Politics

Texas abortion ban: Pro-Life Movement Strikes Back

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On October 6, US District Judge Robert Pitman has temporarily blocked the abortion ban. However, there is still no clarity on whether the decision is final or will be further challenged. On September 1, the new abortion ban came into effect in Texas, USA, which sparked heated debates… Read More »Texas abortion ban: Pro-Life Movement Strikes Back

Killing The Prospects Of Development In The Democratic Republic of Congo.

As Ghana, Guinea and other colonies gained independence during the post WWII period, the African continent once again became a battleground of foreign powers, and this time it became a battleground in the US-Soviet Cold War conflict. For the Soviet Union, the African continent presented several characteristics favorable to socialism… Read More »Killing The Prospects Of Development In The Democratic Republic of Congo.

What is happening in Afghanistan? The new Taliban regime and their promises.

The situation in Central Asia is all that is being talked about these days. Afghanistan no longer exists, or at least not under this name. The events that occurred mark history: after twenty years of war, the country returns to the hands of the Taliban. We have all seen the… Read More »What is happening in Afghanistan? The new Taliban regime and their promises.

Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

“The Republic safeguards linguistic minorities by means of appropriate measures”, states article 6 of the Italian constitution proposed by Tristano Codignola, ratified in 1947. Thanks to this article, linguistic heritage is protected in Italy.  The intention of the members of the Italian constituent assembly was to ensure the survival of… Read More »Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

Everyday Life of a Palestinian

—- Hebron: Where Picking Akkoub is a crime.   On a breezy morning in March, Issa, an 11 years old boy, woke up craving Akkoub, also known as Gundelia. He went up to his mom, “Mama, can we have Akkoub for lunch today?”. She replied, “but we don’t have any”. Issa… Read More »Everyday Life of a Palestinian

What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?

“We’ve been living in this house for 65 years. Each stone or sib of sand reminds us of our parents and ancestors. Our kids are scared. They keep asking us why the Israelis want to kick us out.”  -Aref Hammad, a Palestinian resident of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.  Located in… Read More »What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?

Reputation: Rupert Younger Interview

On the 14th of April, Giuliano Chiara and Reghuvaran Niranjan Nair, Pachu for friends, had the opportunity to interview Younger Rupert, founder and director of the Centre for Corporate Reputation of the University of Oxford and co-author of the ”Reputation Game”. The questions and comments were made based on personal… Read More »Reputation: Rupert Younger Interview

DOXA: Student Media under Police Attack

What if one day you publish an article on the Global Observer, and the next morning a special forces unit tears down your front door, brutally searches the rooms, and confiscates most of your belongings for “investigating purposes”? Unfortunately, team members of DOXA, an HSE student-run magazine, no longer need… Read More »DOXA: Student Media under Police Attack

Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

If you’ve been following the news or social media in the last month, you’ve undoubtedly heard of something called the Istanbul Convention.  What is the “Istanbul Convention”? Approved by the Council of European countries, the Istanbul Convention is the first legally binding international instrument that creates a comprehensive framework to… Read More »Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: A female leader in a Man’s World

Two days ago, we celebrated international women’s day and to be honest we still have a long way to go in order to see our rights truly recognised, but today I don’t want to talk about that. Today I would like to focus on how far we have come so… Read More »Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: A female leader in a Man’s World

Confessions of a Former Radicalist

When I started my internship at a local NGO in Jordan, the unexpected happened. One of my colleagues, a young empathetic man working in the humanitarian field, unveiled to me his dark past.  To protect his identity, I shall call him Abdallah. But I can reveal to you 3 things… Read More »Confessions of a Former Radicalist

Anti-government Protests Around The World: What Do They Have In Common

Protests are an integral part of democracy, and special attention needs to be given to them. When citizens revolt against their governments, it gives them a chance to dismantle government structures that have failed to meet the responsibilities towards their citizens. A democracy is built on the wishes of the… Read More »Anti-government Protests Around The World: What Do They Have In Common

The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina

As Westerners living in peace and comfort, most of us have never had to experience bloody conflicts and instability in our lives. As a result, we lack the capacity to fear such cruelties, we lack the capacity to imagine instability, and ultimately, we lack the ability to foresee brutal scenarios… Read More »The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina

Inauguration Day

USA, January 20, 2021 That of the 46th president of the United States is an inauguration without a crowd, in a cold and empty Washington, reminiscent of the assault on Congress on January 6 and where a bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Supreme Court. Former presidents Bill Clinton,… Read More »Inauguration Day

Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political

Uganda, an East African country bordering Congo and Kenya, is going through dark days for human rights. On Thursday 14 January, after a long-running campaign between Yoweri Museveni, vying for a 6th term, and Bobi Wine, MP and youth favourite singer, the country voted. A tense electoral process for the… Read More »Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political

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!

(Democratic) Party in the U.S.A.

The recent presidential race in the United States has certainly been, apart from the Covid19 pandemic, one of the most relevant events of this challenging 2020 and we’d be lying if we were to say that none of us followed the election process with bated breath and a great dose… Read More »(Democratic) Party in the U.S.A.

Moria Fire in the European Scenario: How Far Has the Debate Got?

Written by: Anna Nardone, Arina Lopukhina Until now, the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesbos was seen as the most faithful representation of hell on earth, despite rarely making big headlines. Nobody could predict that, after the fire occurred in the night between the 8th and the… Read More »Moria Fire in the European Scenario: How Far Has the Debate Got?

The “Mole People”, those who live in city’s sewers and underground.

Thousands of homeless people live under the streets where their dignity and basic human rights fails to be achieved. Sleeping in a warm bed and having a roof over your head isn’t a luxury available to everyone. In fact, the people who live in the city’s sewers and underground, better… Read More »The “Mole People”, those who live in city’s sewers and underground.

2020 American Elections. What is going on? 

Like every four years in the United States of America, this year during the month of November the American Presidential Elections will take place.  Elections are a very important event in American history and society in which every single citizen, with American citizenship, is called to vote. But how do… Read More »2020 American Elections. What is going on?