World Cup 2018 have started in Russia. Now everybody is stuck to the screens following their favorite national teams and hoping to win some money after betting. It seems like all the problems in the world have disappeared so that all of us can enjoy the game. After all it should be the game that unites. But behind the fireworks and rich football players there are things that are hidden from the eyes of audience. Those things pop up from time to time in oppositional news in Russia rarely making it to the world arena. And there is a lot happening to the people while the rest of the world enjoys the show. Read More
Soumaila Sacko, a farmhand from Mali, a USB union activist, was shot dead in the Gioia Tauro plain, two other workers who were with him were injured. The Italian Anarchist Federation is close to the wounded relatives, friends and comrades of Soumaila.
Carabinieri immediately tried to link this assassination to an alleged theft, but Soumaila is the latest victim of the violence with which the exploitation of the laborers has always been imposed. We know that Soumaila is one of us, a proletarian who was killed for his commitment to workers’ rights. The landowners always find those who defend their privileges with firearms. As once in Melissa and Avola, today in Castelvolturno and in Rosarno, the workers have paid and pay for their struggle for social justice, even if only for a more dignified life, or for not dying under the sun for two euros a hour. Read More