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San Felice del Benaco è oramai diventato un simbolo per tutti per la difesa dell’Acqua quale Bene Comune non mercificabile che deve rimanere quindi a gestione pubblica e Diritto Umano Fondamentale.

Il prossimo 10 aprile 2010 la Rete dei Comitati del Benaco per l’Acqua Pubblica (ReBeCAP) che riunisce varie associazioni gardesane che operano sul territorio e che si oppongono alla privatizzazione dell’acqua organizzano, organizzano a San Felice del Benaco una grande manifestazione articolata in tre momenti:

  • Corteo
  • Convegno
  • Concerto

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I tried!
Yes, I tried to have faith, and I really worked with all my strength, with great perseverance and insistence, as far as inopportunity, to have my European project enter the Italian political agendas with a view to the European elections in June, but I failed.

I tried to have them understand the importance and the urgency, in our times, to assure the digital citizenship (hence, first of all, the broadband connectivity) to all European citizens, business and institutions to allow them to actively participate, as protagonists, in the Knowledge Society, for a forward-looking Europe.
I tried to have them understand the wonderful chances lying before us, but also the immense risks of doing nothing.
But I failed.

During these last weeks, I maintained a due reserve. In fact, it seemed as if something was moving, at last. There has been an interest from some important national representatives, mainly from the Partito Democratico (Democratic Party), and from other parties as well.
I would like to thank those hundreds people who supported me.
I would like to thank Mr. Romano Prodi who wrote me no less than two letters in his own hand to support me – I will be proud to show them to Camilla when she grows up.
I would like to thank Mr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, the President of the European Parliament for his words of assessment, and of spur to go on.
I am sorry, but all that has been useless. At last, the parties’ nominations have been decided by the same old few names according to the same old self-referential logics, careless of the people’s will, without considering merits and proposals.

I have always thought that to be politically involved means to realize concrete ideas and projects to improve citizens’ life. All the rest is party hacks’ idle chatter.

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Next June, we will vote for renewing the European Parliament. Up to now however, I heard about names and general great ideals only. No specific ideas, and no projects.

I think that to be politically involved means to realize concrete ideas and projects to improve citizens’ life.
Hence, I presumptuously tried to imagine what I would do if I were a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

If I were a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) I would commit myself in realising one great project only,

enable the building of the “highways” which would allow all European citizens, business and institutions, wherever they are, to actively participate, as protagonists, in the Knowledge Society.

Since I don’t like to attack from under cover, in a fit of faith into the future during the last weeks of the past year, I really tried to write down a project, and I called it,

A Broadband Future for Europe.
To build a European superfast Broadband Network based on fiber optic.   
For a forward-looking Europe.

A nine-page project I so divided,

As you can see, I also tried to imagine a logo and a motto which seemed appropriate for the spirit of my idea,

Connected to Europe

Despite what could be thought, the motivating factor was not technology, but a view of sustainable life, development models which could lead to a marked improvement of welfare in Europe.

I don’t talk of this subject by hearsay, but from experience. I am 39 years old, and I work on information and communication technologies, in general on “network” technologies applied to people’s life; I had proof of how those technologies can markedly improve the quality of existence in the respect of diversity.

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