Thanks for sending me the latest issue of “Hard Crackers.” It is an excellent issue. It has confirmed my view that we need a similar publication in Southern Europe and particularly in this country. TV news and newspapers here are unable to take the day-to-day discourse seriously, and to convey it to any public.
Here the endemic mood has been changing fast. Former “Lega Nord” – now just “Lega” – is turning into a countrywide nationalist organization with ties abroad to “Front national” in France and similar parties in central Europe, including Hungary and Poland. “Lega” is growing in size, and might collect a 30% of the vote if a vote was taken now, while around 2010 it had shrunk to a modest 5% from its early peak of about 13%. The main catalyst of this growth has been the outcry about the “African invasion” from Libya, where some 680,000 sub-saharan refugees are under dire conditions in a non-existent state where many tribes (or local groups) on the coast are mistreating and milking Sub-saharan Africans for money in exchange for a dangerous crossing to Greece, Italy, Spain on small and crowded boats, as you may have gathered.
Here is the link for an interview I gave to Chinese comrades
active in the Hong Kong area on the trajectory of “operaismo” in Italy. https://www.gongchao.org/…/gongren-jiu-hui-you-zuizhong-ju…/. It is not yet in English, but will be soon. As you’ll see, I mentioned Facing Reality, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, and Sojourner Truth Organization as support and inspiration for our activity.
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