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DRUGAČNOST BOGATI: GLOBINE MORJA

Globina drugačnosti je neskončna. Če bi jo poskušali oceniti, je tako, kakor če bi hoteli prešteti in primerjati vse kapljice vode v morju. Nemogoče. In prav kapljice lahko kljub svoji raznolikosti in zaradi trdne povezanosti tvorijo morja in oceane.

Sovražni govor je vojna napoved

SOVRAŽNI GOVOR JE VOJNA NAPOVED

 

 

Če bi se že v uvodu dotaknila starega slovenskega pregovora Beseda ni konj, bi kaj hitro razbila pomen in realnost tega pregovora. Besede lahko strejo močen oklep in razbijejo še tako trdno grajen zid posameznikove  samopodobe. Povzročijo lahko boleče rane, po katerih je zdravljenje še zahtevnejše. Pogosto se zarijejo v našo notranjost in tam ostanejo za veliko časa, do takrat ko smo pač pripravljeni iti naprej. Velikokrat se pretvarjamo, da ne bolijo, vendar imajo besede moč, predvsem zato, ker jim slepo verjamemo ali pa se bojimo, da jim bodo verjeli drugi.

Drugačnost bogati

Drugačnost bogati

 

Drugačnost je del našega vsakdana in del vsakega od nas. Čeprav to pogosto želimo prikriti, da bi zadovoljili našo potrebo po pripadnosti, smo drugačni čisto vsi. Večino svojega življenja mislim, da je drugačnost slaba in manjvredna. Hvala, zloglasni mediji!

 
Sovražni govor je vojna napoved

Sovražni govor je vojna napoved

 

Tišina. Nemočno vstanem, da ne bom drugačna, da ne bom izstopala, da ne bom predrzna.

 

»Jutro!« vpeljano prečesa razred učitelj zgodovine. Razvaljenih obrazov za klopmi ne spregleda. »Druga svetovna vojna!« še enkrat, tokrat z dvakratno mero entuziazma, maha pred tablo, a še vseeno premalo zanimivo, da bi me pritegnil.

 

Skoraj neopazno pogledam skozi okno. V daljavi takoj opazim nevihto. Čudno – ko pa je še včeraj pripekalo sonce.

 
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Veno Taufer: VUKVAR

I had an apparition of Vukovar and I took a walk for a few
    streets -
around the block - with my hands frozen - up to the tobacco shop
and on returning I thought so that's the way they used

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ICORN WRITERS meet at the Days of Poetry and Wine festival in Ptuj, Slovenia.

Naimeh Doustdar Sanaye (Iran, Malmø) and Ali Amar (Morocco, Ljubljana) will speak about BEING A POET/WRITER IN EXILE on Friday, 23rd August at 11h in Ptuj Cultural house muziKafe.The conversation will be introduced by the ICORN presentation film and moderated by Icorn coordinator Per Bergström from Malmø, Sweden. You can find out more about the festival on: www.versoteque.com Invitation: You can find more about the writers on: www.icorn.org More ...

Zineb El Rhazoui: La Vie de Mahomet

Icorn guest writer in Ljubljana (Slovenia)  writer Zineb El Rhazoui presented, together with the French cartoonist Charb  their new publication entitled The Life of Muhammad (La Vie de Mahomet). As Charb puts it in an interview the text of the Cartoon is very faithful to the tradition and is a fruit Zineb's careful research work, accompanied moreover with detailed sources and footnotes. The illustraitions are simply his:  »this is how I draw«, he said for the French Press Agency adding that the prophet's illustrated biography is not meant as a provocation. Zineb El Rhazoui comments that the Cartoon was published as an »hors série« but that at the same time it presents the first part of an album. She is actually working on the second part that should come out in some months. Zineb graduated in Sociology of Religion and has untill today published several researches on religious minorities and the marabout cult in morrocan »Journal hebdomadaire«.   More ...

Movie on ICORN

We are happy to inform that the short movie on ICORN produced by MarionStalens now is available on YouTube: klik here to watch the movie.   Marion is the author of a great documentary entitled Silence or Exile, made in cooperation with the Shahrazad - stories for life and ICORN that was first presented during the ICORN General Assembly series of events in Stockholm in May 2012.   The film takes an intimate look into the lives of five exiled writers as they have had essentially to start over in their new host countries. Four out of the five writers profiled in the documentary have strong ties to the ICORN network and two of the artists, Philo Ikonya and Mana Neyestani, are current guest writers in Oslo and Paris, respectively. The other writers include Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador/Iowa City), Svetlana Alexievitch (Belarus/Stockholm), and Ma Jian (China/London). More about the film. More ...

Adopted at the 79th World PEN Congress in Reykjavik, September 2013
Bled Manifesto of the Writers for Peace Committee
PEN International,the world’s leading association of writers, promotes a culture of peace based on freedom of expression, dialogue, and exchange. PEN is dedicated to linguistic and cultural diversity and to the vibrancy of languages and their cultures whether spoken by many or few.  PEN International’s Writers for Peace Committee has therefore approved this Manifesto calling for the universal right to peace, based on the Lugano Declaration for Peace and Freedom (1987), on the  Appeal of Linz Protesting Against the Degradation of the Environment (2009)  and on the Belgrade Declaration of the Writers for Peace Committee, approved at the 77th Congress of PEN International (September 2011).1. All individuals and peoples have a right to peace and this right should be recognised by the United Nations as a universal human right. 2. PEN promotes discussion and dialogue between writers from countries in conflict and across regions of the world where wounds are open and political will is unable to address tensions. 3. PEN seeks to bring together people from around the world through literature and discussion amongst writers and with the broad public. 4. PEN considers one of the world’s greatest challenges to be the transition from violence to debate, discussion and dialogue. We aim to be active participants in this progress promoting where necessary the principles of international law. 5. In order to achieve the conditions for peace, freedom of expression and creativity in all its forms must be respected and protected as a fundamental right so long as it respects all other basic human rights in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.6. PEN acknowledges that it is of primary importance to be permanently committed to creating conditions that can lead to ending conflicts of all kinds. There is neither freedom without peace, nor peace without freedom; social and political justice is inaccessible without peace and freedom. 7. In order to achieve sustainable conditions for peace, PEN calls for the respect of the environment in conformity with the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992). We condemn the excesses of technology and financial speculation that contribute to the impoverishment of a large part of the world’s population.  8.  PEN respects and defends the dignity of all human beings. PEN opposes injustice and violence wherever they are found, including oppression, colonisation, illegal occupation and terrorism.  9. In accordance with the principles of freedom of expression and justice, every individual or group involved in conflict has the right to demand non-violent solutions to conflict and should be free to petition and appeal to  international institutions and government authorities. 10. All children have the right to receive a comprehensive peace and human rights education.  PEN promotes the implementation of this right.
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