Category Archives: Activism

Trade union leader released after three days of protests across Italy

The national coordinator of the Si Cobas trade union was released on bail yesterday after his lawyer stated that the accusations against him are beginning to collapse. Aldo Milani, the head of Si Cobas was arrested on Friday during negotiations … Continue reading

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[en] 21st October: a day of general strike

On 21 October, over 1.3 million workers took part in a general strike called by a number of base trade unions (USB, S.I. Cobas, Unicobas, Adl Cobas, Cub Lazio) and joined by many organisations and local groups throughout Italy. The … Continue reading

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[en] Jacopo Fo’s speech at his father Dario’s funeral

Dario Fo, actor, Nobel prizewinner, communist and political activist died in Milan on October 13th. He was 90 years of age. Fo was the spouse and coworker of Franca Rame, who passed away in 2013, and father of Jacopo Fo, … Continue reading

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[en] Last remaining housing occupation in Bologna has been evicted

The eviction of the last remaining housing occupation in Bologna – around 100 people, 34 of them children, living in a building in Via Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina – started at dawn on October 11. … Continue reading

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[en] New trial over Stefano Cucchi’s death in custody

Italian newspapers, media and people on social media have started talking about Stefano Cucchi’s death again. That’s because the results of a legal report about the causes of his death were published on 4th October, suggesting that he died because … Continue reading

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[en] Logistic worker killed while on strike in Piacenza

During the night between September 14 and 15, Abdelssalam Eldanf was killed while he was on strike with other workers in front of the GLS logistic plant in Piacenza. He was crushed by a truck that was trying to force … Continue reading

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The Paris effect: Looking for ISIS in the wrong place

The November attacks in Paris had an unknown, but quite foreseeable, effect on Italy. Even though the traditional targets (the Vatican, synagogues, metros and stations) are under surveillance, Italian newspapers keep reminding us all that traditional types of terrorism are … Continue reading

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