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Amazon Strike, Italian Style

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On March 13, 2021
Turns out that Amazon’s tyrannical workplace regimes developed in the U.S. with its relatively weak labor laws and quiescent labor force aren’t going over well in Italy. And there, workers know what to do. Unions in Italy said on Thursday they had called on workers at Amazon’s logistics operations in the country to go on […]

Ye Olde Statue

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On June 22, 2020

Here’s a statue that definitely doesn’t need to come down. For centuries, in a picturesque Tuscan town near the Mediterranean coast, legions of pilgrims came to venerate one of Christendom

Silvio!

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On May 25, 2012

Oh dear. One of the young women who attended Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” parties told a court on Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of U.S. President Barack Obam

Pishtacos

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On November 21, 2009

From the “subplot excised from The Road for being too disturbing and creepy” file: Four people have been arrested in Peru on suspicion of killing dozens of people in order to sell their fa

Book Review: The White War

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On August 9, 2009

In May 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in an effort to detach and seize several mountain provinces, as well as Trieste and portions of the Adriatic Coast. Since the beginning of the war, I

Only Some were Under 18

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On May 29, 2009

This is probably the best NYT correction ever: Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of girls younger than 18 who were allegedly invited to a villa by Prime Minister Silv

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