An alternative May Day, even if not in direct competition with the other ‘official’ May Day, the one organized in Rome in Piazza San Giovanni by the CGIL, CISL, UIL unions: it returns after the two-year blockade for the Covid pandemic event ‘Uno Maggio Taranto Libero e Pensante’, organized by the three artistic directors Diodato, Roy Paci and Michele Riondino, who will open together the event organized in the Park of the Greek Walls of the Apulian city always struggling with the industrial giant of the former Italsider then Ilva , squeezed between the defense of the workplace and the defense of the health of citizens and workers and the city environment. “This Pnrr does not help to escape from the development model based on the logic of profit, which almost always sees workers succumb, while they must be the protagonists of an ecological change”, accuses Simona Fersini, president of the Free and Thinking Committee. And also in this sense, Riondino underlines: “We are decidedly stubborn and opposed to the May Day of the trade unions, who were the first to ask for an increase in production at the iron and steel plant of Taranto and always sing the same ‘song’ …”. On stage will perform Gianni Morandi, Ermal Meta, Giovanni Caccamo, Ditonellapiaga, 99 Posse, Giovanni Truppi, Cor Veleno with the Three Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Melancholia, Fabio Celenza, Cosmo, Calibro 35, Don Ciccio African Party, Eugenio in Via di Gioia , Francesco Forni, Gaia, Med Free Orkestra with Fabrizio Bosso and Chiara Galiazzo, Erica Mou, Naip, Andrea Pennacchi, Terraross, The Niro, Margherita Vicario, The Zen Circus. “But there will be other surprises …”, Diodato assures. The three artistic directors Diodato, Roy Pci, Michele Riondino, ‘change the narrative’ They emphasize the three artistic directors Diodato, Roy Paci and Michele Riondino: “Always’ Unomaggio Taranto Libero e Pensante ‘, in addition to denouncing unsustainable and unacceptable situations, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, erases borders, creates cohesion and aims to change the narrative not only of a city but of our entire country “. These intentions, they explain,” are also perfectly reflected in the total artistic freedom that every year makes no distinction of genre and is firmly based on the quality of the proposal, starting from emerging bands up to the biggest names in the music scene. Above and below the stage we meet for a common idea of respect for life, respect for the environment and for the planet that hosts us, for the protection of human and workers’ rights: all related, inseparable themes, of which Taranto is an emblem “. Thus, the music will act as an amplifier to the voice of the activists who will intervene from the stage to discuss the political issues around which the event was born: work, social justice, environmental protection, gender equality , peace. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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