A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Into Torino

Leaving the Alps behind

Once again, agriculture

A small memorial commemorating the deaths of 6 of Rivoli's citizens after Allied bombing


Torino, home of the 'Shroud of Turin' and Juventus. Also the occasional gargoyle.

At the home of Gianni, my host, during a pizza party. That's Gianni in the white shirt.

Gianni's guitar teacher, Antonella, plays for us.

While Gianni writes a comment for peace, one of his flatmates, Veronica, dictates.

Gianni and his flatmates, Veronica and Francesca

Gianni tooke me to a bar run by Ivo Ghignoli, who is a militant activist and leader against the TAV, the proposed high speed railroad that is to run from Torino to Lyon. Ivo has been tear gassed and beaten with a baton by police during non-violent  demonstrations against the TAV. Nevetheless, he continues to be a solid advocate for non-violent resistance.

To read  an account of Ivo's  experience in demonstrating against the TAV, see:  pressenza.com/npermalink/law-enforcement

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