Italy must drop charges against Iuventa’s refugee rescuers, Amnesty demands — The Civil Fleet

Meanwhile, the Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking find themselves ‘in a situation that should never occur at sea’ AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL called on the Italian authorities today to drop legal proceedings against activists from refugee the Iuventa rescue ship. Between August 2016 and August 2017, the vessel’s crew saved the lives of more than 14,000 people […]Continua a leggere “Italy must drop charges against Iuventa’s refugee rescuers, Amnesty demands — The Civil Fleet”

Italy | Country Page | World | Human Rights Watch

A coalition government since September 2019 has yet to reverse measures pushed through by the former League Party interior minister under the previous government that eviscerated the country’s asylum system and formalized a “closed ports” policy to deny disembarkation in Italy of people rescued at sea. Italy cooperates with the Libyan Coast Guard to blockContinua a leggere “Italy | Country Page | World | Human Rights Watch”

Dead fascist poets society: why CasaPound are no book club

The liberal commentariat seems to be completely unable to resist the allure of the far-right. The latest example: an article on Literary Hub that portrays violent neo-fascist gang CasaPound as some sort of edgy poetry club. Not to put too fine a point on it, Daniel Swift’s piece, Hanging Out With the Italian Neo-Fascists WhoContinua a leggere “Dead fascist poets society: why CasaPound are no book club”