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I don’t write on this blog anymore but it you are interested in my thoughts you can still find me on Twitter: @_Partigiana.

I tweet about Italian and European-wide struggles around housing, gender, migration, politics, etc, from a radical libertarian perspective.

Once a Partisan, always a Partisan.


Goodbye, and good luck

Dear readers

thank you for having been with me through the 3 years or so I wrote this blog.

As you might have noticed I haven’t written on it in a while, posting only links to articles on other websites. Despite my best intentions I find myself unable to carry on writing and translating for this blog. The last year has been full of changes and quite precarious work-wise and I haven’t had energy or time to dedicate to my little creature. The way things are going, I am not sure I ever will again.

I have decided to spend the little spare time I have when I’m not desperately looking for a decent job by getting back into doing some activism in my local community. I am a proud member of the Industrial Workers of the World and in 2015 I will focus on creating support groups for European migrant workers in the city where I live. Think globally, act locally, as they say.

This doesn’t mean I have lost interest in what’s going on in Italy and Europe – the opposite. If you are still interested in my thoughts you can still find me on Twitter with a slightly different name: @_Partigiana.

Once a partisan, always a partisan.

Palermo is a laboratory for the precariat by Jamie Mackay on openDemocracy

Rome’s rebel lake is a parable of the contemporary commons | openDemocracy

Earlier this year, activists in Rome won the right to self-manage a vast lake in an impoverished area of Rome. Read Jamie Mackay’s editorial on openDemocracy:

Rome’s rebel lake is a parable of the contemporary commons | openDemocracy

Like father, like son: Fascists of the 3rd Millennium

Two policemen are under investigation for covering up a fascist brawl that involved Rome’s Mayor’s son, Manfredi Alemanno. According to Rome’s Public Prosecutors the inquiry that had followed the event was obstructed and then buried under the sand by the Police, thanks to the withholding of evidence and false statements made by policemen Roberto Macellaro (who in his free time volunteers to be the Mayor’s personal chauffeur) and Pietro Ronca, a local Chief Inspector in Rome. These two helped Manfredi Alemanno “disappear” from the scene after the beating had concluded, and then lied about what had really happened. Continue reading