You can defeat the Mafia only by creating synergies and spreading the culture of "Righteous legality" in the younger generations. This is the basis of father Luigi Ciotti's initiative Contromafie, whose third edition will take place in Rome from 23 to 26 October.
The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appears to challenge Arendt's thesis of the "banality of evil", but this should not lead to deny the value of Arendt's challenge to Western thought.
The Independent and Il Fatto Quotidiano have decided to limit the news about ISIS to the objective necessity. They will inform readers about hostages, but no room will be given either to shocking images or to proclamations or emotional reactions which would only serve the purpose to enhance the terrorists' visibility.
The museum will present items of Palestinian Arab heritage and contemporary art works. Created by the Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru and the Israeli designer Avital Bar-Shay with the municipality and the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, it will promote the dialogue between Arab and Jewish artists.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been arrested over a tweet deemed “denigrating” to the authority. His case is similar to the one of Maryam al-Khawaja, director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, arrested on 30 August at Manama airport.
UN Secretary General recently in Bali prompted world leaders to counter fragmentation and ensure peace by fostering unity within diversity. He tackled the problem of sectarian violence and prejudice and appealed for the end of hostilities in Iraq.
We publish here an article by the philosopher Francesco Tava about the idea of Europe like a "Fortress" and the future of the European identity, originally published on opedDemocracy on 16 July 2014
The new state occupies a large part of northern Syria and northern and eastern pieces of Iraq. They have carried out crucifixions, beheadings, live video, kidnappings and all sorts of crime to reduce the inhabitants into submission. "Reject democracy and return to Islam," proclaimed spokesman of the Caliphate, al-Adnani, to terrified civilians.
A new Garden of the Righteous
5 June 2014, inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw, set up following the example of the Garden at Monte Stella Hill in Milan. The choice of the date is not by chance: in fact it was decided to inaugurate the Garden the day after the 25th anniversary of the first semi-free elections in Poland, on 4 June 1989, who would lead to the fall of communism. In his speech, Barack Obama remembered the Righteous Among the Nation - quoting Jan Karski - and the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, creating an ideal bridge between these dates.
Remembering Moshe Bejski
I am deeply moved today as I always am when I participate in ceremonies at the Garden of the Righteous in Milan, but participating at this inauguration here in Warsaw, on the square of the Ghetto, is even more moving for me. Warsaw carries a significant resonance for all of us. It was the capital of the heroic Resistance during WW2 for the Jews and the Poles in their hopeless battles against Nazism. I am speaking as a relative of Dr Moshe Bejski, the Israeli Supreme Court Judge and President of the Righteous Commission from 1970 to 1995, who was also one of the initiators of the Garden of the Righteous in Jerusalem.
Seizing the occasion of the inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw on 5 June 2014, we discussed the creation and importance of this project with Piotr Jakubowski, director of the House of History Meetings in Warsaw.
5 June 2014, inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw. Several messages have been sent to Zbigniew Gluza, President of the Committee for the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw.
- A new generation of Europeans?
Roma and Sinti 70 years after genocide
- "Annihilation of Caste" Reprinted
with preface by Arundathi Roy
- She reported narcos on Twitter
drug cartels tweeted her assassination
- “Genocide: The Threat Continues"
exhibition in Washington
- A genocide trial in Cambodia
for two former Khmer Rouge
- Col. Labbe arrested in Chile
ex collaborator of Pinochet
- Consul Radigales is Righteous among the Nations
ceremony in Yad Vashem
- The US Eugenics Record Office files
exhibition in New York