Category Archives: Media

Killing in Tunis and Italian justice

Touil’s freedom marks a shift in our democracy – although he is unaware of it. Touil is free, the judges say ‘No’ to the Identification and Expulsion Centre and to expulsion. On 20 May 2015, Abdel Majid Touil, a 22 … Continue reading

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[en] Forconi: Pitchfork Protest 2

The new “pitchfork” protest – nationwide this time – was announced weeks ago but it still seems to have taken the whole country by surprise. It began on 9 December and is still going on today, the organizers declaring that … Continue reading

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[fr] Le mouvement des “Forconi”: extrême droite ou révolte spontanée?

Depuis le 9 Décembre, des manifestations se sont produites dans des dizaines de villes italiennes pour dire “assez” au gouvernement Letta, pour demander que “tous les élus s’en aillent” et contre l’augmentation des impôts. L’appel à manifester a été lancé … 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] Choosy Nation: a waste of skills

“Despite a long recession and high unemployment, Italians are shunning [pizzeria jobs] because of the long hours and modest pay.” Nick Squires – The Telegraph Italy has 2.95 million unemployed people and 3 million “inactive” citizens, people who could work … 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] Berlusconi calls for supporters, attracts thousands of protesters instead.

Berlusconi has a love-hate relationship with the piazzas – or squares – of Italy. He hates them when they are full of his opponents, as happened in 2001 during the anti-G8 protests in Genoa, less than two months after the … Continue reading

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[en][Translation] The Di Canio case: children are watching

Original post published here. Thanks to Luca Pisapia and La Privata Repubblica. “Always historicize.” Fredric Jameson Children are watching. And they are frightened by our indifference to fascism. When, on 31 March 2013, Paolo Di Canio – a despicable being … Continue reading

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[en] Anonymous Italy takes down website of neo-fascist group CasaPound

On Monday, March 11, the website of the neo-fascist group Casapound was taken down by a denial-of-service attack. Hackers from Anonymous Italy claimed responsibility, describing the party as one “inspired explicitly by fascism, recalling its unacceptable ideology” of homophobia, racism, … Continue reading

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