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ADDED 01/14/2019

Liberal laws, illiberal uses

FROM 01/13/2019 | The Shift

BY Ranier Fsadni

A lot has been said about the judge, Giovanni Grixti, who has ruled that information obtained from the Panama Papers is inadmissable in court. The commentary has focused on the implications for cases of money laundering. But there is a broader political aspect. The principle that evidence illegally obtained cannot be used in courts has a liberal […]

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ADDED 01/03/2019

Fascism is thriving again in Italy – and finding its home on the terraces

FROM 12/29/2018 | The Guardian

BY Tobias Jones

The kind of racist abuse aimed at Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is commonplace in Italian football – and points to a wider malaise. This week has shown, once again, that Italian football has a deep-seated problem with racism and fascism. At the Boxing Day game at the San Siro stadium in Milan, the black Napoli defender Kalidou […]

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ADDED 10/12/2018

AN ITALIAN STREET ARTIST IS TRANSFORMING FASCIST GRAFFITI INTO FOOD

FROM 10/12/2018 | Quartz

BY Ephrat Livni

Italy’s rich history has something for everyone. The country that brought the world fine artists like Michelangelo and Sandro Botticelli, and gastronomical treasures like mozzarella cheese and tortellini, is also where Benito Mussolini’s fascism was born in the early 20th century, an ultranationalism exported across Europe. Neo-fascists still thrive in Italy today, with a strong resurgence […]

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ADDED 08/20/2018

For journalists of colour in Italy, remaining impartial in the face of rising fascism helps no one

FROM 08/19/2018 | The Independent

BY Angelo Boccato

While there are many white Italians in the media who are tackling racist and fascist discourse, second generations of Italians and migrant voices are not heard enough, which arguably plays a role in failing to ease current tensions. I was born to an Italian father and a Dominican mother in Santiago de Los Caballeros, and raised by my […]

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ADDED 07/20/2018

Europe’s Fascists Are Back. But They Never Really Died.

FROM 07/20/2018 | Daily Beast

BY CLIVE IRVING

Spain’s prime minister wants to exorcise the spirit of Franco. But the spirit of the dictators is not that easy to eradicate. Take a look at Germany and, more worryingly, Italy. There’s enough of the whiff of fascism in the air without having to worry about the ghosts of its principal twentieth century practitioners. Or […]

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ADDED 04/24/2018

Right-wing group seeks to block migrants crossing French Alps

FROM 04/24/2018 | InfoMigrants

BY ANSA

There were tensions on the French-Italian border at the weekend, after anti-fascist groups responded on Sunday to a “wall” along the border that had been created by the far-right group, “Generation Identitaire,” on Saturday. Tense moments were experienced with the French gendarme at one point but violent incidents were avoided. Activists from the small far-right […]

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ADDED 04/20/2018

My family has a Nazi past. I see that ideology returning across Europe

FROM 04/18/2018 | The Guardian

BY Géraldine Schwarz

In Germany and elsewhere, younger generations are becoming indifferent to the history of fascism. This is how the far right thrives. In Aistersheim, a village in north-west Austria, a pale yellow castle towers over a frozen lake, as if out of a fairy tale. It looks like it might be awaiting royal guests. But the […]

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