Tricolour Flame

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Tricolour Flame
Secretary Attilio Carelli
President Rocco Tauro
Founded 27 January 1995
Split from Italian Social Movement
Headquarters circonvallazione Clodia, 145/A
00195 Rome
Newspaper none
Membership  (2005) 5,000
Ideology Italian nationalism
European nationalism[1]
Neo-Fascism
Political position Far-right
International affiliation none
European affiliation Alliance of European National Movements
European Parliament group no MEPs
Website
http://www.fiammatricolore.com/
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

The Tricolour Flame Social Movement (Italian: Movimento Sociale Fiamma Tricolore, MS-FT), commonly known as Tricolour Flame (Fiamma Tricolore), is a neo-fascist[2] political party in Italy.

History[edit]

The party was started by the more radical members of the Fascist Italian Social Movement, led by Pino Rauti, who refused to join the mainstream conservative party National Alliance. Rauti was later ousted by Luca Romagnoli, who took the leadership.

In the 2004 European Parliamentary Election the party gained enough votes in the Southern constituency to elect Luca Romagnoli to the European Parliament. The party was then a member of the House of Freedoms coalition for the 2006 general election.

In the coming of the 2008 general election, Tricolour Flame formed a joint list called Tricolour Right with The Right of Francesco Storace, a splinter group of National Alliance, in support of the candidacy of Daniela Santanchè for Prime Minister.

Ideology[edit]

Tricolour Flame is the party of the Italian far-right most closely tied to the legacy of Italian Social Republic (RSI). The RSI is usually seen by the party as the example of what Fascism should have been, in particular as an example of true welfare state. As a sign of this legacy, the party, for example, guarantees free membership for ex-RSI military.[3] A press release from the Rome section of the party states:

Tricolour Flame maintains a fairly strong anti-capitalist stance, and it can be thought to be the Italian party closest to third positionist ideology.

Recently Tricolour Flame has been peculiar, among Italian neo-fascist organizations, in actively trying to attract the young masses and renewing its political practices and communication techniques in a more modern, innovative fashion. Political manifests often tend towards attractive, modern graphics and clear-cut, even humorous slogans. Tricolour Flame is also very close to youth far-right organizations and initiatives, of which the most relevant is CasaPound, a social centre in Rome.

The party is against the regionalism promoted by Lega Nord for an independent "Padania", instead Tricolour Flame wants a united Italy.

Membership[edit]

Among the more controversial members of Tricolur Flame are Pietro Puschiavo and Maurizio Boccacci.[5] In 1985 Puschiavo was a founding member of the Veneto Skinheads Front, a far-right skinhead group based in Veneto and connected to Blood and Honour. Boccacci is the former leader of the Western Political Movement, a far-right skinhead organization based in Rome.[6]

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