Violence in a Local Context: The Factory

  • David Moss


Among the institutions selected as targets by armed groups the factory had a special place. Most obviously, the longevity and volume of the attacks on industrial personnel and property were greater than for any other institution. Between the first episodes of sabotage carried out by the Red Brigades at the Pirelli factory outside Milan in 1970 and the murder of the manager of the Montedison plant at Porto Marghera, Taliercio, in 1981, the damage to machinery and products was considerable and the victims (managers, cadres, unionists) constituted the largest single category of civilians attacked (Table 2.2 above, p. 38). Most recently the wounding and murder of two academics closely involved in industrial relations (Giugni, Tarantelli) in 1983 and 1985 respectively showed a continuing, if more distant, attention to the same arena.


Trade Union Local Context Union Leadership Union Organisation Armed Group 
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© David Moss 1989

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  • David Moss
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  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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