Italy

Base unions in Italy to strike against destructive “good schools” law

A nationwide strike called by base unions against implementation of Law 107, better known as the “good school” law, is set to happen tomorrow, Friday 17th, writes Patrizia of Umanita Nova.

“这是所有人的斗争”——意大利反宜家(IKEA)全国运动

IKEA strike 2012

“仓库工人无所畏惧”——这是一路贯穿7月26日由基层工会(base unions)S.I. Cobas和ADL Cobas发起的反宜家(IKEA)全国运动中的口号。

意大利1960-1970年代的阶级斗争浪潮

Italy's hot autumn, 1969

一份针对二十世纪六七十年代意大利群众性激进阶级斗争浪潮的政治经济背景和一部分斗争事件的介绍。这一浪潮又是产生“工人主义”(operaismo)、“自主马克思主义”、“起义安那其主义”等思潮的社会背景。

The Republic of Labin, 1921

Hammer and sickle from the Republic of Labin

A short history of a short-lived uprising of coal miners in Croatia following an attack by Italian fascists, by Steven Johns.

On fire: the battle of Genoa and the anti-capitalist movement

Police van on fire, Genoa

Anarchist collection of writings on the 2001 anti-G8 riots in Genoa. We don't think it's particularly good but reproduce it for reference, and would recommend reading it alongside Aufheben's critique of the anti-capitalist movement.

Trade union leader released after three days of protests across Italy

Aldo Milani, SI Cobas national coordinator.

The national coordinator of the Si Cobas trade union was released on bail yesterday after his lawyer stated that the accusations against him are beginning to collapse.

Italian base union organiser arrested: strike across Italy!

Aldo Milani.

Following the arrest of Aldo Milani, national coordinator for base union SiCobas, by police in Modena, strikes have started in the logistics warehouses of Emilia Romagna and Milan, awaiting the spreading of the mobilisation to other regions.

1920: Turin General Strike

The General Strike of 1920 in the city of Turin lead to workers occupying and running the factories themselves as part of an attempt to build a socialist society.

USI speaks out on the recent developments with the IWA

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

Couriers for the Foodora food delivery app have been taking strike action, raising more questions about the 'gig economy' and how workers in it can organise.