Last Saturday, October
20th, hundreds of thousands workers and youth marched through the streets of Rome, called out by the main left papers to put pressure on the Prodi government to change its policies in favour of working people.
In what to many may seem an amazing transformation, the bulk
of the old Italian Communist Party, the biggest Communist Party in the West,
has fused with a bourgeois party known as the Margherita, to form the
Democratic Party. Here we provide the background to how this came about.
On Saturday, September 29, around 2000 workers and youth took part in an
anti-racist demonstration in Pavia, south of Milan (Italy), the biggest rally
in the small town for many years. In the recent period Rom families, from
Romania, have been the victims of an almost pogrom-like atmosphere whipped up
by right-wing reactionaries. The local Young Communists and the supporters of
FalceMartello were in the forefront of the mobilisation. Here we provide the
The Marxist Tendency in Italy gathered around the journal FalceMartello
organised its first ever open air festival in Bologna between June 21st and 24th.
It attracted several thousand people and was a success in every sense of
the word, financially and politically. Here we provide a brief report of the
four days and also some short
videos (in Italian).
The comrades of FalceMartello organised their first ever
national festival, "Festa
Rossa", in Bologna on June 21-24. About 4000 people passed through the
festival over the four days, where they could take part in debates, eat
traditional local food at the restaurant, browse through a big selection of
books, listen to free concerts, etc. Next week we will provide a more detailed
report, but for now we invite you to watch short videos of the four-day event.