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There were 120,000 of us yesterday in Turin. Anyone who was there, and anyone that has access to the Internet knows all about this. All of the most important television broadcasters of the world were also there, from the BBC to Al Jazeera. They will be telling the world about what is happening in Italy. They will describe the fascism of our information system.
At least two million people took part in the V2 Day event. The queues at the tables were twice as long as the ones on the eighth of September. The initial count has revealed that 450,000 signatures were collected on the day. This has never happened before in the history of the Republic. Nobody, and I mean nobody, has ever before managed to gather a similar number of authenticated signatures in a single day. Don’t bother to look for any news reports in the newspapers or on the television, go straight onto the Internet.
There is no such thing as a good journalist or a bad journalist. What does exist is either the regime’s information or the truth.
You are all journalists. You are all Beppe Grillo. Post the photographs and video clips taken on this beautiful 25th April on the Internet, on your blogs and on Youtube.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You were fantastic.
They may never give up, but neither will we.
For a totally new Renaissance.

Here is part of the speech I gave yesterday in San Carlo Square in Turin.

"Today is the 25th April 2008. Liberation Day. Our fathers and grandfathers did not manage to finish the task. Through no fault of their own. If we had as much heart and as much courage as they had, things would not ended up this way. The partisans liberated Italy from the scourge of Nazism and fascism, only to find themselves overtaken by the American occupation. Italy is not really part of Nato, it is Nato that is actually part of Italy. There are ninety nuclear warheads sitting at Aviano and at Ghedi Torre. Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, in the rest of Europe the number of nuclear warheads was reduced, they removed them and destroyed them. In Italy, however, the number of warheads has risen. We would most certainly be a prime target in the event of a nuclear war. Article 11 of the Constitution states that: “Italy rejects war as a means to deny liberty to other peoples or as a means to resolve international disputes”. If this is so, then what the hell are we doing with 113 United States logistics bases on our national territory? A total of 113, between arms depots, naval bases, telecommunications bases, Air Force bases, Logistics units for the firing of nuclear missiles, submarine bases, missile bases, firing ranges and tactical aircraft bases. Only two Italian regions have not yet been occupied: the Aosta Valley and the Abruzzo Region, and this only because the American soldiers did not understand the language. We are living in a Country with limited sovereignty. However, no one is aware of this.

On the eighth of September, one and a half million people requested, or indeed demanded that this cesspool that is our Parliament be cleared of all the convicted criminals. Parliament has carried on as if politics was a service rather than a profession. That is supposed to be a limit set of two legislatures. I recently went to the Senate in a rickshaw to personally hand over 350,000 signatures into the hands of Franco Marini. Perhaps they have landed up in the cellar, or perhaps they were thrown into the differentiated refuse bins. No response has been forthcoming from the Corridors of Power. Fassino and his wife, Mrs. Serafini have been elected for a fifth and sixth term. They must surely be the most Parliamentary couple in the entire world. They will probably celebrate their diamond-wedding anniversary in Parliament. By the end of their respective political careers, they will have cost us a cool 12 million Euro. Mieli, Vespa, Scalari and Panebianco write about modernisation and about the simplification of the political framework. What the F… are they talking about. The number of convicted criminals, statute-barred offenders and people under investigation or awaiting trial, that are sitting in Parliament, has risen to 70. Tar-Head has 45 of them in his party, while Topo Gigio has another 13. You most certainly didn’t vote for them. You could not possibly have. You were uninformed. You would not even allow these people to manage an apartment building. You simply made a cross, like a bunch of sheep. Without being able to choose a candidate. We are no longer living in a democracy. These elections were unconstitutional. Morpheus Napolitano should FIRST have called for a referendum on the new electoral law, as requested by the citizens, and THEN proceeded to dissolve the Houses. The State President is answerable to the Italian public, not to the political parties. He was obviously afraid of Bossi’s tin rifles and the psychodwarf’s gazebos.
The number of sentenced criminals has come down from 24 to 16. Twelve of these are in the rehashed Popolo della libertà party, the first Italian salvage party. The number of condemned criminals in Parliament has only decreased because a number of parties have disappeared. No Parties, no criminals. The overall number of first and second-degree sentenced criminals has increased however. They put them in Parliament so as to prevent them from having to go to jail, thanks to their parliamentary immunity, just like the love of Azzurra Caltagirone’s life, Cuffaro, who was sentenced to 5 years for aggravated aiding and abetting of a number of Mafia members. One afternoon would not be enough to even read out the seventy names and their associated crimes. I will limit myself to mentioning only the not so clever ones that managed to allow themselves to be sentenced. However, first I must make special mention of our next Minister of Internal Affairs, namely Roberto Maroni, who was sentenced to serve 4 months and 20 days for offering resistance to a public official. Maroni was sentenced for having attempted to bite a police officer on the ankle. He will most certainly be our first ever Minister of Internal Affairs with a muzzle.

He who is uninformed is unable to make a choice. He lives in the shadows, in obscurity. On the eighth of September, the very same media that totally ignored the V Day event, was suddenly first in line when it came to attacking it. The powers that be had realised that the initiative was slipping out of their hands. An informed citizen cannot be controlled by the powers that be. And the powers that be only survive thanks to their control over the media. The banks, Confindustria, Mediaset and the Parties make use of the television and the newspapers in order to spread their propaganda, and they appoint newspaper editors as if they were part of the Public Relations Department. Without the television studios, the politicians would be relegated back to the dark abyss from whence they originally emerged.
If the ailing media is the virus, then the informed citizen is the cure. The Internet is part of that cure. Freedom of information is also part of that cure. There are some 500 squares in Italy where signatures are currently being gathered, in more than four hundred towns around the Country, from Aosta through to Palermo, as well as in forty cities abroad, amongst which New York, Amsterdam and London are linked on line. We need to collect signatures for three referendums for freedom of information in a free State. On the 25th April we managed to free ourselves from the scourge of Nazism and fascism. 63 years later, we are finally in a position to free ourselves from fascist information, as well as from its bosses and its servants. It is far more difficult now than what it was then. It is no longer simply a case of rifle against rifle or hand grenade against tank. The battle now, is between the numbed consciences and the freedom of thought, between those who no longer want to fly and those that are not prepared to give up the freedom of the sky.

The first referendum: The abolition of the Order of Journalists created by Mussolini in 1925 in order to enable him to control the press. Information must be free. The Order of Journalists restricts the freedom of information. Anyone should be free to write whatever they wish, without any restrictions other than those imposed by the law. Access to the journalist’s profession must be free of all bureaucratic and corporate restrictions.
Luigi Einaudi: “Mandatory registration is immoral because it tends to restrict that which should not be restricted, namely, freedom of expression and thought. Acceptance of the principle of mandatory registration would be tantamount to resuscitating the worst of the institutions of the castes and the closed corporations, which are subject to the whims of the tyrants and rival hostility of the youth, the rebels and the non-conformists.”
Mario Berlinguer, Enrico’s father: “I am not in favour of requiring any educational qualification in order for a person to become a professional journalist, because I believe this to be and absurd form of discrimination, class discrimination, which is contrary to the freedom of the press and the freedom to express one’s own opinions."

The second referendum: The abolition of the one billion Euro per year of public funding for the press. Ferrara, Polito, Feltri and Padellaro would not exist were it not for your tax Euros. They don’t sell any newspapers: they simply print them. The more they print, the greater the subsidies. We are busy decimating the Amazon Forest in order to print newspapers that remain unsold. We have certain journalists amongst us that take their orders from the political Parties, who don’t have much regard for the truth or, for that matter, for the reader. Since the end of the Second World War, the number of copies of the daily newspapers in Italy has remained stable, notwithstanding the fact that there are ten million more Italians. Our taxes even go towards funding Il Corriere della Sera and Il Sole 24 ore, which are quoted on the Stock Exchange. These are the so-called champions of liberalism that daily undermine others on behalf of the Caste.

The third referendum: The European Court of Justice condemned the Italian Regime because of its allocation of television broadcast frequencies. The witch’s brew known as the Gasparri Law is totally contrary to the European regulations. Following the decision handed down by the State Council and the Constitutional Court, Europe ordered Italy to re-assign Rete 4’s public broadcasting television frequencies to Europa 7. If this European decision is not implemented, we will be forced to pay out 300.000 euro per day with effect from the first of January 2006. By the end of 2008, this would amount to 330 million Euro. This is more than the bridging loan granted to Alitalia. Mr. Fede is costing us 300.000 Euro per day in taxes. The last Cabinet, including Prodi, D’Alema and Rutelli, should have implemented the European directives. They applied ALL of the directives, with the sole exception of the one concerning Rete 4. Ms. Bonino, the Mother Theresa of Confindustria, has stated that this measure is not urgent. Who is paying? Her? Not urgent for whom? For the interests of disinformation? For Tar-Head?
The concessions for radio and television broadcasting frequencies belong to us, to the State. Three out of every four have been allocated to just a single, privately owned organisation. That is why Europe is condemning us. Where is the so-called free market? The psychdwarf has become wealthy thanks to the advertising revenues to which he has exclusive access thanks to the state concessions.
Never before have we seen any country where an individual that controls half of the media is allowed to stand for election as Prime Minister. In the United States, any Obama who owns CNN, ABC and FOX would not be able to stand for election. Such a situation would not even be allowed to exist. In any normal democracy, such a situation would be totally inconceivable. Nor would there be any newspaper editors or television directors shouting it from the rooftops. Well-paid slaves.
RAI cannot be permitted to have a Board of Directors or a corps of journalists that are appointed by the Parties. RAI must answer to the citizens and it must be as independent as the BBC is in England. Only one channel, without advertising revenues and a licence fee. Otherwise, let the parties themselves pay for their own RAI propaganda. The same politicians that first occupied the organisation, and then infested it by their presence. We can no longer bear the vacuum they have created, nor their incompetence. The shareholders radio and television frequencies must be allocated to a variety of parties. No private citizen should be allowed to own a majority of the national channels, not even with a majority of one.

The control of information is the new fascism. This is a Country that gives nothing of its own accord. Nothing regarding the death of Borsellino, regarding Italicus, regarding Ustica, regarding Piazza Fontana, regarding the Bologna station, regarding the bombs in Brescia, or regarding Aldo Moro. It knows nothing as regards the real economic situation, nor as regards the public debt of 1630 billion Euro that is dragging us down to the level of Argentina. A Country that is blind when it comes to the causes of the massacres in the workplace, temporary employment, the cementation, the incinerators, and a South that has been delivered into the hands of the mafia organisations.
Today, on this stage, there will be real information. Real people that will be talking about a reality that has been hidden by the media. There are events going on in two squares in Turin, namely Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Both will be using their amplifiers to call for liberation: one in the past and one in the future. I feel almost as if I am living in one of Giovannino Guareschi’s tales, except that I no longer know whether I am Peppone or Don Camillo.
Free information in a free State. Go for it!
Beppe Grillo

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Posted by: Roberto D'Angelo | May 3, 2008 11:48 PM

Preach it brother! In my country, we are ruled by a Kleptocracy, and yet it is yours who shows such courage in demonstration. In my country, we have lost all hope.

Posted by: Kimberly Washington | May 1, 2008 06:25 PM

This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this PLEASE.
Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy gas on a certain day'
campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 1.50 a litre this summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to 'hurt' ourselves by refusing to buy gas.
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!
By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.17 for regular unleaded in my town.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre of gas is CHEAP at $1.14, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace...not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.
But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all get together to force a price war.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies ESSO and Shell.
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and Shell gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us s end it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) .. and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers.

If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!
(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all in. I suggest that we not buy from Esso and Shell UNTIL 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!
Acting together we can make a difference.

Posted by: Federico Parisi | April 28, 2008 07:53 PM

Hola, así que este fue elegido el mejor blog por la revista Times?
Guau, congratulations, yo tengo uno pero muy humilde...

Posted by: Sergio | April 28, 2008 04:13 PM

"...but Italian students are still the best prepared students in the Universities."


Posted by: D. G. | April 28, 2008 02:26 AM

I am simply not going to put up with gratuitious offences against cultures (see anglo-saxon) that have a lot to teach Italy when it comes to social services, health programmes, respect for others...respect for culture/s. Italy has enormous resources but Italians are simply unable to see beyon their big noses simply because they are overwhelmed by their loved football and their third rate tv programmes...hopeless...which is a pity...

Posted by: Flavio | April 28, 2008 12:13 AM

on the day Berlusconi was elected the Frankfurter Allgemein (a German newspaper from Frankfurt) showed Obelix on the first page, saying: die spinnen die Roemer!!!! (They are crazy these Roman people!!! - Sono pazzi questi romani!!..)
Hahaha! this says a long story about how this political elections have been seen and considered internationally.......Poor Italy!

Posted by: Daniela Giachin | April 27, 2008 10:15 PM

Hey, hey, wait a moment dear Mr Morrison from Australia. Please be informed that the Italian health care is shit, but not as shit as the English one. The school system is crumbling, but Italian students are still the best prepared students in the Universities. The wages are quite low and the unemployment is high, but we deal with it with dignity, without getting drunk every day, as some people in other countries do, to solve their problems. Basically, all I want to say is that if it is true that there are currently big problems in Italy, there is also a lot of good, starting with the Italians, who are great and that culturally, can teach some other people some lessons.

Posted by: Daniela Giachin | April 27, 2008 10:09 PM

Dear Beppe,
it is really scary that the news have not said a word about such a big people event, an event that sends such a strong, clear and loud political message. Now I really start thinking that there is a biiig problem in Italy, with the Censorship of information. How can we help? Do you think it would be useful to start emailing Rai, (as it is not a private channel and should act in the people's interest...) demandin WHY did they NOT cover your event? Why nobody was told? HOW do they dare doing this to people? Or, in your opinion, would be better to ignore them, as they haven't damaged you anyway? Another question would be: if they did cover Vday, how would they have done it? Surely the slave journalists would have presented it in a fake, negative way. Is it better no information or false information? You are making history. Thank you
Daniela Giachin

Posted by: Daniela Giachin | April 27, 2008 09:57 PM


Posted by: Arnold Attard | April 27, 2008 08:11 PM

E' una vera vergogna quello che ci fanno digerire oggi in televisione poi il finanziamento dei quotidiani i quali appartengono solo ai partiti,
il libero giornalismo non esiste quasi piu, probabilmente per convenienza. Io ho scritto ripetuti articoli alla stampa (che essendo torinesritenevo un giornale serio) niente piu' anche questo giornale ormai appartiene ad un partito. Da anni che io le ho esortati a fare
campagna contro i criminali che ci governano per aver permesso l'immgrazione indiscriminata di tutte le etnie di questo mondo senza valutare minimamente delle conseguenze detrimentali
sul popolo italiano che era il solo a subirne le
conseguenzeee gli ho pure fatto presente che io
emigrato in Sud Africa (paese del terzo mondo mi
ci e vuluto un anno per ottenere la documentazione richiestami: fedina penale, contratto di lavoro,radiografia toracica, immunizzazioni contro: colera, febbre gialla, tifo vaiolo e che non fossimai stato iscritto a nessun partito in modo da salvaguardarsi che in
un futuro non mi venissero velleita' contro il
governo) ora mi chiedo io come il governo abbia potuto peccare di tanta infantilita' ma ormai si e' risaputo che loro hanno sempre fatto gli interessi dei grandi enti ed i loro direttori come la legislatura del 2001-2006 hanno fatto leggi che permettono a questi grandi ladroni che
loro ne fanno parte di venire scagionati dopo magari chissa quanti anni di processi costosissimi al popolo ed essendo a piede libero
seguitano a depredare il popolo con la benedizione di chi ci governa. Ora il primo ministro che andra' in carica e' la persona meno
qualificata a governare l,Italia poiche' ha troppi interessi personali dei quali avrebbe dovuto fare rinuncia prima dicandidarsi, ma! ormai il popolo a quanto pare si e' rassegnato
ad essere depredato dal governo, subire gli extra comunitari, subire i trenta mila galeotti che hanno sguinzagliato fra il popolo senza la minima intenzione di come monitorarli, queste sono solo le maggiori colpe, la mafia, ndrangheta e camorra
sono bene insediate nel governo nelle regioni e nelle citta' e di recente un imprenditore che si e' opposto ora e' privo di braccia, gambe e vista
e con questo governo puo solo peggiorare perche'
il loro leader ha incolpato un magistrato che
rimane l'unico nella storia d'Italia che ha avuto
coraggio di opporsi ai ladroni che ci governano,
questo e' il signor Berlusconi che ha incolpato
Di Pietro di aver rovinato tante persone a Torino
vengono definiti (faccia d'tola) a Genova un po
peggio ( muso du brunsu) Infine abbiamo un presidente che ( e' un matusalemme ) non fa altro che seguire la corrente ed ha permesso di andare alle votazioni senza cambiare la costituzione
piegandosi al potere, e volere di Berlusconi.
ormai sotto questa dittatura c'e' solo da dire
si salvi chi puo' e la situazione attuale puo' solo peggiorare.
Mario Salassa

Posted by: Mario Salassa | April 27, 2008 06:50 PM

Yes Beppo, you are right!
When Benito Berlusconi came to power
again my thoughts went to you.
The problem is, this italian
disease has spread all over Europe
by means of EU. Here in Germany
persists NSDAP-Mafia camouflaged
as democracy. Latest hit, Mrs.
Merkel hosts a FDLR-Congo warcrminal and
terrorist in Bonn. But also war
criminals who killed restistenzia
partisans and innocent people in
Italy enjoy fine rent in Mittenwald
acompanied by state secretary
Christian Schmidt delivering
speeches of sympathy for those

Posted by: Reinhard Stranz | April 27, 2008 04:17 PM

I am more than disappointed with Beppe. On a day that is supposed to express support for the "truth" and to be against misinformation, he starts off his speech with the old, pathetic lie that the Italians liberated Italy from Nazism and Fascism. The Italians were vastly supportive of Mussolini (including my own mother) for years and years until he started losing. They supported Mussolini when he allied himself with Hitler. The Resistance (which was a small minority of Italians, and not always with the purest motives) began in earnest when the Allies had already debarked in Sicily in 1944.
Santayana: those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Far from being the New Resistance, I suspect that Grillo and his followers are the Eternal Italians, always blaming others and doing nothing concrete to change their situation.

Posted by: Cynthia Hernandez | April 27, 2008 03:09 PM

Beppe is to be commended for his unstinting efforts to awaken his fellow citizens to the real threat to all Italians - the obscurantist media that disguises or omits to mention at all the dire state of Italian politics and the number of criminals in positions of influence where they can manipulate the laws to their own advantage.

Posted by: Tom Lee | April 27, 2008 02:43 PM

I wonder why a person like Beppe Grillo, who is always trying to go beyond the beliefs of the mass, and looking to the future an not to the past, describes this kind of censorship as "fascist".

Fascism died more than half a century ago, and since then it's the opposite wing that governed Italy.
So why not to call it a "communist censorship", since the latter could be as destructive as the former?

Or even better, why don't we REALLY look ahead, trying to free ourselves from this obsolete point of view?

Posted by: Andrea Mecelli | April 27, 2008 02:16 PM

V2 day was one small step for freedom of information and one giant step for democracy.

As an Australian I look on with awe and astonishment at what the Italians accept without condemnation - political and administrative corruption; the inability to directly elect paliamentary candidates who should then be directly responsible to their electors; the mafia and its stranglehold over the economic and political life of the nation; an inefficient, corrupt, disorganised and practically non existant public service, 3rd world standard of health care; a crumbling school system; low wages and high unemployement; expensive housing; high cost of living; nepotism; the clientinism; unbelievable bureacractic red tape and obstacles in everyday and business life; high taxes and the list goes on and on.

I am an Australian and we would never think of shrugging our shoulders and accepting such a situation. It shouldn't be accepted in a civilised country. It leaves me to the conclusion that Italians are not stupid or accepting but that they simply have become used to the situation because that is all they know. They have nothing concrete to compare their lives to. They have no benchmark except what is told to them by their politicians and the news services. Ultimately they are lacking free, informed and objective information and the opportunity to make factual comparisons with other democracies. They are denied the right to knowledge.

I hope that this V2 day helps Italians open their eyes and see outside the vortex in which they find themselves.

Posted by: Robert Morrison | April 27, 2008 01:25 PM

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