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Gypsies

The Greatest Threat to Europe

John Feffer | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
John Feffer

If we look a little closer at the agenda of the extreme right, we get warmer. Parties as diverse as Jobbik in Hungary, the National Front in France, and Golden Dawn in Greece have identified a common enemy -- the Other, the non-European, the foreigner.

Bridging Social Distance in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

The social distance between Roma and non-Roma communities in Europe is quite large. In other words, there is not a great deal of mixing between the two communities.

They Steal Children

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Days of lurid headlines have focused on the stolen child. Given this community's vile history of abuse, we have reason to be outraged. I'm referring of course to the European community's abuse of the Roma.

Gypsy Interiors: Contemporary Roma Portraits

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Gypsy Interiors is a series of portraits capturing the sedate and decorous intimacy of an outwardly loud and gregarious people. Italian photographer C...

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

The Failures of Funding Roma Inclusion

John Feffer | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
John Feffer

This incident in Katunitsa unleashed a firestorm of anti-Roma sentiment. Local residents turned their anger on Tsar Kiro and his family. Anti-Roma activists descended on Katunitsa and, though police were on hand to provide security, burned down Rashkov's properties.

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.

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...

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: The Aftermath'

Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

One of the most talked-about episodes of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Season 1 featured the wedding of first cousins Annie and Josh. On the ...

'American Gypsy Wedding': Pregnant Woman Gets Into Brawl

Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

On "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: The Stanley Sisters" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) viewers were treated to an hour-long special featuring the breako...

'Gyspy Wedding' Dress Weighs More Than The Bride

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

The Season Finale of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) wrapped up with the mother of all wedding dresses. Proud bride ...

First Cousins Tie The Knot On 'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Posted 06.11.2012 | TV

The latest installment of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featured the often controversial issue of first cousins marryi...

A Gypsy Dress Designer On How To Strut Your Stuff

Sondra Celli | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weddings
Sondra Celli

Does this dress make me look: Silly, too fat, too old, "Inappropriate"... ? The answer will surprise you... and it's always the same answer.

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding': It's A Man's World

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

On "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) bride-to-be Amber got a taste of her post-wedding gypsy lifestyle. The pregnant t...

Woman Enslaved Her Children After Fortune Teller Told Her To

Posted 05.10.2012 | Crime

Shortly after a meeting with a fortune teller, a British woman locked her children in their rooms, confiscated their lightbulbs, toys and mattresses a...

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' Series Premiere

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) viewers were given a glimpse into traditional Romany society a...

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights at Tribeca: An Interview

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights is a tribute to the resilience of the Roma people. I caught up with Mladenovic during the and asked her about growing up in Serbia during the war and her inspirations as a filmmaker.

Romanian President Cautioned For Discriminatory Remarks

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's anti-discrimination council has voted to caution President Traian Basescu for making discriminatory remarks about Gyps...

Iain McKell: The New Gypsies, a Different Way of Life, Simplicity and Freedom...

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.28.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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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...

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.

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...

France Sends Scores OF Gypsies Back To Romania

AP | JULIEN PROULT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France expelled nearly 100 Gypsies, or Roma, to their native Romania on Thursday as part of a very public effort by conservative Preside...

Romanian Gypsy Leader Compares Sarkozy To Nazis

AP | VADIM GHIRDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COSTESTI, Romania — A Romanian Gypsy leader on Wednesday compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, followi...

Sarkozy Accused Of Roma Gypsy 'Witch-Hunt'

Telegraph | Bruno Waterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused by European politicians of carrying out a "witch-hunt" against Roma gipsy migrants following the expulsion of 1,000 g...