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Italy Forza Nuova Missile and sophisticated weapons found in raid on Italian neo-Nazi party

Police reportedly found a Qatari air-to-air missile among the stash of weapons held by leader of the neo-Nazi political party Forza Nuova

Migrant centre Italy Workers protest the closure of immigrant reception center in Sicily

The closure was ordered by the far-right Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who has maintained a harsh stance against the reception of migrants from the war-torn North African countries.

Sea rescue is not crime_Sea Watch_Carola Rackete Sea rescue is not a crime: Capt. Carola Rackete released

On June 29, Italian authorities arrested Carola Rackete, the captain of an NGO rescue ship, Sea Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants to the Italian port at Lampedusa.

Sea-watch migrant ship Italy Captain of migrant rescue boat faces 10 years in jail

Carola Rackete is the captain of the Sea Watch 3 which rescued 53 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea around 30 NM off the Libyan coast. The boat was denied permission to dock in Lampedusa for 14 days following which it approached the port without permission

Bologna Protests Activists in Bologna protest the closure of immigrant reception center

Members of the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) also helped relocating almost 140 inhabitants of the center, who faced the risk of being sent to Sicily. The order to close the center came from minister of internal affairs, Matteo Salvini

Venetians protest entry of big ships into canal

Thousands of people in Venice called for large vessels to be barred from the Giudecca canal. This follows an accident on June 8 when a vessel crashed into a quay, injuring four people

rescue ship Sea Watch-Italy Italy confiscates Sea Watch 3 rescue vessel for disembarking migrants

Italy’s far-right interior minister ordered the confiscation of the vessel for defying his order by disembarking more migrants than were granted access to the Italian island.

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-25 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 25

In this episode, we report on the Italian port workers’ strike against Saudi arms shipment, Germany’s denunciation of BDS movement, and the JKCSS’ torture report on Kashmir.

Dock workers' protest in Italy Italian port workers go on strike against Saudi arms shipment

The ship also met with protests on May 9 at the Le Havre port in France, where it was prevented from loading a planned arms shipment by humanitarian groups.

Italian Communist Party ‘European Union is an imperialist pole, it can only support its own kind’

Peoples Dispatch in conversation with Francesco Valerio della Croce from the Italian Communist Party (PCI), on anti-immigrant laws, the ultra-right in Europe, the EU and the Italian left.

Turin protest ‘The State must fund universities to check interference of private capital in campus spaces’

Peoples Dispatch in conversation with the Turin committee of Noi Restiamo, on the student protests against the privatization of campus spaces in Italy

Italian students rally against setting up of fast food outlets on campus

Protests began on February 7 at the University of Turin, where outlets of Macdonald’s and Burger King have been set up. Students held community lunches and parades, demanding greater state investment in education

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