Category Archives: Mainstream 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] 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] Journalists Banned from M5S’s Electoral Rally in Rome

It all started with an Alan Moore-inspired V-Day in September 2007 (although, in this case ‘V’ did not exactly stand for vendetta, but for the most famous F-word of the Italian language), and it was supposed to end tonight with … Continue reading

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[en] il manifesto lives, Pubblico closes, Liberazione is back: update on the Italian mediascape

Contrary to our report in December, the 40+ year history of il manifesto did not end abruptly early in 2013. On December 28, 2012, the Ministry of Development reached a last-minute agreement with a new cooperative. The deal allows this … Continue reading

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[en] Goodbye, il Manifesto

After four decades, the Communist newspaper Il Manifesto is closing. The news was rumored in February and confirmed in May; a final announcement was made on December 17, on the homepage of the newspaper. Founded in 1969 as a dissident … Continue reading

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