlight on his home city. But like any major metropolitan city, it is only one facet of its massive whole.

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

Cholera Petition Suggests UN Caused "Involuntary Genocide" in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations is faced with two substantial legal petitions on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The actions could not be more different in their demands, tone, jurisdictions and venues.

Jordan Zakarin

Oscar-Winner Makes Dreams Come True | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

Any time Hans Zimmer begins a project, he panics: no matter how many iconic movie scores he has composed, the Oscar-winner fears he'll be unable to co...

The Other Side of Reproductive Justice: How Sterilization and Other Forms of Coercion Are Used Against "Unworthy" Parents

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Coerced sterilization and castration are in many ways no different from other limitations on individual reproductive choice: they violate a number of fundamental rights, including the rights to health, privacy, and physical integrity.

Romanian Gypsies Seek Dictionary Definition Change

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- What's in a name? An insult, according to Romania's Gypsies who are pushing for the nation's leading dictionary to add "pejorati...

Pope Pledges Support For Gypsies

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI listened to Gypsies recount their way of life at a first-ever papal audience for them at the Vatican on Saturda...

Hundreds Of Roma Women And Children Flee Far-Right Training Camp

AP | BELA SZANDELSZKY and PABLO GORONDI | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

GYONGYOSPATA, Hungary — Police detained several members of a far-right vigilante group Friday after hundreds of frightened Roma women and childr...

Poll Reveals Large Number Of Country's Teens 'Racist' And 'Anti-Semitic'

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Teenagers in Romania are widely intolerant of Gypsies, gays and people with AIDS, according to a new poll that called the r...

Roma Still Face Challenges Across Europe

Catherine Messina Paijic | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Catherine Messina Paijic

Commonly called "gypsies," the Roma are Europe's largest minority and fastest growing demographic, numbering nearly 10 million. But they are still largely excluded from political and civic life, battling centuries of discrimination.

PHOTOS: Romani Beauty Pageant Kicks Off In Bucharest

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Romani girls donned spangled skirts and sexy tops as they rehearsed dance numbers for the annual "Miss Piranda" beauty pageant in Bucharest. As th...

Court Hears Case Claiming Woman Sterilized Due To Ethnicity

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Europe's human rights court opened a hearing Tuesday into a Gypsy woman's allegation that she was wrongly and forcibly sterilized at a state...

Buy A Bride: Roma Girls Glam Up For Bridal Market

AFP | Diana Simeonova | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGILA, Bulgaria -- The first Saturday in Lent feels like any other market day in this tiny village in central Bulgaria, but fruit and vegetable stall...

Justice Still Awaits Victims of Anti-Roma Hate Crimes in Hungary

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Two years ago today, 27-year-old Robert Csorba and his four-year-old son were shot dead as they ran from their burning home in Tatárszentgyörgy, Hungary -- all because they were Roma.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) - Germany's president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Au...

On MLK Day, Human Rights Leaders Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Monday marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 81st birthday, and though the civil rights icon's legacy is hard to match, he'd likely...

10-Year-Old Mother A HOAX? Neighbors Say Child Mom Older Than Reported

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — The former neighbors of a Romanian girl who gave birth last week in Spain claim that she is significantly older than 10. N...

10-Year-Old Mom's Home INVESTIGATED

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Spanish social workers have inspected the home of a 10-year-old Romanian girl who gave birth last week to determine whether her baby is...

Mother Of 10-Year-Old Who Gave Birth Is DELIGHTED

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — A Romanian Gypsy woman whose 10-year-old daughter just gave birth in Spain says she's delighted to have a new granddaughter and doesn't...

New York Gypsy Allstars and Selim Sesler at Drom (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

You can't confine music to a political border. And with members from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and, yes, even New York, The New York Gypsy Allstars have continued in that spirit of exploration.