Author: Benedetta Zocchi

Police Clashes With Refugees In Rome

Last week, police in Rome clashed with refugees occupying Piazza Indipendenza in defiance of an order to leave a building they had been squatting in. About 100 people were occupying the square when most of the 800 squatters were evicted from a closed office building in Via Curtatone that they had occupied

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India Declares Instant Divorce Practice Unconstitutional

Until last week, Muslim men in India had the possibility to instantaneously divorce their wife by just pronouncing the word “Talaq” three times. However, a decision by the Indian Supreme Court has now banned the practice also known as ‘Instant Divorce’ or ‘Triple Talaq,’ declaring it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s

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Venezuelan Crisis: From The Bolivarian Revolution To Western Neoliberalism

On March 30, Venezuela’s Supreme Court magistrates, aligned with Socialist President Nicolas Maduro, ruled that it would have to take-over the opposition-led Congress legislative power. The ruling effectively dissolved the elected legislature and signed the tipping point of a political and economic crisis, which has consumed the oil-rich nation since

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Famine In Yemen Is A Man-Made Disaster

In the past four years, Yemen has been engulfed in a disastrous civil conflict which not only left the country in political chaos, but also prevented the population from accessing basic resources such as food supplies and sanitation. A recent study by Oxfam has estimated that around 7 million Yemeni

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Books, Not Husbands: Fighting Child Marriage In Zimbabwe

The phenomenon of child brides is today still dramatically well-grounded in South Asia and Africa, with 700 million women alive today married as girls. Every year, 15 million girls below the age of 15 are forced by their families or their tribes to marry older men. In Zimbabwe, this habit

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