viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012

Racism and football...

The Chelsea captain and former England captain John Terry has received a fine of 220,000 pounds and a four game ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
A statement from the Football Association said that Terry had been charged with "using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand and which included a reference to colour and/or race", contrary to FA rules.
A few months ago, Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 after being found guilty of misconduct, regarding "using insulting words towards" Patrice Evra of Manchester United.
English football (and other countries as well) continues to troubled by the scourge of racism. And that was what a Parliamentary reported a few weeks ago. 

lunes, 24 de septiembre de 2012

Greek neo-Nazi party sets up New York office

The Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party reportedly set up an office in New York City in a bid to bolster its support among expatriate Greek communities.
The populist ultranationalist party has been collecting food and medicine at drives in New York for Greeks left destitute by the country’s massive financial crisis and recently distributed the aid in Athens, according to the Kathimerini daily.
The website of the Golden Dawn New York branch, which features the party’s black swastika-like symbol across a dark New York skyline, promises the aid will be donated “only to Greek people.”

miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2012

Anti-Semitic, a Hate Crime

The posters, which are headlined with a reference to Hitler, accuse Mayor Sam Katz of funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of a dozen business people, all but two of whom are Jewish, since he was elected in 2004.
The messages are not signed and there is no reference to any individual or group who might be behind them.
Sadly, such incidents do also happen in Europe. For example, ninety incidents of anti-Semitic nature were recorded in Berlin during the first three months of 2012. The Secretary of State Bernard Kromer announced in Parliament that one third of those incidents had been classified as violent.

Antisemitic incidents map 2012: 

jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Assault on Montenegrin Gay Activists Condemned

Civil society activists and officials have condemned the beating up of three men - two of whom took part in making a video promoting gay rights in Montenegro.  

Danilo Marunovic, director of the video, Todor Vujosevic, an actor in it, and their friend, Mirko Boskovic, a journalist at Montenegro's public broadcaster, RTCG, were attacked on the night between Sunday and Monday, allegedly by fans of a sports club. The video was produced in November 2011 as part of a project of two local NGOs, the Centre for Civic Education, CGO, and LGBT Forum Progress. The video advocated increased tolerance for the LGBT community in Montenegro, showing two men kissing each other while watching a football match. One was Vujosevic. 
The three were reportedly attacked by fans of the Podgorica sports club Buducnost in the centre of capital and received minor injuries. CGO and the LGBT Forum Progress condemned the attack, saying that it was clear that the motive for the act was hatred, and the three men's only crime was contributing to a culture of tolerance. LGBT Progress filed a criminal complaint against four unnamed fans for the attack and against one alleged accomplice, whose identity is also known. Vijesti Television stated that one of its sport journalists, Dijana Drobnjak, was in the company of the attackers. She has been suspended from her duties pending an investigation. 
The NGO Human Rights Action said that the fan club, called Varvari, should be banned if it was proven that it contributed to the incident. 
Officials also condemned the attack. "We strongly condemn this act of vandalism … and expect the authorities to resolve the case quickly and efficiently and punish the perpetrators in line with the law,” Jovan Kojicic, the government's chief advisor on human rights and anti-discrimination, said.

11/09/2012 -Balkan Insight

miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2012

White Terror

There has been a significant change in the far-right movement: while veterans have retired, are too old or have died, the new ideologues are emerging throughout Europe and are expanding their ideas.

They don’t need to shave his heads because they have created corporations, distribution companies, music clubs, magazines, websites, etc.

The propagators of Hate have found the best tool to spread their ideas: the Internet.