martedì 21 settembre 2010

Italy: No country for LGBT people

Yesterday, minister Giovanardi affirmed that: "The permission of adobtion given to LG couples raise the buy and sell of children"
That discriminatory phrase is another proof of the direction that Italian government and generally Italian society is taking towards LBGT people.
Only this summer the denounced aggressions against LBGT people have been at least 15 (in Rome, Padova, Vicenza, Frosinone, Torre del Lago, Viareggio, Cagliari, Ostia).
And we still do not have a law against homophobia and while the EU asks for an European law protecting the rights of same-sex couple and the recognition of same-sex civil partnership/marriage in all the countries memebers of the E.U., Italy and Poland have been the only two nations to say NO.

venerdì 10 settembre 2010

An ordinary crazy summer in Italian Politics.

What did it happen this summer?
That the government split up because Gianfranco Fini, President of the Camera (Italian lower court of the Parliament), former ally of president Berlusconi, has been radiated from the Partito della Libertà (to tell a bad joke, it's the party of all freedom except the freedom of expression).
Gianfranco Fini brought with him about 70 deputies and found a new party Futura e Libertà, proclaming himself "defensor of the legality", trying to appeal to those electors of the right-wing tired of Mr Berlusconi's self-centered laws.

What then?
Berlusconi's newspaper heated up the Italian summer trying to prove how much Mr Fini was corrupted, with hatred tones, but without demonstrating anything convincing.
In the meantime the Lega (North Nationalist and Indipendentis party) rises his voice once again, menacing to go to anticpated election.
That should be a good news for everyone sick of Mr B., ins't it?

In a normal country, you will exspect the opposition, the left wing, to start oprganizing and pushing for new election.
But this is Italy and while Berlusconi is struggling, the major left party is killing itself once again (they are quite use to it), one of his leader (Veltroni) forming a new stream of the party, in fact preparing a scission.
The only thing that all the so-called leftist agree with is to block the raise of Niki Vendola, leader of Sinistra Ecologia e Libertà, who, after the popular success in Puglia, proposed himself to be the leader of a new leftist coalition.

Mr B. can sleep in golden stream omnce again.