On October 9, during a demonstration against the government’s measures to limit the spread of the pandemic, right-wing nationalist forces attacked the headquarters of the major union CGIL in Rome. What lies behind that assault and how can it be framed?
The working class across Italy has been devastated by the crisis inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the austerity driven policies of neo-liberal governments.
Workers’ unions and progressive student groups in Italy have been protesting attacks on workers rights, government’s insensitive COVID-19 policies and fascist attacks on the workers.
Local elections will take place in over 1,300 municipalities of Italy on October 3 and 4. What is the general political context leading into these elections and how is the left organizing to bring an alternative voice into local institutions?
Social movements are organizing street mobilizations and counter-summits during the meeting of G20 environment ministers from July 20-23. This G20 meeting takes place exactly 20 years after the killing of Carlo Giuliani during the G8 summit in Genova.
Adil Belakdhim was killed when a truck ran into a picket line of protesting logistics workers on June 18. Si Cobas, the union to which he belonged, has termed it the culmination of attacks on workers across the country
Logistics giant FedEx-TNT closed down its hub in Piacenza in Italy and announced mass lay-offs. Workers from the company’s hubs across the country have joined protests demanding the reinstatement of those who lost their jobs
Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organized demonstrations and a health workers’ strike on May 21-22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome, as well as the anti-people policies of the Mario Draghi-led government
Organizations in Italy have called for a mobilization at the same time as the G20 Health Summit to call on global leaders to prioritize public health over profits and guarantee equal vaccine access
The workers of textile printing company Texprint srl. in Prato, Italy, have been on strike since January 18 demanding the reduction of their exploitative 12-hour daily work shifts to a maximum of eight hours per day
The police violently suppressed protests by the No TAV (No to the High Speed Train) movement at San Didero, injuring several protesters
The strike by Amazon workers and drivers in Italy on March 22 was historic in the coming together of those employed by the corporate and third-party companies. Giuliano Granato talks about the context of the strike