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19.12.2016

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

For the last couple of weeks, Pressenza has been collaborating with The Rosetta Foundation, an Irish NGO which created an open translation platform, Trommons. The Foundation aims to provide equal access to information by translating non-commercial projects into a wide variety of languages. This is a collective interview with… »

15.05.2016

Athens City Plaza Hotel Squat: will solidarity prevail?

Athens City Plaza Hotel Squat: will solidarity prevail?

It was a hotel closed by the Greek authorities and the company management was declared bankrupt. The winding up of the business is still pending in order to pay back both salaries owed to the employees and rent owed to the property owner. A group of people thought something seemingly… »

09.04.2016

Refugee Crisis 2016: mass deportations and resettlement efforts by social organizations

Refugee Crisis 2016: mass deportations and resettlement efforts by social organizations

On their own initiative, social organisations both inside and outside Greece are attempting to overcome the confusion and the violations of international treaties caused by the joint statement of 28 EU leaders with Turkey on the 18th of March 2016. This complicated joint statement emerged in a moment when more… »

09.03.2016

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

The UNHCR have published figures for the first two months of 2016, giving details of some 138,280 people who came by sea to Greece and Italy, 36% of whom are children while 410 deaths or missing people in the Aegean Sea are also reported. During this same period Frontex started… »

11.01.2016

Africa Focuses on Women Rights, Reaffirms Solidarity with Sahrawi People in Struggle for Self Determination

Africa Focuses on Women Rights, Reaffirms Solidarity with Sahrawi People in Struggle for Self Determination

Human Wrongs Watch The African Union (AU) will hold it 26th Summit from 21st to the 31st January 2016, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women.”… »

22.10.2015

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

East London Muslims divided over accepting Muslims who are LGBT There was a mix of hostility and support from local Muslims when the LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign was launched with a street stall and pavement discussion in Tower Hamlets, East London, yesterday, 21 October. Organised by the human rights organisation, the… »

23.08.2015

ζω: zo̱… I Live ! Interactive documentary in Greece

ζω: zo̱… I Live ! Interactive documentary in Greece

This project was born from a curiosity about Greece. Soon the idea of making an interactive documentary became clear, giving voice to those women and men who organize themselves to find solutions to the needs of daily life. It is this active and courageous Greece that the documentary shows.  The… »

06.07.2015

Cruelty begets more cruelty, and it can only be eliminated through compassion and solidarity

Cruelty begets more cruelty, and it can only be eliminated through compassion and solidarity

The Troika has been cruel on Greece, and in spite of the resounding NO, OXI, NEIN, of the people, the controlled implosion of the country, planned every now and then to allow Big Capital to grab more assets, including human capital (doctors, nurses, highly qualified professionals that will be harvested… »

04.07.2015

Milan: We are all Greek

Milan: We are all Greek

A sign in the colours of the Greek flag around their necks “We are all Greeks”.Many Milanese expressed their solidarity with the plight of the Greek people and in favour of the “No” campaign in the referendum and against blackmail. Photos by Andrea Bulgarini… »

03.07.2015

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

People of Berlin send a loud OXI to Athens

On the evening of Friday 3rd July, thousands of people gathered in Berlin for a demonstration under the slogan “Nein! Oxi! No! to austerity – Yes to Democracy!”. Organized by Blockupy Berlin, a broad section of the population and followers of many organizations found their way to Oranienplatz. Despite a… »

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