venerdì 30 aprile 2010

Italian Police go hog wild

Hard times for freak people in Italy, being you a stranger, a drug-addicted,
just drunk or whatever. I'm speaking of no violent or aggressive people who do
deserve some kind of intervention and help, but out-casted persons who damage
only themselves. And it doesn't concern a particular police-unit, but the whole
corp. The list of casualties in arrests it's something really scary, and it
makes you pray not to be stopped not once.. I'm speaking after the last legal
pronounciation ( English Text
) over Cucchi's case, the 31 years old boy died for not recieving the proper
therapy after being violently beaten by the penitentiary police. More than 20
persons are inquired into for this death, but there's a strong will to protect
the police force. And that's not the first time: two days ago 4 strangers,
cought drunk on the streets -and not in a car!- were stopped for 4 hours in
Ferrara PD. There's a film with the arrested guys in handcuff, down on the
floor and policemen surrounding them with a nightstick. Something weerd's going
on for sure. But hte police Defence says the guys were violent and hurted 7
policemen. On June 15th 2008 Guseppe Uva was arrested drunk and died after a
medical administration which were deadly to him. On November 11th 2007 Gabriele
Sandri, a Lazio supporter, was killed by a gunshot of a policeman in Arezzo,
while leaving with a car the scene of a violent clash with Juventus supporters.
The policeman seems to be firing aiming at, but the Defence said he was firing
up but then the metal wire of the street diverted the shot -the very same thing
which occurred, for the Defence, in the death of Carlo Giuliani during Genoa
Social Forum 2001, but in that case was a piece of rubble diverting the shot...-
. On September 25th 2005 a 18 years old boy was stopped FOR NOTHING by
policemen who handcuffed him on the concrete and walked on him repetedly. He
died for cardiac-pulmonary arrest and he got cranial-facial traumas. Aren't we
supposed to be scared to go out and to tremble in seing a policecar pass next
to us on the streets?

See also the italian considerations on Beppe Grillo, Giuseppe unáltra vittima di stato

domenica 25 aprile 2010

Happy Liberation day!

Sing along Bella Ciao (here you can find the English version) with us:

One morning I awakened
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
One morning I awakened
And I found the invader

Oh partisan carry me away
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
Oh partisan carry me away
Because I feel death approaching

And if I die as a partisan
(And if I die on the mountain)
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
And if I die as a partisan
(And if I die on the mountain)
Then you must bury me

Bury me up in the mountain
(And you have to bury me)
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
Bury me up in the mountain
(And you have to bury me)
Under the shade of a beautiful flower

And the people who shall pass
(And all those who shall pass)
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
And the people who shall pass
(And all those who shall pass)
Will tell me: "what a beautiful flower"
(And they will say: "what a beautiful flower")

This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan)
Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye!
This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan)
Who died for freedom




Never forget: memory will keep us free!

*keep on fihting, Intellectual Fighters!*

and visit the site of the INSMLI (Institution fot the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy"
INSMLI

venerdì 23 aprile 2010

25th April, Resistance and Revisionistic Amnesia.

On Sunday will be the Italian Liberation Day, the day that commemorates the defeat of Fascism and Nazism in our country.
Italy, like France, had a inner movement of liberation, called Movimento Parigiano, formed by people of different heritage and view, fighting together to free our country from the Fascists and the German occupation.
The US alley stayed only in the extreme south of the peninsula, playing the double game between the King and the Prime Minister (exponent of the Fascist party) and the Resistents.
Thos men and those women gave us freedom and democracy and left us that marveillous gift, our Constitution, that nowadays too many politicians have forgotten.
Today another attack was launched to the memory of our Partigiani by Cirelli, ex parlamentar now president of Salerno's province; he stayed that Italia was made free by the US and the partisans were just agents of the Russian and if they would have liberated Italy, they would have thrwn it in the hand of the Communist.
He eraised all the mentions of the Partisans from the celbrating posters and from the celebration.
That a lie and mystification of the history; the most terryfing aspect of this is that most of the Italians, especially the youngest, do not understand what we are talking about.
We have to duty to preserve our memory and our history, because the ignorance is the first step to loose our freedom.
That is the reason way we will not be ashamed to sing "Bella Ciao"(Goodbye, Darling)-one of the most famous Song of the Resistance- this Sunday.

Keep on fighting, Intellectual fighters!



This is the blossom of those that died here
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
This is the blossom of those that died here
For land and liberty.

venerdì 16 aprile 2010

Supreme Court says "ni" to same-sex partnership

Couldn't say "yes", because that would have been to brave, couldn't say "not" because perhaps the judges had some liberal views, the Italian Supreme Court after a month rejected the appeals of several LG couple that claimed their rights to marry/had their marriage abroad and wanted their union recognised in Italy.
The Court choose the in-famous "Italian middle way" and said that "this is a matter only the Parliament can decide."
Even if the EU Parliament clearly stated that the act performed by a National institution inside the EU should be recognised by all other state-members (just sometimes Italy forget to be a member of the EU); no good news for all the lovely people who married abroad, then. And no hope for those who can not (or do not want to) marry abroad.
As always, our country confirm itself as bigott.

mercoledì 7 aprile 2010

Law is not equal

The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, has approved the law, called "Legittimo impedimento", that will allow Berlusconi to postpone the rials against him for 18 months (enough to make them fall into prescription).
Another piece of Italian Democracy felt apart: law is not equal for everyone anymore.

The history of Liberty is the history of Resistance
W.T. Wilson



Keep on fighting, Intellectual Fighters!