Sospendere la democrazia 18.07.082008-07-13:14:01
Nick Davies firma "The bloody battle of Genoa", un dettagliato resoconto a proposito del G8 di Genova.
Le conclusioni non sono dissimili da quanto ci raccontava Corrado Guzzanti giusto in quegli anni.
Fifty-two days after the attack on the Diaz school, 19 men used planes full of passengers as flying bombs and shifted the bedrock of assumptions on which western democracies had based their business. Since then, politicians who would never describe themselves as fascists have allowed the mass tapping of telephones and monitoring of emails, detention without trial, systematic torture, the calibrated drowning of detainees, unlimited house arrest and the targeted killing of suspects, while the procedure of extradition has been replaced by "extraordinary rendition". This isn't fascism with jack-booted dictators with foam on their lips. It's the pragmatism of nicely turned-out politicians. But the result looks very similar. Genoa tells us that when the state feels threatened, the rule of law can be suspended. Anywhere.