The Power and Privilege Issue

How a Young Cameroonian Sparked a Revolt Against Migrant Exploitation in Italy

At 26, Yvan Sagnet organized the “Nardò uprising,” a two-month strike held by migrant workers which led to the trial of 12 people for slavery and the first anti-gang-master law in the country.
Leonardo Bianchi
11.1.18
Open Water

The City of Milan Will Pay You 350 Euros to Host a Refugee

Families will get a monthly subsidy for hosting asylum seekers and refugees. Right-wingers are mad about it, and the government warns would-be hosts that it's not an easy job.
Leonardo Bianchi
1.5.16
Stuff

Infiltrating Drug Cartels Made Me Lose My Faith in Police and the State

Gianfranco Franciosi spent six years helping the Italian police catch international drug traffickers. Now he's broke and scared for his life.
Leonardo Bianchi
10.12.15
Stuff

A Guide to Italy's Young Instagram Fascists

Yes, #fascistlove exists.
Leonardo Bianchi
4.15.15
News

Come dall'eversione nera si è arrivati alla Mafia Capitale

L'inchiesta Mondo di Mezzo è anche la foto di famiglia del neofascismo romano. Ne abbiamo parlato con il giornalista Guido Caldiron, che ha studiato a lungo l'estrema destra.
Leonardo Bianchi
12.9.14
News

An Italian Man Got Arrested for Dressing as a Nazi to Mock Homophobes

He talked to us about how he got himself into this mess.
Leonardo Bianchi
10.8.14
Europe

Italy Is Getting Fed Up with American Soldiers

The impact of the US military bases on the Italian city of Vicenza is not just financial or environmental — it’s also social.
Leonardo Bianchi
8.3.14
News

The World Cup Is Like Fashion Week for Brazil's Security Industry

I spoke to Professor Anna Feigenbaum about riot-control style through the ages and how "non-lethal" weapons manufacturers use opportunities like the World Cup protests to showcase their best gear.
Leonardo Bianchi
7.2.14
Health

Italy's False 'Ebola Outbreak' Is Spread by Racists and Conspiracy Nuts

The Ebola virus has not reached Italy from Guinea. That hasn't stopped anti-immigration groups and conspiracy theorists claiming otherwise.
Leonardo Bianchi
4.29.14
News

The Italian 'Ebola Outbreak' Is Just a Chance for Racists to Be Racist

Ebola has erupted in Guinea, providing the perfect fodder for a flood of panicked social media missives and angry conspiracy theories on nativist European websites.
Leonardo Bianchi
4.29.14
AUSTERITY

In Photos: The Battle Against Austerity Hits Rome

Even with PM Renzi taking the reins, nothing has changed according to protesters — one of the underlying reasons of discontent.
Leonardo Bianchi
4.14.14
News

A 'Blue Bloc' Stormed the Streets of Rome This Weekend

This past Saturday, an array of parties and political groups belonging to Italy's far left paraded angrily through the streets of Rome. They'd gathered to protest what they feel are destabilizing austerity measures brought in by the new coalition...
Leonardo Bianchi
4.14.14
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