Author: Matilde Monteleone

”I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home” | Courtney Barnett

Commentary by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Armadilly We are in the middle of the second wave of this global pandemic, and more and more countries are taking the path of lockdown through some form of restriction. We are often told to “stay at home”, to prevent infections and...

Belarus and the endless battle for democracy

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on August 9th, and most likely the outcome will not come as a surprise. For 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the country undisturbed, despite strong criticism and numerous complaints from within the...

Business first: Italy and arms sales

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno If during this period of global pandemic most of the productive activity in Italy has been blocked, if not slowed down, there is instead a sector of the economy that has never stopped growing: that of arms. The Decree of...

Why COVID-19 and social discriminations are killing minorities in the US

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti At the end of March, the Governor of the State of New York defined COVID-19 as “the great equalizer”. But is that really so? Although the virus transcends national borders, not everyone is vulnerable in the same way. In particular,...

Goodbye, Bernie: what now?

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Guido Brualdi After the defeats in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and especially in Michigan and Washington, and the decisive ones in Florida (22.8%), Illinois (36.12%) and Arizona (32.9%); on April 8, Senator Bernie Sanders announced the withdrawal of his Democratic nomination...