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‚Äč The therapy of Goodness

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Once again, after the bloody terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery of Dhaka, the world is breathing an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty, because of the seeming lack of a political project to defeat terror. 


"So I helped the tourists at the Bardo"

Inauguration on 15 July 2016 of the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis, inside the Italian Embassy. One of the trees will be dedicated to Hamadi Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who saved the Italian tourists during the attack against the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Here is the account of Hamadi, whose hope is to hear again the people with whom he lived such a dreadful day. 


Our humanity against terror

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim

Fundamentalist and totalitarian terrorists are like the Nazis. They are happy when they murder. Their plan is to divide the humanity. Those who are not like them have no right to live.


Negationism, better prevention or punishment?

Editorial by Marcello Flores, historian and professor at the university of Siena

It is sad to be forced to come back once again to the topic of genocide denial. After the passing of this law which has faced a long passage through the Chambers of the Italian Parliament, I felt compelled to share a commentary. 


"Those who deny do not really ignore"

After a long passage through the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies approved the law that introduced into the Italian criminal code the crime of Holocaust denial. We talked about it with Donatella di Cesare, philosopher and Professor at the Università La Sapienza of Rome, who followed the law's passage very closely.


A Garden in Tunis against fear and terror

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

In Tunis, the rooms of the Bardo Museum are empty. Where until a few months ago tourists used to flock and cram the space around some of the most beautiful mosaics in the Roman and Byzantine world, today there is a great silence.


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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