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Anna Polo

Impegnata per anni nel campo della pace e della nonviolenza, ha fatto parte dell'equipe relazioni della Marcia Mondiale per la Pace e la Nonviolenza e in seguito di Mondo senza guerre e senza violenza. Attualmente partecipa alla redazione italiana di Pressenza e si occupa principalmente del tema migrazioni, pubblicando articoli e interviste e organizzando eventi.

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

You have been on Samos for three years. How has the situation evolved since then? Sadly, the situation keeps getting worse. Since March 2016, when the deal with Turkey was struck, an increasing number of people have crossed the Aegean…

Tomás Hirsch: The Pandemic Could Generate New and Very Interesting Responses

Pandemic, activism, social protests, neoliberal system, solidarity, social, personal and spiritual perspectives ; we discussed all these topics, with Thomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist deputy. The emergence of the coronavirus puts us in a new scenario and destabilizing for all. This change…

Elections in the United Kingdom. Reflections on a dark moment and on a light of hope

The result of the UK elections was a hard blow to me for various reasons. Despite the negative forecasts and polls, I continued to hope, perhaps naively, for a victory of Jeremy Corbyn until the very end, because it would…

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

While I write, the dramatic developments regarding the migrants that were rescued by Sea Watch and have been stuck in open see for almost two weeks have not yet reached a conclusion. Having followed this story with passion, I want…

Refugee journeys on the Balkan Route: denunciation and solidarity

It has been an intense few days of events about migration on the Balkan route. It starts on Wednesday the 15th of May with the opening of the exhibition ‘Refugee journeys through the Balkan route(s): a crisis no more?” in…

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Social and environmental justice, the fight against poverty, migration, eco-femminism, disarmament and climate emergency. We discuss these and other things with Daniela Padoan, writer, journalist and activist who is standing for the European parliament elections with ‘La Sinistra – GUE/NGL…

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

We have already published a brief article on the work of Opet Bosna for refugees and migrants held up at the border between Bosnia and Croatia.  We discuss the issue in more detail with Marco Cicorella, one of the association’s…

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…

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?…

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…

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