Tag Archives: Turin

Foodora strikes in Italy – the dark side of the sharing economy

1. The sharing economy? 2. Foodora in Italy 3. New conditions and first strikes 4. Evolution of the struggle 5. Flexibility and the Italian labour market 6. Sources 1. The sharing economy? Newspapers report every day how our world is … Continue reading

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[en] Turin’s ExMoi occupation: the story so far

The story of ExMoi begins with two open wounds: the countless empty buildings in Turin, and the countless refugees living on Italian streets and in Italian train stations. Back in 2006, the Turin municipality and the national government spent over … 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] Portrait of Italian May Day 2014

On May Day, as in many other places around the world, thousands of people gathered in squares and streets all over Italy to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The celebrations took different forms, from concerts to direct action such as disputes … Continue reading

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[en] Political turmoil inside CGIL

  The CGIL is Italy’s largest confederation of trade unions (secretary: Susanna Camusso) and includes as a member FIOM, the metalworkers’ federation (general secretary: Maurizio Landini; former president: Giorgio Cremaschi). Tension has been growing between CGIL and FIOM for some time and although there have been reassurances … Continue reading

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[en] Forconi: Pitchfork Protest 2

The new “pitchfork” protest – nationwide this time – was announced weeks ago but it still seems to have taken the whole country by surprise. It began on 9 December and is still going on today, the organizers declaring that … Continue reading

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