On Wednesday the Prodi government was forced to resign
after losing a crucial vote in the Senate. This reveals the extreme instability
of the political situation in the country, but it also poses sharply the
contradictions in which the PRC has placed itself.
In spite of having
promised no more NATO or US
bases in Italy, the Prodi
government has gone ahead and agreed to a big expansion of the Vicenza base. This has
provoked anger among the left electorate which was clearly seen on last
Saturdayâ€™s massive demonstration of at least 150,000.
Last night Alan Woods concluded his speaking tour of Italy
with a lively meeting in the CGIL headquarters in Milan. The local Milan PRC
collaborated in organising the meeting and the party’s parliamentary group
leader, Gennaro Migliore, also spoke. Over 150 people turned out to discuss the