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Italy’s Constitutional Referendum Rejected

Nearly 60% of Italian voters rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s attempted constitutional power grab by referendum endorsement. Following defeat, he announced his resignation on national television, “accept(ing) full responsibility,” adding he’ll officially resign on Monday. The referendum, supported by Renzi and his Democrat Party, was first introduced in April 2014. It was approved by Italy’s Senate and lower house Chamber of Deputies in October 2015 – followed by subsequent ...Read full article...

Europe’s Five “Undeclared” Nuclear Weapons States

Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy Nuclear Powers? The media, politicians and scientists have remained silent. The focus was persistently on Iran’s non-existant nuclear weapons.  Amply documented, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Turkey are in possession of nuclear weapons which are deployed under national command against Russia, Iran and the Middle. In recent developments, following the failed July 2016 military coup, the media has reported on Turkey’s nuclear weapons stored and deployed ...Read full article...

The Collapse of Western Democracy

Corporations want more profit and regard regulations and laws that benefit people as barriers to higher profitability. Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now even the semblance of democracy has ...Read full article...

European Independence from EU now sounds like Frexit and Nexit

The main European far-right leaders of France, Italy and the Netherlands have celebrated with euphoria the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and have called for the same solution for their countries. Geert Wilders, from the Freedom Party, has called for a referendum for the Netherlands to decide if it continues in the European Union, Marine Le Pen, from the French National Front, has claimed the same for ...Read full article...

Italy adopts Carbon Taxes, imposes ban on Wooden Ovens

A new pay-to-pollute measure is being seamlessly imposed on drivers in Rome and Milan. The mandate is part of the carbon tax initiatives which are at the heart of the new pseudo-environmentalist policies. If there is one aspect that all out of control governments have in common is their incapacity to prepare and to prevent. Instead, they wait for disaster to hit and then react to a crisis. In ...Read full article...

Thermal cameras capture UFO entering Mount Etna Crater

Thermal Cameras from the Italian National Geology and Volcanology Institute caught what appears to be a green saucer-shaped object descending into the crater of Mount Etna in Italy. The video was taken on October 30, 2015. It shows a ‘cool’ object moving from top to bottom in the image that appears to be a flying saucer moving towards the interior of the volcano. The Italian Institute has not released the ...Read full article...

Almost 240,000 immigrants crossed Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015

The number of immigrants who crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe so far this year is now at 237,000. The number has already exceeded the total of those who managed to cross last year, said today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The average daily number of rescues in Mediterranean waters has hit a thousand. Most of these rescues concentrate mainly on the coasts of islands of Italy and ...Read full article...

Spain, Italy and other European nations to be raided to save Euro

It is in their blood. Bankers are born believing they can risk people’s assets and then come back to ask for financial rescues to pay for the losses that weren’t even theirs. What are the real chances that the European Union applies the same medicine to other members nations in an effort to ‘save’ the Euro? According to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch chairman of the eurozone, more looting is ...Read full article...

The Immorality Crisis not lack of Transparency caused the Financial Collapse

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | DECEMBER 5, 2012 The European Union countries most affected by the global economic and financial collapse are also some of the most corrupt. But the highest levels of immorality and corruption are not seen at the national level, but on the international stage. A recent publication by Transparency International which assesses the perception of corruption through a well established index, calls the results “disappointing” ...Read full article...

Italy ready to beg for a Bailout

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JULY 17, 2012 The time for handouts doesn’t seem to end in Europe. After ‘solving’ the Spanish problems, the European bankers are now looking forward to ‘rescuing’ Italy from financial disaster. Italy will be the sixth nation to request and receive a financial bailout of its banking system before the country is officially absorbed by the international banking institutions that have, ...Read full article...

Bank-owned Moody’s downgrades Italy, Portugal sees UK and France Negative

Moody’s.com February 2012 As anticipated in November 2011, Moody’s Investors Service has today adjusted the sovereign debt ratings of selected EU countries in order to reflect their susceptibility to the growing financial and macroeconomic risks emanating from the euro area crisis and how these risks exacerbate the affected countries’ own specific challenges. Moody’s actions can be summarised as follows: – Austria: outlook on Aaa rating changed to negative – ...Read full article...

Merkel and Sarkozy in Talks to End Eurozone

Fears that Italy’s fall may drag the whole region down, prompted the ‘strongest’ economies to think about doing away with the current shape of the Eurozone. Guardian.co.uk November 10, 2011 Fears that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis was spiralling out of control have intensified as political chaos in Athens and Rome, and looming recession, created panic on world markets. Reports emerging from Brussels said that Germany and France had begun preliminary ...Read full article...

Panic Alarms hit Italian Economy

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has called an emergency meeting of top officials dealing with the euro zone debt crisis. Reuters July 10, 2011 European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will attend the meeting along with Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the region’s finance ministers, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Olli Rehn, the economic and monetary affairs commissioner, three official sources told Reuters. Van Rompuy’s spokesman Dirk ...Read full article...

Bankers, Government Austerity: Seizure of public Property for Corporations

by Wayne Madsen Wayne Madsen Report June 15, 2011 What lies in store for Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Italy, and, in short order, the United States, is the wholesale sell-off of public property to private corporations at bargain basement prices. What the despots who gather in their secretive lairs at Davos, Cernobbio, Bilderberg, and G8/G20 are bringing about is a world where no property is owned by the state, ...Read full article...

Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research April 26, 2011 Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallels the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the cover of “humanitarian intervention.” In fact what the Pentagon and NATO have ...Read full article...
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