Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Stefano Portelli. Stefano is a cultural anthropologist with a doctorate in Urban Studies, his primary fieldsites are a barrio of Barcelona and the Ostia neighborhood of Rome, where the issue of mafia is crucial. Starting September 2017, he will be a Marie-Curie fellow for Leicester University’s Department of Geography.
Black flags from Rome: Mafia and Isis, as before Mafia and Al Qaeda
by Stefano Portelli
Voting under way in the Netherlands as the prime minister, Mark Rutte, seeks to halt domino effect of ‘wrong sort of populism’
Dutch voters are going to the polls in the first of three key European votes this year in which populist parties, heartened by Britain’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s US victory, are seeking electoral breakthroughs.
As the Netherlands goes to the polls for its most controversial elections in decades, few would have expected this multicultural city to be hitting the headlines because of protest and unrest – yet that is exactly what is happening
“Police were beating men and women with bats,” Jessy De Abreu says. “They hit people in the face. Hair was pulled out, dreadlocks were pulled out.”