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Fiato sul collo: {Breathing down your neck} Pozzuoli

The “Breathing down your neck” initiative is getting proselytes. Antonio Di Pietro is not just a supporter but he is also making available his mayors, cabinet members and town councilors. Anyone who wants to, can go and ask for their help to film the council sessions.
I have created an area "Fiato sul collo " {“Breathing down your neck”}. with a banner to be spread over the Internet. I will publish the up to date list of the transparent towns that, on their own initiative, publish videos of their council meetings. Don’t be intimidated by any scoundrels, do your filming and publish your videos on YouTube with the tag: "Fiato sul collo" {“Breathing down your neck”}.

"Dear Beppe,
In Italy, information is disappearing and with it the citizen’s wish to fight for it. The population is disillusioned, tired and hypnotized by a thin layer of indifference and resignation. Piazza Navona was a strong signal (and we’re back there on 11 October for the referendum against the Lodo Alfano) just as the V-days have been, The wish to fight exists but the newspapers and the media are suffocating it by making it seem that this country is aligned and in favour of the dictatorial direction imposed by a political class at its moment of sunset.
I and my party are giving our all, we will not stop and they will not stop us.
On 6 September you wrote an article on your blog called “Municipalities: masters of our own homes!”. As I was watching that and seeing the video of the young people of Vicenza being moved away while they were filming the town council meeting I was not surprised. As soon as I leave the closed world of politics, from Parliament, from the conferences with this media, I receive a thousand signals of a desire for change.. People in the street embrace me. I am getting hundreds of emails supporting me every day. The Internet is as though everything is known. Outside Parliament I and my parliamentarians, we don’t feel alone, but with the citizens on our side and there are so many, millions.
I have invited the town councilors, the cabinet members, the mayors of Italia dei Valori throughout the land to become promoters of the Comuni Trasparenti {Transparent Town Councils} initiative. The right to inform and to be informed is allowed by the Constitution. No one can prevent a citizen, and our elected representatives to film or to arrange for the filming of sessions and public events like the town council meetings. Even the sessions of the Chamber and the Senate are in live streaming. Any rule that allows the contrary at a local level is waste paper. Anyone who uses the security forces to move away anyone who is doing a recording is guilty of an abuse of power. As part of the initiative I have offered legal assistance to anyone to whom this right has been denied. This is valid for those young people of Vicenza and for others in the future.
I invite anyone who finds obstacles placed in their way while recording town council meetings to check and see if there is an IDV representative in their town council, to contact them and to present themselves with that councilor at the next session of the council. With renewed expressions of esteem."
Antonio Di Pietro

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Caro Beppe,
Ora che c'e Berlusconi si sente meno parlare di te

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