MeetUp Actions

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photo: some members of the Genoa  MeetUp

This happened on Telelombardia last week. A discussion about political parties. About the Christian Democrats. Of new men like Cirino Pomicino who should represent them. The presentaligned journalists seem more aligned than present.
A young person asks to speak, explains that it is not appropriate that people who have been convicted of crimes should be members of Parliament and from a sheet of paper reads out the offences of some of them. Pomicino is one of these. Panic breaks out in the room.
The young person was from the Milam MeetUp group. He was performing the task that others should have done: providing information.
And also doing something that most Italians seem no longer able to do: get cross about the state of affairs.

Genoa before Christmas. Young men and women parade through the streets dressed as sandwich people. The boards carry the photos of 23 parliamentarians convicted of crimes.
They are distributing flyers that they have prepared, using their own money, with the names of the 23. The flyers are gone in an instant. The TG3 Regional News interviews them and broadcasts a piece about them. These young people are from the Genoa MeetUp Group.

Thanks friends, you are magnificent!

Tomorrow is for you, not for these relics in politics, in business, in presumption, in nothing. True masters of contra-information, the final life belt that keeps them up, (on the left and on the right).

As citizens, you have the right to talk on TV and radio broadcasts and to see your opinions reported by the newspapers, so that you can give correct and documented information. You provide News that no-one else gives.

Don’t let yourselves be intimidated by the ceremony masters of power who infest these media spaces. Many of you have written to say that the employee of public radio, Forbice, is not giving you space on the Zapping programme and that he’s treating you poorly when you want to talk about topics dealt with on the Blog.

Don’t get discouraged. Telephone him often.

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 09:58 PM in | Comments (2)
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Great to see young people involved in politics.
Raymond B

Posted by: Raymond B | December 27, 2005 02:11 PM

These guys are the new heroes.
Kudos to everybody.
Go ahead and nail'em!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | December 27, 2005 04:25 AM

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