Indigenous Australians: the intricacies of the right to equality

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Lauren Valentine Since British colonists’ arrival over two centuries ago, life has been tough for survivors. The Indigenous Australian population has seen its living conditions radically degrading since James Cook’s arrival. The British declared Australia “Terra Nulius”, giving them full power over these defenceless people. It was only in […]

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Protests in Chile: “The Pursuit of Dignity”

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Antonia Zegers, an 18-year-old Chilean girl, speak out about her experiences. Despite being young, she has lived through a historic moment for her country: the biggest protests of the century. The entire population takes to the streets to demand better living conditions. What were the protests like? […]

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Australia: The future of the print media under threat

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Amel Attatfa On the 21st May, News Corp, one of the largest Australian conglomerates, announced the digitization of most national newspapers. Over 100 titles can now be found on the internet. This is a worrying global trend that will lead to the dismissal of hundreds of journalists. What […]

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Baby Gangs : the mafiosi youth

translated by Natacha Perrin and proofread by Guéric Cardet and Lauren Valentine “We grew up alongside criminality” says a Neapolitan. Baby gangs are the new plague of this Italian city. They consist of children and teenagers who mainly come from historical and underprivileged Naples neighbourhoods. The latter grew up in a city ruled by the […]

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Costa Rica: Legalisation of marriage for all

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne 26th May 2020, a day of celebration in Costa Rica: equal marriage is finally legal. It becomes the first country in Central America to authorise such a union. Several couples have placed rings on each other’s fingers since this law came into effect. At midnight on Monday […]

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The War on Opium

Translated by Célia Courteix and edited by Lauren Valentine Opium is a drug absorbed in many forms that wreaks havoc on the human body. In some countries, such as Mexico or Afghanistan, this drug helps the poor population that cultivates it to survive. However, the economic dependency and corruption those countries are facing prevent them […]

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Separatist rhetoric and health crisis: Spanish regional identities and their political rhetoric in the face of COVID-19

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne The current health crisis has forced the Spanish government to face up to its own limits, but it has also highlighted the weaknesses in the nation’s political and administrative cohesion. Spain is a country with an extremely decentralised governance system, based on the strong political independence of […]

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Treedom: 10 years of commitment for the environment

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Lauren Valentine In 2010, Treedom was brought to the market in Florence with an ambitious project: selling real trees from a distance, allowing the buyer to keep track of their development. Ten years later, what are the results and the prospects? ”It was during the years when Facebook’s […]

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History, fantasies and realities: who truly are the Mormons?

Translated by Meyriam Bouali, proofread by Natacha Perrin The Mormon movement – officially called as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -Widely unknown in Europe, is now the 4th Church in the United States. Let’s relate its movement history and analyze its challenges, through the genesis of its emergence and the setting of […]

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Corona bonds: will the European division be overcome?

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Lauren Valentine While solidarity within countries is spreading to overcome the slump of quarantine, it remains difficult to notice it between the members of the European Union. Will Corona bonds be the solution? “Europe will not be made all at once, nor according to a single, general plan. It […]

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