Category Archives: Education

[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] Italy does not tolerate organised protest: students prosecuted

At the end of 2010, there was widespread protest by students and university precarious workers against the reform of the university system in Italy. This reform took place during Silvio Berlusconi’s government, and was drafted by minister Mariastella Gelmini. If … Continue reading

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[en] In Bologna public schools win against the giants

As we have written before, the referendum which was recently held in Bologna against public funding for private (mostly Catholic) schools was an uneven struggle. On the one side was the committee Articolo 33, promoting the referendum and claiming that … 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] Bologna gets ready for referendum on public education system

“The story of David and Goliath, Ulysses and Polyphemus, Beowulf and Grendel” is how the writer collective Wu Ming describes the struggles of the Articolo 33 committee in Bologna in an article in the Internazionale magazine. The Articolo 33 committee … Continue reading

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[en] Collapse in enrolments at Italian universities

The national university council has recently made figures about student enrolment at Italian universities publicly available. In the last ten years it has fallen by about 20%. This sudden drop is linked to the crisis and to the awareness of … Continue reading

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[en] School and anti-fascist demonstrations, November 24

On November 24 2012, three different demonstrations took place in Rome and in other cities. In the morning, two separate rallies marched through the capital, both protesting against cuts in school budgets. The first was led by the COBAS union, … Continue reading

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