Loujain is not really FREE yet

Hi everyone.

I couldn’t help but write this article about a subject that concerns all women in the whole planet and everyone, not just women. Because untill we all won’t be free, no one will really be.

We’ve heard the news of the final release of Loujain al-Hathloul in Saudi Arabia.

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2021%2F02%2F10%2Fmiddleeast%2Fhathloul-saudi-released-intl%2Findex.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2P6rsWv-CtkmhpI0-NLaXKO0-sVHOSH1uV8dPh6ofxlBphJC_F1oj1m3k&h=AT3cVSc8IdcA98VX8x_Yin2TJLJbwbf7dePQtoMCAu0lhge4ibUF1uz35L0U67ksDJ6hks060ZW-kzin8-nrp4Sdfwj5Kh0HpueJGlbQbEoJz0_HA0_Azq4tEvDyfV9b8Um9&tn=H-R&c[0]=AT0tbLX4Hbcq2j-ogcsXFUq2UTSj7gUEPQ6H8q-o2NzmuyRw5ajFmbPL1CXzgjmMkQOB6WmOJNMy8PKSDhvJ35iGR-Hd8wQnoztz1VGYTXlP_W8T5_JA68vVs7dSl08avG49ty8DnR0ZF1iKhG9qWtrjYw

More than one thousand days in prison. And not just jail, but also tortures and sexual abuses. And she is still not free because banned from travelling for 5 years, and of course monitored …

Any civil country shouldn’t have death penalty, shouldn’t have torture, nor rapes nor any sexual assualt or abuse in jail!

2021. Where are human rights? Where is humanity?

Saudi Arabia has killed and cut into pieces a journalist (Jamal Khashoggi) just for his words and his articles! Is this human? Is this being a civil country with respect for human beings?

During her detention, Loujain al-Hathloul has received many awards, including the 2019 PEN America award. Two other women’s rights activists who were arrested alongside Hathloul — Nassima al-Sada and Maya’a al-Zahrani — remain in detention, according to Amnesty International. Sada is also a PEN America award recipient.

(from the Indipendent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/loujain-al-hathloul-saudi-arabia-justice-b1800977.html)

Being a human right activist is not a crime! All the planet, and everywhere, human rights should be defended and protected for everyone! And men and women are equal and should be equal in all human rights! And also should have same freedom of life and same rights in front of the law and justice.

I am so happy that now Biden has come, and he has stop the sale of armies to the Saudi Arabia. Yemen war is a shame for humanity and the whole planet.

But where is humanity if people are not even able to see the value of one single life?

Each life on earth matters, and only God has the right to take it away.

Death penalty is a shame! Wars are a shame! Innocent civilians killed and left to starve and die for illness.

2021. Technology and modern cities are nothing if the hearts are empty and dull, if there is no respect for people’s lives, human rights.

The world must push for true justice for Loujain! Jail for her sexual abusers and who has tortured her. And freedom for the other activists.

Tortures are not human! SHAME!

And free all other activists! All of them!

The world should let Saudi Arabia know that human rights are not optional. But compulsory everywhere for everyone! Every person has a soul and deserves respect! No death penalty! No torture! No sexual abuses nor rapes!

How dare people torture and rape and sexually assualt and abuse another human being?

Any release that does not include an independent investigation of the charges, does not include lifting the travel ban, does not include dropping the charges, is not freedom,” said Walid al-Hathloul. “Therefore we’re far away from justice.”

WE ASK FOR FREEDOM also for Samar Badawi, Nour Abdulaziz and Nassima al-Sadah!!!!!!

NOW!

Please share.

The world should know. The world should stop anyone who goes against human rights! Because human rights are not an option, but are a must, everywhere for everyone!

2021!

Thanks and see you next!

All the best!

Yesterday, 27th of January 2021, was the #WeRemember day

Hi everyone,

I’ve decided to write this quick, but intense post, because we all have on this planet the duty not to forget history. Never ever to forget. To never make it happen again.

And in history, one of the most evil (unfortunately not the only one) page is the Holocaust.

Second World War. 6 million Jews, and not just Jews but also Rom and Sinti and gay people and disabled and even just political opponents, have been deported, tortured, killed … just because of their identity, their faith …

Children used for medical experiments, women raped. Lives killed. Numbers given to the bodies in those tattoos on the writsts, not even the dignity of a graveyard, after having taken the dignity away from them even before. Numbers and lives exterminated for the sake of it. In the name of a crazy theory that saw some people believing they were superior, and so entitled to remove everyone else, who was different, from this planet.

And still the story could be repeated. So we must keep this memory alive. Auschwitz and all those places where humanity got lost.

There are so many witnesses, and pictures, and documents. The first thing also Eisenhower did once arrived to free the camps was to instruct to take as many pictures as possible, to never let future generations ever believe that it didn’t happen. It did. And the memory must be kept alive.

There is also another reason why we should remember.

Never to think also in 2021 that anyone is superior to someone else.

We are all equal on this planet. One and only one human race. Science proved it. DNA studies also by Luca Cavalli Sforza and not just him, proved it. Contintents before were attached. The history of mankind on this planet has been well enough discovered and studied.

So I also pray that with Biden in US, the word “race” could disappear. We are all belonging to just one human race. Races do not exist. Stop talking about races in plural! As it was not existing the “Jews race”. So races are just an invention by someone or a group of people to pretend to be superior. None is. And we are all mixtures on Earth, we all descend from the same bounch of people who were coming from one same part of the planet when still continents where attached to each other in just one block. The colour of the skin should be considered as eyes colour. Religions, differences that are not differences … We are all one human race.

So no hate also between Jews and Muslims, in the name, again of crazy fake theories.

Actually the two religions have lots in common, and I’ve attended religious festivals where there were speaking also together an Imam and a Rabbin, who showed what both faiths believe, and there is so much in common.

Have a look for instance at this beautiful page and organization. The Muslim Jewish Conference.

https://www.facebook.com/MJConference

We must break all walls and barriers. We are all brothers. Stop the hate worldwile.

The right Jewish Israeli people are next to their Palestinian Muslim brothers. So stop attacking each other!

There must be a way to live together, in peace. Not in a Apartheid (Hafrada) that knows nothing of human rights and true equality. And Jerusalem is the capital of all religions: Muslims, Jews, Christians. (#FreePalestine in brotherhood)

Please write it down on your agenda next year, on the 27th of January, not only remember the Holocaust, but also remember what it means even today, and how we can put in practice that lesson: never again.

Humanity. Still lost in so many parts of the planet. Humanity still forgotten in gender discriminations, and discriminations of all kind.

Please do remember, and spread the message: we are all brothers. Just only one human race on this planet.

Behave like brothers. Not enemies. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. Not slaves. Love with a true heart and do not cheat. Not bodies. Values. Ethics. Life.

Take care all of you

All the best

See you soon

Barbara

#weremember

If you haven’t read it, read among many other books and witnesses, the Diary of Anne Frank. And in it you will find also hope in the middle of hell. The hope of the sunshine after the rain, the storm of the loss of humanity. We must have hope, and be the light to scatter away hate from the planet, to never let this happen again. No to fascism. No to innocent deaths.

America GREAT again!

Hi everyone!

This post is just following the previous one, but finally now Biden has been elected 46th president of the United States of America. And Harris vicepresident, first woman!

I can tell you, that even from here, Florence, Italy, it is really great news.

Watching the riots just a few days before, violating the constitution and democracy that has legally voted for a new president. All crazy QAnon theories and supporters, going against also science, common sense, respect and decency, and democracy especially.

I am sure you’ve all watched the ceremony in full and the speeches … but here below if you would like to watch it again, also the evening celebrations with singers from Bruce Springsteen to John Legend.

But definitely I am sure you haven’t missed Lady Gaga and J.lo performances. Stunning.

And the two words in Spanish from Jennifer Lopez, just to stress how much is important that the United States of America are One Nation for all.

Once again: we all belong to just one human race! Stop divisions! Stop the hate!

And Joe Biden reminding that he is the President of everyone in US.

Here Lady Gaga performance:

I am not going to post the speeches of Biden and Harris, I’m sure you’ve listened to them. And Biden has already started on the right way: Paris Climate agreement back in, and also the WHO, the World Health Organisation … and wearing masks compulsory to stop this coronavirus, killing worldwide so many … and finally no more LGBT discriminations …

The way is a long way, to make a country with more true justice, in the truth, against fake news and lies. No more discriminations. No more hate. And I do hope also the word “race” will be erased, because races do not exist. Science proved it. DNA proved it. There is just and only one human race on this planet.

I close this post with the poem from Amanda Gorman that is a commitment for everyone to be. A better Great America again.

Welcome America! A new day has come!

The truth is that Trump has actually lost twice

Hi everyone.

Writing this post because as you know, finally Trump has been impeached, for the second time.

And despite votes have been counted again, he still goes on saying he won the elections. What a lier!!!

The problem is there are still too many people believing his rubbish lies.

There is a democracy in US that has voted. Biden is the true winner. Trump is just a poor loser who cannot admit to have lost.

And he has condemned the riots in Washington just the very last minute, before he was calling them patriots. They are just violent and shameful. And RIP to the 5 dead, one police officer as well. Deaths that could have been avoid. And I pray everyone to avoid more. Stop everyone from doing anything crazy and reckless, because Trump has lost. Just accept it. Stop the lies. Enough!

Whoever thinks to go against true democracy is a danger. Elections have been fair. Even Republicans had admitted it. Trump is just a selfish egocentric lier.

Now America has to become really great again, getting rid of that selfish egocentric lier of Trump.

He is a shame for all honest American people who truly believe in human rights.

I remind you also the executions done by Trump: 11! And also one woman after 70 years!

What a shame. Death penalty is against humanity. Always.

And the proof that is pointless is given by the data: where it is still there, crimes aren’t fewer. And this worldwide. So what is the point? And sometimes people have been wrongly condemned and killed. It has been proved. Jail for life is more than enough.

And we do not have to forget Trump putting kids in cages at the border with Mexico. Separating families … Killing the so called “dreamers” dreams. Have you forgotten about it?

I haven’t.

So happy that it will start soon a new chapter for the US, where also this pandemic will be taken care of differently. Where the health system will be finally improved to be more equal, not just better for the privileged ones. Health is a human right.

Human rights. True eqaulity. True brotherhood. A true stop to racism in all its forms.

WE ARE ALL JUST ONE HUMAN RACE ON THIS PLANET. Whoever goes on talking about races in plural is just a shame for humanity! Enough of lies. Science and DNA have proved it!

So Biden and Harris for a better America.

You all deserve it.

Hoping no more riots will happen these last days, because democracy has legally elected the new president of the United States with no frauds. Stop believing Trump’s lies. Looking forward to a new America with Biden and Harris.

Take care

All the best

See you next post

Barbara

What is Christmas in 2020?

Christmas 2020.

I’m here home, alone. My first Christmas alone. Today I’m back unemployed because yesterday I finished my last day at work. So looking for a new job.

2020. A pandemic that in Italy has taken away 70.000 lives. And worldwide even worse. Lives changed forever, if not taken away. And we all have lost someone we knew.

In the middle of the tears and the sorrow, in the middle of the egoisms of people who still think that coronavirus is just fake news, they think it does not exist … and they go around with the mask down, a danger for themselves and the others …

And then in these last days of mad shopping, as if Christmas could not be without a gift.

And yes. This Christmas I did no gifts. I even had to borrow some money to pay the rental and the expenses, because I’ve seen cut my working hours from 32 per week to 18 since November.

So here we are. 24th of December.

But Christmas is not in the gifts. What is a gift? Christmas is in the soul. A rebirth, a hope, the joy of hope that rises again in the world because it is not the end, it won’t be. We will overcome it. This will pass too.

And Christmas is not in material stuff, it is felt in the heart. It happens in the heart. And should be the closeness to our loved ones. Family, friends, love. Our closeness to our soul and heart, remembering why we are here alive for.

Nothing material can substitute feelings, or create them when there are none. And in this world what matters are soul bounds, not materialistic shares.

The heart speaks, and should feel the energy of a new life flowing. We are again on the ground, broken, but hope and love and faith are there to lift us up again. Life brings us down to teach us, to make us stronger, to make us grow, become wiser.

And we should not be filled with bitterness, with anger, with revenge, regrets, hate, fear … but love.

Because as Martin Luther King said: only love can fight, with no violence, hate away from this planet and make this world a better place to live. We are here to love. Not to get, but to give. Not for ourselves but for the others. To leave a mark of love. That love that is born again, on Christmas days, in our hearts. A light that can guide us no matter what, in the pathway of the struggles of this life. Because only love is the guide and the destination.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

That this Christmas could be a true one from the heart, in the heart, with a new hope, new joy, new light to start again our life anew.

Stay blessed everyone. Be good and do good, and good will come back to you. Forgive and foget. Move on. Let it go. Just love. And love more.

Keep the faith.

Christ is born!

Racism is a crime

Hi everyone,

I am writing this post because I do really feel the urge to speak up for what’s going on in these days in Minneapolis.

We all read the news, and we’ve all seen the awful and shameful video and heard about the following death of George Floyd. RIP. And today the arrest of reporters and journalists!

We are in 2020 and honestly this is not acceptable. And not just in US. Everywhere.

I will never get tired repeating that science had proved it! We all belong to only ONE human RACE. I invite you to read the studies done by Luca Cavalli Sforza. Einstein also confirmed it. And we all should know it, but people, especially in United States still go on speaking about races! We are not dogs or horses! We are human beings, and as persons, science has proved it, studying our DNA and DNA differences that races do not exist! There is only ONE HUMAN RACE.

So I would take this occasion also to invite all you Americans to ask for the abolition of the word “races” and “race” from papers, any paper or documents. Because it is simply nonsense. We are all mixtures on this planet and you cannot divide people because of the color of their skin and shades of color or any other nonsense! Take for instance the example of Indila (Adila Sedraïa) the singer (I have her first album and it is stunning) she was born in Paris and she is of Algerian, Egyptian, Indian and Cambodian descent and she speaks French, English, Arabic and Hindi!

You cannot put people into cages and labels!

Millions of people cannot be idenitified in one specific nationality! Myself also going backward from my father side, I go back to Nice and France! So yes I am Italian but also belong the world. We all belong to this world! And the color of the skin is like the color of the hair or of the eyes. It means nothing, seriously, scientifically speaking.

And going backward and backward … I remind you that continents were attached. We all descend from the same group of people. This is science and hystory even if some people prefer to think otherwise.

So we must all condemn racism and any behaviour that is due to this shameful idea that some people are superior to others or better, or different … Wrong!

We are all equal on this planet and we all deserve same respect, and we do all have same dignity!

So condemning all forms of racisms I invite you to do the same.

Any discrimination is wrong. Remember this.

We all must build a world as Martin Luther King was dreaming, where character is what makes the difference, not the colour of the skin.

We are all equal. And we must apply this statement every day in our daily lives. Condemning all abuses, even just verbal abuses and offenses.

And also we must condemn violence.

Remeber, as Martin Luther King was saying: as darkness cannot fight darkness, and only light can do, we must oppose to racism love and equality and not another racism in the opposite way.

Let’s make this world a better place.

Starting from the “man in the mirror”. Ourselves. Let’s change anger into compassion. Hate into understanding. Violence into education and dialogue.

A big hug to you all.

Take care of yourself and always spread love, forgivness and compassion.

 

love

 

 

 

Easter, death in the Mediterranean sea

What is Easter?

And what is it in 2020?

 

vignetta

(continue to keep the distance)

 

Yesterday morning I could not stop crying, yes. Saturday evening there was a message of help. 4 rubber dinghies in need of help in the Mediterranean sea. Saturday. 250 people.

Easter morning again the news. They found one who sank. People died. Only a few people remaining. They had given on Saturday their exact position. One rubber dinghy was with 72 people, one with 47, one with 55 and one with 85. They contacted the Alarm Phone service and the Sea Watch said it clearly.

Still today no one is rescuing them! The survivals! Many died in the water, the 85 of one of the four. Is this humanity? Just tell me. To know that people need help, but let hours and hours and hours before getting to check on them again, so that many are dead!

And now no one is going to save them! A little ONG boat left Siracusa to get there this morning, but they were redirected elsewhere for another help call toward Spain.

So who is going to save now these people who are in the water? More than 80 hours abandoned in the sea!

2020 humanity is really lost. Where people do have their heart?

Also on the 7th of April it has been signed in Italy a decree that is against the constitution and international laws with the excuse of the lockdown and the Covid19. So closing the harbours just to certain boats, but not to all. Trying to find a legal aliby not to save lives! I am so ashamed of my country, Italy!

There is so a letter written by Medici Senza Frontiere, Mediterranea Saving Humans, Open Arms and Sea-Watch (all ONG), a letter to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the European Counsil to condemn this decree against humanity and human rights.

Alan Kurdi boat rescued 150 people, no one let them down since Monday, left desperately in front of our shore. Only yesterday they gave food to them, still on the boat, sent the Red Cross, and they will be transferred after the quarantine on board, to Germany.

“How many more deaths do you want on your conscience, European rulers? To you, and the Maltese and Italian governments in particular, it would have taken a moment to choose to save these lives and not turn away. Would it have been in your possibilities to save them? YES, in a few hours. Did you know where they were and that they were dying? YES. Would saving them have compromised someone’s health and safety? NO. You chose to let them die.
There are three other naval assets that are at risk of shipwreck. President Conte, Ministers De Micheli, Lamorgese and Speranza, you have to send the Coast Guard to help them, immediately. You know where they are. Do not make the horrendous crime of failing to rescue them weigh on your consciences and our country.?”
This message from Mediterranean Saving Humans about what I mentioned before.
Do you know that now in Lybia they are bombing? Tripoli! Hospital! So where these people escaping from lagers were supposed to go?
No more also running water. The situation in Lybia is escalating. And we all know of tortures and deaths in the centres.
So what?
I am ashamed of my government!
I am ashamed of Europe.
Even Carola Rackete spoke against this lack of humanity in Europe.
Please share this post.
Even with Covid19 we cannot let people die in the sea! Knowing exactly how many and where they were and doing nothing.
An Easter of blood yesterday.
85 people, the ones of the 4th boat. And now the others? Who is going to save them????
For the moment no one.
They are in the water, it is more than 80 hours. How long can they resist on them? Where is humanity!
ONLY ONE HUMAN RACE, WE ARE ALL BROTHERS!

CHILD MARRIAGE IS CHILD RAPE

Hi everyone.

I felt the urge to write this article today because I still read horrendous words about this subject. Child marriage.

We are in 2020, where life average lenght has gone of course higher, up to even more than 100 years in some few cases. So there is no reason today to accept this abominius anywhere on earth.

Children have their rights to have a childhood! And even if with poverty the childhood is already a time of misery and sorrow, this is not an excuse to authorise this shameful thing of child marriage. That should be called with its name: child rape!

I am attaching a video that is very clear about it and regards Iran. But the problem, if you see the video, is also in many other countries, they are quoted.

And it is not a matter of religion or Islam or whatever! It is a matter of HUMAN RIGHTS and CHILDREN RIGHTS.

Marriage should not be imposed or forced, not even by the parents. And children have not the mental age to decide for their  future. They deserve to play games of their age, and not being raped by men 40 and more years oldern than them! Disgusting!

This is a shame! Children rights on this planet are a must!

As it is the right of education and going to school for all! Also for little girls! Because again TRUE EQUALITY is not a matter of religion, but a matter of HUMAN RIGHTS that are the same for everyone on this planet!

We all belong to only ONE HUMAN RACE and we should be all EQUAL in front of the law with no discriminations of any kind! Not even of GENDER!

And children are INNOCENT and they deserve to remain children till 18 years old! Because they deserve their childhood! And to get mature to become responsible for their own life and choices alone! No one should decide their destiny! You do not give birth to a child to have a slave! Or a source of money when you sell them for a marriage! Shame on those parents! I am sorry if they do it because they are poor, but this is not the solution and won’t ever be!

CHILDREN DESERVE THEIR CHILDHOOD AND INNOCENCE PRESERVED!

Please watch the video and share this important massage. AND REMEMBER THAT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION BUT WITH HUMANITY!

And people are not slaves or objects to be sold! A girl is not a jewel you can sell in the market! She is a person! She deserves respect! And she will be in charge of her life when adult but no one should dare decide for her such an important life choice as marriage!

Please share this article to create an awarness about this subjects. For poor families the solution is not making babies to sell when grown up!

HUMANITY and HUMAN RIGHTS for ALL

and CHILD MARRIAGE is nothing but CHILD RAPE! And you all know it. Whoever does not condemn it is a shame for this world. And it is not a matter of religion, but respect for CHILDREN!

Thanks again for reading me.

Please do share.

Take care.

 

TODAY a LIVE VIDEO to REQUEST to OUR GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS for IMMIGRANTS

We made today a live video with different associations to discuss about how to ask our government for documents to all the immigrants that are here, but are without. Around 600.000 people. They deserve dignity.

We all belong to one only single race: only 1 human race for all.

https://www.lasciatecientrare.it/appello-per-la-sanatoria-dei-migranti-irregolari-ai-tempi-del-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2HeJVwXYZmyuDD5t2QCTruu8_G6-ND7iOSqN7r6EZ3XPVLmddF6yrykQY

PLEASE SHARE THIS NOW

 

I attach also my personal petition I wrote a couple of days ago. Please sign that too on Change . org

https://www.change.org/p/partito-democratico-abolire-i-decreti-sicurezza-fare-una-sanatoria-per-gli-irregolari-alloggi-ai-braccianti?recruiter=917380473&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_petition&recruited_by_id=93be33c0-f1c4-11e8-b55c-67bf7a4e1142&utm_content=starter_fb_share_content_it-it%3Av7

 

Martin

 

And if you would like to give some money for the people starving, workers of the fields, immigrants who can just survive because of people’s good heart. Here the link for a funding campaign.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/portiamo-il-cibo-in-tavola-ma-abbiamo-fame?fbclid=IwAR33nCjUEPaopUhQ8fPlhsnYQtfQ8rXD4VIGoopKz5Hm8gBlcW_R9J2fQCM

 

 

 

The new slavery of 2020 in Italy

Dear all,

I do not know from which country you will be reading me,

so first of all, I am very sorry for this Coronavirus or Covid19 going around.

It is killing thousands of people worldwide.

Just here, in Italy we are now at more than 10.000 deaths.

Also the problem are all those countries who will never tell the real number of deaths. And there are many that are not democracies where true information is a dream. Shame on them, because knowledge and the truth are a must to be shared with no censorship nor any hiding reality.

For sure this Covid19 is teaching us who are surviving and maybe (life is not a certainty for anyone) will survive many important lessons.

The first one actually concerns humanity and our concept of humanity.

Because the virus knows no borders nor differences in the color of the skin or the religion or gender … anything. And so rich people cannot avoid getting it, no matter how rich or how they think they can escape isolating themselves.

The virus is spread not just through people, but also surfaces, even from below our shoes, it travels. It can remain on cardboard for 24 hours, on metal and plastic it can survive even 3 days! And on clothes 3 hours roughly.

So no one could really consider himself safe.

Even Boris Johnson got it, he who was the first one mocking the pandemia, saying he didn’t want to do any lockdown … waiting for the herd immunity in UK … (impossible because no vaccination exists yet, so that would have meant a bloodbath). His father interviewed also saying he wanted still to go to the pub if he had to. Such a shame. Especially because we saw it here in Italy and we learnt the lesson.  So sorry for Britain because I’ve lived in London for 4 years between 2008 and 2012, so I left a little bit of my heart even there. And now we see him asking also US for ventilators … And so many cases already … They should have shut down everything earlier. We proved the world how fast it spreads. No. He didn’t listen. Easy to play with people lives.

And similar shame on US. Trump was again uderstimating the issue. And now their solution is even crazier at this point: a law selection of who should be entitled to be saved and who is not. This reminds me of the Nazi and the Fascists who were sending people to die because they were for instance with a physical handicap. Same thing is doing Trump with a law that is already written and signed in many states in US.

So who has a disability or a desease that is already a body complication should not even be treated but just let die. You heard correctly. 2020 humanity completely lost.

And also the criteria seems to be even worse, because they will decide who is worthy saving with criteria that are just not belonging to this planet. Humanity completely lost.

And already 2 days ago when they let a teenager, he was 17, die because the first hospital refused to help him. He maybe could have been saved. He was going to another hospital because this is what they shamefully told him, and had an heart attack on the way. He was perfectly healthy, but the problem with Covid19 is that it affects the lungs, so the impossibility to breath normally ends up with the heart that stops beating, because the heart as the whole body, needs oxygen. Such a shame! This is why ventilators are a must, because if the body is not able to breathe by itself, the machines do this for it.

And in the US they are discussing also the chance not to resuscitate anyone, who like this poor guy goes into heart attack. Killers!

Every person on this planet should be saved! And how many people worldwide had heart attacks? Are they all dead? Not at all. So saving life is compulsory!

Shame on America and shame on the states that are already having this law so they can let people die of Covid19 because not fit enough to deserve to be saved. SHAME!

What I wanted to talk today about is actually something a bit different.

What is happening?

We are all stuck. No jobs, no work, everything closed … So goverment starting to think how to help people and companies. Already dediced to give money to people, like 300 euro per family, and vouchers to buy food … So they are taking care for all cathegories of workers … 600 euro per person are given to some categories of workers who of course now cannot work …

All categories except the last one. Immigrants.

This is why I am talking in the title about slavery and racism.

Who is taking care of fruits and vegetables to make us have them fresh daily to buy in supermarkets?

Immigrants in South of Italy. But as I said Covid19 is not racist, it can hit anyone.

The horrible thing is that these poor persons with no regular documents are sleeping in slums with not even running water. And we speak these days about washing hands frequently. So what if the virus spreads there were they are so many living in slavery conditions?

What happened today in Portugal is impressive: they have decided to make all people who are irregular immigrants regular, giving them documents and finally a dignity and a possibility to be treated like all other citizens.

So why cannot we do the same?

Even the famous Roberto Saviano wrote an article about it. Portugal did the right thing.

We had Salvini at the government before and he did 2 terrible laws called decreti sicurezza, those actually threw hundreds of immigrants in the streets because they removed their humanitarian protection. Such a shame!

So now, that finally we have my political party PD (Partito Democratico) at the government together with the 5 Stelle party … those laws are still there, and people are still in the streets! Now helped by volunteering associations and in the various cities there are beds and food given but still, no dignity, no documents, no rights, not for the present nor for the future because without the documents no one is entitled to work legally!

So I am asking: are these still human beings? People?

And also the persons who work in the food industries, who pick up our tomatoes … why shouldn’t they have a dignity and proper documents, and proper places where to sleep with running water?

Still just some empty words, but nothing done.

I am saying it on Facebook in Italian, I am saying it here in English, slavery in 2020 exists, and people are not considered all the same, with same dignity.

I am very upset. We should do immediate laws to protect these persons. We all belong to only one human race on this planet. So why not caring also for the pooerst, and the forgotten? The ones who with no real documents every day kill themselves in the fields to provide our fruits and vegetables. And also the other homeless in the various cities … why not giving them documents and a dignity and a possibility when all this will end to try to have a normal life? Without documents nothing is possible. So why not doing like Portugal did?

I am so ashamed of how humanity is getting lost in these days, and how racism is coming out, more and more, in this crazy fight for survival, where actually there should be no fights, because here as a democracy we let everyone to be saved, no matter who they are, if they have documents or job or not, no matter anything. In hospitals here everyone is saved. But still there are people who are not regular with no documents and less dignity.

What politcs should do is giving people dignity and documents, to be treated as people and not slaves, with same rights as workers, and same rights of having a house where to sleep and not get the Covid19 because of a life and working conditions that are just not human.

We must end this slavery. NOW.

I ask you to share this article. We have to make our Italian government do something now. Their lives are at risk because of the Covid19 and the conditions they are working and living. And everyone who is without documents should get them.

please

Thanks to you all

All the best

Keep isolated. Keep distance. Take care of yourself and the others. We cannot save ourselves alone, we must do it all together.

TC

Barbara

 

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