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Sweden urges Holocaust memorial visits to tackle anti-Semitism

Stockholm - Sweden on Thursday said it wants as many young people as possible to visit Holocaust memorial sites to tackle anti-Semitism in the Nordic nation, where neo-Nazi activities have been intensifying in recent years.

Anti-racism group slams new Catalan leader

Barcelona - A Catalan anti-racism group on Tuesday slammed past comments made by freshly-elected, fiercely separatist regional president Quim Torra and deemed offensive to Spaniards, as controversy grows over the appointment of a man critics have accused of "xenop...

Trial of Italian who shot migrants opens in Italy

Rome - The trial of Luca Traini, a far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the Italian town of Macerata opened Wednesday.

German music award scrapped as national anti-Semitism row rages

Berlin - Organisers of a major German music prize scrapped their main award Wednesday due to an anti-Semitism row as thousands of Germans rallied in solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking hate crimes.

Jewish groups call Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting 'disappointing'

London - Jewish groups said on Tuesday a meeting with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of an ongoing anti-Semitism row within his party "was a disappointing missed opportunity".

Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets

Berlin - The head of Germany's Jewish community said Tuesday that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.

Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets

Berlin - The head of Germany's Jewish community said Tuesday that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.

Britain's Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

London - Prince Harry will attend a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Merkel denounces new anti-Semitism from Arab refugees

Jerusalem - German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced the emergence of "another form of anti-Semitism" from refugees of Arab origin in Germany, in an interview with Israeli television broadcast on Sunday.

300 French personalities sign manifesto against 'new anti-Semitism'

Paris - More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a string of killings of Jews, to be published in Le Figaro newspaper Sunday.

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores on May 29 for racial-bias class

Philadelphia - Starbucks announced on Tuesday it was closing over 8,000 company-owned stores across the nation for one afternoon to train its staff on how to avoid "racial bias." The training will be provided on May 29 to about 175,000 employees.

Review: Fast-paced Second City show nails all today’s big social targets Special

Toronto - It’s strange that, with all the easy material they could get from Donald Trump or Doug Ford, Second City’s cast chooses mostly to stay away from political satire in its new Toronto revue. But that doesn’t mean that the show isn’t timely.

UK Labour Party plunged into crisis over anti-Semitism

London - A high-profile resignation in Britain's main opposition Labour over its handling of multiple anti-Semitism allegations pitched the party into crisis on Thursday on an issue that has stalked its hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn ever since he took charge.

Brazil judge orders Facebook to cut 'fake news' on slain activist

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Facebook to remove fake news posted about slain black rights' activist Marielle Franco.

In France, thousands march in memory of murdered Jewish woman

Paris - Thousands of people took part in a silent march in Paris on Wednesday in memory of an 85-year-old Jewish woman, killed in a savage attack believed to be anti-Semitic.

French march against anti-Semitism after elderly woman's death

Paris - Mourners were to gather in Paris on Wednesday for a silent march to condemn the gruesome killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman, the latest of several anti-Semitic attacks that have rattled France's Jewish community.

UK Jewish leaders slam Corbyn for 'siding with anti-Semites'

London - Leaders of British Jewry blasted opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an extraordinary letter on Monday, saying he had sided with anti-Semites "again and again" and now "enough is enough".

First, Brazilian activist is shot -- then the lies start

Rio De Janeiro - First, Marielle Franco was gunned down in an apparent organized hit, prompting tens of thousands of Brazilians to protest. Then came the character assassination.

Fellow activist vows to fight on after Brazilian councilwoman slain

Rio De Janeiro - The murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco took away one of this city's most prominent black voices, but her friend Taliria Petrone vows to carry on their struggle.

Far-right targets France's mixed-race Joan of Arc

Paris - The French city of Orleans has for the first time named a mixed-race teenager to play folk heroine Joan of Arc for annual festivities, prompting a torrent of racist abuse from far-right social media users.

Brazilian black activists' tips on surviving police go viral

Rio De Janeiro - Advice issued by black activists in Rio de Janeiro on "surviving" interactions with police -- including warning against carrying umbrellas that may be mistaken for guns -- went viral Monday.

Florida shooter belonged to white supremacist group: rights group

Pompano Beach - Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group and had taken part in military-style training exercises, the rights group Anti-Defamation League said Thursday.

PM calls on Poles to avoid anti-Semitic remarks

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday called on Poles to refrain from making anti-Semitic statements at a time when the country is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Poland's 'enemies' trying to fan anti-Semiticism: ruling party boss

Warsaw - The influential leader of Poland's ruling conservative party on Saturday accused "enemies" of the country of trying to fan anti-Semitism, as Warsaw is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Anti-fascist protesters rally in flashpoint Italian town

Macerata - Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators rallied in the central Italian town of Macerata and other cities on Saturday a week after a far-right gunmen shot and wounded six Africans in a racially-motivated attack.

Anti-fascist protesters rally in flashpoint Italian town

Macerata - Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators rallied in the central Italian town of Macerata on Saturday a week after a far-right gunmen shot and wounded six Africans in a racially-motivated attack.

Italian president warns against "extreme nationalism"

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella warned Friday against the "grave risks of extreme nationalism" as the country was gripped by high racial tensions ahead of next month's elections.

Dutch probe Saint Nicholas death threat

Den Haag - Dutch police are probing a death threat against the actor who plays the beloved children's character Saint Nicholas, and whose traditional blackface sidekick annually sparks a Christmas-time controversy.

Austria shaken by 'Nazi songbook' scandal

Vienna - A scandal in Austria over a student fraternity songbook with lyrics glorifying Nazis has put the new government under pressure and prompted soul-searching about the country's relationship with its past.

Austrian far-right figure quits over Nazi song scandal

Vienna - The Austrian far-right figure at the centre of a scandal over song lyrics praising the Holocaust announced Thursday his resignation after what he called a "media witch-hunt".
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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
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2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry s American Music Awards performance of her ...
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Screenshot shows a picture of  R.C  the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was att...
Screenshot shows a picture of R.C, the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was attacked by Conrad Alvin Barrett for a "knockout game" assault.
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
This Nov. 7  2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of th...
This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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A U.S. district court judge in Houston  Texas  denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett   charged with a...
A U.S. district court judge in Houston, Texas, denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett, charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man (12/27/2013)
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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Robert Borden  who attended the school from 1966 to 1984  hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads  Skinheads - White and proud
Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House  even as the...
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa. Contrary to negative predictions from some quarters, a combination of pre-war experience and the personal drive of those accepted for training, far from failing, had resulted in some of the best pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nevertheless, the Tuskegee Airmen continued to have to fight racism.
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See? Their very own movie theater!