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19.01.2018

LGBTs in Pakistan: Final Sprint for “Allah Loves Equality”

LGBTs in Pakistan: Final Sprint for “Allah Loves Equality”

Italo-Pakistani director Wajahat Abbas Kazmi and Elena De Piccoli, both activists for the association Il Grande Colibri, have finished shooting the documentary “Allah Loves Equality”, which will take us inside the thoughts and real life of Pakistani homosexuals, and transgender people. Despite a few stressful moments (like when they got… »

07.12.2017

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

Between January and September of this year, 222 German pilots refused to return refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan who had reached Germany.  The government considers Afghanistan to be a safe country while, at the same time, advising against travelling to some zones due to the high risk of attack on… »

05.12.2017

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar is the spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. At the release of “Exit from Violence. You are not alone”  handbook on Tuesday November 28th at Casa delle Donne di Milano, she spoke about the current situation for Afghan women and girls, why she switched from civil society… »

28.11.2017

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

“What Libya’s become today, that was already well-known…”. Then there’s also this: “Terrible things are happening, but after all they were already known.”. And so on and so forth. These are the types of statements that various representatives of the Italian Government and Parliament used in reaction to the strong… »

25.11.2017

Tell Giro d’Italia: “Don’t Pedal for Israeli Crimes!”

Tell Giro d’Italia: “Don’t Pedal for Israeli Crimes!”

Starting the race anywhere under Israel’s control will serve as a stamp of approval for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.  Would Giro d’Italia have considered starting a race in apartheid South Africa in the 1980s? By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) September 19, 2017… »

18.11.2017

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Forum for the Future of Culture 18th and 19th of November 2017,  Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw In the autumn of 2016, this slogan brought together nearly three thousand participants of the Congress of Culture. We met up in Warsaw and talked about culture in Poland during three days. We finished the meeting with the… »

04.11.2017

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars,… »

01.11.2017

Eurocities Social Affairs Forum: Social Rights for all

Eurocities Social Affairs Forum: Social Rights for all

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Gothenburg on 25-26 October to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights. Europe’s major cities are ready to work with the EU institutions and member states to guarantee social… »

01.10.2017

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Demonstrations around the world

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Demonstrations around the world

Today, 1 October in many countries around the world, people demonstrated to ask the Argentinean government and the Argentine police about the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado, the militant who supported the Mapuche struggles against the multi-nationals in Argentina. All trace of Santiago was lost on 1 August this year. »

21.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been signed by 50 nations. 3  nations (Guyana, Holy See, Thailand) have already ratified it. Once 50 nations have ratified or acceded to it, it will enter into force. Here is the list of supporting nations: STATE SIGNED RATIFIED Guyana 20/09/17 20/09/17 Holy… »

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