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[en] Class struggle, whispered the spectre. A miniseries in two episodes / 1

This post was originally published on Giap. “We all have a friend, a lover, a relative, a neighbour, or a colleague who was unequivocally left-wing until a few years ago, but who has recently begun reading weird blogs, following perplexing … Continue reading

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#Bologna: #Làbas & Laboratorio Crash Evicted

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Enough 14 – Cops violently evicted two social centers in Bologna, Italy yesterday. Activists announced that there would be a public meeting at the end of the month in preparation for a demonstration on September 9th to take back the Làbas … Continue reading

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[fr] Travailleur de la logistique tué à Plaisance pendant une grève

Durant la nuit du 14 au 15 Septembre, Abdelssalam Eldanf fut tué alors qu’il était en grève avec ses collègues devant l’usine de logistique GLS dans la ville italienne de Plaisance. Il fut écrasé par un camion qui tentait de … Continue reading

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[en] Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa

When it was closed on the order of a judge for causing environmental damage, the ILVA steel plant in Taranto was the biggest in Europe. The parent ILVA group, which owns several other plants in Italy, was the largest in … Continue reading

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[en] Italian death rate up 11%

This shocking figure comes from Italian Institute of Statistics (Istat) data reported by Gian Carlo Blangiardo, demographer and director of the Statistics Department of Bicocca University in Milan. The mortality data cover the first seven months of 2015 and if … 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] What is really happening in Bologna

Bologna has always been a laboratory, both for social movements and for their counterparts. Bologna “the Red”, the industrialized city with one of the strongest worker movements in Italy, is now facing great changes, that started years ago and are … Continue reading

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Struggles in Italy’s blog is a dictionary of Italian struggles, a place that hosts news and deeper reflections. We cover political activism, education, culture, the environment, workers’ and community struggles, the mafia, the media and mainstream politics. Struggles is also … Continue reading

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[en] In Bologna public schools win against the giants

As we have written before, the referendum which was recently held in Bologna against public funding for private (mostly Catholic) schools was an uneven struggle. On the one side was the committee Articolo 33, promoting the referendum and claiming that … Continue reading

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[en] Victory – albeit limited – at San Raffaele hospital

After months of difficult struggle – in which workers blocked major roads, occupied rooftops and fought with police – an agreement has been reached at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital. The agreement was reached with unions early on the morning of … Continue reading

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