The Italian social movement of the 20th century is characterized by duality. While northern Italy, urban and industrialized, was shaken by the challenge of labor organizations, southern, rural Italy, lived to the rhythm of the mobilizations of agricultural workers. Since … Continue reading
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Who exploit migrant workers in citrus fruit industry ?
On February 24, the English magazine “The ecologist” published a survey of the citrus production conditions in the plain of Gioia Tauro (Calabria), denouncing the exploitation and ghettoization of African seasonal workers . Journalists which directly implicated the responsibility of … Continue reading
Rosarno on sunday
Summary: Rosarno looks like a disaster site, modeled by the violence of neoliberalism. Numerous seasonal workers go daily on the “piazza” hopping an hiring for the day. Outside these times the city seems dead, there are no public places where … Continue reading
Camps for Rosarno
On January 17, Andrea Riccardi, Minister for Cooperation, Immigration and Integration in government Monti was visiting Rosarno (Calabria) to realize the situation. Each year, between the months of November and March, the municipality of 15,000 inhabitants “host” hundreds of seasonal … Continue reading
Oranges on the threes : history of an agricultural and social crisis.
Summary: Oranges in Rosarno are for industry, the industrial model promoted in the area is viable only thanks to subsidies. Changes in allocation policy and lower purchase prices have made it more profitable to stop pickking oranges and to leave … Continue reading