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.

06.07.2017

Can you be both gay and Muslim? Interview with Wajahat Abbas Kazmi of “Allah Loves Equality”

Can you be both gay and Muslim? Interview with Wajahat Abbas Kazmi of “Allah Loves Equality”

Sexual orientation, religion, family pressure, freedom of choice, and discrimination. These are just some of the  issues we discussed with Wajahat Abbas Kazmi, a filmmaker and young Pakistani Amnesty International activist in Italy. You moved to Italy at the age of 14 and are now 31. Can… »

15.06.2017

Reduction of military spending in DiEM25’s New Deal, a contribution from Pressenza

Reduction of military spending in DiEM25’s New Deal, a contribution from Pressenza

As journalists at the international press agency Pressenza and activists of the Humanist association “World without Wars and Violence”, we intend to make a contribution to the debate in DiEM25 and the development of an innovative and courageous platform for the 2018 European elections. The European New… »

27.02.2017

Helping those in danger, a constant in history

Helping those in danger, a constant in history

In all the most dramatic and violent moments in human history, there always was someone who made the brave choice of listening to their conscience and helping those who were persecuted and threatened. This meant challenging cruel laws and military occupations and exposing oneself to the possibility of retaliations. Yet… »

04.01.2017

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Tarak Kauff: as Veterans for Peace, we fight against the violent oppression of living beings

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies who aim to build a culture of peace by using their experiences, informing the public of the true causes and the enormous costs of wars and employing nonviolent means. We have interviewed Tarak Kauff, national board member… »

03.01.2017

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

Joseph Hock, Standing Rock activist: spirituality is our movement

We have talked with Joseph Hock,  who has spent months at Standing Rock, has been arrested and defines himself a brother. You and the other activists have been hit by tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and water cannons in freezing temperatures. What gives you the strength to resist such… »

14.12.2016

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon, a videographer, is deeply involved with Defenders of the Black Hills efforts to ban uranium mining and has spent several weeks at Standing Rock, supporting the Water Protectors in their struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline project. Here is her interview. What atmosphere did you find at Standing… »

18.11.2016

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

David Swanson: we have big plans for a peace movement unseen in 8 years

What do you think of the protests that are growing across the United States after Donald Trump’s election? I have mixed feelings. A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives… »

09.11.2016

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Without doubt, Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections represents the triumph of anti-humanism in its most racist, xenophobic, fanatical, misogynist and neo-fascist form, compared to Hillary Clinton’s “lite-” version which is respectful of the rights of women and gays but still warmongering and neoliberal nevertheless. After the initial… »

24.10.2016

David Swanson: “We need to unite globally around opposition to the entire institution of war”

David Swanson: “We need to unite globally around opposition to the entire institution of war”

In your website http://worldbeyondwar.org/ you say: “We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace, in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed”. So which role and value can nonviolence have in building such a culture? Nonviolent action can play at least… »

03.10.2016

IPB 2016, Reiner Braun: “We need more activities for Peace all over the world”

IPB 2016, Reiner Braun: “We need more activities for Peace all over the world”

At the end of the International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin we asked Reiner Braun, Co-President of IPB, to give us some final comments. Here below you can find his video interview… »

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