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Not Only Riflusso: The Repression and Transformation of Radical Movements in Italy between 1978 and 1985

  • Pierpaolo Mudu
  • Gianni Piazza
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)

Abstract

While in 1980 and 1981, European cities such as Amsterdam, West Berlin, Zurich and London were shaken by urban conflicts and riots, the Italian radical left faced a period of increased repression. The ‘meeting of movements’ in Bologna in September 1977 — during which thousands of activists gathered in the city, occupied public spaces and confronted the police — represented the end of a long season of struggles, discussions and actions by radical political organizations. The ‘hot autumn’ of the 1970s ended, and the ‘winter’ of the 1980s began.

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Social Movement Radical Movement Drug Dealer Political Conflict Armed Group 
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  • Gianni Piazza

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