Tag: Italy

Migration: the biggest issue of the European elections

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, in Frankfurter Allegemeine newspaper laid out ideas for more European integration, including the creation of a joint refugee agency that would determine asylum requests on the continent’s borders. “In a changing global order, Europe must be able to act, internally and externally, to be taken seriously by the world”, said. Merkel,…

Vótáil Tá – Vote Yes to Repeal the 8th Amendment

The 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which gives equal rights to the life of both the mother and her unborn child, was approved by referendum on 7 September 1983 and signed into law on 7 October 1983. In that autumn of 1983, a 15-year old schoolgirl found out she was pregnant. Her name was Ann…

The case for a citizenship income (and its caveats)

If a government wants to eradicate poverty, it has to first provide its own definition of poverty – that is, what is deemed to be the minimum amount of income a person needs to be able to live in that country – and then it has to transfer to each citizen that minimum amount of…

Plastic pollution: more waste than fish

The materials we call “plastic” were developed in the 1930s and 40s and mass production began in the 1950s. Since then, the diffusion and use of different plastics have been continuously increasing and projections suggest that this trend will continue.This lightweight, durable, cost-effective and versatile material has some disadvantages that had not been foreseen. For…

Exclusive: Yanis Varoufakis starts a new italian political movement in March 2018

Speaking at a Diem 25 Belfast meeting on Saturday afternoon, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis exclusively told SocialNews of a new Italian political movement. Thanks to Kathryn Johnston. “In Italy the political party scene is very sad. But at the level of civic, at the level of local government, there are some very interesting and…

Mara Salvatrucha, the terror gang from Salvador to Italy

They call themselves army and come from Latin America. They are the pandillas (from Spanish bande), gangs of latinos, terrorising the streets of many cities, where they are installed, from America to Europe. Milano, for example, has been invaded by Latin-American gangs as reported by the British newspaper The Independent. Without any doubt, La Mara Salvatrucha or…

Who makes war with Italian weapons?

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Italy 2016, the war industry is growing. According to the Armed Forces Arms Report about armament in 2017, containing operations authorized and carried out by 31 December of the previous year, exports increased by 85.7% over 2015, reaching 14, 6 billion euros. This Report is made by the Government pursuant to Law 185 of 1990,…

The Italian route with Africa also goes to Congo

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When we think of Africa on our part of the Mediterranean, it is impossible to build a precise image of this continent, so large and heterogeneous, for the most unknown and for everyone fascinating and mysterious. Although unknowingly, it is, however, likely that if and when we try, our first, confused thought is directed directly…

 The brutal reality of Nigerian girls: trafficking for sexual exploitation

Trafficking in human beings has ancient origins, dating back millenniums before the Roman Empire. Although it is considered a totally inhuman practice to our day, it still persists, and it has intensified especially in the area of ​​prostitution. According to the Financial Times, in 2015, this deal covered 21 million people worldwide, of which 4.5…

 Europe is (not) a country for migrants

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Europe, the false myth of invasion of migrants. Eurostat and Istat data point to the need for migration flows: with closed borders Italy would risk the demographic decline. The false myth of invasion “There is an invasion” has become one of the mantras of the current populist demagogy related to the issue of migratory flows.…