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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.

International round-up

09 December 2014
Mexican students' body found; millions of workers set strike in Italy; and coordinated strikes grip Belgian capital

Tax revolts and 'pitchfork protests' - if we don’t fight austerity then other forces will

07 January 2014
Sylvestre Jaffard asks if the protests against governments of the centre left in Italy and France are the shape of things to come

Students protest over Italy budget

19 November 2013
Thousands of students protested in Rome and other Italian cities last week against massive cuts in the 2014 budget

Lampedusa survivors kept in detention

12 November 2013
Italian authorities have arrested a man for being one of the traffickers responsible for a fatal sinking last month, when at least 366 migrants died. 

International round-up

21 May 2013
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela

Technocrats fill Italy's coalition

30 April 2013
Italy’s newly elected prime minister Enrico Letta has formed a coalition government. It brings together his own centre-left Democratic party with Silvio Berlusconi’s  People of Freedom camp.

Italian president faces protests

23 April 2013
The Italian parliament has re-elected Giorgio Napolitano as its president in the sixth round of voting. The country has been gripped by a political crisis since a general election in February failed to deliver a majority.

Move to false ‘unity’ in Italy

05 April 2013
Political parties in Italy face mounting pressure to form a “unity” government and end the impasse that has gripped the country since February's inconclusive elections.

No government formed in Italy

21 March 2013
Italy’s ruling class is in disarray.

International news round-up

31 December 2012
Monti will run against Berlusconi Italy’s ruling class is in turmoil once more in the run-up to next month’s general election.

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