Italy

Demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital photo gallery, Milan, June 22nd 2012

Photo gallery of a demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan during the national general strike of base unions on June 22nd 2012. The strike at San Raffaele saw the massive involvement of anarcho-syndicalist in USI-AIT. For more info on the strike, click here.

Soviets in Italy - Antonio Gramsci

1920 text on workers' councils in Italy by Antonio Gramsci.

Workers' control

A pamphlet by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation on the meaning of workers' control, its incompatability with the state and its history (1959).

Workers protests against the Spending Review Decree

Sweeping public sector cutbacks in Italy are met with opposition from public employees, workers' unions, mayors, and the national association of pharmacists. The bill was nevertheless approved by the Chamber of Deputies and will now have to pass in the Senate.

Strike in Ilva plants all over Italy

Taranto workers keep striking, after judicial order stops production in the ILVA steelworks for environmental damages. As workers are asked to choose between keeping their job and protecting their health, tensions rise among the various unions involved in the struggle.

Bologna remembers the victims of 1980 fascist massacre

Citizens, political organizations, and various institutional representatives marched through the streets of Bologna to remember the massacre that struck the city on August 2nd, 1980.

Court orders closure of ILVA steelworks for environmental damage

Environmental issues and labour rights are at odds in the court-ordered closure of ILVA steelworks, in Taranto. Workers paralyze the city in an all-out strike in Taranto. Genoese ILVA workers also joined their strike.

Italian war industry in recession times

Italian firm Alenia Aermarchi agrees to produce war planes for the Israeli Army. Other producers refuse to engage in military production, economic crisis notwithstanding.

Economic crisis hits Berlusconi’s television empire

Berlusconi's media conglomerate Mediaset is heavily struck by economic crisis. Workers react by a 4-hour strike against proposed outsourcing.

Greening Mafia: the hands over wind power

On July 13, 2012, windpower plant in Isola Capo Rizzuto (near Crotone, in Calabria) is forcedly closed due to criminal infiltration.