Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Italy

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 dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”