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
- 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
- By Philip Willan, Guardian (London),
Saturday 24 June 2000. Report claims Washington used a
strategy of tension in the cold war to stabilise the