mercoledì 27 gennaio 2010

Holocaust Memorial day

You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find warm food
And friendly faces when you return home.
Consider if this is a man
Who works in mud,
Who knows no peace,
Who fights for a crust of bread,
Who dies by a yes or a no.
Consider if this is a woman
Without hair, without name,
Without the strength to remember,
Empty are her eyes, cold her womb,
Like a frog in winter.
Never forget that this has happened.
Remember these words.
Engrave them in your hearts,
When at home or in the street,
When lying down, when getting up.
Repeat them to your children.
Or may your houses be destroyed,
May illness strike you down,
May your offspring turn their faces from you.

P. Levi

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Never forget.

domenica 24 gennaio 2010

Some light of hope

Salvatore Cuffaro, ex governor of the Sicily now in Parliament for the Catholic party, has been condemned for aid and abet to the Mafia.
In the first process he has been absolved.
This is a little victory for all the movements against the Mafia, such as Libera and the Sicilian MOvement of Leftist Students, who have fought over last five years to have this bribed and criminal politician condemned.

giovedì 21 gennaio 2010

Senat approves the short-trial law "pro Berlusconi"

Nothing could do the appeal of Roberto Saviano, signed by more than 500.000 Italians.
The law -previously rejected because it went against the Constitution- has been approved by the Senat and it's now under examination at the Camera.
This law -the so called Lodo Alfano- will turn down all the trials against Silvio Berlusconi.
Roberto Saviano commented "Criminals will benefit from this, only who waits for justice will pay."

lunedì 11 gennaio 2010

Racial laws?

Our Government has decided school classrooms, in Italy, can have just 30% of children-of-immigrants students. I say “children of immigrants” not “foreigner students” as this is the point, in my opinion: racism against those who came to Italy to claim a better life.

I wonder what’s going to happen if in a school there are one hundred students of which forty are children-of-immigrants. What about those ten students that our Government doesn’t like? Are we going to give them the possibility to study or not?

What about the right to education? People should be equal in front of the law…

Do we really want to give THIS Government the possibility to CHANGE our Constitution?

I don’t want it. I’m SCARED. I think this is quite absurd and I think that the worst thing is that MANY people, in Italy think they are right, as in their opinion (not mine!) immigrants spoil our country and break the laws.

I’m scared. And disgusted.


domenica 3 gennaio 2010

Italian Constitution: defending the 1st article

Italian Constitution: defending the 1st article

«Art. 1

L’Italia è una Repubblica democratica, fondata sul lavoro.

La sovranità appartiene al popolo, che la esercita nelle forme e nei limiti della Costituzione. »

«Art. 1
Italy is a democratic Republic founded on labour. Sovereignty belongs to the people and is exercised by the people in the forms and within the limits of the Constitution.»

The minister of Public Administration, Brunetta, said that this is out of date and must be changed.

We -as Italian people- have the duty to preserve the most important article of our Constitution because we have the Sovereignity on this country, not the Parliament, as President Berlusconi said few days ago.

Keep on fighting!