Over 30.000 people displaced between August and October in the Centre of Italy due to several earthquakes, whose tremors are still threatening the life of its inhabitants. Experts asserted October 30th quake has been the strongest in 35 years, registering a 6.6 on the Richter scale. One is man-made, the other is an uncontrollable –… Read More What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy
As European Parliament elections draw near and political candidates go wild online – and on paper – with very direct electoral campaigns. As I am writing my thesis on immigration, asylum policy and trends in Italy, I could not help sharing this video-campaign with you. Angelo Ciocca presented his candidacy at the EP elections representing the… Read More A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”
No doubt about it: she is the virtual winner of the first round of the municipal elections in France. Marine Le Pen, empress of the extreme right of her country, is on a rise. She became the leader of the movement in January 2011 and took advantage of the lack of confidence and trust of… Read More Le Pen and Nationalism on a Rise
Another political anti-immigration campaign by the Northern League for The Global Oyster’s fans, who, by now, should know what the Northern League is. For the new arrivals, or simply for those who don’t know, the Northern League is a centre-right Italian political party, that strives for nationalistic and anti-immigration policies and reveals federalist strategies… Read More Ready for Another Breath of Fresh Nationalistic Air? All Made in Italy
For decades now, the tiny island of Lampedusa (Italy), a little over one-hundred kilometers from Tunisia and nearly twice that distance from the Italian coast, has been a primary destination for (mostly) African migrants attempting to reach the European Union and the rest of the European continent. With little baggage other than their hopes, they… Read More Lampedusa, our collective atrocity.
A new wave of immigrants disembarked on the coast of Sicily and Calabria (South of Italy) throughout the month of August in inhumane conditions and after a blunt rejection from the Mediterranean neighbour, Malta. 600 immigrants only on 15 August between Sicily and Calabria, including 106 people saved offshore 90 miles south of Lampedusa, and… Read More Italy faces another wave of immigrants, emergency or not emergency?