Category Archives: Grassroots movements

[en] Last remaining housing occupation in Bologna has been evicted

The eviction of the last remaining housing occupation in Bologna – around 100 people, 34 of them children, living in a building in Via Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina – started at dawn on October 11. … Continue reading

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[en] Sardinia: Demonstration against NATO’s Trident Juncture training

“Trident Juncture shows that NATO’s capabilities are real and ready,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday 4 November 2015. Trident Juncture, NATO’s largest exercise in over a decade, involved more than 36,000 personnel, more than 230 units, more … Continue reading

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[en] 280 people occupy building in Bologna

A large building in Bologna, immediately in front of the Municipality’s offices, has just been occupied by 280 people. Many have been living on the streets or in the train station after losing their jobs and homes during the crisis. … Continue reading

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[en] Portrait of Italian May Day 2014

On May Day, as in many other places around the world, thousands of people gathered in squares and streets all over Italy to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The celebrations took different forms, from concerts to direct action such as disputes … 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] Social centres and the struggle for a different model of legalisation

Italy has one of the widest and strongest social centre movements in Europe. Social centres can be found all over the country in almost every medium-sized and large city, though they tend to be more concentrated in the big cities … Continue reading

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[en] ‘Social streets’ and the mutual aid economy

The crisis is grinding on, day after day. People are struggling and then they struggle some more. Health suffers. Food can be a difficult subject. Where is the money for the rent coming from? Celebrations are cut back. Household appliances … 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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[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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