Struggles In Italy

Struggles In Italy

Italy / Struggles in Italy strives to give an international echo to Italian social movements, and to promote information and awareness in languages other than Italian.
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by @Tony_Matique

by @Tony_Matique

In the middle of downtown Rome, in the fashionable and tourist-filled Trastevere neighborhood, sits the Cinema America. The audacious lettering of its original 1950s awning hails the theater as being from another time—it is a reminder of the age before multiplexes and DVD rentals, when going to a movie was itself a big event, a social happening, like a night at the opera.

In the middle of downtown Rome, in the fashionable and tourist-filled Trastevere neighborhood, sits the Cinema America. The audacious lettering of its original 1950s awning hails the theater as being from another time—it is a reminder of the age before multiplexes and DVD rentals, when going to a movie was itself a big event, a social happening, like a night at the opera.

The deaths of around 300 migrants off the small island of Lampedusa on 3 October has brought the issue of migration in the Mediterranean sharply back into focus.

The deaths of around 300 migrants off the small island of Lampedusa on 3 October has brought the issue of migration in the Mediterranean sharply back into focus.

Media bias has been at play in reporting the No-TAV struggle for some time now, perhaps since the very beginning. Reports encourage people to take a particular view in favour of the TAV project, with no alternatives countenanced. La Stampa (the Turin-based newspaper which covers Piedmont including the Susa Valley, owned by FIAT SpA) is overtly hostile to any opposition.

Media bias has been at play in reporting the No-TAV struggle for some time now, perhaps since the very beginning. Reports encourage people to take a particular view in favour of the TAV project, with no alternatives countenanced. La Stampa (the Turin-based newspaper which covers Piedmont including the Susa Valley, owned by FIAT SpA) is overtly hostile to any opposition.

At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. - BBC- Oct. 3rd 2013

At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. - BBC- Oct. 3rd 2013

Halima is a young Italian/Moroccan woman who is carrying out a research on the perception of violence in Moroccan women in Italy. She comes in contact with women who are victims of violence by their own partner as well as of work exploitation.

Halima is a young Italian/Moroccan woman who is carrying out a research on the perception of violence in Moroccan women in Italy. She comes in contact with women who are victims of violence by their own partner as well as of work exploitation.

'Occupy' the commons: A new wave of occupations redefines citizenship and political participation in Italy, as elections fast approach.

'Occupy' the commons: A new wave of occupations redefines citizenship and political participation in Italy, as elections fast approach.

How Italians are keeping priceless artefacts out of private hands  As the recession bites, state funding for Italy's museums and galleries has disappeared, and Italians are coming up with inventive forms of common ownership, to challenge power from the bottom up. - New Statesman

How Italians are keeping priceless artefacts out of private hands As the recession bites, state funding for Italy's museums and galleries has disappeared, and Italians are coming up with inventive forms of common ownership, to challenge power from the bottom up. - New Statesman

" "Italians are decent people". It was this idea that drew me to Italy as the subject for my new book. It ran counter to the experiences of my grandfather and his generation, who fought against the Fascist invasion of Ethiopia and endured a five-year Italian occupation. That contradiction took me to Rome, where I lived for an extended time, and where I researched Italy's colonial-era archives."  - Italy's racism is embedded - by Maaza Mengiste

" "Italians are decent people". It was this idea that drew me to Italy as the subject for my new book. It ran counter to the experiences of my grandfather and his generation, who fought against the Fascist invasion of Ethiopia and endured a five-year Italian occupation. That contradiction took me to Rome, where I lived for an extended time, and where I researched Italy's colonial-era archives." - Italy's racism is embedded - by Maaza Mengiste

[en] Riots close Italy’s immigrant detention centers

[en] Riots close Italy’s immigrant detention centers