February 22, 2008

We Are All Guilty of Loving Vicenza

These folks have been very supportive of our drive to impeach the criminals in the White House, so now it's our turn to help. Just cut & paste the italian phrase into your message so your support can be included:

Siamo Tutti Colpevoli Di Amare Vicenza

Four members of the No Dal Molin movement against the new U.S. military base in Vicenza were recently served "avvisi di garanzia" (legal notification that they are under investigation in a criminal proceeding) for having occupied the office of the Prefect in January.
This weekend, 200 volunteers in over 30 stands set up around the city and province of Vicenza will collect signatures in support of these activists and the movement, with the slogan, "We are all guilty of loving Vicenza."
You can sign the petition via email by sending your first and last name, street address, city/country and postal code along with the statement "sottoscrivo la petizione in sostegno delle donne e degli uomini raggiunti da avvisi di garanzia." The text of the petition is as follows (Italian version at: http://www.nodalmolin.it/notizie/notizie_78.html):
"On December 2, 2006, February 17, 2007 and December 15, 2007, tens of thousands from Vicenza marched against the new U.S. base at Dal Molin; three mass demonstrations to say NO to the new base and to assert our right to decide our own future. Our opposition, however, is not merely symbolic in nature: we intend to stop the militarization of Vicenza. And to reach this goal, in recent months, we have occupied the Basilica Palladiana, cut cables leading to the new base, planted 150 trees inside Dal Molin and blocked the entrance during the initial phase of construction. As further demonstration of our determination, on January 16, 2008, we occupied the Prefect´s office in Vicenza.
If it is a crime to dream of a better world and to defend Vicenza, then I, too, am guilty; although I may not have been present at all the initiatives, I support goals and the methods used: defending our land, our cities and the future for our children is a right."
See also final version of the Florence solidarity statement on our web site: http://www.peaceandjustice.it/letter-authorities.php#florence
(in Italian, if you would like to volunteer to translate this to English, it would be a welcome contribution)
Anna, Gene, Maria, Maria Chiara and Stephanie
U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome

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