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Posts Tagged ‘cultural rights’

A Way of Protest

Wed ,22/09/2010

People have found many diverse, if not creative, ways to protest throughout the centuries. A few ways that readily come to mind are green-peace enthusiasts chaining themselves onto trees; individuals starving themselves; the devoted Buddhist setting himself on fire. And of course, we have protests that have literally changed the course of history! For example, the women’s rights protests by feminist movements from the 18th to 20th centuries. From this example we can clearly see that something positive may come forth from protests, to the point of changing society’s social structures, world view and traditions.

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Origins of Chilean Romani Gitanos

Tue ,01/06/2010

The academic world has been attempting to rationalise the origins of Roma for many decades. There is a general consensus, that is based on both linguistic and DNA sciences, that Roma originated from northern India. This, supposed, Indian origins for Romany people was seen as a breakthrough for anthropologists. Why? Because for hundreds of years the Roma people have been an extremely reclusive people, so much so that they have been considered as a group “that don’t want in… as far as traditional anthropological categories are concerned” (Macmillan Library Reference, 1999, s.v. “Peripatetics”).

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DNA Testing and Racism

Tue ,01/06/2010

It often goes without say that we all think differently and process information in our own unique way. As do scientists – the people who bring us the information that influence, and may even define, many of our realities.

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Jews โ€“ the Christ Killers?

Mon ,31/05/2010

Have you ever heard Jewish people being accused for the death of Jesus Christ? Sadly, the annals of history reveal how the Roman Catholic leadership branded Jewish people with the ethnoreligious slur of “Christ killers”. The stigma of “Christ killer” has had disastrous affects upon innocents. A myriad of Jewish people who had no relation with Jesus Christ have been massacred by the direct authority of the Roman Catholic church. The fact that the massacred were Jewish innocents is not as relevant as the fact that these innocents were indeed human beings. But the public often readily forgets the humanity of a targeted group when they are demonised by the supposed guardians of Christianity.

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Who Is the Most Romani of Us All?

Sat ,06/02/2010

The internet is expanding at incredible rates. With the onset of globalisation we have the world uniting in ways that are both beneficial in numerous ways, but also deceitful in subtle ways. The benefits of the internet are apparent to all:

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Romani Flag

Sun ,31/01/2010

Click HERE to download a zip file containing a variety of Romani flags I designed for your use. Please check out the “Read Me Please” file for important information for the use of the graphic flags.

Romani Flag

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