Saturday, July 31, 2010


The escalating situation in France is intolerable.  The treatment of the Romani people throughout Europe is genocidal. 
For some reason, Sarkozy's blatant racist attacks on the Romani people is getting media attention.  I am glad for that.  At the same time, it is interesting that the expulsions from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Ireland....... have hardly been commented on.  For ten years, Gypsies have been living on abandoned lead mines in Kosovo.  They have been murdered fleeing their burning homes.
Gypsy kids are being taken from their families in Eastern Europe, women sterilized in the Czech Republic.  This is nothing new, but it is current events.
How long are a people expected to beg for help.  At least, for attention.

The history of the Roma/Sinti in Europe has been a viscious cycle----
Discrimination----Pograms in the East
Containment, deportation in the West
Back to the East.
And the beat goes on.......................

So, I ask that when you light a candle on Monday, in memory of the victims of the Porraimos, you also think of the Romani People who are suffering throughout Europe today.   And think about what you can do.

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