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  • Michelle Obama on Working Part-Time: 'I Was Getting Gypped'

    06/24/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 6/24/14
    At Monday's White House Summit on Working Families, first lady Michelle Obama admitted to a few of her own struggles as a working mother while making the case for flexible workplace policies for families. "The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing…I realized I was getting gypped on that front," she told ABC's Robin Roberts at the event, which aimed to bring attention to strengthening the nation's workforce by addressing various workplace difficulties. "What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time."
  • European genes altered by Black Death

    02/04/2014 9:45:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The Black Death of the 14th century may be written into the DNA of survivors' descendants, new research finds. The study reveals that Roma people (sometimes known as gypsies, although this is considered a derogatory term) and white Europeans share alterations to their genetic code that occurred after the Roma settled in Europe from northwest India 1,000 years ago. The plague of the 1300s, which killed at least 75 million people, is a likely candidate for forcing this evolutionary change. "We show that there are some immune receptors that are clearly influenced by evolution in Europe and not in northwest...
  • Don Wade, longtime radio host, dies at 72

    09/09/2013 3:43:44 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/08/2013 | Rosalind Rossi
    For nearly 30 years, the husband-and-wife team of “Don Wade and Roma” entertained and informed WLS-AM (890) listeners with a longevity unique in Chicago radio history. But on Sunday night, the station’s website shared the sad news from Roma Wade that “my hero, my best friend, my soulmate” had passed away “in my loving arms.’’ By 10 p.m., 10,000 well-wishers had sent emails to Roma Wade via the getwelldon@gmail.com email address on the WLS-AM (890) website, said the station’s program manager, Tracy Slutzkin. Mr. Wade, 72, died Friday morning in Florida following a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer. His...
  • Invasion of the pickpockets (France)

    07/18/2013 9:20:06 AM PDT · by klpt · 40 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 18 July 2013 | Dailymail
    Stalking their prey around some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, they will stop at nothing to intimidate and steal. These disturbing pictures showing gangs from Romania and Bulgaria operating in Paris were published in the prestigious Paris Match magazine, which devoted eight pages to them under the headline The Flagrant Crimes Of Pickpockets. Brazenly targeting their victims in broad daylight at cashpoints, on crowded pavements and in parks and Metro stations, the increasingly aggressive gangs are causing chaos and misery in the French capital.
  • Marseille residents force out Roma, burn their camp

    09/28/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies
    By FRANCE 24 ^ | 28/09/2012
    Residents of a housing estate in the southern French city of Marseille forced a group of Roma (Gypsy) families that had installed themselves nearby to move on, before burning all that remained of their encampment, local press reported on Thursday. According to La Provence newspaper, police were called to separate dozens of the residents from the Roma families, who left the site in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement (district) “without violence”, police said. Everything that was left behind was gathered up and burned. Police said no arrests were made and that there had been no violence. The locals, according to La Provence,...
  • France declares war on illegal migrants

    08/10/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT · by NCjim · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 9, 2012 | Peter Allen
    French police were yesterday breaking up gipsy camps and deporting illegal immigrants found in them. Dozens of officers in riot gear descended on a settlement near Lille shortly after dawn to oversee the evacuation of some 200 Roma living in mobile homes. One hundred people were evicted from a site in Lyon, with similar round-ups happening in other major cities including Marseille. Caravans and huts were destroyed in the Belleville area of central Paris on Wednesday, making another 100 people homeless. ‘Many of those evicted will be flown home to Romania,’ said an interior ministry source, who insisted the deportations...
  • 16-year-old bride's REAL Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (guests please dress smart... electronic tags incl.)

    03/09/2012 4:13:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 62 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 9, 2012 | DEBORAH ARTHURS
    <p>The 16-year-old star of Channel 4 reality TV show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings today married the boy who 'grabbed' her in a disco last year.</p> <p>Cheyenne Pidgley of Hersham, Surrey, wed 18-year-old fellow Traveller John McFadyen in a ceremony held at St Peter's church this afternoon, with 200 family and friends in attendance.</p>
  • David Gregory not happy with Chicago Don & Roma today

    10/14/2011 7:01:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WLS Don & Roma should have the audio up later today. David Gregory from Meet the Depressed MSNBC was being asked about Holder and issues with Obama. Gregory became very irate that he would be actually questioned about his lack of questioning of his Democrat guests. I don't think David Gregory will be back on their morning show very soon. LOL.
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    FaithFreedom.org ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • Anarchists hijack the travellers' last stand: Fears of bloody confrontation

    08/31/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-11 | Andrew Levy
    Hundreds of anarchists and student protesters are plotting to join the battle against the bulldozing of Europe’s largest illegal traveller camp. Police fear bloody confrontations with bailiffs and officers as outsiders attempt to turn the protest into a politically motivated riot. About 50 anarchists have already joined the 1,000 travellers at Dale Farm and Basildon District Council has spent ten years trying to remove around 500 travellers from Dale Farm after they settled beside dozens of legal plots. It ended up in the Court of Appeal last year when 80 families on 52 plots were ordered to leave. The council...
  • Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

    05/24/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/2011 | BBCX
    "Milan cannot turn into an Islamic city, a zingaropoli [Gypsytown] full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote," Mr Berlusconi said on his People of Freedom party website. "Milan is... one of the most important capitals in Europe in terms of intelligence, creativity and entrepreneurialism," he said. "A city like this will surely not want to hand itself over to the far left with the risk of becoming a disorderly, chaotic and unsafe city." Mr Berlusconi is understood to have taken first-round defeat in Milan - his home town and...
  • Breaking News! Massive Battle Across Texas Mexico Border - Machine Guns and Explosions

    04/21/2011 11:56:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | April 21, 2011 | David Bellow
    Morning of April 21, 2011 - My Brother and I are soldiers in the Army National Guard. My brother, James Bellow, is currently deployed on the Texas/Mexico border. In the early morning hours of April 21st, 2011, my brother witnessed and recorded a MASSIVE firefight and Battle in Mexico, right across from the city of Roma, TX. This battle lasted for hours and included machine gun fire and several explosions from grenades of mortars. My brother filmed some of the footage of the battle on his phone, which can be seen below: Gunfire heard during the battle in Mexico right...
  • Roma hunting season set to continue

    04/07/2011 12:31:12 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    Le Monde, Paris ^ | 4/6/2011 | Joëlle Stolz
    At a time when the EU has called on member states to make greater efforts to integrate Roma living on their territories, Viktor Orbán’s government, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union, continues to turn a blind eye to the ongoing campaign to intimidate "Gypsy criminals" conducted by far-right Magyar groups. Gyöngyöspata (Hungary), March 12, 2011. Members of Szebb Jövoert surround the house of a Roma family. At the end of March, paramilitary members of Hungary’s extreme-right Jobbik political party organised several weeks of village patrols to counter “Gypsy criminality” — a worrying demonstration of strength that failed...
  • Pictured: The mother aged 10 who had baby with her 13-year-old cousin

    11/06/2010 12:55:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 6,2010 | Nick Fagge and Tamara Cohen
    It is the kind of innocent embrace you might expect from teenage sweethearts. Wearing hooped earrings and with a flower in her hair, the girl drapes her arms around her ­boyfriend’s neck. But that is where any resemblance to an ordinary young couple ends.
  • EU takes legal action against France over Roma (gypsies being expelled)

    09/29/2010 7:29:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-29-10 | unattributed
    The European Commission is to launch legal proceedings against France over its expulsion of Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsy) migrants. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said France had failed to respect European rules on freedom of movement. The controversial expulsions of thousands of Roma led to a serious row between Brussels and Paris. Recently Ms Reding compared France's action to events during World War II. The accusation drew a sharp rebuke from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "France is not enforcing European law as it should on free movement, so we are launching an infringement process against France," Ms Reding told France...
  • EU Parliament Criticizes Roma Expulsion by France (Deportation of 1,000 ethnic Roma begins)

    09/12/2010 9:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 09/12/2010 | Selah Hennessy
    Roma rights activists during a protest in front of the French embassy in Bucharest, Romania, 06 Sep 2010 The European Parliament has criticized the move by the French government to expel its Roma migrants. Since August, France has deported about 1,000 ethnic Roma to Romania and Bulgaria. In a resolution passed Thursday, the European Union called for France to bring it to a stop. European Parliament member for London Jean Lambert says France's Roma policy is discriminatory. "It is not saying you have committed a crime and therefore you as an individual should be expelled from this country," Lampert. "It...
  • France and Sarkozy are annoyed by the Roma. Roma-ro-mamaa!

    09/08/2010 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Saturday morning. The sound of the gypsy music is moving closer. They have a bear on a chain-leash. Kids throw coins from the balcony and the gypsy man makes the bear dance. Ah, the sweet memories of my childhood. Today the dancing bears are ‘liberated’. After the fall of communism the French actress Brigitte Bardot made a worldwide campaign against the cruelty involved in training the dancing bears. Bulgarian government had to buy the bears from the gypsies. The animals were expensive – one could cost as much as a fancy German car. Special reservation areas were designated for...
  • France begins expelling Roma back to home countries

    08/19/2010 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2010
    France has begun expelling approximately 700 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria on Thursday, AFP reported. The first 79 Roma to participate in what has been termed a "voluntary return procedure" agreed to leave France on a flight headed for Bucharest later in the day. Another 132 Roma are expected to leave France for Romania this Friday. Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.
  • France to shut illegal Roma camps and deport migrants

    07/29/2010 1:22:13 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 44 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | July 29th 2020 | Staff
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered 300 illegal camps of travellers and Roma to be dismantled. People in the camps found to be living illegally in France would be expelled, he said. The order is a response to riots last week in which travellers attacked police in a Loire Valley town after a youth was shot dead. The government said the camps are sources of crime but critics say an ethnic minority is being singled out. "Within the next three months, half of the illegal camps will be dismantled - camps and squats - that is to say some 300,"...
  • Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against "Islamophobia"

    07/01/2010 3:07:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 1, 2010 6:30 AM | Posted by Robert Spencer
    SNIPPET - quote: Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against "Islamophobia" If Hannah Rosenthal really wants to end "Islamophobia," here is an easy way. She can call upon Muslims to: 1. Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts. 2. Renounce definitively not just "terrorism," but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means. In line with this, clarify what is meant by their condemnations of the killing of innocent people by...
  • Rome's gypsies fight resettlement

    04/05/2010 11:04:45 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 520+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 4/6/2010 | Gabriella Bianchi in Rome
    "We would die rather than move," says Hasco Rustic, proudly showing guests into the metal container in which he lives. Mr Rustic is a spokesman for the 350 Bosnian gypsies in the Tor De Cenci camp that they share with a small group of Macedonians on Rome's southern fringes. Tor De Cenci stands in the way of a planned race track for Rome's first grand prix, scheduled for 2013. It is also one of many settlements that Gianni Alemanno, mayor, aims to close under a grand scheme to group some 6,000 foreign gypsies in a dozen "villages of solidarity" outside...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • [South Texas:]Roma Police on High Alert

    02/23/2010 1:37:46 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 601+ views
    KRGV ^ | 02/23/2010 | Will Ripley
    Gunfire heard from major shootout in Miguel Aleman ESCOBARES - Roma police are on high alert, after reports of a major shootout in Miguel Aleman. That’s the Mexican city directly across the border from Roma. Police units are stationed at the international bridge to prevent any potential spillover of violence. Witnesses on the U.S. side of the border are telling CHANNEL 5 NEWS they can hear the gunfire. Roma police are working to confirm these reports. CHANNEL 5 NEWS has confirmed a major shootout happened last night about two miles outside Ciudad Camargo. That’s across from Rio Grande City. In...
  • Bill Clinton’s Countless Charities Ignore the Children He is Still Killing

    12/18/2009 11:53:47 PM PST · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 541+ views
    Republicna Riot ^ | 12/17/09 | Julia Gorin
    Wouldn’t you think that even a dime of all that rock star money that pours into the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative might get to the three-year-olds who are having heart attacks and epileptic spells because of the lead-heavy areas his war displaced them to? Instead of helping where he has caused suffering, he looks far far away, toward Africa and even obesity, to look for causes to help. Meanwhile, he is killing hundreds of Roma children like Sara:
  • Madonna Booed During Romanian Concert Over Gypsy (and gay) Remark

    08/28/2009 2:25:03 PM PDT · by lizol · 37 replies · 2,768+ views
    Madonna Booed During Romanian Concert Over Gypsy Remark August 28, 2009 7:13 a.m. EST Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer Bucharest, Romania (CNS) - Madonna's stance on equality was not warmly received in Romania. The pop superstar was booed during a concert after she mentioned discrimination of gypsies and homosexuals in the country. She told the "Sticky and Sweet" concert crowd in Bucharest, "I've never been to Romania before and I am happy to be here." "But I found out that there is a lot of discrimination against gypsies in Eastern Europe and that makes me very sad,...
  • Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies

    08/27/2009 12:47:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 112 replies · 3,661+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/27/09
    BUCHAREST, Romania - At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers. The sharp mood change that swept the crowd of 60,000, who had packed a park for Wednesday night's concert, underscores how prejudice against Gypsies remains deeply entrenched across Eastern Europe. Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other people group on the continent. Sometimes, it can be deadly: In...
  • Jeweller given police warning for banning gipsies after raids on his shop (UK illegals problem)

    07/17/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 32 replies · 939+ views
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A respected jeweller has been given a police warning for 'racially offensive' conduct after banning gipsies from his shop in the wake of a series of raids by an Eastern European crime gang. Michael Plant, 62...reacted to the string of thefts with a sign in his shop window reading: 'Sorry, we do not serve Eastern Europeans or Gypsies.' Shortly after posting the sign, he was served with a warning from a senior police officer demanding he take it down, or face prosecution for possible race hate charges.Despite inquiries police have been unable to trace the thieves.... ... 'I've got a...
  • Want to see a GP? Gipsies come first as NHS..(Warning of What to Expect from Obamacare)

    06/18/2009 2:20:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/18/2009 | Emily Andrews
    Gipsies and travellers should be given priority in NHS hospitals and GP surgeries, doctors have been told. They will be fast-tracked for doctors, nurses and even some dentist appointments above all other patients. GPs have also been told to see any travellers who simply walk in without an appointment, even if all consultation times for the day are full.
  • Woman Sentenced for Jihad Leaflet

    03/30/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 393+ views
    A woman who wrote a leaflet encouraging people to carry out jihad, or holy war, has been sentenced to a community order at Manchester Crown Court. Shella Roma, 29, of Oldham, had pleaded guilty to dissemination of a terrorist publication, and received a three-year order, with supervision for two years. Roma was arrested after a photocopy shop employee was alarmed by a document she had produced, and alerted police. The pamphlet contained an essay, "The Call", encouraging jihad. The eight-page essay mentioned the 9/11 attacks and the war on terror, and repeatedly asked: "Will you go to Jihad (holy war)?"...
  • On the market: Teenage Gypsy girls glam up for annual bride sale (with pictures)

    03/09/2009 8:34:56 PM PDT · by rawhide · 109 replies · 5,399+ views
    DailyMail UK ^ | 3-9-09 | Caroline Graham
    Dressed in their finest clothes and gold jewellery, thousands of teenage Roma girls were paraded around by their parents this weekend - at an open-air brides market. Wearing lots of make-up, the teenagers came to the traditional annual market in Bulgaria, hoping to find a husband - and preferably one willing to pay a large amount of money for his future spouse. 'We take our daughters to this gathering so they could get acquainted with boys, for we do not allow our children to go to discos,' explains Elena from Kapitan Andreevo. At the market in the village of Mogila...
  • How the views of 3,100 middle England residents on gipsy camps were rejected...[Racist]

    01/03/2009 10:13:03 AM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 840+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03 Jan 2009 | Paul Bracchi
    This idyllic corner of England is where council chiefs want to put a new gipsy camp. When locals, protested, they branded them racists and threw out their complaints. So much for democracy... The spring bulbs are coming up a treat outside Huckleberry Cottage and the thatched roof looks as pretty as a picture. 'Would you like tea or a glass of lemonade?' inquires Frances Huckle, a slight white-haired woman who answers the front door. Mrs Huckle, a former nurse, and her 79-year-old husband Gordon, a retired engineer, have lived here in the same home in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, for half a...
  • UK: Builder forces gipsies off his land... by digging a moat around their camp

    11/26/2008 8:34:44 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2008
    First he encircled them with an 8ft metal fence. And when that failed to move the gipsy camp off his land, he dug a moat. Builder Francis Shiner resorted to the measures when two gipsy families set up home on the disused car park of a building site in Bedford.He asked them to move but they didn't. So he went on the offensive and managed to evict them within 48 hours. Mr Shiner said the gipsies were hindering work on the site owned by Bedford construction company SDC construction and action had to be taken. He said: 'We went...
  • Kosovo Roma Diaspora Statement to OSCE

    10/24/2008 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 457+ views
    UN Observer ^ | 10/22/08 | Murat Haliti & Assoc
    2008-10-22 | Statement of the Kosovo Roma Diaspora on the occasion of the "International Roundtable on Roma, Ashakli and Egyptians of Kosovo: Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Integration" 22 October 2008 - We, representatives of the Kosovo Roma Diaspora, would like to express our disagreement with the organisation of an international roundtable on the integration of Roma from Kosovo by the Project on Ethnic Relations in cooperation with the OSCE/ODIHR. We believe that this conference, which is taking place today at the headquarters of the OSCE in Vienna, has no other purpose than to set the basis for the forthcoming...
  • Obama thanks McCain for toning down rhetoric

    10/11/2008 7:41:53 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 178 replies · 3,753+ views
    afp.google.com ^ | 10/11/08 | AFP
    PHILADELPHIA (AFP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday thanked his Republican rival John McCain for urging supporters to be respectful and stop hurling abuse at Obama at his rallies. "Now, I want to acknowledge that Senator McCain tried to tone down the rhetoric yesterday in his town hall meeting and I appreciate his reminder that we can disagree while still being respectful of each other," Obama said.
  • Italian outrage over Romany gypsy drowning photos

    07/21/2008 10:42:26 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 39 replies · 858+ views
    "(CNN) -- Italian newspapers, an archbishop and civil liberties campaigners expressed shock and revulsion on Monday after photographs were published of sunbathers apparently enjoying a day at the beach just meters from where the bodies of two drowned Romany gypsy girls were laid out on the sand." "Two of them were pulled to safety but rescuers failed to reach the other two in time to save them. The Web site of the Archbishop of Naples said the girls were cousins named Violetta and Cristina, aged 12 and 13. Their bodies were eventually laid out on the sand under beach towels...
  • 'British values mean nothing to me,' says the gipsy mother who forced her daughter to marry at 13

    05/20/2008 6:37:41 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 53 replies · 170+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2008 | TOM KELLY
    The gipsy mother who forced her daughter of 13 to marry a 14-year-old boy yesterday dismissed British values as irrelevant to her. Renata Gural said she was unconcerned by the outrage over the teenagers' Romany wedding ceremony at a pub in East London. Mrs Gural, 31, who is pregnant with her sixth child, said: "I'm not bothered what anyone thinks. "I'll be the one who decides if my daughter is old enough to marry. I got married when I was 14 in such a ceremony and it hasn't done me any harm. "Just because I live in Britain doesn't mean...
  • Mexican national admits to assaulting border agent

    03/04/2008 3:03:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 225+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 4, 2008 | Jeremy Roebuck
    McALLEN -- A 28-year-old Mexican national pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year during a failed arrest attempt. Juan Carlos Gonzalez Garcia, of Villa De Ramos, S.L.P., Mexico, faces up to 20 years in prison for the attack which left the agent with a fractured left shoulder. He told authorities he was one of three men in a pick-up truck stopped on Dec. 13 just outside of Roma, according to court documents. But when agents discovered he was in the country illegally and tried to arrest him, Gonzalez resisted, knocking himself and the arresting agent...
  • In a toxic wasteland: The Gypsies of Kosovo

    02/16/2008 11:11:15 AM PST · by joan · 10 replies · 486+ views
    The Statesman ^ | February 2008
    Paul Polansky, Head of Mission, Kosovo Roma Refugee Fund (KRRF) and Society For Threatened Peoples (GFBV), is one of the most important contemporary writers on the suppressed history and reality of Eastern European Gypsies. A native of Mason City, Iowa, USA, Mr Polansky has spent the last 15 years living with various Gypsy communities of Eastern Europe. Mr Polansky spoke to SHIV KARAN SINGH: How did you first get involved with the Gypsies of Kosovo? Because of my research in the 1990’s, documenting the stories of Gypsy survivors of World War II death camps in Czechoslovakia, which resulted in one...
  • Threat To Deport (Roma) Family Of 54 Camped On Motorway (Ireland)

    07/22/2007 2:11:31 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 750+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-22-2007 | Henry McDonald
    Threat to deport Roma family of 54 camped on motorway Government to send out firm message: we will not give in to groups seeking welfare Henry McDonald, Ireland editor Sunday July 22, 2007 The Observer (UK) The Irish government is determined to deport a group of Roma Gypsies who are living on roundabouts and grassy areas on Ireland's busiest motorway, The Observer has learnt. Plans have been drawn up to allow the gardai to evict, forcibly if necessary, the 32 adults and 22 children from one extended family who have set up camps on the M50 between Dublin airport and...
  • Paddlers protest planned border wall

    07/14/2007 3:29:54 PM PDT · by chaos_5 · 40 replies · 1,196+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 14, 2007 | Ed Stoddard
    ROMA, Texas (Reuters) - Dozens of paddlers took to the waters of the Rio Grande on Saturday to protest a planned security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that supporters say will stem the tide of illegal immigration from the south. "I don't think that the wall is a good option for our countries," said Raul Padilla as he briskly stroked his kayak down the river. "Instead of dividing, we must unite to combat social problems together." His boat was one of 10 from the Mexican side of the river to join 30 kayaks and canoes from the U.S. side for...
  • Fugitive linked to Zetas captured in Roma [South Texas]

    06/22/2007 6:59:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 782+ views
    The Monitor ^ | June 22, 2007 | Jeremy Roebuck and Martha Leticia Hernandez
    HIDALGO — The U.S. Border Patrol turned over a fugitive believed to have ties to a powerful Mexican paramilitary group to agents in that country Thursday, federal authorities said. Miguel Angel Hernandez Barrón was wanted for deserting the army and separate gun charges, said Reynosa-based Judge Ayala Santos, with the Instituto Nacional de Migración, a federal immigration court. Hernandez Barrón is believed to be the brother of Victor Manuel Hernandez Barrón, a top member of the Zetas and the purported personal bodyguard of alleged Gulf Cartel leader Osiel Cárdenas, authorities said. Federal agents detained Miguel Hernandez Barrón on Wednesday in...
  • Rome's Palatine Hill shows new treasures

    01/23/2007 5:07:37 PM PST · by Dysart · 41 replies · 1,007+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 1-23-07 | ARIEL DAVID
    ROME - Work on Rome's Palatine Hill has turned up a trove of discoveries, including what might be the underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a wolf nursed the city's legendary founders Romulus and Remus. ADVERTISEMENT Archaeologists gathered Tuesday at a conference to save crumbling monuments on the Palatine discussed findings of studies on the luxurious imperial homes threatened by collapse and poor maintenance that have forced the closure of much of the hill to the public.While funds are still scarce, authorities plan to reopen some key areas of the honeycombed hill to tourists by the end of the year,...
  • "Holocaust against the Roma" exhibition in Warsaw

    11/06/2006 11:35:56 AM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 362+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 06.11.2006 | Agnieszka Bielawska
    "Holocaust against the Roma" exhibition in Warsaw 06.11.2006 The exhibition is very well documented- the exhibits: photographs, documents, identity cards come from several dozen institutions as well as private persons who are involved in the project. The genocide committed by Nazi Germany on the Roma community is largely forgotten in many European countries. This ignorance makes the long born stereotypes about the Roma community very much alive . The exhibition is composed of four parts which demonstrate the growth of the racial policy towards the Roma from the early persecution and isolation to mass extermination says the commissioner of the...
  • Global Gypsy party, From being persecuted to celebrating their roots, old and new Roma musicians

    10/05/2006 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 367+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 09.27.06 | MARTY LIPP
    Romanticized and persecuted, celebrated and shunned, Gypsies have become a growing presence in the world music circuit since the fall of Communism -- yet the everyday prejudice they face across Europe has persisted, and sometimes worsened. Even the word "Gypsy" is a misunderstanding, based on the notion that they are descended from Egyptians, though their ancestors actually migrated in the 11th century from Rajasthan in northwestern India. In recent years, the name they call themselves in the Romani language, Roma, has been increasingly embraced. By the 15th century, there were Roma communities in Eastern Europe, as well as the Iberian...
  • People without a country: Roma refugees from Kosovo struggle in Montenegro

    06/22/2006 8:18:10 AM PDT · by joan · 17 replies · 375+ views
    Newday ^ | June 22, 2006 | Matthew McAllester
    PODGORICA, Montenegro - Bedri Shala has his reasons for not wanting to go home to Kosovo. Back across the border, he said, are Kosovo Albanian men who in the aftermath of the war in 1999 kidnapped, tortured and raped him repeatedly, shot his brother dead, and tried to shoot Shala, too, as he ran away.
  • Uncovering the Past (Roma Holocaust in Slovakia)

    02/05/2006 1:20:36 PM PST · by lizol · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Transitions Online ^ | 30 January 2006 | Maria Husova
    Uncovering the Past by Maria Husova 30 January 2006 World War II ended more than 60 years ago, but the Roma Holocaust in Slovakia is only now being recognized. Tens of thousands of Roma in Europe were among the victims of the Holocaust, but many Slovaks still don’t know that people other than Jews were victims of persecution during World War II. Only recently, moving stories of Roma survivors have begun to emerge. Those survivors are finally seeing their pain acknowledged in memorials, and some have even received compensation. The Roma Holocaust is called Baro Porrajmos in the Roma language,...
  • Starr County vexed after MS-13 arrest [Roma, Texas]

    08/13/2005 3:50:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1,071+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 12,2005 | Travis M. Whitehead
    ROMA — A day after a member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang was arrested in connection with the beating death of an immigrant smuggler north of here, Roel Ramirez said he feared for his family’s safety. He also worries about leaving people alone at his cattle and wildlife ranch nine miles north of here, where people from all over the world come to view and photograph birds. "It’s very, very scary," said Ramirez of the possible presence of the El Salvadoran gang, also known as MS-13. "I spend a lot of time at the ranch. (On Tuesday), my ranch...
  • Police suspect MS-13s in death [Texas]

    08/11/2005 6:15:31 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 6,051+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 11,2005 | Travis M. Whitehead
    Alleged gang member held after ‘coyote’ found dead ROMA — A group of Mara Salvatrucha gang members sneaking into the United States may have beaten one of their smugglers to death, according to Starr County Sheriff Rey Guerra. Smugglers were leading a group of 25 undocumented immigrants through Starr County early Wednesday when five men, believed to be members of the notorious El Salvador gang, MS-13, allegedly attacked one of the smugglers, or coyotes. The killing may have been in retaliation for another immigrant who was removed from the group along the way in Mexico. After other members of the...
  • Holocaust survivors' lawsuit against Vatican proceeds

    06/16/2005 8:34:34 PM PDT · by Destro · 14 replies · 394+ views
    renewamerica.us ^ | June 14, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Holocaust survivors' lawsuit against Vatican proceeds Matt C. Abbott June 14, 2005 From a news release dated June 14, 2005: Vatican dealt another legal setback in Holocaust claims lawsuit The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has denied a Vatican petition for reconsideration and has shown no interest in a Vatican request for an extraordinary en banc hearing of the Ninth Circuit. This follows the Ninth Circuit's April 18, 2005 ruling that Holocaust survivors will be permitted to continue their claims against the Vatican for an accounting and restitution of the so-called Ustasha, or Croatian treasury, consisting of...
  • 'Race killing' sparks French riot

    05/31/2005 8:23:44 PM PDT · by JeffersonRepublic.com · 37 replies · 965+ views
    Police say at least 37 people have been arrested after a night of violence in the southern French city of Perpignan. The trouble started after a man of North African descent was shot dead. Hundreds of North Africans clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and baton charges. Tensions between North Africans and Romas have increased after another man of North African descent was beaten to death last week, allegedly by Romas. On Saturday, more than 3,500 people demonstrated in a tense atmosphere in memory of Mohamed Bey Bachir, who was killed on 22 May. French police say eight...