Action #10: Il Porto dell’amore

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“The D'Annunzian movement is perfectly and profoundly revolutionary, because D'Annunzio is a revolutionary. Lenin even said so at the Moskow Congress.”

(Hon. Bombacci, La Tribuna, Rome, 30 dicember 1920).

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin at the First Congress of the Comintern, 1919

During the months that the Fiume experiment lasted, almost all leftwing leaders (socialists, trade unionists, anarchists) in Italy and internationally drew comparisons with it, and the stances and opinions expressed often revealed openness rather than condemnation. Appreciation for the openings present in the Charter of Carnaro were expressed, for example, by the Hungarian Communist Miklós Sisa, the former people’s commissary in the government of Béla Kun.

(Giovanni Savegnago. Scheda critica del libro di Claudia Salaris Alla festa della rivoluzione. Artisti e libertari con D’Annunzio a Fiume, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002).

International recognition
of the Italian Regency of Carnaro
  Russia was the only state that recognized the existence of Fiume. Indeed some of the (military) organs of the government looked more like soviet councils than the Italian constitutional monarchy.
As Lenin said to the European Communist emissaries in Moscow: “There is only one man in Italy capable of starting a revolution. D'Annunzio.”

The Dada-Telegramm

"Please phone the Club Dada, Berlin, if the allies protest. Conquest a great Dadaist action, and will employ all means to ensure its recognition. The Dadaist world atlas Dadaco already recognizes Fiume as an Italian city."

Huelsenbeck. Baader. Grosz.

(Richard Huelsenbeck, Editor. Dada Almanach. Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1920)


Introduction [HTML]

The “Celebration City” [HTML]
Free Love and Artificial Paradises [HTML]
The “Desperados” [HTML]
International acknowledgement [HTML]
Pirate Economy [HTML]
Publishing [HTML]
The Charter of Carnaro [HTML]
The Labarum [HTML]
The League of Fiume [HTML]
Bloody Christmas [HTML]
Protagonists [HTML]