Cinzia Arruzza, co-author of Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, spoke on 26 March about Covid-19 and workers’ struggles in Italy.
It was an online meeting organised by the “Workforce Coronavirus Support Group”, Manchester Trades Council, and Reel News.
For Arruzza's full speech, on YouTube, see here. Extracts below.
To keep things short, the Italian government didn’t take measures to suppress the virus in the way that China and South Korea did.
When they were finally forced to call for a lockdown, first of Lombardy and two days later the whole of Italy, it stopped shops, schools and