The Mediterranean Odyssey: is the new EU bill going to be approved?

What happened in the past couple years in the Mediterranean is not going to easily end. Thousands of people, trying to seek for a better life, a better chance, are getting on those boats, trying to cross what now can be called the Sea of Death.

In the past month, another tragedy stained those water with blood, blood of human beings who have been exploited, mistreated and robbed by those who are seen as life saviours by mistake. Those smugglers who have nothing to lose, who take people from the poorest parts of Africa, ask them all the money they earned in their lifetime for the journey of fortune, which might turn into a nightmare once they start sailing. Continue reading

The Italian Exodus: the faucet that won’t stop spilling water

It is no surprise that Italy has been having a long and rich immigration history, especially since the year of the unification, 1861. What surprises people the most, though, is the fact that this phenomenon has been going on for a long time and it is hardly going to stop any time soon.
But is the government doing something to prevent such a hemorrhage? Are there any ways to try to stop the growing numbers of Italians who, after more than 150 years, are still leaving their country to find a better life or a job?
Sadly the answer is not going to be very positive.

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Language racism towards immigrants? No, thank you.

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Recently, this image started roaming around the internet, especially facebook, and it started to cause a lot of discussions about the fact that any foreign person speaking a language which is not the country’s official one should adapt to the local customs and culture, and speak the local language, especially if we talk¬†about residents. This article will not, in fact, consider the great number of tourists who temporarily visit other parts of the world.

Why are foreign people looked at with such annoyance? Why when someone hears a person speaking another language they immediately start making judgments about it?  Continue reading