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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

Scilla Di Pietro: Workers Have Turned Anger Into Struggle

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Scilla Di Pietro, a food service worker and member of the Revolutionary International Fraction (FIR), speaks about how years of neoliberal austerity measures at the hands of the EU and the Italian government has turned the coronavirus pandemic into widespread devastation. She talks about how the efforts and struggles of workers has been central to counterposing the false unity broadcast by the government and capitalists.

Scilla Di Pietro

May 12, 2020

In Italy, Death Is Everywhere, but Bosses Want to Keep Businesses Open

While the coronavirus pandemic rages across Italy, killing thousands, and the country continues to be under shutdown, workers are being forced to report to work in non-essential industries by bosses who refuse to stop production.

Italy: Going Out on Strike Against Dying

More than 7,500 people are dead in Italy as of March 25 — but workers are told they must continue to work, even in jobs that are absolutely not essential to the fight against COVID-19. Amid great social anger and the maneuvers of trade union leaders, Italy’s workers went out on strike March 25 to say that their health and the fight against the coronavirus come before profits.

Jimena Vergara

March 26, 2020

Italy Calls General Strike: “Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits”

Although Italy is on lockdown, many non-essential sectors are still going to work. Today a general strike is being called to protest the government's insistence on maintaining "business as usual" in the face of a devastating pandemic.