An anti-fascist teacher risks dismissal in Italy
Lavinia Flavia Cassaro, a teacher who insulted the policemen deployed to defend the meeting of the neo-fascist party CasaPound, is now in danger of being fired.
16 Mar 2018
Will this weekend's elections make room for the new left?
General election will be held in Italy this Sunday. Among the old protagonists of Italian politics (including the immortal Berlusconi) and the neo-fascists, a new force has emerged -- Power To the People, a left-wing movement led by a woman.
1 Mar 2018
Is it ok to talk about the hijab?
The Egyptian Museum in Turin has recently launched a campaign aimed at attracting Arab-speaking citizens. They chose to illustrate it with a photograph of a woman wearing a hijab. But does Arab always equal Muslim?
16 Feb 2018
When the state deals with the mafia
In 2013, a trial against politicians accused of having dealings with the Mafia began. After 4 years and 8 months, 210 hearings and countless documents, the proceedings are about to come to an end.
1 Feb 2018
Italy debates if sexual harassment is a question of morality or power
The notorious open letter of French women published in Le Monde relaunched the #MeToo debate in Italy. Sadly, we are witnessing an attempt to reduce the discussion on harassment to a moralistic issue.
19 Jan 2018
Church “conscientiously objects” to dignified death
Last December, Italy took an important step towards facilitating dignified death -- it allowed citizens to write a living will. However, the Catholic Church is doing all it can to hinder it under the label of conscientious objection.
4 Jan 2018
Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group
Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
14 Dec 2017
women have a plan to end gender-based violence
A notorious Italian feminists group is sick of hearing that violence against women is a private matter or a one-time mistake. To them, the phenomenon is deeply rooted in our culture. They are planning a global women's strike.
30 Nov 2017
Has The Independent become a part of Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy?
Solving the problem of abuse by appealing to the Quran which, like the Bible, is an openly misogynist text, seems surreal. But when a newspaper with a long liberal tradition like The Independent supports such a claim, it becomes a problem.
14 Nov 2017
The farce of Italy's regional referendum
On October 22, an autonomy referendum was held in the rich Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto: a true farce endorsed by all political parties that cost tax payers over 60 million EUR.
31 Oct 2017
Weinstein debates are confusing judgement with law breaking
One of Harvey Weinstein's victims is Asia Argento, an Italian who has suffered unacceptable attacks of victim blaming in our country. But this level of discussion is incorrect: this is a matter of rights, not morals.
17 Oct 2017
The anti-vaccination movement demonstrates alarming level of social distrust
Advocates of "freedom of choice" refer to alleged "vaccine damage", which has never been scientifically proven. But mistrust in the "system" is such that it is not enough to appeal to logic and common sense.
5 Oct 2017
Death in Venice? Not if it's euthanasia
While Belgium is even discussing euthanasia for severely handicapped children, Italy is likely to remain, even on this, on the dark side of Europe.
25 Sep 2017