Claudio Bellotti is a leading member of FalceMartello, the Italian section of the International Marxist
Tendency. Claudio is also the spokesperson of the Marxist left wing of the Communist
Refoundation Party (Rifondazione Comunista). Our interview will be about the
intervention of the Italian Marxists in the congress of Rifondazione.
Berlusconi has won. We can already hear the wailing voices
about "black reaction" and a "turn to the right". A closer look at the
situation reveals a different picture. It reveals a polarisation between the
classes of an unprecedented nature.
The centre-left government led by Romano Prodi was put out
of its misery on the night of January 24th, when a vote of
confidence was lost by five votes in the Italian Senate. As we predicted, the Left has
wasted years in supporting class-collaborationist policies in a coalition
government with the bourgeoisie that just paved the way for the return of
Berlusconi to power.