All Articles on Italy

In response to the influx, politicians in Italy and across Europe have expressed concern about the number of migrants and refugees. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
When Politicians Turn Immigration Into a 'Crisis,' Entire Societies Suffer
A look at Sicily, where political restrictions on immigration are taking their toll on local residents as well as immigrants.
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AC Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma walks in St. Mark square on November 16, 2019 in Venice, three days after the city suffered the highest tide in 50 years. - Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide on November 15, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage. (Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Venice Is Flooded—A Look at Our Coastal Future
It might look likes the city—world famous for its canal streets—is sinking. But that is not what's happening.
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The Venice city council chambers flooded Wednesday evening after a vote on the climate crisis. News
'Mother Nature Does a Mic Drop': Venice City Council Chamber Floods Minutes After Members Vote Down Climate Crisis Amendment
"From the 'you can't make this stuff up' department."
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Declaring State of Emergency, Venice Mayor Blames Climate Crisis for Historic Flooding
"This is not just 'bad weather,' this is a climate emergency."
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Pia Klemp Is the Hero the World Desperately Needs Right Now
It is more important than ever to find meaningful ways to celebrate people like her who refuse to be intimidated by the rise of xenophobia across the Western world
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. News
'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
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 U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a meeting in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump took questions on trade with China, Iran and other topics. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Trump's Brand of Fascism Is Distinct But No Less Dangerous Than Last Century's Fascism
While there are indeed substantial differences between the fascism of the past and what we see today, the general historical trajectory will inevitably remain the same
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. Views
The American dark money behind Europe's far right
From Britain to Hungary to Italy, the far right is on the rise. openDemocracy investigations over the past year have revealed the vital role of US Christian conservatives
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Judge Releases German Rescue Ship Captain, Saying Carola Rackete Was Fulfilling 'Her Duty to Protect Life'
"A big win for solidarity with all people on the move...and against the criminalization of helpers."
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'Saving Lives Is Not a Crime': Captain of Refugee Rescue Ship Arrested in Italy, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison
"This is clearly one of those examples when legality is a matter of power, and not a matter of justice. She should've been welcomed with honors."
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