Italy

EU fences off refugeesSJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 14:04

As the leaders of the EU countries on 27-29 June put their names to their “universal accord” on immigration policy, news arrived of another horrific tragedy off the coast of Libya.

A hundred men, women, and children drowned as their rubber boat exploded and they drifted helplessly in waters where NGO rescue ships are now banned by Marco Minniti, Italy’s Minister of the Interior, not in the current right-wing Italian government, but in the previous centre-left one.

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Rome votes to name street for a fascistSJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 12:24

There could be no clearer indication of what the coming to power of Salvini/Di Maio has unleashed in Italy than recent events in Rome’s city council.

A motion from the ultra-right “Brothers of Italy” party, passed by a slim majority, committed the council to dedicate one of the city’s thoroughfares to Giorgio Almirante, the principal private secretary of Mussolini’s Minister of Popular Culture, and editor of an extreme voice of racist hatred, the Defence of Race.

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Salvini threatens to deport 500,000
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SJWWed, 06/06/2018 - 15:22

“The entertainment is over, now we mean business”, declared Matteo Salvini, leader of the racist National League and Italy’s new Minister of the Interior.

He has threatened to deport 500,000 “illegal” migrants and usher in a new regime of repressive” civil protection”.
Then news arrived of the coldblooded murder in Calabria of a young activist of the country’s United Base Union, long active among the half million or so migrant workers in the fields of the south picking fruit for 20 Euro a day and forced to live in hovels and shantytowns.

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Italy: Salvini sets the pace
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SJWWed, 30/05/2018 - 10:55

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has refused to confirm the appointment of Euro-critic Paola Savona as Minister of Finance in the new coalition government of the populist Five Star Movement and the Lega Nationale.

With Mattarella’s decision (taken, he said, “to save the constitution”) and the subsequent resignation of the newly-appointed Prime Minister, the obscure Professor Conte, the government has collapsed.

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Star says: trust the Tories, trust the LeagueSJWWed, 30/05/2018 - 10:39

Editorials in the Morning Star on 23 May showed what wretched depths the Star is brought to by its Europhobia.

The Morning Star, continuation of the old Stalinist lie-sheet the Daily Worker, is much faded journalistically, but still gets money from some union leaders: the 23 May issues boasts of subsidies from PCS, Unison, and Unite. It has some influence in Momentum.

No, says the first editorial, there is no risk of the return of a “hard’ Irish border. A report by MEPs has proposed a “smart border”. “Technology” can do the trick. Which is just what the Tories say.

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Food delivery workers unite across ItalySJWWed, 25/04/2018 - 11:24

On Sunday 15 April in Bologna the first national assembly of food delivery workers took place.

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Italian election shows impasse of left
Foreground Di Maio, background Salvini
SJWWed, 14/03/2018 - 11:30

Italy’s election (4 March) resulted in hung parliament, with no party getting enough votes to form a government. It will take weeks and maybe months for a government to emerge.

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Italian elections: fascist menace grows

Submitted by Matthew on 28 February, 2018 - 9:15 Author: Hugh Edwards
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The horrific act of fascist violence on the 3 February in the central Italian town of Macerata, where eight young west Africans were gunned down by a neo-fascist thug, has highlighted the level of putrefying decadence of the major political contenders for office.

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Italian fascism feeds on xenophobiaMatthewWed, 14/02/2018 - 11:30

On Saturday 3 February, exactly one month before Italy’s 3 March general election, an armed rampage took place in the Italian town of Macerata. Eight people, African migrants to Italy, were shot by a white Italian — Luca Traini.

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Is Renzi heading for a lash-up with Berlusconi?MatthewWed, 15/11/2017 - 10:04

Recent regional elections in Sicily, with less than 50% voting, saw a close-run victory for Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition, Forza Italia.

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