Tag Archives: Repression

The Paris effect: Looking for ISIS in the wrong place

The November attacks in Paris had an unknown, but quite foreseeable, effect on Italy. Even though the traditional targets (the Vatican, synagogues, metros and stations) are under surveillance, Italian newspapers keep reminding us all that traditional types of terrorism are … Continue reading

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[en] Four #NoTAV activists acquitted of terrorism charge

The four NoTAV activists arrested on 9th December 2013 have been acquitted of the charge of terrorism. They were, however, convicted for attacking theTAV construction site, for damaging a compressor and for carrying “weapons of war” (in fact, Molotov cocktails … Continue reading

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[en] Renzi’s EU election victory fuels wave of evictions and arrests

A wave of evictions and arrests of militants from radical and housing rights movements began just a few days after the notable victory of Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party in the European elections. The operation’s goal is clear: to evict and … Continue reading

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[en] Federico Aldrovandi’s killers receive standing ovation from police union

Federico Aldrovandi’s parents and friends have become used to the noisy actions of the Coisp police union in defending the killers of the 18 year old boy, murdered in 2005 in Ferrara by four police officers. But on April 29 the … Continue reading

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[en] Bologna activists banished from the city

It sounds like news from a distant time, way back in Italian history, but it actually happened in 2014. On 6 March, 12 activists were forced to leave Bologna – their own city, where they live and have jobs and … Continue reading

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[en] Italy does not tolerate organised protest: students prosecuted

At the end of 2010, there was widespread protest by students and university precarious workers against the reform of the university system in Italy. This reform took place during Silvio Berlusconi’s government, and was drafted by minister Mariastella Gelmini. If … Continue reading

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[fr] [Traduction] Appel des familles des activistes NoTav arrêtés pour terrorisme

Vous avez entendu parler d’eux ces dernières semaines. Ce sont ceux qui ont été arrêtés le 9 décembre et qui sont accusés (mais l’accusation reste toute à démontrer) d’avoir attaqué le chantier Tav à Chiomonte. Au cours de l’attaque, un … Continue reading

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