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The Hangman And The Papist

[1971]
Album "From the Witchwood"

Come New World, una canzone ispirata al fratricida conflitto nord-irlandese.
The village square stands quiet with the curfew still in force
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 23:46
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New World

[1972]
Album "Grave New World"

"The song is very much a companion piece of "The Hangman and the Papist" from the previous album From the Witchwood. It tells of conflict and divided families and, like the earlier song, was prompted by the troubles in Northern Ireland."
(fonte: en.wikipedia)
There's blood in the dust
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 23:37
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The Outside Of The Inside

[2003]
Album "The Old Kit Bag"

"A song about how the Taliban see the West", la miseria e la "forza" del fondamentalismo, e non solo quello islamico...
God never listened to Charlie Parker
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 23:21
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Exterminator

[2000]
Album "XTRMNTR"

Exterminator (2000), o XTRMNTR, è l'album con cui il leader dei Primal Scream, Bobby Gillespie, si avventura nell'insidioso territorio dei "riot-albums". L'opera, infatti, altro non è che un concept che trasuda in ogni suo momento tutto il disgusto e l'indignazione verso la politica interna del Regno Unito, che fotografa la realtà della gioventù britannica, imprigionata tra droghe, alcool e repressione (è il periodo in cui l'amministrazione pubblica di Glasgow impone il coprifuoco, evento preso di mira anche da altri gruppi scozzesi come i Mogwai).
Gun metal skies, broken lives
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 22:54
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There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)

[1974]
Album "Toby"
There will never be any peace
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 22:45
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(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People

[1971]
Album "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"
For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 22:35
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Do You Remember The Riots?

[2004]
Album "When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog"

A Göteborg nel giugno del 2001 vi furono grandi manifestazioni contro la riunione del Consiglio d'Europa alla quale era ospite d'onore George W. Bush.
E lì, nella linda e democratica Svezia, si tennero le "prove generali" di quella che sarebbe stata dopo poco la "macelleria messicana" (per usare l'espressione di Michelangelo Fournier, vice-questore aggiunto della mobile di Roma) attuata dalle "forze dell'ordine" a Genova.

Si veda anche Hund begravd
Do you remember the riots in Gothenburg
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/7 - 22:21
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Γεννήθηκα

Yorgos Seferis/Γιώργος Σεφέρης: Να πεθάνουμε κανονικά

Γιατί περάσαν τόσα και τόσα μπροστά στα μάτια μας
που και τα μάτια μας δεν είδαν τίποτε, μα παραπέρα
και πίσω η μνήμη σαν το άσπρο πανί μια νύχτα σε μια μάντρα
που είδαμε οράματα παράξενα, περισσότερο κι από σένα,
να περνούν και να χάνουνται μέσα στο ακίνητο φύλλωμα
μιας πιπεριάς

γιατί γνωρίσαμε τόσο πολύ τούτη τη μοίρα μας
στριφογυρίζοντας μέσα σε σπασμένες πέτρες, τρεις ή έξι χιλιάδες χρόνια
ψάχνοντας σε οικοδομές γκρεμισμένες που θα ήταν ίσως το δικό μας σπίτι
προσπαθώντας να θυμηθούμε χρονολογίες και ηρωικές πράξεις
θα μπορέσουμε;

γιατί δεθήκαμε και σκορπιστήκαμε
και παλέψαμε με δυσκολίες ανύπαρχτες όπως λέγαν,
χαμένοι, ξαναβρίσκοντας ένα δρόμο γεμάτο τυφλά συντάγματα,
βουλιάζοντας μέσα σε βάλτους και μέσα στη λίμνη του Μαραθώνα,
θα μπορέσουμε να πεθάνουμε κανονικά;

Morire normalmente
Versione italiana... (Continues)
Riccardo Venturi 2010/2/7 - 16:12

This World

[1961]
Lyrics and Music by Malvina Reynolds renewed 1989 a.k.a. "Love It Like a Fool."
Album: Ear To The Ground: Topical Songs 1960-1978
Baby, I ain't afraid to die,
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 12:09
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Coal Miner's Daughter

[1969]
Lyrics and Music by Loretta Lynn
Well I was born the coal miner's daughter
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 10:08
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This Is The Army, Mr. Jones

[1942]
Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin
This is the Army Mr. Jones,
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 09:43
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We Just Come to Work Here

Songwriter: Harry “OR” Stamper
Updated lyrics & Music by Anne Feeney
Album: Union Maid [2005]

"Oregon" longshoreman Harry Stamper wrote this song after his boss asked him to put his life at risk one day on the docks. "Why don't you get in there?" shouted Harry's boss. "Why don't you just lay down in the driveway and lick your balls?" replied Harry. Thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Harry was able to appeal his firing and get his job back. It was determined that Harry would have been killed if he had listened to his boss.
Working at this job is dirty and dangerous And I'm taking risks anyway.
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 09:04
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Anti-War Americans

[2007]
Lyrics by Nicholas Paugam

"I was motivated to write this song when I was reading the news about the war & politics, and/or talking to friends about the war and there disbelief and faith in our country pisses me off."
Everyone where that surrounds me is covered in a blood,
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 08:38
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Consumerism

[2008]
Lyrics by Ari Lesser
Fuck Wal-mart, Budweiser, T-Mobile, and the gap.
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 08:32
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The Hippie

[2007]
Lyrics by Ari Lesser
Album: Intelligence
When I was young my parents raised me right,
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/7 - 08:30
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Primary

Purtroppo attualissima questa canzone in quest'epoca di controriforme scolastiche e tagli alla ricerca. Qui Robert Smith denuncia l'appiattimento e l'omologazione culturale subito dagli alunni e la conseguente oppressività del sistema scolastico inglese ai tempi della Thatcher. The Cure forever!
The innocence of sleeping children
(Continues)
Contributed by Jack SSSR 2010/2/6 - 23:50
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Su in collina

Grazie Francesco per le emozioni che mi regali attraverso le tue canzoni.
Daniele Farzetti (Agliana -Pistoia) 2010/2/6 - 22:49
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La misère d'en face

[1998]
Album "Mamagubida"
Face aux favellas des gens se prélassent
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/6 - 22:39
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Yo pisaré las calles nuevamente

dall'edizione francese dell'LP "La vida no vale nada" di Pablo Milanés
JE REMARCHERAI DANS LES RUES DE SANTIAGO
(Continues)
2010/2/6 - 20:10

Amériques

Amériques

Canzone léviane – Amériques – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2010
Cycle du Cahier ligné – 86

Amériques est la huitante-sixième chanson du Cycle du Cahier ligné, constitué d'éléments tirés du Quaderno a Cancelli de Carlo Levi.

Salut, Lucien l'âne mon ami, je suis bien content de te voir. En fait même, il me tardait de te voir, car je suis impatient de te faire connaître ma nouvelle canzone. Quand je l'ai découverte, j'ai été fort surpris de tout ce qu'elle signifie.... Ne me regarde pas avec des yeux aussi ahuris... Je te l'ai déjà dit pourtant que j'étais le premier lecteur de mes canzones et leur premier découvreur. Je t'ai déjà dit que quand je commence une canzone, je ne sais ni comment elle sera, ni ce qu'elle pourra bien en finale raconter. En quelque sorte, elle se fait au travers de moi et je t'avouerai aussi qu'il m'arrive de batailler contre elle pour la mener où j'aimerais qu'elle... (Continues)
Un cheval court dans la prairie
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/2/6 - 18:05
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Imagine

SPAGNOLO / SPANISH [2]

Versione spagnola da Generación Timbiriche
Spanish version from Generación Timbiriche
IMAGINA
(Continues)
2010/2/6 - 18:04
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Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

LA MUJER ES LA NEGRA DEL MUNDO
(Continues)
2010/2/6 - 17:58
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Natale '44

Version française – NOËL 1944 – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2010
Chanson italienne – Natale '44 – Andrea Sigona

Il est difficile d'imaginer la Milan différente telle qu'elle était en 1944, l'année la plus dure, celle de la répression et du lynchage. Mais aussi l'année de la Résistance et des hommes qui ensemble conquirent leur liberté à pleines mains. Certains revinrent, d'autres non. Comme cet amour né fortuitement en hiver ne vit jamais le printemps, mais qui valait la peine d'être vécu jusqu'à la fin.

Voilà pour toi, Lucien l'âne mon ami qui aime les fleurs bleues, dit Marco Valdo M.I., une histoire d'amour, çà te changera... En plus, elle bien jolie... Même, si funeste télégramme, triste béret... elle finit bien mal.

Je l'aime beaucoup et elle fend mon cœur d'âne pourtant solide comme le diamant... J'espère quand même, dit Lucien l'âne en souriant comme un bienheureux, que cette fois aussi, ta traduction plaira à l'auteur...

Moi aussi, dit Marco Valdo M.I.

Ainsi Parlaient Marco Valdo M.I. et Lucien Lane
NOËL 1944
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/2/6 - 14:59
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A Song for Santiago Cruz

[2007]
Lyrics & Music by Anne Feeney
Album: Dump The Bosses Off Your Back

We learned of FLOC organizer Santiago Cruz’s murder while studying migrant workers’ strategies at the Regina Polk Leadership Institute for Labor Union Women, held annually in Chicago with the inspiration of Helena Harlow Worthen. I wrote this song at the Institute.
On April 9th they found him - He'd been beaten, bound and gagged
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/6 - 09:12
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You Can't Blame the Youth

[1973/75]
Album live "Talkin' Blues" (1991)
Scritta da Peter Tosh
You can't blame the youth
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/6 - 01:05

My Name Is Sylvio

Alcuni mesi fa mi è capitato di scortare un'amica in un'agenzia della Mediolanum a Mediolano. Voleva sapere se convenisse metterci i suoi soldini. Il promotore spiega la rava e la fava. A un certo punto gli domando: ma come li impiegate i quattrini dei clienti per dare il rendimento promesso? Risposta: nessun problema, gli utili dei conti correnti bancari sono tassati col 27%; gli altri investimenti col 12,5%. Da questa differenza dell'imposta, noi ricaviamo l'utile, il nostro e quello del cliente. Basta mostrare che il cliente tiene una certa cifra stabile in conto corrente (senza utile); mentre il resto lo prendiamo noi, lo facciamo girare, e, dell'utile che realizziamo, riconosciamo al cliente una parte del risparmio d'imposta. Anche se non ci capisco quasi niente, ridomando: sarebbe a dire che il cliente mette i soldi in un conto corrente, ma che poi la maggior parte non figura come... (Continues)
Gian Piero Testa 2010/2/5 - 22:12
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Sidùn

Un consiglio, da vecchio prof., per la Gelmini che, chissà perché, mi sono messo in testa che sia una che a scuola - e di scuola - non ci ha mai capito una minchia, ma che ogni sabato va dal parrucchiere, ascolta le comari quel che dicono da sotto il casco, e il dì dopo ti sbologna le riforme. Allora, la Gelmini faccia conto che nell'arco di un liceo, i libri da somministrare saranno una pila di almeno due metri e mezzo. Troppi, c'è da rincoglionire. Però, se togliamo quelli scritti da autori con "devianze" sessuali, da Saffo a Shakespeare a Proust e via; da quelli che non risulterebbero puliti all'antidoping (oppiacei e vino inclusi), diciamo Poe, Baudelaire, ma anche il Carducci che i fiaschi non li contava; dai laicisti senzadio, dagli ebrei e dai comunisti, la pila si ridurrebbe giustappunto all'altezza di una minchia, alla perfetta portata della Ministra. E dei suoi studenti. Ai... (Continues)
Gian Piero Testa 2010/2/5 - 21:35
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60 anni

Version française – 60 ANS – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2010
Chanson italienne – 60 Anni – Talco


Ah, Lucien l'âne mon ami, voici une chanson à clefs ou à tout le moins, une chanson pour laquelle il faut deux ou trois compléments d'explication... Je te dis tout de suite qu'à mon sens, le personnage qui parle n'est autre que le peuple italien lui-même...

J'imagine bien, dit Lucien l'âne, et j'aimerais au moins que tu me dises le sens de certains mots que je ne trouve pas au dictionnaire courant... Je ne parle pas des allusions à des personnages politiques précis... Mais de ces mots qui ont l'air tout à fait communs... comme piduiste, lupara, ou qualunquiste... qu'à mes yeux, tu n'as pas véritablement traduits comme tu l'aurais dû.

Tu as raison, Lucien mon ami l'âne, d'abord dans ta distinction entre les allusions à tel ou tel personnage et les noms communs. Pour ces derniers, je ne les ai pas... (Continues)
60 ANS
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/2/5 - 16:05
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Les châteaux de sable

carissimo,il castello di sabbia è stato scolpito da me a Tortoreto Te nel 2006.sarei felice se un link riconducesse al mio sito www.uncastellodisabbia.it dove potrai trovare altre immagini.Grazie Egisto Morelli
(Egisto)

Senz'altro. E complimenti per la tua opera! [CCG/AWS Staff]
2010/2/5 - 15:52
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Am I Black Enough For You?

[1972]
Album "360 Degrees of Billy Paul"
Am I black enough for you?
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/5 - 13:23
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The Boiler

[1982]
Con Rhoda Dakar del gruppo The Bodysnatchers.
I went out shopping last saturday
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/5 - 13:12
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Democracy (Or Lack Thereof)

(a.k.a. "A Day In The Life Of My Mind For Five Minutes, Five Minutes Ago")

[2007]
Lyrics and Music Written and Performed by Lisa Rein.

"I wrote this song after having a conversation with a friend of mind about the crazy dichotomy that has become our existence living as Americans.
We talk about bringing democracy to the middle east, and are killing people over it, yet we work with non-democratic governments to keep democracy from the people of another country, if the price is right.
In the song, I start out with China, but I end up here at home. What kind of a democracy is so greedy its government cuts emergency relief efforts out of the budget, while spending billions of dollars overseas to kill the people of Iraq in the very name of democracy? Our current "democracy," that's what kind.
I'm not trying to pick on Google either. This is about all of us, and what we've all been tolerating,... (Continues)
China, China
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/5 - 12:33
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Fuel Funeral

[2007]
Lyrics by Lisa Rein and Gregory Howe
Music by Gregory Howe

This song is about war profiteers who knowingly exchange the blood of Iraqis and US Troops for profit, in that they fund the destruction of the country so they can profit on its reconstruction.
It's also about how we all line up behind these scumbags and keep driving our SUV's – and are effectively trading in the future of our children for convenience in the short term.
This song was inspired by the Bill Moyer's NOW program from November 14, 2003, Cash and Carry, which detailed the direct connections between the Shrub Administration and the main two or three companies that are profiting directly from the Iraqi reconstruction.
We go anywhere we wanna go
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/5 - 12:29
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Improving

[2007]
Lyrics and Music by Lisa Rein

This song is about the crazy idea that any kind of "democracy" the U.S. brought to Iraq could be worth the death of a single Iraqi person.
It's like someone saying: « Ok here's the plan:
– First, we bomb all your public water and power systems, then we don't actually rebuild them, so a lot of you are going to die off from that.
– Next, your brother and aunt die when us or the insurgents bomb them by mistake.
– Next, you get democracy! »
See!? It's a bargain!."
Cut off the power lines, my friend
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/2/5 - 12:26
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All Gone Away

[1985]
Album "Our Favourite Shop"

"Vieni a farti un giro tra queste colline, e guarda come il neoliberismo uccide, intere comunità, intere famiglie... Non è rimasto nulla, tutto è stato spazzato via"
The wind blows whispers down the street,
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/5 - 11:58
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Living For The City

[1973]
Album "Innervisions"
A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/5 - 09:03
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Living In America

[2004]
Album "Don't Tell A Soul"

Una canzone contro la violenza e la discriminazione di cui le persone omosessuali sono ancora oggi vittime in America, così come le transessuali.
E transgender sono tutte le componenti di questa rock band di San Francisco,
All along this great big land
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/5 - 08:49

نظر

Hassan Mousa and Jody McIntyre writing from Nilin, occupied West Bank, Live from Palestine, 18 December 2009.

Situated just west of Ramallah, the Palestinian village of Nilin has lost huge swathes of land to Israel's settlements and its wall in the occupied West Bank. In a year and a half of resisting construction of the wall, five villagers have been murdered by the Israeli military while demonstrating. Hassan Mousa is a coordinator of the Nilin Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and the uncle of Ahmed Mousa, an 11-year-old boy who was the first villager from Nilin to be killed by the Israeli army.

Hassan Mousa being arrested during a demonstration at the wall.
Human Rights Life under Occupation
2010/2/4 - 20:27
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Convien partir

I wish I could find a translation of this song aaa
2010/2/4 - 12:26
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Childhood's End

LA FINE DELL'INFANZIA
(Continues)
Contributed by Sara Maple 2010/2/4 - 11:19
After long preparation work, the page on Mikis Theodorakis' masterpiece, the Ἄξιον Ἐστί based on a poem by the Greek Nobel prize winner Odysseas Elytis has finally come to its definitive stage, including the complete lyrics and an extensive essay by Gian Piero Testa (in Italian), written explicitly for this website.
Riccardo Venturi 2010/2/4 - 00:07
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Τὸ Ἄξιόν Ἐστι


NOTE E BIBLIOGRAFIA
di Gian Piero Testa




[1] Una versione italiana completa dell' 'Αξιον Εστί, quella di Mario Vitti, è agevolmente reperibile tra i Nobel delle edizioni UTET.


[2] Elytis si prestò tre volte ad assumere la direzione dei programmi radiofonici nazionali, ma li lasciò sempre dopo pochi mesi, infastidito dal ruolo di dirigente e dalle conseguenti beghe. Si impegnò invece nella Associazione degli scrittori.


[3] Le sette scuri rappresentavano i sette reparti militari che avevano strappato Candia ai Veneziani.


[4] Αλεπούς, plurale αλεπούδες, è in greco moderno la volpe (per il classsico ἄλωπηξ



[5]V. nota bibliografica. Ampi frammenti del componimento di Gatsos furono musicati da Manos Hatzikakis, ed. Syrios.




[6] Si calcola che i morti per fame e stenti durante l’occupazione siano stati 300.000; piu di 100.000 i giustiziati o periti nelle rappresaglie; circa... (Continues)
CCG/AWS Staff - Ελληνικό Τμήμα 2010/2/3 - 23:14
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G.I. Blues

[2009]
Album "The Drum Machine Years" (live recordings)
Both my arms and legs
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/3 - 15:17
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Bloodsport For All

[1995]
Album "Straw Donkey... The Singles 1988 - 1995"

"A.W.O.L." è l'acronimo che sta per l'espressione militare "Absent WithOut Leave", cioè "diserzione".
Bloodsport for all said Corporal Flash
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/3 - 15:11
Song Itineraries: Deserters
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The Undertaker And The Hippy Protest Singer

[1997]
Album "I Blame the Government"
Peace keeping forces
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/3 - 15:04
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Friendly Fascism

[1991]
Album "Friendly Fa$cism"

Una canzone ispirata al libro dello statunitense Bertram Gross, intitolato "Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America" ed edito nel 1980.
Traggo da quel libro la citazione che segue:

"Don't think that modern fascists are like Hitler or Mussolini. Today's Big Government-Big Business tyrants are just as willing to use violence. But they do it more efficiently than the old-time fascists-- with higher tech and lower costs to them. They have the best looks, politicians, celebrities, and control mechanisms that money can buy. Yes, their own conscience tells them that true democracy would be nice. But suppressing their conscience, they undermine the rights of the working and middle classes. Their operating principle is "Might, Money, Male, Murder-- and also White--Make Right." They wreck the environment. They fool you, rule you, use you, abuse you--and... (Continues)
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the end of the twentieth century and the arrival of friendly fascism. Regrettably, millions will die as before. But just think of the tremendous selection and savings you’ll gain. Of course the loss of freedom and democracy are tragedies, I know, but consider the entertainment value contained within. And to remind you, it is you, the people, who have mandated this course of our fate so please come with me….
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/3 - 13:54
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Free Satpal Ram

[1998]

Satpal Ram è un cittadino britannico di origine bengalese che nel 1987 fu condannato per l'omicidio di tal Clarke Pearce, britannico di origine britannica, avvenuto l'anno precedente a Birmingham, quando una discussione fra due gruppi, asiatici da una parte e bianchi dall'altra, era degenerata in una rissa.
Dettaglio non irrilevante; il ristorante dove avvenne lo scontro si chiamava Sky Blue Indian e furono gli avventori bianchi a provocare Satpal e i suoi amici perchè, a detta loro, la musica proposta, giustamente indiana, faceva schifo (e allora andate a sentire Samantha Fox al pub, stronzi! ndr)

L'arresto ed il processo a Satpal Ram furono da più parti considerati brutali, razzisti ed iniqui. Satpal Ram fu picchiato, affamato, privato del sonno, subì continue perquisizioni corporali e le testimonianze a suo carico furono contraddittorie, condotte in modo non esauriente e gli... (Continues)
And we say back way to all the trouble makers
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/2/3 - 13:20

Evviva Garibaldi!

Certo che poi, in effetti, la libertà si è vista!!!
2010/2/3 - 12:24




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