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CORPORATISM. Berlusconi's far-right "democracy" in Italy. A mega-media Mussolini
by Corporate concience?
Sunday Jul 22nd, 2001 4:12 PM
"Berlusconi owns Italy's three biggest television channels. The three Italian state-owned television channels are indirectly controlled by the government. Should he win the election then six of the seven Italian TV channels with an audience of over 90 percent of the total would then be directly or indirectly in his hands. In addition, the publishing houses Elemond, Einaudi, Sperling & Kupfer and Mondadori are all part of the Berlusconi media giant Fininvest. Via Mondadari Berlusconi controls the Italian news magazine with the biggest circulation, Panorama."
--From the article.

\"Fascism should more appropriately be called CORPORATISM because it is a merger of state and corporate power.\" -Mussolini

\"The only difference between Bush and Gore is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock at the door.\"
-Ralph Nader (Green Party presidential candidate. Election year 2000 quote)

Latest reports of July 22, 2001 Italy Indymedia and Genoa Social Forum raid, brutality, injuries, torture, arrests. LINKS.
http://sf.indymedia.org/display.php?id=102089

This is a very good article below, though I disagree with the last paragraph. The Greens are the key players in any progressive alliance based on economic and environmental justice. The Greens keep politics at the grassroots level and prevent the traditional left from becoming as authoritarian as the far-right types such as Berlusconi.

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Italy\'s Berlusconi and his \"House of Freedoms\"
by Pseudo-democracy.
Sunday Jul 22nd, 2001 5:06 PM
Remember how it ended last time? Mussolini (centre), mistress and accomplice, shot and hung in Milan. Photo.
http://vancouver.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=2593


"It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that it ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
...Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
--Leonard Cohen. From the song called "The Future."
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