Marianella Kloka

Marianella Kloka is a 50 years old woman, living in Athens, Greece. She has been a member of the Humanist Movement since 1990 and she is a founding member of World without Wars and Violence in Greece. Currently she works as an advocacy officer for the NGO PRAKSIS. Politics, human rights, scripts, audiovisuals. Twitter: @MarianellaKloka | Facebook: marianella.kloka

Pressenza: annual global meeting of editorial teams

The annual meeting of the Pressenza Press Agency ended on 9 June. Members from Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece and France participated. Members of the editorial teams from Catalonia, Italy and Argentina were…

Christina Koulouri: reconciliation between peoples cannot be achieved either by silence or by distortions

How do you teach the history of war in the post-war period? Is reconciliation impossible? During the two-day event entitled “Clio Goes to School”, organized by the Group for Historical Education in Greece, I had the opportunity to follow the…

Peru and Fujimori: still far away from reconciliation

The latest protests by the people of Peru in recent days as a response to the amnesty given for “humanitarian” reasons to former President Alberto Fujimori, highlight the common feeling of rage against the mockery and abuse of the word…

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least…

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily…

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

What is this heterogeneous crowd of people standing in the foyer of the People’s theatre doing there? Why are they waiting hours in advance for a ticket? Why are the foreigners searching in agony for a live stream link? At…

David Bowie: “We could be heroes, just for one day”

The year when David Bowie talked about “the starman waiting in the sky” and set up his own musical form in order to “discuss” space and our blue planet, I was arriving to this chronotope. Likewise, some years later when…

Human beings sent back to war and poverty at the Greek border

I have been sent on a day trip to Idomeni on a mission with PRAKSIS NGO, just a metre away from the frontier of hope. The caravan of buses carrying people, who want to leave Greece, patiently waits at the…

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis is a freelance journalist. He has reported on politics since 2005 with an emphasis on European immigration policy and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. He is an analyst in Greek and foreign media. In early 2015, he published…

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the…

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