MINELRES: Bigotry Monitor: Volume 6, Numbers 26, 27 (content)

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Volume 6, Number 27
Friday, July 28, 2006

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
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Having hosted the G8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russian President
Vladimir
Putin has resumed his campaign against independent non-governmental
organizations (NGOs).

1. HUGE TAXES LEVIED TO SHUT DOWN NGO

2. IT'S EASY TO CRUSH HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS

3. NGOS IN CHECHNYA TO REPORT TO SECRET POLICE
                                                                                
          
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MORE POLICE ON MOSCOW TRAINS TO CHECK NEO-NAZI VIOLENCE

ONE TAJIK KILLED, OTHER HOSPITALIZED IN AN ATTACK ON A TRAIN

SKINHEADS ARRESTED FOR BEATING AND ROBBING CHINESE MAN

TOMSK SYNAGOGUE VANDALIZED

COURT ACQUITS RUSSIANS ACCUSED OF MURDERING CONGOLESE STUDENT

EXPLOSION AT FAR-RIGHT ORTHODOX MAGAZINE OFFICE

ROCKS THROWN AT WINDOWS OF JEWISH ORPHANAGE

LATVIAN GAY PRIDE MARCHERS ATTACKED

AZERBAIJAN COURT SENTENCES CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR 

29 UZBEKS TRIED ON EXTREMISM CHARGES

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, COMMONWEALTH TO BE REBUILT * * * 


SLOWING DOWN THE STAMPEDE FROM THE SOUTH
Is Selecting 'the Right Migrant' a Solution?

Migrant stampedes define our age and challenge the self-definitions of
societies proud of their historic record in accepting refugees. Millions
are on the move across national borders and hundreds, maybe thousands,
lose their lives every year in attempts to escape poverty in the south
and reach the affluent north. The European Union is stumped in its
deliberations to come up with uniform policies in coping with the influx
and the U.S. Congress has failed to agree on revamping immigration and
naturalization laws. Attempts to seal borders have not worked, and the
reluctance of democratic governments to use lethal force or to impose
punitive measures to rein in illegal immigrants has only encouraged
demagogues of the far right to demand getting really tough. In France
and the Netherlands, governments are hard put to accommodate the
increasingly shrill demands of the radical children of immigrants born
and raised in the lands of asylum. In Russia, the economy's widely
recognized need for laborers has not stopped skinheads to ambush and
kill dark-skinned migrants, along with their small children.

1. GERMANY TO LIMIT JEWISH INFLUX FROM FORMER USSR BY RATING APPLICANTS

2. BRITAIN FEARS CRIMINAL MIGRANTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

3. RUSSIANS DISAGREE WHEN DEFINING THEIR 'COMPATRIOTS' 

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Volume 6, Number 26
Thursday, July 20, 2006

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
__________________________________________________________

The escalating Arab-Israel fighting, the looming shadow of Iran's
nuclear
ambitions, and the grade one annoyance of North Korea's aggressive
stance
overshadowed the subject of democracy in Russia at last weekend's G8
summit in St. Petersburg. Ahead of the summit, the U.S. Senate
unanimously
adopted a resolution calling on President George Bush and his colleagues
from the democracies “to let President [Vladimir] Putin know that his
attempts to turn back the clock on democracy are unacceptable.” But the
two heads of state carefully avoided public confrontations. The memory
Bush would probably like to linger in Putin's mind as well as the
public's
is his seemingly throwaway response to a reporter who asked about their
relationship: “Solid friendship.”

1. NO LECTURES, BUT BUSH AND PUTIN JAB AT EACH OTHER

2. BUSH'S TACTIC DOES NOT SWAY HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

3. RITUAL SYMMETRY

4. PUTIN BLAMES COLD WAR THINKING FOR DIFFERENCES WITH U.S. 

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WAR TO CONTINUE, SAYS NEW CHECHEN REBEL LEADER

SKINHEAD STABS SUDANESE STUDENT IN KRASNODAR

ORTHODOX DIOCESE HARASSES BAPTISTS

AUTHORITIES BACKTRACK ON MOSQUE CONSTRUCTION

BABI YAR MEMORIAL VANDALIZED

BELARUS OPPOSITION MEMBERS URGE ACTION AGAINST PUBLISHER

UZBEK JUDGE DEFENDS MASSIVE FINES IMPOSED ON PROTESTANTS

EUROPEANS DISTRUST PUTIN BUT DON'T SEE RUSSIA AS A THREAT, POLL FINDS

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, A NEED TO IMPROVE DEMOCRACY'S IMAGE * * *


HOW RUSSIAN TV SPRUCED UP PUTIN'S IMAGE
Putin a Relaxed Leader of Resurgent Russia, According to BBC Analysis

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