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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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The 20th Anniversary of Carlo Giuliani

On July 20, 2001, 23-year-old anarchist Carlo Giuliani was shot dead by police during protests against the G8 summit. To his credit, he succeeded in attacking the police van with a fire extinguisher.

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18 years after the #G8 Revolt in #Genoa: Anarchist Vincenzo arrested in #France

Anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi was arrested on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in France. He was wanted for the G8 revolt in Genoa in 2001.

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