Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 2 2013 09:28
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Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 19 2013 14:52
Over the last month Bologna has been shaken by a wave of housing occupations.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 23 2013 15:41
At a time when France is losing interest in the idea of the TAV project between Lyons and Turin, Italy has now started to go all out.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 22 2013 10:07
The new law, approved by the Italian Chamber of Deputies on 19 September 2013, has already been renamed “Saving Forza Nuova” – the neo-fascist party responsible for racist and homophobic attacks all over Italy – but it actually bears the name of a Democratic Party Deputy and LGBT activist Ivan Scalfarotto.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 19 2013 19:33
The Riva group announced on 11 September, just after the new requisition, that production would stop immediately in seven plants unrelated to ILVA, and about 1400 people would be laid off.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 4 2013 13:27
CIE detainees often try to break out, resist, harm themselves or go on hunger strike. Now they have succeeded in doing what organizations, politicians and activists have been unable to do: close CIEs.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 30 2013 19:14
Until this year, late summer newspapers were always filled with articles about burglaries. “Family returns from holiday and finds home emptied by thieves” was a typical headline. This year, though, it has been factories emptied, and those sneaking in during the night to take away machinery have been the managers themselves.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 20 2013 13:32
“Minister Bonino, what has to happen in Egypt in order to halt the export of weapons from Italy?” That sums up a parliamentary question asked by OPAL, an association monitoring weapons production in Italy and Italian security policies.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 1 2013 13:49
In the Susa Valley and Turin, tens of homes and even restaurants owned by No TAV activists from the group Comitato di Lotta Popolare have been searched in an extraordinary anti-terrorism and subversion police operation.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jul 12 2013 11:49
During the night of July 7 an explosive device was left in front of an occupied building in Rome.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jul 3 2013 07:34
A 20-year old young woman lying on the ground with her face covered in blood: this happened yesterday in Rome, when a rally demanding more public housing was brutally charged by the police.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 21 2013 08:02
A look at the institutional racism of migration policy in Italy and Europe in the wake of another tragic drowning of migrants.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 14 2013 20:19
The committee against Big Boats continues its mobilization in Venice, with three days of rallies, assemblies and other initiatives to create awareness on the damage caused by enormous cruise liners in the lagoon.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 10 2013 22:00
On June 1st, Italian industrialists and union confederations reached an agreement limiting the right to strike and rewriting the rules of union representation, ignoring protests from base unions and from left-leaning members of metalworkers union FIOM.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 7 2013 09:15
Article on Italian state and police involvement in the rape and torture of a radical activist by fascists, translated by Struggles in Italy. Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 6 2013 16:26
On June 5th, after four years, sentencing in the Cucchi case has finally taken place. The court gave one doctor a two-year prison sentence and the five others 16 months.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 5 2013 20:08
A dossier about base unions (or rank and file unions) in Italy.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 3 2013 11:54
The funeral of actor, communist and feminist activist Franca Rame was held in Milan on the morning of Friday 31st May 2013. She died aged 84.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 31 2013 08:09
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 28 2013 15:05
As the promoters of the municipal referendum on public schools were celebrating their victory, violent clashes took place between students and police in Bologna on May 27, 2013. After several rounds of confrontations, students fought back and outnumbered the police, who eventually left the square.