Italy

A Government of Change or a Government of Repression?

Evictions, expulsions, paralyzing weapons, racism, and homophobia. Every day, the coalition government of the League and the Five Star Movement does something to generate an answer from the social movement and a struggle against its policies. With certain satisfaction, we may say the movement is responding very well. After...

Physical Aggression in Bari: an Activist from Communist Alternative was seriously wounded

On Friday September 21, after the participation in the anti-racist demonstration in Bari, a comrade from Communist Alternative, Giacomo Petrelli, was violently assaulted and wounded with bars of Steel, chains and leases, by the fascist group Casapound. Our comrade suffered head injuries and he was taken to the emergency...

A summer of struggles and strikes in the Italian “sky”

From Alitalia to the fight against opening of cooperatives, the fight in air transport extends. By Matteo Bavassano. The story of bankruptcy and the planned sale of Alitalia by the government-appointed commissioners, with the active involvement of the Italian government, has strengthened the struggles in the sector of air transport that...

The Victory Of The NO Is Just The Beginning!

Let us take them all down with the struggle! Let us build workers’ committees to organize the struggle! Statement of the Central Committee of the PdAC.   Renzi’s government was defeated, above all (although not only) by the workers’ and popular masses’ votes, who suffered the strike of the crisis, the anti-workers’ measures...

Call for the First No Austerity National Conference

The No Austerity Coordination is organizing the First National Conference of delegates in the end of May. The conference is open to any individuals or groups (trade unions, trade union bodies, struggle committees, associations, territorial assemblies) that agree that it is important to strengthen unity in struggle. We are proposing that...

A communist has passed away… other hundreds will be born!

Tribute to Ruggero Mantovani, historical leader, founder of the Communist Alternative Party (PdAC), Italy. On April 13th, Ruggero Mantovani, historical leader and founder of the PdAC, passed away, at the short age of 52, after three years of a hard disease we has hardly fighting against, as a Trotskist, until...

The scandal of broken banks

   The bank scandal which exploded with the “death” of four credit institutions (Cari Ferrara, Cari Chieti, Popolare Marche e Popolare Etruria) proves once more the criminal and false nature of capitalist system, and it shows how much governments and bourgeois political parties are working to serve speculators. They...

Italian railway workers strike and join the international struggles week

The Italian railway workers trade union, "Cub Trasporti", together with the CAT trade union, will strike on 23, 24 and 25 October 2015 and adhere to the international struggles week proclaimed by the International Trade Union Network for Solidarity and Struggle, against the policies of workers and resources exploitation, that are...

Europe in crisis: reform or revolution?

The annual meeting on Marxist education of the PdAC will be held, as usual, in late summer.  Representatives of the various ongoing struggles in the country will meet and discuss together. We spoke with Matteo Bavassano, head of the bureau of theoretical training and publications of the PdAC.   Matteo,...

Fourth PdAC Congress: The challenge of building a revolutionary party

On May 16-17 was held, in Rimini, the Fourth Congress of the Party of Communist Alternative. It was a very important moment in our Party’s life; the Congress being the highest decision-making body for any party that seeks to be revolutionary. It was also an opportunity to outline a...

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