In the middle of downtown Rome, in the fashionable and tourist-filled Trastevere neighborhood, sits the Cinema America. The audacious lettering of its original 1950s awning hails the theater as being from another time—it is a reminder of the age before multiplexes and DVD rentals, when going to a movie was itself a big event, a social happening, like a night at the opera.
Media bias has been at play in reporting the No-TAV struggle for some time now, perhaps since the very beginning. Reports encourage people to take a particular view in favour of the TAV project, with no alternatives countenanced. La Stampa (the Turin-based newspaper which covers Piedmont including the Susa Valley, owned by FIAT SpA) is overtly hostile to any opposition.
Halima is a young Italian/Moroccan woman who is carrying out a research on the perception of violence in Moroccan women in Italy. She comes in contact with women who are victims of violence by their own partner as well as of work exploitation.
How Italians are keeping priceless artefacts out of private hands As the recession bites, state funding for Italy's museums and galleries has disappeared, and Italians are coming up with inventive forms of common ownership, to challenge power from the bottom up. - New Statesman
" "Italians are decent people". It was this idea that drew me to Italy as the subject for my new book. It ran counter to the experiences of my grandfather and his generation, who fought against the Fascist invasion of Ethiopia and endured a five-year Italian occupation. That contradiction took me to Rome, where I lived for an extended time, and where I researched Italy's colonial-era archives." - Italy's racism is embedded - by Maaza Mengiste