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Coriolanus: Shakespeare tragedy puts masses on stage

Director Ralph Fiennes’s new film of William Shakespeare’s tragedy about ancient Rome is excellent.

In their own words

"It is a panic. Rome is burning"

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

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

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

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

Day of rage across Italy

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

Romec engineers win a victory

Hundreds of engineers who work for Romec and maintain Royal Mail buildings are set to ballot on a deal to end their long-running dispute.

Romec engineers call more strikes

12 July 2011
The CWU union is calling more strikes at the Romec engineering and facilities company. Over 550 engineers are planning a nationwide 48‑hour walkout from midnight on Thursday 20 July.

Testimony from Haiti: ‘Soldiers here to control us’

11 January 2011
Romel Jean Pierre, 17 years old and a member of Ti Moun Rezistans, a collective in Port-au-Prince

Students in Rome storm Senate

24 November 2010
Hundreds of students marched through the streets of the Italian capital Rome today to protest against government proposals to cut education.

The Obama Syndrome

16 November 2010
This is a merciless dissection of Obama’s overseas escalation and domestic retreat.

Italian workers demand ‘Strike, strike, strike’

19 October 2010
Up to one million workers marched in Rome on Saturday against finance minister Giulio Tremonti’s deficit reduction plans. He is forcing through a £22 billion cuts package—but is facing huge resistance.

Made in Jamaica: The contradictions and power of reggae music

20 October 2009
Made in Jamaica, a 2006 documentary film by French director Jerome Laperrousaz, finally receives a limited cinema release in Britain this week.

Italian student protest batoned by riot police

19 March 2009
Police blocked and attacked students at Rome’s La Sapienza university preventing them from leaving the campus in order to join a trade union rally in the city on Wednesday.

The fall of Rome

17 March 2009
With the world economy in freefall, it is not such a great leap of imagination to consider what the collapse of society might look like today.

Gonna Take Us All - Jon Fromer

03 March 2009
This new album from US activist and singer Jon Fromer highlights issues such as class and race through modern blues and folk songs.

Mass strikes and protests across Italy

31 October 2008
Up to a million students, teachers, lecturers, school students and their supporters demonstrated through Rome on Thursday 30 October, as parliament approved laws introduced by Silvio Berlusconi’s government to slash education funding and to axe thousands of teaching posts. Over 90 percent of the country’s schools were shut.

Mass protests in Italy to stop cuts

21 October 2008
Cries of "Berlusconi, now you know what people think of you!" rang through the streets of Rome last Friday as half a million people demonstrated against the right wing government. Milan and Turin each saw marches of 50,000 too.

Copperas Hill post workers refuse to cross picket line

07 October 2008
Postal Workers at Copperas Hill mail centre in LIverpool, which is earmarked for closure, refused to cross a picket line put up by striking Romec engineers on Monday of this week.

Promen's pay strike continues in Beccles

29 July 2008
Workers in the Unite union at Promens plastic packaging in Beccles, Suffolk, have stepped up their campaign for decent pay as they enter their third week of industrial action.

Promens plastics workers strike over paltry pay offer

16 July 2008
Some 140 workers in the Unite union struck at a plastic packaging manufacturers in Beccles, Suffolk on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week over a paltry pay offer.

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