In its editorial of September 21, the journalist of “Republic” Massimo Giannini has rightly mocked Berlusconi after the downgrading of Italy by one of three major rating agencies, has talked of a plot by “Anglophone financial circles’ as – has Giannini noted ironically – Mussolini railed against the “perfidious Albion.” As regards, Then, the robustness of the government team, beaten in the House several times in the past days, the reporter recalled July 25, 1943, asking, “waiting for an unseen Dino Grandi,” what will be the setting for a not-too-distant end of the Berlusconi government.
Dino Grandi (especially the young generations remember him) was the hierarchy, presented in the famous meeting of the Fascist Grand Council of 25 July its agenda anti-Mussoliniano, approved by a majority of those directors in black shirt, brought on the plane constitutional regime fell.
But Giannini forget that after the brilliant victory of the Red Army at Stalingrad in January 1943, were the great strikes of workers in March 1943, led by organizations of the clandestine Communist Party of Italy, and put in crisis that shook the fascist regime in our country.
In Turin, Fiat struck, the Spa, Diatto, Michelin, Lancia, Pirelli in Milan, the Borletti, Falck, Marelli, Breda, and the strike spread throughout the month of March up to Biella, Porto Marghera and other places, with the participation of tens of thousands of workers. Many claims of an economic nature, especially those relating to cost of living allowance, had be accepted grudgingly by the Fascist authorities.
But the strike was also, and above all, a political content: “We demand the expulsion of Mussolini from power! “Was the slogan that greeted the workers and for which he fought with the greatest determination under the leadership of the Communists.
We must be able to learn from experience that great struggle. Today, for the expulsion of Berlusconi from power, is on the strength and fighting spirit of our workers, our workers, we have rely on our ability to come together and compacted into a single front of struggle, relying on our strengths and not on anything but “invisible” Montezemolo, Perfume and other “officials of the capital” that the bourgeoisie is preparing to place on the throne instead of Palazzo Chigi jester’s Arcore. Only a workers’ government born of a great and continuous proletarian and popular mobilization can save us from ruin.
September 22, 2011