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Vaclav Havel, the great young character that Europe misses

On 5 October, Vaclav Havel would have turned 80. We owe him the struggle against resignation in Prague after the Soviet invasion of 1968, the birth of the Charter 77 movement, the end of communism in Czechoslovakia,the painless divorce between Czech and Slovaks after 1989, at the same time as the bloody war between the nations in the former Yugoslavia broke out, and the reunification of Europe that had been split by Moscow's imperial policy.


A wish come true

In July, Hamadi ben Abdesslem expressed a great wish: being able to find again some of the Italians he rescued at the Bardo on 18 March 2015. Now we found Valeria, who on that very day escaped from the Museum precisely with Hamadi.


Terror, the true mask of death

Last Summer, in Beirut, a friend of mine told me about a discussion between his uncle, Sheik Hassan, who is an ulami, that is to say a scholar of the Islamic law called “Shari’a”, and a supporter of terrorism.


Kurdish MED Nûçe TV must be turned on immediately

The appeal by the European journalists and the statement by Baykar Sivazliyan, President Emeritus of the Union of the Armenians of Italy, in support of the Kurdish TV based in Italy, shutdown by Eutelsat on demand by the Turkish authority, which after the failed coup switched off other TV and radio channels.


And if I met a terrorist?

I have always wondered: "What would I do, how would I behave if I ever had to find myself in front of a Muslim fanatic or terrorist who is about to carry out an attack, or more "simply" in front of someone 'radicalized'?".


What would I do if confronted with a jihadist? I would tell him about my pain

Editorial by Maryan Ismail, professor of Anthropology of immigration


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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The book

​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

Multimedia

Underground

Emir Kusturica 's film about the construction and the dissolution of Jugoslavia