Roma, Gypsies and Travellers

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Durham churches offer fair-bound Travellers sanctuary on their land
Thousands of Roma will soon be making their way to Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, but they must contend with new police powers

Mike Glover

29, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘They won’t accept us’: Roma refugees forced to camp at Prague train station
Humanitarian crisis grows as Ukrainian Roma families stuck at Czech train station say they are not treated like other refugees

Robert Tait in Prague

25, May, 2022 @5:45 AM

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‘Meet us before you reject us’: Ukraine’s Roma refugees face closed doors in Poland
A warm welcome has been given to most people fleeing Putin’s war but Roma women and children are struggling to find homes

Weronika Strzyżyńska in Warsaw

10, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘We Ukrainians know how to turn suffering into strength’: Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz on his musical resistance
The raucous Ukraine-born punk frontman has been a tireless cultural ambassador since the Russian invasion. He talks about his benefit single, growing up under Soviet repression, and ‘freedom-fighter’ musicians doing nothing to help

Amy Fleming

28, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Toxic combination’ of issues threaten world’s health and human rights – BMA
Doctors’ group says the pandemic heightened inequalities, with populism and conflict also negatively affecting global healthcare

Nicola Kelly

07, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Protest takes place outside Jimmy Carr Cambridge gig in response to Roma joke
Around 100 people attend demonstration outside the Corn Exchange over joke about Nazi killings

Tobi Thomas

16, Feb, 2022 @8:32 PM

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Shared provision of sites for Travellers is a model to follow | Letter
Letters: Phil Murray on the police bill’s potential effects on Travellers, and the network of serviced authorised sites that Strathclyde regional council established in the 1980s and 90s


15, Feb, 2022 @5:35 PM

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Add genocide of Gypsies to national curriculum, say charities
Forty organisations call for ‘meaningful change’ after Jimmy Carr’s joke about mass murder of Roma and Sinti people

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Feb, 2022 @7:59 PM

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The Guardian view on anti-Traveller prejudice: the aim must be inclusion | Editorial
Editorial: By criminalising their lifestyle, the government will push Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people closer to the edge


08, Feb, 2022 @7:16 PM

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Roma accuse government of hypocrisy over Jimmy Carr joke
Ministers’ criticism of comedian at odds with planned laws harmful to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, leaders say

Rachel Hall

08, Feb, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Jimmy Carr peddled shocking bigotry – but the Tory handwringing reeks of hypocrisy | Owen Jones
Many of those rightly criticising Carr’s grotesque joke have been guilty of whipping up hate against this persecuted group, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

08, Feb, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Jimmy Carr’s joke about Roma people ‘deeply disturbing’, says No 10
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says it is unacceptable to make light of genocide after comedian’s comments

Peter Walker and Jim Waterson

07, Feb, 2022 @9:46 AM

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