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Market chaos shows the crisis is far from over

22 November 2011
There is huge uncertainty across Europe. Bank shares are plunging, France is facing a possible credit rating downgrade and the markets are falling sharply in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

Italy's Mario Monti represents the old order

15 November 2011
Mario Monti is the new leader of Italy. He has not been elected. Instead he has been picked by Europe’s elite to "fix" the crisis in Italy.

Downfall: Crowds gather in Rome to cheer Berlusconi's departure

15 November 2011
Italians have been celebrating the downfall of their hated prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who resigned in disgrace last night (Saturday).

Crisis is at the heart of capitalism, as any ‘expert’ should know

15 November 2011
Europe’s leaders breathed a sigh of relief when prime ministers George Papandreou in Greece and Silvio Berlusconi in Italy stepped down.

The Tories can't ignore the turmoil in the eurozone

15 November 2011
Britain is not immune to the crisis that is crashing through Europe. More than half of Britain’s trade is with the European Union (EU). Now Italy’s economy is reaching a tipping point. And this is making for some very nervous bankers in the City of London.

The key players in Italy

15 November 2011
The Italian political establishment is bloated and corrupt. Among the huge political elite is a myriad of parties, formed through bitter splits and personal rivalries.

Downfall: Crowds gather in Rome to cheer Berlusconi’s departure

13 November 2011
Italians have been celebrating the downfall of their hated prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who resigned in disgrace last night (Saturday).

As Italy's crisis grows - resistance to austerity is key

08 November 2011
The economic and political crisis in Italy is deepening amid growing fears that the country will default on its debt.

West’s role in dictator’s downfall shouldn’t stop us celebrating

25 October 2011
MUAMMAR GADDAFI’S end resembles nothing more than that of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, sometime colonial master of Libya.

Day of rage across Italy

18 October 2011
Tens of thousands marched in Rome—and police responded with tear gas and water cannon.

Cable Street - they did not pass

27 September 2011
IT was 1936 and fascism was spreading across Europe. Adolf Hitler had become chancellor of Germany. Benito Mussolini had seized control in Italy. Franco was on the march in Spain. And the British Union of Fascists (BUF) was trying to do the same in Britain.

General strike brings Italy to a halt

06 September 2011
Millions of workers in Italy took part in a general strike today (Tuesday) against the government’s austerity plans.

Ten years on: the bloody battle of Genoa

19 July 2011
Ten years ago huge anti-capitalist protests in the Italian city of Genoa shook the world’s leaders.

Another blow for Berlusconi

14 June 2011
Italian voters have dealt another resounding blow to prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Italians reject Berlusconi cronies

31 May 2011
Voters in Italy have dealt a resounding blow to prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing government in local and mayoral elections.

Crisis deals a blow to Silvio Berlusconi in Italy

17 May 2011
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was flattened in local elections last Monday which he had previously called a referendum on his leadership.

Massive strike rocks Italy

10 May 2011
A hugely successful one-day general strike took place in Italy on Friday of last week, called by Italy’s largest union, the CGIL.

Before the Revolution shows Italy’s jittery rich drawn to Communist radicalism

29 March 2011
Fabrizio is the son of a rich bourgeois family who is drawn to the politics of the huge Italian Communist Party in the early 1960s.

Huge protests in Italy as Berlusconi escapes 'no confidence' vote

14 December 2010
Protests broke out today (Tuesday) as Italy’s corrupt prime minister Silvio Berlusconi survived a vote of no confidence.

Student revolt puts Berlusconi on ropes

07 December 2010
The fragile government of Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered another significant blow as students poured onto the streets over the past two weeks to protest against proposed education reforms.

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