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A wall of humanity against the Salvini doctrine

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24.06.2019

Commentary. On Saturday a miracle took place in Rome: the “invisible” became visible, as an enormous demonstration marched across the city in support of public housing. A solution would involve the state making unoccupied public dwellings available, money from the region and coordination from the city of Rome.

written by Paolo Berdini

Topic Italy

ROME

June 24, 2019

In the narrative many are trying to push about what’s happening in Italy, the occupants of abandoned buildings—often publicly owned—are a problem that should be addressed with repression and cutting off their water and electricity supply. These citizens are the lowest of the low. They don’t have political parties to support them. They effectively don’t exist.

Then on Saturday a miracle took place in Rome: the “invisible” became visible, as an enormous demonstration marched across the city. There were the children forced to live in the daily anxiety that comes with their uncertain situation, every day at risk of eviction. There were the legal immigrants who, because of their extremely precarious jobs, can’t meet the basic need of........

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