Category Archives: Environment

[en] Four #NoTAV activists acquitted of terrorism charge

The four NoTAV activists arrested on 9th December 2013 have been acquitted of the charge of terrorism. They were, however, convicted for attacking theTAV construction site, for damaging a compressor and for carrying “weapons of war” (in fact, Molotov cocktails … Continue reading

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[en] Killer coal-burning plant switched off in Vado Ligure

The Tirreno Power coal-burning power station in Vado Ligure, near Savona, has been shut down by police at the request of the Public Prosecutor. This comes as a result of a three-year investigation by the Public Prosecutor into the plant’s … Continue reading

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[en] Protecting public health on the Italian Riviera: the Maersk case

Liguria, with its beautiful coastline and wonderful mountainous hinterland, has been a place for people from Northern Europe and the north of Italy to take holidays since the 19th century. After the Second World War the region saw a boom … Continue reading

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[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] 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] Media diverts attention from No-TAV struggle

At a time when France is losing interest in the idea of the TAV project between Lyons and Turin, Italy has now started to go all out. (France completed seven kilometres of three exploratory tunnels a number of years ago – not … Continue reading

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[en] Bullying and blackmail by ILVA’s owners: 1500 fired after new requisition

Public prosecutor Patrizia Todisco has spoken: the Riva group, owner of the ILVA plant in Taranto – the biggest steel plant in Europe – has failed to invest in safety and renovation measures since 1995. This failure, to the tune … 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] [video] Three days of protests against Big Boats in Venice

For years activists of the Committee against Big Boats in Venice have railed against the damage caused by the enormous cruise liners in the lagoon. Last week, the umpteenth protest took place, with three days of events and demonstrations, joined … Continue reading

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[en] Cargo ship destroys building at the Port of Genoa: 7 dead

During the night of Tuesday May 7 the cargo ship Jolly Nero hit a pilots’ tower at the Port of Genoa. A 55 meter-high building collapsed, burying 14 workers: 7 have been found dead, 4 are injured and 3 are … Continue reading

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