Author: Giovanna Procacci

PART 4

Solidarity on trial: a judicial monstrosity

Giovanna Procacci

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The closing instalment of this citizen investigation sums up an unfinished story, as Italy and the accused wait to hear the judicial explanation of a jaw-droppingly ferocious set of criminal sentences passed on eighteen asylum welcome workers by a court in Calabria. Giovanna Procacci explains why this case raises […]

PART 3

Solidarity on trial: is integration a crime?

Giovanna Procacci

On September 30th, Italian public opinion was stunned when a criminal court in Calabria imposed a set of ferocious prison sentences and fines on eighteen people involved in a world-famous experiment in migrant and refugee welcome, led by Domenico (“Mimmo”) Lucano over the past 20  years in the small coastal town of Riace. We are […]

PART 2

Solidarity on trial: the anatomy of a political trial

Giovanna Procacci

A spreading wave of international outrage has been generated by the stunningly severe sentences meted out on 30 September by a court in Southern Italy to Domenico Lucano, the internationally celebrated creator of a novel model of migrant and asylum welcome in his native town, Riace, and to seventeen of his co-workers. Giovanna Procacci, a […]

PART 1

Solidarity on trial: Mimmo Lucano and the Riace experiment

Giovanna Procacci

A spreading wave of international outrage has been generated by the stunningly severe sentences meted out on 30 September by a court in Southern Italy to Domenico Lucano, the internationally celebrated creator of a novel model of migrant and asylum welcome in his native town, Riace, and to seventeen of his co-workers. Giovanna Procacci, a […]