What is info-activism? / Cos’è l’info-attivismo?

(EN) “Info-activism is about turning information into action”.  In a 50 minutes documentary,  activists around the world explain us what’s info-activism about and give us some real examples to reflect upon. Find  the screening near you or order your free copy, and maybe help them to produce subtitles in your language! ——- (IT)“Info-activism serve a trasformare l’informazione in azione”.  Attivisti da tutto il mondo ci spiegano, in un documentario di 50 minuti,  cosa sia l’info-attivismo e ci forniscono qualche esempio reale su cui riflettere.  Cerca la proiezione piĂą vicino a te oppure richiedi una copia gratuita, e magari dagli una mano a fare i sottotitoli nella tua lingua!

Green Postures / Pose Verdi

(EN) It’s a smooth animation the one released by German railway company Deutsche Bahn but I have a few doubts on the content.  I’m starting to be fed up about voices insisting that solution to climate change is  a matter of consumer choice, privatizing responsability and avoiding public protests. We need large-scale transformations that depend on choices taken by government, organizations and companies. For example no one mentions the huge amount of European subsidies to airlines that allow them to sell ultra-cheap flight tickets (Milano-Amsterdam by plane costs 50 euros, by train costs 144 euros!) to many cities in Europe.  Let’s chain ourself to a tree until they transfer those subsidies to railway companies. ——————- (IT) E’ un video fatto bene quello realizzato per la compagnia ferroviaria tedesca Deutsche Bahn ma ho qualche dubbio sul suo contenuto. Sto iniziando a stufarmi di voci che insistono nel considerare il cambiamento climatico una questione che riguarda una scelta dei consumatori, privatizzando così

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Some women believe it’s ok / Alcune donne pensano sia ok

[EN] I was wondering if this infographic was too strong to start the season after summer break. But I spent the summer reading Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson and if you are one of the 9 million people who read it too, you’ll see the connection. The graph, taken from  Global Health Magazine and made from Unicef data, shows the percentage of women aged 15–49 responding that a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances. I checked if I could find some reports on Europe too and I found Wave Networks reports (a network of European women’s non-governmental organisations working in  the field of combating violence against women and children): take a look at their activities! ——————- [IT] Mi chiedevo se questa infografica fosse un po’ troppo forte per iniziare la stagione dopo la pausa estiva. Ma ho passato l’estate immersa in Millennium, la trilogia di Stieg Larsson e se sei uno/a dei

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Imagine yourself leading / Immagina di essere un leader

(EN) Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School created this infographics video in collaboration with Xplane to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership to address some of society’s most pressing problems. You can give your opinion partecipating to the remix contest: download the  source files and make your own version. ————- (IT) Nitin Nohria e Amanda Pepper della Harvard Business School hanno creato questo video infografico in collaborazione con Xplane con lo scopo di dar vita a una discussione sul valore e l’importanza della leadership nel risolvere i problemi piĂą urgenti della societĂ . Puoi anche dare la tua opinione partecipando al concorso di  remix : scarica i file sorgente e componi la tua versione.

The Big Brother State / Lo stato del grande fratello

(EN) The infographics video by 2D and 3d animator David Scharf explains clearly how the concept of security has easily become  the path to a neoliberal police state. The real question is: are we willing to trade our freedom for temporary security? I wouldn’t forget though that the demand of security is quite common in the public opinion. Probably has come the time to reflect and produce content showing how the perception of  “security”  becomes real when there are policies working on  social bond, public space and  social inclusion instead of surveillance. ———— (IT) Il  video infografico realizzato dall’animatore 2D e 3D David Scharf illustra chiaramente come il concetto di sicurezza sia diventato il percorso attraverso il quale si stia arrivando a uno stato di polizia neoliberale. La vera domanda che dobbiamo porci è: vogliamo veramente scambiare la nostra libertĂ  con una sicurezza temporanea? Non dimenticherei però che il bisogno di sicurezza è una delle richieste dell’opinione pubblica che sta

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