Italy
Pope Francis urges peace, vaccine access in 2021 Christmas message

The Pope centered those caught in overlooked tragedies in his annual Christmas address, continuing his commitment to progressive change and work with movements for justice

Why Italy is not our country of the year

In the December 18 edition of The Economist, Italy was named “the country of the year” citing newfound economic and political stability under PM Mario Draghi

“The Cuban Soberana vaccine is not due to a miracle but the consequence of political decisions”

From November 15 to 25, 35 Italian volunteers participated in a clinical trial on the Soberana vaccine in Havana, Cuba. Thanks to its public and high quality biotechnological research and health care system, the Caribbean island is the only low-income country worldwide to have made its own COVID-19 vaccines

General Strike - Italy Italian working class mobilizes for worker-friendly budget, pension reforms and job security

National trade unions in Italy organized a general strike protesting the 2022 budget plan of the Mario Draghi government for not meeting the expectations of the working class, particularly on tax cuts, pension reforms and preventing the relocation of industries

The struggle for vaccine equity intensifies in Italy

The European Union has been at the forefront of the opposition that rich countries have shown towards the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 medical products. However, the EU’s position in the international arena is not shared by the people of Europe, who wish to see vaccines accessible in the Global South

G20 Protest 1 Massive mobilization in Rome protests G-20 summit

Trade unions, progressive political parties, anti-imperialists, youth/student groups, climate activists, and others participated in the mobilization in Rome to denounce the neoliberal agenda of the 16th G20 summit that prioritize profits over people

Anti-fascist rally - Italy Massive trade union rally in Italy denounces fascist assault on labor

National trade unions and other progressive political sections in Italy have condemned the fascist attack on the office of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) in Rome on October 9

The fascist assault on a union in Italy: Some thoughts

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?

Thousands hit the streets of Italy in defense of labor rights

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.

Italians hold national strike in response to attacks on labor

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.

What to know about the upcoming local elections in Italy

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?

Anti-G20 mobilizations in Italy: Strengthening environmental struggles and remembering Genoa 2001

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.

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