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Fascism now back in Italy?

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:05:40 -0300 (CLST)

Has it got to the point where it's fair to say fascism has returned in Italy?

I just read this new piece - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7902107.stm
- which seems to take the political exploitation of xenophobia to new
levels and includes "patrols of volunteers".

This follows the election of a "former street-fighting neo-fascist" as
Rome's mayor last year (again supported by reports of "rape by
foreigners").  And Berlusconi's current coalition is solid-right (unlike
previous governments which included centrist parties).

I wonder what will happen here in Chile when the depression really starts
to bite and the right win the next presidential election?

Andrew

Some Rape Stats Background

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:29:40 -0400 (CLT)

This gies some perspective on the comments above -
http://inaltreparole.net/en/news/crimine110609.html

Andrew

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