Italy

Interview with the International Communist Party on the SICobas movement

An interview of members of the International Communist Party who are based in Italy and involved in the SICobas, a militant union that fights for class struggle principles rather than the corporatist arrangements that dominate unions in Italy.

Duonhoron kun Eriko Malatesto

Intervjuo de Eriko Malatesto en Italio pri loĝas suben la faŝisto reĝimo .

When insurrections die - Gilles Dauvé

This is a reconceived version of 'Fascism and Anti-Fascism'. In this text, Dauvé shows how the wave of proletarian revolts in the first half of the twentieth century failed: either because they were crushed by the vicissitudes of war and ideology, or because their “victories” took the form of counter-revolutions themselves, setting up social systems which, in their reliance on monetary exchange and wage-labour, failed to transcend capitalism.

Impastato, Giuseppe, 1948-1978

A short biography of Giuseppe Impastato, a communist anti-Mafia activist who was murdered by the crime organisation in 1978, but was originally blamed for his own death by the police and the media.

New year, old struggles: the strike for the collective agreement in the logistics sector

Against a background of general retreat of the labor movement triggered by fears of the absence of better alternatives, workers in the logistics sector have found the strength to reject that fear.

Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa

Steel workers in Genoa, Italy, occupied their factory in opposition to insecurity at work as a result of management corruption. Workers stopped work and blocked traffic, cutting the city in half.

Italian death rate up 11%

This shocking figure comes from Italian Institute of Statistics (Istat) data reported by Gian Carlo Blangiardo, demographer and director of the Statistics Department of Bicocca University in Milan. The mortality data cover the first seven months of 2015 and if the trend has continued, there will be 69,000 deaths more in 2015 than in 2014.

The Paris effect: Looking for ISIS in the wrong place

A look at how the supposedly anti-ISIS crack down across Europe has been used against social movements in Italy.

Harsh justice in Folkestone: repression against opponents of World War I

Voice of Labour newspaper

A short account of the severe sentence handed out to anarchists in Folkestone just for flyposting anti-war posters.

Sardinia: Demonstration against NATO’s Trident Juncture training

On 3 November , Teulada military base in Sardinia was the focus of a demonstration to disrupt the ongoing NATO training and to complain strongly about the continued destruction and poisoning of the island.