Matteo Salvini
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

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

Rescue ship-Spain Migrant rescue ship Open Arms stranded in the sea for seventh day

The ship, with 121 migrants onboard, now awaits the Spanish government’s approval to dock at a safe port after being denied permission by Malta and Italy.

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.

rescue boat Alan Kurdi malta Malta receives migrants aboard the rescue ship Alan Kurdi

The number of migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing has increased after the recent escalation of civil war in Libya.

82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean 82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.

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

The global shift to the right

No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out.

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