Social Action


Social Action

Infobox_Political_Party
party_name = Social Action
party_name_italian = Azione Sociale
party_
party_status = Italian National Party
colorcode = black
leader = Alessandra Mussolini
coalition = House of Freedoms
newspaper = none
ideology = National conservatism
membership = "unknown"
website = [http://www.azionesociale.net http://www.azionesociale.net]

Social Action ("Azione Sociale", AS), previously known as Freedom of Action ("Libertà d'Azione", LdA), is a national-conservative political party in Italy, founded and led by maverick politician Alessandra Mussolini, who is the granddaughter of Benito Mussolini.

Mussolini, who has been a member of the National Alliance (AN) since its foundation, suddenly left that party on 28 November 2003, following the visit of party leader and the Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini to Israel, where he described fascism as "the absolute evil" as he apologised for Italy's role as an Axis Power during the Second World War. [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2003/novembre/28/Mussolini_lascia_Gianfranco_tradito__co_0_031128096.shtml La Mussolini lascia An «Gianfranco ha tradito» ] ] Mussolini however defended the right of Israel to exist and declared that the world "should beg forgiveness of Israel". [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=364285&contrassID=1&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y Mussolini: World should 'beg forgiveness of Israel' - Haaretz - Israel News ] ]

Following her resignation, Mussolini formed her party and organized a far right coalition named Social Alternative. That was a surprising move, as Mussolini, during her political career, had always taken progressive stances on many issues, including abortion [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1994/agosto/11/Mussolini_macche_omicidio_cosi_criminalizzano_co_0_9408115537.shtml la Mussolini: macche' omicidio cosi' si criminalizzano le donne ] ] , artificial insemination [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1997/febbraio/04/Embrioni_Mussolini_Melandri_ancora_polemica_co_0_9702048957.shtml Embrioni, da Mussolini a Melandri e' ancora polemica ] ] [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2004/febbraio/11/Fecondazione_Parlamento_vara_regole_co_9_040211027.shtml Fecondazione, il Parlamento vara le regole ] ] , gay rights [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1995/gennaio/06/Destra_gay_pace_vicina_Alessandra_co_0_9501062501.shtml Destra e gay, pace vicina. Alessandra Mussolini: tra loro ho molti amici ] ] [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1996/febbraio/09/Alessandra_per_una_volta_sono_co_8_9602091092.shtml Alessandra: per una volta sono vicina alla sinistra ] ] [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1997/febbraio/08/Mussolini_piace_gay_mette_imbarazzo_co_0_9702088459.shtml La Mussolini piace ai gay e mette in imbarazzo An ] ] and civil unions [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2003/ottobre/24/Turco_Mussolini_Thelma_Louise_della_co_0_031024128.shtml Turco-Mussolini, Thelma e Louise della politica «Tanta invidia ma andiamo avanti lo stesso» ] ] [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2003/ottobre/21/Raddoppiano_coppie_fatto_Polo_contro_co_0_031021030.shtml Raddoppiano le coppie di fatto Polo contro la proposta Mussolini ] ] . She has been an outspoken "feminist" [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2003/luglio/08/Alessandra_Mussolini_ora_serve_nuovo_co_0_030708057.shtml Alessandra Mussolini: ora serve un nuovo femminismo ] ] and has been described by conservative commentators as a "socialist" [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1996/maggio/31/Buttafuoco_Mussolini_vattene_con_Ulivo_co_0_96053111728.shtml Buttafuoco: Mussolini, vattene con l' Ulivo Alessandra: triste non sapere dove buttarsi ] ] and a "left-winger" [ [http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2005/marzo/25/interroga_Alessandra_destra_femminista__co_9_050325040.shtml An s' interroga su Alessandra «E' di destra o femminista?» ] ] .

The coalition was disbanded after the 2006 general election and by 2007 the party was almost disbanded as most of its original members returned to National Alliance. Mussolini herself re-approached with Fini and was preparing her re-entry in AN when Silvio Berlusconi launched the People of Freedom party. Mussolini decided to merge what remained of Social Action into the new party.

References

External links

* [http://www.azionesociale.net Official website]


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