Category Archives: Anti-racism

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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[en] Turin’s ExMoi occupation: the story so far

The story of ExMoi begins with two open wounds: the countless empty buildings in Turin, and the countless refugees living on Italian streets and in Italian train stations. Back in 2006, the Turin municipality and the national government spent over … Continue reading

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[en] The Lampedusa Charter

Over the past weekend (31 January – 2 February), a large number of North African and European associations, movements and networks concerned with migrants’ issues met on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The aim was to put together a charter … Continue reading

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[en] Look! Coverage of October 19th you may not have seen

  Many newspapers reported the huge demonstration in Rome on October 19th. The number of demonstrators was itself news. Between 70,000 and 100,000 people showing up for a “far left” movement is a lot, beyond even the organizers’ expectations. What was … Continue reading

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[en] Riots close Italy’s immigrant detention centers

The fight against CIEs (illegal immigrant detention centers) has taken different forms: from the LasciateCIEntrare (“Let us in”) campaign to allow journalists to visit and write about these prisons to active support from autonomist and anarchist groups. CIE detainees often try to … Continue reading

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[en] Ubiquitous racism

Every year, seasons flow one into another. As smooth flourishing spring gives way to hot sultry summer, people on the other side of the Mediterranean get ready to leave for Europe. Every year, warm weather brings calmer seas and the … Continue reading

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[en] Death of Don Gallo: communist priest who fought for rights for all

Yesterday, in his own city of Genoa, Father Andrea Gallo died at the age of 84. A “street priest”, as he liked to be called, he was much loved by the Catholic and non-religious left for his political and social … Continue reading

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