Danielle Iacovelli

About Danielle Iacovelli

Danielle is completing her Bachelor of the Arts at the University of Delaware with a degree in Three Languages - Italian, Spanish, and Russian. She is minoring in International Business and Political Science with a specialization in International Affairs. She is passionate about human rights issues, immigration, and diplomacy. Danielle is contributing to the Organization for World Peace as a correspondent in the United States of America.

Italian Students Protest Work Placements

Throughout Italy, thousands of teenage Italian school students protested their work placements. They suggest that these placements provide almost no on-the job training, and also enable employers to exploit lax laws for free labour. Student unions have been organizing the protests through social media, and have claimed that over 200,000 […]

Kneeling During The Anthem: Respecting Or Disrespecting The Foundations Of America?

The National Football League San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest-by-kneeling, which began in 2016, has recently come under intense scrutiny after President Donald Trump criticized and called for the firing of NFL players across the country that kneel, or otherwise do not participate in, the national anthem. What is […]

Catalan Voter Suppression Amid Calls For Independence

In Catalonia, Spain, the local separatist government faces one of the largest waves of voter suppression in the country’s recent history as it attempts to hold an independence referendum for the region. Police have seized up to 10 million ballots, imposed fines upon upper level Catalan officials, and temporarily arrested […]

North Korean Defectors Decrease Amid Increasing Propaganda

A new report by the Unification Ministry of South Korea shows that the number of North Korean defectors fleeing the oppressive regime to South Korea has decreased by 13%, a drastic fall from the usually high numbers reported since 2008. Consisting of mostly lower-class workers and farmers, South Korea has […]

Natural Disasters Challenge Climate Change Deniers

Climate change has been an ongoing debate in American politics, splitting sides into those who believe in the existence of human-caused climate change and those who do not, otherwise known as “climate change deniers.” Climate change deniers are considered those who believe that the changing weather patterns are caused by […]

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Public television networks and high-speed bullet trains were interrupted on August 26 as a North Korean ballistic missile flew over Hokkaido, Japan. The Japanese government sent out alerts to the citizens in Tokyo, warning the residents to take cover following the launch of the missile. The missile remained in the air […]

Construction Begins On Border Wall Between Lithuania And Kaliningrad

Construction has begun this week on a border wall between Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Announced by the Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas on January 17, 2017, the wall is planned to stand two meters high and extend 45 kilometres, the entirety of the Lithuania-Kaliningrad border.  It will stand opposite […]

Russia Warns Poland Over WWII Memorials

On July 31, 2017, the Russian government warned Poland that it will face “asymmetric consequences,” including possible sanctions and visa withdrawals, should Poland choose to remove Soviet World War II monuments. The warning comes after Poland updated its de-communization and anti-propaganda legislation last month, which now classifies the memorial of […]