25 April: Information and Rifondazione


On 25 April there’s V2 Day for the freedom of information in a free State. The informed citizen can make decisions. The disinformed citizen “believes” they are making decisions. To disinform is the best way to give orders.
There’ll be the collection of signatures for three referendum: the abolition of the official list of journalists created by Mussolini, existing only in Italy, the cancellation of public financing of publishing, which makes it dependent on politics, and the elimination of the Testo Unico Gasparri {Gasparri Unified Text} about radio and TV, for information to be freed from the duopoly parties-Mediaset.
The main demonstration “should” be happening in Turin, in piazza Castello. The conditional of the verb is used owing to the veto by Rifondazione Comunista on the use of the square on the day of the Liberation. I believe that the squares are not the property of the parties and that 25 April is not a day in the calendar that is reserved for Bertinotti. It’s a great national feast day, that celebrates the end of the war and the hope for real democracy, that has since been betrayed a thousand times by the parties.

V2-day, 25 April, for freedom of information:
1. Put your photos on www.flickr.com with the tag V2-day
2. Put your videos on www.youtube.com with the tag V2-day
3. Give your support to V2 day

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Hello everyone,
Now here it comes from Foreign Newspapers obviously the Animal Behavior Hypothesis (Basically the Sheep Flock Theory!) that still is a Hypothesis for man/women while for Sheep is an accepted normal behavior.
Just apply this Hypothesis to Italian Parties Meeting and Conventions!
Each and everyone of the Individuals going to these meetings, are there for one reason only, and that is “Vested Interest!”.
That means they either make a living with Politics, or earn their Income from it the Government or anything in between.
The News instead are feeding these Meeting to You, as a bunch of faithful believer, disinterested voters or just simple Citizen showing you the Way.
This things is flying way too high above my head, for me to understand it.
One thing is pretty clear to me, Italians are depressed, disenchanted, pessimistic, can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and basically don’t like themselves.
Although one things Politicians know for sure about you, is the fact that when the s**t hits the fan and need you to vote, you will do it for one side or the other, even though you don’t approve any of them.
You have no choice, they meet either in their Offices or Publicly (Decisions are already made in between all of them anyhow?) and with sheep less confidence they tell you what to do.
Back to the Hypothesis, and the circle closes on you just like Giotto intended.
It could be called the Perfect Circle of Your Life.
One of this day someone somewhere will wake up and ask him/her-self “What happen to my beautiful life, haw did I ended up here?”
Well at least you know what to tell them!
The future looks bright wear shades.

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | February 16, 2008 05:17 PM

What's the problem with the "compagni"? I know. They can't beat the rot so they joined the rot. But at this point they have decayed. Or are we making them feel irrelevant? I think we have. The V Day movement may not have the magic formula to fix Italy's problem but at least we know what's right and wish to end the humiliations inflicted on workers, the unemployed, the part-timers, women, pensioners, students, the working-poor, the homeless, and immigrants by self-satisfied fat-cats. How? By organizing meet-ups that show the system there are thousands and thousands of Italians who can't take it anymore. Where we denounce the people attempting to make us accept their way of governing a country. We want an Italy where every individual can work, prosper and yes, be happy at the end of their productive cycle. We want an Italy where politicians see themselves as civil servants and not as feudal lords or supermen. We don't want anybody's wealth, but neither do we want to be insulted by political farces. Yes, we're humiliated and insulted by the behaviour of our representatives and we want to tell them that enough is enough. If Rifondazione believes that our meet-ups are an insult to the memory of Italy's Liberators then Rifondazione has forgotten what the Liberators stood for and died for.

Posted by: Louis Pacella | February 16, 2008 04:02 AM

Hey Beppo,

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Posted by: Stanley | February 16, 2008 01:28 AM

Hello everyone,
Everything shouldn’t be in the books of Laws to become a requirement for anyone running for Public Office.
Especially in Italy, 61 Government in 60 years, scandals every day, corruption at par with Kenya, I think is time for you to pretend something.
As a minimum they should do this:
1) Make Public their Resume and Education
2) Make Public their Tax Return for the last 10 years
3) Make Public their Possession of every kind and Bank Accounts (Not the value but just the Accounts and into which Banks!)
4) Make Public their close relatives Possession and Tax Returns (Wife Husbands Kids In-laws Ex and close family members!)
5) Criminal Records if any and of the Family Members.
6) Investment Stocks Company or any kind of Business Income or Interest.
7) Relevant Investments or Ownerships outside Italy.
If any of the abve Public Record, will turns out to be false or misleading severe penalties and resignation will be compulsory.
Any Public Official not willing to supply the above listed Information is cordially invited not to participate at any Election or Public Office.
The future looks bright wear shades.

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | February 15, 2008 06:25 PM

Dear Beppe and still free Italians,
Here we are again! The casta is really afraid of another V day : they, like in the best holigarco-dictatorial tradition, are not satisfied of the full control of the disinformation (see KGB operation's reference manual) trough their newspapers,their radio and t/v channels (for which we have even to pay the licence and finance through the taxes even the paper they use to foul us!) now we got the veto of one of them.
Are they afraid that the still Free Italian subjects (so we are accounted from them) that will impair their planned inciuci?
What will be next? tanks like in Budapest 1956 or chemical gases as for the Iraki people?
Bertinotti and Chiamparino go home to think about the deaths of workers badly paid and unsafely kept working for their bread and leave the twentyfifth of April to the Honor of those that rescued with teir blood Italy from another dictatorship!

Posted by: giovanni soldi | February 15, 2008 01:09 AM

Hello is anybody’s home?
How come none of these so called Seasoned Politicians talks about fixing the Justice System in Italy?
Maybe because as it is today suits them just fine?
Does it suit you?
Rest my case although I am not a lawyer!
Where are the Judges, chasing scoops with Bimbos in it, well no need to look very far, they are everywhere in the Belpaese?
The future looks bright wear shades.

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | February 14, 2008 09:39 PM

Hello everyone,
Italy and Greece are very close as far as mentality, way of life and many other thing not to be proud of.
Although not even mention on Italian Newspapers, Greece has been brought to a stand still by his own Citizen.
Reason being, that the Members of Government (More than Several and more than 50’s!) are involved in scandals from Sex, to Bribery, Siemens contract won with bribes for the Olimpic Games, to Financial Impropriety and Personal gain.
For Greeks to descend in the streets and bring Athens to a stand still, the situation has to be pretty grim.
While in Italy, Management of Enel received bribes from Siemens (I do believe in Puglia not sure dough!) and this fact has been investigated and proven by the EU commission, but for Enel and his Management is like another day at the office.
Newspapers don’t report it, people doesn’t know, life is good in the fast lane of Politics (Enel is Government?)
Well at list Greeks when they are fed up, do something about it and let Politicians know about it.
In Italy?
They actually flock to Gazebos and Primary Election waiving the Euros fee to get in?
Somewhere someone rightly sat, Italy has been made, now let’s make Italians.
Still the sign says “Work in Progress”.
Wake up your action or inaction makes all the difference!
The future looks bright wear shades.

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | February 14, 2008 09:11 PM

Beppe!! dimmi come faccio a portare la tua voce negli States?!! Voglio aprire un Grillo club!!
Robe da Pazzi.

Posted by: angela rossi | February 14, 2008 08:46 PM


Posted by: antonello pititto | February 14, 2008 07:53 PM


You are keeping the spirit of Giovanni
Guareschi alive and well in Italy.

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | February 14, 2008 07:46 PM


You are keeping the spirit of Giovanni
Guareschi alive and well in Italy.

Posted by: Tim Sulliva | February 14, 2008 07:45 PM

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