Appeal to the UN against the death penalty in Italy

photo by Roberta Grilli Romani

The UN moratorium on the application of the death penalty represents a small step forward for mankind, but a gigantic leap for humanity. The spectre of the hangman has been defeated. Prodi claims to be proud for Italy.
China, however, experienced a brief moment of terror. The hundreds of executions carried out in that country, using bullets paid for by the targets’ families, could well be called into question. As could the expected presence of 104 nations, including Italy, at the next Olympic Games to be held in China. And what about the Dalai Lama, who hears no lessons from Bush with regard to Tibet, but only repetitions of Afghanistan and the military base at Vicenza, and Valium Prodi, who failed to meet with the Dalai Lama for “reasons of State”. Any normal Italian would have been only too happy to host the Dalai Lama in his/her own home, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. And he/she would have considered it an honour. A State honour. These politicians that fly low while grabbing everyone by the b…s, just who the hell do they think they are?
Sergio D’Elia of the Rosa nel Pugno Party was the symbol of Italy’s participation in the call for a moratorium.
This is the man that was “Convicted and finally sentenced to 25 years in jail for armed assault and complicity in murder, for having been a member of the Top Leadership and having taken part in the planning of the attack carried out on the Florentine Murate Prison, in which warder Fausto Dionisi was killed on 20 January 1978. Subsequently, he was elected as Member of Parliament, and was immediately appointed as Chamber Secretary by the Unione coalition.”
Not a single Italian Parliamentarian has ever asked for a moratorium on the death penalty in Italy. There are 1500 executions occurring each year in the workplace, in other words 4/5 per day. This is an epidemic that must be stopped using strong measures. The Government must get a move on. If 4/5 politicians were to die every day in Parliament whilst carrying out their institutional duties, perhaps then Saint Emma Bonino of Confindustria would take an interest.
In Italy, company profits are apparently worth more than human lives. On today’s front pages, there are full-page reports proclaiming: “The UN, a historic “No” to the death penalty”. Much smaller and at the very bottom of the page: “The workplace, endless slaughter, five victims in just one day”.
The lives of the family fathers working in the factories are far more important than anything else. Even the UN should be more involved.
Send an e- mail for a moratorium on the assassination of Italians in the workplace, for the attention of United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon:

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 11:02 AM in | Comments (4)
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Thanks - very interested, have to read one more time.

Posted by: Mielno | December 22, 2007 08:38 PM

Thanks - very interested, have to red one more time.

Posted by: Mielno | December 22, 2007 08:38 PM

Everybody is selfishness, and for this reason we don t have hopes.
Today i hear something : The O.N.U. have killed the Boia ( executioner)

The evolution of us is very slow! It s 2007 and finaly it s done!
I ask to me: Why we didn t accomplish this goal years ago?
i don t know, but stay tuned , maybe we can understand something of this life which isn t of us at the moment.

Posted by: greco Francesco | December 22, 2007 12:53 AM

Prodi & D'Alema:
Don't fix what is not broken.

Think about the deaths in your Country, instead.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | December 20, 2007 01:58 PM

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