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.

28.04.2014

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Starting our collaboration with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, we are glad to publish an interview with one of their Laureates, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow.  Maude, your latest book, Blue Future, is the final book of the Blue trilogy. It started with Blue Gold in 2002 and continued with… »

20.06.2013

“A path to a Just World – people reviving Democracy”. Comments on Noam Chomsky’s speech

“A path to a Just World – people reviving Democracy”. Comments on Noam Chomsky’s speech

In his fascinating and lucid 1h 20min speech to an audience of 2,500 people in the plenary hall on the first day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Chomsky touched on many subjects, among them: the alternative model of the ‘Commons’, false democracy and the issue of weapons in… »

14.04.2013

Religious violence and experience of contact with the Sacred

Religious violence and experience of contact with the Sacred

In a world that is characterized by all sorts of violence (physical, economical, racial, psychological, sexual, etc.), a fanatic and intolerant aspect manifests itself with preoccupying intensity in the three monotheistic religions (Christianism, Judaism and Islam). Apart from constituting a dramatic reality, violence inspired, exercised or justified by religion is… »

05.03.2013

Ideology and pragmatism

Ideology and pragmatism

“I’m not saying this for ideological reasons… I’m not trying to give an ideological speech… Ideologies are dead…”  Precisions and declarations such as these are increasingly frequent and accepted and even valued as a sign of modernity and distancing oneself from an old, nostalgic and surpassed mentality. This rejection of… »

07.02.2013

Reality and Utopia

Reality and Utopia

Every time that someone talks about the madness of military spending and calls for its reduction there is always someone who leaps to its defence invoking international commitments, the reality that “unfortunately” requires the use of war and other similar reasons that end up criticising this idea as utopian.  The… »

20.01.2013

Illuminating the darkness

Illuminating the darkness

When I started to collaborate with Pressenza in July, I wondered what meaning to give to this commitment to “alternative information”: the first impulse came from a rebellion against the growing manipulation that I notice every time I read the news published on-line by the traditional newspapers (I confess that… »

20.01.2013

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.  Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity. Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs,… »

29.11.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain – the Webinar

Breaking the Nuclear Chain – the Webinar

Thursday 29 November 2012 the first session of the Webinar was held focusing on “Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests”. The first speaker, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), gave an introduction to the… »

26.11.2012

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain campaign – New developments

Breaking the Nuclear Chain (www.breakingthenuclearchain.org) is a campaign of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat, that aims to give the debate on the consequences of the nuclear chain a human face. The campaign will inform, motivate and activate… »

09.10.2012

Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

The campaign “Breaking the Nuclear Chain” will be launched on 22 October 2012 by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat. We talk about this initiative and its objectives with Marte Hellema, Programme Manager Public Outreach at the GPPAC Global Secretariat. »

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