Category: Italy

Salvatore Prinzi: The complexity of Italy’s anti-lockdown protests

Italian authorities have blamed “fringe elements” for the violence during the anti-lockdown protests, but the reality on the ground tells a different story

Romana Rubeo: Zionist War on Palestinian Festival in Rome is Ominous Sign of Things to Come

The sad truth is that, although Italy is not often associated with a ‘powerful’ pro-Israel lobby as is the case in Washington, the pro-Israel influence in Italy is just as dangerous

Loris Caruso: Memo to the Left: Winning Votes is Not ‘Selling Out’

We do not have to choose between “winning” or “bearing witness and representing.” There is no contradiction. In order to bear witness and represent, people must put themselves forward as candidates for social and political victory

Ramzy Baroud: 100 Years of Shame

Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

Francesca Melandri: A letter from Italy

An author in Rome describes her experiences of lockdown

Dario Antonelli: ‘A beautiful thing’: the African migrants getting healthy food to Italians

After years of exploitation, former fruit pickers set up a co-operative near Rome selling vegetables and yoghurt. Now they are working ‘twice as hard’ to get supplies to families under lockdown

Conn Hallinan: The Corona Virus & Immigration

How Austerity and Anti-immigrant Politics Left Italy Exposed

Nick Turse: Italy’s Coronavirus Nightmare Could Happen in U.S. Within Days or Weeks

“Right now, the major concern that I have, and that other public health experts have, is the risk of outstripping health care capacity”

Luisa Enria: Italy’s fight against Covid-19 depends on continued solidarity

Italy’s inhabitants have so far trusted the government’s emergency response, but inequality and a lack of resources threaten its effectiveness. Maintaining solidarity will be crucial going forward

Yascha Mounk: The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors

Italy now has too many coronavirus patients for each to receive adequate care. So those who are too old to have a high likelihood of recovery, or who have too low a number of “life-years” left even if they should survive, may be left to die

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