Opening the Paris conference, 18 January 1919

World War has just ended with the Allied victory. A victory of measure, made possible by the support, economic-financial more than military, of the Usa, because in reality the German forces were never militarily defeated: it was the internal, economic and political collapse of the country to determine the defeat of Germany. The war, in … read more

The War of the Multinationals and the failure of GMOs in Agriculture

Do you remember when GM crop promoters ensured that the spread of engineered crops would eliminate the use of pesticides? A decade has passed and now we learn, from the gigantic struggle underway to conquer the Chinese market of transgenic soya, that things have not really gone so… GMOs don’t work against weeds The news … read more

Wilson, Bissolati, Mussolini, 11 January 1919

On the evening of January 11, 1919, Tommaso Marinetti and some of his followers, lucky enough to get the invitation cards, manage to reach the stages of the Scala in Milan, where he expects the intervention of Leonida Bissolati, socialist reformist, exponent during the Great War of democratic interventionism. Bissolati, a few days before, left … read more

The “semana tràgica” of Buenos Aires, 7-14 January 1919

From 7 to 14 January 1919, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a devastating revolt took place, knownas Semana Tràgica, severely repressed, during which there was also a pogrom against Russian Jewish immigrants, accused of being Bolshevik agents. It all began with a strike at the Vesena metallurgical factory in Buenos Aires, a British-owned plant, where they … read more

The social issue in the third millennium

When we talked about the social question about the yellow vests, a careful reader of Anglo-Saxon area asked us what we meant by this expression. Social issue today, what does that mean? The question initially caught us because in continental Europe social issue or soziale Frage are well-known terms in reference to the effects of … read more