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Vicenza Dossier

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.

U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy Gets Final Approval
February 2009, U.S. and Italian officials announce final approval while activists pledge continued mobilizations

“Unofficial” Referendum in Vicenza, Italy:
95% Opposed to New U.S. Military Base

Sept 2008

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

Italian Court Blocks Construction of U.S. Military Base
June 2008 article on a regional court's ruling to suspend work at Dal Molin

As Italy's elections go from bad to worse, Vicenza remains the silver lining
April 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.

In northern Italy, protests against U.S. Army expansion
July 3, 2007 article appearing on the International Herald Tribune.

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

Mat and Yvonne Say: No Dal Molin!
Article from Mat Callahan, who performed along with Yvonne Moore at the festival

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.

US Citizens March with Italians to Say No to a New U.S. Military Base in Vicenza
Report by Maria Chiara Starace on the USC4P&J participation together with other U.S. citizens from back home and across Europe.
» 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

Not Your Ordinary 4th of July in Vicenza, Italy - Or How To Get Kicked Off a U.S. Military Base
July 4, 2007, entering the base at Camp Ederle for the Independence Day celebrations.

Trip to Washington DC, May 2007

Italian Women Opposing New U.S. Military Base Lobby Capitol Hill
May 2007, details of trip to Washington, DC to lobby Congress and meet with U.S. peace activists

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

Italian Women Opposing Military Base Bring Fight to Washington
Article on Ms. Magazine on the trip to Washington, DC

No Dal Molin on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Transcript of an appearance on Democracy Now! during trip to Washington, DC.

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

Italian Women Lead Grassroots Campaign Against US Military Base
Feb 17, 2007, article by Medea Benjamin of CodePink on the second national demonstration in Vicenza
» see also photos of the demonstration

Our letter 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 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

Another U.S. Military Base in Italy? Not in Our Name!
Article by the Rome and Florence groups published on Vicenza Più and Aprile the week of the national demonstration on December 2, 2006.

Videos in English

Video produced by the Presidio Permanente in Vicenza
An introduction to the issue of the base as well as the movement in Vicenza (requires Win Media Player)

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)

Web Sites

No Dal Molin - official site for the No Dal Molin campaign in Vicenza [mostly in Italian]

AltraVicenza - another site on the movements against the base in Vicenza [mostly in Italian]

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“As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home.”

Over 2200 Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel have already signed the Appeal for Redress!


Ongoing/Future Events

Our Eyes Wide Open Film Series is suspended; for further information click here.

Upshot of our Nov. 9th group discussion on current politics:

It wasn't the Russians that got us Trump. Or Comey. Or even the massive GOP election fraud. It was the DNC.*
*Dem National Committee

To learn how to stop the DNC from delivering us another Trump, read Autopsy: the Democratic Party in Crisis.

Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force. Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.

Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:

Click here to sign a petition, to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.

Iraq Deaths Estimator
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand. Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"

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