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Pia Klemp Views
Pia Klemp Is the Hero the World Desperately Needs Right Now
It is more important than ever to find meaningful ways to celebrate people like her who refuse to be intimidated by the rise of xenophobia across the Western world
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. News
'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
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 U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a meeting in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump took questions on trade with China, Iran and other topics. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Trump's Brand of Fascism Is Distinct But No Less Dangerous Than Last Century's Fascism
While there are indeed substantial differences between the fascism of the past and what we see today, the general historical trajectory will inevitably remain the same
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. Views
The American dark money behind Europe's far right
From Britain to Hungary to Italy, the far right is on the rise. openDemocracy investigations over the past year have revealed the vital role of US Christian conservatives
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Judge Releases German Rescue Ship Captain, Saying Carola Rackete Was Fulfilling 'Her Duty to Protect Life'
"A big win for solidarity with all people on the move...and against the criminalization of helpers."
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'Saving Lives Is Not a Crime': Captain of Refugee Rescue Ship Arrested in Italy, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison
"This is clearly one of those examples when legality is a matter of power, and not a matter of justice. She should've been welcomed with honors."
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. News
'Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized' as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees
"We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from distress."
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'We Will Not Be Complicit': Protesting Assault on Yemen, Italian Dock Workers Refuse to Load Saudi Weapons Vessel
"No EU state should be making the deadly decision to authorize the transfer or transit of arms to a conflict where there is a clear risk they will be used in war crimes."
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Female Leaders Warn Against Global Rise of Autocratic 'Strongmen' and Attack on Women's Rights
"We seek to underscore that the risk posed by policies that seek to halt and erode gender equality is a risk not only to women, but also to all of humanity."
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'Europe Condemns People to Drown' by Forcing MSF Ship to Cease Migrant Rescue Missions
"Not only has Europe failed to provide search and rescue capacity, it has also actively sabotaged others' attempts to save lives."
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