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.
In Italy Palestre Popolari (popular gyms) a.k.a. red gyms are going strong, in Rome alone you can find seven. All of them in squatted buildings. The range of disciplines vary depending on the politics of the specific social centre and its organizers. For example, if you go to Centro Sociale la Torre (a small squatted farm filled with children) the kind of activities you find in the gym are Capoeira, juggling, aerial acrobatics, Chinese pole and archery. Basically it is the needs of the community, and the original discipline of the trainers, that broadly shape the nature of a popular gym.
This campaign is complicit and supportive of the one which, since 2012, has become one of the symbols of the fight for the liberation of the Earth from the chains of capitalism: the resistance to defend the Hambach forest!
Given the current programmatic poverty of the bourgeoisie, not voting is a duty. However, today, that isn’t enough.