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Libération - France | 27/06/2011

UN must resolve against Syria

Syrian security forces on the weekend shot and killed several participants in a funeral procession for murdered protesters. The resolutions submitted to the UN Security Council must be adopted, write a group of authors and artists in an appeal published by the left-liberal daily Libération: "Since the spring the demonstrators in Daraa, Homs, Al-Qamishli, Banias, and Latakia have been paying with their lives, massacred by the army, secret service and militias. But they have not ceded to the terror, and must be admired for their courage. The demonstrators bury their dead and resume their protests the next day. All this is admirable. All this is monstrous. All this is happening behind closed doors. The borders are hermetically sealed. Humanitarian organisations and the international press have been banished from the country. Silence please! There's killing going on. All of this, dear diplomats, you know better than anyone. ... It would be a tragedy and morally unacceptable if, for fear of a veto or an abstention from one or the other among you, this resolution were to end up in the wastepaper basket."

ABC - Spain | 21/03/2006

World Poetry Day

Invited to Spain on the occasion of World Poetry Day, celebrated annually on March 21, the Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, the 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, shares his feelings in an interview led by Manuel de la Fuente about how he perceives the poetic genre. "In a period of stability, progress and happiness, poetry adds to the joy of living, it is a celebration of life. On the contrary, in an era as cruel as the one in which we are living, poetry is a consolation, an expression of hope, a beacon that lights the way for Humanity to show it what it must do."

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