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80,000 march against US airbase construction at Dal Molin, Italy

One of the most important movements right now in Italy is the inspiring coalition to prevent the US from building a military base at Dal Molin, Vicenza in Northern Italy. On Saturday 15th December, an estimated 80,000 people marched in cold weather to say No to the base. This was virtually ignored in the mainstream Italian press and TV. Prodi's "centre left" government, supported by parties that say they are against the war, said "The base will be approved". It's a national issue!
Here are pictures from Saturiday
 http://www.globalproject.info/gal-14360.html

A useful site in English containing a dossier about the struggle at Dal Molin (videos and texts - history etc):
 http://www.peaceandjustice.it/vicenza/index.php

American article on the Sat 15th demo:
 http://www.peaceandjustice.it/g-vicenza.php

No Dal Molin website (in Italian):
 http://www.peaceandjustice.it/g-vicenza.php