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30 Jewish US Congressmen, senators urge Hungarian PM Orban to reconsider Nazi occupation monument

Representative Eliot L. Engel, chairman of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP) and leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, was joined by 29 other Jewish senators and representatives in calling on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban … Continue reading

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS JOIN THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL PARLIAMENT YOUTH NETWORK (ECP YN)

A Pan-European Network of young art – and culture related professionals JOIN THE HUNGARIAN TEAM MISSION: To boost the value of the Arts and Culture across Europe and to give youth a voice WHAT WE DO: Run national networks & … Continue reading

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Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina No Longer Members of Pussy Riot

“We lost two friends, two ideological fellow member, but the world has acquired two brave, interesting, controversial human rights defenders.” Last night, the two recently freed members of Pussy Riot, Masha Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova, appeared on stage at Brooklyn’s … Continue reading

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OCCRP Announces 2013 Organized Crime And Corruption “Person Of The Year”

OCCRP award acknowledges those who promote Uncivil Society Extortion and smuggling. Counterfeiting, fraud, and money laundering. Hacking and bribery. Organized crime groups and corrupt persons have been wildly successful in 2013. They have trafficked and enslaved millions of people around … Continue reading

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A letter of support for Irina Putilova from the Post-Soviet left community

Irina Putilova, an LGBTQ activist and artist, is in detention at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. She is scheduled for fast-track removal to Russia where she faces certain imprisonment. The Post-Soviet left community calls on UK activists and public figures … Continue reading

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Statement of the professional crew of Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest concerning the occurence of the change in the ownership of the Institution

The undersigned fellow-workers of Műcsarnok do not agree with the transmission of the building of Kunsthalle Budapest to the Hungarian Academy of Arts on the 1st of January, 2014. Furthermore they are regarding as disquieting that there was no professional … Continue reading

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EU pressure forces Hungary to backtrack on contested reforms

Legal action threatened by European Commission over Orban’s constitutional amendments Hungary’s parliament has approved changes to the constitution, removing restrictions on political media campaigns ahead of next year’s election and backtracking on other legal aspects the European Union has said … Continue reading

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