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Around the World in 8 Minutes: Chelsea Manning’s unwavering grit

In this episode, we look at the latest developments in the case of Chelsea Manning, struggle for the release of Nicoletta Dosio in Italy and the ongoing protests in India against the recently passed discriminatory citizenship law.

Italian organizations demand release of veteran communist Nicoletta Dosio

The 73-year-old Nicoletta Dosio was arrested for her involvement in a 2012 protest against the proposed Turin–-Lyon high-speed rail project, also known as the TAV

Workers' protest Italy Protests against Eurozone bailout fund reform hit Rome

Adherence to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by Italy is likely to make way for more austerity measures and policies of structural adjustments, as stipulated by the European Union

Italian workers go on strike against ArcelorMittal

In Taranto, Italy, hundreds of workers at the Ilva steel plant went on a general strike on Friday, November 30.

Italy neo-fascist Italian police busts another fascist militia network

The police have alleged that the network was involved in groundwork for the launch of a pro-Nazi party, called the Italian National Socialist Workers’ Party

Flooding in Venice Following Venice floods, organizations mobilize to demand protective measures

Approximately 70% of Venice was submerged in the flooding that was triggered by massive tides. Residents say the government failed completely in setting up mechanisms to protect the city

Hundreds march in Rome against sale of Whirlpool plant to Swiss company Hundreds march in Rome against sale of Whirlpool plant to Swiss company

Whirlpool, on September 17, announced that it would sell its Napoli plant to the Swiss-owned Passive Refrigeration Solutions, putting at least 420 jobs at risk

Naples Workers protest proposed sale of Whirlpool plant in Naples, Italy

Currently there are 420 workers employed at the company’s plant in Naples, which is engaged in the production of washing machines

Giuseppe Conte Conte to return as Italy’s prime minister

Italian president Sergio Mattarella gave prime minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government, much to the dismay of Matteo Salvini, who had pushed a no-confidence motion against Conte.

Migrants Ship Italy Migrant rescue ship denied permission to dock in Italy

The German charity organization Lifeline also said that Malta had refused their request to supply water and food for migrants aboard the rescue ship, which is carrying over a hundred people on board.

Rescue Ship Open Arms 83 migrants aboard rescue ship Open Arms finally land in Italy

The Spanish rescue ship was stranded at sea for 19 days, awaiting permission to dock. Finally, the prosecutor’s office in Sicily ordered the evacuation of the boat due to deteriorating health conditions.

Giuseppe Conte Italian prime minister resigns, blames Matteo Salvini for the crisis

Salvini is eager for fresh elections given his far-right wing party’s strong showing in the European parliament polls and significant lead in surveys

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