Italy, August 25: Some 150 refugees stuck on board the coast guard ship Diciotti in the Sicilian port of Catania have started a hunger strike. They are blocked from disembarking by the Italian government. They have been in the port for the last five days. The Italian government is demanding that other European nations take in the people aboard the vessel.
Official statement by investigated Iuventa Crew members.
In Naples, in early June, a Malian man was shot by three youths in a drive by shooting. As they fired they chanted “Salvini, Salvini”. Matteo Salvini leader of the League (formerly the Northern League) only got 17% of the vote in Italy’s election but in the new “government of change” in coalition with the Five Star Movement has become Minister of the Interior. This is an ideal role for him to play his racist card.
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.
Turin, July 13, 2018: Statement by CSOA Askatasuna, about the police operation against the social center in Turin, Italy, resulting in 15 precautionary measures and 9 arrests for May Day 2017.
The Italian minister of interior Salvini from the fascist Lega party, keeps playing with the lives of refugees. During the night hours 450 refugees were crammed in a wooden boat in international waters. Although the refugees are rescued now, Salvini threatens to send them back to Libya.
The members of Italian far-right party Forza Nuova (FN), in coalition with Polish neo-nazi group National Radical Camp (Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny, ONR), launched beach patrols in order to “protect women and children from migrants” in the Italian town Rimini. Additionally, the fascists intend to conduct separate patrols in the Iown, against “migrant drug dealers”.
On Monday June 25, it was suddenly announced that the occupied student housing block in Catania (studentato 95100) would be evicted, on grounds of public order.
In the past months repression against social centers in Rome and other cities at the Italian territory has increased. Now the state also targets feminist social spaces and women’s anti-violence centers in Rome. A video documentary (with English subs).
300 march across the Italian border at Montgenevre.