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Global Rights International Magazine Issue #7

Getting rights back into labour. Only together we can
Susanna Camusso, Secretary general of CGIL

History’s forgotten lessons
Sergio Segio, coordinator of the Report

An elusive economic growth

Social hate in the society of exclusion

A moving world demand global rights

The Planet painful obsolescence

Changing is possible. Nets and practices from below

Interview with Luigi Ciotti
by Sergio Segio

Interview with Mark Akkerman
by Orsola Casagrande

Interview with fausto durante
by Alberto Zoratti

Interview with Alfredo Alietti
by Susanna Ronconi

Interview with Vladimiro Giacché
by Massimo Franchi


The Report on Global Rights is a publication on processes related to globalization that has been published annually since 2003. The report is devised and elaborated by the association Socitetà INformazione Onlus, which edits the volume, published by Ediesse. It is promoted by the largest Italian trade union, the CGIL (Italian General Confederation of Labor) with the support of major associations, Italian and not, engaged at various levels on the issues discussed in the Report. It is a unique publication at international level, which proposes an in-depth analysis of both economic and financial processes, as well as political, social and environmental processes developing in the world, with particular attention to their interdependence and to the problems deriving from them in relation to the labour world and the governance, as well as to human, social and political rights, and the impact with the issues in the world geopolitical framework and its conflicts, of environmental issues on a national and international scale. Now in its 15th edition, the Report has been confirmed as a fundamental tool for information and training for those working in schools, in the media, in politics, in public administrations, in the labour world, in social professions, in associations and in NGOs.

The Editorial Staff

The Editorial board of the Report on Global Rights in 2017 is composed of: José Miguel Arrugaeta, Marco Calabria, Gianluca Carmosino, Orsola Casagrande, Roberto Ciccarelli, Massimo Franchi, Susanna Ronconi, Riccardo Troisi Alberto Zoratti, Sergio Segio (coordinator).

Numerous Italian and international interlocutors contributed to the analysis elaborated in the 15th Report: Alfredo Alietti, Mark Akkerman, Nino Baseotto, Emanuele Bompan, Federico Brocchieri, Carlo Cacciamani, Carlo Cellamare, Luigi Ciotti, Vincenzo Colla, Massimo De Angelis, Marco De Ponte , Fausto Durante, Udo Enwereuzor, Cristina Faciaben, Demostenes Floros, Haluk Gerger, Vladimiro Giacché, Marirosa Iannelli, Francesco Martone, Morena Piccinini, Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo, Karlos Zurutuza.

The approach

The original approach and structure of the contents of the Report on Global Rights are based on the consideration that in the age of globalization rights have become interdependent, depicted as a system of communicating vessels: if interrupted in one point, the whole system is to be compromised. Just think about a single – dramatic, present and visible – example: that of migration, which condenses in itself and is an expression and result, among others, of the problem of global warming and consequent desertification; economic and social inequalities; of infinite and widespread wars; of the power and concentrations of multinationals, particularly pharmaceuticals and agro-food companies; of the geopolitical strategies marked by neocolonialist policies; of land grabbing and water grabbing.

The contents

The Report is divided into thematic macro-chapters, split into a general overview and an in-depth Focus on some of the most relevant and current issues of the year. The analysis and the research are accompanied by a chronology of events, statistical data, bibliographic and web references. The 15th volume, entitled Humanitarian Apocalypse, sees an additional chapter dealing with good practices and common goods, telling and analyzing some important and innovative experiences, implemented in different countries, as possible, constructive and positive examples of a change in the individual territories of the same issues dealt with in other chapters: economy, environment, social policies, reception, mutualism, lifestyles.

The topics discussed

The problems analyzed in the Report, both in general and with specific reference, over the years have been numerous. By way of example, we can mention: the global financial crisis and the risks of protectionism, the economy, income and social policies, transformations in the labor market and widespread precariousness, safety and risk in the workplace, welfare and the right to health, minimum wage, pensions, access to health care and inequalities, child exploitation, labor and trade unions in the world, new and old poverty, the criminalization of poverty and that of NGOs, social cohesion and the right to inclusion, prison, corruption and justice, information and culture, education and knowledge, conflicts on the ground, legality and security, authoritarian policies and criminal populism, voluntary work, the Third sector and the solidarity economy, the rights of consumers and users, new mutualism and active citizenship, ethical finance and new lifestyles, cites and responsible consumption, liberties and new rights, migrations and refugees, multiculturalism and culture of differences, racism, new movements and globalization, armaments and the war industry, geopolitics and neo-colonialism, endless wars, global terrorism, the processes of peace, new human rights and violations, religious conflicts, gender discrimination, political and social Europe, the return of nationalisms, the state of the planet, sustainable development, inequality, privatization and the protection of common goods, environmental policies and the ecological reconversion of the economy.


The photos of this issue are part of a series Kurdish film director and photographer, Azad Evdike has realized in March 2018. Azad Evdike, from Serekaniye, Rojava, was in Afrin when on 15 March the Turkish army invaded the city, which lies on Syrian soil. Over 150,000 people were forced to flee while Turkish army and its mercenary allies destroyed the city and plundered houses.

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