We show the documentary “Sepideh”Vi viser dokumentarfilmen “Sepideh”

http://youtu.be/wTzbIc6oiqs

All over the world women are discriminated against, oppressed and deprived of the right to determine their own fate. On this occasion, we will show the documentary Sepideh, which is a life-affirming story of the young Iranian woman Sepideh who dreams of becoming an astronaut.

The screening is on Tuesday 6 May at 7:30 – 9 pm in Danmarksgade 7.

Registration is not required – just show up.http://youtu.be/wTzbIc6oiqs

Over hele verden bliver kvinder diskrimineret, undertrykt og frarøvet retten til at bestemme over deres liv. I den anledning viser vi dokumentarfilmen Sepideh, der er en livsbekræftende fortælling om den unge iranske kvinde Sepideh, der drømmer om at blive astronaut.

Vi viser filmen på tirsdag d. 6. maj kl. 19.30 – 21.00 i Danmarksgade 7.

Tilmelding er ikke nødvendig – bare mød op.

Course on April 5th: Why is Amnesty like an onion? Kursus den 5. april: Hvorfor er Amnesty som et løg?

Why is Amnesty International like an onion?

And what is Amnesty by the way? How did it all start? And were are we going?

These and many other questions will be asked and answered at this interactive online lecture about Amnesty International.

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In about 90 fun and compelling minuttes you will learn about Amnesty International in the company of volunteers and people who are interested in human rights at Amnesty International in Aalborg at Danmarksgade 7.

Or you can participate online through Skype at home from your computer.

The course takes place on April 5th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. It is free, in English and open to everyone.

Send a mail to frivillig@amnesty-aalborg.dk to sign up or for more info on participating online.Pic_HRE_EN

Hvorfor er Amnesty International som et løg?

Og hvad er Amnesty International egentlig? Hvordan begyndte det hele? Og hvor skal vi hen?

Disse og mange andre spørgsmål vil blive stillet og besvaret i denne interaktive online-forelæsning om Amnesty International.

I løbet af omkring 90 minutter vil du lære om Amnesty International sammen med frivillige og andre der er interesseret i menneskerettigheder. Kurset finder sted i vores lokaler i Danmarksgade 7, men du kan også deltage over nettet vha. Skype.

Kurset finder sted den 5. april kl. 14-15.30, er på engelsk og alle kan deltage. Kurset er gratis.

Send en mail til frivillig@amnesty-aalborg.dk hvis du vil vide mere eller gerne vil deltage.

Volunteers wanted!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE UPCOMING EVENTS
Amnesty International in Aalborg has been busy planning many activities which will take place after summer. Now we would like to hear from all of you who have a little free time and would like to help us during the upcoming events. The volunteers will be responsible mainly for various organisational issues, such as welcoming the participants, information and so on.
You can check our event calendar here and pick which of the event – or events – you would like to take part in. We will meet with the volunteers 30 minutes-1 hour before each event to assign the tasks.
Would you like to help us with any of the events? Come to our next meeting on 17/08/2011,19:00 at our office in Danmarksgade 7 to hear more and talk with us about how you can take part. You can also write to frivillig@amnesty-aalborg.dk or drop by our office any Wednesday between 15:00 and 17:00.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Upcoming events

17. august kl. 19.00   Amnesty møde   Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg
26. august, sen eftermiddag Amnesty Speakers Tour   Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg
27. august kl. 11-15  Amnesty på Frivilligmarked    Gammel Torv, Aalborg
02. september, hele aftenen ?Europas spøgelser? i Kulturnatten Danmarksgade 7 m.m.
07. september    Amnesty Koncert    Skråen på Nordkraft
07. september    Demokratidag     Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg
21. september kl. 16-18 Amnesty Foredrag    KUL på Nordkraft
28. september    Amnesty Workshops    KUL på Nordkraft
05. oktober    Teaterstykke om romaer  KUL/Det Hemmelige Teater

Summer is here and many of you are probably heading to the seaside or to other exciting places. But if you happen to be in town and have some time on your hands, you are always welcome to come by and learn more about how you can contribute to supporting human rights. Sun or rain, Amnesty in Aalborg is open for you the whole summer, as usual every Wednesday from 15.00 to 17.00.

Right after the holiday period we have planned a series of  events and activities. Check our schedule below and mark the days in your calendars :-)

Have a good summer and feel free to drop by our office every Wednesday!

EVENT CALENDAR

17. August, 19.00   Amnesty meeting,  Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg. Open for all interested!

26. August, late afternoon, Amnesty Speakers Tour, Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg. Come and hear a first-hand account of Romani people of the Romani CRISS in Romania, who will tell us about the discrimination of the Romani in Slovakia and Romania. See more (in Danish) at

www.amnesty.dk/skrivforliv/side/rumaenien-100-tvangsflyttede-romaer

27. August, 11.00-15.00  Amnesty International at the Volunteer Market (Frivilligmarked), Gammel Torv, Aalborg . Unique opportunity for all those who would like to become a volunteer. Learn more about different organisations in Aalborg and meet the people behind them. You are also welcome to join us in our stand and help recruit new volunteers.

02. september, all evening ?Ghosts of Europe? during the Culture Night (Kulturnatten), Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg. Hear about the histiry of the Romani in Europe, the myths that surround them and the discrimination they suffered throughout the history. Learn who the Romani really are and how discrimination affects people in the 21st century.

07. September, Amnesty Concert, Skråen in Nordkraft. The main theme of the concert is discrimination with focus on the Romani people. Come and listen to such bands, as STEBYE, Xylop, Søren Raashou kvartet and Broadcast. In breaks Amnesty activists will tell you about discrimination and we will also try to make live feeds with the representatives of the Romani CRISS in Romania and Masvingo Amnesty group in Zimbabwe. Entry fee 40 kr.

07. September, Democracy Day, Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg. Join us and play the “Democracy game”!

21. September 16.00-18.00, Amnesty Lecture, KUL in Nordkraft. Come and learn more about human rights, Amnesty International and its many different campaigns.

28. September, Amnesty Workshops, KUL in Nordkraft. More info about the workshops will follow. The general focus of the workshops is based on the camapign against torture.

05. October, Theatre play on the Romani, KUL/Det Hemmelige Teater. Come and see a theatre play written by the people from the Masvingo Amnesty group in Zimbabwe. The date for this event will be confirmed.


Open meeting of Amnesty International Aalborg

Would you like to hear more about the upcoming events organised by Amnesty International Aalborg?

Come to our open meeting on Wednesday, 15th June at 19:00 and learn more about, among others, our activities during the Culture Night on 3rd September and the event at  Skråen on 7th September.

Where: Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg

When: 15.06.2011, 19:00

Everyone is welcome!

Learn the truth about your mobile phone – watch “Blood in the Mobile”

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When: Wednesday 18.05.2011, 15:00 ?? 17:00

Where: Amnesty International Aalborg, Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg

Amnesty International Aalborg invites all to watch a new documentary “Blood in the Mobile” by Frank Poulsen (se the trailer here). The film tells a story of the filmmaker’s journey to discover the truth about his mobile phone. It shows many shocking examples of child labour and war economy in Congo, where the metal used in mobile phones is mined.

The African continent is known for its rich mineral resources. In Congo you can find, among others, a mineral used in production of our mobile phones. The country is plagued by civil war, which during the last 15 yeas has claimed over 5 million human lives.

The film starts at 15:00 and lasts about 120 minuter. Afterwards we would like to engage you in a short discussion about the situation in Congo and talk more about thedark side of our consumer society.

Entry is of course free of charge.

We hope to see you next Wednesday!

Use your phone to save lives

Lifeline

Every day Amnesty International receives information about violations of human rights that sometimes require fast reaction.

Amnesty Lifeline is an urgent action network, which allows you to “sign” a petition using your mobile phone. This way we can collect thousands of petitions in a very short time and send them further to save lives and prevent human rights violation in many parts of the world.

To sign in to Amnesty Lifeline, send a message: LIFELINE to 1919. Each month you will receive 2-3 messages with petition which you can “sign” by sending an SMS. Participation in Amnesty Lifeline is free and you are only charged a regular cost of sending an SMS.

You can always sign out of the Lifeline network by sending a message LIFELINE STOP to 1919.

You can find out more about Amnesty Lifeline at: http://www.amnesty.dk/lifeline

Join in today and make a difference with just one click.

See “The Road to Guantanamo”

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Amnesty International Aalborg invites all to watch a widely discussed and acclaimed film “The Road to Guantanamo”. After the film you can take part in a short workshop.

When: Wednesday, 20th April, 15.00-17.00

Where: Amnesty International Aalborg, Danmarksgade 7, Aalborg

Free entrance


The Road to Guantanamo is a British 2006 docudrama directed by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross about the incarceration of three British detainees (the ‘Tipton Three’) at a detainment camp in Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. It premiered at the Berlinale on 14 February 2006 and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The film documents the personal accounts of Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul (the ‘Tipton Three’);[1][3][4] three young British men from Tipton in the West Midlands of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origins who travelled to Pakistan in September 2001 just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA, ostensibly to a wedding of a friend of theirs. While staying at a mosque in Karachi, the three decided to take a rash and dangerous trip to Afghanistan to see first-hand the encounters of the region.
Mixed with interviews with the three men themselves, and archive news footage from the period, the film contains an account of the three men’s experiences from their travels into Afghanistan and to their capture and imprisonment.
Imprisoned at a base at Mazar-e Sharif, they were interrogated and discovered to be of British origin. With no luggage, money, passports, Ruhal, Asif, and Shafiq were handed over to the United States military and imprisoned in a US army stockade for a month with other prisoners, being regularly interrogated and occasionally beaten by US soldiers.
In January 2002, the ‘Tipton Three’ were declared “enemy combatants” by the US military, and flown with dozens of other alleged Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where they remained for the next two years. They were held in mostly solitary confinement without charge or legal representation.
The Tipton Three were all released without charge and without any compensation for their imprisonment in 2004. The three were flown back to England where, one year later, they went back to Pakistan for the wedding they planned to attend in the first place.

The film documents the personal accounts of Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul (the ‘Tipton Three’), three young British men from Tipton in the West Midlands of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origins who travelled to Pakistan in September 2001 just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA, ostensibly to a wedding of a friend of theirs. While staying at a mosque in Karachi, the three decided to take a rash and dangerous trip to Afghanistan and end up in the middle of the fight between The Taliban and the Northern Alliance soldiers.

Imprisoned at a base at Mazar-e Sharif, they were interrogated and discovered to be of British origin. With no luggage, money, passports, Ruhal, Asif, and Shafiq were handed over to the United States military, imprisoned in a US army stockade and eventually transported, together with dozens of other alleged Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where they remained for the next two years. They were held in mostly solitary confinement without charge or legal representation.

In 2004 the Tipton Three were all released without charge and flown back to England without any compensation for their imprisonment.

After the film we would like to invite you to take part in a short workshop on torture, during which you will be able to experience one of the common torture methods known as wall-standing. The participation will of course be voluntary and taking place in safe conditions.

We hope to see you this Wednesday.

??The stoning of Soraya M.?

Wednesday 13 April, 15.00-17.00

Amnesty International, Danmarksgade 7

9000 Aalborg. See the map here.

Free entrance!

YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 15 YEARS OLD.

The film is based on a novel by an Iranian-French author, Freidoune Sahebjam. The novel and the film tell a real story of Soraya from a small Iranian village, who in 1980s was accused of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. Sahebjam heard her story during one of his illegal visits in Iran, where he has been senctenced to death in absentia for his criticism of the mullahs?? regime.  He heard the story from the witness of the horror, Soraya??s aunt.

The climax of the film is a twenty-minute scene showing the stoning of Soraya, which is why we introduced an age limit of minimum 15 years.

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

Annual meeting for Amnesty International Aalborg

Poster

AI Aalborg is holding the annual meting, open for all interested

Place and time:

Sunday 10th April at 13:00

Huset
Hasserisgade 10, Aalborg

Schedule:

1. Choosing the secretary and meeting schedule
2. Report from the local board
3. Account report
4. Incoming suggestions
5. Local board elections
6. Coming activities
7. Additional matters

For more information please contact Hans Hüttel (hanshuttel@me.com).