Gay people in Algeria : an invisible community

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Natacha Perrin In Algeria, the law can punish ‘any person guilty of an act of homosexuality’ with a prison term of two months to two years and a fine of 500 to 2,000 dinars (4 to 14 euros). Indeed, homosexuality is considered a crime, incompatible with the moral, societal […]

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Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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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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Europe : the solution which became the problem

TRANSLATION : GUÉRIC CARDET – REVISION : NATACHA PERRIN After the Maastricht Treaty, the conservative bourgeoisies of Europe were not worried. They understood that the successive treaties made it possible for them to establish their hold on the modalities and orientations regarding the construction of the European Union. The road was free at the time […]

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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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Is the Arctic the new El Dorado of black gold?

Translated by Marine El Hajji With global warming, new opportunities seem to be arising in the Arctic whether in terms of transportation – with the new sea routes opening ‘thanks to’ the ice melting, for example – or in terms of energy exploitation. In our economies that are extremely focused on productivism, oil is naturally the key resource. And […]

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Forty years of violence: is an interafghan peace possible ?

TRANSLATION BY GUÉRIC CARDET – REVISION BY NATACHA PERRIN The Afghan conflict shows the issues foreign troups have to face when they occupy a country, in spite of their technological superiority. At the moment, recent attempts at peace negotiation between American troups in place and the Taliban have given Kabul hope of a ceasefire, while […]

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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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StopCovid: An unreachable objective?

Translated by Meyriam Bouali, proofread by Charlotte Borne The government faces issues related to the tracing app mentioned by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, during his speech on 13 April, 2020. The Franco-German researchers who are responsible for developing the app, called « StopCovid », answered to some questions from thousands of Europeans on Saturday 18 April. […]

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Turkey: « zero problem with neighbours » policy during the Covid-19 pandemic

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Guéric Cardet On April 21st, Turkey had registered 90 980 Covid-19’s cases and 2 140 deaths, what ranks the country 7th worldwide in terms of confirmed cases. The domestic crisis management carried out by the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) is strongly criticised by the opposition and is considered […]

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