WAR

People have been asking us: 'but why don't you give attention to the war? Why doesn't I CARE speak out on that?' First of all, we are not in favour of war, any war. We do recognize and realise the impact of the war on people and we fear that this war will lead to more division, bloodshed and hate between the multi-ethnic and multi-religious communities in all parts of the world. Having said that, it would not be good for I CARE to focus on the war while people all over the world face everyday racism and need all the attention and exposure they can get for this. So that is why we are not giving too much attention to it, especially not during the International action week against racism which is being ignored by the mainstream media since they are all focussing on the war.

Best Regards,
I CARE, March 21, 2003

International Action week against racism 2003
Happenings throughout Europe

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION from UNITED

[March 17] [March 18] [March 19] [March 20] [March 21]


March 17 - Bosnia and The Netherlands

The Reports of Monday, March 17, 2003, came from Sarajevo, Bosnia and from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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14:22 CET. Audiofile 1 (56K stream, 2.min.53 sec., 356 Kb) Interview with Amar Prasovic from the Nansen Dialogue Centre about the activities in Sarajevo. Also see their Program of Action for 2003 and these great photos made by Ana Blank.

15:58 CET. Audiofile 2 (56K stream, 2.min.28 sec., 305 Kb) Interview with Leon from UNITED for Intercultural action about the actionweek.


March 18 - France and Italy

The Reports of Tuesday, March 18, 2003, came from Paris, France and from Italy.

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12:17 CET. Audiofile 1 (56K stream, 3.min.21 sec., 413 Kb) Interview with Terrance Pitts from Penal Reform International (Paris Office) about their strategy-conference in Geneva on April 5 and 6 (NGOs who wish to attend: see the invite (english or french).

13:29 CET. Audiofile 2 (56K stream, 3.min.16 sec., 403 Kb) Interview with Renaud from Associazione Rietie Immigrant in Rieti, Italy, about their activities with schools during the action week.


March 19 - Latvia and Austria

The Reports of Wednesday, March 19, 2003, came from Riga, Latvia and from Vienna, Austria.

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13:05 CET. Audiofile 1 (56K stream, 3.min.30 sec., 430 Kb) Interview with Kaspars Zalitis from the Youth Council of Latvia, about their activities inspiring young people to get to know the role of racism in Latvia.

15:01 CET. Audiofile 2 (56K stream, 2.min.44 sec., 336 Kb) Interview with Kathy from Aktion Kritischer Schülerinnen ( AKS ) in Vienna, Austria, about their activities during the action week.


March 20 - Finland and Kazachstan.

The Reports of Thursday, March 20, 2003, came from Helsinki, Finland and Chymkent, Kazachstan.

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14:42 CET. Audiofile 1 (56K stream, 3.min.28 sec., 427 Kb) Interview with Pirjo from the Red Cross Helsinki (Suomen Punainen Risti), about their activities all around the country and last weeks elections in Finland. Have a look at their great poster (pdf format): Kumman nšit ensin? (Who do you see first?).

16:48 CET. Audiofile 2 (56K stream, 3.min.18 sec., 407 Kb) Interview with Igor from the organization 'Dialogue' in Chymkent, Kazachstan, about their activities during the action week.


March 21 - International Day Against Racism

The Reports of Today, Wednesday March 21, 2003, come from The Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland and France.

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12:37 CET. Audiofile 1 (56K stream, 4.min.16 sec., 524 Kb) Interview with Christel Groot from the Federation of Support-functions for Minorities in Zaanstreek, The Netherlands, about their 'Trip around the world in the Zaanstreek'

14:05 CET. Audiofile 2 (56K stream, 2.min.50 sec., 350 Kb) Interview with Leon Wansleben from UNITED , who is in Paris at the UNESCO to report on the Manifestation 'International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination'.

14:15 CET. Audiofile 3 (56K stream, 5.min.47 sec., 711 Kb) Interview with Cristian from the Gay/Lesbian Initiative Against Discrimination in Romania, about their activities during the action week (workshops and interactive projects in high schools, street campaigns covering racist signs and logos, etcetera).

14:40 CET. Audiofile 4 (56K stream, 2.min.01 sec., 250 Kb) Interview with Bernadette from Comhlámh in Dublin, on their project for March 21, the raising of awareness about racism, by organising a street performance of musicians (Le Cheile project).

15:38 CET. Audiofile 5 (56K stream, 3.min.30 sec., 430 Kb) Interview with Ron Burstein from Ungdomshuset , Odense (Denmark) about their Youth Festival 'Sports, Theatre and Music Against Racism' in Odense.

17:56 CET. Audiofile 6 (56K stream, 4.min.22 sec., 536 Kb) Interview with Ali Moussa Iye from the UNESCO Human Rights Division, abouth the Youth seminar during the Manifestation 'International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination' at the UNESCO building in Paris today.

19:29 CET. Audiofile 7 (56K stream, 4.min.18 sec., 528 Kb) Interview with Anca Sirbu from UNITED , who is in Strasbourg, France, to report on the ECRI/EUMC Joint Round Table meeting 'Struggling Against Racism on the Local Level'.





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