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André Glucksmann in His Voltairean Garden

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In his new book, Voltaire contre-attaque (Laffont), a marvel of rebellious youth and jubilant wisdom, we find a philosophical rehabilitation of the author of Candide.

World Jewish Congress Calls For Crackdown On Hungary's Far Right

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor BUDAPEST, May 7 (Reuters) - The World Jewish Congress urged Hungary on Tuesday to crack down on the f...

Killing the Gypsy Dream

Liliana Ciobanu | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Liliana Ciobanu

I've been spending time with several gypsy communities in Romania over the last couple of weeks, to see how they feel and think about the world around them.

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...

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.

Hans & Zoe Zimmer Take Over The WeHo Library (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Artists and Angelenos gathered at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday night for Fashion photographer Zoe Zimmer's "Deserve Dignity" -- a photo exhi...

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...

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...

Why Do We Ignore the Plight of the Roma in Europe?

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

For years we've honored the victims of the Holocaust by promising never to forget. In the contemporary plight of Europe's Roma population, we have the opportunity to get make good on our promises.

From Spain's Storied South, Diverging Voices

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

For a country with a history of xenophobia towards its Roma population (a.k.a gypsies; or, in Spanish, gitanos), Spain is becoming increasingly fond of traditional gypsy music.

Dubaification Of Istanbul: Amid Building Boom, Gypsies Of Sulukule Forced From Homes

GlobalPost.com | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL -- They lived for almost 1,000 years around the remains of Istanbul's Byzantine walls. But when they were forced to leave, the gypsies of S...