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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

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

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?

Workers across Italy protest killing of trade union leader Adil Belakdhim

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

Progressive forces in Italy slam Global Health Summit, demand free and universal vaccination

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

NO TAV protest-Italy Protests in Italy’s Susa valley over fresh construction bids for Turin-Lyon motor link

The police violently suppressed protests by the No TAV (No to the High Speed Train) movement at San Didero, injuring several protesters

Italian organizations condemn imprisonment of No TAV activist Fabiola De Costanzo

On December 30, an Italian court convicted three No TAV activists, including Fabiola De Costanzo, for their role in an agitation in 2012. The No TAV movement is opposed to the construction of the Turin-Lyon high speed Railway project

No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy

Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights

In Italy, the battle against COVID-19 is a social struggle

Giuliano Granato of Potere al Popolo discusses how the devastating COVID-19 outbreak has impacted Italy’s working class

Emilia-Romagna Elections In Italy, Emilia Romagna halts right-wing surge, with a little help from the Sardine Movement

The provincial elections in Emilia Romagna saw the center-left Democratic Party defeating the right-wing led by Matteo Salvini’s League. Emilia Romagna was the epicenter of the Sardine Movement which was directed against the right wing

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