Anna Polo

Impegnata da anni nel campo della pace e della nonviolenza, ha coordinato la commissione dedicata a questo tema nella Regionale Umanista Europea del 2003 (riunione di Praga) e 2004 (riunione di Budapest) e nel Forum Umanista Europeo del 2006 a Lisbona e del 2008 a Milano. Nel 2009 ha fatto parte dell'equipe relazioni della Marcia Mondiale per la Pace e la Nonviolenza. Attualmente partecipa a Mondo senza guerre e senza violenza.

24.11.2018

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Migration policy, civil disobedience and tangible gestures of solidarity. We talk to Maso Notarianni, a journalist, director of Italian association ARCI and member of Mediterranea Saving Humans. How did the launch of the Mediterranea Saving Humans project come about? The idea has been in many people’s heads for a long… »

02.11.2018

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

The occupation of the Mamiani secondary school in Rome has just come to an end. We talk to Giacomo of the Mamiani Collective. Where did the idea of writing the letter, published by us a few days ago, come from? We met up when school started after the… »

14.10.2018

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

Paul Grüninger, the Swiss police officer whose reputation was restored after being condemned for saving hundreds of refugees’ lives

The recent arrest of Mimmo Lucano, the mayor of Riace, for “aiding illegal immigration” offers us another example of the ancient dilemma that pits law against justice. A dilemma at the heart of the Greek tragedy Antigone, it has emerged countless times throughout history when individuals have had to choose… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

05.09.2018

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Migration policies, nationalist and xenophobic forces, networking between progressive political forces and civil society, opposition to hatred and intolerance and the value of non-violence. We discussed this with Elly Schlein, MEP for Possibile’ and rapporteur for her S&d Group (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) for the reform of the… »

28.08.2018

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia is an Italian theatre actor, musician, singer and author. He has long been engaged in the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which earned him the Premio Colombe for Peace in 2005; we asked him for his opinion on recent events.   Those who criticise Israel’s… »

21.08.2018

SfruttaZero, the tomato sauce project promoting awareness, solidarity and hope

SfruttaZero, the tomato sauce project promoting awareness, solidarity and hope

In Puglia, a group of young Italians and migrants has launched an extraordinary venture, restoring positive meaning to the tomato, one of the symbols of a region where the exploitation of illegal workers for casual labour is rife. We talk to Graziana who is part of the Solidaria association, based… »

02.06.2018

Criminalisation of solidarity, Hungary at the forefront

Criminalisation of solidarity, Hungary at the forefront

Hungary, ruled by Viktor Orban’s racist right wing, has always distinguished itself for its anti-immigrant policy (just think of the barbed wire barrier built in 2015 on the border with Serbia), but those who oppose it are now being harshly punished: in fact, the government has introduced a bill providing… »

03.05.2018

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya is an Afghan politician, activist and writer. As an elected Member of Parliament, on December 17, 2003 in the Loya Jirga assembly, she denounced the presence of people she called “warlords and war criminals” in Parliament. Since then she has suffered attacks and death threats, so much that… »

13.10.2017

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

In September you spent eight days on the Aquarius ship of the SOS Mediterranée NGO, engaged in migrant rescue operations with the help of Doctors without Borders and you defined it as “one of the most important experiences of your life.” What impacted you the most? Certainly the mix… »

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