DENUNCIA: Speaking Up in Modern Italy

“Rompiamo il silenzio”

Posted in Uncategorized by nyudenuncia on April 14, 2009


Originally uploaded by JonMullinsfoto

During his keynote speech Paul Ginsborg distributed a petition from the political action group, Libertà e Giustizia.

It is a call to break the silence that currently stifles Italian civic life. Gustavo Zagrebelsky, along with eight other major public intellectuals, calls for the renewal of Italian democracy that can only be effected through public organizing and critical thought of all Italians. It is a call for engagement and involvement, to defy the “passive acceptance” that sullies civic life in Italy in the age of Berlusconi.

The co-signers write:
“Promuovere la cultura politica, il pensiero critico, una rete di relazioni tra persone ugualmente interessate alla convivenza civile e all’attività politica, nel segno dei valori costituzionali.”

Visit the site of Libertà e Giustizia and sign the petition as well. Circulate it widely!


Two interviews with Ginsborg

Posted in Denuncia's afterlife by nyudenuncia on April 13, 2009

Check out these two great interviews with our keynote speaker, Paul Ginsborg, on i-Italy and in Quale Stato.

Letizia Airos Soria’s article “Paul Ginsborg. A Professor as a Friend” perfectly captures Professor Ginsborg’s grace, wit and intellectual accuity.

New York based blogger in quale Stato, in coordination with Qui New York Libera, interviewed Paul Ginsborg during the proceedings of the conference. In the interview, Ginsborg addressed the role of the public intellectual in Italy, the viability of political alternatives to Berlusconi as well as the work of the journalist Marco Travaglio.

Thanks to Davide and his friends for uploading the interview onto youtube!  Read the post “Ginsborg su Travaglio, Berlusconi e la sinistra” on in quale Stato.

Stay tuned for photos from the conference proceedings!