Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy’s most powerful labor confederation while protesting a COVID-19 certification requirement for workplaces. The head of the CGIL union confederation, Maurizio Landini, led theContinue reading “Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists”

Ten Minute History – Mussolini and Fascist Italy (Short Documentary)

Granddaughter of Mussolini wins seat in Rome municipal vote

Rachele Mussolini said she wanted nothing to do with the “burden” of her surname. The far-right politician insisted her success was because of her hard work, not her family history. Rachele Mussolini, the 47-year-old granddaughter of Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, has garnered enough votes in Rome’s municipal election for a second term as a city councilor.  WithContinue reading “Granddaughter of Mussolini wins seat in Rome municipal vote”

World War II: Crash Course European History #38

Only a couple of decades after the end of the First World War–which was supposed to be the War that Ended All Wars–another, bigger, farther-flung, more destructive, and deadlier war began. Today, you’ll learn about how the war in Europe progressed, from the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the invasion of Poland, to the Western and EasternContinue reading “World War II: Crash Course European History #38”

Italy: Police seize Nazi flags in raids on white supremacist group

Raids against the far-right group took place across Italy. Investigators seized Nazi and Benito Mussolini memorabilia as well as weapons. Italian police targeted 25 homes across 18 regions of Italy on Thursday, belonging to suspected members of the far-right, white supremacist “Last Legion” group. The group, whose members self-identify as “fascists,” are accused of spreading hate againstContinue reading “Italy: Police seize Nazi flags in raids on white supremacist group”

Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

We’re still leading up to World War II, but first we gotta talk about the rise of the dictators. Today we talk about the rise of militaristic dictatorships in Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, and Spain, and the economic depression that set the stage for their rise. Note from Among the Fray: Now that weContinue reading “Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37”

Post-World War I Recovery: Crash Course European History #36

In which John Green looks at Europe’s attempts to recover from the devastation of World War I and forge a lasting peace. The peace did not last. Today we’re talking about the economic cultural recovery of the 1920s, and the economic depression of the 1930s, and the fragile state of Europe after the Great War.Continue reading “Post-World War I Recovery: Crash Course European History #36”

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