MINELRES: Bigotry Monitor: Volume 8, Numbers 40,41 (content)

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Volume 8, Number 41
October 17, 2008

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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POLITKOVSKAYA MURDER TRIAL OPENS; HER LAWYER FINDS POISON IN HER CAR

BRITAIN UNRELENTING IN DEMANDING RUSSIAN COOPERATION IN LITVINENKO CASE
 
RUSSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS FEAR LOSS OF WESTERN GRANTS

FOREIGNERS TARGETED IN MURDER SPREE IN MOSCOW

RUSSIAN GIRL MURDERED; FAR-RIGHT GROUP BLAMES MIGRANTS FOR VIOLENT
CRIMES

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL VANDALIZED IN KALININGRAD

COURT GIVES ANTISEMITE A SLAP ON WRIST

TERRORIST ACT FOILED, 60 MIGRANTS DETAINED, CLAIMS TABLOID

SYNAGOGUE BOMBING FOILED IN UKRAINE

TAJIK RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES REJECT GOVERNMENT CLAIMS

FRENCH OFFICIAL DENIES EU COMPROMISE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, MEDVEDEV ON THE OFFENSIVE * * * 


EUROPEANS COUNTER RACISM
The Rise of Xenophobia and Hate Crimes Prompts New Actions

1. HATE CRIMES REPORT IN OSCE REGION PAINTS GRIM PICTURE

2. NEW EUROPEAN AGENCY TO COMBAT RACISM

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Volume 8, Number 40 
October 3, 2008  

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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NEW ANTI-EXTREMISM AGENCY PROPOSED, REACTIONS ARE MIXED

GRAVEST THREAT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COMES FROM RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES

GYPSIES THE MOST OPPRESSED MINORITY IN RUSSIA, SAYS EU COMMISSION

SKINHEADS ADMIT TO KILLING 20 RACE-MOTIVATED MURDERS

MOSCOW COURT SENTENCES NEO-NAZIS FOR MURDER

TWO WOMEN CHARGED WITH INCITING RACE HATRED

RUSSIAN ANTI-MIGRANT GROUP TO WORK WITH GERMAN NEO-NAZIS

RUSSIA CAN LOSE ITS FAR EAST REGION, MEDVEDEV WARNS

EU TO STOP RADICALIZATION OF MUSLIMS IN PRISONS

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, AN OPPOSITIONIST'S PLEA * * * 

KEEPING UP THE DIALOGUE 

Some basic things do not change in the former Soviet space while
European leaders keep pushing, talking, and hoping. They welcome every
small step toward democratic standards even when control remains with
the heirs of Yosif Stalin determined to keep it total. 

1. ONE STEP AHEAD, TWO STEPS BACK - OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND? 

2. THE WEST MUST RECOGNIZE THE TWO REGIONS' INDEPENDENCE, LAVROV SAYS

3. BELARUS ELECTIONS FELL SHORT OF OSCE STANDARDS

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There will not be a newsletter next week on account of Yom Kippur.

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