15 Jun

Italy – Soumalia Sacko: workers pay the struggle for social justice with their lives

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

17 Aug

Screening “Sacco and Vanzetti” documentary

saccovanzettiMonday 24 August 2015 21:00 pm Martin-Luther-Platz 01099 Dresden

 

On 23rd August 1927 american government have executed two immigrants from Italy Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company. With the lack of evidence the main part of the trial was made around the italian background of those people and their political believes: Sacco and Vanzetti were anarchists dedicating their life to the struggle against the state. Since the rule of trial many researches were made that proved the innocence of two, however up till now the american government didn’t admit the political core of the prosecution.

The documentary “Sacco and Vanzetti” is showing apart from the trial also political and social sides of the case. The movie allows us to have a deaper look into the american society of beginning of the previous century with a focus on rascism towards immigrants, which become a serious issue for the modern day Europe.

After the screening we will have a discussion round and share our thoughts about the topics presented in the movie.

Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer: