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GDP & POLITICS: Are We Measuring Actual Progress?

by Giacomo Di Capua During the Second World War, the British economist John Maynard Keynes developed the modern definition of Gross Domestic Product, as: «the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.» With this index, Keynes aimed at measuring and assessing Britain’s capacity for mobilization and conflict. TheContinue reading “GDP & POLITICS: Are We Measuring Actual Progress?”

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The “Julian Assange” Dilemma: criminal or champion of justice?

by Aurora Ceccotti On Tuesday, November 18th, the Assange rape investigation was dropped. The co-founder of Wikileaks, however, still has to face 18 charges from the USA. He is, for instance, accused to have leaked thousands of classified documents and having broken into a Pentagon computer. The figure of Assange is incredibly controversial: on oneContinue reading “The “Julian Assange” Dilemma: criminal or champion of justice?”

ITALY & FASCISM: the Complicity of infinite Political Bargaining 🇮🇹

by Milena Di Nenno 98 were the abstentions in the Italian Parliament for the vote on the motion to establish a commission against hate, racism, and antisemitism. 200 is the average antisemitic and hateful messages that who proposed this commission receives daily. 2 are the body guards who have been assigned to protect this person.Continue reading “ITALY & FASCISM: the Complicity of infinite Political Bargaining 🇮🇹”

THE 9th OF NOVEMBER: one date, multiple meanings for Germany’s history 🇩🇪

by Marta Moretti Not only the anniversary of the end of a 40 years separation, but also the 1938’s Night of broken glass echoing the progrom against Jewish carried out by Nazism. A red rose was laid down by chancellor Angela Merkel on the Wall memorial at Bernauer Straße, urging European leader sto “stand upContinue reading “THE 9th OF NOVEMBER: one date, multiple meanings for Germany’s history 🇩🇪”

LEBANESE REVOLUTION: a Worldwide Struggle for Justice and Equality 🇱🇧

by Aurora Ceccotti The WhatsApp tax that initiated what Al-Jazeera defines as a #revolution is just the tip of the iceberg. After years of dereliction of duty by the government and economic mismanagement, Lebanese people are demonstrating side by side, regardless cultural or religious differences, with common goals, such as, but not limited to anContinue reading “LEBANESE REVOLUTION: a Worldwide Struggle for Justice and Equality 🇱🇧”

SYRIAN CONFLICT: Donald Trump and the Turkish Sanctions Case

by Giacomo Di Capua Regardless of a steady advance of joint Turkish and Russian forces into Northern Syria, US President Donald J. #Trump yesterday lifted all sanctions against Turkey, previously imposed to condemn Recep Tayyp #Erdogan’s military aggression in the past weeks. On the other side of the conflict, Russian intelligence adamantly plans on increasingContinue reading “SYRIAN CONFLICT: Donald Trump and the Turkish Sanctions Case”