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Introduction Since February 2021 the government crisis in Italy has been overtaken by the President of the Republic through a wide coalition, appointing Mr. Mario Draghi – former ECB president – as premier. Indeed he seems to act more as an EU commissioner for the management of European Recovery Founds through new reforms,  dealing more …

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Introduction Since February 2021 the government crisis in Italy has been overtaken by the President of the Republic through a wide coalition, appointing Mr. Mario Draghi – former ECB president – as premier. Indeed he seems to act more as an EU commissioner for the management of European Recovery Founds through new reforms,  dealing more …

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Italy | 11/29/2022

Giorgia Meloni Is a Global Phenomenon

Italy’s new prime minister belongs to a transnational network of far-right groups, of which she is now the most powerful representative. This article was first published in the Croatian weekly Novosti, 24 October 2022. Written by Hrvoje Šimičević. In the wake of the recent Italian general election, which saw the far-right Brothers of Italy party …

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September 2022

Black Clouds on Italian Political Landscape For the first time in the republican history of Italy, there have been general elections during the summer season, recording an increasing disaffection to the political situation, with only 64% of voters’ participation. As widely foreseen, the right-wing coalition of Giorgia Merloni’s Brothers of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, …

August 2022

Updates in the National Landscape. Beyond the semblance of a technical government, Mario Draghi’s establishment lurks indeed a persistent aggression on workers’ rights, evident mostly through the arrest of eight grassroots unions leaders on 19th July. According to the local prosecutor’s office, the militants have been accused of having waged strikes in the logistic sector dominated by …

June 2022

Hands over the City* Local elections have outlined some peculiar aspects of the Italian far-right. The first one is the political connection with the mafia, discovered by the police with the arrest of two candidates at the City council of Palermo, belonging the one to Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party and the other to Giorgia …

May 2022

Winds of war, rearmament and machism The national gathering of the Alpine troops in Rimini with around 70thousands of soldiers and veterans once again represented a rally of machism and harassment against women around the city, above all against workers of bars and restaurants along the event. The local feminist group of NUDM has publicly denounced such …

April 2022

WHICH RESISTANCE? The Liberation Day celebrations of Mussolini’s regime rid with the partisans’ and allies’ reconquest of Milan, the last biggest city in northern Italy takes place on the 25th of 1945. All over the country, the former partisans’ association (ANPI) organizes initiatives and demonstrations with street parades and popular festivals even days before that …

March 2022

With the start of the trial on the 7th of March against the leaders of the New Force (FN) for the assault on the national headquarter of the CGIL in Rome, other offices of the trade union were targeted with writings and vandalism throughout Italy – from Jesi to Milan, passing for Foggia, Prato Forlì …

Resources

Italy | 06/07/2022

Isole nella Rete

‘Islands in Network’ is a project carried out by antifascist groups  mapping terrorist attacks and aggression by fascist or racist criminals.