The Republic of Turkey: a Troubled Path from Gezi Park to the Security Council

It was the 28th of May in Istanbul, Turkey, when protests and sit-ins started to protect Gezi Park near the then-famous Taksim Square. Over the night between the 27th and the 28th the dismantlement of the park began as the basis of a plan that would eventually lead to the eradication of about 600 trees… Read More The Republic of Turkey: a Troubled Path from Gezi Park to the Security Council

The Issue of Palestine Seen Through the Eyes of a Gazawi

For the next season at the Global Oyster I will be dedicating myself to forgotten tragedies around the world. I will report on wars that are less covered by mainstream media, providing analysis on hidden violations of humanitarian law and attempting to voice different points of view by involving affected citizens, mainly young students, to… Read More The Issue of Palestine Seen Through the Eyes of a Gazawi

Modern Slavery in Italian Rural Areas: Sikh Community at Risk

Seven days a week, the weather-beaten Indian laborers work hard in the rural area in the province of Latina (near Rome, IT). In order to keep up the inhumane work-rhythm imposed by the “owners” and to not feel the pain, they need to take many times performance-enhancing drugs and pain killers. A form of doping lived… Read More Modern Slavery in Italian Rural Areas: Sikh Community at Risk

Where Is the Outrage for the Murdered and Tortured Palestinian Children?

On June 30th, 2014, the bodies of three teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar – belonging to an illegal settler community in the occupied Palestinian lands, who had gone missing since mid-June, were found murdered. As soon as their bodies were found, the Israeli state and its mouthpiece media and propaganda apparatus expressed their… Read More Where Is the Outrage for the Murdered and Tortured Palestinian Children?

#BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World

“They will be treated like slaves” announced the Boko Haram militants after the abduction of the Nigerian girls that are creating an international movement, ‘And as slaves, they will be sold to the market in the name of Allah.” At this point they could be in Chad, Cameroon, or the other side of the world.… Read More #BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World