the genoa summit of g8 countries ended a couple of weeks ago, but some demonstrators are still breathing the air of Italian jails." There are people who are in these prisons who've been treated horribly," says Anna Dashtgard of the Common Front on the WTO. "Governments can't use the actions of the few to justify oppressing the many."
Dashtgard suggests Canadians contact Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the Italian Consulate.
The phone number for the Italian consulate in Toronto is 416-977-1566, and Chretien's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starhawk, an activist and witch from California, suggests that those concerned write letters to the Genoa Social Forum, to be printed in Genoa's left-wing daily paper, Il Manifesto. People can e-mail email@example.com, or send regular mail to Genoa Social Forum, Via San Luca 15/9, 16124, Genova, Italia.
A report-back session on Friday (August 3) at 7:30 pm takes place at OISE (252 Bloor West), featuring some local activists who were in Genoa.