Category: Italy

Richard Falk: A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome

It is no wonder that Istanbul and Rome are rated the first and second favorite cities in the world

Perry Anderson: The Italian Disaster

Europe is ill

Roberto Musacchio: The Italian Left Backing Tsipras

The project is called “The Different Europe with Alexis Tsipras”. Predictions indicate it could surpass, maybe even easily, the 4% electoral threshold

Jérôme Roos: Mobilizing for the Common: Some Lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?

Felipe Correa: The Political Thought of Errico Malatesta

Errico Malatesta (1853-1932) was an important Italian anarchist that contributed, in theory and practice, to the trajectory of anarchism in a lot of countries

Alfredo Mazzamauro: ‘Only One Big Project’: Italy’s Burgeoning Social Movements

In the context of a deepening housing crisis, Italy’s movements are becoming increasingly united in their opposition to neoliberalism and austerity

Glenn Greenwald: Revealed: How the NSA Targets Italy

A special unit operating under cover and protected by diplomatic immunity, assigned to a very sensitive mission: to spy on the communication of the Italian leadership. That is what top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published in Italy exclusively by l’Espresso in collaboration with “la Repubblica” reveal. A file mentions the “Special Collection Read more…

David Vine: The Italian Job

The Pentagon has spent the last two decades plowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars into military bases in Italy, turning the country into an increasingly important center for U.S. military power. Especially since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the military has been shifting its European center of gravity south Read more…

Lorenzo Fe: How Beppe Grillo Stole The Left’s Clothes

The outcome of the Italian elections brought many surprises – though for once Berlusconi was not one of them. His vote did not collapse, as many had hoped for, but nor did it recover. His coalition lost six million votes but retained the level of support that had been expected. This decline was obscured by Read more…

Chris Thomas: Voters Reject Austerity In ‘Tsunami’ Election

The “Tsunami tour” was the name comedian Beppe Grillo gave to his election meetings which filled piazzas throughout the country with tens of thousands of ‘spectators’. Now an electoral tsunami has well and truly rocked the Italian political system with Grillo’s 5 Star Movement, which did not exist at the last election, becoming the biggest Read more…

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