JULY 4th: VICENZA INDEPENDENCE DAY
Appeal: on the eve of G8 everybody come to Vicenza On the eve of G8 and the arrival of Obama in Italy the “No Dal Molin” invite everyone to Vicenza to free Dal Molin from the new war base.
Appeal: on the eve of G8 everybody come to Vicenza
On the eve of G8 and the arrival of Obama in Italy the “No Dal Molin” invite everyone to Vicenza to free Dal Molin from the new war base.
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, [...] a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the cause which impel them to the separation.”
[Incipit to the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America]
We want to be independant in building the future of our territory; we want the latter to be sensitive to the opinions of the great part of mankind who refuses and, too often suffers war as instrument of control and oppression.
We want to build the Other-commune as practice of the citizens’ self-administration and autonomy, founding it on the disobedience to impositions and on the shared activities; we want to regain our land as place of common well-living and not as object of trade between governments.
From July 8-10 in L’Aquila, the G8 summit will be held; in a place intentionally chosen because inaccessible to every voice of dissent, heads of state and government will meet to decide the destiny of our future, without us. Among them, will be U.S. President Obama: how can his promises to end U.S. military arrogance be justified when in Vicenza the war sets base at Dal Molin.
Vicenza case represents, from this point of view, one of the many contradictions in the U.S. foreign policy that promises legality, respect and transparence, but practices illegality, abuse of power and imposition.
As announced by important representatives of the U.S. administration Dal Molin will be subject of discussion at the G8 summit, not to give back the democracy to whom it was denied, but rather as object of secret agreements and barter between governments for the re-settling of the U.S. military presence in Italy, starting from Africom.
Vicenza, Unesco heritage, is subjected to military servitudes; the city which expressed its clear opposition and received solidarity from every angle of Italy, has seen the gag tightened over its mouth: evident illegal plannings have accompanied the attempt to “uproot the local dissent” firstly obstructing the city from expression, and then persecuting hundreds of citizens with fines and criminal proceedings.
Vicenza is also one of many construction sites of that world not accepting the diktat of whom, meeting for a few days in the imperial palaces, would write our theoretical story.
The Vicenza movement isn’t a romantic and sad novel; the women and men of this city want to re-write the true story, tearing out the pages on which politicians and militaries have already designed its future of servitude and silent acceptance.
July 4th, day of celebration in U.S.A. for independence from the British empire, we want to declare our independence from the U.S. military, freeing the land from the presence of a new war base.
In the past 3 years of mobilization we have learned that in only one day we cannot change the destiny of our city; but we know that the road ahead will lead us to new challenges: for this, at the vigil of the G8 summit and the arrival of Obama in Italy, we are asking the women and men opposed to militarization and war to return to the streets of Vicenza and to initiate the construction, together from the grassroots, the independence of the Other-commune, or in other words a territory free and unwelcome to military presence because experienced and realized by a rainbow of diversities that, building a peaceful world, are freeing the land from military servitudes and from environmental devastation.
July 4th 2009 in Vicenza, we are returning Dal Molin to its citizens
independence, dignity, participation: the land is rebelling against war bases.
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