Fausto Giudice is an independent journalist, writer, translator and activist living in France. He was born in 1949 in Rome, grew up in Tunisia and has lived in Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. He is Italian by citizenship but French by culture and also speaks Swedish, German, English and Spanish. From 1971 to 1975, he worked first in the French press agency Libération and then in the daily with the same name. In the eighties, he worked with migrants and refugees’ associations in France.
He published two books: Têtes de Turcs en France (1989), an investigation on apartheid « à la française » and Arabicides, une chronique française 1970-1991 (1992), an investigation on the assassination of Arab people in France. In 1989, he organized solidarity campaigns with Chinese students and Romanian rebels and in 1992, he did the same with stowaway African boat passengers.
In 1995, he created the Zapatista Alliance for Social Liberation (mobilization and information about Mexico, Algeria, Bosnia, Tunisia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, French colonies, refugees and migrants). In 2002, he started to contribute to the website quibla.net, a multilingual magazine online for the free active Muslims and for their allies. In 2003, he founded the Guantanamo Collective. In December 2005, he participated to the creation of Tlaxcala, the network of translators for linguistic diversity. In June 2006, he created the blog Basta, a Zapatista March Diary. Next to this, Fausto is a militant in the association Survie and a member of the Association for One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel, founded in 2003 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Fausto considers himself as a “cyber-journalist”, working for independent websites and blogs.
His personal motto, borrowed from Antonio Gramsci: « Pessimism of the reason, optimism of the will ».
He can be reached at email@example.com.
$ Ü Articles and translations in English by Fausto Giudice published on Tlaxcala