Publisert av: For the Little Prince - Per | april 28, 2010

What’s Happening in Italy – 2010 – Sandy S Zoo

To Find Out More About «What’s Happening in Italy»
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The Bologna Masacre was the largest and the last of the bombing, appearing in 1980 and resulting in 85 murders and 200 people being injured. The masacre was the work of the neofascist circles called P2 (Propaganda Due). There have been speculations that the strategy of tension is supported by the United States in order to stop Socialists entering the government.
Berlusconi returned as the head of the government in 2001 as the leader of the ‘Freedom House’, a center-right coalition.
Following the Mani Pulite investigation which uncovered a vast array of corrupt political and economic actions, many seemingly immortal parties went into oblivion and some changed their names in order to appear more attractive. Socialist Party and the Christian Democrat Party disbanded while the Communists changed their name to Democratic Party of the Left and became the leading social Italian democratic party. This was the start of another Italian transformation called the Second Republic.
The Democrats of the Left formed a new government which also had to resign because of their poor performance.
Prodi was the Prime Minister between 2006 and 2007 after the narrow victory of his l’Unione coalition that received more votes than Berlusconi’s Casa delle Liberta. Due to the government crisis Prodi resigned. New election resulted in Berlusconi becoming the new Prime Minister who formed the Berlusconi IV Cabinet.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 25, adopted on May 22, 1947, recommended Italy’s application for admission to the United Nations to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for «study and report to the Security Council at the appropriate time».
The resolution was adopted ten votes to none, while Australia abstained.
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Amidst the ‘long and winding road’ of political jargon, I found this delightful and pungnant cartoon from http://www.bumblehood.com:
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For those who aren’t up on Roman Catholic saints, Calabria’s own Saint Francis is often overshadowed by Saint Francis of Assisi, the co-Patron Saint of Italy with Saint Catherine of Siena (although there is some debate on that, with Saint Joseph (father of Jesus) as the other contender).
And finally, guess who’s invading the Bel Paese? You’ll never guess.
Or maybe you will.
Give up?  Starbucks!
This ABC article is actually from April 30 of this year, but I just saw it referenced here. Scary thing is that the article talks about the time frame of 24-36 months during which Starbucks plans to open branches in France, Germany, Spain, and (gulp) Italy.
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Mussolini made every effort to destroy any evidence of his
first marriage. Now, pre-eminent Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket; China Is Near; Good Morning Night) has crafted the scandal of Mussolini’s first, hidden marriage into Vincere (To Win), a gripping political thriller that draws provocative parallels between the rise of Italian fascism under Mussolini and the career of Italy’s present-day prime minister, right-wing politician Silvio Berlusconi.
But it’s the consciousness of audiences in Italy and beyond that seems to have been Bellocchio’s primary target. As journalist and left historian Ethan Young commented after the screening, “Fascism is still part of Italy’s national identity. Forgetting isn’t acceptable.”
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Ah, hah…
My connection to Italy.  I have a rare disease; Narcolepsy. It is successfully treated  with Provigil.
Italians organized the «Rare Disease Day 2010» in February of 2010.
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And, finally, my favorite Travel Guide on National Public Televison:
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To find out more about «What’s Happening in Italy»

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Read:  http://www.dreamofitaly.com/public/398.cfm

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The Bologna Masacre was the largest and the last of the bombing, appearing in 1980 and resulting in 85 murders and 200 people being injured. The masacre was the work of the neofascist circles called P2 (Propaganda Due). There have been speculations that the strategy of tension is supported by the United States in order to stop Socialists entering the government.

Berlusconi returned as the head of the government in 2001 as the leader of the ‘Freedom House’, a center-right coalition.
Following the Mani Pulite investigation which uncovered a vast array of corrupt political and economic actions, many seemingly immortal parties went into oblivion and some changed their names in order to appear more attractive. Socialist Party and the Christian Democrat Party disbanded while the Communists changed their name to Democratic Party of the Left and became the leading social Italian democratic party. This was the start of another Italian transformation called the Second Republic.
The Democrats of the Left formed a new government which also had to resign because of their poor performance.
Prodi was the Prime Minister between 2006 and 2007 after the narrow victory of his l’Unione coalition that received more votes than Berlusconi’s Casa delle Liberta. Due to the government crisis Prodi resigned. New election resulted in Berlusconi becoming the new Prime Minister who formed the Berlusconi IV Cabinet.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 25, adopted on May 22, 1947, recommended Italy’s application for admission to the United Nations to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for «study and report to the Security Council at the appropriate time».The resolution was adopted ten votes to none, while Australia abstained.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Political_history_of_Italy

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Amidst the ‘long and winding road’ of political jargon, I found this delightful and pungnant cartoon from http://www.bumblehood.com:

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http://www.bumblehood.com/article/iIog-dH0R7SNbvzzhSfrhg#section3

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For those who aren’t up on Roman Catholic saints, Calabria’s own Saint Francis is often overshadowed by Saint Francis of Assisi, the co-Patron Saint of Italy with Saint Catherine of Siena (although there is some debate on that, with Saint Joseph (father of Jesus) as the other contender).
And finally, guess who’s invading the Bel Paese? You’ll never guess.
Or maybe you will.
Give up?  Starbucks!
This ABC article is actually from April 30 of this year, but I just saw it referenced here. Scary thing is that the article talks about the time frame of 24-36 months during which Starbucks plans to open branches in France, Germany, Spain, and (gulp) Italy.

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http://bleedingespresso.com/2007/09/whats-happening-in-italy.html

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Mussolini made every effort to destroy any evidence of hisfirst marriage. Now, pre-eminent Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket; China Is Near; Good Morning Night) has crafted the scandal of Mussolini’s first, hidden marriage into Vincere (To Win), a gripping political thriller that draws provocative parallels between the rise of Italian fascism under Mussolini and the career of Italy’s present-day prime minister, right-wing politician Silvio Berlusconi.
But it’s the consciousness of audiences in Italy and beyond that seems to have been Bellocchio’s primary target. As journalist and left historian Ethan Young commented after the screening, “Fascism is still part of Italy’s national identity. Forgetting isn’t acceptable.”

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http://www.indypendent.org/

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Ah, hah…My connection to Italy.  I have a rare disease; Narcolepsy. It is successfully treated  with Provigil.
Italians organized the «Rare Disease Day 2010» in February of 2010.

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Read:http://www.rarediseaseday.org/2010/country/it/italy

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And, Here’s My Favorite Travel Guide on National Public Televison:

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http://www.ricksteves.com/

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More About Italy?

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Try this:   http://pope2you.net/index.php?id_testi=13

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Compiled by:  Sandy S Zoo  – April 28, 2010

Each article has been properly cited.  Addresses are placed after the article.

With regards to the [periods] located throughout this article,

there are times that spaces have not been recognized and I have used

a [period] to enforce the space, otherwise,  the article regresses back to

a previous version of the article with [no spaces].      Enjoy!


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