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The British Parliament Home affairs select committee called for a hardship fund to be set up by the government in order to help victims of the Windrush scandal who have fallen into financial difficulties.
“Members of the Windrush generation, who arrived in the UK from 1948, as well as their children, have been wrongly targeted and in some cases left destitute by Theresa May’s “hostile environment” policies, which require employers, NHS staff, private landlords and other bodies to ...
After the Hungarian leader Viktor Orban won a landslide victory at the elections on Sunday, many international media commented on his anti-immigration rhetoric, his image of “Europe’s bad boy” and the challenges that his nationalistic policy poses to the EU liberal values.
The anti-migrant and refugees narrative has been pushed all over Europe proving to be a successful tool for the right and far-right movements. In Hungary, many media outlets supported the anti-immigration ...
Social media had played a big role in the success of Alternative for Germany (AfD), a far-right party that won 13% in elections in September 2017. AfD also had an assistance of Harris Media, a Texas-based advertising agency whose clients include the British party UKIP and Donald Trump.
Their work could be recognised in an advertising campaign featuring an image of bloody tire tracks crisscrossing European cities, from Berlin to Manchester and Barcelona saying “The tracks left....
The anti-migration and racist politics of the Italian Right, repeatedly echoed by the media, has paid off in the March elections. After a particularly toxic electoral campaign, far-right parties such as Matteo Salvini’s League (Lega) and Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’ Italia) managed to collect more than 20% of the votes.
The campaign was dominated by fearmongering and attacks against migrants, scapegoats of Italy’s economic problems. A social media analysis by...
Does Italy have a hate problem? Looking at recent political developments and the growing anti-migrant feeling amongst the general population and the media, it might appear so.
Italy’s position on the frontline of the ongoing humanitarian disaster facing migrants and refugees trying to reach the safety of Europe via southern Italy - of the 171,635 migrants and refugees that arrived in Europe by sea in 2017, just under 70 per cent landed in Italy according to the International Organization of Migration.......
Think Disney can't get dirty? Think again! Black Panther is a masterpiece of innovation and creativity, with tons of sociopolitical flavours, plus challenging a long-established orthodoxy in the superhero world! In cinemas Tuesday
Fifty-two years after his first appearance on the pages of the Marvel Comics Fantastic Four, T’ Challa the Black Panther and King of Wakanda, the Afro-futurist North-East African country in the Marvel Universe, has finally been honoured with his standalone Marvel St movie (the 18th superhero instalment in the American franchise owned by Disney, and part of Phase 3).
As Italian voters prepare to go to the polls on 4 March, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s controversial former prime minister, is making a stunning comeback on the country’s political scene.
Following the fall of his cabinet in 2011 and a conviction for tax fraud in 2013 (which banned him from public office for six years), Berlusconi stepped away from the spotlight of Italian politics.
However, his 2014 electoral and constitutional reform deal with Matteo Renzi, the former Italian prime minister an...
The Polish ultra-right protestors made global headlines last November when they marched through Warshaw calling for “White Europe”, “Pure Poland” and “Refugees, get out!”.
Not long afterwards, the ruling Law and Justice party proposed a controversial Holocaust law that forbids “Polish death camps” or suggesting “publicly and against the facts” that the Polish nation or state was complicit in Nazi Germany’s crimes.
The “Me Too” movement has led to a change in the media approach towards sexual harassment allegations against men in a position of power, but it has also exposed the lack or a different standard of representation of black women who have denounced sexual harassment.
While the #MeToo hashtag was launched on Twitter in October 2017 by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the actual movement was founded back in 2006 by a black activist Tarana Burke.
In the current human rights crisis, migrants and refugees are not only victims of wars, wrong policies, smugglers’ greed, but often they are attacked, accused and discriminated by some media, mostly tabloids and right-wing publications. On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has looked closely on the situation in Italy where, as Father Abba Mussie Zerai pointed out, it is possible to find different samples of the ‘new normal’ racist rhetori...
Nel 2015 il governo Merkel aveva scelto di aprire i confini a dispetto, accogliendo sul territorio tedesco un milione di richiedenti asilo, in prevalenza siriani, indipendentemente dal principio del paese di primo ingresso previsto dal regolamento di Dublino (regolamento per il quale in comincia adesso un percorso di modifica). Se questa apertura – per quanto non lineare e ancora oggi controversa – era stata apprezzata in Europa perché in contrasto con gli egoismi nazionali di altri paesi dell’Unione, in un parte dell’elettorato tedesco si stava creando una crescente ostilità verso migranti e
I negoziati fra Gran Bretagna e Ue sulle condizioni del "divorzio" di Brexit sono in fase di stallo, e i cittadini Ue su suolo britannico sentono che i loro diritti sono in pericolo. Il 13 settembre hanno tenuto una giornata di manifestazione a Londra. Angelo Boccato ci è stato per noi, e alla vigilia della ripresa dei negoziati il 25 settembre ci spiega qual è la situazione.
I diritti dei cittadini Ue al centro dello stallo dei negoziati
Il negoziato in corso fra Ue e Regno Unito sulla Brexi...
376 giorni fa i cittadini e le cittadine del Regno Unito votarono a favore della uscita britannica dalla Unione Europea, a seguito di una campagna referendaria con mantra quali il famoso hashtag #takebackcontrol e la possibilità per il Paese di poter recuperare la sua ‘sovranità’ e chiudere le porte a rifugiati , migranti e non di meno, per terminare la libertà di movimento dei cittadini della Unione Europea.
L’ esito delle elezioni dell’ 8 Giugno , con la perdita della maggioranza per i Tori...
On 20 May 2017 an estimated 100,000 people walked through the streets of Milan for one of the biggest anti-racism and pro-immigration rallies in Italian history. The event, dubbed ‘20 May. Without borders’, was organised by the progressive left-wing City Council (led by the Democratic Party) and Pierfrancesco Majorino, who heads the council’s social policy department, and was inspired by the massive pro-refugee march that took place in Barcelona on 18 February 2017.
As well as showing support for refugees, the demonstration was also held to protest punitive new Minniti-Orlando Law which will
After the general elections have resulted once again in a “hung parliament”, like in 2010, what can we expect from asylum policies in the UK? Angelo Boccato has been looking into data and talking to organizations and refugees.
The ‘hung Parliament’ situation in the UK cost the Tories 30 seats, and it also denied PM Theresa May the landslide majority she expected in order to lead UK-EU Brexit negotiations towards the “Hard Brexit” formula she launched at Lancaster House back in January.