A rally of students was brutally charged by the police in Naples on Tuesday morning. The images of the attack went viral immediately, shared both on mainstream and independent media, from Repubblica to youreporter.it.
Surprisingly, almost all sources unanimously introduce the video with the same caption, reporting a police intervention in order to divide two clashing group of protesters and presenting the incident as a scuffle between students and workers. The video can be seen below:
Over the past ten years, many squats across Italy have begun opening self-organized sports centres, offering mostly (but not exclusively) combat disciplines and promoting anti-fascist values alongside a non-commercial training philosophy. In this article, we provide an overview of the antifascist sports in Italy, exploring its powerful blend of training and activism.
Politics has never been far from the surface in the world of combat sports. Whether we think of the boxer Primo Carnera, an icon of fascism in the 1930s, or Muhammad Ali, an icon of black power in the 1960s. Or of the predominance of Jews in East London’s boxing clubs before and immediately after World War 2, often using their training against Mosley’s British Union of Fascists.
Dystopian sci-fi novel. The character agitates and struggles for a socialist revolution against an oligarchy. Envisages fascism, despite being written many years prior to its advent.
The Iron Heel describes the rise of Socialism in America, and how the wealthy oligarchy react by imposing a Dictatorship that would very closely resemble the Fascist regimes which would arise in Europe after the novel was written.
More than twenty migrant workers were injured when their bosses fired on them with shotguns on Wednesday.
Bosses at a strawberry farm in Manolada, Ileia opened fire on workers demanding back pay on Wednesday afternoon. More than 20 people were wounded and taken to hospital after the attack. The majority of the workers were immigrants from Bangladesh.
Two policemen are under investigation for covering up a fascist brawl that involved Rome’s Mayor’s son, Manfredi Alemanno.
According to Rome’s Public Prosecutors the inquiry that had followed the event was obstructed and then buried under the sand by the Police, thanks to the withholding of evidence and false statements made by policemen Roberto Macellaro (who in his free time volunteers to be the Mayor’s personal chauffeur) and Pietro Ronca, a local Chief Inspector in Rome.
A discussion of “partocracy”, defined as “a modern type of developmentalist oligarchy” characterized by the abrogation of popular sovereignty by a political class largely based on the declining and insecure middle classes, which acts on behalf of the needs of economic expansion but is based on an extensive network of patronage relations, establishing a regime in which “fear is used as an instrument of government” to impose “a policy of resignation”, together with an analysis of how this regime differs (e.g., decentralized vs. centralized corruption) from fascism, despite certain similarities.
The middle class, the partocracy and fascism – Miguel Amorós
Residents of Crete and Thasos have recently stopped Golden Dawn activities in separate incidents on the Greek islands.
Members of the far-right party Golden Dawn(GD) were forced to leave a small village on the island of Thasos at the weekend. GD representatives had come to the village of Potamia on Sunday with the aim of handing out food exclusively to Greeks.
‘We don’t forgive, we don’t forget’: anti-fascists commemorate ten years since the murder of Davide Cesare
Ten years after the murder of leftist militant Davide Cesare aka DAX, stabbed to death by fascists on March 16 2003, thousands of activists march in Milan to commemorate his death and to carry forward his ideals.
On Saturday 16th March 2013, around 10,000 people took part in a demonstration in Milan to commemorate ten years since the murder of Davide Cesare aka ‘Dax’ by fascists.
On March 11, 2013, Anonymous Italy took down the website of Casapound, a far-right extremist group that recently stood in the general political elections. The hackers claimed the anti-fascist nature of their act, while also demanding the immediate dissolution of the group, whose homofobic, racist and violent values are in patent contravention of the Italian laws, forbidding the reformation of the Fascist Party.
On Monday, March 11, the website of the neo-fascist group Casapound was taken down by a denial-of-service attack. Hackers from Anonymous Italy claimed responsibility, describing the party as one “inspired explicitly by fascism, recalling its unacceptable ideology” of homophobia, racism, anti-semitism, and use of armed violence, despite its claims of apoliticism and use of empty buzzwords.