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Sicily Socialist Fasci unite for workers' rights, Italy, 1893-1894

Time period
20 January, 1893 to 8 January, 1894
Economic Justice
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Laura Rigell, 02/03/2013

During the 1860s and 1870s, workers in Sicily supported each other through mutual aid societies, which claimed the right to strike and to lobby for wage increases.  This precedent of organized labor, along with a recent history of peasant uprisings against feudal aristocracy and the spread of socialist ideology, set the stage for the Fasci Siciliani movement.