Italian racist politician also sexist


This video says about itself:

19 December 2015

In her keynote address at WINConference in Rome, Italy, Speaker of the House, Laura Boldrini shares her illustrious career with the UNHCR fighting for refugees right up to being elected to the 2013 House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament and how these life experiences inform her public and private life.

From Reuters news agency:

Italian Party Leader Catches Heat For Likening Female Lawmaker To Sex Doll

“With this rally he has passed every limit of decency.”

07/26/2016 04:18 am 04:18:00

ROME ― The outspoken leader of Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll.

While Matteo Salvini addressed the crowd at a rally near the northern city of Cremona on Saturday, a blow-up doll was held up by supporters behind him.

“Boldrini’s clone is here on the stage,” Salvini said, referring to lower house speaker Laura Boldrini. He gave no explanation why he made the comparison. …

The Northern League leader often targets Boldrini, who comes from a small left-wing party, because of her appeals for humane treatment for immigrants. Before being elected to parliament, she was Italy’s spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). …

Maria Elena Boschi, minister for constitutional reforms, accused Salvini of “squalid sexism” which she said offended not only Boldrini but all Italian men and women.

More sexism in Italy. From ANSA news agency:

Naples, July 25 – Carabinieri police on Monday arrested 11 underage boys for the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in a small town near Naples. The victim reported the incident some weeks ago, saying she was blackmailed into submitting to the gang rape with a video of her having sex with her boyfriend, who is reportedly related to a local Camorra mafia boss.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

According to Italian media the Camorra has tried to cover the incident up. A news site which recently reported on the incident pulled the piece offline after the journalist was threatened.

14-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN INDIA IN DOUBLE RAPE ATTACK She’s the second woman of a lower caste to be brutally attacked by her former rapist this month. [CNN]

Berlusconi promotes Adolf Hitler in Italy


This video is called Nazi Concentration Camps – Film shown at Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Italian newspaper distributes Mein Kampf as its weekend supplement

Today, 11:47

An Italian newspaper has fallen into disrepute because it published Hitler‘s Mein Kampf as its supplement in the Saturday edition. The Jewish community in Italy and historians call the action of the newspaper “indecent” and “dangerous”.

The newspaper Il Giornale published the complete and original Italian edition of Mein Kampf from 1937

so, from a time when Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy, was Hitler’s ally

today as part of a series of eight books about the Nazis. The controversial book by Hitler is first in the series.

Abyss of hatred

A spokesman for the Jewish community in Italy responded yesterday to the announcement of the publication. “It should be clearly stated: the action of Il Giornale is indecent,” said Renzo Gettegna. He calls the free distribution by the newspaper “a filthy act light years away from any single logic when it comes to studying the Holocaust.” According to him, it does not do justice to “the factors which made humanity sank into an abyss of infinite hate, death and violence.” …

Il Giornale is a conservative newspaper which has always supported former Prime Minister Berlusconi

being (partly) owned by Berlusconi

says correspondent Rop Zoutberg. “What critics find objectionable is that Il Giornale is trying to get its sales up by the publication of Mein Kampf.”

Earlier this week there was also in Germany a fuss over plans for a new publication of Mein Kampf by a right-wing conservative publishing house. The book is in stores in Germany since the beginning of this yea, but only in a version in which lies and inaccuracies are shown in Hitler’s argumentation. In the Netherlands the trade in a reprint of the book is banned.

See also here.

From the New York Times in the USA, 1 June 2016:

A German publisher of right-wing books has begun selling a reprint of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” originally issued in 1943 by the Nazi party’s central publishing house, a move that risks violating Germany’s law against the distribution of Nazi propaganda.

Now, state prosecutors in the German city of Leipzig, where the publisher, Der Schelm, is based, are investigating whether they can press charges. …

The house [Der Schelm] … also offers a reprinted edition of the German translation of Henry Ford’s “International Jew” …

The move comes as a new far-right political party, Alternative for Germany, has risen in popularity, in part, by appealing to fears linked to the arrival last year of a million migrants and by questioning many of the liberal policies and premises that have dominated public discourse in postwar Germany.

Giro d’Italia cycling, from Costa Rican to Dutch victory


This 20 May 2016 video in Spanish shows Costa Rican cyclist Andrey Amador winning the leader’s pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia cycling race.

Andrey Amador was the first Costa Rican ever, and the first Central American cyclist ever, to wear the pink jersey.

However, that was yesterday.

Today was a very difficult mountain stage.

When Amador had difficulty following other favourites on a steep slope, a woman waving a Costa Rican flag started running besides him, encouraging him.

By going downhill fast after the mountain top, Amador managed to catch up with other favourites again.

However, then came another mountain, and still another one …

Amador lost his pink jersey to Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk.

This April 2016 video is called Kruijswijk aiming high at the Giro d’Italia.

This is a Dutch interview with Kruijswijk after winning the pink jersey today.

Tomorrow, there will be time trial stage up a mountain. Kruijswijk now has 41 seconds advantage on number two, Italian favourite Nibali.

Who will win?