Category Archives: Politics

[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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[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] Discrimination and hate crime: Italian Parliament says “Go For It!”

The new law, approved by the Italian Chamber of Deputies on 19 September 2013, has already been renamed “Saving Forza Nuova” – the neo-fascist party responsible for racist and homophobic attacks all over Italy – but it actually bears the … Continue reading

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[en] Togolese political opponent risks extradition from Italy

Amegandjin Mawule comes from Togo, and is a member of the Alliance Nationale pour le Changementparty (ANC, National Alliance for Change), in opposition to the current government lead by Faure Gnassingbé. The party was also a candidate in the parliamentary elections … 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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