"I will bring forth my nonviolent revolution"

"I will bring forth my nonviolent revolution"

interview to Aung San Suu Kyi

The Nobel laureate and leader of the Burmese opposition party wants to work for a peaceful change: "I don't want anyone to be harmed, for any reason on earth. Too much blood has been shed. What we want is democracy and the respect of human rights" said the leader, who was allowed to reunite to her son after 10 years.

Hu Jia's association forced to close

Hu Jia's association forced to close

by the pressure of the Beijing government

The group "Beijing Loving Source" was founded by the activist who is serving 3 years and a half long a jail term. So announces his wife Zen Jinyan who explained that Beijing started a fiscal inquiry against the association.

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

important book on totalitarianism

Publication in the US of Timothy Snyder's book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Basic Book. A review in the Economist.

According to the author, "Hitler and Stalin thus shared a certain politics of tyranny: they brought about catastrophes, blamed the enemy of their choice, and then used the death of millions to make the case that their policies were necessary or desirable".

New call from Václav Havel

New call from Václav Havel

for the release of Liu Xiaobo

Former President of the Czech Republic Havel and South African Archbishop Tutu ask for the liberation of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in a Washington Post article. In their opinion China can "stand on the side of justice, free Liu Xiaobo and immediately end the house arrest imposed on his wife".

Oleg Kashin confronted with investigators

Oleg Kashin confronted with investigators

tells about the assault undergone

15 DecemberIn the last few days two reporters, Oleg Kashin and Anatoly Adamchuk, were beaten in Russia due to inquiries about protests against the deforestation of Khimki woods. 40 colleagues of theirs have sent President Medvedev a protest letter. The journalist confirmed that they were beaten.

Empty chair at Sakharov Prize ceremony

Empty chair at Sakharov Prize ceremony

Cuba denies visa to dissident Farina

La Havana refused to allow the expatriation of Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban activist awaited in Strasbourg for the delivery of the Prize set up by the European Parliament to honour freedom of thought. Like for Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel ceremony, also for Farinas there will be an empty chair.

21 years after Tienanmen square

21 years after Tienanmen square

anniversary marked by censorship

The US Administration recalls the 1989 events and launches a call in favour of the dissidents who are still in jail, but Beijing forbids all sorts of commemoration. A cartoon remembering the repression was censored, the youths who brought the “Goddess of democracy” in the square were arrested.

Tehran one year on

Tehran one year on

the green wave and the memory of Neda

Screening of the documentary "For Neda", in memory of the girl who has become a symbol of the Green Revolution, boycotted.

50 years of resistance in Tibet

50 years of resistance in Tibet

1959 - 2009

March 10th 2009 will mark 50 years since Tibetans rose up to protest China's invasion of their homeland. It will also be one year since unprecedented protests broke out across Tibet showing China and the world that after 50 years of occupation, Tibetans are determined to be free.

20th anniversary of Tienanmen

20th anniversary of Tienanmen

the repression in China goes on

4th June 1989 The tanks enter Beijing in Tienanmen Square and shoot at the students and workers demonstrating for freedom and democracy for weeks. Deng Xiaoping's Communist regime chooses the hard line and causes hundreds of casualties.

Europe recognizes the Communist Crimes

Europe recognizes the Communist Crimes

and mourns the victims 20 years after the collapse of the Wall

Strasbourg, European Parliament - Public hearing with the Czech Presidency of the European Union. Reflection on the memory of communism in Europe based on the "Prague declaration" of 3rd June 2008, signed among others by the former President of the Czech Republic

Pussy Riot are risking their lives

Pussy Riot are risking their lives

call from MEP Werner Schulz

The three girls sentenced to two years labour camp in Russia could be sent to a remote penal colony or gulag. There they could undergo everything "from rape to murder". Inside we publish the call by MEP Werner Schulz.