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
The defeat of the Portuguese socialists in the last round of local elections on December 18 has provoked the resignation
of A. Guterres (the Portuguese Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party), and the calling of early elections in
March. The main reason for the defeat has been Guterres' right-wing policies. This was not what the Portuguese workers
had voted for.
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.