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What Europe’s Roma Know About Defeating the Politics of Supremacy

April 6, 2018 Zeljko Jovanovic

This year, International Roma Day and a pivotal election in Hungary coincide. While many Hungarian politicians are promoting racial supremacy, Roma are celebrating their cultural identity as a force to achieve equality.

Rotterdam’s Top Cop Wants to Strip Fashionable Black Young People

March 30, 2018 Jair Schalkwijk, Dionne Abdoelhafiezkhan

With his dog-whistle statements about young people, one of the Netherlands’ top law enforcement authorities has reminded the world that police must take responsibility for maintaining good relations with their communities.

A New Pact to Defend Latin America’s Environmental Activists

March 29, 2018 David Danzig

In a region where political violence is still common, 24 countries are banding together to protect activists and fight lawlessness.