It has been a year since the Italian anti-ISIS fighter Maria Edgarda ‘Eddi’ Marcucci was sentenced to government ‘special surveillance’ – with a law unused since the Mussolini era. Continue reading From the frontlines against ISIS to ‘special surveillance’ by the Italian government: Eddi Marcucci’s extraordinary journey revealed
For most of us, the coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life, even putting our livelihoods at risk. Continue reading Gentrification in a pandemic: How coronavirus is transforming American cities
You’d be forgiven for thinking Joe Biden’s vaccine policy was borne of America’s historical advocacy of isolationism. Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic will only end when the whole world is vaccinated – not just rich nations
Historically, France had largely been a pro-vaccine country. The famous work of French microbiologist and chemist Louis Pasteur contributed to the historic national pride of the country. Continue reading Why are so many French people rejecting the coronavirus vaccine?
YPJ International Brigade fighter Eddi Marcucci recalls how the fighting in Syria helped her see through the capitalism myth and the emotional struggles of living through war. Continue reading ‘I was already a feminist, but the YPJ gave me the tools to survive as a woman’: Exclusive look at Eddi Marcucci’s journey from Italy to Syria
The Italian anti-ISIS fighter Eddi Marcucci describes her time in Rojava, Syria in 2017 with the Kurdish women’s defence unit Continue reading ‘I didn’t go to Rojava just because I’m a good person who wanted to help the Kurds. I wanted to live in a world of women’: Eddi Marcucci’s remarkable story on the YPJ frontline revealed
In recent years, misinformation has seen an alarming rise online, festering to an appreciative minority. 2020 has been no different. Continue reading ‘Misinformation isn’t going to go away on its own’: Fake News in the era of Trump and Covid
The new vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech promises 90 per cent effectiveness, but logistical challenges could impede a rollout in many nations. Continue reading Covid-19: Logistical and political challenges could impede vaccine rollout
DONALD Trump’s strategy of signalling to the conspiratorial right has allowed a worrying infiltration of the Republican party by radical ‘truthers’ – one that will remain long after he vacates the White House. Continue reading Donald Trump may lose the White House – but his enabling of QAnon has left a worrying legacy
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, head of PSOE, the Spanish socialists, and in coalition with anti-austerity party Podemos since January, has been taking increasingly ambitious steps in the direction of righting the balance. Continue reading Spain is finally facing up to its contentious past, but has the reckoning come at the wrong time?