Category Archives: Migrant struggles

[en] [Translation] After the Lampedusa refugee tragedy, exactly how ‘civilised’ was the Italian welcome?

Original article by Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo published by Il lavoro culturale on 10 October 2013. After the enormous tragedy in the seas around Lampedusa, some consideration of responsibility for the ‘reception’ system in Italy is in order. The pictures taken by … 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] New Italians, Old Racists: the Current Italian Debate on Citizenship Laws.

A country at the crossroads There are over 60 million people of Italian background across the world, estimates say (Source: Radio Svizzera Italiana). They are the descendants of the 24 million people who left the country between 1890 and 1950, … Continue reading

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[en] The current situation of North African refugees in Italy

On February 28th 2013, the Italian Government declared the end of the so-called North African Emergency. Almost 17,000 refugees have managed to obtain a temporary residence permit since the exceptional wave of immigration began in 2011, following the Arab Spring. … Continue reading

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[en] Logistics workers national strike

Many of the most important warehouses in northern Italy blockaded and the logistics sector of three of the most industrialized regions paralysed: that’s the result of the 24-hour strike called by the SI COBAS union and the ADL COBAS union … Continue reading

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[en] Plight of North African refugees: national demonstrations called

On 25 February there will be demonstrations across Italy to highlight the difficult situation in which refugees from a number of North African countries have found themselves over the past 18 months. The demonstrations are also to draw the authorities’ … Continue reading

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[en] “No Longer Refugees, But Citizens:” Libyan Refugees Demonstrate in Reggio Emilia

On Sunday, December 16, a group of migrants fleeing Libya demonstrated in the streets of Reggio Emilia, the city where they are currently living. Several associations called for the rally, including Associations Città Migrante, GA3, Emergency Reggio Emilia and Laboratorio … Continue reading

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[en] Update about Castelnuovo Scrivia migrant workers’ struggle

Two months into their struggle, the migrant workers at Castelnuovo Scrivia have started up new strikes. On August 3, the workers demonstrated at Alessandria, where they enjoyed the support not only of the labor union, political party and associations that … Continue reading

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[en] The struggle of migrant workers in Castelnuovo Scrivia

Forty migrant workers have been protesting in Castelnuovo Scrivia (in Piedmont, in the district of Alessandria) since June 22. The workers, who originally came from Morocco and were employed for the harvesting of zucchini, pumpkins and other seasonal products at … Continue reading

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