The videos that disappear from the Internet

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I’ve received an email from the United States.

”Something strange happened this morning.
Loads of videos on YouTube showing interviews with politicians and Italian citizens expressing their opinions have been deleted, apparently at the request of the RAI. Please investigate. For your information, click on the blog www.onemoreblog.it. Greetings." Francesco C.

What do you say about that? Why have the interviews with politicians been removed from YouTube? Perhaps because of the comments? Perhaps because they are ashamed? Or perhaps because of copyright?
Copyright is a contradiction.
We have already paid for the programmes from the public networks with the licence fee. They are ours and they shouldn’t be deleted from the Internet.
A strong and clear message should be sent to the politicians. Are you listening?
RAI is a public service owned by the citizens. RAI must be reformed and removed from the control of the parties. Parties get out of RAI!
I’m publishing the summary of an appeal letter from the association Anti Digital Divide about the insults that every day the TV stations vomit onto the Internet and on us.

Anti Digital Divide www.antidigitaldivide.org has decided to start up a petition to react to the offensive and defamatory behaviour against the Internet and those that use it, made by the journalists Filippo Facci, Paolo Granzotto, and Giampiero Mughini with the complicity of the newspapers il Giornale, Libero and the TV programme Porta a Porta. The journalists state that the Internet does not exist, that it is the worse thing in the country, that Internet users are of an inferior culture, they are Nietzsche’s ugly and malformed ones, ignorant in spirit, socially envious etc.
These offensive remarks have come after the Internet has shown itself to be able to rise above and ride over the traditional print media and to organise national demonstrations, that have involved more than a million people without the newspapers and TV programmes even talking about it. When giving their opinions on V-Day, (an event that would not have been possible without the Internet) many journalists paid more attention to the vaffa {F..K off} and to the quips than to the hundreds of thousands of people involved and the topics tackled. They talked about a lack of style, of form, to then go on and use serious language and to be seriously offensive against the demonstrators and against the Internet. On the Internet, there are millions of people, who make their knowledge available FREE, they offer their experience, their help, they organise events, demonstrations, to protect human rights. Thus the offensive activity against those who surf the Net are to be considered more serious than a comedian’s jokes.

This offensive behaviour is an attack on our choices and our ethics. We are not stupid, we are not of an inferior culture, we are not wanting to perpetuate class-divisions like those who attack us. We are people who operate without honours or salaries gathered from politics or from power lobbies like those who mutter insignificant offences on TV and in the newspapers. We are simple users who are committed to making things improve and so that information, one day, will be truly free and available for everyone.
This is why we are calling all the people of the Internet to gather to show that unlike what some journalist say, that the Internet EXISTS and that it is able to defend itself and to react to the offensive behaviour and falsehoods of the scarcely enlightened ones while making use of the traditional means of communication. Yours Sincerely." Associazione Anti Digital Divide.

Sign the petition at http://prorete.antidigitaldivide.org

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The Universal declaration of Human rights is a declaration of the Human rights everyone in this world is entitled to. It has been fairly successful in upholding peace during crucial times in the history and disasters.

Posted by: human rights | December 21, 2007 06:42 PM


This is serious - but I would counsel you to keep vigilant on the activities of the Left. YouTube and Google have both pulled videos of American conservative commentators because they challenge the assertions of the Left. They do this openly and proudly. The jackboots will come from the "politically correct" Left.

Posted by: Robert Reagan | October 22, 2007 08:48 PM


Hello there,
It’s time to tell the truth to Italians all over the world.
The current administration is failing the citizen of Italy by the biggest number ever registered in any polls (The prior administration wasn’t much better!).
The people wanted to believe one more time, and the dismal results are like a slap in the face, made worst by the complete incompetence of the opposition and establish a democratic checks and balance system.
Italy is sinking to oblivions in each and every category, Growth, Public Debt, Schools, Transport, Infrastructures, Energy, Investments, Research, Pensions, Education and on to infinite.
The current Government has the highest number of Ministers and Under Secretary for the least amount of Legislation ever seen in Italy history.
Not a single day goes by without a scandal wasting tax payer money for perks and gratuity for these scoundrels.
Where is the Superior Court Judge capable and willing to impeach this Government?
Mr. Mastella is representing Italy in NY for Columbus Day? (Unbelivable?)
Mr. Padoa Schioppa is bickering with the EU claiming diligence, while juggling only numbers?
Mr. Prodi went to Kazakhstan for what reason escapes me, his credibility in the oil business is less than in Politics?
Meanwhile illegal are rooming the streets of Italy with complete impunity, rubbing murdering and everything else in between while Mr. Mastella is in New York?
Get the sticks out, these Politicians need a good whack in their kneecaps, so they can step aside and let Italy take care of business without them.
As I stated many time before ‘If you are not part of the solution, you must be part of the Problem!”.
They do not get it someone please inculcate into them, even by force if necessary.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | October 9, 2007 05:28 PM


change TV but not change the situation

http://cosa-ne-penso.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Alfio Landro | October 9, 2007 03:46 PM


Dear users of this web which " doesn't exist", according to these journalists, never make the mistake of loosing sight of the real target that these people are shooting at.

The web DOES EXIST, and it is making a HUGE DIFFERENCE and the masters of these people,those who tell the medias what to tell us, ( andwhat to keep quiet ) are VERY WORRIED about it, because they can see the difference that it is making.

What these people are really saying, hidden behind all the insults and defamations, which they hope might harm somehow the popularity of the web is that they ( meaning their masters ) would like it very, very much IF IT DIDN'T EXIST but, unfortunately for them, it does, and they are very upset about a communication system that allows people to find out the truth ( or at least much more truth ) and which allows corruption, lies and covert agendas to be exposed, and which allows people to inform themselves ( and even organise themselves, like in the case of V-Day ) outside the traditional communication channels, through which we are fed daily lies, and from which we will never know what those who control the medias choose not to tell us, something which they like very much, but which is now being changed thanks to the web which "doesn't exist".

Now people have a real alternative for their own education and information.

Rather than pay too much attention to the dogs,
I think we should all focus on those who have an
interest at unleashing them, and try to take the
web away from us, in order to restore the previous
monopoly on information, so that we can only know
what they choose to tell us.

Posted by: Stefano Manfreo | October 9, 2007 03:07 PM


Last night after watching the programme Porta Porta , with Mastella saying that if the existing government do not trust him ( or have no faith in him depends how you translate it) then lets go to election once again, ( yes yes yes) then changing chanel to the programme on La 7 , about the fines , and how town mayors have deals with private companies for the speed cameras , that are sneakily hidden behind trees outside little villages to cheat the same villagers who already contribute considerably with all kinds of unwanted taxes to the townhall income, ( won't go into that one as it is outrageous) and then the news! where i heard that this goverment are now considering helping themselves
going directly to personal bank accounts to take out money that
they consider is owed to the tax man, whatever next!
yes a revolution is clearly what is needed , as i fear Italy ran out of Holy water a long long time ago.

Posted by: dee Cozier | October 9, 2007 02:23 PM


Last night after watching the programme Porta Porta , with Mastella saying that if the existing government do not trust him ( or have no faith in him depends how you translate it) then lets go to election once again, ( yes yes yes) then changing chanel to the programme on La 7 , about the fines , and how town mayors have deals with private companies for the speed cameras , that are sneakily hidden behind trees outside little villages to cheat the same villagers who already contribute considerably with all kinds of unwanted taxes to the townhall income, ( won't go into that one as it is outrageous) and then the news! where i heard that this goverment are now considering helping themselves
going directly to personal bank accounts to take out money that
they consider is owed to the tax man, whatever next!
yes a revolution is clearly what is needed , as Italy i fear ran out of Holy water a long long time ago.

Posted by: dee Cozier | October 9, 2007 02:00 PM


Last night after watching the programme Porta Porta , with Mastella saying that if the existing government do not trust him ( or have no faith in him depends how you translate it) then lets go to election once again, ( yes yes yes) then changing chanel to the programme on La 7 , about the fines , and how town mayors have deals with private companies for the speed cameras , that are sneakily hidden behind trees outside little villages to cheat the same villagers who already contribute considerably with all kinds of unwanted taxes to the townhall income, ( won't go into that one as it is outrageous) and then the news! where i heard that this goverment are now considering helping themselves
going directly to personal bank accounts to take out money that
they consider is owed to the tax man, whatever next!
yes a revolution is clearly what is needed , as Italy i fear ran out of Holy water a long long time ago.

Posted by: dee Cozier | October 9, 2007 02:00 PM


Stefania Talarico's post was enlightening...sounds like it would make a good episode of ANNOZERO....pass it on to Michele Santoro!
PS I have put the anti-digital divide petition on my blog http://blogs.spokenword.ac.uk/mokblog/2007/10/09/the-digital-divide-petition/

Posted by: Maureen Lister | October 9, 2007 10:29 AM


Dear Grillisti when I tried to subscribe to Beppe Grillo's blog using yahoo.com I was blocked by some web site which(I cannot recall the name of it presently) upon research the following day I found that the website was a contractor to NASA ,the FBI and a couple of other sinister agencies in the US. God bless the net it is after all a two edged sword but like they say in Italian " the devil makes the pan but with no lid", and truth in the end will prevail.

Posted by: karim strazzeri | October 9, 2007 02:50 AM


What is wrong with Italy? I cannot believe what I just read. What Italy needs is REVOLUTION - By the People for the PEOPLE!!!!

Hi Beppe,
I'm posting this once again, because WE really need your help in Calabria.
I am 23 years-old and have been subject to Italy's fine democracy. A town called Cavallerizzo di Cerzeto, located in the province of Cosenza, Calabria - endured some Landslide damage back in March of 2007, 20 houses and the main road collapsed. Guido Bertolaso of the Protezione "Incivile" has condemned the town, my house included. The majority of the town was not touched by the landslide, however the politicians of Calabria and Bertolaso himself made it more then clear that according to them it cannot be saved, even going so far as to banning a group of geologist I commissioned to conduct my own private case study of the town. Bertolaso and the protezione civile have intimidated and scared the people by saying that the town is dangerous, it is extremely important that everyone should know that the geological study done by the government is confidential and NO ONE has access to it. If the Italian Government has not done anything wrong, then why can't our lawyer or the courts have these documents? Rather the Italian government loved spending Tax payers money on rebuilding factories that NEVER existed in the first place - can anyone tell me where the Finanza is? Guido Bertolaso of Protezione Civile has strip us from our rights and said "it's the new town or nothing", I didn't know that communism rules Italy. I would like to know where my rights are in this case? The illegal factories have been built, these falsified owners are being paid 8K Euros a month when they never made 8K Euros in a year in this 400 population town in the middle of the mountains in Calabria. The government promised everyone Villetta's - 47 million Euros to build this new town, a town the majority does not want - but the government insists on wasting tax payers money - 250 houses remain standing out of 270. how long does justice take in this country? some individuals have been paid 100,000 euros because they stated their company was lost in the landslide - in reality, the landslide was very minor and did not even cover the bushes - Oh, and these individuals never had these company's to begin with. Guido Bertolaso is an evil man who profited from our disaster, along with Comitato per Cavallerizzo (www.comitatocavallerizzo.it) a group of crooked individuals who conducted affairs on behalf of the citizens of Cavallerizzo and never had the legal permission or right to do so on behalf of the majority of the people, they falsified statements that NO ONE wanted to return home, and everyone wanted NEW Villas. This is injustice, when will the rest of Italy be aware of this scandal?

A massive investigation needs to be made as soon as possible. If things do not change for the better, us citizens of Cavallerizzo are prepared to take justice in our own hands. Citizens have opened a web site where the truth can for once be seen and heard, please visit www.cavallerizzo.com for further information.

I thank you for your attention. I look forward to hearing a response from you.
God Bless,
Stefania Talarico
citizen of Cavallerizzo di Cerzeto.

Posted by: Stefania Talarico | October 9, 2007 02:49 AM


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