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furniture, mattresses and belongings set on fire outside refugees' accommodation. Pic credit: Il Gazzettino

Fascists are at the heart of protests against refugees in Italy that have already forced the evacuation of around 100 migrants from a town in the north of the country.

17 July 2015 | Notes
Mussolini placard on display in Rome's Piazza del Popolo. The slogan reads: "Salvini [Lega Nord leader], I  expect!" Pic credit: Agenzia Dire

A new fascist revival is brewing in Italy, 70 years after the demise of Mussolini. Italy’s racist and formerly separatist Lega Nord is transforming itself into a national party – and hardening its politics with a new and dangerous tie-up with the fascist Casa Pound Italia.

1 June 2015 | In depth
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Partisan Diary: A Woman’s Life in the Italian Resistance, by Ada Gobetti is a story of heroism, political courage and humanity. It is also a tale of fear, anguish and human emotion.

16 December 2014 | In depth