Tag Archives: Rome

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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[fr] La mafia capitale : la mafia romaine entre fascistes, politiciens et cooperatives

Il y a plusieurs points de départ pour commencer à raconter ce qui émerge des 37 arrestations et séquestrations menées par la police à Rome le 2 décembre dernier : on peut partir de la droite, de la gauche, de … Continue reading

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[en] Capital Mafia: fascists, politicians, cooperatives and the Roman mob

There are many ways to begin the story of the 37 people arrested and the related police seizures which took place in Rome on 2 December. You can begin from the right, from the left, from the extreme poverty of … Continue reading

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[fr] Attaque raciste contre un centre pour demandeurs d’asile à Rome

Les faits Les nuits du 10 et 11 novembre, un groupe de résidents italiens a attaqué un centre pour demandeurs d’asile à Tor Sapienza, une des banlieues de Rome. Les agresseurs, une centaine lors des deux nuits, dont quelques-uns au … Continue reading

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[en] Racist attack on political asylum seekers’ centre in Rome and new project for Italian right

Facts and chronology On the nights of November 10 and 11 a group of Italian residents attacked a centre for political asylum seekers in Tor Sapienza, a suburban neighbourhood in Rome. The attackers, about 100 on both nights, some of … 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] 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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