ITALY: Police Raid Uncovers Weapons, Missile in Neo-Nazi Possession

By Mike Talavera In the north Italian city of Gallarate, police announced Monday that they had seized a cache of illegal weapons, including a Matra Super 530 F short-to-medium range air-to-air missile, from fascist politician Fabio Del Bergiolo. He and two others are currently being detained as part of a General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) probe into Italian fascist groups involved in the … Continue reading ITALY: Police Raid Uncovers Weapons, Missile in Neo-Nazi Possession

BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown

By Mike Talavera Former Italian militant Cesare Battisti was apprehended in Bolivia after fleeing Brazil on January 12 and was promptly extradited to his home country to serve a life sentence mandated by an Italian court in 1995. Former Brazilian President and revisionist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had refused to extradite Battisti, who had entered the country sometime in 2002. After the Brazilian courts went … Continue reading BRAZIL: Militant Activist Extradited to Italy in Anti-Communist Crackdown