Italy

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.

Antonio Negri: a revolt that never ends

Antonio Negri.

Documentary about the life and ideas of Italian Marxist Antonio Negri. With interesting footage and information from Italy in the 1960s-70s it follows his development from the 'Operaisti' through to his trial for supposed involvement in the Red Brigades all the way up to Empire and the anti-globalisation movement.

Mussolini, Sacco-Vanzetti and the Anarchists

An examination of Benito Mussolini's attitude towards Sacco and Vanzetti by Philip Cannistraro.

Genoa 2001: two of the activists sentenced last week are untraceable

Francesco Puglisi and Vincenzo Vecchi, the two of the’Genoa 10′ to receive the most severe sentences for crimes of “devastation and looting” – 15 and 13 years – are untraceable since Sunday, the same day Genoa’s Supreme Tribunal ordered them to be incarcerated.

Genova, 2001: 11 years later, a bitter sentence

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On the 5th of July the Italian Supreme Court convicted thirteen police heads involved in the brutal raid at the Diaz-Pertini and Diaz-Pascoli schools of the 21st of July 2001. Most of them, who were previously cleared, received convictions of up to five years, even though others have been now cleared because of the 10-years-time limit that Italian law sets on trials. After eleven years, this is the very first time in which high ranking policemen have been convicted for their brutality during the anti-G8 protests in Genova. However, none of them will ever go to jail; instead, they will only be suspended from duty (Italy’s Statute of limitations) for the next five years.