Like Churchill once said, “We (the United Kingdom) are with Europe but not of it”, and many years later the statement is proving to be increasingly so accurate as the UK and the EU disagree on numerous topics including austerity measures, budget cuts, etc. The latest disagreement has been on “how free a person is… Read More UK Threatens to Pull out of European Convention on Human Rights
His first memory, at the age of 5 years, is the public execution of some of the detainees in a prison camp in North Korea. Shin Dong Hyuk, now aged 31, is a former inmate of the Pyongyang regime who was able to escape in 2005, along with others, from the violence and abuse committed… Read More Hell in Korean gulag, the Shin Dong Hyuk’s sad story
The uprisings in Turkey have had many repercussions, but one of the most impressive and potentially long lasting effects it may achieve is the creation of a feeling of solidarity among the marginalized social and political groups. Through a common line of discontent, groups and individuals who never stood in solidarity with each other, and… Read More What it means to be part of the LGBTI community in Turkey
In this video, Jed Shein, Director of New Media at the Embassy of Israel in Washington DC, discusses the impact that social media has had (and continues to have) on diplomatic relations in the 21st century. Chiara Romano Bosch
Sixty-eight is the number of the dead in the assault launched by the Somalian Al-Shabaab terrorist organization linked to al-Qaeda, against the Westgate City Center in Nairobi last. This was announced by the local Red Cross, after the discovery of other bodies 9. The wounded are 175, as was by the Kenyan Minister of the… Read More Westgate City Center
The Turkish protests that began in May in Taksim Square are already fading out of the collective media consciousness, although their existence and endurance is far from having faded and is instead increasing in the collective consciousness of the Turkish people. I came to Istanbul in my continuous efforts to document the uprising and its… Read More Istanbul on Fire.
(Unfortunately the video is in Italian! But we put it anyway for those of you who speak the language.) Carmine Schiavone, former treasurer of the Casalesi clan talks about the system of illegal disposal of poisons, including radioactive ones, in Campania (Italy). “The poisoning began more than twenty years ago, now the situation is hopeless,… Read More The illegal disposal of poisons in Campania (Italy). Revelations from the Casalesi clan’s treasurer.