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Venerdì 24 Luglio 2015 10:41

Grexit, first Act

by Raffaele Sciortino   [ITA] It was easy to expect that they would have made the Greeks pay for OXI, and so was it. In the light of the most harsh outcome of the "negotiation" between the Greek government and the Eurogroup, the discussion now revolves around pro- and anti-Tsipras stances - has he betrayed the people's mandate or not? - and/or the question of whether the price to save Europe was maybe too hefty. A discussion, to say the…
Venerdì 17 Luglio 2015 12:46

Greece, austerity and the questions to pose

Besides the specific interpretations, "in Athens" or "on Athens" a deepening of tensions and decomposition of power forms is underway - the latter, for a long time now, not able anymore to propose stable governance relationships within the European province; and materializing, once again, the specter of a Political that increasingly gets polarized in its "extreme" conditions of friendship and hostility. With respect to Athens, for those who look to it, feel empathy and see there an unfolding development, the…
In the early hours of the morning police surrounded the Spazio Popolare Neruda, the building that was occupied a couple of weeks ago by about thirty families under eviction, in order to proceed with the eviction. About thirty people, among which ten little children or so, were inside the building - a former school that the municipality gave to the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti [TN - a joint-stock company under public control] in 2013. Some comrades are resisting on the…
Martedì 30 Giugno 2015 13:30

The Time of Refusal

Right from the start of our national debate over the Greek situation we have been criticizing a two-fold ideological attitude: on one hand that of those uncritically recognizing the "good morning" in Syriza, hoping to export to Italy the successful electoral remedy; on the other hand that of those who, equally uncritically, withdrew into sectarian positions, accusing Tsipras' party to have dried up the struggleas and hoping in its failure. Against the former ones, we think that the game of…
Giovedì 25 Giugno 2015 22:16

Postcards from Ventimiglia

The days and the nights follow each other at the State border of Ventimiglia, basically the same, marked by the scorching sun on the refugees fleeing the wars provoked or financed by the West in Africa and Middle East, at times mitigated by the Ligurian Sea winds. The number of camping/resisting people on the reef looks to be short of tens of people each day, but it is difficult to give an even vaguely right number. It keeps being a…
In front of the shameful turn of events happening in Ventimiglia, we think a mobilization is necessary; in order to bring to those migrants blocked at the border that solidarity between exploited subjects of the same generation, forced to meet divided by a thousand of barriers and borders animated by an hypocrite international law, by discriminating legal categories, by the political class' xenophobia, by prejudice. We are not going to keep watching what is happening and wait for the end…
Nous estimons que, face à la situation honteuse qui s’est crée à Ventimiglia, il y a la nécessité di une mobilisation qui puisse porter aux migrants bloqués à la frontière cette solidarité entre exploités d’une même génération, forcés à se rencontrer entre moultes barrières et frontières issues d’un droit international hypocrite, de catégorie juridique discriminatoires, de xénophobie de la classe politique, de pré-jugés. Nous n’entendons pas rester à regarder ce qui est en train de se passer et attendre la…
Regional and Municipal Elections in Italy last weekend may have less apparent interest when compared to their counterparts in Spain a week before; yet, nonetheless, their outcome entails a number of points which deserve some attention at the least. About a voter out of two did not go to the polls for electing regional governors: this trend steadily consolidated through the years, with a net 10% average voters' loss in comparison to previous elections (2010) and expresses a rising discontent…
Since 4am of last tuesday morning the porters of the SDA* Roman warehouses in via di Corcolle went on strike in solidarity to the workers of the Bologna hub which were undergoing layoffs. After the breakup of the umpteenth negotiation table on monday, the answer of the porters, of their supporters and of the proletarians in struggle came strong and determined, with a most participated picket and a blockade of two hours and more of the incoming goods. At about…
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