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C/C Comitato Addiopizzo
Banca Etica, filiale di Palermo
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Everything started during a friend meeting in the summer of 2004. We were daydreaming about opening a pub.
But then someone said: “What if they ask us for the pizzo?”. In sicily this is the name of racket: pizzo.
It is the system the mafia uses to impose tax and bring territory under their control. The next day, Palermo woke up with walls, light poles and phone booths covered by these stickers:

It reads: “A WHOLE PEOPLE WHO PAYS THE PIZZO IS A PEOPLE WITHOUT DIGNITY”. Contrary to expectations, the city seemed to wake up and react. Around the boys who had pasted stickers during the first night a group of young people began to gather who shared the same idea. As long as somebody continues to pay the pizzo we will not be free. Because if my baker pays the pizzo, I am giving money to the mafia when I buy bread too, and so I submit myself to the mafia. In this way the Comittee Addiopizzo was born.

Since the first stickers we have gone a long way. Above all, we have found a new strategy to fight mafia: critical shopping against pizzo. The campaign “Against pizzo change your shopping habits” wants to create a group of consumers in Palermo and in the region, ready to support businesses who stand up against racket and, overcoming fear, denounce their extorters.

You too can show your support for our campaign, even if you don’t live in Italy, by filling in the form and leaving a message on our Guestbook.

Addiopizzo Travel - turismo etico a sostegno di chi ha detto no alla mafia

The Savage Heart of Palermo

press


27/03/2014
Italian Mafia has 'larger annual budget than European Union
Source: theweek.co.uk


17/03/2014
Fugitive mafia boss Domenico Rancadore wins extradition fight
Source: The Guardian


02/12/2013
The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (La Mafia Uccide Solo D'Estate): Turin Review
Source: hollywoodreporter.com


08/08/2013
Mafia boss on the run since 1994 arrested in London
Source: theguardian.com


25/07/2013
Insight: Missing red diary at heart of Italy's dark history
Source: reuters.com


23/01/2013
Beating the Mafia at their own game: After years of paying a ‘protection’ tax, Palermo businesses came together to fight back
Source: National Post


01/10/2011
In Sicily, defying the Mafia
Source: Smithsonian Magazine


23/01/2010
Enjoy a Mafia-free trip to Sicily
Source: Times on line


26/11/2009
The holiday that helps fight the Mafia
Source: BBC News


01/06/2009
Crime doesn't pay
Source: EasyJet Traveller


27/01/2009
Italy: Taking on the Mafia
Source: Frontline World - PBS


27/01/2009
Italy: Taking on the Mafia - Interview with Alexander Stille
Source: Frontline World - PBS


20/12/2008
10 things to know about the Sicilian mafia
Source: telegraph.co.uk


13/09/2008
Away from the Mob
Source: Saturday's Globe & Mail


01/09/2008
Mob Rule
Source: August Man


08/06/2008
His Palermo Restaurant Is Popular, but It's No Mob Scene
Source: Washington Post


17/05/2008
De-mob happy
Source: The Guardian


11/04/2008
Sicilians grow defiant of Mafia
Source: BBC News


09/04/2008
Anti-pizzo Campaigners Hail Drop In Racketeering
Source: www.italymag.co.uk


27/03/2008
Anti-Mafia Market to Tour Italy
Source: Spiegel online


18/03/2008
Pizzo guys nabbed as victims react
Source: www.italymag.co.uk


10/03/2008
First Mafia-free supermarket opens in Sicily
Source: www.nydailynews.com


10/03/2008
Mafia-free aisle opens for shoppers
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au)


09/03/2008
To the Mafia's horror, pizzo-free shop opens Palermo doors
Source: AFP


09/03/2008
Shopkeepers revolt against Sicilian Mafia
Source: www.guardian.co.uk


08/03/2008
Mafia-free supermarket defies mob extortion
Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


04/03/2008
Shoppers get chance to snub Mafia
Source: www.ANSA.it


26/02/2008
5 things you could do to kill the Mafia
Source: www.evenhappier.com


21/02/2008
AddioPizzo - end of protection money for the Mafia
Source: www.cafebabel.com


13/01/2008
Web, Crackdowns Weakening Mafia's Grip
Source: Associated Press


09/01/2008
Italy's battle to defeat the Mafia
Source: The Independent


05/11/2007
Italy arrests 'senior Mafia boss'
Source: BBC News


03/11/2007
Heroes in business suits stand up to fight back against Mafia
Source: The Times


23/10/2007
Italians saying no to paying mafia protection money
Source: TheTimes of India


23/10/2007
An offer the brave few can refuse
Source: The New Zealand Herald


22/10/2007
Italians say "basta" to Mafia's squeeze
Source: www.uk.reuters.com


22/10/2007
Some Italian businesses defy Mafia calls for payment
Source: International Herald Tribune


07/09/2007
Upcoming International Visitor grantee receives letter of invitation
Source: naples.usconsulate.gov


04/09/2007
Standing up to the mafia
Source: Herald Sun


03/09/2007
Sicilian businessmen fight Mafia
Source: BBC News


19/06/2006
Addiopizzo - A new hope rises...
Source: Succoacido


04/06/2006
In search of the real Godfather
Source: The Independent


05/05/2006
One Hundred Defiant Shopkeepers Say “We Don’t Pay Protection Money”
Source: Corriere della Sera - ENG


03/05/2006
Shopkeepers stand up to mafia
Source: The Guardian


02/05/2006
Mafia-free Shopping in Sicily Gains Support
Source: Travelshopper500.net


02/05/2006
Businesses in Sicily unite with ‘’mob-free’’ shopping
Source: Herald Tribune business


02/05/2006
Palermo Shops Team Up to Offer Consumers Mafia-Free Shopping
Source: Bloomberg.com


02/05/2006
Antiracket: Palermo -Thousands at ‘’Goodbye Bribe‘’
Source: AGI online


02/05/2006
Businesses in Sicily unite with 'mob-free' shopping
Source: International Herald Tribune


28/04/2006
We won't pay you protection money, traders tell Mafia
Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


28/04/2006
Sicilians defy protection racket
Source: BBC news

       
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