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Thousands gather for anti-racism march

Thousands assembled at a government-erected tent city to put finishing touches on banners for an anti-racism march intended to kick off the rallies. Anti-globalisation activists, ecologists, student groups and communists are expected to join a larger anti-EU protest tomorrow that could challenge security around the summit site in Porto Carras, south-east of Thessaloniki. The Greek Civil Servants Federation has called for a strike to allow its members to attend.

'Anti-Islamic Racism' More Accurate Expression of Islamophobia

The term 'Islamophobia' has only very recently been coined, as recent as the mid-1990s. It is one of a whole range of expressions that has grown out of the 'politically correct' ethos of the 1990s. The spirit of multi-culturalism and pluralism was the climate that enabled the birth and circulation of the term. But unlike other terms born at this time it has not become household currency; Muslim organizations alert to discrimination against Muslims appear to be the only users of the term, and there has been no shortage of occasions to use it.

Racism hampers youth work with separated children

A report published yesterday found 1,213 unaccompanied children have sought asylum here between 1998 and 2002. The minors, mainly aged 16-18, arrive in Ireland on their own without parents or guardians. The report, by the National Youth Council of Ireland, called for more programmes for these vulnerable people, but it pointed out that there were a number of obstacles, including: a lack of skills in the youth sector; a lack of financial resources; a lack of leadership from large youth organisations; existence of racist attitudes. On this last point, the report said:

Racism: Past and present

Would you pay more for a recyclable, hydrogen-based fuel system?More USA TODAY Snapshots At Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery on Monday, Myrlie Evers-Williams was honored by black and white politicians at the grave of her husband, civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. The decorated veteran of World War II was assassinated in the driveway of his home for trying to register black Mississippians to vote. Both commemorations teach young people about a shameful era -- and a heroic struggle -- they never experienced.

Both racism and politics at root of Mideast conflict

What Spector also leaves out is that in almost all Arab countries Jews have absolutely no property rights. Israel is made up of individual Jews who have been persecuted, or kicked out of these totalitarian, oligarchic and theocratic societies. Many of their relatives were killed or imprisoned in these Arab countries. Hamas and other terrorist organizations which are supported by many Arab countries and many individual Arabs represent the spearhead of an officially sanctioned racism prevalent in Arab countries.

The 19th century Scots who fought US racism

They married native Americans, learned their language, adopted their lifestyle and fought for their rights. The impact of 19th century Scots on the native tribes of the modern United States is immense and it is common to find native Americans with names such as MacDonald, MacKenzie and Ross. In a new book, Twa Tribes, by Tom Bryan, a Canadian historian living in Scotland, the influence of Scots is examined through the lives of three men from Nairn, Easter Ross and Dunbartonshire.

Anti-hate bill won't interfere with religious beliefs

The current hate propaganda laws in Canada ban the incitement of hatred, violence or genocide directed at minorities distinguished by... It has been suggested that Bill C-250, to amend the hate propaganda sections of the Criminal Code to include sexual orientation, might in some way threaten freedom of speech or lead to the banning of the Bible or other religious texts (Silencing the critics of homosexuality, Lorne Gunter, June 6). Nothing could be further from the truth.

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