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.

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… »

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… »

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