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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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[fr] Police et néofascistes attaquent étudiants à Naples (video)

Un rassemblement d’étudiants a été brutalment chargé par la police à Naples mardi matin (7 mai 2013). Les images de l’attaque sont devenues virales immédiatement, diffusées autant par les médias principaux (nationaux) que par les médias independants de La Repubblica … Continue reading

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There was a clear split in the May Day celebration in Bologna. On one side there was the union confederations’ demonstration, and on the other side there were the base unions, the Articolo 33 Committee campaigning for the referendum about … Continue reading

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[en] Hospital workers fight police in Milan

It has been a week of renewed struggle at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, with mass meetings, rooftop occupations, demonstrations and fights with the police. After months of calm since the last round of protests at the end of 2012, Monday … Continue reading

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[photo] Images from the March 23 No-TAV demo

Photocredit: @fabiopanicco

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[en] Italian prisons and detention: an info sheet

Introduction On January 9, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg fined Italy €100,000 for its inhuman living conditions for prisoners, ordering the government to implement changes within a year. The verdict was given on a case brought … Continue reading

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[en] Struggle at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan

On the morning of Monday, 5 November, hundreds of workers from the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan held a demonstration along the city’s major ringroad, blocking traffic in both directions for about an hour. The demonstration had been called during … Continue reading

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[en] L’Aquila’s earthquake trial: scientists as politician’s puppets

Bernardo De Bernardinis (left), former assistant chief of technical offices of Civil Protection Current news headlines in Italy concern the 6-year prison sentence given to seven scientists and officials found guilty of manslaughter. All were involved in the seismic activity … Continue reading

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Happy birthday! SII turns one today

It all began with a discussion, which then turned into a manifesto, before becoming a website. After one year, Struggles in Italy is a small, transnational community of workers, students and researchers living in different parts of the world. Our limitations have … Continue reading

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[en] The Politics of Generations in Present-Day Italy

Introduction Earlier this year, in July, the executives of the Nestlé plant in San Sisto (Perugia) made an appalling proposal: workers may give up 25% of their salary and working hours to obtain, in return, a guaranteed workplace for their … Continue reading

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