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Roma reoccupy River Village in Italy

18 September 2018
Families of Roma people briefly reoccupied a camp called River Village on the outskirts of Rome

Migrants blocked by the racist Salvini

28 August 2018
The racist Italian government has been grandstanding with the lives of migrants.

Drive to save money lies behind Italian bridge collapse in Genoa

15 August 2018
The motorway bridge that collapsed on Monday in Genoa, Italy, killing at least 39 people failed because of money.

Hundreds expelled from Italian Roma camp

31 July 2018
The evictions show the impact of the racist policies of minister Matteo Salvini, reports Simon Basketter

Is the world going back to the 1930s?

15 July 2018
The growth of right wing populism and fascism provokes fears of a re-run of a disastrous decade

Italy's war on Roma

22 June 2018
Italian police wearing white coveralls used crow bars to smash the windows of mobile homes at dawn last Thursday.

Italy’s racist government rejects refugees

12 June 2018
When 629 people were rescued from drowning they might have expected to be treated with some humanity.

Italy’s crisis shows how the EU and bosses rule

29 May 2018
Italy in the last few days has shown the reality of capitalist power and its lack of concern for democracy.

Racists gain in Italian election as voters give centre left the boot

05 March 2018
Racists did well in the Italian elections on Sunday.

Crooks and racists vie for office in Italian elections

27 February 2018
The failures of the Italian left have opened the door for right wing and racist forces

Thousands of protesters in Rome defend refugees after police attacks

29 August 2017
Thousands of people marched through Rome last Saturday in protest at police violence against refugees.

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

08 August 2017
A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

International activists meet in Hamburg and plan action at the G20 summit

11 April 2017
Activists from across Europe are planning to shut down Hamburg when the global ruling class, including Donald Trump, hold their G20 Summit there in July. Tens of thousands are expected join a week of protest in the northern German port city.

Second death in weeks at immigration jail

17 January 2017
Also: refugees drown trying to reach Italy

Referendum revolt in Italy fells prime minister Matteo Renzi

06 December 2016
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after suffering defeat in a referendum on constitutional reforms last Sunday.

Austerity-lite has given a dangerous boost to the right in Italy

29 November 2016
The right has fed off a political crisis in Italy but workers’ action could shift the mood to the left, writes Simon Basketter

Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state

14 October 2016
Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown

Populist right wins in Italian elections

07 June 2016
Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement moved one step closer to governing the capital Rome on Monday.

Britain denies help to refugees in ship horror

06 January 2015
The true horrors of the European Union’s “Fortress Europe” have been revealed again over the new year. 

Greece's government faces collapse as general strikes rock Italy and Belgium

16 December 2014
The year that was meant to bring relief to the eurozone’s crisis is instead ending in strikes, stock exchange runs and political collapse on some of its key battlegrounds.

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