Italy has been facing an economic recession for two semesters now. Monti's new government is trying to end the various plagues that have hit the country for about 40 years, taking it at the edge of bankruptcy.
The government's freedom of action is quite vast since it is supported by a transversal coalition of parties that are backing up its action.
Italy, like other european countries, is facing an identity crisis. Its welfare system, political institutions and industrial base are subjects of a dramatic restructuring imposed by the economic crisis of 2008, which has knocked down some Euro countries in the last one and a half year.
This restructuring is not without pain especially for the middle classes, the ones paying the price by slowly loosing the comfort and priviledge acquired in the second half of the 900s. Just in the last year, 800.000 jobs have been lost in Italy.
Besides priviledges, there is the concrete risk of also loosing citizen rights on which the system, especially in Europe, is based.
This is why not only in Italy but also in Spain, Greece, France and Portugal protests have taken more radical dimensions and forms. All countries where the middle class feels this profound crisis.
It is the fight for defending a system that has guaranteed prosperity and stability for so many people like never before at the same time (if we exclude China, in the whole world).
This work in progress is an identity record of the protests of individuals that fight, whose thoughts are stigmatized in the answer to a simple question for all: what does outraged mean to you?