Italy’s Sardines Movement Is A Wakeup Call For The Left

By Norma Rangeri  Il Manifesto Global -

The Sardine movement resembles no other: it was born “underground” (and is for this reason highly vulnerable), and gave a healthy shock to the country, all thanks to the proverbial four friends [...]

U.S. Out Of Italy

By David Swanson, -

In the late 1980s when I was a teenager and an exchange student in Bassano del Grappa I loved Italy for the same reasons I’ve loved it ever since, reasons that include natural and human-created [...]

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ As German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years In Prison For Saving Refugees

By Eoin Higgins, -

A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. "Italy's fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter [...]

‘We Will Not Be Complicit’: Protesting Assault On Yemen, Italian Dock Workers Refuse To Load Saudi Weapons Vessel

By Jake Johnson, -

"No EU state should be making the deadly decision to authorize the transfer or transit of arms to a conflict where there is a clear risk they will be used in war crimes." In an act of defiance [...]

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance

By Antony C. Black, -

On the hot summer morning of Aug. 2, 1980 a massive explosion ripped apart the main waiting room of the Bologna railway station. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more injured. Though [...]

Thousands March In Rome To Protest Against ‘Climate Of Hatred’

By Ylenia Gostoli, -

Rome, Italy - At least 20,000 people have marched in Rome to express their opposition to Italy's populist government which, they argued, has been fuelling a "growing climate of hatred" since [...]

Italian Debt Crisis Erupts: Is This A Greek Debt Crisis Writ Large?

By Dr. Jack Rasmus, -

With no independent monetary policy and strict limits on its fiscal policy, all Italy could do in a recession or financial crisis, such as 2008-2010, was borrow money from the ECB and the Euro [...]

Italians March To Protest Fascism, Racism, Labor, Vaccines

By Staff, -

ROME (AP) — Students opposing a neo-fascist party have scuffled with police in Milan at one of at least a dozen rallies being held across Italy on the last weekend for political action before the [...]

Trumpism: Anger Going Viral

By Padraig Reidy, -

By Padraig Reidy for Bill Moyers Journal. It is difficult to argue against people who are sincere but not necessarily serious, and whose aims seem to lie entirely in the gesture — the great big [...]

CIA Agent Expects To Be Extradited To Italy

By Staff, -

By Staff of BBC News - A former CIA agent has said that she expects to be extradited imminently from Portugal to jail in Italy for her alleged role in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect in [...]

Challenging Germany, Leading Italian Politician Calls For Euro Exit

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner, -

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in The Guardian - The populist leader of Italy’s second largest political party has called for the nationalisation of Italian banks and exit from the euro, and said the [...]

The Tiny Italian Town Killing The U.S. Navy’s Surveillance Plans

By Barbie Latza Nadeau, -

Ever since the Italian government under Silvio Berlusconi signed off on the U.S. Navy’s use of the land six years ago, the No MUOS activists of Niscemi have been doing everything they can to stop [...]

Italy: Students Protest On Eve Of World Expo Showcase

By Euronews, -

Student protesters marched in Milan on Thursday, a day before the 2015 Universal Exposition opens there. Critics denounce corruption scandals surrounding the showpiece event as well as what [...]

Italy: Thousands Of Students Protest Education Reforms

By Staff, -

In Italy, thousands of students took to the streets Thursday in Milan, the second most populous city in the country, to protest against education reforms. "This is another attack on public [...]

Italy: General Strike Against Labor Reforms In Over 50 Italian Cities

By Revolution News,> -

A general strike called by two major Italian trade unions on Friday hit schools, hospitals, airports, highways, ports and public transport across the country, as public and private sector workers [...]

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