1. A world unified by the golden rule: expropriation
Interview. “We are facing an extreme form of extractive capitalism,” said the American sociologist Saskia Sassen in an interview with il manifesto.
2. Italy’s dirty war in Yemen
Investigation. The bomb dropped on a Yemeni funeral was that of an American company, but the manufacturer and exporter is unknown. Because of murky arms sales reporting, there’s a good chance they were Italian.
3. Italians prepare for general women’s strike March 8
Reportage. At a summit in Bologna, organizers met to plan the agenda of the nationwide walkout. “We will shut down the country.”
4. Antonio Casilli: ‘Workers are the heart of the algorithm’
Interview. We spoke with Antonio Casilli, author of pioneering research on the new digital capitalism. “We continue to work more and more, and the platforms are fragmenting and rendering invisible the labor that is necessary to make the algorithms work.”
5. Honeywell accepts Italian incentives, then moves to Slovakia
Reportage. More than 400 employees, plus local and national politicians, are protesting the planned relocation of a plant that makes turbos and rotors for the U.S. multinational corporation.