11 Updates

Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro

Nov 15 2013, 5:44am CST | by IANS

Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa.

Panaji, Nov 15 — Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa. The condemnation comes a couple of days...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

44 weeks ago

Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro

Nov 15 2013, 5:44am CST | by IANS

Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa.

Panaji, Nov 15 — Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa.

The condemnation comes a couple of days after the Nigerian House of Representative condemned racism in Goa's villages and ordered a legislative probe into the murder of a Nigerian here last month and the subsequent crackdown on the community.

Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Faleiro said the killing of the Nigerian national sparked a law and order crisis and caused a crackdown on Nigerians in the state some weeks back.

"Don't be racist against dark people...What is happening here is a matter of great concern," Faleiro said.

The concern has also been shared by Nigerian lawmakers, who, according to a report by newspaper the Nigerian Tribune has warned a backlash against Indians living in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Tribune also quotes the House of Representatives member Tajudeen, who has warned that possible escalation of the crisis is capable of eroding the age-long diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and India.

He added that "it may affect the official and business interest of vast number of Indians in Nigeria, who have serially benefited from our nation's benevolence since pre-Independence."

The House of Representatives of the Nigerian parliament has unanimously passed a resolution slamming Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for a police crackdown and deportation of Nigerians.

The resolution passed in the 360-member house, according to the newspaper, was moved by Tajudeen and is titled "Gruesome murder of a Nigerian and illegal incarceration of 53 Nigerians in India".

A Nigerian mob had smashed a police vehicle, assaulted policemen, and blocked a national highway Oct 31. They were protesting the murder of their compatriot in Goa and demanded the presence of a consular official at the time of post-mortem examination.

In response, the Goa government enforced a crackdown on all foreigners, sparking a diplomatic row, after a Nigerian consul accused the state police of harassment of Nigerians.

Two villages, namely Parra and Siolim, have passed resolutions banning Nigerian students and nationals from hiring rooms under their jurisdictions -- a fact that has earned the ire of the Nigerian representatives.

"Siolim and Parra village councils have resolved to start a racist campaign by ejecting Nigerians from these villages," the Nigerian Tribune quoted Tajudeen as saying.

Former union minister Faleiro also said that drugs traders in Goa had to be cracked down, irrespective of their nationalities.

"People from many nationalities are involved in drugs trade, even Goans," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 week ago

Whit Stillman: If racism is not socially acceptable, why is class prejudice?

Sep 15 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Salon.com

Stillman on "The Cosmopolitans," bigotry, and why he thinks his critics have a ch ...
Source: Salon.com   Full article at: Salon.com
 

 
Update
10

2 weeks ago

US Slammed For Failure to Fulfill Legal Obligation to Eliminate All Forms of Race Discrimination

Sep 5 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, responsible for monitoring members' compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, has published a scathing denunciation of US failures to honor its treaty commitme ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

US Slammed For Failure to Fulfill Legal Obligation to Eliminate All Forms of Race Discrimination

Sep 5 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, responsible for monitoring members' compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, has published a scathing denunciation of US failures to honor its treaty ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

A UN watchdog released a report on racism in the U.S. and we are not doing well

Aug 29 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preache ...
Source: Salon.com   Full article at: Salon.com
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

Black Cultural Archives give a living history of racism—and resistance

Aug 26 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Socialist Worker UK

It’s been a long awaited move—but the wait is over. From 24 July the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has had a new, prominent location in the heart of Brixton, south L ...
Source: Socialist Worker UK   Full article at: Socialist Worker UK
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

Only mass struggle can beat U.S. racism

Aug 19 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Socialist Worker UK

Despite having a black president and a black attorney general the US state remains profoundly racist ...
Source: Socialist Worker UK   Full article at: Socialist Worker UK
 

 
Update
2

5 weeks ago

10 ways racism killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Aug 15 2014 6:07am CDT | Source: Salon.com

The police may have ended their lives, but it was white supremacy that ...
Source: Salon.com   Full article at: Salon.com
 

 
Update
1

8 weeks ago

Ted Nugent’s “history of racist and hate-filled remarks” has finally caught up with him

Jul 26 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

Due to growing complaints over the rock singer's racist past, an Idaho tribe has canceled a show. More m ...
Source: Salon.com   Full article at: Salon.com
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

US, allies unleash airstrikes against IS in Syria
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The US and allied nations Tuesday launched air attacks against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Syria, the US Department of Defence announced.
 
 
Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens
Jerusalem, Sep 23 (IANS) Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the West Bank early Tuesday, the Israeli military confirmed.
 
 
Separatist teacher jailed for life in China
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Ilham Tohti, a teacher belonging to the Uygur ethnic group, was Tuesdaysentenced to life in prison for separatism in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, officials said.
 
 
US informed Syria in advance of strikes against IS
Damascus, Sep 23 (IANS) Washington had informed Syria of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria before these strikes started, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC daily basket price closes tad lower
Vienna, Sep 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $94.37 a barrel Monday, compared to $94.44 a barrel last Friday, the OPEC Secretariat said....
Read more on Business Balla
 
Asiad swimming: Indians fail to qualify for finals
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian men failed to qualify for the finals of two Asian Games swimming events they participated in at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Tuesday. Sajan Prakash and Saurabh Sangvekar...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
US, allies unleash airstrikes against IS in Syria
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The US and allied nations Tuesday launched air attacks against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Syria, the US Department of Defence announced. "Forces of the United States...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asiad basketball: India go down to Philippines
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian men's basketball team lost their opening preliminary round Group E encounter to Philippines 76-85 in the 17th Asian Games at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium Tuesday. The Indian...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Kanye West visits college
Kanye West made a surprise appearance at a Los Angeles college on Friday (09.19.14). The 'Yeezus' singer spent around two hours speaking to 40 students from the digital communications department at LA Trade Technical...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Simon Cowell congratulates Terri Seymour on pregnancy
Simon Cowell has congratulated his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour on her pregnancy. The 39-year-old TV presenter announced yesterday (22.09.14) she is expecting her first child with model boyfriend Clark Mallon, 28, and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Miley Cyrus burglars to face imprisonment
The two burglars who broke into Miley Cyrus' home in June are to be imprisoned. Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles broke into the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker's property earlier in the summer, stealing her Maserati, purses,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens
Jerusalem, Sep 23 (IANS) Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the West Bank early Tuesday,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Separatist teacher jailed for life in China
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Ilham Tohti, a teacher belonging to the Uygur ethnic group, was Tuesdaysentenced to life in prison for separatism in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US informed Syria in advance of strikes against IS
Damascus, Sep 23 (IANS) Washington had informed Syria of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria before these strikes started, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The...
Read more on Politics Balla