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[en] Portrait of Italian May Day 2014

On May Day, as in many other places around the world, thousands of people gathered in squares and streets all over Italy to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The celebrations took different forms, from concerts to direct action such as disputes … Continue reading

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[en] Federico Aldrovandi’s killers receive standing ovation from police union

Federico Aldrovandi’s parents and friends have become used to the noisy actions of the Coisp police union in defending the killers of the 18 year old boy, murdered in 2005 in Ferrara by four police officers. But on April 29 the … Continue reading

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[en] Aldrovandi killers to return to uniform

In Ferrara last week, on 22 January, a Department of Security disciplinary commission reinstated the four police officers responsible for the death of Federico Aldrovandi. Aldrovandi was a teenager when he was murdered on 25 September 2005 by being brutally … Continue reading

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[en] Granarolo workers demanding reinstatements are attacked by the police [video]

Around 100 workers at the Granarolo warehouse in Bologna have been protesting for eight months, demanding better working conditions, better wages, the repeal of Bossi-Fini law and the reinstatement of 51 colleagues who were fired in reprisal for their involvement in … Continue reading

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[en] Forconi: Pitchfork Protest 2

The new “pitchfork” protest – nationwide this time – was announced weeks ago but it still seems to have taken the whole country by surprise. It began on 9 December and is still going on today, the organizers declaring that … Continue reading

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[en] Stefano Cucchi, killed by police and drug prohibitionism

On June 5th, after four years, sentencing in the Cucchi case has finally taken place. The court gave one doctor a two-year prison sentence and the five others 16 months. The guilty will be on parole, though, rather than going … Continue reading

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[en] Steel workers attacked by police in Terni

On June 5th, hundreds of striking workers marched through the streets of Terni, supported by the unions CGIL, CISL and UIL. They were protesting against the lack of a future for their plant, the former Thyssenkrupp steel plant, now owned … Continue reading

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[en] Police repression in Bologna (Video)

As the promoters of the municipal referendum on public schools were celebrating their victory, violent clashes took place between students and police in Bologna on May 27, 2013. After several rounds of confrontations, students fought back and outnumbered the police, … Continue reading

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[en] Police officers guilty of G8 brutality ineligible for community service

On April 29, 2013, the Surveillance Court of Genoa dismissed alternative community sentences for Vincenzo Canterini and Gilberto Caldarozzi, two of the high-ranking police officers responsible for police brutality and the fabrication of false evidence during the 2001 anti-G8 protests … Continue reading

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[en] Genova, 2001: 11 years later, a bitter sentence

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 … Continue reading

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