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The ‘Insorgiamo!’ Movement in Italy: Take Back a Factory, Organize a City, Fight for Everything

On Sunday, May 15, a national public assembly organized by the “Insorgiamo!” — “We are Rising up!” — movement will be held in Florence, Italy. The movement began with the struggle against a factory closure and the workers’ efforts to reopen it, and from there has taken up other social demands.

Italian Airport Workers Stop Arms Shipment to Ukraine Under Guise of “Humanitarian Aid”

In Italy, workers discovered that weapons were being shipped to Ukraine under the pretense of sending “humanitarian aid” and have refused to hand them over. Their example should serve as a model for all workers on how to take action against the war.

Simon Zinnstein

March 17, 2022

Students Across Italy Demand an End to Unpaid, Obligatory Internships and the Resignation of the Education Minister

High-school students took to the streets in more than 40 Italian cities on Friday in a mobilization that revives the demonstrations that broke out after the death of student Lorenzo Parelli during an unpaid “training” internship.

Giacomo Turci

February 20, 2022

Rank-and-File Unions in Italy Take to the Streets, with Strikes and Demonstrations in Dozens of Cities

On Monday, October 11, workers from a number of unions in Italy took to the streets in dozens of cities to protest against the Draghi government and the bosses’ policies he is implementing.

La Voce delle Lotte

October 13, 2021

Italy Is Making a Vaccine Passport Mandatory to Work. Let’s Fight the Employer Association “Cure”!

As of October 15, the vaccine passport — known as the Green Pass — will be mandatory for all workers in Italy. It aims to put the pandemic crisis on the backs of the working class. Let’s fight for a solution to the crisis that stands on the side of the exploited!

Italian Dockers Refuse to Load Arms Shipment to Israel in Solidarity with Palestine [Updated]

After discovering that a shipment of arms destined for Israel was arriving in Italy’s ports, workers refused to load the ship in support of the Palestinians fighting for their lives against Israeli occupation.

Left Voice

May 14, 2021

Tens of Thousands of Amazon Workers Went on Strike in Italy

Last Tuesday saw the biggest strike that Amazon has ever experienced in Europe, with thousands of workers participating. Here, we present an analysis by Italian socialists.

Giacomo Turci

March 31, 2021

Amazon Workers in Italy Stage 24-Hour Strike

As Amazon workers in Alabama fight for a union, workers in Italy disrupted Amazon operations across that country in a one-day strike yesterday to call attention to their horrendous working conditions as the company rakes in greater profits than ever.

Scott Cooper

March 23, 2021

Make the Bosses Pay for the Crisis: Day of General Strike in Italy Mobilizes Workers and Students

This Friday, a sector of militant and rank-and-file trade unionism carried out a major day of general strike in Italy, with a huge impact on logistics and education. Thousands of students joined in, with demonstrations in various cities.

Giacomo Turci

February 2, 2021