What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy

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

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

A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to 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”

Cold War Gas?

“Europe has decided to play a role among the big players of the world, while not being energy-independent, but this is not good” said the CEO of ENI (National Hydrocarbons Energy), Paolo Scaroni, “political independence coincides with energy” and it has to be said that the EU, in this field, still has a long way to… Read More Cold War Gas?

Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

After two weeks from the burst of the epidemic, the Ebola virus has hit Guinea’s population severely, with already 151 cases registered since 7th April, including 95 deaths. 67 of them have been confirmed and 20 cases took place in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. In Liberia there have been 23 suspected cases; seven died and five were… Read More Ebola Virus Is Spreading in Africa and Frightening Southern Europe

The Political Winds of Our Time, They Are A-Changin’

The world is changing – with superpowers stacking the decks against each other, the issue of Crimea and the annexation thereof to Russia has escalated from a geopolitical crisis to a situation of which the consequences threaten to entirely change the political climate we have become accustomed too since the end of the Cold War.… Read More The Political Winds of Our Time, They Are A-Changin’

Ready for Another Breath of Fresh Nationalistic Air? All Made in Italy

  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