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First they came for the Roma: is history repeating itself for the forgotten victims of the Holocaust?

First they came for the Roma: is history repeating itself for the forgotten victims of the Holocaust?

By: Sophie McAdam, True Activist. ´Gypsy scum. Thieving tinkers. Workshy beggars. Child stealers´. A worrying program of ethnic cleansing is being carried out by governments across Europe. But while six centuries of negative stereotyping persists, who will defend Roma from further persecution? Something nasty is happening across the pond. In what looks increasingly like a […]

Earthquake hits Turkey, hundreds reported dead

At least 264 people were killed, said Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey yesterday. The quake was the strongest to hit Turkey in ten years. The city of Van has been heavily affected. The death toll was expected to rise. A number of aftershocks has rattled Turkey since […]

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Greek lawmakers pass new austerity law despite violent protests

Despite protests where one person was killed, Greek lawmakers voted to pass a new budget-cutting law. The result was 154 in favour to 144 against. The new law would bring in tax hikes and wage cuts. The law, unpopular with the public, aims to reduce Greece’s enormous national debt, which currently stands at 162% of […]

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Southampton City Council votes against water fluoridation

Plans to add fluoride to drinking water in Southampton, Hampshire, England, have been voted against by the city council, but may go ahead anyway. The council’s vote follows heavy lobbying by ‘Hampshire Against Fluoridation’ including a petition signed by 6,000 people. The decision as to whether to fluoridate water in Southampton is up to the […]

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Perfect Storm: The England Riots

This mini-documentary film looks at the initial causes and wider context surrounding the recent England riots. Politicians refuse to acknowledge their role in creating a deeply unfair and failing society, a perfect storm of police brutality, city poverty and austerity measures, that will only get worse unless the root problem is addressed.

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