Social Issues

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?

Intersectional Feminism: what is it?

I am sure that every person has met at least once in their life, someone that considers themselves a feminist, but what is feminism? This movement started out in the 19th century, thanks to the women we know as the “suffragettes”. Initially it was a Women’s Organisation fighting for their… Read More »Intersectional Feminism: what is it?

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.

Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

When analysing the modern democratic state, one of the most important things to take into consideration is representation. Democracies’ basic concept is the representation of the needs of the many in the legislative body through an elected elite of people which should reflect as much as possible the general population.… Read More »Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can… Read More »INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

How the past of slavery brings us to modern racism

I wish I was not the person writing this article.    I am a minority group in Europe, I am Latina and woman, but still, I am white.    I wish I was not the person who will write this article because I think it is better to discuss racism… Read More »How the past of slavery brings us to modern racism

The “Arab Spring” Displacement of the Regimes, Leaders and the situation of the Middle East

Events started in various nations in the first half of 2011 with a list of uprisings and armed rebellions with people for the goal of democracy and better living standards, The “Arab Spring,” which encompassed mainly in Muslim countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and many others. The consequences of… Read More »The “Arab Spring” Displacement of the Regimes, Leaders and the situation of the Middle East

The Kurds have no friends but the mountains

The terminology “Middle East” was given by Europeans after the First World War to the area between the “near East” and the “far East” – indicating India – based on a European view of the world.  Until the First World War, the Middle East comprehended fewer borders than the ones… Read More »The Kurds have no friends but the mountains

Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why did it all start?

When asked about when exactly the conflicts started many historians can’t give a specific date because of different opinions and visions that they have.Some say it started in 1948 when the Israel state was declared.Also opinions are being different if talking about what are the real motives of this war,is… Read More »Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why did it all start?

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited and… Read More »The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

INTRODUCTION The role of women in religion is a heavily debated topic, especially when related to the Islamic world and culture. There seems to be a common assumption, mostly shared in western society, that the Islamic woman is a submissive and passive one, incapable of making her own decisions and… Read More »REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

The dark cloud around George Floyd

In 2016, Will Smith told Stephen Colbert that “racism is not getting worse, it’s just being filmed”. Testimony to the truth of this sentence is the video that is depopulating these days of a black man, George Floyd, who, unable to breathe, was killed by a policeman named Derek Chovin.… Read More »The dark cloud around George Floyd

Is it a good idea to have riders bringing you dinner home during a global pandemic?

Quarantine imposed heavy restrictions on commercial activities, forcing many businesses and activities to close. However, food delivery services are expressly allowed by the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 11th, 2020. Restaurants and bars which had the possibility, relied on AssoDelivery companies. Therefore, riders continue working, but they lack health guarantees,… Read More »Is it a good idea to have riders bringing you dinner home during a global pandemic?

The beneficial and side effects of advertisements

  It is in the interest of the company to act in a thoughtful and measured way. In financing a product or a brand, an intelligent advertising is a fundamental tool of communication that increase brand visibility and the measurable market. Social media as well are an important component of… Read More »The beneficial and side effects of advertisements

Shedding light on Aisha Romano’s case

Who is she? Aisha Romano, born as Silvia, is an Italian 25 years old aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago while she was working for an Italian charity called Africa Milele. She was brought and held in Somalia, freed on the 9th of May, and returned… Read More »Shedding light on Aisha Romano’s case

The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

Paraguay is a small Latin American country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. My grandparents were forced to flee on exile from Alfredo Stroessner’s dictatorship in the beginning of the 1960’s. They settled in the triple border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay, called Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu Falls), my hometown.… Read More »The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

What Does a Racist Louisiana Law Have to Do With Abortion Rights?

The Supreme Court of the United States has begun ruling from home on Monday, March 23, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 that, according to a recent death toll, has killed more than 50.000 people in the US. Although many eyes are staring at the current crisis, I believe… Read More »What Does a Racist Louisiana Law Have to Do With Abortion Rights?

Telegram’s responsibility on revenge porn: are there any?

  In these last weeks we have been observers of a disgusting phenomena, the one of revenge porn and exchange of child sexual abuse material on Telegram. This Russian chat was invented by Pavel and Nikolaj Durov, it counts thousand of subscribers. The main characteristic of this platform is the… Read More »Telegram’s responsibility on revenge porn: are there any?

SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT

    The literature describes everything that happened yesterday and everything that will happen tomorrow, and our aim as readers is the one of being careful to seize up those features that help us to understand our past and that teaches us how to face the future. Starting from this… Read More »SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT