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Acid attacks on men in Italy, manipulation of the public



Acid attacks on men in Italy, manipulation of the public

Acid attacks were unknown in Italy until 2009, when feminist journalists started to attack all men by talking about female victims of acid attacks in East Asia and Africa, painting it as a gender issue. The reality is that men are 48% of the victims of acid attacks in Cambodia, 18% in Bangladesh, 43% in Uganda, 60% in Nigeria, and we could go on like this. The reality is that this issue is both rare and non-gendered.

But only in one case did the press write about a man attacked with acid, and the title was as egregious as it gets: Nabila, the courageous woman who launched an acid attack against her 21-year-old boyfriend.

As a consequence of this topic being brought up in the media, the Italian public learned as follows: after 2009, 16 persons have been attacked with acid in Italy: 9 women and 7 men.

At this point, the feminist press could select a single victim as the symbol of the struggle that their ideology promotes. Of course, all men and children who were victims of acid attacks were discarded. A few women were discarded as well: one was a politician attacked by a man, another one was attacked by a woman, and another one claimed that she was attacked by men, but the police discovered that she threw acid on herself in order to build a false allegation.

Lucia Annibali, a female lawyer attacked by her ex-lover, had the politically correct victim profile. So she was heavily promoted: in some days we could see her in the morning, at lunch, at dinner, in major TV programs. She got prizes: the president of Italy (an 89-year-old ex-communist) nominated her with the title of “Cavaliere” (Knight). The feminist president of parliament received her. Luckily, Lucia mostly recovered from the aesthetic damages she suffered. Her aggressors were charged with attempted homicide and sentenced to 20 + 14 + 14 years and ordered to pay her €1.8 million in reparations.

Amongst the other forgotten victims was William Pezzullo. When his girlfriend started lying to him, he broke up with her. When he became a victim of stalking, he did not react, not even when his car was damaged. At some point his ex-girlfriend contacted her previous boyfriend. They then conspired and attacked William by hitting him on the head, and then she threw acid on him. After 20 days of intensive care he survived, but he was left severely disabled following the ordeal: he was left both deaf and blind.

The prosecutor refused to charge her with attempted homicide, stating that “we do not wish to create a monster,” despite evidence that she had searched the Internet for the most aggressive type of acid to use. They got sentenced to 10 years of jail each, which in Italy essentially means five years of real jail for the man and zero for the woman. Indeed, the woman who attacked William is a mother, and according to an Italian feminist law, mothers should and indeed can avoid going to jail, even in situations like these.

William got no compensation so far, so his family sold their commercial business in order to pay for the treatments he needs (recovery from an acid attack is considered an aesthetic and elective procedure and it is thus not covered by state insurance). He is assisted by his mother, Paola Tomarelli, who told the Italian press:

William has not improved at all, [on the contrary,] he is getting worse [and] we are desperate. One eye was completely lost, but at least with the other he could see shadows, and some movements. Now he does not see anything … The plastic reconstruction surgery failed to achieve the results; we took him to several hospitals, where they tried to rebuild using muscles and tissues from the neck, but now he is worse than before. William suffered for three months before leaving the intensive care unit. [The doctors] were not sure whether they’d be able to save his life. For 16 months now he is closed in our house and we leave the house only to bring him to hospitals or specialists. We are desperate, he is not self-sufficient, he will never become self-sufficient [and] this is the most dramatic aspect.

In theory, the president of Italy should be the president of everybody: so Paola Tomarelli and others wrote him asking for help for William. They only got an answer written by some woman in his staff: a letter that claims that men should be represented not by a victim but by some actors who appeared in a feminist advertisement saying, ‘We do not hit women.” The president’s office essentially told them that William was the wrong sex. You can’t make this stuff up! Read the letter here (in Italian).

Did feminists have a good reason for this disgusting operation that ruined the life of 16 persons? Yes, they had 82 million good reasons. This is the amount of public funds (in euros) that they wanted to obtain for their women-only shelters. That’s over US$110 million.

Finally, today, feminists got their Istanbul Convention ratified in Italy. Women and men are no longer equal under the law, not even formally.  Men are perpetrators, women are victims. William is a perpetrator, Lucia is a victim. By virtue of their sex.

It was the feminist ideology who used to declare this. Now it’s the law. Politicians and judges now have a legal justification to discriminate against William, and against all men.

In the meantime, William’s family has lost everything, and now William’s mother is asking for charity as William might be able to see again, via a black-and-white camera installed in an eye, provided that they will be able to raise the €100,000 (US$134,300) needed for the medical intervention.


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Joint statement from the Greater Toronto Area & Hamilton Mayors and Chairs



Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Toronto Mayor John Tory
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Toronto Mayor John Tory take part in a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto on Wednesday July 25, 2018. Ten-year-old Julianna Kozis of Markham, Ont., and 18-year-old Reese Fallon of Toronto were killed in Sunday's shooting attack, and 13 other people were injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

We are united in fighting COVID-19 – protecting our residents and saving lives.

While the measures we have taken to stop the spread of the virus have made a difference, this virus has still taken far too many lives in our communities and continues to threaten the lives of our residents.

At the same time, there is no denying the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the economy. Jobs have been lost, many businesses have closed or are at risk of closure, and many families are worried about their financial future.

We’ve been hit hard but that’s why it is so important that we keep moving forward and come back as strong as possible.

Today, the GTHA Mayors and Chairs met to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the region and how our municipalities can work together on the economic restart and recovery.

We know the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area alone is projected to lose 355,000 jobs and 28% of GDP along with $894 million in lost wages and $3.7 billion in revenue losses for businesses. This will be felt right across the GTHA but it also threatens the provincial and national economies.

A strong recovery right here in the GTHA is crucial to healing the economic damage done by COVID-19 and helping the families and businesses all governments have been working to protect throughout this emergency.

Ontario’s economy and Canada’s economy need the GTHA to come back stronger than ever when the restart begins.

We are determined to deliver this recovery and we agreed today that the GTHA municipalities will be working together to successfully and smoothly reopen our vital regional economy when the time comes.

We also discussed how we can in a consistent way achieve significant, necessary financial support from the other governments to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect our ability to contribute to the recovery. A strong recovery needs strong cities and regional governments.

We have agreed we will work together to share information about our respective financial positions and explore together measures we can advocate to the other governments which will help to ensure the financial stability of local and regional governments in the GTHA.

Our child care and recreation programs help parents get back to work.

Our emergency services keep people safe.

Our transit systems get people to work and home safely.

Our major infrastructure projects – often built in conjunction with the other governments – will help kick-start the recovery and create countless jobs.

Our economic development activities attract jobs and investment.

We built a strong and vibrant GTHA and we know that we will need to come back even stronger and as quickly as we can in order to keep Canada’s economy going.

With the cooperation and support of the provincial and federal governments, we are ready to rise to this challenge.”

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Four People Charged in Mississauga Pedestrian Fail to Remain Fatality



Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau have charged four people in Mississauga’s most recent fatal fail to remain collision.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at approximately 8:40 p.m., the victim, a 61 year-old female from Mississauga, was struck by a south bound vehicle as she was crossing Mavis Road in the area of Knotty Pine Grove in the City of Mississauga. The vehicle did not remain and the victim, having suffered major injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 shortly before 7:00 p.m., Satchithanantha VAITHILINGAM, a 60 year-old male from Brampton, and the driver believed to be responsible in this incident, surrendered to police at 22 Division. Satchithanantha VAITHILINGAM has since been charged with Fail to Remain Cause Death.

Hivissa SATCHITHANANTHAN, a 25 year old female from Brampton, Shajeetha SATCHITHANANTHAN a 28 year-old female from Brampton and Gowtham SATKUNARAJAH a 28 year-old male from Brampton have each been charged with Accessory After the Fact in relation to this incident.

Satchithanantha VAITHILINGAM will answer to his charge on March 12, 2018. Hivissa SATCHITHANANTHAN, Shajeetha SATCHITHANANTHAN andGowtham SATKUNARAJAH will answer to their charges on Monday March 26, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, have dashboard video footage of the incident or who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

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Justin Trudeau in India: Hug missing! Mounting pressure?



The much publicized and anticipated visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India was marred with questions. The questions were centered on the kind of welcome he would be given in the Sikh dominated state of Punjab. Also the famous hug by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was being anticipated. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally made his much-touted visit to India. He landed on the Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi only to be received by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat not even a Cabinet Minister in Narendra Modi’s government.

He is presently the second rank Minister of State for Agriculture.  That comes in complete contrast to the warmth that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his NDA government has generally displayed towards the visiting dignitaries.  Only a couple of weeks ago, when the heads of the 10 ASEAN states arrived in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t receive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the airport, as he has previously done with many leaders including Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t join him is all surprising even when Prime Minister Trudeau visited Gujarat. This is unusual because the Indian Prime Minister has set a trend that he always accompanies head of the state when they visit his home state.

Even Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath did not show up, let alone accompany Prime Minister Trudeau to the Taj. However, during Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 15 January visit to the Taj Mahal at Agra, Yogi Adityanath had received Netanyahu and his wife and shown them around as well as hosted a lunch for them. For first three days, none from the executive or the elected representative held any meeting with the delegation.

Media in India is trying to spread a message that the cold treatment given by Prime Minister could be because two of the four Sikh members of Trudeau’s cabinet – Harjit Sajjan and Amarjeet Sohi – support the Khalistan movement. However, had that been the case his visit to Punjab would have got a similar response.  However, the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh rolled out a red carpet during his stay at Amritsar and even the two leaders held some fruitful discussions.

Thus putting an end to those criticisms that that Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit was devoid of any warmth.  Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh, for instance who met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau setting aside his earlier prejudice that he exhibited during the visit of Defence Minister Harjeet Singh Sajjan.

In recent months, Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) in Canada, the United States and Australia have banned Indian officials from visiting gurudwaras and the moment started with Gurudwaras here in Toronto. Could that be the reason for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not accord one of the warmest welcomes that he is known to provide?  Or the use by Canada’s parliament of the term genocide to describe mass killings of Sikhs in India in 1984 has left the Indian Prime Minister disturbed?  However, more than Prime Minister Modi, this could have left the Congress party in troubled waters, but that was also not the case as Amarinder Singh hails from the same party.

The lukewarm welcome to Prime Minister Trudeau can have its political ramifications too. Will it hamper the significant 2015 deal, in which Canada agreed to supply 3,000 metric tons of Uranium to power India’s atomic reactors?

Somewhere Prime Minister Modi has not taken the issue of non allowing entry of Indian officials to Gurudwaras and the statement on Genocide too lightly. Prime Minister Modi however has failed to understand that Canada cannot curtail the right of freedom of speech and expression of its citizen.

Two nations perhaps failed to resolve the matter before Prime Minister boarded the flight from Canada and not welcoming Prime Minister Trudeau could be a tactical decision to put pressure on him. With Prime Minister Modi preferring to meet him at the far end of the tour has conveyed a lot about the myopic approach of Prime Minister Modi.

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