Italy

The history of a photo - and a video. Anti-fascism's strength and limits in facing rape culture. PART 1

Matteo Salvini rape culture

An analysis of how rape culture permeates yesterday and today's right-wing narrative, and of how anti-fascism sometimes failed to face it, with violent consequences. Part 1 of an article by the Nicoletta Bourbaki collective, published on Wu Ming's website.

May Day Repression in Turin

For some time now, May 1 has been transformed into an institutional catwalk, an empty stage on which workers' conflicts, now devoid of a sense of class and in some disarray, can be paraded.

Lega calls on Emilia Romagna regional authorities to outlaw SI Cobas union

SI Cobas.

The far-right League (Lega) has called on the Emilia Romagna Region authorities to outlaw SI Cobas, a base union active in the country's warehouses and which often organises among immigrant workers.

Ethiopia and World Politics - George Padmore

George Padmore on the Italian war against Ethiopia and the Soviet response. Crisis, May 1935.

Soviet Appeasement, Collective Security, and the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935 and 1936

Historical notes on the relationship between the USSR and Italy during Italy's war against Ethopia in 1935-1936, includes several excerpts from George Padmore's writings on the conflict.

1848: Peasant Agitation in Italy

A short article about the conditions of peasants on the Italian peninsular in the 1840s and their agitation and what this meant for the Italian revolutions of 1848.

Corsair Writings - Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

A collection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial articles and interviews from 1973-1975 on the “anthropological revolution” that transformed Italy during the 1960s and early 1970s, with its “development without progress”, “consumerist hedonism”, “false tolerance”, mass culture, impoverishment of language, neurosis, destruction of traditional peasant cultures (“cultural genocide”), “strategy of tension”, and phony anti-fascism, signaling the decline of the old fascism and the rise of a new, “permissive” fascism, a “Power without a face” that is the “worst kind of totalitarianism”.

Logistics is the Logic of Capital

Anna Curcio and Gigi Roggero analyse the recent wave of struggles in the Italian logistics sector. This article first appeared in Viewpoint Magazine.

Italy: The “Government of Change” is Still Anti-Working Class

In Naples, in early June, a Malian man was shot by three youths in a drive by shooting. As they fired they chanted “Salvini, Salvini”. Matteo Salvini leader of the League (formerly the Northern League) only got 17% of the vote in Italy’s election but in the new “government of change” in coalition with the Five Star Movement has become Minister of the Interior. This is an ideal role for him to play his racist card.