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Articles, photos, videos and web sites on the proposed U.S. military base at Dal Molin in Vicenza, Italy and the movement determined to stop construction! Background Articles and Press
Timeline of Vicenza Movement
A flyer made on the occasion of the No Bases conference in Washington, DC, Feb 27- Mar 2, 2009. The timeline highlights major events marking the No Dal Molin movement since 2006. See also a flyer explaining the issue.
2009, U.S. and Italian officials announce final approval while activists pledge continued mobilizations U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy Gets Final Approval
Sept 2008 “Unofficial” Referendum in Vicenza, Italy:
95% Opposed to New U.S. Military Base
U.S. Military Interests Reign Supreme in Italy
Citing Classified Documents and Laws Enacted under Fascism, Italian Court Approves New U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, July 2008
June 2008 article on a regional court's ruling to suspend work at Dal Molin Italian Court Blocks Construction of U.S. Military Base
As Italy's elections go from bad to worse, Vicenza remains the silver lining
2008 article on the Italian elections and the success of the movement in Vicenza
An Airbase in Vicenza: How Italy Became a Launching Pad for the US Military
Oct 4, 2007 article on CounterPunch by Valerio Volpi, covers not just Vicenza but also other U.S. bases in Italy.
July 3, 2007 article appearing on the International Herald Tribune. In northern Italy, protests against U.S. Army expansion
No Peace or Justice: America's Plans to Expand a US Military Base in Vicenza, Italy
March 2007 background article by Paul Iversen of Case Western University. 2nd Annual No Dal Molin Festival, Sept 2008
Article from Mat Callahan, who performed along with Yvonne Moore at the festival Mat and Yvonne Say: No Dal Molin!
Three-day Mobilization, December 14-16, 2007
Italians Block Construction of U.S. Base
Article by David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org, who participated in the 3-day event.
Report by Maria Chiara Starace on the USC4P&J participation together with other U.S. citizens from back home and across Europe. US Citizens March with Italians to Say No to a New U.S. Military Base in Vicenza
» see also photos of the demonstration Vicenza Invades Rome, December 9, 2007
Tired of Promises, Vicenza, Italy Demands Action Against New U.S. Military Base
The people of Vicenza drive through the night to demand action from the left parties who say they support the No Dal Molin cause. No Dal Molin Festival, Sept 2007
Camping For Peace in Vicenza, Italy
Sept 2007, account of the first few days of the week-long activist campout, No Dal Molin Festival.
» see also photos of the campout
A Report from Vicenza, Italy and the No Dal Molin Festival Against U.S. Military Expansion and War
A second report on the final days and direct actions of the No Dal Molin Festival, Sept 2007.
» see also photos of the campout Celebrating Independence Day 2007 in Vicenza
July 4, 2007, entering the base at Camp Ederle for the Independence Day celebrations. Not Your Ordinary 4th of July in Vicenza, Italy - Or How To Get Kicked Off a U.S. Military Base
Trip to Washington DC, May 2007
May 2007, details of trip to Washington, DC to lobby Congress and meet with U.S. peace activists Italian Women Opposing New U.S. Military Base Lobby Capitol Hill
CodePink Petition - No Dal Molin
Sign a petition to U.S. Congress opposing the new base.
Women Leading Grassroots Movement in Vicenza, Italy Arrive in Washington, D.C.
May 1, 2007 Press release
Article on Ms. Magazine on the trip to Washington, DC Italian Women Opposing Military Base Bring Fight to Washington
Transcript of an appearance on Democracy Now! during trip to Washington, DC. No Dal Molin on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Anti-U.S. Uproar Sweeps Italy
Article by David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org on the trip to Washington DC. The 2nd National Demonstration on Feb 17, 2007
Feb 17, 2007, article by Medea Benjamin of CodePink on the second national demonstration in Vicenza Italian Women Lead Grassroots Campaign Against US Military Base
» see also photos of the demonstration
to the U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Ronald Spogli, in response to the Embassy's warning to avoid the "anti-American" protest in Vicenza. See the Our letter original warning, and the updated warning following our letter. The 1st National Demonstration on Dec 2, 2006
No Dal Molin, No War
Article on the first national demonstration held in Vicenza in opposition to the new base, December 2, 2006
» see also photos of the demonstration
Article by the Rome and Florence groups published on Another U.S. Military Base in Italy? Not in Our Name!
Vicenza Più and Aprile the week of the national demonstration on December 2, 2006.
Videos in English
An introduction to the issue of the base as well as the movement in Vicenza (requires Win Media Player) Video produced by the Presidio Permanente in Vicenza
No Dal Molin Takes Over Prime Minister's Event
Video of No Dal Molin activists as they interupt an event at which Prime Minister Romano Prodi was speaking.
No Dal Molin on Democracy Now!
Vicenza activists are guests on Amy Goodman's show during trip to Washington. (requires RealMedia)
No Dal Molin - official site for the No Dal Molin campaign in Vicenza [mostly in Italian]
- another site on the movements against the base in Vicenza [mostly in Italian] AltraVicenza
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Articles and photos on the struggle against a new U.S. military base in Vicenza, Italy
Camp Darby Dossier
Informative dossier created by the
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series of letters expressing our concerns and asking for answers from the U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Ronald Spogli.
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