Category Archives: Italy

It is not NATO, but the Limo Left that is “obsolete”

by Manlio Dinucci

Authoritative voices from the European Left have united at the anti-Trump protest “No Ban No Wall” which is taking place across the United States. Yet erased from their minds is the French/British anti-migrant wall at Calais. Their lips tightly sealed on the fact that the exodus of refugees originates from the wars in which Nato European states have participated in.

Italy | The Italian Banking Crisis: No Free Lunch – Or Is There?

by Ellen Brown

It has been called “a bigger risk than Brexit”– the Italian banking crisis that could take down the eurozone. Handwringing officials say “there is no free lunch” and “no magic bullet.” But UK Prof. Richard Werner says the magic bullet is just being ignored. 

Italy | A tour against war and for peace was organized in Italy

Roma
Unione sindacale di base together with the Internationalist Antifascist Convoy and Banda Bassotti have organized a tour of conference  with a comrade survived at the massacre at  the Trade Union House in Odessa. The first meetings held in Rome and Naples, were well attended, confirming the anti-fascist sensibility and strong concern about the winds of war raised by NATO on the eastern side and the Mediterranean.
The Comrade told  the fascist attacks in which more than 50 people were murdered, most of them were elders and women without any possibility to defend themselves. He explains that the practices and the strategy of the attacks was planned from time  and it was conducted with an army strategy. A method already saw during the putsch of  Maidan
The situation in Ukraine after the coup of Maidan is very harsh, poverty and unemployment, growing, together with inflation to the overall growth of prices. At the same time the civil and democratic freedoms are systematically attacked with legal and illegal means, with the aim to stamp out any opposition to the reactionary regime and it allied  EU .
The meetings were concluded by reaffirming the common intent to strengthen the class solidarity and the common struggle against fascism and the predatory War promote by NATO countries.

Italy | Referendum in Italy: flares of popular revolt

by Wilhelm Langthaler

Leonardo Mazzei is one of the spokespersons of Programma101, an incipient political organisation which has developed from the “Leftist Co-ordination against the Euro”. (The name refers to a desktop PC developed by Olivetti and released as the first of its kind in 1965 which did, however, not enjoy commercial success. Thus, P101 stands for the home-grown development potentials of Italy.) In the 1990ies Mazzei used to be leading member of Rifondazione Comunista. Today he is regularly authoring for sollevazione.blogspot.com and antimperialista.it.

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Italy’s Demand Delays Extension Of EU Sanctions Against Russia

Italy has once again delayed an attempt to extend the European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia, despite an accord reached by EU diplomats earlier in the week for sanctions to be prolonged by another six months.

EU sources tell RFE/RL that Rome wants language included in the conclusions of the EU’s June 28-29 summit before it signs off on the deal to extend the sanctions.