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Milan's response against terror

The international meeting "The moral example set by Khaled al-Asaad. Saving Palmyra, civil heritage of Humanity” of 18 November will take place at 17.30 at Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2 - and not in Alessi Room as previously indicated.

Against barbarians. Je suis Khaled

Editorial by Ulianova Radice, Gariwo Director

What can we do in the first place?

After hearing about the events unfolding in Paris, I wondered how we can launch an unequivocal message about our will to defend

Good Morning Syria, the voice of the civil society

Young reporters, photographers and video/audio-makers report on the daily lives of Syrians and the hopes of those who do not surrender to war. A network spread all over the country to overcome the uproar of the various warring factions and inform the international community.

Indonesia and the fear 50 years after the genocide

50 years after the genocide, we have talked with Joshua Oppenheimer about perpetrators guilt, the way Indonesia is now dealing with its past and the possibility of a reconciliation between victims and perpetrators.

​With Assad or with the IS?

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

Try to imagine a Syrian boy who had hoped in democracy and the opportunity to lead an ordinary life in your own country, and this year witnessed Assad’s brutal crackdown, first seeing the regime’s jailers imprison

Palmyra, "my native realm"

Editorial by Maria Teresa Grassi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Director of the Italian-Syrian Archaeological Mission to Palmyra, Pal.M.A.I.S.

Crossing the Syrian desert from Damascus to the Euphrates, nearly half way you find a big oasis – and this is normal in every desert of this world – and a great Roman city – and this is certainly less frequent.

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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