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6th Aug 2020

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Bannon's alt-right academy without Italian home

Former Donald Trump adviser and populist campaigner, Steve Bannon's dream of running an academy for ultra-conservatives in an historic state-owned monastery north of Rome has suffered a setback, as Italy's ministry of culture withdrew permission to Bannon's partner, a religious lobbying group Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI), to use the venue. DHI had leased the monastery for 19 years. Bannon promised to contest the decision.

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