Peace or armistice? The Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

On June 28, 1919, at 3.12 pm, in the Hall of Mirrors of the historic Palace of Versailles, the German Social Democrat Hermann Müller, Foreign Minister for just over a week, and the Minister of the Colonies, the centrist parliamentarian Johannes Bell, signed, in the name of the German government, the peace treaty that formally … read more

Vincenzo Vinciguerra’s victory in the long battle for the truth about the strategy of tension

It has been only thirty years since Vincenzo Vinciguerra published Ergastolo per il libertà (Arnaud, Florence, 1989) and in this thirty years there have been so many acquisitions of facts and documents that have gradually confirmed what Vinciguerra wrote in that book, starting a work of historical reconstruction which he has since continued in the … read more

Wilson, Bissolati, Mussolini, 11 January 1919

On the evening of January 11, 1919, Tommaso Marinetti and some of his followers, lucky enough to get the invitation cards, manage to reach the stages of the Scala in Milan, where he expects the intervention of Leonida Bissolati, socialist reformist, exponent during the Great War of democratic interventionism. Bissolati, a few days before, left … read more

Mario Carli, Futurists and Arditi, 1 January 1919

Mario Carli, one of the most representative of Italian Futurism, founded the association between the Arditi d'italia in Rome. At this time the Futurist intellectual is still official of these assault departments, which had played an important role in the last stages of the Great War on the Italian front, not only as elite units … read more

“Father of Green Revolution in India” slams GM crops as unsustainable and unsafe

source: The plant geneticist and World Food Prize winner M.S. Swaminathan is known as the “father of the Green Revolution in India”, since he helped introduce into the country a new US-influenced agricultural movement focusing on modern high-yield varieties of wheat and rice – and their accompanying pesticides and fertilizers. “No doubt” that GM … read more