15 January 2008
In last week’s column I introduced the concept of hegemony, or domination, and how it was developed by the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci.
04 December 2007
Delegates from Greece, Italy and Poland all reported that their governments were responding to the anti‑war movement with authoritarian measures.
06 November 2007
Italian police forced homeless people in Rome to leave their makeshift houses on the banks of the Tiber river last week in the start of a racist crackdown.
09 October 2007
Good sense at Gramsci school
Over 90 people attended a dayschool on the revolutionary legacy of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci in Edinburgh last Saturday.
09 October 2007
Luchino Visconti is best known for his film The Leopard, about Sicily amid the struggle for Italian unification.
08 August 2007
They buried a working class hero in Milan, Italy, last week. When Giovanni Pesce’s coffin was brought out, a thousand people had been waiting hours to greet it.
31 July 2007
If you visit Italy, you will notice that, wherever you’re staying, the main street or square will almost invariably be named after Giuseppe Garibaldi. Garibaldi is the national hero who led the movement to unite Italy in the mid-19th century.
17 July 2007
Golden Doordirected by Emanuele Crialesefilm on general release
This exquisite French Italian co-production is one of the best films this year.
20 June 2007
Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was covering the destruction of the Iraqi city of Fallujah for the left wing newspaper Il Manifesto when she was kidnapped in 2005.
12 June 2007
Rome takes on Bush
24 April 2007
It was four in the afternoon. The Junkers, Heinkels and Italian Savoias flew straight over the main street of the town of Guernica dropping splinter bombs and incendiaries. Within three hours, the town was a skeleton and over 1,600 of its people were dead. It was 26 April 1937.
07 April 2007
The Afghan secret service has imprisoned Rahamtullah Hanafi, the director of the Italian NGO-funded Lashkar-gah hospital in Afghanistan.
31 March 2007
Italian MEP Vittorio Agnoletto has just returned from a fact finding mission to Afghanistan.
31 March 2007
Socialists have often felt rather uncomfortable with Futurism. This Italian art movement, founded in 1909, sang the praises of new technology, aeroplanes and the mass media – but it also exalted war and colonialism.
03 March 2007
Romano Prodi resigned as the prime minister of Italy last week. Since taking power last year, his centre left government has sent troops to Afghanistan, supported a US military base in the northern city of Vicenza and passed a neoliberal budget.
24 February 2007
More than 120,000 people crammed into the streets of Vicenza in the north of Italy on Saturday of last week to oppose a new US military base at the Dal Molin airfield.
27 January 2007
School students in the northern Italian city of Vicenza walked out of class last Thursday and bombarded government buildings with tomatoes.
21 October 2006
Gillo Pontecorvo, the Italian director of The Battle of Algiers, died last week. Despite the fact his last film came out 27 years ago, the tributes paid have been enormous.
07 October 2006
A major crisis has opened up on the Italian left since the election of the centre-left government in April. The main radical left party Rifondazione Comunista is part of this government
12 August 2006
It is now a little over five years since the great protests at the G8 summit in Genoa. This event put the anti?capitalist movement in Italy in the vanguard of the struggle against neo-liberalism and war throughout Europe.