Renzi lost and has resigned. The result of the recent constitutional referendum is without precedent: almost twenty million NO votes buried the constitutional counter-reforms, and the Renzi government with them.
The results of the Italian Constitutional referendum and the sudden announcement of prime minister Renzi’s resignation are sending shockwaves throughout Europe. A victory for the No vote was expected, but the scale of the defeat for Renzi, with almost 60 percent supporting No, goes far beyond what had been anticipated by all exit polls.
On 9 July, the London Economist came out with a cover entitled "The Italian Job" which portrayed Italy as a bus on the edge of a precipice from which Britain, symbolized by a London cab, is already falling.
Dramatic events were witnessed on Wednesday night outside the GLS delivery company in Piacenza, Northern Italy! A 53-year old Egyptian worker, Abd Elsalam Ahmed Eldanf, while manning a picket line was hit by a lorry and killed and, according to witnesses, the managers incited the lorry driver to charge at the pickets.
One hundred workers and trade union activists gathered in Reggio Emilia for the first national conference of the workers of Sinistra Classe Rivoluzione (the Italian section of the IMT). The event was a huge success, both in terms of attendance and, most importantly, in terms of the level of the political discussion.