Rally against racism and xenophobia in Moscow after wave of ethnic clashes

Rally against racism and xenophobia in Moscow after wave of ethnic clashes

Hundreds of Russians hit the streets of Moscow on Sunday, rallying to promote peace and equality in response to a rash of ethnic violence and unrest, state-run media reported. The “Moscow for Everyone” demonstration in Pushkin Square drew about 1,500 participants, according to RIA Novosti. “People who came here do not intend to put up…

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FURD celebrates go-ahead for new centre

FURD celebrates go-ahead for new centre

FARE founder member Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) is celebrating the news that the UK government, following its spending review, has agreed to go ahead with funding for the U-Mix Centre, the new home for FURD and for a wide range of positive activities for young people. The centre will be built close to FURD's…

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'NEVER AGAIN' and FARE step up their campaign in Ukraine and Russia in 2011

'NEVER AGAIN' and FARE step up their campaign in Ukraine and Russia in 2011

A new phase of the growing anti-racist campaign in Ukraine starts in frames of the FARE East European Development Project coordinated by the NEVER AGAIN Association. New activity partners in Ukraine have been confirmed and announced during meetings in Kiev on 15 and 16 December 2010. The broad spectrum of new FARE partner organisations includes,…

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Blatter sorry for 'gay' comments

Blatter sorry for 'gay' comments

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has apologised for saying gay fans should “refrain from sexual activity” if they go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and Blatter's original comments provoked outrage among gay rights groups who said he should apologise or resign. Blatter said: “It was not my intention and…

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Nationalist rioters in Moscow call for death of immigrants

Nationalist rioters in Moscow call for death of immigrants

Up to 1,000 people were arrested in Moscow today as nationalist youths rampaged throughout the city for the second time this week, shouting racist slogans and calling for the death of immigrants. The unrest, four days after 5,000 rioters wrought carnage outside the Kremlin walls, upended the city as night descended. Riot police rode through…

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Football Culture Across Eastern Europe as a Breeding Ground for Nationalism

Football Culture Across Eastern Europe as a Breeding Ground for Nationalism

Over 60 nationalists and football hooligans were arrested on Saturday in clashes with Interior Ministry troops near the Kremlin walls, after thousands gathered on Manezh Square to demand an investigation into the alleged murder of a Spartak FC fan by a migrant from Kabardino-Balkaria. Russia has a huge struggle ahead if it is to stamp…

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Sepp Blatter says gay fans 'should refrain' at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Sepp Blatter says gay fans 'should refrain' at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has attempted to laugh off the problems which gay supporters may face at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Blatter, who was speaking yesterday in Johannesburg at the launch of a post-2010 World Cup legacy project, has come in for criticism following the decision to take the competition to the…

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“World Cup in Russia ideal opportunity to address racist problems.” says ex-Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie

“World Cup in Russia ideal opportunity to address racist problems.” says ex-Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie hopes Russia being awarded the World Cup in 2018 will go some way to solving the country’s racism issues. The 29-year-old was the victim of racial abuse from some fans during his three-year spell in Russia at Lokomotiv Moscow, before leaving to join Albion in August. The Nigeria international, who…

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Let's Kick it Out! The Final of the Warsaw Ethno-league Tournament.

Let's Kick it Out! The Final of the Warsaw Ethno-league Tournament.

'LET'S KICK RACISM OUT' is the slogan for the last in the series of the indoor multicultural football tournament – The Warsaw Ethno-league. Organised by the Foundation for Freedom and the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association, it's main aim has been the integration of Warsaw's inhabitants originating from different parts of the world. The participants, both men…

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Skopje hosts anti-racism conference

Skopje hosts anti-racism conference

A conference organised by the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) together with the Macedonian Centre for Culture and Development (MCKR) has tackled the question of overcoming racism and ethnic discrimination in the Balkan region. The event in the Macedonian capital Skopje on 14 and 15 October was attended by representatives of UEFA, the Enlarged Partial…

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Anelka rails against racism in France

Anelka rails against racism in France

“In difficult moments, we see what people really think” But while tomorrow's game in the Stade Velodrome is dead, with Chelsea qualified as winners and Marseille also through, Anelka suggested there was more to the treatment of members of Raymond Domenech's squad than met the eye. The French camp was riven with internal rows and…

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Peter Odemwingie believes winning World Cup could halt racism in Russia

Peter Odemwingie believes winning World Cup could halt racism in Russia

Peter Odemwingie said he hopes that Fifa's decision to stage the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia will lead to racism being driven out of the country's football stadiums. Optimism diverse cultures will prevail The West Bromwich Albion striker, who had previously said that Russia was not ready to host the World Cup, is optimistic…

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Cantona protest fails to bring down the banks

Cantona protest fails to bring down the banks

He was once a great goalscorer, but yesterday Eric Cantona didn't have enough boot to destroy the banking system. Protesters had called for a global bank run after “Eric le Rouge” claimed revolution was possible if everyone emptied their account on the same day. Date chosen after shirt number Protesters chose 7 December in honour…

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