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Benefit Concert: Supporting Refugees

Benefit Concert: Supporting Refugees

Musician and activist Paul Gulda spoke at the TVR Salon on June 10th with his friend Adalat Khan, an Asylum Seeker from the Swat region of Pakistan where dozens of schools have been bombed and hundreds of lives destroyed in the aftermath of the ongoing fighting.  Ordinary citizens are being caught between government forces, Taliban, and the drones used by […]

Paul Gulda: Improvising A Life of Art And Activism

Paul Gulda: Improvising A Life of Art And Activism

The asylum law protesters had been camped out at the Votivkirche for a couple of weeks when pianist Paul Gulda visited them for the first time in mid January. He had been asked to contribute a message of solidarity for their website. But as he read more about the occupation, he decided he needed to […]

Seeking Sanctuary: Refugees Protest Asylum Law

Seeking Sanctuary: Refugees Protest Asylum Law

It was freezing outside the Votivkirche in mid-January as a small group of journalists waited for the Caritas social workers to open the doors. “You’ll have to wait about an hour,” we were finally told. “There are just too many journalists in there now.” The security guards, hired by Caritas, turned away a few unknowing […]

Austria: Deporting Heroes

It was on Good Friday 2007 during a family get-together that Heinz Patzelt, Secretary General of Amnesty International Austria, was introduced to Jovan Mirilo’s case for the first time. “I received an urgent e-mail saying that a person who was involved in presenting a video to the Hague Tribunal was being kept in one of […]

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