Tag Archive: Italy
Valerio Vittozzi —Colors!!
#Italy protests new “bankers’ government” #nov17
Students clashed with police across Italy in protests against budget cuts, while transport strikes idled buses and trains Nov. 17, as Italian Premier Mario Monti prepared to unveil his anti-crisis strategy ahead of a confidence vote in his day-old government.
1)Stickers and t-shirts read: “Save school not banks” during a student demonstration in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. University students are protesting in Milan and Rome against budget cuts and a lack of jobs, hours before new Italian Premier Mario Monti reveals his anti-crisis strategy in Parliament.
2)NAPLES, ITALY – NOVEMBER 17: A protesters ignites a flare as he takes part in a protest against austerity cuts and lack of jobs on November 17, 2011 in Naples, Italy. Thousands of students took to the streets of Naples to protest against the lack of opportunity for future employment and impending austerity cuts by Italy’s new PM Mario Monti and his new cabinet. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
3)NAPLES, ITALY – NOVEMBER 17: Protesters carry a mock coffin representing the debt of Italy during a protest against austerity cuts and lack of jobs on November 17, 2011 in Naples, Italy.
4)Students holding signs protest during a demonstration in Milan November 17, 2011.
5)Protesters paint the window of a bank during a protest in Milan November 17, 2011.
6)Students holding signs protest in downtown Rome November 17, 2011.
Here’s an article on it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15708729
Berlu-goner. Surprising he lasted as long as he did, really.
“ROME, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis, with violence rocking Rome where cars were torched and bank windows smashed.
Hundreds of hooded, masked demonstrators rampaged in some of the worst violence seen in the Italian capital in years, setting cars ablaze, breaking bank and shop windows and destroying traffic lights and signposts.
Police fired volleys of tear gas and used water cannon to try to disperse militant protesters who were hurling rocks, bottles and fireworks, but clashes went on into the evening.
Smoke bombs set off by protesters cast a pall over a sea of red flags and banners bearing slogans denouncing economic policies the protesters say are hurting the poor.
The violence sent many peaceful demonstrators and local residents near the Colosseum and St John’s Basilica running into hotels and churches for safety.”~Reuters
“Glyn Moody points us to a frightening analysis of a proposed copyright law in Italy that seems positively ridiculous, in that you could lose access to the internet based on a single accusation (which doesn’t even have to come from the copyright holder):
1) citizens, outside of any judicial proceeding and without the right to appeal to the judicial authority, may be banned to access the Internet if ANYONE (a rightholder or an ordinary citizen) notifies a provider about alleged infringement of copyright or trademark or patent (“one strike” disconnections);
2) Internet service providers must comply to the blacklisting of citizens who are *suspected* of copyright or trademark or patent infringements (“proscription lists” to ban citizens from any access to the Net);
3) an Internet service provider must use preventive filters against services that infringe copyright, trademark or patents;
4) an Internet service provider must not promote or advertise, and must use preventive filters against, services that do not directly violate copyright, trademark or patents, but that *may* lead citizens to *think* that infringing services exist;
5) a provider or a hosting provider which does not use effective filters will be charged with civil liability.
The post notes that this law would be compliant with an early version of ACTA, and suggests that this was done on purpose. However, the report also notes that this proposed law would clearly not be compatible with current EU law. Either way, that’s quite a wish list from the entertainment industry.”~Taken from Techdirt