Vittorio Arrigoni, R.I.P.

A 36-year-old Italian blogger and ISM journalist, Vittorio Arrigoni, was kidnapped and murdered two days ago in Gaza. In the video above, he talks about how he and a group of fellow activists broke the Gaza siege, which had begun in 1967 and continued uninterrupted until that moment. His motivation? An antifascism that ran in the family (his maternal grandparents were partigiani and died in World War II, fighting against Mussolini’s thugs).

Here’s a song that I’m sure his grandparents knew and probably sang themselves as they prepared to fight for Italy’s freedom:

Addio, Vittorio. Peaceful fighter for Gaza’s freedom. Your struggle will not be in vain.

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