Easter, death in the Mediterranean sea

What is Easter?

And what is it in 2020?

 

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(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!

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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Coronavirus – Italy

I have made this post few weeks ago.

Now situation has drammatically change. WE ALL MUST ACT NOW TO STOP IT.

Read this article in full to understand why.

So do not go out from home if not necessary, and prevent it from spreading. It spreads also through surfaces and simple contact of surfaces and then touching of mouth, eyes and nose.

Please wash your hands frequently and disinfect also your mobile too.

20 seconds for handwash.

Keep 1 metre distance with each other. Avoid crowds. No gathering of people. No parties, nor clubs. STAY HOME!

It is a sacrifice but the consequences are what we are having now in Italy: more than 6000 deaths, when at the beginning were just few, we thought trackable cases.

PLEASE LISTEN!

And even who is in good health must STAY HOME because we are all ourselves also responsible for the spread of the virus, even if we do not have it.

Here a complete article, well done. Below after this link is my old post I have ketp. But be updated. WE ALL MUST STOP ANY ACTIVITY AND ALL STAY HOME. Going out only for what strictly necessary. THANKS

 

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Dear all,

I guess this article is a necessity.

Worldwide everyone is talking about Coronavirus N-19 (Covid-19). It seems to be the only issue that matters these days on the planet.

I am here, in Florence, Italy, where one case has been confirmed, another 2 under check.

And you know in Italy now there is a general panic everywhere, despite the fact that the two focus points are only two cities in Lombardia Region, in the North.

The worst scenario is only in Northern Italy, and you should all know this because some flights have been blocked, and people from Northern Italy checked before entering any other countries.

So what is really happening?

There have been many coronavirus in the past, what makes the difference with this one here? This one, called N-19, some people say wrongly that it has been created in China.

From animals to human, and not created in a laboratory … the fact is that from Wuhan it has spread worldwide.

And in Italy we have 12 deaths at the moment.

Mortality rate is very low (lower than 1%), even lower than other flue viruses that were around in past years, but with the news also panic has spread, and actually more panic spread more quickly than the real virus risks and death probabilities.

Like all other flue viruses before, viruses can lead to death the people who are already experimenting a difficult clinical health condition: chemio, and cancer patients, old people with already some other health issues. But more than 80 out of 100  people who catch it, recover by themselves. For example:  over 100 people 80 recover easily, 15 recover with some lungs complications that need specific hospital care and antibiotics (pneumonia cases). So why all this panic? Even a few weeks old newborn in China recovered alone with not even medicines necessary.

Reports say that in 85-90% of cases, the infection remains light, 10-15% severe, and only 5% critical. With lower than 1% the death percentage.

So what is recemmended is normal hygiene practices like washing hands, and using a sanitizer if necessary, but water and soap for 20 seconds is enough.

Not touching eyes and mouth after touching any surface, and disinfect surfaces to avoid the virus to stay there and pass from one person to another, but with no paranoids.

Here people just got crazy: started to empty supermarkets, stocking food worse than if there was a war. Madness.

Recommendations are normal hygiene practises also when coughing or sneezing to use an handkerchief, or coughing in the arm, and if on the hand, then of course disinfect the hand before touching others or surfaces, and self care if you are not well of course.

There are specific landline phone number not to make people rush to first aid places, with the risk of more spreading.

On the phone, already from the questions asked, it would be easy to spot other health issues different from this one. Some symtomps are very similar to all other normal flues.

So to all I say no panic!

Of course if you have flue, and your cough becomes severe with breathing difficulties, antibiotics are necessary and also a prompt doctor check, because lungs are the most affected organ of this flue/virus. And also breathing issues that should be taken with real care and true attention immediately. But with the pneumonia of coronavirus still some medicines are being tested.

But again no panic!

This panic is truly damaging our economy. Shops and shopping malls are empty. Lots of turists bookings have been cancelled. Restaurants and bar empty …

It is a huge problem for economy and employment.

Also lots of fairs and public events like concerts, or theatre shows … cancelled.

Even football matches with no public.

A true emergency in all our country but to be lived with responsibility and no panic.

People who have no health issues should just live their lives normally.

(this is something we discovered later we cannot do, even healthy young people get it and can die)

Of course no one would sneeze in the face of anyone. So just be resonable and precautions with reasonable common sense.

Hygiene of course, but not becoming paranoid.

 

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What about meningitis? It killed many more people in recent years. And, as I said, previous flues have done more victims, just unknown.

So no panic. And let’s hope the planet could solve these virus cases soon.

All the best to you all.

Take care

 

So as you see, weeks ago we were thinking it was something managable, it is not. And even young healty people are ding. So please STAY HOME and protect everyone.

The virus stays on cardborard for 24 hours. On metal it can survive for 3 days.

Please do take care and respect the law.

CAROLA RACKETE IS FREE NOW BUT …

Hi everyone!

I needed to write this article, urgently.

We are facing here in Italy something unacceptable at all!

What happened?

We have a Minister who made 2 racist laws against immigrants. With the first one they have no more the right to receive psycological support, nor Italian classes and they are also litterary kicked out from the centres where they were given a shelter and some food. And no documents for them, so just invisible ghosts, because without legal documents how can they even apply for regular legal jobs?

And if you have followed what happened with the SeaWatch and Carola Rackete, all this is just madness!

Now Salvini, our Minister, made this law that whoever saves lives in the Mediterranean is a criminal and is fined with thousands of euros to pay and their boat is taken away.

MADNESS!

Please I am beggin all the planet to stop this.

Two days ago 300 people, also children and women, have been removed from a building! A school! Also not useful now because of summer holiday! So what was the point? The school was empty. These people needed a shelter. They were just sent in the street!

While we have at the same time Casapound, that is a far right, fascist movement, whose people have been occupying a building in Rome for years, not paying electricity and nothing … and no one is kicking them out, even if they are not poor, and they do not need to stay there! And that building could be used in many other useful ways.

Also here there are so many more episodes of racism, homophobia, islamophobia, antisemits … We have become such a worse country. I feel ashamed to read articles every time on the news …

Things must be changed, now!

And Salvini now seems to be involved asking Russia money to support his political campaign he won, for the elections.

And he has told so many lies also about people sorrounding him who were the ones (Savoini) trying to make the deal with Russia. There have been found written documents who prove he is a lier.

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We are asking him to reply to the parliament about the truth of what is happening and what happened for real. He is not showing up, while as a minister, he should come in the parliament to explain if he has nothing to hide.

Please we are also asking Europe to make the truth come out.

We need to get rid of him because he is against Europe and with Putin they were planning to destroy the European Union and all the economical European system.

Please help!

Thanks to you all

 

All the best

Barbara

World Congress of Families (WCF) in Verona these days: a shame for my country!

Awful Congress is taking place also today in Verona, the city that is worldwide known for its so famous romantic Romeo and Juliet balcony … the city of love.

We are in 2019, an historical very difficult moment worldwide. Just a few days after what happened in New Zealand, after all these white supremacists terrorists coming out … a shameful congress that goes against all human rights, following extremists crazy principles and fake Catholic ideas!!! (Jesus was an immigrant, was not “white” and was not discriminating LGBT people!).

Women rights first of all. Because we struggled to get the law 194, for free abortion. And now these crazy people want to bring us back to Middle Ages, where women were dying trying to get an abortion at home, hidden.

In Ireland they just got the right of abortion a few months ago!

Here in Italy they want to bring us backward!!! Madness!!!!

And not just abortion, but also the role of women! At home making babies! No respect! No care for true equality men and women! We still have a huge gap also in terms of salary and in society between men and women, and they want to leave women home just cooking and taking care of children! Madness! Women deserve a career as much as men. Women has dreams, and a future that is not just cleaning and cooking! God sake!!!!

Shameful the position also toward the LGBT people. Politicians saying that being gay is an illness1 Madness! Gays are born gay!

Or transgender … There was an amazing speech by Vladimir Luxuria in tv a few weeks ago where she explained how she was bullied at school and she realized she was a she, and not a he, when she was 5 years old! She is of course telling everyone to stop bullying children who feel themselves! How can society be so discriminating and insulting not accepting everyone! She is a she! And these crazy people want her to be a man just because of part of her body!!!! When these days we are reading about Brunei and the law that allow them to kill with stones all gays! Madness! LGBT rights! And freedom of love who we fall in love with!

Verona the city of love. Love is LOVE!

Rainbow families, families made by parents with the same gender, exist! Even here in Italy but now they are under threat!

They want also to make illegal to have children! But a gay couple has the right to have a family!!!!

Madness!!!!!

I would like worldwide everyone could tell our current crazy politicians of far right parties that NO ONE can touch the RIGHTS!

A women body belongs just to herself! So the right for abortion!

True equality!

Respect and rights for LGBT people!!!!!!

Please world, everyone, raise your voice to stop this madness happening now here in Italy!

These politicians are just crazy!!!!!!!!! They have no respect for women, for gay and LGBT people!

We are in 2019!!!!!

Please we must stop this madness!!! My country cannot go backward because of these crazy right parties people!

Below the Guardian article about it.

Shame on my country!!!!!! Shame on the current government for this mad convention and for what they are saying. As a women, my rights, and my LGBT friends rights!

PLEASE SHARE!

We must raise the voice and stop this madness happening now in Verona, Italy.

Thanks everyone!

Take care you all

Barbara

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/29/city-of-love-christian-right-congress-in-verona-divides-italy-league-extremism?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2EiiA8Y3TEdcErOtZERtNN21TVdnIZ4VIdHIeTmdiZIDZ2jRKHktvxd9k

Dress your skin

Hi everyone!

As I wrote you in the last post, here in Italy the political elections campaign is quite tough. We have elections on the 4th of March. ( I am member of the PD party).

The risk is also from the far right, which is in a huge coalition group, defending the “white race”. Such an absurdity when we all should remind ourselves that only one is the exisiting race: the human race!

So I would like you to shine, whatever is your skin color or shade of color!

Because this website is about fashion, so do your own fashion! Be yourself! You are amazing! All colors are beautiful God’s creation. And it is not an addition of pigmentation in the skin that should make us be looked in a bad way.

To be honest with you some days I wish I were born in a dark skin. I am really suffering all these discrimiations and hate spread in these days against immigrants who have a dark skin color. (still people praising a crazy nazi who shot six innocents a couple of weeks ago) just for the color of their skin. Now he is in jail but still people are not all condemning him but justifiying saying it is because there are too many immigrants … crazy speeches)

I have posted on Facebook a picture of myself when I was not even 18, I am sharing with you here as well.

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I was in a language studying trip. Education is the basis to understand world differencies but also similarites that make us anyway all brothers and sisters. There are more things that unite us than separate us. Humanity is mankind. Why discrimination? We are all human beings with same dignity and value.

Did Martin Luther King die for nothing?

A couple of days ago we had the nephew of Nelson Mandela in my home town, Florence. We built a cell-like space. To remind us where Mandela lived for 18 years. In a small cell because of his color of the skin and his battle for human rights.

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We have been the only city in Italy to give Nelson Mandela honour citizenship and also we gave his name to one of our most important buildings where we make concerts and events.

I would like you worldwide to spread this message that is Mandela’s and Martin Luther King’s: stop the hate, but not with more hate, but with love and education.

Only light can send away darkness. These are Martin Luther King words I agree about 1000%.

We need to avoid the risk here in Italy that the far right coalition wins.

Also they want to withdraw from Europe, to isolate … madness.

And nobody can stop people from moving to one country to another, especially when these people are just looking for a better future and are escaping from sure death. We need to remember our humanity. People want to send them away, but away where?

As a union, in Europe we are finding and we need to find solutions here in Europe and also in Africa where they escape from. So, far right parties do not have to win.

Till not long time ago, Salvini (the Lega party leader) was blaming South Italy people, and saying that people from Naples smell badly. Now he is doing the same with immigrants: discriminating.

Italy is just one country and people are forgetting his hate for the South of our country. Now he has shifted his intolerance and hate towards the “strangers”. Totally unacceptable.

I do hope people will use their heart and mind when voting on the 4th of March.

We need it, to move on, as we did with this legislation and this just finished government. We managed to go out from the economical crysis we had fell into. And now we are growing again, we are moving forward and we do not need someone to bring us back to past times with Berlusconi, to be forgotten.

Thanks for reading me once more.

March approaching quickly and lots of tensions around. We need to stop this spread fear and hate aroud.

Colors are the beauty of life!

A big hug to everyone, because no one ever should feel discriminated especially for the color of the skin.

Thanks again for reading me

you all guys take good care of yourself

See you soon

Barbara