Italy

Organizing for workers' power - Adriano Sofri

An article on Leninism and vanguardism written in 1968 for the local Potere Operaio group of Pisa.

Italy, 1973: workers' struggles in the capitalist crisis - Potere Operaio

An analysis of the situation in Italy during 1973 by the group, Potere Operaio (Workers' Power).

Our operaismo - Mario Tronti

Mario Tronti looks back at the development of Italian operaismo during the 1950s/60s.

The voiceless’s last scream: a suicide a day among the unemployed in Italy

In the last few years many suicides in Italy have been strongly linked to the economic crisis and unemployment. 357 people killed themselves in 2009, compared to the 260 of the previous year: a 37.3% growth. 76% of those people had lost their jobs or couldn’t find one due to the crisis, with a smaller percentage of younger people who were looking for their first job.

Macao

Assembly

On May 5, Torre GalFa (empty since 1997) became the site of the Europe’s largest occupation: ‘Macao’.

Workers and capital - Mario Tronti

What has been translated of Mario Tronti's 1966 book, Operai e Capitale (Workers and Capital).

Media manipulation over school bombing in Brindisi

Last Saturday morning a bomb exploded outside the vocational college for young women “Morvillo-Falcone” in the Southern city of Brindisi, killing a teenage girl, Melissa Bassi, and severely wounding several other classmates.

Blast in high school in Brindisi leaves 1 victim and 7 injured

Brindisi

On May 19 at 8:00 a.m., an explosive device made of two gas tanks blasted through the vocational high school Francesca Morvillo Falcone in Brindisi, at the same time that students were gathering and preparing to start an ordinary day of class. One student, Melissa Bassi (aged 16), was killed, while seven other students are being treated for severe injuries (one of them, whose identity has not been made public, is allegedly in critical condition).

5400 workers on redundancy payment at FIAT plant in Mirafiori, Turin

Sergio Marchionne, FIAT CEO

Sergio Marchionne has managed to set a new record in his activity as the CEO of FIAT: that is, to layoff the whole workforce of the Mirafiori plant in Turin.

Over Mother’s Day, Catholic and neo-fascist organizations demand an end to abortion

Forza Nuova bloc

Thousands of people marched on Rome on Mother’s Day morning, 13 May, to demand the ban of abortion in Italy.