Tag Archives: Milan

[en] Social centres and the struggle for a different model of legalisation

Italy has one of the widest and strongest social centre movements in Europe. Social centres can be found all over the country in almost every medium-sized and large city, though they tend to be more concentrated in the big cities … Continue reading

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[fr] Un militant syndicaliste sauvagement agressé à Milan

Thanks to LabourStart for this translation. Here the original article in English.  Le mardi 14 Janvier, dans le nord de Milan, le syndicaliste Fabio Zerbini a été sauvagement battu par deux hommes soupçonnés d’être liés au crime organisé italien. Fabio … 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] Death of Franca Rame, actor and political activist

The funeral of actor, communist and feminist activist Franca Rame was held in Milan on the morning of Friday 31st May 2013. She died aged 84. Franca Rame was the spouse and coworker of Dario Fo, 1997 Nobel Prize winner … 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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[en] ExCuem bookshop eviction in Milan

Ex Cuem was founded by a group of students at the University Statale di Milano. They reopened the CUEM, an independent 40 year-old bookshop that went bankrupt in October 2011 due to debt and false accounting, closing its 150m2 premises. … Continue reading

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[en] Strikes and scuffles in Milan to defend public healthcare

Health workers across the Lombardia region took part in a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 8th May, as part of the ongoing struggle against 244 redundancies at San Raffaele Hospital. Already, 66 workers have been served with redundancy letters, effective immediately. … Continue reading

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