Fresh Air in Parliament

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article from Sole24ore
Il Sole24ore has done a simulation to look at the effects of the popular initiative draft law “Clean Up Parliament”. It’s a spring day, the windows are opening wide, things seem fresher, lighter. If the law is approved even the swallows will come back and the unauthorized campers Mastella&Casini will remove their tents.

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Milena Gabanelli was in Piazza Maggiore, among the people and she has written to me.

“Dear Beppe,
I got to the square late on Saturday, but in time to experience such a happening that I hadn’t seen for so long. There were so many young people and they were so keen to contribute with evidence about this wretched country. I haven’t seen anything liked this since I was a student in the 1970s in this very same city. For me the event meant the possibility to involve generations that seemed indifferent to everything and that is obviously not true. I saw them standing queuing for 40 minutes to put their signature to a piece of paper that asks those people who are no longer fit to represent us to go away. I love this city, even though it has become old and non functional. I love it because in a crucial moment , it has opened the gates and is hosting an uncomfortable and annoying event. For one day it has become alive and it has shown that it can display dissent in a peaceful way that involves people. All those who were there know this. I recognise that Cofferati (whom I don’t like and whom I have always criticized) understood that this was right. I should perhaps have come up onto the stage. But I didn’t do this because it wasn’t the place for me. Or perhaps because I was shy. I carry on this battle in other places, and with other words, but it’s still the same.
I wish that those who today are dealing in polemics, would start to reflect on the possibility that one day the person who can draw hundreds of thousands of people into the square could be someone other than a comedian. The alarm has been triggered. It would be best to take it seriously and start to remedy the causes that raise so much animation and unite so many people, before it is too late.”
Milena Gabanelli

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And while we are at it - may I suggest reducing the number of reducing the currente members from 630 to 150?
100 at the house and 50 at the senate would be quite enough.

Posted by: Alessandro Pala | September 14, 2007 01:34 PM


La Repubblica 5 Settembre 2007 in un articolo scrive
"Minacce al cronista dopo l'inchiesta sulla mafia".

"Prima le lettere di avvertimento a giornalista Lirio Abbate, poi una bomba incendiaria sotto la machina".
Lirio Abbate e tornato a Palermo. Abbate: "Lo sai perche non decido di andarme? ...per quell'onore che mi chiede di avere rispetto di mi stesso, che mi impedisce di inchinarmi alla forza e alla paura...Quell'onore che molti sicilani hanno dimenticato di coltivare".

Probabilmente molti italiani, siciliani amerebbero sostenere protesta e corragio di Lirio Abbate.

Dopo V-day Settembre 8, qual e il consiglio che Beppe Grillo e altri danno?

Saluti,
Piero

Posted by: Per Eklund | September 13, 2007 03:45 PM


La Repubblica 5 Settembre 2007 in un articolo scrive
"Minacce al cronista dopo l'inchiesta sulla mafia".

"Prima le lettere di avvertimento a giornalista Lirio Abbate, poi una bomba incendiaria sotto la machina".
Lirio Abbate e tornato a Palermo. Abbate: "Lo sai perche non decido di andarme? ...per quell'onore che mi chiede di avere rispetto di mi stesso, che mi impedisce di inchinarmi alla forza e alla paura...Quell'onore che molti sicilani hanno dimenticato di coltivare".

Probabilmente molti italiani, siciliani amerebbero sostenere protesta e corragio di Lirio Abbate.

Dopo V-day Settembre 8, qual e il consiglio che Beppe Grillo e altri danno?

Saluti,
Piero

Posted by: Per Eklund | September 13, 2007 03:44 PM


La Repubblica 5 Settembre 2007 in un articolo scrive
"Minacce al cronista dopo l'inchiesta sulla mafia".

"Prima le lettere di avvertimento a giornalista Lirio Abbate, poi una bomba incendiaria sotto la machina".
Lirio Abbate e tornato a Palermo. Abbate: "Lo sai perche non decido di andarme? ...per quell'onore che mi chiede di avere rispetto di mi stesso, che mi impedisce di inchinarmi alla forza e alla paura...Quell'onore che molti sicilani hanno dimenticato di coltivare".

Probabilmente molti italiani, siciliani amerebbero sostenere protesta e corragio di Lirio Abbate.

Dopo V-day Settembre 8, qual e il consiglio che Beppe Grillo e altri danno?

Saluti,
Piero

Posted by: Per Eklund | September 13, 2007 03:40 PM


Non sono sempre in sintonia con Beppe Grillo ma lo voteri al 100% se si presentasse alle elezioni, un commediante sarebbe la persona più seria a sedersi nell'attuale parlamento.
La proposta di togliere lo strapotere ai partiti e di ripristinare la scelta del candidato (sull'eliminazione di questo elementare diritto dei cittadini tutti i parlamentari si sono trovati d'accordo con poche eccezioni!) è sacrosanta. Vedo dall'inchiesta che sopratutto quelli che sono rimasti "fedeli alla linea" (staliniana) sono contrari, e c'è una ragione: l'immaturo ha bisogno dell'autoritarismo; lasciare ad altri (alle burocrazie partitiche) la scelta dei governanti, li libera dalle responsabilità. E' il "bisogno" di avere un padre autoritario che li domina (da non dimenticare che Stalin era chiamato il "piccolo padre" dai russi schiacciati e soggiogati).
Forza Beppe!
Riccardo

Posted by: Riccardo Acerbo | September 12, 2007 06:19 PM


Hey Beppe, I have to give to your attention one important point, I hope there is up there someone that reads my words :)
I have been talking with one friend that has been in Italy the 8th september, he sayed that he could not sign because there was a too long queue of people. Now i guess that if there have been a group in each italian city, the number of signature would have been 2 million minimum !!
I hope really that the law will pass, but i am a little suspicious about it. will they give us what we are supposed to have already?? I dont think so. Lets see.

I'd like to know what the pope thinks about the vaffanculo day :)

Posted by: dino de blasio | September 12, 2007 04:12 PM


Sept. 12, Dear Beppe, My daughter-in-law Paola in Rome, led me to you. You are marvelous. I look forward to receiving your messages. Many thanks. Carole Jones, California, USA

Posted by: Carole Jones | September 12, 2007 01:31 AM


Parole d'oro Milena.

Posted by: Stefano Manfreo | September 11, 2007 11:06 PM


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