Single women adopting children in Italy becomes national news
A woman made headlines in Italy this week when a Naples court allowed her to adopt an 11-year-old Belarusian girl despite not being married.
19 Mar 2018
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
The Italian right and immigration doublespeak
The members of Italy's nationalist League Party maintain they are not against immigration, and only oppose illegal migrants. But their language and voting patterns tell another story.
9 Mar 2018
Italy after the elections -- what do we know so far?
The answer is -- little more than before the vote. The March 4 general elections left the country with no clear winners and no potential government. Voters refused to back ex-PMs Berlusconi and Renzi, opting for anti-establishment parties instead.
8 Mar 2018
Convicted pedophile priest could be reinstated in Italy
An Italian priest who served 6 years in prison for child molestation could soon be saying mass again after the Catholic Church found him innocent of the same charges.
2 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
(Online) power to the people: Europe and the U.N. want to take back the internet
Europe and the United Nations have launched complementary projects aimed at reclaiming the internet’s early promise of a fair, open and democratic global communications platform -- and they’re seeking your input.
26 Feb 2018
Child marriages can happen in Europe
Every year, 15 million girls worldwide are forced to marry before they are 18 years old. The issue is encroaching on Italian society, mostly due to migration flows.
22 Feb 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
Neo-fascists in Italy emboldened by public shooting of immigrants
A man who wounded six African immigrants in a drive-by shooting spree in Italy last weekend has become a hero to neo-fascists, who are paying his legal expenses and praising him online and in public.
12 Feb 2018
The media's responsibility in the rise of fascism
On February 3, a fascist attacker injured 6 people of African origin in Macerata, a small town in central Italy. The media are partially responsible for this crime.
8 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
Italian politician wants to protect the white race
On January 15 an Italian politician, a candidate for regional elections in Lombardy, stated that "the white race is at risk". He has been criticized, but the controversy could ultimately help his election campaign.
23 Jan 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
Italy emerges as a player in the arms trade
Arms manufacturing grew in 2016 for the first time in five years. American and British industries lead in the production of weapons, but Italy also has a share of the death market.
11 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
Living will -- Catholic Church fights against Italy’s
Finally, Italians are allowed to write a living will, in which they specify what actions should be taken in regard to their health if they can no longer decide for themselves. Yet, the Catholic Church will not let it go without a battle.
21 Dec 2017
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