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
Atheists' rights violated in Italy
Italy is among the 85 countries in the world where atheists and agnostics suffer serious violations of their rights. While apostasy and blasphemy are not punishable by death, the picture is still disheartening.
7 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
Ex-Muslims feel betrayed by the left
In Europe, the debate about Islam is too shallow -- perpetually polarized between those who want to build walls around a Christian Europe and those who automatically deem any criticism of Islam to be "right-wing".
23 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
When news becomes a new form of fiction
The phenomena of fake news is moving out of the digital arena and into real life where misguided reactions have deep social consequences.
9 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
Tackling the educational monopoly of the Catholic church
The Basic Christian Community of Italy declared that it is "incongruous and anti-historical" for the Italian Bishops' Conference to monopolize religious instruction in schools.
27 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
story of Italy’s biggest steel mill
The setting: Ilva di Taranto, Europe's largest steel mill. The characters: the mill owners and workers protesting layoffs. The supporting roles: the environment and public health.
13 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
Is Airbnb turning Venice into a Disneyland lagoon?
The rise of mass tourism, mostly brought on by the low-cost holiday boom (read: Airbnb), is changing the face of many Italian cities. City centers laden with priceless art and historical monuments risk being reduced to tourist exhibitions.
28 Sep 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