Category Archives: Political parties

[en] Rome demonstration against Napolitano’s re-election. M5S fails first street test

Italy’s political and institutional crisis – occurring just as the worst economic recession in the Republic’s history has increased the percentage of the poor in the population to 15% – has raised the temperature of discontent. Giorgio Napolitano’s re-election to … Continue reading

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[en] Giorgio Napolitano reelected Italy’s President, amid protests and political chaos

As of April 20, 2013, Giorgio Napolitano is the new elected president of the Italian Republic. The 87-year old was elected for his second mandate with 738 votes after 5 failed rounds of elections.* None of his predecessors had ever … Continue reading

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[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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