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FACING DOWN THE CAMORRA

Letter to the Guardian which refers to a demonstration on 20th December 2008 to show solidarity with writer Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah, who is under threat of death from the Camorra.
There are Facebook groups supporting him and a social networking website, originally created to organise the demonstration: www.iosonosaviano.ning.com
A database is also being created
The website is, of course, in Italian

HONEY LAUNDERING

If you werent aware of the collapse of bee colonies in the US and Europe, then you should be. Now you can worry about disguised imports of contaminated honey from China, too…

SECURITY CHIEFS FEAR 70 STYLE VIOLENCE

Article really says that intelligence chiefs have to plan how to cope with a similar attack on a city for which they are responsible. It isnt yet clear how many gunmen there were, after all.

SEVEN FACE LIFE SENTENCES FOR HELLS ANGEL MURDER

Another feud that will run and run. Its important to try and understand motivation and history here. Then the economics, which are massively important for motorcycle gangs elsewhere in the world.

THE RESULTS OF THE PRIVATISATION OF IMMIGRATION DETENTION

Given that all UK politicians seem capable of doing is copying US madness, here’s a vision of our future. If you pay $100 a day for each suspected illegal immigrant locked up, everyone gets locked up.
“In a sinking economy, immigration detention is a rare growth industry.”
Just make sure you have papers and they’re in order!

BOAT BURGLARIES UP SAYS INSURER

Winter a common time for burglaries from boats. Leave a note saying all valuables have been removed. Not sure how many boatowners read this blog, but thefts up 20% in 2008

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