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Giorgio Valentino Bocca (born August 28, 1920) is an Italian essayist and journalist, also known for his participation in the World War II partisan movement.

Biography

Bocca was born in Cuneo, Piedmont, the son of teachers, and studied law. after being a young student in the years before second world war </ref> he fought in the Alpini corps during World War II, and made friends with Benedetto Dalmastro and Duccio Galimberti. Together with them, after the Armistice with Italy (September 1943), he joined the partisan organization called Giustizia e Libertà, becoming commander of its 10th Division, fighting together with US and British Armies against the nazi-fascists.

Having had begun his press career in Cuneo, Bocca wrote for Giustizia and Libertà's magazine during the post-war period. Later, he worked for the Gazzetta del Popolo, L'Europeo and Il Giorno, specializing in Italian costume and politics analysis. In 1971 he was amongst the signers of the document issued by the magazine L'Espresso against Commissar Luigi Calabresi after the death of the innocent anarchist Pinelli in his office room. Five years later, Bocca was amongst the founders of the daily La Repubblica, with which he thenceforth collaborated.

He also wrote several books, in most of which he denounces the social and political problems of Italy. He has repeatedly shown a critical stance against globalization, the international policy of the big oil companies, specially located in the United States and the political rise of neo-fascist parties allied with Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi.

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