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On Friday 14 November, I invite all the people of Milan to go to the office and to school by bicycle. It’s the fastest, cleanest and cheapest way. Anyone going by push-bike does not depend on the price of petrol nor on the dis-service of public transport. The bicycle is revolutionary. I will be in Milan in the early part of the afternoon with my powerful legs. No to polluting vehicles that you have to pay for. No to childhood leukaemia. Yes to clean air and to the freedom to move about without the risk of being mown down. How many Milan town councillors and cabinet members go to work by bicycle? If there happens to be one I’m waiting for them to call me to speak. Beppe Grillo <<

Good day to you all.
Finally, you could say, the Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission is starting off again. You know that it has been since the beginning of the 1960s that the Italian Parliament has put in place the bi-chamber Anti-Mafia Commission to fight the mafia, especially in its relationships between the mafia and politics.
There’s a contradiction: politics fighting against the relationships between the mafia and politics is like saying the mafia is fighting the relationships between the mafia and politics.
And in fact, at least in the last fifteen years, it has never fought them; from the time, that is, that there has been no strong Opposition against the ones in Government but there are, on the matters that count, pretend divisions between the majority and the Opposition and then substantial unanimity.
In fact, as we know, in the last fifteen years, all the serious regulations in relation to the fight against organized crime are those contained in Totò Riina’s “papello” {his list of conditions)..."


A day after that, on 10 June, Calvi escaped from Italy, and as we know he ended up hanging under Blackfriars Bridge.
Nine days after Pisanu told Parliament “it’s all under control, there’s no problem for the Ambrosiano Bank” - his government, that of Fanfani, put the Ambrosiano Bank into insolvency. It was declared insolvent and thousands of savers who lost everything they had, found themselves destitute.
Then, both the Ambrosiano Bank and the Andino Bank had a normal bankruptcy.
The P2 Commission, whose president was Tina Anselmi, summoned Pisanu because Angelo Rizzoli, (the publisher, and at that time the owner of Il Corriere della Sera, P2 member, then involved in the collapse, and he too was arrested) said: “in relation to the Andino Bank, Calvi told me and Tassandin (the P2 man at the top of Il Corriere della Sera) that it was Calvi that made Honourable Pisanu’s present his speech in Parliament. Someone told me that to make that speech Pisanu received 800 million from Flavio Carboni".
This accusation that is later brought up again by Calvi’s flunkey, Pellicani, has never been confirmed, so we can consider it to be false or not proven. But the issue is political: Pisanu is the gentleman who went public. It was he who went to Parliament to say that the Ambrosiano Bank was marvelous while it was on the verge of collapse.
All because of his conflict of interests, that is his relationship with Carboni, with Calvi and with Berlusconi.
In the P2 Commission there’s an unleashing of the Oppositions: the most vivacious were Teodori, of the Radicals and Tremaglia, of the Movimento Sociale, who have a variety of colourful words about Pisanu.
If you want to, you can find in "Se li conosci li eviti" the details of those terrifying days, so much so, that they are shouting “resign, resign, resign!” and in the end, on 21 January 1983, Pisanu resigned from his position as Under Secretary to the Treasury.
Then later he comes back into another government and is recycled by Forza Italia, because you know that nothing in Italy is thrown away!


Why am I saying all this? Because it is evident that a serious Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission, wanting to deal with the relationship between politics and mafia, could, for example, start with the Cuffaro case.
And in the case of Cuffaro, find out whether there were institutional deviations.
And perhaps summon Berlusconi and Pisanu. But if the president of the Antimafia is Pisanu, could he summon himself? Yes, he would have to look at himself in the mirror and ask himself questions and give himself the answers. Spread the word!" Marco Travaglio

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