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#Florence, #Italy: “You close us, you pay us”. Voices from the streets

Florence. Italy. In the evening of Friday, October 30, a demonstration took place in the Tuscan city, which was followed by clashes with the police. During the night, four activists were arrested and 20 were reported. The testimonies of two women who participated in the protest. We do not agree with everything they said. But we think it gives an idea about who is taking the streets in Italy at the moment.

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“In #Napoli the preconditions are perfect for a disaster”

Naples. Italy. “We are torn between a health disaster and a socio-economic disaster”. The protests last night and this afternoon in Naples reveal a situation of very high tension, in which the problems related to the pandemic containment measures are linked to more structural political and social issues.

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Wartime economics and post-pandemic battles

The relentless recourse to the language of war to describe the public health emergency seems to signal a shift in mainstream economic debate. In this interregnum, current and future battles could play a decisive role.

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#Lockdown in #Italy: Living in quarantine as a single person

Italy. Loneliness, isolation and quarantine in the life of a single woman, whose social life is already very difficult in “normal” times.

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#Italy: From the eye of the #Covid-19 storm. Part 2

Italy. March 22, 2020. In a few days shops have been closed and streets have become empty. Yesterday the governement announced tougher measures, closing finally all the economic activities which are not “strategic”. Many are even calling for the army to control the streets, which is in fact starting to happen. The contagion has not stopped. From the beginning of the epidemic to the 21th of March in Italy 42,821 people have been infected and 4,825 have died. On the 21th of March 793 people died.

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#COVID19: What is the “quarantine basic income”?

Coronavirus. Italy. March 18. Statement by CLAP – Camere del Lavoro Autonomo e Precario.

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#Italy, Dinamo Press: To our friends all over the world from the eye of #Covid-19 storm

Italy. March 14, 2020. We are living in difficult times, but we are also organizing so as not to surrender and prepare our next attack. Reflections, scenarios and claims in the middle of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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#Ventimiglia open city: 10 thousand marched against the borders

On Saturday a demonstration of 10 thousand people marched  through the city of Ventimiglia: an impressive mass of people against the borders and against barbarism, in a place symbolizing the atrocity by migratory policies in recent years.

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