A professor poses alarming questions - Genova

Attualità Genova Lunedì 30 luglio 2001

A professor poses alarming questions

Genova - ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Is Italy governed by fascists?

If you come to an affirmative answer for this ominous question after reading our comment, then the second question that your conscience must answer to is "what to do to change the state of things". We ask such questions after Genoa's facts, particularly following the annihilation and massacre of the Genoa Social Forum's communication centre. After three days of street massacre and one shot dead man, the young demonstrator Carlo Giuliani, on a scene where -keep it in mind for the future times - police referred to the hundred of thousands of pacific demonstrators ONLY on a military basis ('black block' being just an escuse to do it), after hundreds of wounded, many serious, here come the news on saturday night of an illegal assault to an independant information centre, news which all uf us must reflect on, news that brought us to ask such questions. Infact the procedures of repressive actions against the demonstration - from Giuliani's death to the demostrant-looking -like infiltrated groups which succeeded in mixing themselves with the crowd just in order to setup provocations - and moreover the procedures of the last extremely serious act of assault the Genoa Social Forum headquarter, led us to the conviction that Italy has become a fascist State. Before it's too late we must strongly denounce and set up a political reaction on an international level, to get out from this renewed dictatorship climax.
Luckily the largest part of official media, even amongst nauseating political analysis and absolutely distorting press articles, are focusing on the real facts just the way they happened. Anyway, we invite you to have a look the following indipendant sources, to find correspondences, reply and confirmations of what we are going to say in the next lines:

www.italy.indymedia.org
www.radiogap.net/it/index.html
www.ecn.org/g8
www.tmcrew.org
www.carta.org
www.genoa-g8.org

An innovative and exciting "autonomous information" experiment - covering the Net (where images, audio and video materials have being arriving with more-than-professional quickness and quality, ready to start a worldwide trip) but the real world too (radio boosting real-time information)- was terminated in BLOOD.
Radiogap from Genoa stopped transmitting after the brutal police attack , while the last words spoken on air were "like Chile, just like Chile...". Then silence from Genoa. A silence which is like a punch in the stomach.
We intend to denounce what happened last night, July 21, in the operative headquarter of the pacific demonstrating movement Genoa Social Forum, being also a place where indipendant information regarding counter-demonstrations were broadcasted. The assault was clearly organized in the aim of stopping the independant media operations thorugh fascist repression:

- ALL the people of the Centre were wounded and arrested - Deputees and lawyers kept away from the scene with violent actions
- Searches, confiscations of all the informative documents
- (Obviously) illegal damages to all the equipments and stuff in the Centre.

This all is not only incredibly serious, uncostitutional, illegal, unacceptable. It is also a clear warning saying that Italy has become a fascist State, unable to grant democratic and costitutional freedom to its citizens, and this is why we invite the journalists and political parties to move on and denounce the state of things (we expecially invite those who are NOT italian, as we don't know how long the italians can act freely in the sunlight).
sTRANONETWORk www.strano.net

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