5 Star Civic Lists


Many people have asked me many times, even on this blog, to create a party. But it’s you who are the party, not someone else. It’s from the citizens that change must come. Not from the parties. Delegating without participating, is not democracy. It is, in the best of cases, civic I-couldn’t-care-less. In order to change Italy, Italy first has to change the citizens. To put them in a position to be informed, to make choices, to check up. The Towns are the building bricks on which is constructed the fabric of the country. We will reconstruct the country with new 5-Star building bricks. I am making available the Blog and my image, you (if you want) your commitment. For every town councillor elected in the 5 Star Civic Lists there will be a citizen who can find out about the tenders for contracts, the investments, the collusion, and inform us by using videos or an article published on the Internet. The “Breathing down your neck” operation has demonstrated the arrogance of self-referential power, anyone filming a PUBLIC meeting is sent away from the venue. But they cannot throw out of the council chamber, the Civic List town councillors. In 2009, there will be local elections. Thousands of towns will elect their Mayor and town councillors. Anyone who wants to, can create a 5 Star Civic List using the associated symbol.
The requirements for anyone wanting to create a list are as follows:
- at the time of becoming a candidate and for the whole duration of the elected term of office, every candidate must not be signed up to a political party or political movement.
- every candidate must not have a criminal conviction, even one that is not definitive
- every candidate must not have had more than one previous term of office as an elected representative, at a national or local level, regardless of the constituency where he is she is a candidate.
every candidate must reside in the electoral district of the town where they intend to be a candidate
-for the town council elections to a town that is capital of its province, the candidates can reside in one of the towns in that province
- there can be only one 5 Star Civic List per town
- for the administration of the town, the 5 Star Civic Lists can join up with other lists in which no convict is present
The programme of the 5 Star Civic Lists will be done together with you, on this blog, in the coming months. It will be a reference programme that the lists can use for inspiration. The Programme will be presented on 31 January in Florence at the first national meeting of the Lists.
They will never give up, (but is it in their interests?) neither will we.


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Posted by: Fabrizio Gatti | December 4, 2008 05:29 PM

Silvio, your anti-crisis measures will not stimulate the economy and will have very, very little effect on Italians: crumbs never fed anybody, changes nothing and gets no one spending. Those measures aren't credible.

About the conflict of interest: no matter how you and your minions slice it, shape it, contort it stays a conflict of interest. If it flaps and quacks like a duck then it's a duck -EU not withstanding. How can you say it's not a conflict of interest when you own half of the Italian media, you're Prime Minister and you've just doubled the taxes of your competitor? Believe me Silvio, it's a duck.

And another thing pisses me off about you. You never ever make speech without uttering the word Liberta' here, Liberta there, Popolo della Liberta', Casa della Liberta,and then you make rules favoring yourself and your friends, you decree this and that, take children's finger prints, wanna stop people from going country to country and on and on. But this morning I read that you want to "regulate"! you said you want to "regulate" the internet, no less! Do you ever hear yourself? You,the paladin of freedom, the champion of liberty, defender of the free market, freedom fighter of the masses want us, bloggers, to be regulated? What the hell is the matter with you? We want to be free to say and write anything we want without government involvement in any way, shape or form. So, keep your regulations to yourself and shove them where the sun don't shine.

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