Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 25 2016 23:00
Steel workers in Genoa, Italy, occupied their factory in opposition to insecurity at work as a result of management corruption. Workers stopped work and blocked traffic, cutting the city in half.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 3 2016 14:10
This shocking figure comes from Italian Institute of Statistics (Istat) data reported by Gian Carlo Blangiardo, demographer and director of the Statistics Department of Bicocca University in Milan. The mortality data cover the first seven months of 2015 and if the trend has continued, there will be 69,000 deaths more in 2015 than in 2014.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 11 2015 23:00
A look at how the supposedly anti-ISIS crack down across Europe has been used against social movements in Italy.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 21 2015 22:13
On 3 November , Teulada military base in Sardinia was the focus of a demonstration to disrupt the ongoing NATO training and to complain strongly about the continued destruction and poisoning of the island.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 20 2015 23:00
Bologna has always been a laboratory, both for social movements and for their counterparts. Bologna “the Red”, the industrialized city with one of the strongest worker movements in Italy, is now facing great changes, that started years ago and are now accelerating at an unprecedented rate.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 10 2015 23:00
A look at the case of Abdel Majid Touil, a 22 year old Moroccan arrested by Italian police in Milan on charges of terrorism, and the assumption of guilt across the political spectrum.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 21 2015 19:06
The story of the ExMoi occupation in Turin, a solution by radicals and refugees to the problems of homelessness amongst migrants in a city full of empty buildings, and the reaction of racist organisations to the project.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 20 2015 16:46
On Sunday 28 January, around 6pm, a group of about 50 fascists (mostly from CasaPound) attacked activists from Cremona’s Dordoni social centre. The attack on seven or eight activists was launched by around ten people, and very soon bolstered by 40 more.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 18 2014 23:57
The four NoTAV activists arrested on 9th December 2013 have been acquitted of the charge of terrorism. They were, however, convicted for attacking the TAV construction site, for damaging a compressor and for carrying “weapons of war” (in fact, Molotov cocktails and fireworks).
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 5 2014 21:57
An excellent in-depth analysis on recent revelations in Italy about the connections in Rome between the Mafia, the far-right and local politicians, both left and right-wing.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 4 2014 23:24
A large building in Bologna, immediately in front of the Municipality’s offices, has just been occupied by 280 people. Many have been living on the streets or in the train station after losing their jobs and homes during the crisis.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 25 2014 13:09
Groups of Italian residents, with fascist involvement, have attacked a centre housing dozens of political asylum seekers on the outskirts of Rome.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 5 2014 16:49
A wave of evictions and arrests of militants from radical and housing rights movements began just a few days after the notable victory of Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party in the European elections.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 6 2014 15:29
On May Day, as in many other places around the world, thousands of people gathered in squares and streets all over Italy to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The celebrations took different forms, from concerts to direct action such as disputes with shops which had stayed open.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 6 2014 15:24
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 18 2014 09:04
Update on the situation of the Atlantide social centre in Bologna, which has been there for over 15 years and has been under threat from eviction by the local council for over a year.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 28 2014 16:35
At first glance, Giuliano Poletti, Minister of Labour and Social Policy in the Renzi government, could look like an old-fashioned left-wing politician: born into a farming family in the “red” Emilia-Romagna region, raised in the Communist Party, president of Legacoop, the main national organisation of cooperatives. He could be someone to provide a contrast to the Prime Minister’s attitude towards jobs (modelled on the inspiring figures of Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair). But appearances can be deceptive.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 20 2014 22:09
The CGIL is Italy’s largest confederation of trade unions (secretary: Susanna Camusso) and includes as a member FIOM, the metalworkers’ federation (general secretary: Maurizio Landini; former president: Giorgio Cremaschi). Tension has been growing between CGIL and FIOM for some time and although there have been reassurances that all is well, it is obvious that all is far from harmonious.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 15 2014 17:40
A coal burning factory in northern Italy, which caused pollution linked to the deaths of hundreds of local residents and was owned by entrepreneurs close to the centre-left political party, has been closed down by police.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 9 2014 10:40
It sounds like news from a distant time, way back in Italian history, but it actually happened in 2014. On 6 March, 12 activists were forced to leave Bologna – their own city, where they live and have jobs and partners – as a “precautionary measure“ during investigations into an event more than 9 months ago.