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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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[en] Electrolux proposes halving Italian workers’ wages

It is certainly not a coincidence that Electrolux’s proposal came just after the signing of the new agreement on union representation, when in the eyes of big business the Italian unions look friendlier than ever. But, nevertheless, what the Swedish multinational manufacturer … 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] Midnight flits. Chronicling summer activity in Milan, Modena and Forlì

Until this year, late summer newspapers were always filled with articles about burglaries. “Family returns from holiday and finds home emptied by thieves” was a typical headline. This year, though, it has been factories emptied, and those sneaking in during … Continue reading

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[en] Layoffs at Indesit

In 2012, Indesit employed 4,568 workers in Italy but October 2012 saw an attempt to lay off 500 workers and move some production to Poland. The company’s 2013 “safeguard & rationalize” restructuring plan has the same direction of travel: 1,425 … Continue reading

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[en] Only Two in Ten Young Women are Employed in Southern Italy

Istat (the Italian Institute of Statistics) has published its Italian labour force survey for the second quarter of 2012. The youth unemployment rate currently sits at around 33%. However, the most remarkable statistic concerns young women in Southern Italy. Only … Continue reading

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[en] Workers struggles in Sulcis province: Alcoa and Carbosulcis

From August 26th to September 3rd they have been 400 meters under sea level and now that they’re back to light they don’t mean to stop their struggle. The prize for the miners of Carbosulcis is the continued existence of … Continue reading

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