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Communist and Anti-capitalist List, Italy

Lista Comunista e Anticapitalista

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image by Andrea Pollett, 22 April 2009

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Lista Comunista e Anticapitalista (Communist and Anti-capitalist List) - The new coalition called Communist and Anti-capitalist List was formed in March 2009, to take part in the forthcoming European elections, in June 2009. It groups together the Partito della Rifondazione Comunista (Communist Refoundation Party), the Partito dei Comunisti Italiani (Party of Italian Communists), Socialismo 2000 (Socialism 2000, a former left faction of the Democratici di Sinistra, i.e. the Left Democrats), and Consumatori Uniti (United Consumers, a small political movement whose primary aim is to defend the consumer rights).

The flag is red, with the logo in central position. The innermost part of the logo features a red flag on white background, bearing a yellow hammer & sickle and a star; the shape of the flag, slanted to the left, recalls the one belonging to the Communist Refoundation Party's logo (but the flag has no staff). It partly overlaps a three-coloured Italian national flag of similar shape and size, whose bottom and right edges are visible, as in the Party of Italian Communists' logo (but the edges are straight, not wavy).

The central part of the logo is surrounded by the words RIFONDAZIONE (above) and COMUNISTI ITALIANI (below), in black capital letters on white background; a red stripe fills the empty space on both sides of the flag.
In the outer part of the logo run the following words, in white capital letters on red background: SOCIALISMO 2000 above; CONSUMATORI UNITI below; SINISTRA EUROPEA ("European Left") on the left; GUE/NGL for Gauche Unitaire Europienne ("European United Left") / Nordic Green Left on the right. The latter is the name of the group in the European Parliament which the elected deputies of the coalition will join.

This pattern is an attempt to blend the logos of the two main parties that form the coalition, i.e., Rifondazione Comunista and Comunisti Italiani; the degree of similarity to Rifondazione Comunista's own logo is greater, likely to underline the larger size of this party, thus its major weight in the coalition.
Andrea Pollett, 22 April 2009