Italy

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.

Communist march in Rome

FDS's march in Rome, May 12th

Occupy Equitalia

Equitalia

Equitalia is a state-owned tax collection agency. Created in 2007, it was meant to replace all the private companies previously in charge of the task.

An overview of Italy after PM Monti’s first six months

Bologna: widows' march

A strange and dramatic demonstration took place on 4 May in front of a tax office in Bologna, where a 58-year-old bricklayer burned himself to death on 28 March.

A blurred picture emerges from local vote in Italy

SindacoSerego_and_BeppeGrillo

While European social-democratic forces celebrate the victory of the socialist Hollande in the French Presidential race, the administrative and mayoral elections held in Italy seem to provide a more blurred and nuanced picture.

Clashes during International Workers’ Day in Turin

The annual celebration of International Workers’ Day in Turin has become an occasion for activists to organise protests against local Mayor Fassino (PD, Centre-Left):

Armed joy - Alfredo Bonanno

Italian insurrectionary anarchist Alfredo Bonanno's most notorious text, 1977's Armed Joy is a call to militant, playful action. It was ordered to be destroyed in Italy following its publication. We do not agree with the text fundamentally but reproduce it for reference.