Sunday, September 30, 2007

HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST asks you to take action in support of Burman human rights' and religious activists

It's necessary to do in these bloody days in Burma:

Dear friends, sign the petition against Iranian "president".

Tell Ahmadinejad We Don't Believe His Lies

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has exceeded all the bounds of international relations in his persistent calls for the destruction of the State of Israel, his denial of the Holocaust, and his supposedly innocent desire to develop nuclear power.

Ahmadinejad suppresses academic freedom, denies Iranian students’ freedom of speech, and has aggressively prosecuted student leaders. Iran is suffering from what the World Bank has called the largest brain-drain in history. More than 150,000 academics and other highly educated people are leaving Iran each year.

Please add your name to this petition. And Tell A Friend – share this with your friends and family!


To: Congressional Leadership and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions to end its nuclear program. Iran is also a state sponsor of terrorism, stirring unrest in the Middle East and providing weapons for Hezbollah to use against Israel. Its president has denied the Holocaust and called for the destruction of Israel.

We urge Congress and the Administration to continue their support of diplomatic and economic sanctions against Iran. Additionally, we urge you to build consensus in Europe and the UN to support these sanctions and maintain pressure on Iran until their leaders pursue a more peaceful agenda.

these sanctions and maintain pressure on Iran until their leaders pursue a more peaceful agenda.

Signatures' form here:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

S.O.S. Moratorium!


The 62nd UN General Assembly opens September 24th. According to a Government communication dated September 11, from the co-meeting of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament and the Senate, the pro-Moratorium Resolution will be presented to the UN at the ministerial meeting the day after, September 25th.

The Radicals, however, have not forgotten that in 14 years the approval of the Resolution has been compromised three times by the mistakes and delays, if not the outright ostracising behaviour, of European Governments and, above all, by the Council bureaucracy in Brussels. For more than a decade this bureaucracy has impeded the UN General Assembly voting to approve the Universal Moratorium on capital punishment, where member nations still using the death penalty have been reduced to a fifth.

To achieve the presentation of the Resolution for the Moratorium (again for emphasis: moratorium on the death penalty, not abolition) at the opening of the General Assembly on September 24th, right now Рand more than ever before Рit is necessary to strengthen our non violent movement. This initiative comprises the hunger strike on September 2nd of Marco Pannella, Lucio Bert̬, Guido Biancardi, Sergio D'Elia, Marco Perduca, Michele Rana, Alessandro Rosasco, Antonio Stango, Claudia Sterzi, Valter Vecellio e Dominique Velati (which many other people have joined), and also the extraordinary number of people who have become members to show their support. Becoming a member is a vital part of the non violent action for supporting the Radical Party and Hands Off Cain.

HOW YOU CAN PARTIPATE IN THE INITIATIVE (click on the link of your chosen option)

- MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAMPAIGN (an amount for every day of your non violent initiative or for the total duration of the non violent initiative; or a single contribution) -



*) THE ITALIAN RADICAL PARTY (200 EURO) - if you're an Italian resident -


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Voice of America reporter: "Russian Opposition Says Government Blocks Its Campaign Activities".

By Peter Fedynsky
10 September 2007

The Russian opposition says federal authorities appear to be behind attempts to discourage fair participation in their country's upcoming parliamentary and presidential-election campaigns. VOA Moscow Correspondent Peter Fedynsky has this report.
Opposition news conference, 10 Sep 2007
Speaking at a Moscow news conference, members of the Russian opposition, united in a coalition known as The Other Russia, say their campaign activities throughout the country face continued harassment from local and federal authorities.

United Civil Front Executive Director Denis Bilunov said in recent days authorities have prevented opposition meetings in the cities of Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk, and Rostov on Don. Bilunov describes a failed attempt to rent a movie theater for a political meeting in Moscow.

Bilunov says, "Everything was in order until the very last minute," he said. "On Friday at 12:00 noon, we received a call. Naturally, we had a contract and made a down payment. The proprietor's representative told us the event was not coordinated with city officials and could, therefore, not take place."

Bilunov says theater owners later cited technical problems as the reason for breaking the contract. Organizers then signed a contract with a local hotel, but its owners also reneged.

Bilunov notes that Russian law does not require official permission for meetings in closed venues.

In the past, authorities have used force to break up opposition rallies.

Former chess grand champion turned opposition leader Garry Kasparov says bureaucracy is also used to frustrate opposition activities. He describes the bureaucratic means used to prevent review of a judge's actions in a lawsuit following arrests at an opposition rally in March.

Kasparov says an upper court rejected the complaint, because it determined the lower court's documents were not properly filled out. The violations, says Kasparov, included a rubber stamp supposedly in the wrong place and sheets of paper improperly bound.

Kasparov also says law enforcement officials at opposition rallies are exceeding their authority with greater frequency and are making fewer attempts to conceal their excess.

The opposition leader says, "I think the arrogance found in the lower ranks of the Federal Security Service emanates from the top. The FSB thinks it rules the country and protects - first of all - the regime, rather than Russian citizens."

Russian President Putin has set December 2 as the date for Russian parliamentary elections. The Russian leader is prohibited by the constitution from running for a third term in office. An election to choose Mr. Putin's successor is set for March, 2008.


The Brussel's Journal: CAPITOL OF THE EUSSR. It looks like Putin's Russia...

I just returned home from the anti-Islamization demonstration in Brussels. The Belgian police beat up the peaceful demonstrators in what even the Belgian public television call "an extremely violent fashion." Here are some video images. The grey-haired man whom we see being attacked by the police first is Luk Van Nieuwenhuysen, the Vice-President of the Flemish Parliament. Shortly afterwards we see the police maltreating Frank Vanhecke, a member of the European Parliament and the party leader of the Vlaams Belang.................

Read more:

Special thanks for the link to my American friend, lj-user Lbertarian (

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Please, JOIN US!


From September 2nd 2007, Marco Pannella and other Radical exponents resumes their HUNGER STRIKE.


Following the hunger and thirst strike for “Hands Off Saddam” and the indefinite hunger strike (which started on April 16th and was suspended on June 18th), from midnight on September 2nd, Marco Pannella and other directors and militant radicals have started a new hunger strike. The hunger strike is “to defend the right/duty of the 62nd UN General Assembly (beginning September 24th) to present and debate the proposal for the Universal Moratorium on Capital Punishment.” Those participating in the hunger strike are: Marco Pannella, Lucio Bertè, Guido Biancardi, Sergio D'Elia, Marco Perduca, Michele Rana, Alessandro Rosasco, Antonio Stango, Claudia Sterzi, Valter Vecellio, Dominique Velati.

MARCO PANNELLA'S ANNOUNCEMENT (made following a meeting at the Radical Party headquarters on August 31, 2007)

From the day after tomorrow, September 2nd, the Radical Movement, the Non-Violent Radical Transnational Party, and Hands Off Cain will resume their non-violent initiative. This is to defend the right/duty of the 62nd UN General Assembly (beginning September 24th) to present and debate the proposal for the Universal Moratorium, a right that has been consistently denied for the last ten years.

We must be clear!

The big international mobilisation to make the 61st General Assembly overcome a ten year ostracism and finally vote on the Universal Moratorium did not reach its objective. Once again. Presenting the proposal for the Universal Moratorium was delayed for the umpteenth time until the next AGM. The proposed moratorium has been repeatedly supported by the European Parliament, the Parliament and Government of Italy, and 90 other UN member states.

All the events- the many UN member states changing their anti-abolitionist stance (fifty countries out of approximately 192), the emotion resulting from the trial and execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein, the apparent change of opinion of the bureaucratic apparatus of the Council of Europe's (primarily responsible, from 1994 to today, for the effective obstruction of the Universal Moratorium at the UN General Assembly)- were for nothing.

The news that we have confirms that serious errors and delays are being repeated in the choice of method and apparatus, and in the implementation of the official objective to propose the vote on the Moratorium at the beginning of the 62nd General Assembly. The Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi himself, in presenting the award for "Abolitionist of the Year" to Rwandan President Kagame yesterday, clearly expressed his concern regarding the difficulties ahead, despite the obvious reduction- both in number and in standing- of the countries still employing capital punishment.

The resumption of the hunger strike will bring about an immediate institutional and political reaction by Parliaments and Governments, both European and Transnational. The Radical parliamentarians of the RNP are prepared for this response.