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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] 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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