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In a movement born in Sicily, southern Italy begins to fight the government of PM Monti.

South Italia leads a rebellion against PM Monti austerity plans.

Truckers’ blockades throughout Italy  threaten to strangle the life out of the biggest cities.

The blockades have reached Rome, disrupting food and fuel supplies to the city. The truckers have snarled traffic on the main highways and toll stations leading into Rome, and other big cities, and have vowed to keep the protest intact until at least Friday.

Italian Prime Minister Monti is facing increased opposition from the “old establishment” due to the buddget cuts and the decission to fight the “black market” and the underground economy outside the system. The Italian organized crime mainly controls this non formal economy. Strikes and road blockades started in Sicily last week.  READ MORE HERE