Category Archives: Political parties

[en] The defeat of the left in the recent elections

The defeat of Rivoluzione Civile (Civil Revolution, a newly-established party) in the recent elections was much worse than expected. The coalition led by Antonio Ingroia (a former public magistrate involved in the investigation about state-mafia dealings) had little appeal for … Continue reading

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[en] Italian elections: is austerity the real loser?

A vote against austerity? Let’s face the truth: Italy is a place where you can do whatever disgusting thing you like (including sexually exploiting teenagers) and still be the first choice for one in three voters. Yet, many of the … Continue reading

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[en][Translation] Wu Ming’s interview “Beppe Grillo lives on the ruins of the movements”

This interview by Roberto Ciccarelli appeared on Il manifesto and on Wu Ming Foundation’s blog, Giap. A spanish translation is available on fakepolitik.net. This is an interview by Roberto Ciccarelli, whom we thank, and it appears in today’s (Friday’s) issue … Continue reading

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[en] [translation] Grillo’s Movement has been defending the system

Article by Wu Ming New updated version – translation by SII, copy-edited by Giulio Sica and Wu Ming 1 Translators’ note: The following text is a translation of a short article written by the Italian writers’ collective, Wu Ming, on … Continue reading

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[en] Alessandria: the first Italian city to face bankruptcy

After Sicily’s initial fears of bankruptcy which were settled with extraordinary state funding, for the first time an Italian city went bankrupt. Alessandria, in the northeastern Piedmont region, has 100 million euros of deficit. The missing money wasn’t spent on … Continue reading

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[en] Bologna remembers the victims of 1980 fascist massacre

Yesterday, as every August 2nd since 1980, citizens, political organizations, and various institutional representatives marched through the streets of Bologna to remember the massacre that struck the city during the terrible years of terrorism. 32 years ago a bomb was … Continue reading

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[en] Over Mother’s Day, Catholic and neo-fascist organizations demand an end to abortion

Thousands of people marched on Rome on Mother’s Day morning, 13 May, to demand the ban of abortion in Italy. They were “pro-life” militants, coming from different Catholic and right-wing organizations—among them, fundamentalist religious organizations such as Militia Christi, and … Continue reading

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[en] Communist march in Rome

It might be too early for an electoral gain such as that of the Greek parties ‘Syriza’ and ‘KKE’; nevertheless, Italian communists have raised their heads. Thousands of members of the different Communist parties of Italy marched in Rome on … Continue reading

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[en] An overview of Italy after PM Monti’s first six months

A strange and dramatic demonstration took place on 4 May in front of a tax office in Bologna, where a 58-year-old bricklayer burned himself to death on 28 March. Because the protest was organized by the wife of the deceased, … Continue reading

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[en] A blurred picture emerges from local vote in Italy

While European social-democratic forces celebrate the victory of the socialist Hollande in the French Presidential race, the administrative and mayoral elections held in Italy seem to provide a more blurred and nuanced picture. Berlusconi’s party, the PDL, dramatically lost consensus, … Continue reading

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