New champions is the title of east 49, available at newsagents, in pdf format or from Apple-stores from the 1st of September 2013.
Giuliano Amato explores potential ballot box dilemmas on the eve of the spring European: what new European Parliament can we expect?
New Champions is the title of the dossier focusing on the so called BRICS countries, the club of emerging nations, and on the new MIST upstarts. The new champions are rich and poor, tough and fragile, a melting pot of social and political contradictions that are currently being displayed on the squares and streets in these countries.
It’s a global wager as we are told by the European Commission for Trade Karel De Gucht: Europe must move away from providing co-operation and start becoming a partner of the new champions that are now coming of age.
Middle East: Where Do We Go Now? is the question posed by Fadi Elhusseini and Shyam Bhatia faced with the recent Egyptian and Syrian events which seem to chronicle a failure… of democracy? suggests Mana Neyestani.
Even in Europe there are many turbulent issues: the referendums in the United Kingdom, the French disillusionment, Italian abstentionism, the State expropriations in Spain… What future for national democracies? asks Giuseppe Scognamiglio in his editorial. But the real revolution could hinge around 3D printers which might bring about a new industrial revolution and rewrite current consumption models and the balance of world power.
east 49 awaits you at newsagents and from September 4 in bookshops as well.
Brightly lit skyscrapers where everyone’s good looking, depressed and violent family life after work, or the unusual retirement of a Mexican janitor and nurse. Film talks about the world of occupation and its many leading characters on and off the screen.
Cinema can offer entertainment that distracts from our daily reality (in blockbuster films such as the Transformers or Pirates of the Caribbean series). Or offer a heightened, more perfect and dream-like variety of it, as in the countless romantic comedies where no one ugly seems to work in an office (unless they get a makeover scene) and where most problems revolve around misunderstandings that have to be straightened out before reaching the inevitable happy end.
An overview of the charts in the MIST countries offers sweet melodies on troubled love, football anthems for a national side, K-pop dolls and post-punk electronic duets. This is what one listens and dances to in the new emerging nations.
LLORAR – Jesse & Joy (ft. Mario Domm) Jesse and Joy, brother and sister, are a Mexican duo of considerable alternative music fame. Their latest hit is one of the theme tunes of the telenovela Coronas de Lagrimas, last season’s TV sensation in Argentina and Mexico. The age-old plot takes us back to the origins of the genre: the thwarted and tragic love between the honest son of a poor family, who tries to conceal his origins, and the petulant daughter of a rich and deceitful lawyer.
After ten years of porteño life in Buenos Aires, my friend Emiliano Guanella, a courageous Italian freelance journalist, has moved to Rio de Janeiro because, he says, “Brazil is where things happen”. In musical terms, it’s like switching from the swoon of the tango to the energy of the samba. But this summer, even the Brazilian samba turned into an angry capoeira: protests in 100 cities, dissent against the ‘futebol god’ and derisive slogans calling for “More bread, less games!”