New book: Citizen Activism and Mediterranean Identity

My new book has been released in January 2017. It is entitled “Citizen Activism and Mediterranean Identity – Beyond Eurocentrism” and is published by Palgrave Macmillan, part of the Springer group. You can order it here: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319459608 The book explores the commonalities between the struggles of the last years around the Mediterranean and tries to find the cultural roots of this…

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Fuck Humanity!

Fuck Humanity. [Signed] Aleppo, April 28, 2016. This is what someone wrote on a wall of Aleppo while the recent bombing campaign of al-Asad’s regime was going on without hesitations, with the backing of Russia, after having buried the ceasefire and started doing what they have always wished to do: annihilate people to win territory.…

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Oh Filmmaking, Save Us!

The Universal Forum of Cultures, a major cultural happening organized by UNESCO and intended to take place every three years in a different city, was supposed to be the cherry on the cake of Naples’ internationalization policy, and occur in 2013. In 2011, the well-known songwriter Roberto Vecchioni was named Universal Forum of Cultures’s president.…

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