Monday, October 25, 2021

Tag: Italy

Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon

Venice will no longer allow large cruise ships from entering the Basin of San Marco, the Canal of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal.

How austerity and anti-immigrant politics left Italy exposed

Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?

Roman chef feeds the homeless in a lifelong mission to help...

Dino Impagilazzo's mission is now made up of 300 volunteers who cook and serve hot meals near train stations and in St. Peter's Square to help feed the growing number of homeless people in Rome.

Italian mayor blames Venice flooding on climate change

Venice saw the highest tide in 50 years on Tuesday night threatening many monuments throughout the historic city putting it in a...

Italy’s public schools add mandatory climate crisis courses to curriculum

This move puts Italy at the forefront of environmental education.

Amid tensions, Italians set to go to the polls

The national election scheduled for March 4 could see a breakthrough moment for the country’s new right, but fear and anger are building up.

VIDEO: Artist Emily Jacir Brings the Palestinian Experience to the Venice...

As the most prestigious international biennial art exhibition in the world takes place in Italy, Democracy Now speaks with one of the most celebrated Palestinian artists, Emily Jacir, who joins the Venice Biennale.

VIDEO: Art and Protests at the Venice Biennale Highlight Labor Conditions,...

Democracy Now is broadcasting from the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition, where this year's theme, "All the World’s Futures," has not been without controversy.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

99.9% of scientists agree on human-caused climate change

“Our study helps confirm that there is no remaining scientific uncertainty about the urgency and gravity of this task.”