Anna Polo

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.

06.03.2016

“Civil partnerships are not enough”: LGBT associations fill Piazza del Popolo in Rome

“Civil partnerships are not enough”: LGBT associations fill Piazza del Popolo in Rome

On Saturday 5th March, in Rome a demonstration announced two weeks ago to demand equal rights for gays and lesbians took place in Piazza del Popolo. The law approved in the Senate is a first step, but it is considered inadequate. It is necessary to obtain stepchild adoption to protect… »

05.03.2016

Statement on UK steps to ensure a full investigation of Giulio Regeni’s death

Statement on UK steps to ensure a full investigation of Giulio Regeni’s death

Hannah Waddilove, a former colleague of Giulio Regeni and a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick, has launched a petition asking for the UK government to ensure that a reliable investigation is conducted. She said that Mr Regeni’s close ties to the UK, where he studied for many years,… »

30.11.2015

Tony De Brum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands: a brave struggle for nuclear disarmament

Tony De Brum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands: a brave struggle for nuclear disarmament

Together with your people, you have received the Right Livelihood Honorary Award for your courage and commitment to nuclear disarmament. When you were nine years old, you witnessed the ‘Bravo shot’ at Bikini Atoll, the largest-ever US nuclear test that produced an explosion 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima… »

13.07.2015

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties strike again

The terrorists in suits and ties who in January showed such indignation for the atrocious Parisian attack by their Kalashnikov-wielding twins have struck again. If a terrorist is distinguished by the cruelty and absolute indifference for the consequences of their actions on others, how else can we call the band… »

02.02.2015

“I want to take care of happiness.” Even (and especially) in Afghanistan

“I want to take care of happiness.” Even (and especially) in Afghanistan

A country traumatized by decades of war; a people full of life and dignity; an active and courageous civil society; a project to help transition from fear to trust. We speak with Alberto Pennella – counsellor, poet, blogger and expert on emotions – about his extraordinary experience in Afghanistan. Where… »

12.01.2015

Who’s the terrorist?

Who’s the terrorist?

The image of the events of 11th of January in Paris have provoked two opposing reactions: on the one hand I am greatly moved by the number of ordinary people who want to make a statement, with their presence, about their rejection of hate and violence, and on the other… »

17.12.2014

Flash of the last day of the Nobel Peace Summit

Flash of the last day of the Nobel Peace Summit

A change of location for the last day of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: no longer the auditorium at Music Park, but Julio Cesar Sala del Campidoglio, seat of the Communal Council of Rome. It began with a reading of messages from Gorbachev, who could not participate and is… »

15.12.2014

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Outside the auditorium that hosted the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates colourful canvases, posters and Tibet flags were displayed to welcome and support the Dalai Lama. It was a very busy morning, with three round tables that happened without a moment’s respite, with a real bombardment of intellectual and emotional… »

13.12.2014

Courage, passion and humour in the Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates

Courage, passion and humour in the Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates

The passion and strength of those who dare to challenge the seemingly impossible, the sense of humour of a spiritual guide who knows how to communicate profound messages without useless and heavy solemnity and still the noticeable presence of a great fighter for nonviolence who died a year ago, dominated… »

22.10.2014

The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

Everyday Rebellion is a documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest all over the world. We talk about it with Arman and Arash Rihai, who directed it. How did you get the idea of a film about nonviolent movements? The initial moment when… »

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