A young Italian anti-capitalist demonstrator has been shot by
police during the anti-G8 demonstration in Genoa today. It has been
confirmed that the police fired into the crowd, not into the
air. A further fifty or so demonstrators were wounded, one of them
In this article, Dario Salvetti, a supporter of the Italian Marxist journal,
FalceMartello, who actively took part in the Genoa demonstrations analyses
the limits of the movement and draws a balance sheet of what should have been done. We believe that the lessons
drawn should be taken on board internationally and applied in the future.
We received this statement, from the Editorial Board of the Italian Marxist paper
FalceMartello after the assassination of Marco Biagi,
an Italian Labour Ministry advisor, in Bologna. Since the statement was written, the Red Brigades have
apparently claimed responsibility for the assassination.