Italy

Ethiopia and World Politics - George Padmore

George Padmore on the Italian war against Ethiopia and the Soviet response. Crisis, May 1935.

Soviet Appeasement, Collective Security, and the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935 and 1936

Historical notes on the relationship between the USSR and Italy during Italy's war against Ethopia in 1935-1936, includes several excerpts from George Padmore's writings on the conflict.

1848: Peasant Agitation in Italy

A short article about the conditions of peasants on the Italian peninsular in the 1840s and their agitation and what this meant for the Italian revolutions of 1848.

Corsair Writings - Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

A collection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial articles and interviews from 1973-1975 on the “anthropological revolution” that transformed Italy during the 1960s and early 1970s, with its “development without progress”, “consumerist hedonism”, “false tolerance”, mass culture, impoverishment of language, neurosis, destruction of traditional peasant cultures (“cultural genocide”), “strategy of tension”, and phony anti-fascism, signaling the decline of the old fascism and the rise of a new, “permissive” fascism, a “Power without a face” that is the “worst kind of totalitarianism”.

Logistics is the Logic of Capital

Anna Curcio and Gigi Roggero analyse the recent wave of struggles in the Italian logistics sector. This article first appeared in Viewpoint Magazine.

Italy: The “Government of Change” is Still Anti-Working Class

In Naples, in early June, a Malian man was shot by three youths in a drive by shooting. As they fired they chanted “Salvini, Salvini”. Matteo Salvini leader of the League (formerly the Northern League) only got 17% of the vote in Italy’s election but in the new “government of change” in coalition with the Five Star Movement has become Minister of the Interior. This is an ideal role for him to play his racist card.

Soumaila Sacko: the murder of a migrant union activist in Italy

On June 2 Soumaila Sacko, a migrant agricultural worker from Mali, was brutally murdered in San Calogero in Italy. He was shot in the head while gathering aluminium to rebuild the shantytown on the outskirts of San Ferdinando, where over four thousand seasonal workers live during harvest season, in overpopulated shack and tents, amidst garbage, plastic and rubber.

涨我的租?甭想!——意大利热秋运动中拒绝交租的妇女们

在热秋运动中,不仅有争取工资的工人运动,还有妇女们在消费环节的斗争相配合。

Franco Serantini Poster Archive

Posters commemorating Franco Serantini, a 20 year old Italian anarchist who was arrested on the 5th of May 1972 at an anti-fascist demonstration in Pisa.

He was beaten severely by police in custody, and died inside the prison two days after his arrest, on the 7th of May 1972.