United Europe of Shame give up your Peace Noble Price


Yesterday I had the chance to interview the Governor of Veneto doctor Luca Zaia.0634c-img_0724

When I asked him about the actual refugees crisis in Europe he said: “Europe should give up the Nobel Prize”. The words he said sounded a bit harsh, but today when I turned on the news and saw what happened today at the border between Hungary and Serbia I have to admit that he was right. He is right: Europe indeed should give up the Nobel Prize. This is what was written in 2012 when Europe received it “The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to European Union (EU)“for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”.

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Take the time to watch the news coming from Hungary and you will see that “advancement of peace” does not live in Europe,nor does “democracy and human rights”.

If a Country calls itself UNITED it shouldn’t be just over “spread and banking issues” but it should be able to handle International emergencies as ONE. We are assistint to a TOTAL FAILURE of the EUROPEAN UNION as a body capable of delivering a UNITED POLICY when something like this Biblical Exodus is happening. It may not be easy I agree, but when ITALY and GREECE are left alone for years to deal with the emergency and only a few years and 400K refugees later Madame Merkel wakes up because a photographer publishes a photo od a three years old baby dead on the beach.

Today, after Hungary (that has suffered the claw of Comunisms for many years) finished building the barbed wire’s wall and attacked the refugees pushing at its border with tear gas and water cannons, and annouces the display of Humvees with machines guns at the borders with Serbia, Croatia announces that the refugeees can go through the Country (but be careful of the land mines on the fields) Over Three Thousand immigrants have perished in the Mediterranean in 2014. How many have still to suffer before the CRAZINESS ends?

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EUROPE must take an UNITED stand as soon as possible if it wants to continue calling itself UNITED or else give up a name that doesn’t reflect the actions that it is taking to give these people the hope they need to continue on with their lives in Countries that are often responsible for what is happening where people are escaping from.

France and England are very fast to summon talks when the matter is of money and banks. They close their borders (in spite of the Schengen Treaty) and they washed their hands like modern time Pilat.

Countries who adopt hard measures against people escaping from war should be banned from being called EUROPEAN and France, England and Hungary should belong to something else. I have nothing else to add but “I do not consider myself European anymore because I feel ashamed to belong to such a disgraceful array of useless Countries” I was born in Italy. I will proudly condider myself Italian because we have accepted many of these desperate people long before the International Community started to even care about them”

I will not call myself an EUROPEAN until Countries like Hungary fire tear gas against people escaping from wars or if they are thrown out, ALONG with ENGLAND and FRANCE. Shame on you.

Hangout on G+ with Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (Youtube video)


Soyuz is the longest serving manned spacecraft...
Soyuz is the longest serving manned spacecraft design in history (1967– ) , upgraded regularly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

(by pio dal cin) February 15th 2013 10:23 pm. What a great experience today. I had the great privilege and honour to talk to Astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti  from the +European Space Agency, ESA  in  Germany. We had a friendly talk about her upcoming experience on November 2014 when she will be a member of the crew going into the ISS (International Space Station) where she will spend six months orbiting around the Earth. I learned many things that I did not know about the ISS and life up there. One astonishing fact for me was the speed of travelling around the Earth as it takes about one and a half hour to complete an orbit. Curious to find out? Just watch this video and find out all the details of a great mission.

+Samantha Cristoforetti  will be the first Italian woman to have the honour of being sent into space to the ISS.

Thanks again for your time.  I had a great time 

 +pio dal cin 

No Europe without Berlin


No Europe without Berlin

November 9 1989 an historical moment in Europe, the Berlin Wall begins to crumble.

As I heard the news on the radio I jumped on my car with my camera gear and drove for seventeen hours from Venice to Berlin. When I got there the situation was pretty confused. The “Vopos” the military  patrolling the wall, not knowing what to do yet.
People on the Western side of the Wall assembling to see what was going on, started to bang on the wall with hammers and bare hands. A breech trough the wall was opened near the Brandenburg Squareand people from the Eastern part of the Wall started to come West by the hundreds.

What a great emotion for a photographer to witness history in the making.