National Sections of the L5I:

Italy

Italy says No to anti-democratic constitutional reform

Italian voters have rejected premier Matteo Renzi's proposed amendments to the constitution with an impressive 59 percent in the referendum sponsored by his government. Read more...

The Grillo Phenomenon

The Italian general election did not give a parliamentary majority to any party, or even coalition of parties – but it did produce a very clear winner; the Five Stars Movement created, led and dominat Read more...

Italian Elections 2013 - a shock for Europe’s capitalists – and the Left

When news of the results of the Italian general election of 24-25 February hit world markets, the first response was one of shock. Read more...

Italy-general attack on the working class

The new government in Italy has launched an all out attack on the Italian people with cuts and austerity to try and save the their system, writes Martin Suchanek Read more...

Europe fightback: Italy

Industrial output in Italy fell 17.4 per cent in 2009. As a result, the official unemployment rate has reached 8.3 percent in January. But that was before Italy’s car giant Fiat laid off 30,000 people for two weeks. Further closures are forecast. Read more...

Students and workers say 'We won't pay for your crisis'

The present upsurge began in mid-September when the largest union grouping, the CGIL (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro), called out a million workers in a one-day general strike. Read more...

A new strike wave and student movement against Berlusconi's "reforms"

Workers and youth in Italy are fighting back against attacks launched by Silvio Berlusconi's government, which won a landslide election victory in February. In mid-September one million workers supported a one-day general strike called by the largest union grouping, the Confederazione generale del lavoro (Cgil) Read more...

Italy's elections: the return of Berlusconi - the fall of Rifondazione

The richest man in Italy, corrupt right wing media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, won a resounding victory in the Italian elections on 13-14 April - a mere two years after having been swept from power. Read more...