Blowback: Italian Police Bust Azov-Tied Nazi Cell Planning Terror Attacks

Alexander Rubinstein The arrest of Italian neo-Nazis affiliated with the Ukrainian Azov Battalion highlights the terrifying potential for blowback from the Ukraine proxy war Italian police announced a series of raids against the neo-Nazi Order of Hagal organization. Accused of stockpiling weapons and planning terror attacks, the group has established operational ties to the Ukrainian Azov Battalion….

The Struggle Against Neofascism from Italy to Brazil

Peoples Dispatch MSt leader João Pedro Stedile with militants of Potere al Popolo. Giuliano Granato of Italian left party Potere al Popolo talks about the need for solidarity between the people of Italy and Brazil as neofascism rises Members of the Italian left party Potere al Popolo met João Pedro Stedile, of the Landless Rural…

Neoliberalism and the Expansion of the Extreme Right in Europe and the US

JORGE ELBAUM Giorgia Meloni. The triumph of the extreme right in Italy accentuated European electoral skepticism and reaffirmed the failure of the different forms of civilized neoliberalism, including those that are exhibited as civilizing expressions linked to progressivism. Giorgia Meloni obtained 27% of the votes, representing the neo-fascist party Fratelli d’Italia. Your alliance with Forza…

Italy: Fascism Returns to Europe’s Centerstage

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR The troika leading the far-right coalition that won Italy’s election: Giorgia Meloni (R), Silvio Berlusconi (C) and Matteo Salvini (L) The stunning victory of a far-right coalition in Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday is largely seen from the distinct prospect of Giorgia Meloni becoming the country’s next prime minister, whose hardline views on immigration…

Mussolini’s Heirs Take Over in Italy as Neo-Fascist Revival Spreads

C.J. Atkins Brothers of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni attends the center-right coalition closing rally in Rome, Sept. 22, 2022. | Gregorio Borgia / AP Tally another victory for the neo-fascist, anti-immigrant right wing in Europe. Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party—the successor to the post-World War II Italian Social Movement—is set to be…

The Italian Road to Fascism

Luca Tavan At the end of 2021, Italy was crowned “country of the year” by the Economist magazine. The new “national unity” government of former Goldman Sachs investor and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was lauded. For once, Italy had “acquired a competent, internationally respected prime minister”, and political parties from the centre-left to the…

Italy at a Crossroads Ahead of Crucial Elections

The snap elections in Italy come in the context of the dissolution of the Parliament in July, eight months ahead of its term ending. All major political parties and their coalitions are competing in the elections. Leftist parties have also launched their electoral platform called the People’s Union (PU) and have begun campaigning across the…

Italy: An African Killed in the Street Among Idle Passers-By

Marinella Correggia In Italy, Akila Ogorchukwu, a disabled Nigerian street vendor was punched and strangled in the street in Civitanova Marche by a 32-year-old Italian man with a history of violence and drugs. The deadly attack lasted four long minutes and took place in a central street. No one present intervened. Witnesses took video footage,…

Reliving Terror and Fascist Violence in Italy: Assault on the Headquarters of the Workers’ Union CGIL and the Umberto I Polyclinic in Rome

Yoselina Guevara This weekend in Rome, moments of violence and terror were experienced when numerous demonstrators against the “health passport or green pass (vaccination card against Covid-19)” attacked emblematic sites of the Italian capital, in an operation coordinated by the openly fascist Forza Nuova movement. On Saturday, October 9, a group of the “no vac”…

Italy Confirms Life Sentences For ‘Plan Cóndor’ Coup Officials

Kawsachun News The Supreme Court of Italy has today confirmed the life sentences of 14 people involved in Plan Cóndor, the operation in which the United States-backed dictatorships of South America coordinated across borders to brutally repress leftist opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, committing crimes against humanity. The sentence falls on 14 soldiers and…

The History of US and British Support to Mussolini’s Fascism

Shane Quinn Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler stand together on an reviewing stand during Mussolini’s official visit in Munich. | Credit:: Wikimedia Commons  A figure like Benito Mussolini could only have taken power in a nation plagued by severe illness. Italy, a resource poor state, had been virtually bankrupted by expenditure in World War One,…

Covid-19 Started in Italy, in September 2019, Not in China in December

Eric Zuesse The covid-19, or coronavirus-19, virus didn’t start in Wuhan China in December 2019, as has been widely reported till now. This new or “novel” virus was first infecting people in Italy, by no later than September 2019, according to researchers at the Italian Association for Cancer Research, and published on November 11th, as…