On the barricades s02e12 — Feminism in Italy and the US return to demonizing Putin

Published March 25, 2021

Rumble After the three years Giuseppe Conti, an independent technocrat that was suggested by the Five Stars Movement, served as PM of the country it is now Mario Draghi, the ex-chief of the European Central Bank (2011-2019), that stepped in to become the new PM in Italy.

Italy is very important to Romania since a lot of workers migrated there due to the language similarities to find better employment opportunities. The Romanians form the biggest community of migrants in Italy. More than 1.2 milion people migrated there pushed by the poverty and the high unemployment rates in Romania. But the Italy is not always the heaven they dreamed of most of the jobs being in the care system or constructions, jobs that are often unskilled and low paid.

Giuseppe Conti is credited with taking some very progressive measurements such as the establishment of the guaranteed minimum income, the nationalization of the Italian Highway Company ASPI and the Italian flag carrier Alitalia and Italy's largest steel company Ilva. But he also took harsh measurements against illegal immigration. Now Italy is governed by one of the world’s top financiers.

We invited Cecilia Capanna, Italian activist, journalist and musician to talk about something that is not very popular in mainstream press. We want to find out how Italian politics is reflecting on women and feminist moments in Italia.

And then on to Eastern Europe; Russia is trending in the news, again, since the devastating remarks of the American president about how the Russian one is "a killer." This definitely speaks more to the continued rotting of the empire, rather than its relations with the biggest and most important country of our region.

In the second part of the program, except for some brief commentary on the political class in the USA having lost it completely, Boyan Stanislavski and Maria Cernat speak about the current situation in Ukraine's east, where another offensive by Kiev is looming, as well as the 7th anniversary of the "annexation" of Crimea.

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