Despite the so-called pandemic restrictions, the new Italian nationalist movement “La Rete” (The Network) presented a summer camp for approximately two hundred leaders and active militants on July 4th-5th in a location called “House of Patriots” in Solarolo, near Ravenna.
Called “Campo Zero” to underscore that it was a new beginning in the nationalist struggle, the camp included several ideological, cultural and organizational conferences designed to explain the tactical and strategic objectives of the movement as well as the particular functions of the different commissions and offices.
Among the commissions are the Legal Office that is already quite busy against Facebook and satellite associations like “Praesidium” (cultural front) and “Rete Studentesca” (youth front). A new sports association will launch soon as well. Special workshops on propaganda and use of social networks gave activists an understand that the situation is continually changing and therefore it is important to understand the change and adapt our tactics accordingly, as explained by the experts in these sub-fields.
Father Giulio Tam, probably the most famous Italian traditionalist priest, celebrated the Mass (in Latin) on Sunday and exhorted the militants to be ready to fight like the warriors in the battles of Lepanto, Vienna, and the Spanish Reconquista.
Several guests representing other Right-wing political, cultural, and assistance groups attended. Activists found accord regarding coordinated militant actions, assistance for political activists arrested under false accusations, and cultural activities. This took a first step toward achieving real cooperation in building a common front for nationalists.
The leadership of the Rete made several important decisions: the recruiting and membership campaign was officially launched, five new official spokesmen have been nominated for different areas of the country, the Movement will participate in the political campaign against the new “homophobia” law which is in fact in contrast with freedom of speech and opinion and in other political battles, and the Associazione Evita Peron is organizing the Colonia Evita Peron, a summer camp for children (again in the House of Patriots).
Several discussions about particular aspects of the struggle were held by selected groups of militants, regional leaders reported about the political situation in their areas, and women seemed to be particularly helpful and active.
Campo Zero, however, was not just speeches and meetings. The local activists provided an excellent organization, good food, and security at the entrance. Those attending had the opportunity to purchase books, Soldato Politico t-shirts, etc. and last but not least, after the lockdown, to enjoy the joyful atmosphere, especially during the meals and during the live show presented Saturday night by the band FVM.
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