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Father Alex Zanotelli, Chiaiano
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Father Alex Zanotelli, who is, in my opinion, a splinter of the heart of Christ, wrote and sent me this letter from Naples. The emergency business is the future of the Campania Region, a life insurance for rotten politics. The emergency justifies the means and the final objective is always money.


"My dear ones,
I write this letter to you, with my body racked with anger, from the very depths of Naples, namely the Sanità District, at the peak of this sweltering summer. The anger that I feel is all consuming because nowadays it appears that the Lies have become the absolute Truth. My lament is so well expressed by a Jewish believer in Psalm 12:
“Everyone lies to his neighbour:
their flattering lips speak with deception,
all hiding that which lies in their scheming hearts.
They slither like reptiles,
and the most vile emerge,
dregs to the very end.”
When, after Korogocho, I chose to come and live in Naples, I could never have guessed that I would end up fighting the very same battles. I came from the Nairobi rubbish dump, situated next to the Korogocho squatter camp, to find the battle being waged by Naples against the rubbish dumps and the incinerators. I firmly believe that Naples is but the tip of the iceberg, a problem that is about to smother us all. In fact, if everyone on this planet, more than six billion human beings in all, were to live like us rich people (11% of the world’s population consumes 88% of all the planet’s resources!) we would need the equivalent of another four such planets’ worth of resources, plus another four such planets’ worth of rubbish dumps on which to dispose of our refuse. The poor people of Korogocho, who live virtually on top of the rubbish dumps, taught me a valuable lesson on how to recycle everything, how to re-utilise everything, how to repair everything, how to re-sell everything and, above all, how to live in a restrained manner.
It was a great lesson that still today helps enable me to read the current situation as regards the refuse situation in Naples and Campania, a region that, over the past twenty years, has literally become a national dumping ground for all sorts of toxic waste. As a matter of fact, certain members of the Camorra, in conjunction with certain secret Masonic lodges and local politicians, had already decided that they would dump toxic waste in Campania, back in 1989 in the “La Taverna” restaurant in “Villaricca”. The reason being this decision was that it was already becoming increasingly difficult to dump our refuse in Somalia. Thousands of articulated trucks arrived from all over Italy, loaded to the hilt with toxic waste, which was then buried by the Camorra in the Triangle of death (Acerra-Nola- Marigliano), in the “Terre dei fuochi” area (North of Naples) and in the countryside of the Casertano area. This toxic waste is now “bombarding” the newborns in particular with dioxins, nanoparticles that cause tumours, birth defects and leukaemia.
The documentary programme entitled Biutiful Cauntri explains exactly what I am talking about.
To this disaster, we must also add the new disaster that is the Country’s politics, which has now become subject to the whims of the economic-financial potentates. As a matter of fact, since 1994, no less than 10 different Special Commissioners, appointed by the succession of different national governments, have overseen this Region’s waste management system. Over a period of 15 years, these Special Commissioners have spent more than two billion Euro on the production of more than seven million tons of so-called “eco-bales”, which in reality have nothing to do with anything remotely “eco” in nature. They are bundles of rubbish, nothing more and nothing less, all wrapped up in plastic, which cannot be incinerated nor can they be buried because they would pollute the underground watercourses. A significant number of these eco-bales, stacked up just outside the town of Giugliano, are currently busy poisoning the wonderful countryside known as the “Taverna del re“ (The King’s Tavern) with their percolates.
And so we have now reached the point of disaster! Today, the Campania Region has the same high incidence of tumours as has the Northeast of the Country, which at least has the factories and the jobs. We, with no factories and no work, have nevertheless been condemned to face the same bleak future. Our situation is an ecological disaster - and I say this in anger – but rather an ecological crime, the fruits borne of political decisions made for the benefit of huge financial interests. Nor does the proof lie in the fact that, upon the collapse of his most recent government, Prodi proceeded to sign two provisions: one authorising the burning of the Giugliano eco-bales in the incinerator at Acerra, while the second authorised the transfer of “Cip 6” funds (additional charges levied on our Enel utility bills supposedly to help finance the development of renewable energy sources) to the 3 incinerators in Campania that “convert shit into gold – as stated by Guido Viale- The more shit there is, the more gold we can make!”.
I became even more angry when the Berlusconi government signed the new decree into law, namely Decree No. 90 concerning waste disposal in the Campania Region. Berlusconi is forcing us, by military might, to set up another 10 rubbish dumps and construct another four incinerators. Were these four incinerators ever to become operational, the Campania Region would be obliged to import refuse from elsewhere to keep them going. The Acerra incinerator alone could burn 800,000 tons of refuse per year! It suddenly becomes patently clear, therefore, that we are not really interested in introducing differentiated refuse collection, because if this were to be implemented seriously, (say at 70%), those additional incinerators would no longer be required. For the past 14 years the political will to implement a system of differentiated refuse collection has been totally lacking. It is not only the Neapolitans that are not interested, but also those politicians that are hindering the process because they feel obliged to obey the orders received from the very same economic-financial potentates that are behind the construction of these incinerators. Furthermore, all of this is enforced with military might, thereby preventing any form of resistance or dissent, upon pain of imprisonment. The consequences of this decree are devastating for the Campania Region. ”If it is true that all citizens have equal social dignity and are equal before the law (article 3 of the Constitution), then the people of the Campania Region must be less equal and must somehow have less social dignity –states a recent Appeal to Campania’s Parliamentarians. That which is classified as “toxic” elsewhere, even in terms of European Union Regulations, does not hold true for Campania, and that which is classified as “hazardous” elsewhere, cannot really be so. The regulations governing the protection of the environment and the safeguarding and monitoring of the population’s health are obviously not applicable in our area. As regards the matter of the prosecuting any violations of the laws regarding waste disposal, the local Judicial police and the magistrature have fewer powers at their disposal than do their counterparts in other parts of the Country, and the new special Courts will not be able to protect the rights of the residents of Campania, as do the courts elsewhere in the country, due to this jurisdictional discrepancy and novelty ...
That is why I went to the Acerra incinerator in person, to voice my objections at Berlusconi’s press conference, organised so as to take place at the very heart of the Beast, as the people have named it. There were only a few of us there, perhaps only about one hundred people (After the thrashings handed out by the forces of law and order on 29 August 2004, the people of Acerra are understandably terrorised and are afraid to take to the streets). We tried to express our objections regarding what was happening. We distributed our fliers to the press: “Day of Public Mourning. Democracy has died in Acerra. This fact is regretfully announced by Prime Minister Berlusconi and Undersecretary Bertolaso.” During the course of the press conference (which we were prevented from attending!) Berlusconi asked Fibe for forgiveness for all that the company had been obliged to “endure” in order to build the Acerra incinerator! (I remind you that Fibe currently stands accused in an ongoing court case). What a slap in the face for the Judges! Bertolaso announced that, just the previous day, he had signed the agreement enabling Fibe to complete the work that the same company had begun earlier! Then he announced that he would be entering into private negotiations to select one of the three possible Italian companies and one foreign company to handle the waste management. The Italian company will almost certainly be “A2A” (the Milan and Brescia multi-service provider) and the foreign company is Veolia, the largest multinational company as regards water treatment and the second largest worldwide as regards waste management. It will almost certainly be Veolia that snaps up this tasty morsel and so, after the waste management contract, they will also snap up the water provision contract for Naples. How shameful is that! It is a supreme victory for the very same economic-financial potentates whose sole aim is to make money at our expense, we who eventually become little more than the latest guinea pigs. In fact, I am convinced that Campania has today become a prime example of what Naomi Klein refers to as the Shock Economy in her book of the same name! Wherever there is any sort of serious emergency in progress, the economic-financial potentates will be allowed to do certain things that would not otherwise be permitted under normal circumstances. If this strategy works well in the Campania Region, it will spread to other Regions too. (New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina has indeed taught us something!)...
Please don’t abandon us. This is a matter of life or death for us all. I write to tell you this with a heart that is full of anger. Let’s fight it!" Father Alex Zanotelli, Naples, 12 July 2008

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Hi,

It is very uplifting to read that Fr Alex Zanotelli has continued to do battle with injustice in Naples. I come from Korogocho in Nairobi and grew under the mentorship of Fr Alex.And true to his words Korogcho teaches one to reflect on all aspects of life. I currently reside in Perth Western Australia.. I will be visiting Italy in January 2009 and would like the opportunity to meet with Fr Alex..Since this is the first blog with his letter my hope is that through this forum I will be able to contact Fr Alex and make arrangements to see him later next year.

Benard Wandei Otieno
benwandei@yahoo.com

Posted by: otieno Benard Wandei | September 2, 2008 03:41 AM


so Jesus I found u... alex stevan zero year... and me the second?? Sodom and Egypt... cause of the new era! What do we do? I hope for u 1000 years to reign with what you want... and then Jerusalem... me I want the old writings... hope I can find you if you want in the heaven and you can find me in the skyes! no more waitin'... I'd like to have my life back... in Padova too.... but how??

no gays... no jews... only men and woman... no catholic... WE ALL KNO!
Changed my mind... war now... clock is ready on 2004... begin "DESTRUCTION"... NOW!

I can live in Padova for the next 100 years... but I need absolutely to change the shape of my body... where is the youth I lost... where?

Posted by: system failure | July 22, 2008 05:30 PM


first time i read italian blog. well dun quite understand but who cares hehe.

Posted by: Huzaifah | July 22, 2008 04:10 PM


alex stevan la gallina padovana... deve tornare al suo posto all'Extra... è l'only way...

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since the beginning when we werw winning...

Posted by: extra extra | July 22, 2008 04:06 PM


Un Straniero says:
"I have lost all respect for the majority of Italians. A minority are creative, hard working and have morals, but the majority are just selfish little parasites constantly thinking how they can screw the person next to them without being caught."

I say: "it was ever thus."

My heart weeps for that minority of good people trapped in a fundamentally corrupt and morally bankrupt society: one where one can hardly find a single soul who would be capable of successfully organising a booze-up in a brewery.

Posted by: Rolly Wheeler | July 22, 2008 03:51 PM


mai più ebrei... mai più... non ne voglio più sentire solo la presenza... voglio sterminarli tutti questi schifosi... non costruirmi una gerusalemme con loro... ne un nuovo ne un antico testamento... cambiali, trova gente nuova e dai loro il nome di israele... ma gli ebrei devono sparire... IO NON TI SEGUO SE NON LO FAI! CHIARO!

Posted by: system failure | July 22, 2008 02:53 PM


G non cercarmi.... non volermi... io non ti voglio... questa è la grande merda che sei riuscito a fare... FAI SCHIFO! TI DISPREZZO!! DISPREZZO TE E LA GENTE!! MI HAI DATO SOLO DOLORI E SOFFERENZE E NON MI HAI DATO VIE D'USCITA... NON ME LO HAI CHIESTO... L'HAI FATTO E BASTA... LO DISPREZZO IL TUO AMORE... MI FA SCHIFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! SPERO BENE CHE DECIDERAI DI NON CREARE MAI PIU' UNO SCHIFO DEL GENERE... TU E I TUOI EBREI DI MERDA CHE HAI CREATO... FATE SCHIFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! LASCIATELO DIRE... NON ME NE FREGA UN CAZZO CHI VINCE E CHI PERDE... NE MI INTERESSA ESSERE TUO FIGLIO.... NON ME NE FREGA NIENTE...

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gallina egypt and sodom and jack egypt too... I skull...

crivellari Izobel is a friend of mine not a servant of satan because I am 1101 and line666 togheter...

MB with the 4 of emotion, with the jews of Q and Jamaica are the problems.... hi hi hi :)

Posted by: failure system | July 22, 2008 01:44 PM


poor Provenzano in TV skull and bones... poor me in sodome and egypt... you know... is always the same story... someone who want you to suffer... someone who want you to be punished for your freedom... the jews... the church... we are only alone into the television... this is the cross we bare...
But when everything is finished... you die forever and we live forever....

god of the catholic church.

Posted by: failure system | July 22, 2008 12:28 PM


th cross is the tv... th first one was skull... the second was egypt... jails... jails... jails...

don't wanna save the world.. have better to disappear... porco dio... ok... is it better to you... son of a bitch....

you made me this way... i DESTROY ME AND YOU and EVERYONE

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Posted by: line of exit | July 22, 2008 11:23 AM


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distruggere Israele attuale, chiesa e allah
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controlliamo ora i Lions e i Rotary.

Posted by: line of EXIT | July 22, 2008 11:13 AM


C:\Documents and Settings\CLAUDIO\Documenti\Immagini

distruggere Israele attuale, chiesa e allah
by $£

Europei e Americani nuovo popolo di Israele...

controlliamo ora i Lions e i Rotary.

Posted by: line of EXIT | July 22, 2008 11:09 AM


mi piace lo sperma!! Aiuto mi vogliono mandare in paradiso.... aiutoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mi vogliono circondare di finocchi e inculatori e mussulmani.... Aiutooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo solo un'uomo 666666 HO L?AIDA^S"!! La cura per l'aids è l'aids stesso.... si diventa immortali!! SVEGLAI!!!!! IO SONO A.I.D.A. io sono AIDS

Posted by: line 666 | July 21, 2008 06:10 PM


perchè credo che un'uomo sia un uomo se scopa davvero con le donne e si fa gli altri uomini sono un'pazzo?? Bene lo sono!!! Sono pazzo e ne sono felice... Marra te' qua! Io sono un'uomo 666

E ADESSO??

Posted by: un'uomo | July 21, 2008 05:22 PM


e poi gli agnelli non mi piacciono nemmeno preferisco i gatti e i lupi! Per fare sesso... sai che palle con gli agnelli che non dicono una parola e fanno solo be' be'...

mi piace il sesso sporco... fare un pompino e sapere che il tipo si scopa le tipe... sono perverso e vi odio tanto... sono un poeta maledetto SI LO SONO e odio i froci... mamma quanto li odio... sono un'errore della natura.

Posted by: linea 666 | July 21, 2008 05:20 PM


IO DECIDO CHI E? IL MIO DIO E SE DICO CHE PROVENZANO E? MARRA RINCARNATO ALLORA E? THE PULSE!

perchè io sono l'agnello e nessuno ci può fare niente... avete perso schifosi bastadi ebreo-catto-islamici!

Posted by: line 666 | July 21, 2008 04:13 PM


loro è la colpa di quello che mi è successo.... degli ebrei... certo che c'è anche lo zampino... e che zampino della chiesa e dei gay... e degli zingari... ho tutti contro... ma non intendo distruggere ne l'america ne la cina ne l'europa... anche se a volte grazie a tutto quello che mi hanno fatto e non avendo nessuno che mi sta accanto lo farei volentieri per vendetta... LAST CHANCE!! aiutatemi o cazzi per tutti. E voglio la verità!

Posted by: li-0-n-e 666 | July 21, 2008 02:46 PM


il patto è questo: eliminare le 3 religioni monoteiste e sostituirle con il triangolo con l'0cchio... hanno tutti la loro parte di colpa... sostituire le nuvolette con l'universo... le ali piumate con le astronavi... il sesso con la castità... questo è ciò che voglio... non voglio altri tipi di prigioni... deistruggere gli zingari e i gay checchine schifose... chiedo troppo!! NO! FATELO! datemi la magia che mi merito! ODIO LA CHIESA!

Posted by: linea 666 | July 21, 2008 02:39 PM


if I believe in you you dont' help me. If I don't believe in you they won't help me... I wonder because me... I would like to have been a normal life, nothing. NOTHING WORKS!! I HATE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE: YOU TOO!!! It's no apostacy is just I'm fed up with you and you way of behaving with thosde who you love! IS IT POSSIBLE?? NO! IT?S NOT. FUCK OFF GOD!

Posted by: line 666 | July 21, 2008 02:15 PM


if I believe in you you dont' help me. If I don't believe in you they won't help me... I wonder because me... I would like to have been a normal life, nothing. NOTHING WORKS!! I HATE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE: YOU TOO!!! It's no apostacy is just I'm fed up with you and you way of behaving with thosde who you love! IS IT POSSIBLE?? NO! IT?S NOT. FUCK OFF GOD!

Posted by: line 666 | July 21, 2008 02:15 PM


if I believe in you you dont' help me. If I don't believe in you they won't help me... I wonder because me... I would like to have been a normal life, nothing. NOTHING WORKS!! I HATE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE: YOU TOO!!! It's no apostacy is just I'm fed up with you and you way of behaving with thosde who you love! IS IT POSSIBLE?? NO! IT?S NOT. FUCK OFF GOD!

Posted by: line 666 | July 21, 2008 02:15 PM


if I've been punched and I woke up in 1997 with my bones broken in the hospital... If the fuckin' Jews have crcified me in 2000... and in 2004 the throw themselves agianst God... 3 years for a day?? And 4 years till mid-week... so God... if you are listening and you know what's happening, fight agianst enemies and throw them to the lions... I've been crucified again in 2004... how can thgis belong.... TELL ME!!! I CAN'T FIND PEACE... AND THAT'S UNRIGHT.... TELL ME THE UNIVERSE AND THE STARS... TELL ME AND HELP ME!

fuck off everyone who hate me!

Posted by: andrea dino | July 21, 2008 01:53 PM


I have lost all respect for the majority of Italians. A minority are creative, hard working and have morals, but the majority are just selfish little parasites constantly thinking how they can screw the person next to them without being caught.

Posted by: Un Straniero | July 21, 2008 12:19 PM


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