An infrared thermometer, a sanitizer dispenser and a sign with meaningless orders stand at the entrance of Cisternino’s post office, completely ignored by people who just walk around them, probably without even noticing them by this point.
According to a recent report by the Polytechnic of Turin, if the current mindset on dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic persists, in the near future Italy might need millions of disposable, single-use breathing masks per month. We all know very well where these masks will go after being used once, and since wearing them might become compulsory at work, in shops, on public transport and even in the streets of our cities, we must learn how to make our own, re-usable masks, unless we want to discharge on Mother Nature the cost of yet another one of our collective delusions.
Intervento sugli effetti dei pesticidi sulla salute dell’oncologo Carmine Cerullo della LILT, la Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori, sezione provinciale di Lecce. 17 novembre 2018, Corigliano d’Otranto, Salento. Incontro pubblico a Masseria Sant’Angelo: “La cura dell’ulivo è la salute dell’uomo”.
The LILT (Lega Italian Lotta ai Tumori) is an association of cancer doctors, patients and former patients. Its provincial chapter of Lecce is especially active, putting in place a vast range of activities from high-level cancer care both in hospitals and at home, to awareness spreading, fundraising and even investigating the environmental causes of cancer, for example through an analysis of pollution levels in the soil of one of Italy’s worst “clusters” of high cancer rates and mortality.
4th of May, 2019: Protest against the former ILVA steel factory in Taranto. The protest was organized by a group of young activists from the city, many of whom are living or studying somewhere else, together with a wide coalition of environmentalist and territorial groups from all across Italy.