Italy distances from ‘cancellation’ of Russia

Friday, 9 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrives to attend the gala premiere in the country’s most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala, which opened its new season with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,” Milan, Italy, December 7, 2022

Noam Chomsky once wrote that the astronomical cost of the Bush-Obama wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, estimated into trillions of dollars, is a major victory for Osama bin Laden, whose announced goal was to bankrupt America by drawing it into a trap.

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Fascism returns to Europe’s centerstage

Monday, 26 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


The troika leading the far-right coalition that won Italy’s election: Giorgia Meloni (R), Silvio Berlusconi (C) and Matteo Salvini (L)

The stunning victory of a far-right coalition in Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday is largely seen from the distinct prospect of Giorgia Meloni becoming the country’s next prime minister, whose hardline views on immigration and the preservation of the “Christian family” are rooted in the Italian Social Movement (MSI), a party founded after World War II by the nostalgic former members of Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship.

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How Mario Draghi Broke Italy

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022 — ZeroHedge

Authored by Thomas Fazi via

Mario Draghi’s defenestration has left the Italian — and indeed international — establishment reeling in horror. This is not surprising. When he was nominated as Italy’s prime minister at the beginning of last year, Europe’s political and economic elites welcomed his arrival as a miracle. Virtually every party in the Italian parliament — including the two formerly “populist” parties that won the elections in 2018, the Five Star Movement and the League — offered their support. The tone of the discussion was captured well by the powerful governor of the Campania region, Vincenzo De Luca (PD), who compared Draghi to “Christ” himself.

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FAKE! Italy Facing CIVIL WAR as Prime Minister ORDERS Vaccines to be Mandatory for all

29 May 2021 — AGR Daily News

Update 4 June 2021: As I suspected this story is FAKE! The Bridle Webpage is FAKE! I have confirmation here:

that website was put up under Dr. Brindle’s [sic] name within hours of his first public claim, it’s not his, it’s a hitpiece smear website,

Please note, Byram Bridle has never – at any time – owned this domain.
None of the linked organizations or individuals are associated with
byrambridlecom. You should always register your own domain name.

looks like it was funded by the Canadian Gov since it redirects to scienceupfirst.

“JC on a bike” YouTube channel covers Dr Brindles [sic] claims on his latest stream.

[I’m not sure of the veracity of this story (I’ve tried to find further confirmation) but if true, it means the country that invented Fascism, is  once more travelling on the same road that Mussolini trod on, a century ago. WB]

In violation of every term of the Italian Constitution, the Charter of Human Rights of the European Nations, of the UN Charter for Human Rights, and every medical, scientific and religious moral norm, the Sanitary Dictatorship has approved the conversion into law of the Administrative Decree of Mario Draghi’s Government.

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Exiting the false “jobs versus environment” dilemma

16 November, 2020 — ROAR

The workerist environmentalism of Italy’s Porto Marghera group connects the workplace and the community in the struggle against capitalist “noxiousness.”

Amidst the renewed rise of obscene inequalities, a wave of protests is sweeping through Italy, from south to north. On the one hand, the pandemic has engendered an upsurge in workplace disputes to defend health and in mobilizations to protect the income of workers affected by COVID-19-related restrictions. On the other hand, however, we have also witnessed successful interventions coordinated by the right and infused with a bewildering array of conspiracy theories in response to such measures.

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Life vs Profit: the real ‘war’ in times of coronavirus

14 April 2020 — Open Democracy

The State needs people to be alive to construct the mythical social contract with them. But Capital is the actual deep state.

“As never before, our community must unite and form a chain to protect the most important good of all: life. Should only one block of this chain break, we would all be exposed to far more serious perils.”
It was almost midnight on March 20 when Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pronounced these solemn words during a televised speech by which – visibly exhausted – he announced the temporary shutdown of ‘non-vital’ productive activities across the country.

How Austerity and Anti-immigrant Politics Left Italy Exposed

25 March 2020 — Dispatches from the Edge

The Corona Virus & Immigration

As the viral blitzkrieg rolls across one European border after another, it seems to have a particular enmity for Italy. The country’s death toll has passed China’s, and scenes from its hospitals look like something out of Dante’s imagination.


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Italy Tries to Kick Out Their Right-Wing Extremist from the ‘Gladiator Cloister’

10 February 2020 — New Eastern Outlook


Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and Breitbart editor,was finally kicked out of an Italian monastery, which even Newsweek wittily described as a“far-right boot camp”.

This author, along with a few others, has been warning for some time that the former Trump’s top advisor had crossed all lines, and began directly interfering in the internal affairs of the European Union, by promoting and amalgamizing dangerous extreme right-wing alliances of all natures; political, philosophical and religious. The monastery was supposed to offer “classes”, which Bannon described as “the kind of underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian West”.

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All roads lead to Rome for Xi By Pepe Escobar

22 March 2019 — Asia Times

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte says the partnership on Belt and Road projects with China is strictly business

All (silk) roads do lead to Rome, as this Saturday Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will sign a memorandum to adhere to the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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Israel rolls out the welcome mat for Europe’s neo-fascists

14 December 2018 — WSWS

Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigrant Lega party, has become the dominant figure in Italy’s right-wing coalition government, setting an agenda based on the slogan of “Italians first” and vowing to “cleanse” Italy of undocumented migrants “by force if necessary.”

He has in both deed and word resurrected the politics of Italian fascism, which was responsible for the systematic suppression of Italian Jews. who were stripped of their rights under racial laws enacted by the dictator Benito Mussolini and deported to concentration camps, where nearly 10,000 died, most of them at Auschwitz.

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Italy, the EU, and the Fall of the Roman Empire By Alastair Crooke

3 December 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The EU leadership is trying to contain a crisis that is emerging at increasing speed: this challenge comprises the rise of contumacious states (i.e. the UK, Poland, Hungary and Italy), or of defiant, historic ‘cultural blocs’ (i.e. Catalonia) – all of whom are explicitly disenchanted with the notion of some coerced convergence towards a uniform EU-administered ‘order’, with its austere monetary ‘disciplines’. They even dismiss the EU’s claim to be, somehow, a part of a greater civilizational order of moral values.

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