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Italy Leading in Neo-Fascism and Anti-Fascism

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Neofascist Giorgia Meloni will be the next Italian Prime minister. I feel I have to write about this being in Rome, but I am clueless as to how it happened (I wasn’t optimistic a year ago – I was expecting authoritarian xenophobe demagogue Matteo Salvini to be the next Italian prime minister — I guess the photo of him wearing a Vladimir Putin T-shirt when on Red Square might have cost him the authoritarian but not that authoritarian vote). A much more pleasant topic and amazing coincidence is that I have just seen 2 translated versions of the Italian anti fascist anthem “Bella Ciao” on Twitter. One sung in Ukrainian by Ukrainian soldiers in a trench Two Ukrainian Resistance Fighters singing Bella Ciao in their trenches. Down with the

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Neofascist Giorgia Meloni will be the next Italian Prime minister. I feel I have to write about this being in Rome, but I am clueless as to how it happened (I wasn’t optimistic a year ago – I was expecting authoritarian xenophobe demagogue Matteo Salvini to be the next Italian prime minister — I guess the photo of him wearing a Vladimir Putin T-shirt when on Red Square might have cost him the authoritarian but not that authoritarian vote).

A much more pleasant topic and amazing coincidence is that I have just seen 2 translated versions of the Italian anti fascist anthem “Bella Ciao” on Twitter.

One sung in Ukrainian by Ukrainian soldiers in a trench

and one sung in Farsi by Iranian women who are not wearing Hijabs.

I didn’t even know it was translated.

Looking for the original I find the youtube category [bella ciao Iran]

Also note that the Ukrainians were Tweeted to my attention by Ali Hadji Jafari (resident of Burlington Vermont of course).

Seems there could be a fifth international* to deal with the nationalist cough really racist cough international. Obviously the international headquarters are simultaniously in Kyiv, Tehran and Burlington.

* the 4th international was Trostkyite.

Robert Waldmann
Robert J. Waldmann is a Professor of Economics at Univeristy of Rome “Tor Vergata” and received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Robert runs his personal blog and is an active contributor to Angrybear.

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