Italy

28.12.2018

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

In Italy, a network of civil society organizations, NGOs and local authorities is promoting a campaign to award the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Riace. This small town in the south, poor and depopulated due to emigration and lack of work, has been reborn thanks to an innovative model of… »

24.11.2018

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

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 idea has been in many people’s heads for a long… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

02.05.2018

#Truth for Sana

#Truth for Sana

Women’s March Milan supports the call for truth in the reported honor killing of young Italian-Pakistani woman Sana Cheema. We join the voices of activists Wajahat Abbas Kazmi, Sveva Basirah Balzini and Elena De Piccoli in demanding the #TruthForSana from Pakistani and Italian authorities. We cannot rest until a cause of… »

31.01.2018

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

We spoke with Lisa Clark, an Italian pacifist with a great track record, among many other things co-president of the International Peace Bureau; we interviewed her as Italian coordinator for Mayors for Peace, one of the international organizations that are a part of ICAN. As Pressenza is also in ICAN,… »

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… »

02.12.2017

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

December 2, 2017 Addressed to: Mr. Donald Tusk President of the European Council Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission Mr. Antonio Tajani President of the European Parliament Mr. Marco Minniti Italian Minister of the Interior Mr. Angelino Alfano Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs… »

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

Libya: Break the silence to avoid complicity

Libya: Break the silence to avoid complicity

The gavel struck at a Tripoli auction to announce that a migrant had been sold for $400 and took us back 300 years to when markets in Montgomery and New Orleans separated men from women, children from mothers, and sold human-beings like oxen, ducks or horses. Then came Abraham Lincoln… »

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… »

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