'Keep it Up!' says Obama to Polish anti-racists – FARE partner in meeting with US President

'Keep it Up!' says Obama to Polish anti-racists – FARE partner in meeting with US President

US President Barack Obama offered encouragement to leaders of the Never Again association last week during a meeting with a delegation of Polish leaders and civil society organisations The meeting in Warsaw on May 28th, during the US leader’s trip to European capitals saw him meet with the Polish President, Prime Minister, parliamentarians and NGO’s…

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New laws for Scotland as fan groups face pressure over self-policing

New laws for Scotland as fan groups face pressure over self-policing

Stringent new laws to tackle sectarianism could be in place by the start of the next Scottish football season after proposals won the support of the new Scottish cabinet. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's new-look team backed the proposed legislation at its first meeting since the SNP's election victory, in response to what is seen…

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Open letter by Croatian LGBT group calls for action to end homophobia

Open letter by Croatian LGBT group calls for action to end homophobia

HELP US STOP HOMOPHOBIA CROATIAN FOOTBALL! We are writing to you with the intent of drawing your attention to the repeated homophobic statements given to the media by the President of the Croatian Football Federation VLATKO MARKOVIĆ and the executive president of FC Dinamo Zagreb ZDRAVKO MAMIĆ. The facts and contents of this letter are…

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“Stronger Together” – Antiracism activities at UEFA U 17 Championship in Serbia

“Stronger Together” – Antiracism activities at UEFA U 17 Championship in Serbia

Serbia hosts the 2011 European Under-17 Championship between 3rd and 15th May, which marks the 10th anniversary of the competition. The tournament is themed “Stronger Together” which implies the idea of spreading the message of antiracism, antinationalism and antidiscrimination in football. “Stronger Together” is organised by the FARE the partners Balkan Alpe Adria Project (BAAP),…

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LICRA calls for inquiry into French quotas to be widened

LICRA calls for inquiry into French quotas to be widened

As two inquiries into the quota affair by the French Sports Ministry and French FA reported on Tuesday, LICRA say they are disappointed by the focus of the investigations and the public debate since the story was first revealed by the Mediapart website. A spokesperson for the French FARE partner said yesterday, “In our view…

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“We are not surprised at French FA revelations” say LICRA

“We are not surprised at French FA revelations” say LICRA

French FARE partner LICRA (Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme) has welcomed the recent revelations of negative quotas in football by the Mediapart website, saying it is “unsurprised” at the findings. A story published last week alleges that that the French FA has tried to set up quotas to reduce the proportion of black…

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France football faces crisis over alleged cap on numbers of ethnic minority players

France football faces crisis over alleged cap on numbers of ethnic minority players

Senior heads of national team allegedly approved system to limit black players and those of north African origin Commentators say France has been plunged into a race crisis after claims that football officials tried to limit black and Arab players on youth training schemes to make the French team more white. The French Football Federation…

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