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Meeting antirazzista 2006 (Cecina, Italy)
8-15 July 2006
(Date: 27 June 2006)
XII INTERNATIONAL MEETING AGAINST RACISM CECINA MARE – LIVORNO
8-15 JULY 2006
XII International Meeting Against Racism
The Cecina Anti-racist Meeting marks its XII anniversary. Since 1995 we have been able to carve out a political meeting space for the many protagonists of the struggle against racism and exclusion in Italy, Europe and Mediterranean basin. Through the years this appointment, as everyone had hoped, has become increasingly important and has developed into an occasion for collective brainstorming, for exchanging ideas, information and positive actions, as well as providing the opportunity to develop an in-depth analysis and do educational training.
Europe and the Mediterranean basin have increasingly become the place where new exclusionary practices are experimented. The draft of the European Constitution contains a discriminatory clause against migrants, de facto already put into practice by all member nations. Its inclusion, in this manner, transforms it into a constitutional principle of the political entity that the EU is becoming. The right to citizenship in the EU is thereby being limited only to those individuals who are already citizens of one of its members. We are dealing with a principle that institutes a new identity, up until now non-existent, and a common link that appears superior to the one from where it evolves (national membership) whose sole basis is the exclusion of others: the 15 million men and women third countries nationals currently EU residents.
Today migrants, just like the wealthy nations’ weaker social sectors, seem to have been thrown back to the 19th century, that is to a social condition that ranges from a flexible limitation of their rights, always more restricted with respect to those enjoyed by the citizens of the dominant nations, up to having the status of non-person, i.e. devoid of any rights. This change is imposed by the needs of an economic development system that requires maximum profits, erasing the possibility of a mode of development based on solidarity, equality and a peaceful negotiation of the relationships that govern oppressors and oppressed. The final consequence is the denial of migrants’ right to emancipation.
In Europe this globalization of injustice takes on the aspects of a propagandistic and actual war waged against migrants. The accords for the patrolling of the European Union’s external borders, those regarding mass expulsions and the presence of a hundred detention places of migrants inside the Union’s territory are its concrete expressions.
Hundreds of people meet in Cecina Mare (Livorno) every year, to discuss the themes linked to migrants’ and minorities rights promotion, as well as the more general theme of social exclusion and international relationships. The XII International Anti-Racist Meeting will take place in Cecina Mare (Livorno) from 8th to 15th July 2005 and will include initiatives in Livorno and Rosignano M.mo. SOCIETÀ PLURALI. Migranti, democrazia e guerre will be the topic of this year’s Meeting. The Meeting, organised by ARCI, will offer participants theme workshops (painting, dance, theatre and theoretical workshops), conferences, open forums, exhibitions, concerts, cinema, disco and many opportunities to meet people and exchange ideas. Over the years, the Meeting has become a place where Italian and foreign individuals and associations to meet and share their experiences and develop common projects and partnerships.
People can sleep in a camping site and the initiatives take place under the shades of pine trees.
The International Anti-Racist Meeting is promoted by Regione Toscana, the Province of Livorno, by the Municipalities of Livorno (Institute for the services to the person), Castagneto Carducci, Cecina, Rosignano Marittimo and San Vincenzo and CESVOT (Centro Servizi Volontariato della Toscana).
* Temporary programme
Seminars and Workshops:
* War, Peace and the New War Against Migrations Beyond Being Undocumented: from the of a an amnesty to the right to immigrate
Meetings and Round tables:
* Secularism and Discrimination
Activities and Cultural Events:
* Cinema Noise, Series of movies and shorts
HOW TO ARRIVE
Cecina train station is along the Rome-Livorno-Genova line.
By car or motorbike
* From North:
* From South:
* From East:
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