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Newsletter Anno 3, n. 11 - 7 giugno 2005



NEWSLETTER DEL CENTRO DI DOCUMENTAZIONE E RICERCA PER LA CITTADINANZA ATTIVA
Anno 3, n. 11 - 7 giugno 2005

A cura di Gabriele Sospiro
Con la collaborazione di:
Piotr Alichniewicz
Olivier Gbezera
Mehmet Gokay Ozerim


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INDICE
1.  AGOSTO 2005: VIAGGI IN ETIOPIA
2.  ATTIVITÀ DEL CENTRO
3.  NEWS FROM POLAND
4.  NEWS FROM TURKEY
5.  FRUTTI IMPURI DELL'UNION JACK
6.  CORSO ON LINE SULLA COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
7.  UN LIBRO: MIGRANTE-MENTE (EDIZIONI EMI)
8.  ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: ETIOPIA
9.  ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: CENTRO-AFRICA
10. ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: BURUNDI

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1. AGOSTO 2005: VIAGGI IN ETIOPIA
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Anche per questa estate il Circolo Culturale Africa organizza dei viaggi di
conoscenza in Etiopia, terra di grande fascino per la sua gente e la sua
cultura. Abbiamo previsto partenze e tragitti differenziati in modo da
soddisfare diverse esigenze sia in termini di date che di costi. La data
della prima partenza è venerdì 5 agosto con 14 agosto, la seconda va dal 12
al 21 agosto e la terza infine dal 19 al 28 agosto. Per maggiori
informazioni scrivete una email a: segreteria at circoloafrica.org indicando
nell'oggetto "VIAGGIO IN ETIOPIA" e l'eventuale data di interesse.

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2. ATTIVITÀ DEL CENTRO
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Il Centro di Documentazione e Ricerca per la Cittadinanza Attiva è aperto il
Martedì e Giovedì dalle 10 alle 13.00 e dalle 15.00 alle 18.00. È attivo il
servizio di consultazione libri e riviste e di prestito libri. Se avete
libri da proporre per l'acquisto fatevi sentire! Presso il Centro potrete
inoltre avvalervi (su prenotazione telefonica) di consulenza su tesi di
laurea e ricerche riguardanti immigrazione ed economia politica, su
tematiche inerenti il terzo settore e il volontariato, assistenza per
specifiche ricerche internet, anche di natura bibliografica, consulenza
sulla letteratura post-coloniale di lingua inglese e letteratura migrante.
Per contatti ed eventuali prenotazioni 071/2072585

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3. NEWS FROM POLAND
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es, guarding convoys, patrolling high risk areas and conducting humanitarian
aid missions. Another important aspect of their activity will be training
Iraqi soldiers.

Poles should decide themselves on the Euro-Constitution

A meeting of government and parliamentary officials as well as Church
representatives and experts devoted to the European Constitution treaty
referendum in Poland has taken place in Warsaw.
The debate was held at the initiative of president Aleksander Kwasniewski.
All participants had been unanimous in stating that the choice of accepting
or rejecting the document's provisions should be left to the public.
Following the meeting, foreign minister Adam Rotfeld said the final decision
on the manner of ratifying the European Constitution in Poland would be
taken after the session of the Council of Europe scheduled for mid-June.
However, minister Rotfeld voiced hope the referendum would be held no later
than October 9th - the first round of presidential elections in Poland.
Commenting on the indefinite suspension of the Euro-constitution
ratification procedure in the UK, the head of Polish diplomacy displayed no
surprise recalling the British had never been enthusiastic about the
document.

George Bush honoured for contribution to collapse of communism

Former US president George Bush has been awarded the Jan Nowak Jezioranski
award for his contribution to abolishing communism and to Poland's regaining
of independence.
On behalf of the former president his grandson Pierce Bush will receive the
award. This distinction is granted to people and institutions for "thinking
about a country as a common good". It is presented on June 4th - anniversary
of the first partly free parliamentary elections held in 1989, a date
perceived as a breakthrough on Poland's road to democracy.

Polish priest in Rome worked for communists

A Polish priest was an agent for Poland's communist-era secret service
police from 1975 to 1988.
According to an official report by the Institute for National Rememberance,
Father Konrad Hejmo, who officially worked as the head of the Pilgrims Home
guesthouse hosting Polish visitors to the Vatican, was an eager informant on
events at the Vatican, on Polish bishops and Polish church. His secret
police files show that he signed receipts of payment of some 20,000 German
marks.
The Institute's initial revelation of Hejmo's activities six weeks ago sent
shock-waves through Poland. He was later suspended from his duties. He was
officially removed from the post following the publication of the report. A
statement by his Dominican Order apologized for his behaviour and said he
had been ordered to do penance.

18.8% of Poles are unemployed

April's unemployment in Poland amounted to 18.8%.
The figure shows that out of all professionally active Poles nearly 3
million do not have jobs. In comparison to April last year the rate
decreased by 220 thousand people. Just over 10 per cent of unemployed Poles
are entitled to receive a dole.


Parliamentary elections scheduled for October 9

Parliamentary speaker Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz has officially called the
first round of the presidential election in Poland for October 9th.
The second round, if required, will be held on October 23rd. Poles are
heading for a hot autumn season, with the parliamentary elections scheduled
for September 25th.

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4. NEWS FROM TURKEY
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Sezer expects EU to honor promises to Turkey
  Turkey will continue to pursue integration with the Europe despite
concerns that its membership bid may be have been harmed after rejection of
the European Union constitution in votes in France and the Netherlands, but
it expects the bloc to avoid steps that could complicate the country's entry
bid, a spokesman for President Ahmet Necdet Sezer said yesterday.
  French and Dutch voters rejected the bloc's first-ever constitution in
separate referenda on Sunday and Wednesday, leading the 25-nation bloc into
an internal crisis. The results also raised fears in Turkey, which is
scheduled to open accession talks with the EU on Oct. 3, that the membership
process could be negatively affected.
  Sermet Atacanlý, Sezer's foreign policy advisor, told reporters that the
results were not unexpected albeit undesired, and expressed hope that such
road accidents on the way to European unification would be overcome.
  Turkey will continue on its path towards integration with the European
Union before and after Oct. 3,Atacanlý said. There is no turning back from
this.
  Turkish leaders played down concerns that the membership bid could be
negatively affected after the votes and pledged to go ahead with the reform
process.
  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoðan, in an interview with The Associated
Press yesterday,  said he was disappointed by the failure of the EU
referendums in France and the Netherlands but added that Turkey was
determined to press forward with its efforts for EU membership.
  He also said he expected EU countries to back Turkey's membership when the
country completed its reforms. In 10 to 15 years the EU will be a place
where civilizations meet. ... It will become a global power with Turkey's
accession.
  In Vienna, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül also reiterated the reform pledge
after meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik during a visit.
Our government is very determined; we will implement the EU norms in Turkey,
he told a joint press conference.
  The Dutch and French reversal led to concerns that the enlargement of the
bloc could receive a blow and speculation has been growing that the EU could
eventually end up offering Turkey a privileged partnership that falls short
of full membership.
  It is our right to expect the EU countries not to take up a biased and
unjust stance that could complicate the process (of Turkish accession), in
line with their previous promises to us,Atacanlý said.


Turkey to maintain cooperation on environmental problems
  President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoðan
yesterday issued statements marking World Environment Day, which was Sunday,
and calling on citizens to be more sensitive towards environmental concerns,
reported the Anatolia news agency yesterday.
  Sezer in his statement said that Turkey would continue to work in
cooperation with other nations in determining common policies to solve
environmental problems.
  Highlighting the importance of educating the youth to make them conscious
of environmental issues, Erdoðan said it is a social responsibility to show
adequate sensitivity towards a cleaner and healthier environment.

Source: Turkish Daily News

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5. FRUTTI IMPURI DELL'UNION JACK
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Peccato il titolo che sfortunatamente evoca un'immagine non propriamente
positiva dei figli dell'Islam in Gran Bretagna! Perché l'articolo scritto da
Farina Sabahi sull'ultimo numero dell'inserto del Sole 24 ore "Il
Domenicale" prova ad affrontare in modo documentato il tema della seconda (o
terza?) generazione di immigrati cresciuti nel Paese anglosassone. E dunque
Farina Sabahi ci ricorda che i primi musulmani approdati nel Regno Unito
furono alcuni marinai yemeniti. Poi arrivò la prima moschea che fu quella di
Woking. Nel corso del tempo il rapporto fra i musulmani (anche su questa
eccessiva generalizzazione forse qualche di più andava detto nell'articolo)
e il resto del Paese non sempre è stato facile visto le tensioni originate a
partire dal caso Rushdie e poi continuate con la partecipazione del Regno
Unito alla prima Guerra del Golfo o, più recentemente, dall'attacco alle due
torri negli Stati Uniti. La vera speranza, tuttavia, è data dal fatto che
del milione e mezzo di musulmani residenti nel Paese la metà ha meno di 17
anni. Poterli integrare adeguatamente nella struttura sociale, economica e
culturale del Regno Unito è una sfida decisiva per la tenuta dell'equilibrio
della società inglese.

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6. CORSO ON LINE SULLA COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
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È ormai giunto a metà strada il primo corso on line che abbiamo organizzato
sulle tematiche inerenti all'immigrazione straniera in Italia. Per il mese
di ottobre è previsto il secondo che questa volta avrà a che fare con un
altro tema strategico: la cooperazione internazionale. Esso avverrà a
conclusione di un seminario sulle Politiche Europee sul Mediterraneo che
stiamo organizzando dal 5 all'8 ottobre nella città di Ancona. Volete
saperne di più? Inviateci una email con l'intestazione "CORSO DI
COOPERAZIONE" segreteria at circoloafrica.org. Vi risponderemo rapidamente!

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7. UN LIBRO: MIGRANTE-MENTE (EDIZIONI EMI)
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Ventiquattro cittadine e cittadini del "mondo" (passaporti a parte): sono
soltanto alcuni dei redattori di Migranews, agenzia on line che da due anni
cerca di rompere il muro di un'informazione che dimostra una diffusa sordità
e una grave miopia per tutto quello che riguarda migrazioni, intercultura e
razzismo. Le loro cronache, le loro storie, i loro punti di vista. Un'altra
lettura della realtà offerta da donne e uomini dalle identità plurali,
protagonisti e interpreti dei mutamenti sociali e culturali in atto nella
società italiana e ovunque la mente migrante punti il suo sguardo. In altre
parole, con altre parole, un'altra informazione.

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8. ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: ETIOPIA
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Clashes between police and student demonstrators
left one girl dead and hundreds arrested in protests Monday against disputed
Ethiopian election results, police said.

Students at Addis Ababa University campuses had defied a government ban
against demonstrations. Police charged into crowds to grab protesters and
beat some with batons during the first public protest against the May 15
legislative elections in which the ruling party retained power.

Public protests have been banned since election day. Prime Minister Meles
Zenawi's party retained control of parliament, according to official
election results that have not yet been ratified, but opposition parties
alleged there was widespread fraud.

The elections had been seen as a test of the prime minister's commitment to
reforming his sometimes authoritarian regime. Before questions surfaced
about the count, EU observers had called the campaign and voting "the most
genuinely competitive elections the country has experienced."

Police detained an estimated 500 protesters in Addis Ababa and arrested
between 200 and 300 protesters who were barring students from entering the
university, said Minister of Information Bereket Simon.

Ethiopia's state radio later reported that 370 students were arrested and 50
"hooligans" were also detained for trying to take advantage of the chaos.
Elsewhere in the country, 150 students were arrested, a later statement
said. In a statement read over state television and radio, police said a
girl was killed and seven people were injured in addition to hundreds of
arrests. The statement gave no further details.

The ruling party spokesman said the main opposition Coalition for Unity and
Democracy was behind the protests.

"They have been preaching violence and now they are instigating it," Bereket
said.

But Berhanu Nega, vice chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy,
said the party had instead urged students to hold off protests.

"Our worry is that the ruling party will use these protests as an excuse to
crack down and resort to force," Berhanu said.

An Associated Press photographer and reporter were roughed up and detained
for seven hours following the protests. They were not given an explanation
for their detention, but police seized the photographer's electronic film
and he was ordered to return in three days.

Ethiopia's political parties are challenging the results of 55 percent of
the races, electoral chief Kemal Bedri said Monday.

Kemal said investigations would determine whether it was necessary to hold a
repeat vote for the 299 disputed seats before July 8, when full, ratified
results are expected to be released.

Provisional results show the ruling party has so far won 302 seats and its
allies won 26. Opposition parties won 194 seats in the 547-seat lower house
of parliament.

Fonte: AP

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9. ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: CENTRO-AFRICA
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Le Général François Bozizé a remporté les élections présidentielles du 15
mai dernier, avec près de 65 % des suffrages. Cette victoire ne vient pas
seule, puisque les candidats pro-Bozizé également remporté la majorité à
l'Assemblée Nationale.
Ces élections ont été qualifiées de réussite et, meme si des incidents ont
eu lieu, nombre d'observateurs tant nationaux qu'internationaux estiment
qu'elles se sont déroulées en respectant les regles de la démocratie. Une
autre satisfaction est la réaction du candidat perdant du second tour,
l'ex-premier ministre Martin Ziguélé : « La victoire de François Bozizé est
l'expression totale de la volonté des Centrafricains. J'en suis fier puisque
tous ensemble nous sommes les fils de ce pays ». Une attitude qui tranche
avec les habituels rejets des résultats par les candidats perdants, et qui
laisse entrevoir une lueur d'espoir pour la reconstruction du pays, apres
des années de putschs, de dictatures et crises internes.

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10. ELEZIONI IN AFRICA: BURUNDI
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Aux élections communales, la branche politique des Force de la Defense de la
Democratie, ancien groupe rebelle hutu, serait en tete dans nombre de
circonscriptions. Le Conseil National de la Defense de la Democratie est
ainsi en passe de bien se positionner dans le premier de six scrutins, dont
des élections présidentielles indirectes, qui s'etalent jusqu'en septembre.

Cette serie de scrutins marque la fin du processus de paix et de
reconstruction du pays apres la guerre civile déclenchée en 1993 par
l'assassinat du premier président hutu Melchior Ndadaye. Celle-ci avait
causée la mort de 300.000 personnes. Les élections communales ont elles
aussi été touchées par la violence, une personne ayant été tuée par grenade
et une trentaine d'autres blessées.

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