View Full Version : 'Virtual' Romanistan the way forward

16-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Romas see the 1971 World Romani Congress, held in Orpington near London, as a key historical moment, which placed their culture on the map. It established April 8 as Roma Nation Day. Then in 2000, the Fifth Romani World Congress put forward a ground-breaking claim: non-territorial nationhood.

An extraordinary statement in 2001 rejected the “consubstantiation” of concepts of state and nation, which, it said “is still leading to tragedies, wars, disasters and massacres”.


16-07-2013, 12:07 PM
o yes & fuck bfgw¬!

Patrick Swayze
16-07-2013, 12:16 PM
I've always found Gianni Alemanno an interesting figure politically, but I don't know much about him. Anyone know of good sources/books to find out more?

17-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Really interesting, thanks Sufi. I never understood how BFGW was even allowed to be broadcast.

On a tangent, at work I was doing some research into Kosovo, and had never up until then been aware of the Egyptian minority among the Roma in that part of the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkali_and_Balkan_Egyptians
Fantastic flag here too for the Macedonian Egyptians: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/mk_eg.html#egy