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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 4, 2011 Page3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnanuna Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 9 Friday, March 4, 2011 GUEST EDIT( PRIAL WHY IS CHE GUEVARA SUCH A HERO TO THE LEFT by Sal Giarratani Going back to the '60s and shortly after he was killed, the rebel for hire Che Guevara was some kind of hero and icon to the looney tune left. I remember a low- budget B-movie on him back in 1969 that turned him into some kind of folk hero. One can still buy shirts and Shorts sporting his likeness. None of those pa- rading his face around really know anything about him because these folks just think it is so chic to connect with Che. He's all over the place in the People's Republic of Cambridge. Carrying his likeness seems like a badge of honor. I wasn't surprised that TIME magazine named him one of the world's "Top 25" political icons. He came in ninth place on the list. As columnist Jennifer Braceras opined recently, "Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a wealthy Argentine doctor who shunned his bourgeois upbringing to become a Marxist revolutionary. To the left, he represents the intellectual-warrior-liberator. But George Washington he was not." When Fidel Castro "liberated" Cuba, Che was his second in command. He helped the communist revo- lution come into power and form ties to the Soviets. As a commander who oversaw executions, he used firing squads to eliminate all those dissidents whom were deemed threats to the new Cuba. It was reported that he personally enjoyed pulling the trigger him- self. When he wasn't killing folks, he was writing his book on terrorism. When Che left Castro, he traveled around the world leading other revolutionaries in both Africa and Latin America. In 1967, he came to the end of his bloody line when Bolivian forces caught up to him and he was executed for assisting guerrilla rebels against that country. With TIME magazine, he ended up somewhere be- tween Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler when he should have been between Hitler and Osama bin Laden. Che was a war criminal and a bloodthirsty murderer. Nothing more, nothing less. OGNI SIMILE AMA IL SUO SIMILE, DIO LI FA E POI LI ACCOPPIA. Birds of a feather, flock together. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters tothe Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that ietters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Post.Gazette columnists and -contributors its can be Charles T. ZUFFANTE Charles T. Zuffante of East Boston, passed away on February 28, 2011. The beloved husband of the late Anna (McGrane) 7uffante with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Loving father of Charles Zuffante "Charley Zuff" of East Boston and his late wife Christine (Duca) Zuffante, Susan Panzini of East Boston and her late husband John "Penny" Panzini and John "Jack" Zuffante and his wife Carole (Anzalone) of Winthrop. Cherished grandfather of Charles Zuffante III, Christopher Zuffante and his wife Jeralyn, Cheryl Breault and her husband Richard, Debra Wright and her husband Stephen, Anna Panzini-DiCenso and her husband Tony, Lori Owen and her husband Shawn and Lisa Zuffante and her husband Joseph and 17 loving great grandchildren. Beloved and Iongtime friend of Mrs. Elaine Marley and the Marley Family of Winthrop. Late US Army Veteran WWII, Member DAV Post 77, East Boston, and Sons of Italy. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors. Funeral was from Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church East Boston. May He Rest in Peace ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA, GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS GALILEO LEGACY FOUNDATION, INC. The Unification of ltaly and its Aftermath Worldwide celebrations will be held in 2011 for the 150 m Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. The first assembly of the Italian Parliament and the accession of the King took place in February-March 1861. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Order Sons of Italy in America joins the Galileo Legacy Founda- tion of Boston to promote an important se- ries of lectures on the history of Italy and the emigration of its people. The goal of these eminently qualified speakers is to illustrate the motivations and resulting actions that brought about the Unification of Italy through the historical process "Risorgimento" (resurgence). They will further explain fundamental aspects of the aftermath of the Unification involved in building the new nation and Italian emigra- tion to America. These lectures endorsed by the Consul General as part of the 150  Anniversary of the Unification of Italy will be a defining moment in that celebration. The series of lectures is directed to the Italian-American communities throughout the state as well as student communities and all who share a passion for Italian and Italian-American history. The lectures and a movie screening are scheduled between March and November 2011 at selected Massachusetts locations. Preliminary arrangements have been estab- lished with the Sons of Italy lodges of Burlington, Brockton, Belmont and Watertown as well as Suffolk University. Other venues may be accommodated. Please consult or info@galileolegacy The guest lecturers representing estab- lished academic communities Of Boston are Dr. Vincent Cannato (UMASS, Boston), Dr. Matteo Casini (Suffolk University), Hon. Michele Frattalone (Galileo Legacy Foundation)', Dr. Maria grazia Lolla (Harvard University). Dr. Matteo Casini, Suffolk University La Galileo Legacy Fondation di Boston, in collaborazione con l'Ordine Figli d'Italia, Gran Lodge del Massachusetts, per la realizzazione dell'Eclatante evento storico culturale 150mo dell'Unita d'Italia. In tutta l'Italia e nei vari Paesi nel Mondo, inclusi gli Stati Uniti d'America, nel corrente anno 2011, si celebra il 150mo Anniversario dell'Unit& d'Italia. Desidero fare notare che la Prima Assemblea del Parlamento Italiano alia presenza dell'allora Re Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia, Re del Regno di Sardegna, annuncib al mondo la Fondazione del Regno, assumendo il Titolo del primo Re del Regno d'Italia e dello Stato Unitario. L'evento storico fu annunciato il 17 matzo del 1861. L'On. Michele Frattallone, presidente della Galileo Legacy Foundation in collaborazione con il Dr. Suffolk di Boston, su proposta del presidente delia Galileo Legacy Foundation ed altri professori che condivisero la proposta di un Ciclo di Conferenze con lo scopo di poter onorare meglio l'eclatante evento storico, si accordarono per la promozione e l'organiz- zazione di tale conferenze. Quindi, si delineb come organizzare e quali sarebbero stati gli attori per avviare il discorso del ciclo di conferenze mirate alla Celebrazione del 150mo dell'Uniti d'Italia. Ci furono dei contatti con alcuni collaboratori incluso il Sig. James DiStefano, presidente delia Gran Lodge dell'Ordine Flgli dItalia, operative hello Stato del Massachusetts, e regolari contatti con il Dott. Giuseppe Pastorelli, che condivise la nostra iniziativa anche nella prospettiva di coinvolgere maggiore interesse nella com- unita italo-americana e da quel momento si intensificb un'altra serie di contatti fino a giungere i vertici della citata Grand Lodge dell'Ordine Figli d'Italia, che si uni alla Galileo, come collaborare per la realizzazione dell'Evento Storico Culturale. Esaurita la fase preparatoria e la stesura del programma legato a quel particolare periodo storico e la promozione della Storia d'Italia, comunque in occasione di questa nobile iniziativa nell'onorare il 150mo dell'Unit d'Italia, vi 6 stato incluso anche un importante tema legato all'emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti. I stato raggiunto l'obiettivo come formare un piccolo nucleo di illustri e qualificati conferenzieri, che, da subito, si sono attivati per illustrare e descrivere l'eclatante evento dell'unit d'Italia, frutto di un lungo processo storico denominato "Risorgimento" (con- cettualmente equivalente a fare risorgere un popolo per costituire una nazione). L'organizzazione di dette conferenze si avvale di documentari e saranno program- mate a partire dal mese di marzo e concludersi nel mese di novembre del 2011. Sono state selezionate diverse Lodge delI'OSIAMA operative nella varie localit& dello Stato del Massachusetts e sono: Burlington, Belmont, Brockton, Belmont and Watertown e l'Universit& Suffolk di Boston. Se desiderate sapere piO informazioni contattate t siti: info@galileolegacy oppure I Conferenzieri sono accademici delle comunit di Boston. Detto Ciclo di Conferenze ha ottenuto il patrocinio del Dott. Giuseppe Pastorelli, Console Generale di Boston di cui fa riferimento il 150mo Anniversario dell'UnitA d'Italia, owiamente anche il patrocinio del Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (COM.IT.ES.) Circoscrizione consolare di Boston. Boston, 25 febbraio 2011 On. Michele Frattallone, presidente della Galileo Legacy Foundation, Inc. e Consigliere del COM.IT.ES., presidente della Commis-