Italian LGBTQ+ hate crime bill defeated

The measure would have criminalized violence and hate speech against LGBTQ+ people. Italian senators have killed a bill that would have criminalized violence and hate speech against LGBTQ+ people in Italy. Italy’s Lower House had already approved the bill, which had the backing of the leftist Democrats, the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the far-left Free and EqualContinue reading “Italian LGBTQ+ hate crime bill defeated”

Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday they had arrested 12 people including the leaders of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, after clashes in Rome a day earlier over a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Italian capital on Saturday to opposeContinue reading “Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot”

Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant

“If the League thinks that carrying weapons brings security, then that is really worrying,” said centre-left politician Vinicio Peluffo. A member of Italy’s far-right League party was placed under house arrest on Wednesday after shooting dead a Moroccan immigrant following an altercation in a bar. Massimo Adriatici, a League councilor in the northern town of Voghera, killedContinue reading “Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant”

The Rise of Italy’s Far Right – VICE

In the birthplace of modern fascism, Matteo Salvini’s ‘Italy First’ message gained the support of the far right who saw him as a fierce defender of Italy’s borders. But many Black Italians say that Matteo Salvini’s language put targets on their backs. A failed candidate for Salvini’s own political party hunted down people of AfricanContinue reading “The Rise of Italy’s Far Right – VICE”

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