"We want everybody to work, as we work. There should no longer be either rich or poor. All should have bread for themselves and for their children. We should all be equal. I have five small children and only one little room, where we have to eat and sleep and do everything, while so many lords (signori) have ten or twelve rooms, entire palaces…. It will be enough to put all in common and to share with justice what is produced.
—Unnamed peasant woman from Piana dei Greci, province of Palermo, Sicily, speaking to a northern Italian journalist during an 1893 peasant uprising." (quoted in Crossan 1994)