‘One Big Project’: pitchfork movement throws out nazis

‘Only One Big Project’: Italy’s burgeoning social movements

by Alfredo Mazzamauro on January 20, 2014


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

If there is one day that can symbolically represent the current struggle against austerity and neoliberalism in Italy it must be the 19th of October 2013 — the day of the General Uprising (“sollevazione generale”) against austerity. On that date, behind a banner that read “Only One Big Project: Income and Houses for Everyone!” around one hundred thousand people took the streets of Rome in what could be considered the most successful demonstration by the Italian social movements since the economic crisis began in 2007. Continue reading “‘One Big Project’: pitchfork movement throws out nazis”

The view from Susa Valley: NoTAV eyewitness account


The view from here: NoTAV eyewitness account

The poster of the 23 March No-TAV Valley invites to "defend your future"

The poster of the 23 March No-TAV Valley invites to “defend your future”

Another march took place in the heart of the Susa valley on Saturday March 23, 2013, organised by the NoTAV people together with local authorities and other local bodies, which have been part of this struggle since the beginning.

Many people, perhaps as many as 40,000, took part in the day of protest. This has been the case for several years now – since the term “NoTAV” changed from meaning “protest against the new high-speed railways between Lyons and Turin” to “developing a new model of managing the common good”. Taking part were people of all ages and political affiliations (associations, groups, movements, organizations, activists and union organizers, producers, consumers, retirees), all representing that part of society which is concerned to safeguard the common good.

Anarchists and political organizations were present too. Continue reading “The view from Susa Valley: NoTAV eyewitness account”

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