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Among the last standing No Tav activists

“Tav” stands for “high speed railway”, and here lies the first – intended – misunderstanding. The Tav actually has little to do with high speed, but rather with high capacity, in terms of freight trains. The idea for this construction, which comprises of a 57 km long tunnel between France …

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Citizenship for immigrants’ children? Or not?

Something is changing in Italy, finally. Up to now, Italian citizenship has been given based on the “ius sanguinis” rather than the “ius soli”, meaning that a descendant of an Italian who has never lived in Italy can apply for citizenship, while if you’re born in Italy, but from foreign …

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What do you think of Marino? Voxpop in Termini

“He’s like one of those football players who didn’t touch a ball. You can’t judge him because he did too little”. Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, recently resigned, amidst rumors of over-spending for his most recent trip to the USA, where he reportedly used the Municipality’s credit card for personal …

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Igiaba and Termini’s hidden colonialism

Who knows what that obelisk is about? Anybody has an idea why the square in front of Termini is called like that? Igiaba Scego unveils a bit of history about it. Igiaba Scego is an Italian author or Somali origin. She wrote, among others, “Denied Rome” and “Adua”, where Termini …

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