The Party of Silvio Berlusconi, Forza Italia, took a beating in
yesterday’s European and provincial elections. It went from 25.2% in the
European election of 1999 to 21% yesterday. But compared to its vote in
the last national election in 2001, it fell by 8.5% - a disaster for any
party. But, as this is Italian...
In 1999 John Howard sent Australian troops to East Timor, allegedly to
protect the masses from the murderous Indonesian-backed militia. This
invasion was also supported by the Labor Opposition, the ACTU, the mass
media and even leftwing groups like the DSP.
Ronald Reagan, the B-movie actor who became the 40th president of the
USA (1981-88) has died aged 93. Wall Street will stay closed for
Reagan‘s state funeral, a salute to the godfather of today‘s stock