Category Archives: Repression

[en][Translation] Appeal from the families of the four No-TAV demonstrators arrested for terrorism

You’ve heard them talked about over the past few weeks. They are the people arrested on 9 December and charged (still to be proven) with attacking the TAV construction site in Chiomonte. A compressor was damaged in this attack and not … 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] Granarolo protesters march through Bologna [photos]

Bologna saw 1,000 people marching on February 1st, to bring the claims of Granarolo workers to the attention of local and national authorities. There were logistics workers not only from Granarolo’s own warehouse but also from other warehouses across Northern … 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] 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] Police operation against No TAV: charges of terrorism and subversion

In the Susa Valley and Turin, tens of homes and even restaurants owned by No TAV activists from the group Comitato di Lotta Popolare have been searched in an extraordinary anti-terrorism and subversion police operation. Police were looking for “explosives, … Continue reading

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[en] Demo for the right to housing in Rome ends in clashes, one injured

A 20-year old young woman lying on the ground with her face covered in blood: this happened yesterday in Rome, when a rally demanding more public housing was brutally charged by the police. The movement for the right to affordable … Continue reading

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[Translation] Franca Rame’s rape: Fascists, carabinieri and ‘a higher wish’, by Girolamo De Michele

Original article was published on Carmilla. On the 9th of March 1973 Franca Rame was abducted by five men and forced to get in a van where she was tortured and raped. Famously, Franca managed to talk about this aggression … 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] 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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