Released on Bail

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Il Corriere di Bologna has reported the news (*) of my arrest. I would like to deny this, at least for the time being. The photo of my arrest is obviously a photomontage. I am more handsome. The article that explains the reason for the handcuffs as being my statements against the Biagi law, is very convincing. I have read it to my family and they agree with the journalist. They wanted to hand me over.
It takes very little for a tall story to become the truth. It’s enough that the one in charge in this country wants it. Today you are a citizen, tomorrow a subversive, a terrorist. He who has the media is the one who gives orders and explains to us that the laws like the Treu and the Biagi ones are good for young people. The same who see their pensions with binoculars. Big step or little step.
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(*) It is clearly a false creation by the author.



Three degrees of hire
Dear all,
I would like to shine a light on another aspect that the various labour market reforms have brought out. I got my degree at age 24 with good grades. The various short term contracts on placement and on projects have meant that my professionalism has radically changed: from the psychology degree now I have ended up doing application programmes for a big multinational…. I still haven’t really understood how it came about, but as I didn’t find work as a psychologist I have “recycled” myself into something that gets paid.
The special think is the type of contract that I’m involved with: the tiny company that I work for has hired me (called body rental) to an intermediary that is in the ICT business in my city. In turn, this company gives me to a big multinational, but not directly, but through another company that deals with the personnel of the multinational… I’m not sure if that’s clear: Let’s say that I earn 1 unit, my company to hire me out earns 3, if we keep that proportion unchanged, the first company to give 3 gets 9 and the second company to give 9 gets 27 from the multinational.
So I say, if I get 1 and they get 27, is there a logic to it? I believe there isn’t.
It doesn’t make sense that on my limited competence, they are making such commercial figures. That way they are paying for so many company cars and are speculating on a few days of sickness, that logically is not paid to me!
There’s something perverse and I’ve found myself in this mesh without even understanding how, without being able to choose, because if I had said “no” my tiny company would have let me stay home. Because there’s not enough work inside the company to keep us all occupied. So flexibility is welcome if it is designed to give us all work, but not with such absurd gaps between employer and worker.”
V. B. 22.02.2006 10:37

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It does not take a genius to understand that people like Grillo are always in the danger of being arrested or even worst. We have lots of examples where people that tried speaking freely and awaking the conscious of the citizens by telling them the true have been somehow silenced. Italy is a well evolved dictatorial state but nobody wants to realise or believe this. It will take time but soon or later the corrupted will find their punishment.

Posted by: salvo rossi | July 14, 2007 05:28 PM


It does not take a genius to understand that people like Grillo are always in the danger of being arrested or even worst. We have lots of examples where people that tried speaking freely and awaking the conscious of the citizens by telling them the true have been somehow silenced. Italy is a well evolved dictatorial state but nobody wants to realise or believe this. It will take time but soon or later the corrupted will find their punishment.

Posted by: Rossi | July 14, 2007 04:55 PM


Who cares?

Posted by: Piero Canna | July 10, 2007 09:49 PM


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