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Armenians were victims of genocide - Washington clashes with Turkey

This is the content of the resolution approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress with a 23 to 22 vote. Ankara recalls its Ambassador.

Orlando Zapata dies in jail - indignation in the democratic world

The Cuban dissident, arrested in 2003 over "insult to the figure of Fidel Castro", died at his 85th day of hunger strike against the abuses and tortures undergone. 25 people heading to his funerals have been arrested. Grief and indignation from the democratic Countries.

Salonicco '43 in Milan - for the Garden of the Righteous Association

The show devoted to Consul Guelfo Zamboni who took hundreds Jews into safety will be at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan on 22nd February. The initiative falls within the programme of commemorations scheduled by the Association for the Milan Garden of the Righteous.

"Repression against the opponents" - the call of Russian intellectuals to Europe

Many intellectuals and former political prisoners addressed an open letter to the European leaders in which they underlined that in Russia no freedom of expression is provided and asked the European leaders to "take a stand for freedom of speech".

Bloody night in Cairo - ten dead in the protest

Nearly ten people were killed and over a thousand wounded among the demonstrators on Tahir square in Cairo. Nobel laureate El Baradei asks the world not to support "a government that kills its own citizens".

Responsible memory

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo

On the Holocaust Memorial Day Jews and non-Jews alike find themselves wondering once again whether the time that separates us from that tragedy may cause it to fade from memory and whether the few remaining witnesses will take its moral


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

‚ÄčTears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis


The act of killing

documentary about the 1965 Indonesia coup

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Andrei Sinyavsky

he wrote stories, short novels and fiercely satirical essays on the state of affairs in the Soviet Union