Covid Emergency

For a radical practice of love and hope. Erich Fromm’s socialist humanism

One of the most common things that high school students get to hear from their teachers or tutors is that they should be ready to get out of the cosy cocoon of school to face the “sharks out there’’, ready to rip them apart. They, therefore, are encouraged to beware… Read More »For a radical practice of love and hope. Erich Fromm’s socialist humanism

THE MOVIE HOUSE-CHRISTMAS EDITION

Guess who’s back with some terrific Christmas suggestions.  This time it’s not films, but tv series!  Our favorite Christmas episodes from some of the most famous tv series of all time!  Glee (Season 3 episode 9): “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”.   If you’re looking for spending Christmas time in the name… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE-CHRISTMAS EDITION

Mirror of society as a spring for change

Within our society there is a patriarchal, masculinist, sexist, racist and homophobic superstructure. This is demonstrated by the daily facts and events. The story of the Turin teacher, who fell victim to the non-consensual sharing of her intimate material, a phenomenon more commonly known by the term revenge porn, on… Read More »Mirror of society as a spring for change

The Movie House…IS BACK!

Catch me if you can (US, 2002):  Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye.  Written by: Jeff Nathanson.  Directed by: Steven Spielberg.  Genre: Biographical crime.   Running time: 141 mins.  Curiosities: The film is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale. [image taken from wikipedia]… Read More »The Movie House…IS BACK!

Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!

  The holy grail of medical research in 2020 is finally here. Pharmaceutical companies have apparently developed an effective vaccine against Covid; this is a great result showing the wonders of modern medicine. But all the hope and joy that such an event was seeming to bring have been replaced… Read More »Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!

Update on the new Italian measures against Covid: the DPCM of October 24th

Picture from http://www.ilmessaggero.it Here’s a summary of the Prime Ministerial Decree of the 24th of October that will be in force from October 26th to November 24th: RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE Bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlors, pastry shops will close at 18:00. The maximum people allowed at the table is… Read More »Update on the new Italian measures against Covid: the DPCM of October 24th

The Re-opening of Tertiary Education

Higher educational institutions play an extremely relevant role in today’s society as they contribute to economic growth’s increase, in innovation, in the nation’s development or simply by improving the well-being. According to 2017 Eurostat’s Educational attainment statistics, in Europe there were 19.8 million tertiary education students, 60% of which were… Read More »The Re-opening of Tertiary Education

The Movie House: Civil Rights edition

Hidden figures (US, 2016):  Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi.  Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Genre: Biographical drama.  Running time: 127 mins.  Curiosities: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), graduated from High School at age 14, and at… Read More »The Movie House: Civil Rights edition

COVID-19 as a Threat to Hong Kong’s Jurisdictional Independence

The global pandemic has left a footprint on everyone’s life, challenging the concept of normality. However, some places on the map were shaken to their core, but not (only) due to the health-related concerns posed by the menacing virus. Hong Kong perfectly manages to sustain the COVID threat: as of… Read More »COVID-19 as a Threat to Hong Kong’s Jurisdictional Independence

Phase 2: are we really over with COVID-19?

In Italy, the 4th of May 2020 has represented the beginning of the second phase for Covid-19. Regions have started to re-open shops, restaurants, graveyards, etc… 4.5 million workers have come back to their jobs armed with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Italian citizens are having different reactions with respect to… Read More »Phase 2: are we really over with COVID-19?

Capitalism and Environment: the other disease

The world is facing a global health crisis, but wasn’t the  planet already sick?   While the number of living vertebrates diminished of 60% between between 1970 and 2014, the oil production never stopped increasing (i.e chart below). In August 2018, the global world production passed the 100 billions barrels per… Read More »Capitalism and Environment: the other disease