Τετάρτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2016

Carlo Vive!

Carlo Giuliani. Forever Young!
Roma, 14.3.1978 - Genova, 20.7.2001

"Last 20th of July 2001
our mate, Carlo Giuliani, was brutally murdered
by the fascist Italian police
just because he demanded a more equitable distribution of the world economy
just because he acquired a conscience
just because he gave voice to the voiceless
just because he thought, just because he thought..."

Carlo Giuliani in the streets of Genova, 20.7.2001 
On August 25, 2009 the European Court of Human Rights notified
in writing its judgement in the case of Giuliani and Gaggio v. Italy.
It judged no excessive use of force was used and it was not established that Italian authorities
had failed to comply with their positive obligations to protect Carlo Giuliani’s life.

In 2005 the English band Chumbawamba dedicated the following 
cover of the famous Italian partisan song "Bella Ciao" to the memory of Carlos. 

The world is waking outside my window
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Drags my senses into the sunlight
For there are things that I must do

Wish me luck now, I have to leave you
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
With my friends now, up to the city
We’re going to shake the Gates of Hell

And I will tell them – we will tell them
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
That our sunlight is not for franchise
And wish the bastards drop down dead

Next time you see me I may be smiling
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
I’ll be in prison or on the TV
I’ll say, «the sunlight dragged me here!» 


Drawing of Latuff referring to Carlos Giuliani assassination.