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Referendum in Catalogna: quale indipendenza, quale futuro?

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Lluís Companys, il leader politico che dichiarò l’indipendenza della Catalogna dalla Spagna, venne fucilato nella fortezza di Montjuic a Barcellona dal governo di Francisco Franco che dichiarò la Catalogna “una regione nemica” e mise fuori legge la lingua catalana. Anche se l’oppressione è finita quarant’anni fa con il ritorno della democrazia e la riconquista di…

Syria, a land of death

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In recent years, Syria has come under the attack of anti-governmental conflict. The ongoing Syrian civil war has witnessed the most deadliest conflict in this Century. The clashes started in March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa. Nowadays, there are many different coalitions fighting on the ground: on one side, there is President Bashar…

Russia interferes in west elections

America’s three major TV networks broadcast live coverage of the hearing, which earned comparisons with Watergate. Former FBI director James B. Comey answered questions from senators about his interactions with President Trump. During more than two hours of testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believed Trump had directed him to drop an FBI…

Today, We Are All Europeans

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‘April is the cruelest month’ is the first line of T S Eliot’s 1922 poem The Waste Land – his searing indictment of the global desolation that followed the end of World War I. April 2017 shows every sign of following in its path. On Easter Sunday, Turkey voted by a narrow majority (51%) to…

The New Ottoman Empire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current president of Turkey, began his political career in the ’70s. He founded the Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP) party, of Sunni Islamic inspiration, and held the position of mayor of Istanbul. Conservative since the very beginning, in 1998 he was arrested for inciting religious hatred. In 2003 he became prime…

Why has Trump attacked Syria?

Trump has decided to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles from two US aircraft carriers off the coast of the Mediterranean to strike the Syrian military base of Al Shayrat. The reason for this is the reaction to the massacre of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria, where last Tuesday more than 80 people, including 28 children, were…

Perchè Trump attacca la Siria

Trump decide di lanciare 59 missili Tomahawk da due portaerei statunitensi al largo del Mediterraneo per colpire la base militare siriana di Al Shayrat. Il motivo è una reazione per la strage di Khan Sheikhoun ad Idlib in Siria in cui martedì scorso sono morte più di 80 persone, fra cui 28 bambini intossicate da…