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Death should not be measured by numbers

The lights pointed at sea-operating NGOs project heavy shadows on their daily activities. "But death could not be defined with numbers. Neither so life. Every death body in the sea is too much, is a life which could have been saved". The words by Regina Catrambone, founder of MOAS.


Turkey is heading out of Europe after the referendum

The 16 April vote did not give President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the full victory he expected and caused wide protests among the people, which are totally ignored, says Turkish writer and political scientist Cengiz Aktar in this interview.


We stand with Gabriele del Grande

Gabriele del Grande is a well known italian journalist and documentarist. While he was in Turkey trying to reach Syria  he was arrested on April 9 in the turkish region of Hatay, near the syrian border. Since then, he is under unjustified detention and his documents have been seized jointly with his telephone.


​ Tahar Ben Jelloun: "We must tell our children the truth "

If intellectuals of Muslim faith or culture had the courage today to speak out putting forward Tahar Ben Jelloun’s arguments, not only we would advance in the cultural and political battle against Islamist terror, but we also would leave less scope to those who seek to create a climate of fear and suspicion toward Muslims.


Ants and Cicadas

The word resistance has two meanings. Often, when you resist repression, you find yourself in a defensive position. I have reflected on this issues especially after the serious torture I have endured. By Pinar Selek


Etty Hillesum: Every atom of hatred that we add to the world makes it inhospitable

If one thing is not hate, quite anouter is love your enemies. How can you love your enemies? In her quest for an answer, Hillesum reflects on the presence of evil in men and got persuaded that it is not onlu the enemy that hosts evil, but good and evil are rooted in every human being. By Klaas Smelik


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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