AuthorSini, Giacomo

Late last spring, in a small Italian village outside of Pisa called Coltano, thousands of protesters marched against the construction of a new military base in the 180-acre San Rossore Nature Park, a nature preserve that helps to protect fragile wetlands.

It was the largest demonstration held so far by the No Base Movement, a coalition of local residents and anti-militarist and environmental groups that formed after Italy's then-Prime Minister Mario Draghi earmarked $190 million for the base's construction. The No Base Movement notes that Pisa and its surrounding villages are already home to a large military presence. The Darby Military Community, a U.S. Army installation under the control of the Italian military and home to the Italian Army Special Forces Command, is less...

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