Dai un’occhiata al Tweet di @Gazzettino: https://twitter.com/Gazzettino/status/430664678566793216
Thought this was worth reblogging, as my busy schedule nowadays doesn’t really allow me to broadcast directly my thoughts. Thanks Italy Calling for the contribution.
The demonstrations that took place all over Italy on 14th November as part of a European Day of Action against austerity are already setting the pace of the new management of public order. In Rome in particular it’s been forbidden for months to get anywhere close to the political headquarters during demonstrations, despite the revocation of the decrees introduced last year by the Mayor to turn the whole of the city centre into a red zone.
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Long before Occupy, before it became evident that something was going wrong, someone was already protesting.
It was probably supposed to be a lesson for all, worldwide. Amnesty International called it “the most serious suspension of democratic rights in a Western country since the Second World War”. You might want to watch this.
After a 9-hour debate, the Italian Supreme Court has issued its final sentence against the 25 defendants – policemen and heads of security forces – responsible for the violence against the activists sleeping in the Diaz school during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001. Result: most of the charges have been declared time-barred, leading to impunity for all the people involved. In the meantime, 10 activists are facing a total of 100 years of jail between themselves for crimes of “devastation and looting”.
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Sardinian pecorino cheese, bread, and Rosso di Montefalco. Watching Italy vs Croatia, Euro 2012…forza Italia!
The reason why Italians always tend to run late is because we try to do things together. Conciliating (?) all sorts of different needs and situations require time.
Lots of time.
And the delay accumulates. Like debt.
National debt, national delay.
I started working on the translation in english of my graduation thesis: The Language Network – 2.0 dynamics and SLA (second language acquisition), and I hope to share it with all of you at the last in a couple of weeks.
It deals with the numerous points in common between the web and the language systems, offering a new perspective on SLA.
Should you already be fluent in Italian or just curious and impatient, here you can find it already in Italian.
As soon as I’m done I’ll publish it here on the blog, maybe on a separate section, don’t have it well figured it out yet.
Oh yeah I like this one! Get yourself some peanut butter and get practicing people! If you don’t know where to find PB because maybe you are currently oversea, go for a nice spoonfull of Italian Nutella (You knew it was Italian, right?)!
How do we pronounce this one, you ask? Has the odd G + L + I + E combination got your tongue in knots?
Simply say, “beehl-yeht-toh.”
No, not “big-lee-etto”. No. No. No! Don’t even think about it! You’ll make my ears bleed with that one…
Practice with me: Beehl-yeht-toh. Beehl-yeht-toh. Beehl-yeht-toh. The trick to the pesky -gl sound, I always tell my Anglophone friends, is to move your tongue as if pushing some imaginary (and very non-Italian) peanut butter off the roof of the mouth. Got it? Good.
So why are we talking about biglietti (plural of biglietto)? What are the confounding things, anyways?
Well, for 4 out of the last 5 years (this one included!), March has been the month that I’ve laid down my credit card, said addio to my precious…
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Cinegatti is the company founded by Mauro and Mirco Gatti that manages the Sant’Angelo, following their father steps and continuing the family business, resisting the cutthroat competition of huge multiplex cinemas that rised in the suburbs. Together with Cinema Zenith.
The Sant’Angelo is also the only place in Perugia (that I am aware of, at least) where you can watch movies in their original language, carrying on the tradition that sees this city as a meeting and exchange point for languages and cultures.
I wonder if when people think about Italy’s winters they still suffer of the stereotype created by anglo-saxons literature of the 800’s.
And then I think of what in Italy we think of the winter; consequences on our social life, the cycle of seasons of our body, the tiredness of the dark months, the imposed fashion styles and those who follow them, seasonal products and dishes, project for the next good season, the grey sea and the abandoned beaches, enel gas’s bill…