Balkaniade 2010 Festival takes stand against chauvinism and nationalism

Balkaniade 2010 Festival takes stand against chauvinism and nationalism

A total of nine youth teams from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, who have qualified in regional tournaments, will meet and compete from 7 – 8 August in Kotor, Montenegro, and together join a festival against nationalism, chauvinism and intolerance in the Balkans. Workshops and discussion groups will also offer an…

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Fans pack Johannesburg Stadium for match against Xenophobia

Fans pack Johannesburg Stadium for match against Xenophobia

Organisers of a ‘Unity’ football match between Highlanders of Zimbabwe and Jomo Cosmos of South Africa say the event is an important step in the fight against Xenophobia in South Africa. About 18,000 fans attended the game at Johannesburg Stadium on 25th July, which was jointly organised by a coalition of NGOs, including the South…

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Applications sought for European Football Supporters Award

Applications sought for European Football Supporters Award

Candidates are being sought for the 2010 UEFA-backed European Football Supporters Award – a prize that rewards fans who behave in an exemplary manner and contribute to a positive atmosphere in football stadiums. Created in 2005, the award is open to all European football groups, and seeks to promote fraternisation between opposing supporters and respect…

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Piara Powar appointed to head up FARE reorganisation

Piara Powar appointed to head up FARE reorganisation

The FARE network has been undergoing some re-organisation over the past year and now is a good time to bring everyone up to date with developments so far and plans for the near future. The FARE Interim Board, elected in Vienna in December 2009, was charged with taking forward changes that included a formalising and…

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POLAND: Antiracism exhibition for WC final

POLAND: Antiracism exhibition for WC final

On the day of the World Cup final, a diverse multicultural audience took part in a ‘Let’s kick racism out of the stadiums’ exhibition opening organised by the FARE partner ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association in Warsaw’s Home Africa Bar. The event was co-hosted by Stanley Udenkwor, a Nigerian-born Polish citizen, an ex Polonia Warsaw player and…

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Anti-racism World Cup in Italy reaches fever pitch

Anti-racism World Cup in Italy reaches fever pitch

As the FIFA World Cup in South Africa enters the final phase also the Antiracist World Cup – the Mondiali Antirazzisti is going to reach fever pitch over the week-end. In Casalecchio, a town near Bologna, the fourteenth edition of the non-commercial football festival is gathering 204 football teams from 34 different countries. The international…

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Neo-Nazis spurn Germany's diverse new national team

Neo-Nazis spurn Germany's diverse new national team

Germay's far-right scene rejects the new multicultural squad as un-German and says it can't identify. For many, it is consistent with their rejection of the entire democratic state. Germany may be awash with black, red and gold, as the national flag adorns cars, balconies and pubs. For neo-Nazis it is next to impossible to back…

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