Sunday, July 14, 2019: 49 years have passed since the day when the city of Reggio Calabria rebelled against the government’s decision to deprive it of its role as regional capital. With the establishment of the Calabria Region in 1970 a debate had begun on the location of the capital, since more than one city aspired to be. In the absence of regional bodies up to that date there was no official capital, although many texts and publications had always previously indicated the city of Reggio Calabria (one of the oldest and most important cities in all of Magna Grecia) as the capital of the Calabria.
The months following July 14 were of great tension and dramatic protests: schools and public offices closed, barricaded in many quarters, clashes with the police, tanks in the streets, dead, injured, arrested, tried. Reggio Calabria paid a very high price for this rebellion. Battipaglia, Caserta, L’Aquila Forza Nuova dedicates a conference scheduled for Sunday, July 14th in Reggio Calabria at the conference room of the Grand Hotel Excelsior, beginning at the hours of the rebellion of Reggio Calabria and the other southern revolts that took place from 1969 to 1971. 18.30. The meaning of this conference, called Oggi Come Ieri, Battipaglia, Caserta, L’Aquila, South Reggio in revolt for dignity, we are clarified, with a note, diffused by Forza Nuova Calabria that we report in full.
The fourteenth of July we will be in Reggio Calabria to talk about an old and dear national-revolutionary idea, which can be summed up in the long-standing slogan: “the south will be the tomb of the system!”
The conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior (Via Vittorio Veneto, 66) at 18.30 and, in addition to representatives of local politics, will be attended by the national secretary of Forza Nuova, Roberto Fiore.
We will start with a historical focus on the “black triennium” of 1969 -70-71, when the national-popular uprising raged from Reggio Calabria to Caserta, from L’Aquila to Battipaglia, posing as an anti-sixty-eight and as a profound rupture of a South that he demanded dignity and freedom. From here we will head towards current events, addressing that not too distant South that, even today, can be the reference point for the search for today’s revolutionary path and for contemporary political proposals.
Today, like yesterday, hope is in the barricades and not in the polls!