Women are Revolution

In the past, and now more than ever, women have been and are in the front line when it comes to defending, protecting, and saying what is going wrong in our societies. Women have built nations from scratch in the past and are still doing it today, worldwide. Unfortunately, we often do not find any mention of those women in books, not in school and not in university and that is unfair. We (8 brave and young women from different countries: Bosnia, Colombia, Italy, Paraguay, Mexico and Morocco) decided to change that. And the smartest way is writing about those women, that from one way or the other have started a revolution!

Nowadays, we see revolution in volunteer work, we are starting revolution now writing an article, you are participating in a revolution by reading this blog. From where I come there is a phrase “When tyranny is law, revolution is order” (Don Pedro Albizu Campos). Our new revolution is educating and sharing knowledge!

Author: Chiara M. 

Tea lover and huge fan of Murakami, from Italy.

Women are revolution – Maria Skłodowska Curie

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Woman, spouse, mother, supporter of Polish independence, scientist and Nobel Prize winner – twice. Maria Skłodowska Curie, a.k.a Madame Curie,was the first woman and scientist to win two Nobel Prizes, one in Physics (1903)  and the second one in Chemistry (1911). Continue reading

Est ed Europa distratta

L’archivio sull’Est europa: i Balcani

Ci è sparito l’Est! Ecco le tappe di un corso di formazione sui Balcani elaborato dal Centro di Formazione alla Solidarietà Internazionale e da Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. Ma perchè parlare di Balcani? Perchè proprio a Sarajevo risuonarono gli spari d’apertura della Prima Guerra Mondiale. E sempre a Sarajevo si chiude il Novecento nel 1992 durante una guerra post-moderna contro il melting-pot etnico: le armi che bombardano la città arrivano dagli arsenali dell’ex Patto di Varsavia oppure dall’Italia affianco alle colonne degli aiuti umanitari. L’europeo fa finta di nulla, non collega, non mette in relazione. Non ascolta il suo cuore, non si guarda allo specchio. Non parla, non vede, non sente. Eppure il suo cuore è nei Balcani ed i Balcani sono il suo specchio. Allora guardate questo resoconto per riscoprire anche voi stessi!

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WWI: the memory is up to us

A new archive for WWI

wwiThese few articles upon WWI are just a place to start. We must invest on a wide outreach of the debate upon those dismal sufferings of our grandfathers. The remembrance of WWI is not only significantly important for our common memory as European citizens; but also because there is a huge teaching, which we must take into account. As a matter of fact, the European problems in 1914 were very similar to the troubles we are facing today. So, a gaze to memory means to develop a better look towards today. The remembrance is up to us or we will come full circle!

Libri ribelli: da Hessel ad Amos Oz

la rubrica sui libri ribelli

libri ribelliEcco a voi gli articoli sui libri ribelli, che questa estate ci hanno accompagnato in vacanza. Sono i libri, rimasti polverosamente ad ammuffire nelle nostre librerie. È tempo di ritirarli fuori per riscorire l’attualità che grandi classici riescono sempre ad analizzare mostrando la grande personalità dei loro indimenticabili autori. Ci sono il partigiano Hessel con il suo “Indignez-Vous”, il filosofo Thoreau con “Camminare”, “Discorso sulla servitù volontaria” di La Boètie, Mandela raccontato da John Carlin in “Ama il tuo nemico” e lo scrittore Amos Oz e il suo saggio “Contro il fanatismo”. Buona lettura!

The crisis in Ukraine: our articles

A new archive

Do you remember the crisis in Ukraine? It’s still going on! In this archive we want to reproduce one of our most successful items: the collection of articles on that crisis. You will find “Ukraine: inside the protest in Maidan”; “Ukrainian complexity and European indifference”; “Interregnum in Ukraine”; “Opposite Ukraines”; “From Maidan to Donetsk”; “The European behavior in Ukraine”; “Kapuscinski was right about Russia”; “The kleptocracy in Ukraine” and “Is Russia an oligarchy or a dictatorship?”. They told us: “Normally I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this writeup very compelled me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great article.” “Wonderful post! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our website. Keep up the good writing.” And “I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if alll web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before”. Thanks to all!ù

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Look out for the crisis in Ukraine! We suggest you to follow the activities of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso!