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CPI had a big march through Rome yesterday. I read that they themselves estimated their number at 6000. They demonstrated against the "banker government" of Monti.





Quote:Italy’s nationalist CasaPound movement launches transformation into political party

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 26/11/2012 3:40 am

ROME, Nov. 25 — In what will likely prove to be the first high-profile step toward transforming CasaPound, Italy’s extreme right movement with a history of violence, into a more palatable political force, some 6,000 of the group’s members, sympathizers, curious onlookers marched through the streets of Rome Saturday without incident.

Saturday was a day of protests in Rome. There was a CasaPound counter-demonstration by Italian communists and anti-Fascists, plus student marches to protest against the government controversial austerity measures. But it was CasaPound demonstration that drew the lion’s share of attention in what was by far the group’s largest public demonstration to date.

The group, named for 20th Century right-wing poet and intellectual Ezra Pound, has a history peppered with violent clashes and aggressive and vulgar rhetoric. But on Saturday, the group took some small steps to put that reputation behind it.

“They (the group’s critics) say we are racists and they call us names, they describe us as the opposite of what we really are,” shouted CasaPound president Gianluca Iannone from a platform on the back of a truck at Rome’s Ponte Milvio, at the end of a the 5-kilometer march through the city.

“People owe us an apology because we have proven that we are a peaceful movement,” he continued, overlooking a huge crowd, with the group’s red, black, and white flags waiving. “Perhaps that is exactly what frightened those who spread the lies by saying we would spread chaos in the city.”

The group was founded nearly a decade ago in Rome, and until recently was known for violent clashes, a curious mix of neo-Fascist ideology and left-wing practices like using squatting laws to gain control of property, and for its savvy use of social media and the internet. Only recently has the group become its transformation into a political movement, with an eye toward presenting candidates in elections scheduled for next year.

To expert observers, Saturday’s march was notable both because of its size — predictions were that the group would have done well to attract 1500 marchers, a fourth of the official figure used by police — and because of the event’s precise organization.

“The march was expertly choreographed,” said Caterina Froio, a researcher with the European University Institute in Tuscany, who is part of a research team working on a book about CasaPound. “It was everything from the way marchers were organized to the signs and flags handed out, to the discipline during the march. It was almost theatrical.”

Iannone and other officials Saturday railed against many of the most popular issues used by European populist movements: burgeoning government debt, corrupt officials, high salaries and pensions for government officials, the influence of the media, foreign ownership of national companies, and the economic crisis gripping the country.

“At long last, there is a group that speaks for the concerns of or regular people,” said Alessandro Fornini, a 28-year-old metal worker attending his first CasaPound rally.

Store clerk Anna Maria Scutaro, 31, agreed: “I am tired of popular leaders who only want to put money in their pockets,” she said.

The economic crisis that has progressively tightened its grip on Italy in recent years is key to the group’s appeal.

A year ago, Italy was on the brink of falling victim to the European debt crisis, with credit ratings agencies downgrading the creditworthiness of many big Italian companies and the government itself.

Long-term government bond yields surged past the 7-percent threshold that has sent Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Spain seeking bailouts. The stock market was plummeting, and consumer confidence reached record lows.

The crisis sparked the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was replaced by an appointed technocrat government led by former European Commissioner Mario Monti.

It was Monti who has pushed through difficult austerity measures that have helped reduce the risk of a credit default and dramatically lowering the country’s borrowing costs. But it has been a painful process for many Italians, who feel the crush of rising taxes and reduced government services. It’s a kind of discontent CasaPound has tapped into.

“More than anything else, the protagonist of (Saturday’s) demonstration was the economic crisis,” said Georgia Belli, another of the researchers from the European University Institute.

http://www.nzweek.com/world/italys-natio...rty-29176/

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Video with better soundtrack. Big Grin




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The turtle/tortoise is the cutest fascist symbol ever. :3
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Quote:The new fascists

ANALYSIS – CasaPound Italia has become one of the more successful organizations of the European far right by reframing fascist ideology, operating social welfare programmes and keeping other extremist groups at arm’s length. Is this a new form of fascism?

by Kristian A. Bjørkelo

All across Europe the rise of the radical and extreme right is making waves. Golden Dawn of Greece and Jobbik in Hungary have arrived in rather traditional fascist form. Other groups embrace Evolian traditionalism and identity politics, and some have their origins in neo-Nazi milieus like the Allgermanische Hednische Front, or Heathen Front, associated with convicts like Varg “Grishnac” Vikernes and Hendrik Möbus. Newer offshoots with a distinctly anti-Muslim or “counterjihadist” profile are also part of the landscape of right-wing extremism in contemporary Europe.

Some observers insist the differences between such groups are marginal and point to links between them. However, Italy’s CasaPound defies easy comparison. In spite of numerous ties to other extremist groups, CasaPound members object to being lumped with the others. Their leader, Gianluca Iannone, told me they would prefer that I did not even mention them in the same context. The group claims to be paving a new road for fascism that leads away from the destra terminale, or far-right dead end.

CasaPound takes its name from the American expatriate poet Ezra Pound, who spent World War II in Italy championing fascism. He famously exclaimed: “Make it new!” Iannone and his followers in CasaPound are trying to do precisely that.

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Hehe, Finnish professor Tarmo Kunnas is visiting CasaPound and talking about his book "The temptation of fascism" which is being translated into Italian. Kunnas is by no means pro-fascists but I guess the Italians have liked the way he has described fascism's appeal to European intellectuals.


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(2015 Mar 03 13:16)Mustapaita Wrote:  Hehe, Finnish professor Tarmo Kunnas is visiting CasaPound and talking about his book "The temptation of fascism" which is being translated into Italian. Kunnas is by no means pro-fascists but I guess the Italians have liked the way he has described fascism's appeal to European intellectuals.

So how did he describe it? Tongue
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(2015 Mar 04 00:04)Xmia Wrote:  
(2015 Mar 03 13:16)Mustapaita Wrote:  Hehe, Finnish professor Tarmo Kunnas is visiting CasaPound and talking about his book "The temptation of fascism" which is being translated into Italian. Kunnas is by no means pro-fascists but I guess the Italians have liked the way he has described fascism's appeal to European intellectuals.

So how did he describe it? Tongue

Well he goes case by case, assessing the motives and inclinations of a variety of personalities. But in general you could say that he makes the appeal of fascism understandable. The perspective he takes means that many of the "positive sides" of fascism we rarely hear about are at the forefront. I've read the book about half way. And of course in chronicling all the intellectual and cultural heavy-weights that threw their sympathies behind fascist movements he is doing CPI a favour by giving fascism, and by extension them, an aura of sophistication and gravitas. ;)

I wonder how Kunnas sees his own visit, a marketing tour for the soon to be published Italian translation of his book? Big Grin

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