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Like father, like son: Fascists of the 3rd Millennium

Two policemen are under investigation for covering up a fascist brawl that involved Rome’s Mayor’s son, Manfredi Alemanno. According to Rome’s Public Prosecutors the inquiry that had followed the event was obstructed and then buried under the sand by the Police, thanks to the withholding of evidence and false statements made by policemen Roberto Macellaro (who in his free time volunteers to be the Mayor’s personal chauffeur) and Pietro Ronca, a local Chief Inspector in Rome. These two helped Manfredi Alemanno “disappear” from the scene after the beating had concluded, and then lied about what had really happened. Continue reading

The Italian Carnival of 2013: Articles On The Elections

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Viareggio’s Carnival

Here is a collection of articles on the Italian elections from the media and some fellow bloggers. I don’t necessarily share the views expressed in all these articles, but they make for some interesting reads. Continue reading

The fall of the empire

Last night a huge crowd gathered outside the Quirinale where Berlusconi was giving his resignation to President Napolitano. Berlusconi was welcomed by shouts of “buffoon”, “mafioso” and Resistance songs. At 21.42pm, when the news was officially announced, wild partying began, and quickly spread to other areas of the city centre. Continue reading

10 June 1924

Rome: Giacomo Matteotti is walking along the Tiber when he is attacked by a group of men and kidnapped. His body reappears a couple of months later, in August, outside Rome. Who was he, and what happened to him?

Giacomo Matteotti

Matteotti was a Socialist MP, at a time when the Socialist Party in Italy was still a working class party…before it became a nest of corrupted buffoons and millionaire thieves. In 1921 he had published a research on the rise of  Fascism in which he denounced – possibly for the first time in a written text – the violence and political use of the Fascist groups known as Camicie nere, Black shirts. In 1924 a book was published in London “The fascisti exposed; a year of fascist domination” (no idea how easy this is to find), in which he completed the work started in his previous piece, and meticulously described the Fascists’ violence and repression against political opponents. Continue reading

Emperor Silvio will make you ‘queen for a night’

While the crisis deepens and the precariousness spreads, the old PM and his court are busy relaunching their own personal vision of  women’ s role in society – a rehashing of all the old tired clichés. Continue reading

Inception Berlusconi on YouTube

A group of crazy people have made a short satirical video about Berlusconi based on the American movie Inception…watch it before the “authorities” take it off! It’s here. (This version has English subtitles).

A long, hot, Italian Summer (Part I)

Sooo, the blog has been quiet for a while…The English summer has been so sunny and warm I couldn’t bring myself to stay in the house, I just had to go outside in the streets…(Yes, I am being ironic). Anyway, what’s been going on in the Motherland over the past few months…? “Bad weeds never die” an Italian saying goes. Well, for once it wasn’t true. This summer Francesco Cossiga died. Not much different from a Tampax: he was always there when the bloodbaths happened, he’s been described by a blogger. Continue reading