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Slovakia, October 1, 2012 - Two independent protests against the Roma were organised during this past weekend. While the first was halted by the police, the second remained orderly and ended without serious problems, the TASR newswire reported.

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September 7, 2012 - Almost a year after the Dale Farm eviction in October 2011, Dale Farm families are facing a second eviction. Basildon Council served enforcement notices on the homeless families on 24 July 2012. The planning inspectorate yesterday refused to hear an appeal by the residents, who argue that they have ‘nowhere else to go’, opening the way for a further forced eviction. Lawyers for the Dale Farm families are currently considering a Judicial Review of the rejection of the appeal. They have three months to respond by law.

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Amsterdam, June 20, 2012 - Will You Turn A Blind Eye? More vigilant than ever, we are still campaigning. Against Fortress Europe

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London, June 12, 2012 - Ignored, yet maligned, numerous, but powerless, the Roma minority live on the edge of society, making their living from other people’s waste. The ghosts of the Serbian capital have been moved from the banks of the Sava river, not far from the luxury hotel area of New Belgrade, to ‘construction containers’ on the outskirts. They soon may disappear altogether

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June 07, 2012 - In the past several years, more and more people have been forced to use desperate means of survival, such as begging, living in slums or going through rubbish bins looking for food or items they can recycle or sell. But now, people who resort to these survival tactics face punishment and arrest, say Freek Spinnewijn and Marc Uhry.

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Brno, June 07, 2012 - Although the proportion of Romany people in the Czech Republic ranges from 1.4 – 2.8 % of the total number of inhabitants, 32 % of pupils in practical elementary schools are Romany children. This figure is based on a survey carried out by the Public Defender of Rights in 67 randomly selected practical elementary schools in all the regions of the Czech Republic.

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April 05, 2012 - International Roma Day (April 8) is a chance to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.

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Belgrade, March 01, 2012 - Thirty-three Roma families, many of whom had fled the war in Kosovo, could be forcibly evicted from their homes in Belgrade, Serbia. The eviction has been set for the 7th of March. Take action now

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February 21, 2012 - A series of reports published today by anti-racism monitors reveal Europe’s hardening attitudes towards Muslims, migrants and Roma communities.

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London, December 07, 2011 - In a briefing published today, Amnesty International is calling on the Serbian government to introduce a law prohibiting forced evictions.