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ALONG WITH COVID-19, RACISM IS SPREADING ACROSS THE WORLD

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the whole world is facing a major health crisis. However, this is not the only emergency we are struggling with as racism — an already existing social problem — has emerged once again and given rise to many xenophobic episodes. The attacks are taking place both in Europe and America…

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Animal care

A THREAT TO SEA AND HUMAN LIFE

THE PROBLEM OF OVERFISHING Overfishing is among the activities that threaten the existence of sea life and, consequently, contribute to climate change, endangering the condition of human life. It consists of “the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate that the species cannot replenish, resulting in those species becoming underpopulated in that area”.…

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America

AN UNFORGETTABLE YEAR IN BOLIVIA

About Universal Civil Service: Universal Civil Service aims at involving both European non-European citizens who live in Italy to remove inequality and to promote integration over the entire country. For those who want to do their Civil Service abroad, there is also the possibility to travel to another country (International Civil Service). Moreover, the young…

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A FORM OF CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the use of coercion, fraud, or deceit to recruit, move and hold people for benefit. This crime carried out everywhere in the world, is committed against men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. To persuade and manipulate their victims, traffickers often use intimidation, pretend to have (fraudulent) employment…

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SOCIAL MEDIA: RISKS AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

Nowadays, social media are part of our lives. They can be useful, entertaining, fun, informative, and educational, they offer a space to broadcast what you are and your interests, they can also help create communities: it depends on the use you make of them. Unfortunately, they have drawbacks too: they can be harmful to our…

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Africa

NZAMBI MATEE: HOW TO TURN PLASTIC WASTE INTO BUILDING PRODUCTS

The problem: plastic waste pollution With the increasing production of disposable plastic products, the Earth is faced with a major problem: plastic waste pollution. Plastic items and particles accumulate in the environment posing a serious risk to ecosystems, animals, and humans. Even though plastic was discovered to be revolutionary and convenient, indeed it has been…

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Asia

THE PANOPTIC GAZE OF CHINA

Surveillance is often praised in the name of security, but when the gaze of an authoritarian state penetrates every layer of a person’s life, reality starts to take the shape of a literary dystopia. The all-seeing surveillance system in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, however, is no fiction: with constant police patrols and high-tech cameras…

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HOT 5 E-WASTE BUSINESSES THAT ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

The world’s largest and robustly growing industry is the electronics industry. As new and faster technological innovations keep coming in, consumer demand for recent products increases. This has resulted in a shorter lifespan of devices and a thriving e-waste problem. According to Global E-Waste Monitor, consumers all around the world discard 54 million tonnes of…

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE IN DANGER ONCE AGAIN

Turkey’s announced withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, is devastating news. The Convention has been signed by 34 European countries and is widely regarded as the gold standard of international efforts to protect women and girls from the…

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FINDING YOURSELF ABROAD

Descartes: discours de la méthode I would like to begin this article by quoting a famous reflection by Descartes in Discours de la méthode (1637), which is someway related to my period of study abroad. The French philosopher claims he abandoned the study of letters to travel, as soon as his age allowed him to…

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