The following two posts appeared on Refugee Athem’s Facebook page yesterday and today. VIOLENT ABUSE BY HUNGARIAN BORDER POLICE ON REFUGEES-WARNING *DISTURBING IMAGES* #refugeeabuse2016 With a heavy heart and a deepening anger we have to report that several of our friends have been seriously injured at the hungarian border.. a group of 20 people attempted […]
The leader of Hungary’s Jewish community, András Heisler, to return state award bestowed on antisemitic Fidesz publicist Zsolt Bayer.
MAZSIHISZ, the alliance of Hungarian Jewish organizations, reacts to antisemitic Fidesz publicist Zsolt Bayer receiving Hungary’s third highest honor, the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit.
Translation of Dialogue for Hungary MEP Benedek Jávor’s blogpost of June 2nd, 2016 with the heading “PM: The Felcsút narrow-gauge railway was built fraudulantly—we are turning to the EU.” Dialogue for Hungary [Hungarian: Párbeszéd Magyarországért, PM] Member of the European Parliament, Benedek Jávor, has turned to OLAF [European Anti-Fraud Office] as well as the European Commission’s […]
Translation of blog post by Együtt politician Márton Takai entitled “Orbán’s people are already taking the money out” (Orbánék már menekítik a pénzt) . The thieving economy of the dividend aristocracy The myth of the creation of a national class of capitalists only serves to reveal the systematic theft of Hungary. Two things were most apparent from […]
Translation of “A state of emergency ordered on the basis of speculation instead of legal conditions” (“Törvényi feltételek helyett spekulációs alapon elrendelt válsághelyzet”) published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on March 9th, 2016. The government is unlawfully and pointlessly preparing to announce a national state of emergency throughout the entire country. According to today’s government […]
Translation of blog appearing in Kolozsvári szallona (Cluj bacon) entitled “Andy Vajna, the national hero” (“Andy Vajna, a nemzet hőse“) on March 4h, 2016: We are not turning Hungary into Europe “and every sort of gang is not going to hunt our wives or our daughters” announced Viktor Orbán on Kossuth Radio at today’s briefing. […]
The following text is a paraphrased translation of an article that appeared on Átlátszó.hu’s Így Írnánk Mi blog. The author, a constitutional lawyer, frequently comments on matters pertaining to constitutional law in Hungary. In this piece, the author explains why the government’s recently announced referendum fails to meet the comprehension, legal and constitutionality tests required to be […]
A public Facebook group entitled “We won’t be in school in February 29th” calls on Hungarian parents to express their solidarity with teachers and students by refusing to send their children to public school on February 29th. Dear parents: What if we parents would help the teachers by unequivocably signaling to the “Respected Government” that […]
“We are struggling against demons, and nothing else.” – István Pukli, director, Teleki Blanka Gimnázium, Budapest In a video posted on February 18, 2016, Teleki Blanka Gimnázium director István Pukli encourages students and teachers to make their voices heard in the cause of improving Hungarian education. “We have nowhere to retreat. We must finish what we started!” Below […]