”During the election campaign the construction site for the tunnel to be used for in depth geological tests, to judge the feasibility of creating the Turin-Lyons TAV railway line, at the Maddalena di Chiomonte, Valsusa, has been declared “out of bounds” for the political party candidates. In fact, visits have already taken place and perhaps others are to come. Too many “;politicians;" have gone up to Chiomonte to get their photo taken in the desolate construction site, standing between an exploited worker, a bit of land covered in cement and an excavator.
“Lyon Turin Ferroviaire” (LTF) the company responsible for promoting this project, are worried above all that the truth gets out: that the construction site has not been authorised as the executive project has not been concluded, that the delays in doing the excavations in the tunnel are getting worse as each day goes by, and that the presence of the military in the area is becoming even less acceptable for the local population. In fact in the wake of what Prodi had done in 2008 with the rubbish tips in Campania, since 01 January 2012, the construction site has been a strategic site of national importance and so it has been militarised but actually since 27 June 2011 it has been like a fortress, surrounded with Israeli-style barbed wire and defended by a military set up worthy of a civil war, that hasn’t hesitated on many occasions to make massive use of toxic tear gas containing CS gas which is forbidden by international agreements. This armed surveillance of a construction site has already cost us no less than 90,000 € a day, for a total of more than 52 million euro up until now, with a progressive increase confirmed by LTF’s accounts, that for 2011 showed “<em>only</and>" 14,466,728 € with an increase for 2011 of 5,297,940 € (note that in 2011 only a tiny portion of the construction site at the Maddalena was enclosed).
And there’s even worse: rumours about the gradual closure of Susa’s hospital have recently been denied by the Regional Cabinet member called Monferrino, the technical guy (connected to Fiat) that got the position after Ms Ferrero resigned (as she was under investigation for a supply of baby’s nappies for 500 million euro!!). Monferrino declared that that hospital not only will not see a reduction in its size, but that it would be increased, at least as long as there is a construction site, especially in the section dedicated to traumas. which are likely to see a great increase in “patients”. The same is true for the maternity ward, perhaps as a boom in pregnancies is forecast, due to the arrival of labourers? This is no compensation (they have already talked about compensations: millions of euro raining down on the territory, even with the possibility of setting up a zero-bureaucracy zone or one that has a “light-tax” status), but just outright extortion. But the people of the Val di Susa are now very familiar with politics. They know that the cuts throughout Italy are the fruit of the incorrect use of our taxes and thus it’s not just a regulation specific to the valley that will save the country. What’s necessary is for objectives and priorities to be turned upside down. Both political and economic. And this is why people are afraid of social movements because they are free to use their heads .... Spread the virus!" Davide Bono, M5S councillor for Piedmont, and Marco Scibona, list leader in the Senate representing the M5S in Piedmont
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 08:03 PM in MoVement
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