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Dead Wild Roses: Things to Ruin Your Day – Forced Sterilization of the Roma

When the government really isn’t on your side… Excerpts taken from here. “Between 1971 and 1991 in Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic and Slovakia, the “reduction of the Roma population” through surgical sterilization, performed without the knowledge of the women themselves, was a widespread governmental practice. The sterilization would be performed on Romani women without their […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Things to Ruin Your Day – Forced Sterilization of the Roma

A. Picazo: A Circus On The Levant

“Being a Jew isn’t like being Black or being gay or being a woman, or even Israeli where many Jews come from. Being a Jew is a choice, like being a Blood or Crip. Jews are the medieval prototype of the Occupy Wall Street movement; a shiftless group of hobo’s that doesn’t believe in property . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: A Circus On The Levant

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The State Of Stand With Ezra

The site Ezra is using to raise money for his latest defamation suit has been hacked.  Don’t know what issue B3Yaz has with him, but there’s some nice gypsy-like music playing on the site now, so maybe it’s in solidarity with The Roma (who Ezra slimed).

Update: Dawg says the music is Turkish.

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The State Of Stand With Ezra

drive-by planet: Maria the ‘mystery’ Roma girl and Madeleine McCann… racist underside of news coverage

Maria posters and headline/Maria’s biological mother Sasha Ruseva

A story from Greece about a four year-old ‘mystery girl’ named Maria has been making headlines in the mainstream media. Maria who is fair-haired was living in the care of a Roma couple who happen to be dark complexioned. This created suspicions in the minds . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Maria the ‘mystery’ Roma girl and Madeleine McCann… racist underside of news coverage

drive-by planet: Media bias

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Farber On Cdn Human Rights

With little fanfare, Canada was scolded earlier this year by both the United Nations and Amnesty International over its human rights record. Yes you read this correctly — Canada.

The two areas that attracted the most attention by the UN/Amnesty International human rights experts were Canada’s record when it came to refugees and, internally, the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Farber On Cdn Human Rights

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Jason Kenney Is Being Lied To

From Canadian Jewish News:

A recent Canadian billboard campaign in Hungary targeting would-be Roma asylum-seekers to Canada with the message that new immigration laws severely limit their ability to seek refuge from persecution here led [Hungarian film-maker Adam] Csillag to contact The CJN to alert Canada’s Jewish community to the situation in his country.

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The Canadian Progressive: Black hockey players, aboriginals, gays nixed from Canada’s new bills

“The Bank of Canada considered celebrating gay marriages, black hockey players, and turban-wearing RCMP officers on its new plastic bank notes” By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: And so the Harper Conservative-inspired whitewashing of Canada continues. Last summer, we learned that the Bank of Canada had nixed the image of an . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Black hockey players, aboriginals, gays nixed from Canada’s new bills

The Canadian Progressive: In Hungary, Racist Harper Government Billboards Targeting Roma Ethnic People

Hindus have termed Canadian government billboards in Hungary targeting Roma (Gypsy) asylum-seekers as highly inappropriate and blatant racism. by The Canadian Progressive reporters on Jan. 30, 2013 Hindus have termed Canadian government billboards in Hungary targeting Roma (Gypsy) asylum-seekers as highly inappropriate and blatant racism. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Hungary, Racist Harper Government Billboards Targeting Roma Ethnic People

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network pleads with anti-choice group to back its quest for ‘right to life’ subsidy

Sun News Network commentator back in the day complaining about how media outlets want the government to solve everything. This goes for Sun News Network and its financial problems too, it turns out. Below: Anti-choice Sun News commentator Michael Coren.

As part of its full-court press to get the CRTC to approve a . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network pleads with anti-choice group to back its quest for ‘right to life’ subsidy

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Network–Beacon O’ Diversity

By the same logic you could say they’ve  really been a great help to the Roma.

From here.

Alberta Diary: With no market for hate and right-wing drivel, Sun News comes cap in hand for public subsidy

More gruel, sir? The face of Sun News Network that Sun News Network would like you to see as they beg for public subsidies. Below: The real face of Sun News Network.

Sun News Network, that fearless foe of state subsidies for the CBC, wants you, Dear Television Viewer, to directly subsidize it . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: With no market for hate and right-wing drivel, Sun News comes cap in hand for public subsidy

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra In The (Jewish) News

I would just note that this piece in the Canadian Jewish News almost entirely ignores the ongoing hate-speech investigation of Ezra Levant, preferring instead to focus on an address he gave to the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO’s Hatikvah chapter, which is a Jewish women’s group.  Ezra’s spiel, not surprisingly, was yet another tired rehash of his time . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra In The (Jewish) News

BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Designated Countries Of Origon

In response to Kenney’s list, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs remains relatively mush-mouthed, but notes the following points of concern:

However, we believe there are two key deficiencies in the DCO regulations that should be addressed. First, there are no clear provisions for how a designated country could be removed from the list should . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Designated Countries Of Origon

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Police Hate Speech investigation Against Ezra Levant "Ongoing"

… and police have referred it to the Crown attorney’s office.

Not much to report on this front, but more than I had previously heard, which is that the police were sitting on the file.

So there you have it.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Carry On Roma

With all the to-do about these folks lately, I thought the following might be apropos:

Dec. 6, 2012 — Despite their modern-day diversity of language, lifestyle, and religion, Europe’s widespread Romani population shares a common, if complex, past. It all began in northwestern India about 1,500 years ago…

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The genome-wide evidence specified the geographic . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Carry On Roma

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Who Said This About The Government Changes To The Interim Federal Health Program

…that have resulted in a refugee from the Mid-East being denied his chemo? …unbelievable that some of the decisions that have been taken federally are having this impact on people who are clearly the most vulnerable, refugees who are obviously… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Who Said This About The Government Changes To The Interim Federal Health Program

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant…My Part In His Downfall

Well,it finally happened:

On Thursday October 11, 2012, Toronto’s Roma Community Centre officially reported a hate crime to the Toronto Police Services and an investigation is now underway.

This was in response to overtly racist, prejudicial, and demeaning statements made by Sun News Network commentator, Ezra Levant, which were broadcast live on television throughout Canada.

And indeed . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant…My Part In His Downfall

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Police Investigating Levant For Anti-Roma Diatribe

BCL has been covering this issue pretty extensively thankfully because we really have been dropping the ball when it comes to the story: Roma group’s complaint against Ezra Levant prompts Toronto police investigation Published on Wednesday October 24, 2012 Jeff Green Staff Reporter

A complaint about broadcaster Ezra Levant’s rant that likened Gypsies to “swindlers” . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Police Investigating Levant For Anti-Roma Diatribe

BigCityLib Strikes Back: See Kelly Block’s Disgusting Flyer!!!

A nice take-down can be found here.  Although I would note to the author Mr. Mandryk that at least they’re aren’t after Hunkys anymore. No.  The Harper government has more or less randomly chosen Hungarians as their scapegoat du jour.  They’re thinking a few moves ahead, post Afghan mission.  Who do we  get the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: See Kelly Block’s Disgusting Flyer!!!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Update On Roma Vs. Kenney

Members of Toronto’s Roma Community Centre will disassociate itself from a number of other groups protesting a reception for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney–who will be honoured by the Canadian Friends of Haifa University (CFHU) on Nov. 4 at the Fairmount Royal York hotel– to symbolically show that  they are not anti-Israel, merely oppose Kenney’s Bill C-31, which . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Update On Roma Vs. Kenney

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hate Speech Complaint Against Ezra Levant To Be Submitted To Police

From the Jewish Tribune, but not yet on line: I’ll probably write more about this story eventually, as it tries to play the “Anti-Israel” card against Ms. Csanyi – Robah on some pretty weak grounds, and also insinuates that Bernie Farber (noted above) is somehow up to something nefarious.  But right now its only available . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hate Speech Complaint Against Ezra Levant To Be Submitted To Police

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Roma, Jason Kenny, And The University of Haifa

The Roma Community Centre of Toronto, Canada has sent a letter–their second, because their first from earlier this month has not been responded to–to the University of Haifa in Northern Israel, asking that the University “reconsider granting an honorary doctorate to [Minister for Citizenship and Immigration] Jason Kenney”, due to the fact that he’s been trashing . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Roma, Jason Kenny, And The University of Haifa

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Update On Levant’s Roma Rant

It has now drawn a complaint to the Alberta law society:

Roma Community Centre (RCC) of Toronto, Ontario, wishes to file a complaint with Alberta Law Society (ALS) against Ezra Levant. According to the ALS Code of Conduct, “Alberta’s lawyers are expected to conduct themselves and their law practices in ways which are highly ethical . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Update On Levant’s Roma Rant

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun TV Issues Grovelling Apology To Roma–Ezra Levant Hates On

I am told that Sun TV ran a scrolled apology to the Canadian Roma community last evening during Ezra’s show, although I am not seeing it in the vids posted to the network’s website.Ezra, it should be noted, has not issued his own apology, which means that a criminal hate speech complaint may still be . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun TV Issues Grovelling Apology To Roma–Ezra Levant Hates On