Remembering Carlo Giuliani

Nothing is ever fixed. The fragile freedom conquered last century is a butterfly: so delicate and prone to flutter away.

Three years ago today, Carlo Giuliani was gunned down by the police in Genoa, during the G8 demonstrations. Dozens of other protestors were subjected to systematic violence by the authorities policing the event. The brutality in Bolzaneto anticipating Abu Ghraib, right in the heart of Europe. Dissent made to equate terror. A death-black page in Italy's recent history. So many questions that remain unanswered.

Those that have no memory have no future.

July 20, 2004 | 02:10 PM