This video from Italy says about itself:
This revised edition video shows the opening moments of the Diaz raid at the end of the Genoa G8 in July of 2001. Over 300 police took part in the raid, expecting to find violent protesters.
What they found were 3 journalists and 90 environmentalists, social workers and pacifists. In what can only be described as a bloody massacre, 62 people were hospitalised. Some with life threatening injuries. …
Gianfranco Fini, the most dangerous and powerful fascist in Europe was the security minister at the Genoa G8. His party, Allianze Nationale have spent much money and thrown many challenges in front of the Diaz plaintiffs.
It is hoped by the plaintiffs that Fini be put on trial for human rights abuses.
From British daily The Guardian:
Italian right calls for repatriation of Roma
· All camps should be torn down, says leader
· Three Romanians knifed at encampment in suburb
John Hooper in Rome
Monday November 5, 2007
Rightwing leaders in Italy yesterday unleashed a flood of vitriolic anti-immigrant rhetoric and called for mass repatriation and the closing of the country’s frontiers, amid a growing backlash against foreign workers in the country.
Gianfranco Fini, the head of Italy’s “post-fascists”, led the way with an outburst against Gypsies [Roma]. Speaking three days after the arrest of a Romanian of Roma origin for the savage robbery and murder of an Italian woman, Mr Fini said Gypsies considered “theft to be virtually legitimate and not immoral” and felt the same way about “not working because it has to be the women who do so, often by prostituting themselves”.
In an interview with the daily Corriere della Sera, he claimed Roma “had no scruples about kidnapping children or having children [of their own] for the purposes of begging”. Mr Fini, the leader of the ultra-conservative National Alliance and until last year his country’s deputy prime minister, added: “To talk of integration with people with a “culture” of that sort is pointless.”
Though he did not say so in that interview, Mr Fini probably considers the lies about not only Roma; but also about Jews, supposedly stealing children “to use their blood for Jewish rituals” to be true.
After all, Mr Fini is on record as saying that Mussolini, under whom both Roma and Jews died in concentration camps, was ‘the greatest statesman of the twentieth century‘.
France: Immigration history museum opens without official inauguration. A sign of mounting opposition to Sarkozy’s policies: here.
British New Labour and racism: here.
Everyone Group in Italy asks for an end of the racist campaign against the Roma people: here.
Adopt Nazi methods, says Italian councillor: here.
Anti-Roma segregation is rife in schools in eastern Slovakia, says a report by Amnesty: here.
Immigration in Britain: here.