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Italy: A few thoughts on the “No Green Pass” street protests

Italy. Over the past month the need for discussion with comrades from other countries has intensified; exchanges with like-minded people also across borders is revealing itself to be fundamental for having a broader perception of what is going on. Even if we cannot get an exact overview from these discussions, they certainly help us to look beyond our own small surroundings. They are often purely individual evaluations or those of small collectives.

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Italy: Against the state and its massacres -Anarchist comizi in the streets of Trieste – Autumn 2020

Trieste. Italy. Translator’s note. Against the State. Well? For an anarchist these words are clear and simple, a prerequisite of anarchy you might say. But what if, rounded off with ‘and its massacres’, they are plastered on colossal city walls in posters and echoed forcefully in the shadow of a church by a stirring old man with a beard, microphone in hand? Who is this individual who dares bare his soul to the respectable citizens of Trieste?

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18 October 2021: Grassroot unions strike in Italy!

All the grassroots unions in Italy are united against redundancies and social carnage and are calling a 24 hours-long nationwide general strike in the private and public sectors on 18/10/2021.

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Susa Valley: eviction of the occupied customs house in Claviere

Italy. Claviere. August 5. 2021. This morning at 6 o’clock we woke up to the shots of Carabinieri, police and firemen destroying the barricades.

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Glonass on board! [Genoa, Italy]

Genoa. Italy. The Glonass system, comparable to the American GPS, is a Russian global navigation satellite system used for tracking and tracing. It is also used as a back-up or support positioning system, which can provide a faster fix and greater accuracy than GPS.

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Susa Valley: former customs squatted in Claviere, statement against all borders

Italy. Susa Valley. Claviere. Today 31 july 2021, we have occupied Claviere’s ex customs, the Dagona Occupata. The building place that represented both border’s control and repression, and free circulation of products and tourists, now becomes a self-organized refuge, a space for political organization and direct solidarity, free and open to everyone.

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The “ecological transformation” between the command of capital, the erosion of the subject and new antagonisms

The “ecological transition” has suddenly acquired an unprecedented degree of centrality within Italian institutional politics. It is configured first and foremost as a new field of economic recovery, characterized by the rhetoric of growth and development, on its way representation of simultaneous rupture and continuity with the environmental policies of previous decades. On the one hand, in fact, it confirms the already widely discussed model according to which the ecological crisis and environmental damage have stopped being limits to the accumulation of capital and instead become new opportunities for profit and investment, in short, new space and engine of accumulation. On the other hand, this field of ecological exploitability occupies a particularly central role in the, I dare to say, desperate response to an unprecedented systemic crisis, exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Italy: Start of first degree of operation Scintilla

Italy. Beginning of first degree of Operation Scintilla. The three preliminary hearings for Operation Scintilla concluded with the confirmation by the Gup of the entire accusatory package and the committal for trial of all 18 defendants for all the crimes charged.

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Genoa 2001: Memories from the Front Lines – Taking on the G8 at the Climax of a Movement

Genoa. Italy. Twenty years ago today, at the peak of a movement against capitalist globalization, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Genoa, Italy to oppose the summit of the eight most powerful governments in the world—the G8. The demonstrations in Genoa represented the high-water mark of an era of global protest, in which both confrontational tactics and police repression reached their apex. In a new era of uprisings, we stand to learn a lot from studying previous cycles of resistance. The following narrative history recounts the mobilization in Genoa through a series of firsthand accounts from the front lines.

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