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.