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It is the morning of May 28, 1974, when in Piazza della Loggia - in the northern Italian city of Brescia - a bomb (hidden in a trash bin) was triggered during a demonstration against neofascist terrorism called by unions and by the Antifascist Committee. From inquiries, the first trial by the judiciary led in 1979 to the condemnation of some exponents of the Brescian far-right. Then, acquittal came; a second branch of inquiry, raised in 1984 after revelations by…
Giovedì 12 Maggio 2016 18:47

May 12, 1977: the murder of Giorgiana Masi

On May 12, 1977, Giorgiana - only 19 years old - received the deadly hit of a calibre 22-gun, by the “Special police squads” under orders by the violent and ferocious repression of the minister of the interior and Gladio leader, Cossiga. On that day in Rome the Radical Party organized a demonstration in Piazza Navona, in order to celebrate the third anniversary of the victory in the referendum on divorce. By defying the demonstration ban for those outside the…
We reach the city of Makhmur through the main road, which connects Erbil to the Nineveh province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Formally, the area is under the control of the government in Baghdad. The road is full of checkpoints of the regional Kurdish authority, where the Peshmerga of the KDP- the ruling party in this area- stop up several times and make us get out of the car for control. Another thirty kilometers away from Erbil, there is no more Peshmerga.…
On Friday March 11, 1977, at 10am some 400 people participate to an assembly of Comunione e Liberazione [CL, a reactionary Catholic organization, later to become a powerful business elite close to liberal and right-wing forces - T.N.] . Five students of the faculty of Medicine belonging to the autonomous collectives, that show up at the entrance, are manhandled and brutally expelled from the hall. The news spread through the university and a hundred of comrades gathers outside the Anatomy…
In a militarized Venice, between no-go areas and massive depolyment of police agents, the Notav - NoGrandiNavi demonstration against the Renzi-Hollande summit started around 10 am from Santa Lucia station to Punta della Dogana. It was an important day for all those committees that fight against the great works, which arrived today in Venice in order to protest the Italian-French summit, featuring 20-some ministers and shut in the Palazzo Ducale to discuss about great works (specifically the TAV Turin-Lyon line),…
Giovedì 25 Febbraio 2016 14:57

Forum to Fight - Against Capitalist Education

2015 means a new turning point on privatising social services and, in particular, university education. The European Union is planning the TTIP treaty (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) with the United States, in order to enable the economic elite to accumulate more capital, and make off with public assets. As for education, they aim to go on privatising public education, and set it aside for commercial interests. In addition to this treaty, the TISA treaty (Trade in Services Agreement) must…
"Seven broken ribs and traces of electrocution on the genitals"...and again "signs of blows under the feet, breaking of the cervical vertebra, fractures of elbow and scapula...". To affirm - as former diplomat and think-tanker Sergio Romano does on the pages of the Corriere della Sera daily - that we will never know what happened to Giulio Regeni in Cairo is a bit reductive, as broken bones, electrocution and cigarettes being extinguished on his body - practices that always mark…
Infoaut staff's obituary for Guido Regeni, the Italian PhD researcher murdered in Cairo, and whose dead body was found this week In the last two months of 2015, in Egypt there were 340 forced disappearances. On average, three persons per day are abducted by Egyptian secret services and police in order to be brought in various areas of the country - where they suffer torture, rape and violence. As some activists denounced at the end of the year, the government…
Cet entretien a eu lieu à Athènes au cours de la semaine suivant le vote « Non » massif qui précéda la signature par Tsipras, le 13 juillet 2015, d’un accord entre la Grèce et ses créanciers. Chercheur marxiste autonome, George Caffentzis a fondé en 1978 le Midnight Notes Collective. Vous êtes américain, mais d’origine grecque. Chaque année, vous passez un moment dans ce pays... Quelles différences de condition du niveau de vie avez-vous notées lors de vos séjours en Grèce ? Comment…
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