The history of the Italian Republic

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50 Years Ago
Militant, 8 May 1995. May 5 1945: In a mighty demonstration of power the masses of northern Italy last week rose in insurrection and wiped out the remnants of the Fascist regime in its last stronghold. With Partisan fighters as the shock troops, the workers seized control of the great industrial cities in the Lombardy plain.
Between ‘Historic Compromise’ And Terrorism
By Tony Negri, Le Monde Diplomatique, August 1998. Toni Negri was one of the historic leadership of the Italian revolutionary group Potere Operaio (Workers' Power). Clashes between revolutionary activists and police in Milan between 1973 and 1977.
Terrorists ‘helped by CIA’ to stop rise of left in Italy
By Philip Willan, The Guardian, Monday 26 March 2001. US intelligence services instigated and abetted rightwing terrorism in Italy during the 1970s. A rightwing terrorist cell in the Venice region had been supplied with military explosives from Germany.
US ‘supported anti-left terror in Italy’
By Philip Willan, Guardian (London), Saturday 24 June 2000. Report claims Washington used a strategy of tension in the cold war to stabilise the centre-right.