Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Rome Flooding

Filed under: Environment | Europe — by Will Kirkland 12/13/2008 @ 4:58:24 PM
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Venice often floods this time of year. Not so Rome. Torrential rains have lifted the Tiber to the tops of the arches of bridges slamming barges into 2,000 year … [Keep reading >>]

Venice Flooding, Again

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment | Europe — by Will Kirkland 12/3/2008 @ 8:59:36 AM
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More photos from NYTimes

“Driven by strong winds, the sea level rose to 1.56m above normal on Monday, submerging nearly all of the city, including St Mark’s Square, officials said.

It was … [Keep reading >>]

CIA Trial in Italy

Filed under: Europe | Torture — by Will Kirkland 05/15/2008 @ 6:52:35 AM
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“A long-delayed trial of C.I.A. operatives and former top Italian intelligence officials moved forward here on Wednesday, as a judge ruled that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could be called to … [Keep reading >>]

50 Coal Fired Plants in 5 years

Filed under: Climate Change | Energy | Europe — by Will Kirkland 04/23/2008 @ 10:31:39 AM
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Over the next five years, Italy will increase its reliance on coal to 33 percent from 14 percent. Power generated by Enel, [Italy’s major electricity producer,] from coal will rise … [Keep reading >>]

Right Wins in Italy

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 04/14/2008 @ 3:12:29 PM
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“Silvio Berlusconi was poised last night to storm back into power at the head of the most rightwing government in Italy since he first came to office 14 years ago.

Projections … [Keep reading >>]


Filed under: Art & Culture | Europe | Humor | Opposition — by Will Kirkland 02/18/2008 @ 3:31:04 PM

Beppe Grillo seems like a character many of us would like, even if we can’t quite get his name right. A clown, a provacateur, perhaps the honest man Diogenes … [Keep reading >>]

Italian Government Falls

Filed under: Asia | Europe — by Will Kirkland 02/21/2007 @ 10:13:54 PM
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Let’s see if I have this straight:

9 months ago Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s richest man and head of Italy’s center-right coalition of parties, was sent packing by new elections in which … [Keep reading >>]

Italy: Rendition Requests

Filed under: Europe | Torture — by Will Kirkland 07/5/2006 @ 9:07:18 AM

Well Italy beat Germany in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. More vital news is coming out of the courts, however.

Italian spy director arrested over CIA kidnap

An Italian … [Keep reading >>]

Fascist Law Defeats One

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 04/14/2006 @ 10:10:21 PM

This is quite a remarkable tale. A law designed in Italy under Berlusconi’s reign, with roots deep in the fascist mythologies of race, has come back to bite Mr. … [Keep reading >>]

Berlusconi: Same Old Nastiness

Filed under: Europe | Politics — by Will Kirkland 04/13/2006 @ 3:34:02 PM
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Next time someone thinks out loud about the sweet natured Italians remind them of Burlesque-oni.

“You Thought You Had Got Rid of Me?”

Berlusconi’s Sticking Power: “You Thought You Had Got Rid … [Keep reading >>]

Italy: Why Governments Matter

Filed under: Europe | Law | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 04/12/2006 @ 8:57:59 AM

After extensive investigation, testimony and fact finding by Italian prosecutors regarding a foreign kidnapping ring on Italian soil the Justice Minister of the Berlusconi government has decided not to forward … [Keep reading >>]

Terrorism In Italy

Filed under: Europe | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 04/6/2006 @ 7:34:49 AM

Stratfor, a business oriented intelligence group sent this out yesterday. I have posted articles previously about alerts in Italy for election disrupting terrorist attacks. If Stratfor is right the immediate … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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