Meeting Minutes 31/1/2019

E’ necessario uccidere per impedire che ci siano malvagi?

Ma ciò è farne due invece di uno.

Blaise Pascal

 

  • Per arricchire questo momento della tua vita, Giorni Nonviolenti ti consiglia di leggere: De Benedetti P. – Cini A., Fare libri- Le opere di Paolo De Benedetti, Morcelliana, Brescia 2016, pp.264
  • Negli archivi dei files allegati di Yahoo o a richiesta via e.mail quaccheri@quaccheri.it  il saggio “La preghiera ebraica” di Paolo De Benedetti.
  • Festività Sikh odierna (tratto da Agenda della Pace 2019)

 

“Dovremmo sapere che Dio conosce i nostri bisogni prima che lo supplichiamo: ciò rende le nostre  suppliche assolutamente fiduciose e lietamente certe.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Chiusura della campagna per candidare Mimmo Lucano e Riace al Nobel per la Pace 2019

30.01.2019 – Stefano Galieni

Chiusura della campagna per candidare Mimmo Lucano e Riace al Nobel per la Pace 2019
(Foto di Pressenza)

Oltre 1300 associazioni, 2400 docenti universitari e quasi 100 mila cittadine e cittadini da tutta Europa, hanno espresso il loro punto di vista. Il Premio Nobel per la Pace 2019, deve andare a Domenico (Mimmo) Lucano e al Comune di Riace in quanto simbolo ventennale di accoglienza solidale, di inclusione di condivisione.

La sala di gala riservata alla conferenza stampa in cui i promotori della candidatura hanno ospitato Mimmo era stracolma. Si era nella sede di Left, la testata che più di altre, oltre che lanciare la campagna, si è messa a disposizione per sostenerla, cogliendo la gravità del momento e a gestire la conferenza c’era Simona Maggiorelli, direttrice del settimanale, emozionata e orgogliosa del ruolo. E “il sindaco” è entrato provato ma sorridente, come accade a chi non si sente, ancora una volta, lasciato da solo.

Ormai la vicenda è nota: i quasi venti anni in cui un paesino remoto della Locride ha ripreso vita, fra rifugiati che trovavano pace e turisti solidali che entravano in un mondo fuori da ogni schema, sottratto alle leggi gelide del mercato, in cui il valore delle persone non poteva mai mettere in discussione quello delle persone.

Tre legislature da sindaco con i fondi governativi che giungevano perennemente in ritardo e le mille invenzioni per sopravvivere e far crescere il sogno, una scuola, le botteghe dei mestieri scomparsi, i fiocchi azzurri e rosa che spuntavano nei vicoli di case che riprendevano vita.

E il mondo che ci transitava, che si immergeva in odori nuovi, in schiamazzi e grida, in rumori di uomini e donne operose che restauravano un altro appartamento, spalancavano finestre, si sporgevano, fra il profumo delle ginestre guardando la bellezza del golfo di Squillace, la spiaggia ripulita e il mare azzurro.

Non era l’eden la Riace di “Città Futura”, la cooperativa lanciata da Mimmo per strutturare l’accoglienza e non era l’eden neanche quando da sindaco di strada e di spiaggia (come si è definito oggi, durante l’incontro con i giornalisti), doveva lottare insieme ad altri per non lasciare nessuno indietro.

Le prime minacce ad un progetto che sconvolgeva la logica affaristica e caritatevole dell’accoglienza, che era diventata simbolo in Europa, sono arrivate dal governo di centro sinistra, da quel ministro Minniti che oggi si scopre antirazzista ma nel frattempo andava a caccia di irregolarità formali nel lavoro a Riace voltandosi dall’altra parte quando affari d’oro venivano gestiti con l’avallo di chi era allora sottosegretario nella più assoluta opacità.

Ma oggi il salto operato con i gialloneri di governo è, come dice Mimmo Lucano tanto pesante fa far pensare ai tempi di Pinochet. Una discussione intensa e densa quella che c’è stata, con le pause e l’umanità trasparente ma profonda di un uomo oggi al centro di una vicenda immensa, simbolo di come (sono sempre sue parole) “questo paese stia precipitando nell’odio, nella tristezza, nella cattiveria”.

Una conferenza che è stata un alternarsi continuo di tristezza e gioia, sconforto e voglia di combattere, sconfitte e promesse di riscatto, un incontro vero forse poco telegenico, poco adeguato ai tempi veloci del mainstream e delle notizie divorate come in un Mc Donald, ma carico di quella cosa antica e irrinunciabile che chiamiamo e ci ostiniamo a chiamare passione civile e politica.

Come ha illustrato Simona Cataldi all’inizio, in rappresentanza del CISDA quella di oggi era una delle tappe, importanti e significative di un percorso che continua. Il 17 febbraio partirà da Napoli una ciclo carovana fino a Riace. I pedalatori attraverseranno la Costiera amalfitana, Salerno, Campania e Calabria per raccontare e incontrare chi prova a resistere.

I sostenitori hanno parlato di una manifestazione ad inizio marzo ma soprattutto di un concerto che si vuole tenere a Riace il 25 aprile, con artisti di livello nazionale perché chi è antirazzista e anche antifascista. E nel frattempo si attende da una parte il pronunciamento della Corte di Cassazione per permettere al sindaco di tornare nella sua dimora da cui è esiliato, dall’altra di far partire la fondazione “È stato il vento” con cui si intende far tornare vivo Riace, ridare una casa a richiedenti asilo e migranti, accogliere come quella terra continua a fare.

Si pensi a come, ventidue anni dopo il primo sbarco a Badolato, altra storia da riprendere, poche settimane fa a Torre Melissa si è ripetuta la stessa storia di sempre. Gente che arriva in spiaggia lacera e infreddolita e cittadini, non certo benestanti che si sono prodigati a coprirli, nutrirli, sistemarli nelle proprie case, senza diffidenza o paura.

Sono quelli gli anticorpi ad un salvinismo nato molto prima dell’attuale inquilino del Viminale, coltivato, come ha ricordato Mimmo Lucano, “negli stessi ambienti di chi ieri, mandava la gente a morire in Libia e oggi va sulle navi bloccate in mare come la Sea Watch per mostrarsi buono e solidale. O di chi votava leggi apripista come la Minniti Orlando”.

E malgrado la volontà di parlare a tutte/i Mimmo Lucano è stato e resta un partigiano. Fra le tante affermazioni una ha colpito i presenti. “Da noi la toponomastica si decide con l’accordo dei prefetti – raccontava sornione – in base ad una legge del 1928, in pieno periodo fascista. Io ho dedicato molte vie a uomini di sinistra che combattevano la ‘ndrangheta e le mafie, da Impastato a Valarioti.

Quando il prefetto mi ha contestato il fatto gli ho chiesto di indicarmi qualche uomo di destra che aveva combattuto la mafia. Non mi ha saputo rispondere”. Si sarebbe potuti andare avanti per ore ma gli impegni erano molti, ma ci si rivedrà presto, magari a Riace, dove in attesa del legittimo sindaco un artista peruviano ha dipinto un murales con il suo volto a dimostrare che Mimmo non se ne è andato.

E ci saranno elezioni a maggio a Riace, si faranno vincere i clan che molto probabilmente hanno trovato nell’uomo con la felpa e le divise il rassicurante futuro in cui continuare a fare affari o ci sarà un seguito al sogno concreto realizzato da Mimmo Lucano e da tanti altri? Si lavori per la seconda ipotesi, non restando a casa.

Invite to you

 

PLUS: Marvin Barnes shares his Grinnell location report, and a generous donation supports family and youth attendance this year. Can’t see the pictures below? View this email message in your browser.

Dear Maurizio,

Peace in our Hearts and Justice in the World.
The 2019 Gathering is taking a wonderful shape for our week at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, June 30 – July 6, 2019

Exciting Updates:

  • Jessica Easter will be our Bible Half Hour leader 
  • Itzel Hernandez joins Diane Randall and Hannah Graf-Evans in Friday night’s plenary
  • Report on Grinnell from Marvin Barnes
  • Early Registration opens Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Deep Discounts for Children and Teens

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Gathering!
Ruth Reber
Conference Coordinator

Bible Half Hour
Jessica Easter, a member of Lake Forest Friends Meeting in Illinois Yearly Meeting and a deacon in the Lindisfarne Community, an independent ecumenical religious community in the Anglo-Celtic tradition, will guide the Bible Half Hour (Monday–Friday 8:00 AM). Jessica hopes to support, dissect, and further the theme of Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World with thoughtful reflection on scripture passages that have been meaningful to Quakers throughout our history.
Itzel Hernandez joins
Diane Randall and Hannah Graf Evans
Friday night plenary
Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions): Advocating for Welcome, Not Walls 
Itzel Hernandez is an immigrant rights organizer with the American Friends Service Committee.  Born in Mexico, she immigrated to the U.S at the age of ten with her family. A Deferred Action For Childhood Arrival recipient, she has seen firsthand the real life consequences of inhumane immigration policies. Itzel is passionate about engaging immigrant youth in political activism and works with a number of local initiatives to improve services for mixed status and undocumented families.
Report on Grinnell
by Marvin Barnes
Birmingham Friends Meeting, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting
FGC Site Selection Committee, Long Range Conference Planning
Friends,
In the middle of the vast cornfields of Iowa, the 2019 Gathering will be taking place on the campus of Grinnell College, located within the “Jewel of the Prairie” Grinnell Iowa, 50 miles east of Des Moines.
Grinnell, the Town:
Grinnell College and the surrounding community have been part of an interesting marriage in which the college is not separate from, but an integral part of the community. The town of Grinnell is a safe and pleasant community with welcoming people.  Friends will find whether walking, jogging, biking or just relaxing that the community is openhearted. Going from campus into the surrounding town of Grinnell is just a short walk.  Downtown Grinnell is located just south of campus and contains many stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and other businesses. There is a relatively new Friends Church located on Highway 146.
Grinnell, the Campus 
The campus is a compact, very flat and very shaded oasis within prime farm country.  Grinnell’s history stretches back to 1846 with reminders of this history located throughout the campus.  Friends will find the “JRC” (Student Center) the center of activity for meals and meetings. The classrooms are a short walk away, the Rec center is easy to locate and twice a day you can relax and watch the train make its way through campus.
Weather for the Gathering should be pleasant with daily high temps in the 80’s and lows in the upper sixties to low 70’s.  The shade from trees and dorm loggias provide an atmosphere for comfortable walks around campus and easy camping.

See more details and things to do in Grinnell.

Come Join us at Grinnell!

This is the Year to come to the Gathering!
Prices for younger Friends cut this year, thanks to a generous donation.

 

Children and Teen’s Program Fee WAIVED

50% of Children and Teen’s Meals COVERED

MORE SCHOLARSHIPS available to Family & Teens

Adult Young Friends (18-35) Program Fee cut

Did you miss a Gathering update?
December Update: 2019 Workshops online.
November Update: Check out our evening speakers.
Photo courtesy: Jessica Easter, Itzel Hernandez, Grinnell College, Ruth Reber
Grinnell town: Aaron Tait from San Francisco, United States [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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What would Jesus find if he came to preach in our churches today? Would we be prepared to receive his message? The post Think You Know Jesus? Don’t Be So Sure (http://www.micahbales.com/think-you-know-jesus/) appeared first on Micah Bales (http://www.micahbales.com) .
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Think You Know Jesus? Don’t Be So Sure

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This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 1/27/19, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture readings for this sermon were: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, & Luke 4:14-21. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.)

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Wow, Jesus. They really wanted to kill you. I mean, really – these were the people who knew you as a little kid. These should be the folks inclined to think the best of you. They should like, you Jesus! Yet by the end of your first sermon in their synagogue, they’re ready to run you off a cliff.

How did it get to this point? How does a community go from loving and admiring this young man, to wanting to tear him apart with their bare hands? How does a congregation go from being impressed with Jesus’ sermon to being so enraged they can’t contain themselves? What did you do, Jesus?

When Jesus showed back up in his hometown, Nazareth, he already had quite a reputation. He’d been gone a long time. He’d been out exploring. Learning. Growing. Getting baptized in the river Jordan. Living out in the wilderness with the wild animals. Doing battle with the Devil and being attended to by the angels. Jesus had seen some things.

And now the world was seeing some things from Jesus. It says that Jesus returned to his homeland of Nazareth, after his sojourn with John the Baptist and his experience in the desert. It says he was “filled with the power of the Spirit.” Word had spread about Jesus. This man was on fire. You just had to hear him.

And so they did. Throughout Galilee, Jesus visited his people in their synagogues. He taught them, fed them, healed them. He brought them the good news of God’s empire – the reign of peace, justice, and love that would overcome the empires of this world. And people were just lapping it up. The scripture says that he was “praised by everyone.”

Praised by everyone. That’s always nice, isn’t it? I like it when I’m praised by everyone.

So Jesus has been in Galilee a while. News has spread, and some folks in his hometown are probably even getting a bit frustrated. “Hey, Jesus. You grew up here, man. When are you going to come visit? You’ve been everywhere else. We heard what you did in Capernaum – a city full of gentiles. When are you gonna come and give some love to your own people, the folks who raised you?”

Jesus does eventually make it to Nazareth. Apparently not his first stop, but he gets around to it eventually. And it makes me wonder: Was there some hesitation on Jesus’ part? Did he stay away from Nazareth for a reason? What was holding him back?

We’re about to find out, aren’t we?

When Jesus gets to Nazareth, it says he does the same thing he always does when he’s in a new town. He sees the sights. He checks out the local cuisine. Maybe goes to a party or two. And he most definitely makes it to synagogue on the Sabbath.

So there he is. It’s Saturday morning. Jesus walks into the synagogue, and everyone is waiting to hear him preach. There’s no TV, no radio, and it’s like a young Michael Jackson just showed up in Nazareth. Except, you know, imagine that Michael is your nephew.

They give Jesus the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, and he reads from it:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

And with that, Jesus rolls up the scroll, passes it back to the attendant, and sits down.

Now, I’d assume that Jesus was done at that point. Because for me, culturally, sitting down in a big gathering like that means that you’re ceding the floor. You’re fading back into the woodwork. Someone else is going to talk now. But that’s not how things worked in the synagogue in Jesus’ day. When you were reading, you stood up. But when you were preaching, you sat down.

And so Jesus began to preach. He says:

Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Boom. Jesus reads from Isaiah, from a passage announcing the coming of God’s anointed. He reads about a leader who will bring good news to the poor. Release for the captives. Sight to the blind and freedom for the oppressed. He tells the people gathered in the synagogue that day, “You’ve been waiting for a liberator. You’ve been waiting for a savior. Don’t wait anymore. He’s sitting right in front of you.”

Just let that sink in for a moment. How radical that must have been. How politically charged that statement must have felt. How much emotion those words must have inspired. What a huge claim Jesus was making. Here was the neighborhood kid, back from his study abroad program, and he was claiming to be the King of Israel, the anointed one of God.

I guess I’d only expect two kinds of reactions to this message. Either ecstatic joy, or total rejection. I mean, what else is there? You either believe he’s God’s anointed, or you don’t. You either are ready to follow him and face the slings and arrows of the Roman occupation – or you’re not. It’s gut check time.

And it says that, “All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’”

“Is not this Joseph’s son?”

So they liked him – they really liked him! Jesus was a very impressive man, and he won the people of Nazareth right over. Here was their Messiah! He’s our guy! He’s the son of Joseph. This Jesus is our very own, home-grown Messiah. Hallelujah!

Can you imagine the civic pride? I mean, I don’t know how things are here in California, but back in Kansas where I grew up, small towns will put information about notable locals on their welcome signs. Like, “Welcome to Abilene, Kansas – home of Dwight D. Eisenhower!”

Oh yes, the elders of Nazareth could see it now. “Nazareth, home of God’s anointed!” Our boy Jesus is going to be large and in charge. Life is gonna be pretty good!

But that’s not the kind of messiah God had anointed Jesus to be. Jesus knew where his identity came from. He knew who his daddy was. It wasn’t Joseph, and it most certainly wasn’t the Greater Nazareth Chamber of Commerce. Jesus didn’t come to make the comfortable feel even better about themselves. He didn’t come to privilege his clan over the others. He didn’t even come to bless the Jews rather than the gentiles.

The Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus; a spirit that dwells with the humble, the lost, the marginalized, the weak. It’s a spirit that finds its home among those who have been broken. This spirit doesn’t care about your genealogy or your resume.

This is where Jesus’ sermon takes a sharp turn. It’s like a Jesus is rolling down the highway, doing ninety in his dodge minivan, and all of a sudden he just rips hard to the left. He crosses the median and all four lanes of traffic – right out into the desert.

[Jesus] said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’ And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.”

The people of Nazareth still hadn’t understood who Jesus was. They still thought he was Joseph’s son. They thought they could own Jesus, appropriate him as a member of their clan. And Jesus knew that they would demand signs of him.

Jesus has come to Nazareth with a big message of redemption. The Kingdom of God is at hand, and Jesus is inaugurating it. Jesus is the doctor, and he’s been healing all sorts of people throughout Galilee. He’s healed Jews aplenty, and there’s word that he’s even healed people in Capernaum, a gentile enclave.

So for Jesus – the doctor – to cure “himself”, that meant to heal his own people in Nazareth. If he was able to do signs and wonders among the gentiles, surely he could do the same or better among his Jewish relatives.

The Nazarenes would “believe in him”, alright. They would acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah – but only so long as he was the right kind of messiah. A messiah who performed miracles for them. A messiah who bolstered their own sense of exceptionalism. A messiah who told them that they were the center of the universe. That God was for them and not for others.

But that’s not the kind of messiah Jesus is. Jesus is a servant of the unknown God. The God of the tent, who can’t be tied down by human demands. Jesus is the Messiah of the wilderness, who rejects the call for signs and wonders. He is the prophetic voice who brings liberation for those who are the margins, and who restores the sight of those who know they are blind. For those who place themselves at the center, for those who believe that they already see just fine, he has nothing to offer.

And so Jesus tells them this. He reminds them of the actions of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Both of them performed great miracles for people who were beyond the bounds of Israel. The pagan widow at Zarapeth, the gentile warlord Naaman. People who were indifferent to the Jews at best, enemies of Israel at worst. Jesus tells his people that being blood relatives of the Messiah won’t earn them God’s favor. The healing power of God will pass them over as good news is preached to the poor, the marginalized, the outsider.

Basically, Jesus says to his aunts and uncles, cousins and nephews, “I have nothing for you. You never knew me. And you definitely don’t know what God is up to. Repent. The empire of God has come near.” In the words of John the Baptist from the previous chapter of Luke:

Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Don’t wait for signs and wonders. Bear fruit. Don’t place yourselves at the center and expect blessings to come. Bear fruit. The ax is lying at the foot of the tree, and the woodsman is coming. Bear fruit.

We can see now that Jesus is walking in the path that John made straight. That path is the way of the prophets.

Jesus’ relatives in the Nazareth synagogue see it, too. And they’re not happy. They’re enraged, as a matter of fact. They’re so furious that it says everyone stood up and chased Jesus out of the synagogue.

They wanted to kill him. They would have killed him. They would have thrown him off a cliff. But it wasn’t Jesus time yet, and so it says that, “he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.” On to greener pastures. On to minister to those who were ready to hear his words, to bear fruit worthy of repentance.

In our reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, we hear about how the church is the Body of Christ. All of us – gathered together in this room, much like Jesus’ synagogue two thousand years ago – we are the body of Christ. Just as the body is one and has many members, so it is with Christ’s body. As Paul says, “In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”

The body of Christ isn’t about our biological parentage. It isn’t about how important we are in the world around us. In fact, all those factors might get in the way of discovering who we really are in the Holy Spirit. Whose children we truly are.

We are the body of Christ, and individually members of it. God has given us roles to perform and gifts to share. Apostles, prophets, teachers, deeds of power, healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. God gives gifts and calls us to ministry as members of the body. These treasures are given through the individual for the community. And, because we are the body of Jesus the crucified one, our community is given up to death for the salvation of the whole world.

What would Jesus find if he came to preach in our churches today? Would he encounter a people prepared? A people of inner strength and humility? A people given up to death and aware of our amazing responsibility as his body?

How would we react if Jesus came to us with the same message he had for his own home synagogue? What if Jesus told us, “Don’t ask for signs from me. Don’t ask for miracles. Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Serve the poor and needy. Live among the marginalized and oppressed. Make common cause with the despised and imprisoned. Don’t expect signs and wonders from me. You must become the signs and wonders.”

Are we ready to become the signs and wonders? Are we prepared to grapple with the reality of what it means to be the body of Christ in this world? Are we ready to bear fruit worthy of repentance, and to face the cross like Jesus has? Are we ready to move beyond ourselves, to become the body and blood of Christ, broken and poured out for our neighbors and for the whole creation?

Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, “Doctor, cure yourself!” But we have become one with the Doctor. We have been baptized into his life and spirit. We are his body, and individually members of it. It is we who are called to heal. To liberate. To give sight to the blind and proclaim good news to the poor. It is we who are to become vessels of the miraculous.

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Posta ricevuta: purtoppo sono tutti morti

——– Messaggio Inoltrato ——–

Oggetto: Re: richiesta informazioni
Data: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:20:20 +0100
Mittente: ANPI MEDIO OLONA <anpimedioolona@libero.it>
A: Laura.Corti111@libero.it <laura.corti111@libero.it>
CC: Mason Walter <Walter.Mason@cgil.lombardia.it>

 

Nessuno è rimasto in vita ma puo’ chiedere conferma al sig. Galli di Olgiate Olona. Le passo il referente ANPI sig. Mason della sez. di Olgiate Olona

Cordialita’

Maurizio dott. Benazzi

Il 28/01/2019 17:35, Laura.Corti111@libero.it ha scritto:

buonasera,

sto conducendo una ricerca su un mio zio partigiano deportato e ucciso a flossenburg.

ho visto che nel vostro blog avete alcune testimonianze di Mario Guidi, anche lui deportato a flossenburg lo stesso giorno di mio zio e trasferito nello stesso sottocampo di Altenhammer.

vi chiedo cortesemente di darmi un contatto di qualcuno che possa aiutarmi e nel caso il signor Guidi fosse ancora in vita, vi chiedo di poterlo incontrare con voi.

grazie mille

laura corti

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* Giornata internazionale scolastica per la nonviolenza

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Cresce lo sciopero del clima dei giovani: immagini dalla Germania e dal Belgio

29.01.2019 – Pressenza Muenchen

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Cresce lo sciopero del clima dei giovani: immagini dalla Germania e dal Belgio
(Foto di #FridaysForFuture Germany)

Negli ultimi dieci giorni circa 75.000 studenti hanno riempito le strade delle città europee. Invece di frequentare la scuola o l’università sono scesi in sciopero dichiarando che non si fermeranno finché i governi non adotteranno misure concrete contro il cambiamento climatico.

Gli scioperi scolastici sono cominciati in novembre, quando la svedese Greta Thunberg, 16 anni, ha parlato davanti ai responsabili politici del pianeta alla COP24. Da allora in poi, il suo esempio  – una protesta contro l’inazione politica fuori dalla scuola ogni venerdì – è stato lentamente ma inesorabilmente ripreso da studenti di tutto il mondo.

In Germania diversi scioperi organizzati prima di Natale sono stati riportati solo dai giornali locali. Sono proseguiti in gennaio organizzandosi attraverso gruppi WhatsApp e Telegram, in modo trasparente, orizzontale e aperto a tutti, per prepararsi a un evento nel nuovo anno.

Germania

Venerdì 18 gennaio 30.000 studenti hanno manifestato in oltre 50 città tedesche (Berlino, Bonn, Brema, Dortmund, Dresda, Düsseldorf, Francoforte, Amburgo, Hannover, Heidelberg, Colonia, Lipsia, Monaco e molte altre). Pressenza ha riportato in questo articolo, citando le loro dichiarazioni, i problemi incontrati durante la preparazione e il modo in cui sono stati affrontati, che si può definire un ottimo esempio di democrazia decentrata di base. L’evento è stato un grande successo e finalmente ha fatto notizia. (tutte le foto screenshot di #FridaysForFuture su Instagram):

Belgio

Giovedì 24 gennaio decine di migliaia di studenti hanno riempito le strade di Bruxelles, il “Cuore dell’Europa”, con la stessa energia e lo stesso clima positivo che si è visto in Germania. È stata la terza marcia del genere a Bruxelles e in tutto il Belgio (a Namur, Gand, Lovanio, Ostenda, Anversa e altre città); la seconda si è svolta il 17 gennaio. I giovani belgi hanno scelto il giovedì per i loro scioperi e quest’ultimo ha visto un incredibile totale di 32.000 giovani attivisti del clima (tutte le foto degli screenshot di #YouthForClimate su Instagram):

Berlino e Monaco

Venerdì scorso, 25 gennaio, appena un giorno dopo l’ultimo sciopero di massa in Belgio, i giovani tedeschi sono tornati in piazza, questa volta con due grandi eventi: uno a Berlino con circa 10.000 studenti davanti al Ministero Federale per l’Economia e l’Energia, dove si riuniva la cosiddetta Kohlekomission (Commissione del carbone) e l’altro a Monaco con 5.000 studenti (3.500 secondo la polizia) come evento di supporto, per consentire la partecipazione di chi, abitando nel sud del paese, non sarebbe riuscito ad arrivare a Berlino.


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Da novembre si sono svolti scioperi anche in Svezia, Svizzera, Austria, Polonia, Canada, Australia e Giappone e altri paesi si stanno aggiungendo. Venerdì 25 gennaio gli scioperi del clima hanno coinvolto anche l’Italia (a Roma, Milano, Torino e in altre città). In Francia i primi scioperi degli studenti per il clima dovrebbero svolgersi questo fine settimana e nel Regno Unito gli studenti si stanno preparando per il grande evento mondiale del 15 marzo, quando giovani di circa 40 paesi parteciperanno a uno sciopero globale per il clima.

Sempre più studenti partecipano ovunque. I gruppi locali si coordinano tra loro, ma non dipendono l’uno dall’altro né da una struttura o un’autorità “superiore”. Nessuno dà il tono. È un vero e proprio movimento di base e sta crescendo.

A unirli è il messaggio rivolto ai leader mondiali: “State mettendo in gioco il nostro futuro con la vostra inattività. Quindi colpiremo fino a quando non agirete”.  E mentre le élite globali si auto-celebravano a Davos e volavano con jet privati come se le emissioni non esistessero, Greta Thunberg ha trovato ancora una volta le parole giuste (video qui sotto): Il sistema ha fallito ed è molto urgente fare qualcosa al riguardo! Per quanto sgradevole e poco redditizio possa essere, si tratta della nostra esistenza!

I nostri giovani sono in cammino e non ci sono limiti al loro desiderio di un futuro migliore, alla loro creatività e alla loro volontà di continuare fino a quando non ci sarà un vero cambiamento. Vogliono cambiare questo sistema ed è esattamente ciò di cui abbiamo bisogno. Sosteniamoli!