Italy

Impastato, Giuseppe, 1948-1978

A short biography of Giuseppe Impastato, a communist anti-Mafia activist who was murdered by the crime organisation in 1978, but was originally blamed for his own death by the police and the media.

New year, old struggles: the strike for the collective agreement in the logistics sector

Against a background of general retreat of the labor movement triggered by fears of the absence of better alternatives, workers in the logistics sector have found the strength to reject that fear.

Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa

Steel workers in Genoa, Italy, occupied their factory in opposition to insecurity at work as a result of management corruption. Workers stopped work and blocked traffic, cutting the city in half.

Italian death rate up 11%

This shocking figure comes from Italian Institute of Statistics (Istat) data reported by Gian Carlo Blangiardo, demographer and director of the Statistics Department of Bicocca University in Milan. The mortality data cover the first seven months of 2015 and if the trend has continued, there will be 69,000 deaths more in 2015 than in 2014.

The Paris effect: Looking for ISIS in the wrong place

A look at how the supposedly anti-ISIS crack down across Europe has been used against social movements in Italy.

Harsh justice in Folkestone: repression against opponents of World War I

Voice of Labour newspaper

A short account of the severe sentence handed out to anarchists in Folkestone just for flyposting anti-war posters.

Sardinia: Demonstration against NATO’s Trident Juncture training

On 3 November , Teulada military base in Sardinia was the focus of a demonstration to disrupt the ongoing NATO training and to complain strongly about the continued destruction and poisoning of the island.

What is really happening in Bologna?

Bologna has always been a laboratory, both for social movements and for their counterparts. Bologna “the Red”, the industrialized city with one of the strongest worker movements in Italy, is now facing great changes, that started years ago and are now accelerating at an unprecedented rate.

Killing in Tunis and Italian justice

"Arrived by boat".

A look at the case of Abdel Majid Touil, a 22 year old Moroccan arrested by Italian police in Milan on charges of terrorism, and the assumption of guilt across the political spectrum.

Memories of a Metropolitan Indian

A former Metropolitan Indian (member of a situationist-influenced group in Italy) recounts some experiences with the group during the "Years of Lead": the violent late-1970s.