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THE BOMBING OF GUERNICA AND THE SIEGE OF SARAJEVO: REFLECTIONS

Publicado el 30 abril, 2012 Por admin

Alma Masic, Director, Youth Initiative for Human Rights inBosnia and Herzegovina(Sarajevo) I have two associations withGuernica: First, the event itself. The attack and systematic destruction of the town Guernica on April 26, 1937 by German and Italian warplanes on behalf of the nationalist-fascist forces of General Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Of the around […]

THE BOMBING OF GERNIKA, AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY

Publicado el 29 abril, 2012 Por admin

By Oriol López i Badell and Jordi Palou- Loverdos, Memorial Democràtic, Spain  Remembering the bombing of Gernika is a useful exercise to analyze the indiscriminate attack on a population that was identified with a particular ideology. It was not important who lived in the city, simply that Gernika was located in an area considered Republican. […]

WHAT CONNECTS HISTORIES, 30, 75, 100 YEARS APART?

Publicado el 28 abril, 2012 Por admin

– By Will Glendinning, Coordinator, Diversity Challenges (Ireland)  What connections can there be between the air-raid bombing of Gernika in 1937 and the 31-year long conflict in and about Northern Ireland that ended in 2000? On the face of it, these two histories may seem disparate. Gernika was the bombing of a city by the […]

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER SO THAT THEY CAN’T FORGET …

Publicado el 28 abril, 2012 Por admin

– By Adrian Kerr, Manager, Museum of Free Derry, Ireland  Why do we have to remember events like the bombing of Gernika? Why, 75 years on, is it so important that such events be publicly commemorated rather than just read about in history books?  We have to remember it to remind ourselves and everyone else […]

FROM ITALY TO SPAIN: REMEMBERING GERNIKA, THEN AND NOW

Publicado el 27 abril, 2012 Por admin

By Monte Sole Peace School Foundation, Italy ORDER OF OPERATION: NUMBER 48 PLACE: SORIA, SPAIN DATE:  26/04/1937, 15 YEARS (of the Fascist era). Thus begins the order by Lieutenant Colonel Umberto Marelli, endorsing the operation to bomb Gernika. But what most don’t realize is that this is an order to the Italian Legionary Air Force, […]

WHY WE ASK “WHY SHOULD WE REMEMBER?”

Publicado el 26 abril, 2012 Por admin

Just over a decade after the attacks of 9-11, we are in the midst of a global war on terror. In Syria, Sudan and many other countries, citizens are under attack. In Europe, xenophobia and discrimination is on the rise and the United States is facing divisive battles around immigration and inequity. In this bleak […]

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