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The LA Times has a good article up on Roberto Saviano from yesterday's edition.

Fighting Italian mob with words.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Oct 20th, 2008 at 10:48:13 AM EST
Great article. Just ordered his book- one of those things one means to do for months, but that slips by--. Thanks for reminding me about this brave and valuable man.
Also signed, but it seems so little to do.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Tue Oct 21st, 2008 at 03:44:36 AM EST
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For the past 40 years Italian mafia reporters have been left alone. Once assassinated, they were often smeared. Impastato was depicted as a leftist terrorist who blew himself up to derail a train. Fava's murder was attributed to an irate lover or gambling debts. The smear campaigns involved corrupt magistrates, investigative police and complacent journalists- anything to take the spotlight off the mafia.

Times have changed. We're not leaving these courageous reporters alone. And as I said, Saviano is not the only one out there- nor is italy no longer the only country where reporters are murdered and smeared.

So every signature is a another voice.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Oct 21st, 2008 at 09:21:41 AM EST
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